Best Tattoo Shops in Des Moines

Expert recommended Top 3 Tattoo Shops in Des Moines, Iowa. All of our tattoo shops face a rigorous 50-Point Inspection, which includes customer reviews, history, complaints, ratings, satisfaction, trust, cost and general excellence. You deserve only the best!


3023 Southwest 9th, Des Moines, IA 50320 Directions

Since 2000

Realism, Cover-Up, Blacksteel, Blackwork, Lettering, Colorwork, New School, Fine Line Detail, American Traditional, Fantasy, Neo-Traditional, Shading, Pointillism, Tribal, Japanese, Black & Grey Tattoos

Lucky Gal Tattoo and Piercing is owned by Chris Pruisner. It has ten exceptional artists, two full-time piercers, and three locations to assist you out with all custom hand-drawn tattoos. The studio offers a relaxed and fun environment with great music. Brock Michal specializes in many styles of tattooing includes realism, fantasy, fine line detail, colorwork, black and gray, and pointillism. Rick is expertise in fine-line detail such as Celtic knotwork and mandalas. Corey Kruger focuses on cartoons and new schools. Lucky Gal Tattoo and Piercing gives a free consultation to its customers and also welcomes walk-ins.

Price: Starts from $35 (for piercing)

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Mon - Wed, Fri & Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm Thu 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sun Closed

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2305 Easton Boulevard, Des Moines, IA 50317 Directions

Since 2014

Mandala, Floral, Traditional, Religious, Fantasy, Blacksteel, Black and Grey, Cartoon, Feathers, Cover-ups, Jokers, Colorwork, Sleeve, Memorial, Horror, Skull, Nature, Lettering, Script & Sugarskull Tattoos

Twisted Ink is a locally owned and operated tattoo studio on the Eastside of Des Moines IA. Jason Palmer has over twenty years of experience in this tattooing industry. He holds the ability to bring life to your tattoo designs and create an image you'll love for. The shop is expertise in cover-ups, which lets you alter the old image that no longer fits your lifestyle or personality. Twisted Ink offers a wide range of different design tattoos. The shop provides a friendly, expert, and excellent quality work at an affordable price. Twisted Ink gives complimentary consultations.

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Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sun & Mon Closed

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843 42nd Sreet, Des Moines, IA 50312 Directions

Since 2009

Portrait, Color, Mom, Floral, Japanese, Horror, Blackwork, Half and Full Sleeve, Animal, Cover-Ups, Traditional, Tribal, Black and Grey, Natural, Butterfly, Custom Ink, Fish & Skull Tattoos

Sacred Diamond Tattoo is a full-service tattoo studio situated in the heart of the Roosevelt cultural district in Des Moines, Iowa. They are a fully loaded crew of custom artists that can draw up any design or style that walks in the door. Mike Diamond loves to work in Traditional Japanese and American. Nate Esteras specializes in any tattoo styles. Seth Walker focuses on bold and heavy traditional style pieces. Sacred Diamond Tattoo offers a comfortable, welcoming, and clean atmosphere to give you a unique tattooing experience. SDT affords free consultations to its clients.

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Tue - Sat 12:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sun & Mon Closed

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