• NEW ARTIST!! MIKE SCHULER

    As of the start of 2018, the Des Moines Tattoo Collective welcomes new artist Mike Schuler. Clean tattoos, rad dude. Please check him out!
    booking@mikeyschuler.com for appointments.

  • NEW STUDIO NAME

    NEW STUDIO NAME

    As a tattoo studio owner, I consider my primary goal to facilitate an eclectic, clean, inviting space for myself and other artists to each run their own businesses. Unlike more conventional shops, we don't have a receptionist, or shop phone number, or regular posted hours. The autonomy of it is what I love! However, we've been needing a unifying name for the space for some time now, which is what I'm excited to announce. Carrie Black, Abby Enhörning, Sydni Geyer (+1 final artist in 2018) are all a part of what is to be the DES MOINES TATTOO COLLECTIVE. Starting down at the Market Building over four years ago on my own, to where the studio space is now has been a continual evolution of physical space, direction, intention. Thank you clients for your support! Literally, could accomplish none of this without you.

  • NEW ARTIST!!

    Im excited and grateful to announce that at the start of the new year, the beautiful and talented tattoo artist Abby Woodford will be moving to Des Moines, and tattooing with me at my studio.
    Please take a minute to check her out!!
    www.facebook.com/rabbitabby

  • OPEN HOUSE, BUILDING-WIDE SALE, LIVE MUSIC

    Uglytree Furniture
    hosts a building-wide
    OPEN HOUSE
    at the Market Building

    Custom furniture and mirrors
    salvaged building materials
    antique/industrial home decor
    vintage artwork
    Native American artifacts
    and so much more…
    118 SE 4th St.
    in the big, brick warehouse next to The Garden

    Saturday June 28th
    10 am - 9 pm

    Live Music Performance by
    The Hight Crest & Jim Enos
    starting at 7 pm

  • UPCOMING EVENT...

    An open house for Uglytree and the Market Building, featuring music from the local folk n' roll musical duo The High Crest.
    Light food and drinks, open to the public~

    November 8th
    Friday
    6-9 pm

    More tantalizing details to come!

  • NEW COLOR

    Latest shirts- grey mens' and light blue womens' fit

  • NEW TSHIRTS!

    Finally, a Carrie Black Tattoo logo. Thank you Elvis.
    American Apparel tri-blend T shirts available for $15 at the shop
    Heathered black and neon red, picture looks more orange.
    118 SE 4th St.
    Des Moines

  • INTL PAPER TOY AND DECK ART EXHIBITION

    Friday June 7 from 7-10 pm
    Polk County Heritage Gallery, downtown
    111 Court Avenue, DSM IA

    The show remains up through June 14
    To see more, check out www.facebook.com/shoveitexhibition

  • ANNUAL SPRING SALE

    Saturday May 18th from 8-8
    Sunday May 19th from 11-5

    Spring Antique and Architectural Salvage Sale
    -salvage from three churches, stained glass
    -custom, modified furniture from Uglytree
    several vendors, much more!!

    A great opportunity to come see the Market Building, and find some one-of-a-kinds.
    See you there!

  • REMODEL COMPLETE!

    There are finishing touches to complete, but the new space is beautiful!
    Jason Donnelly, a photographer from Meredith in Des Moines, will be here tomorrow to photograph the shop and it's curiosities, so photos of the space are to come. A more homey and spacious tattoo area, and more of Steven's custom furniture is available!
    If you have been to the shop before, please stop back soon :) and if you haven't been in yet, I look forward to meeting you!

  • HAPPY HOLIDAYS...! WE'RE EXPANDING

    Our store is undergoing another round of remodeling... and before the holidays are through, Carrie Black Tattoo and Uglytree will expand three times in size! We'll be open throughout the process, please excuse the mess :) Gift certificates available for tattoo/retail, and Happy Holidays!!

  • GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE!

  • HALLOWEEN TATTOOS!

    I have a sketch book sheet of Halloween ideas. $50 each until the 31st!
    Look in my "On Paper" folder for ideas.

  • GRAND OPENING!

    Sunday, October 28th
    6-9 pm
    Carrie Black: Tattoo artist
    Uglytree: Furniture design and curiosities
    Please join us at our new studio!
    Tattoo coupons & Refreshments for everyone
    handmade/vintage clothing
    artwork, bones, primitive tools
    industrial decor, natural wonders and
    anthropomorphic beauties for sale
    118 SE 4th St
    Next to The Garden

    Please tell your friends!

  • H2OCEAN TATTOO AFTERCARE AVAILABLE HERE!

    Ocean Foam™ Tattoo Moisturizing Foam

    Ocean Foam is a unique, all natural patented formula that is the first of its kind in the tattoo community. This skin barrier foam is designed to moisturize a new tattoo and also lock in the ink. The foam infuses your skin with vitamins and minerals. It also creates a protective barrier for your tattoo, acting like an invisible bandage. This creates the optimal healing environment for a new tattoo.

    • Hypoallergenic
    • Skin Barrier
    •Antibacterial • Fragrance Free
    • Anti-Inflammatory
    • Water Based (Petroleum Free)

    Ingredients
    Purified Water, Propellant, Dimethicone, Glycerin, Stearic Acid, Coconut Acid, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetyl Alcohol, Polyvinylpyrrolidone, Triethanolamine, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ceteareth-20, Allantoin, Sea Kelp, Methyl Paraben, Sea Salt, Lysozyme, Propyl Paraben.