From Sketch to Skin

June 23rd, 2014 by Kevin -


Sketch to skin might lead you to believe there will be a sketch of this tattoo, but it’s actually not the case. This tattoo was sketched out by Joshua Bowers and placed on a flash sheet. Joshua recently just tattooed the piece, thus the title.

Tattoo by Joshua Bowers

Tattoo by Joshua Bowers at Iron Heart Tattoo in Des Moines, IA

One-Eye, Two-Eyes, and Three-Eyes

October 16th, 2013 by Kevin -


I bet you didn’t know all these three-eyed goats are actually about a German fairy tale.

Tattoo by Nathan Evans

Tattoo by Nathan Evans at Sacred Diamond Tattoo in Des Moines, IA

Send us your cat tattoos, right meow

September 27th, 2013 by Kevin -


We’re still accepting all of your cat tattoos for a special project we’re working on. Interested? Send us a quality picture to

Suicide kitty tattoo by Nathan Evans

Tattoo by Nathan Evans at Sacred Diamond Tattoo in Des Moines, IA

Under the influence

September 26th, 2012 by Kevin -


With the amount of pieces we receive, it’s virtually impossible for Julene or I to know what every tattoo is based off of. Sometimes I try, and often fail, and other times I don’t even know where to start.

This is the interactive part. If you know anything about this piece below, please leave it in the comments. I’m interested in learning something new today.

Tattoo by Nathan Evans at Sacred Diamond Tattoo in Des Moines, IA

Tattoo of the Day from Chicago

April 17th, 2012 by Kevin -


Here’s another one from the Chicago Tattoo Arts Convention. Congratulations to Joshua Bowers for taking home Tattoo of the Day with this piece below.

Tattoo by Joshua Bowers at Iron Heart Tattoo in Des Moines, IA

Gorgeous as always

January 14th, 2011 by Julene Huffman -


With every new piece I see from Joshua, the strange desire to venture to Iowa grows a little bit stronger…

Tattoo by: Joshua Bowers in Des Moines, IA

That girl’s a peach!

November 2nd, 2010 by Julene Huffman -


According to a recent post on Joshua Bowers’ website, now is an ideal time to be getting tattooed. With the shift in seasons you’re infinitely less likely to be exposing a healing tattoo to direct sunlight–and more importantly, the wait time is less than it would be during the warmer months.

Like any of us really needed another reason to book an appointment, right? If you feel like taking advantage but aren’t in Iowa, Joshua will be at the St. Louis Old School Convention November 12-14th. I suggest you shoot him an email e

Tattoo by: Joshua Bowers at Iron Heart Tattoo in Des Moines, IA