Skin Kitchen Tattoo 515-255-4430


What is the difference between an ultrasonic and an autoclave?

Submitted by DaVo on Fri, 12/29/2017 - 21:36

The ultrasonic is a piece of equipment that use vibration and a soap/water mixture to break up the ink particles on the tube. This is NOT sterilizing equipment. After the equipment is cleaned and disinfected it is then ready to be put in the autoclave. The autoclave uses heat, steam, and pressure to kill any and all bacteria. The instruments are in the autoclave at 270+ degrees and 27psi (pounds per square inch) for 15 minutes. The state of Iowa requires 250 degrees at 15psi for 15 minutes.

What types of tattoos do you do?

Submitted by DaVo on Fri, 12/29/2017 - 21:38

We do everything from flowers to portraits and everything in between. We do custom drawings as well. As long as ou can give the artists a good enough of an idea of what you want they can draw it for you. The only exception to this is if your idea will not lend itself well to being tattooed. They will aid you in getting what you want.

Do you do touch-ups?

Submitted by DaVo on Fri, 12/29/2017 - 21:45

Yes, we stand behind our work and will do touch-ups free of charge unless there was improper aftercare or damage caused by the actions of the wearer of the tattoo. This does not include touch-ups of tattoos on Hands, Fingers, inside of the mouth, or some foot tattoos where touch up will be the same cost based on the rate of $150.00 an hour or a minimum of $80.00.

What are your hours?

Submitted by DaVo on Fri, 12/29/2017 - 21:46

Skin Kitchen Tattoo Studio's hours are:

  • Sunday 1 pm - 8 pm
  • Monday 1 pm -8 pm
  • Tuesday Closed
  • Wednesday Closed
  • Thursday 1 pm - 8 pm
  • Friday 1 pm - 9 pm
  • Saturday 1 pm - 9 pm

The Axiom Body Piercing Studio (Piercing Hours) are:

  • Sunday - 2 pm - 8 pm
  • Monday - 2 pm - 8 pm
  • Tuesday - Closed
  • Wednesday  - Closed
  • Thursday  - 2 pm - 8 pm
  • Friday  - 2 pm - 8 pm
  • Saturday  - 2 pm - 8 pm

Do you do Walk-ins?

Submitted by DaVo on Fri, 12/29/2017 - 21:52


No, we do not offer tattoos by walk-ins, Since all of the tattoos we do are custom designs, we do all of our tattoos by appointment. To start the process to set up an appointment go to our Appointment Request Page.

On rare occasions, we do have a last-minute cancelation and can maybe able to get you in. To find out if we have any available appointments give us a call at  515-255-4430.