Velvet Lotus Tattoo

Velvet Lotus Tattoo

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Since you have had to close down, can we start paying towards a tattoo for when you reopen? Like layaway 🙃
I'm so stoked to get my 19th tattoo on the 14th for my 40th bday EST.1980
Welcome 2019. I will be calling soon to get, “I love you.” done in my mother’s hand on my wrist.
Look who did a guest spot at Skin Kitchen and added a Tattoo of the week to our Studio Update -
Thanks Michelle! I love it and your shop is awesome! Def worth the drive from Des Moines!
@chelle515 love the work you did! Turned out better than I had ever thought! Thank you!
What's on your list ?
Thank you Michelle!!!! You never cease to amaze me!! ❤️
Michelle,

Huge huge huge thank you for doing my mastectomy tattoo!!! My scars are almost completely covered and now when I wear tank tops or a swimsuit you see ink and not ugly scars!! My tattoos are PHENOMENAL and I can't thank you enough for the amazing work you have done once again!!! 💖💖
Another awesome tat from Blue today!!! My "fatherhood" tattoo for my 3 monsters. Velvet Lotus Rules!!!

Artist Michelle Balhan and Kelsey Washburne are available for all your tattooing needs. Michelle Balhan describes herself as “a versatile tattooist with a passion for exploring all styles of my craft”.

Born in Chicago suburbs with a touch of the “crazies”, Michelle become involved in the tattoo industry during the year of 1993 and began tattooing in 1996. A pleaser by nature, her love of tattooing allows her to make the customer happy working on a design they present to her or by creating something based upon the customers ideas and inspirations. Inspired by a communal rhythm that moves through

Operating as usual

Photos from Velvet Lotus Tattoo's post 12/06/2021

Posted @withregram • @chelle_og_tattoos A slew of tattoos! I’m living the dream. 💌🫀🌻💐. Thanks for looking! 💜✌🏼🌈

Photos from Velvet Lotus Tattoo's post 12/05/2021

Posted @withregram • @inkbyaries Got to do these super dope tats on some super dope people today! @stevie_donaldson and her mans Justin! It’s always a pleasure working with you guys!!
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Photos from Velvet Lotus Tattoo's post 12/04/2021

Beautiful apple tree piece by @chelle_og_tattoos. Heidi came in for her last color session a couple weeks ago. Love that each leaf looks like a brush stroke.
#appletree #colorfultattoo #dancingwoman #earthy #mothernature #appletreetattoo #michellebalhantattoos #velvetlotustattoo #midwesttattoo #storybooktattoo #brushstrokes #apples #armtattoo #halfsleeve #iowatattoo #midwesttattooer #iowatattooartist #inked #tattoo #tattoosofiowacity #iowatattooshop #midwesttattooshop

12/03/2021

Posted @withregram • @kelseywashburnetattoos BOOKS ARE OPEN!!!

From now until the 7th I’ll be taking requests for new appointments through email only! Be sure to include all your info like size, placement, color or b/g and any reference photos if necessary and a call back number. A deposit is also required to set up the appointment and can be done through Venmo, PayPal or cash.

I would reallyyyy like to do more color this time around so I’m posting some all color flash! These will be top priority along with any other designs I’ve got available. As usual, be patient with my response. I tend to take a few weeks to get through everything. I’m excited to see what the new year has in store! 🖤

[email protected]
#booksopen #flashavailable #colortattoo #hands #traditionaltattoo #iowatattoo #iowacity #iowaartist

Posted @withregram • @kelseywashburnetattoos BOOKS ARE OPEN!!!

From now until the 7th I’ll be taking requests for new appointments through email only! Be sure to include all your info like size, placement, color or b/g and any reference photos if necessary and a call back number. A deposit is also required to set up the appointment and can be done through Venmo, PayPal or cash.

I would reallyyyy like to do more color this time around so I’m posting some all color flash! These will be top priority along with any other designs I’ve got available. As usual, be patient with my response. I tend to take a few weeks to get through everything. I’m excited to see what the new year has in store! 🖤

[email protected]
#booksopen #flashavailable #colortattoo #hands #traditionaltattoo #iowatattoo #iowacity #iowaartist

12/02/2021

Posted @withregram • @inkbyaries Yes. ANOTHER flash sheet! Lol I’ve been inspired by my seasonal depression to create these dope coffin designs

Posted @withregram • @inkbyaries Yes. ANOTHER flash sheet! Lol I’ve been inspired by my seasonal depression to create these dope coffin designs

Photos from Velvet Lotus Tattoo's post 12/01/2021

Cherry blossoms for @chelle_og_tattoos client Jenna.
#cherryblossom #cherryblossomtattoo #armtattoo #floraltattoo #tattoo #velvetlotustattoo #michellebalhantattoos #iowatattoo #midwesttattoo #colorfultattoo #inked #ink #tat2 #tattoolove #midwesttattooer #iowatattooartist #tattoosofiowacity #iowatattooshop #flowers #flowertattoo

Photos from Velvet Lotus Tattoo's post 11/30/2021

Posted @withregram • @kelseywashburnetattoos A couple of coffins I did recently! These were a lot of fun :) #coffintattoos #blackandgraytattoo #traditionaltattoo #boldtattoo #iowatattoo

11/30/2021

Posted @withregram • @inkbyaries This little surprise walk in I got to do last minute turned out super cute! Definitely worth taking! I can’t wait to take on some more!
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Posted @withregram • @inkbyaries This little surprise walk in I got to do last minute turned out super cute! Definitely worth taking! I can’t wait to take on some more!
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#velvetlotustattoo #tattoo #tattooideas #tattoodesign #tattooartist #tattooflash #tattooinspiration #tattooworkers #axysrotary #axysvalhalla #walkintattoo #dynamicink #electrumstencilproducts #ditchtattoo #suntattoo #stippling #dopetattoos #inkofinstagram #inkoftheday #art #artistsoninstagram #artofinstagram #simpletattoo

11/29/2021

Sweet little fairies on Jackie’s arm. Work by @chelle_og_tattoos 🧚‍♀️
#fairy #fairies #fairytattoo #armtattoo #blackandgreytattoo #blackink #ink #tattoo #michellebalhantattoos #velvetlotustattoo #iowatattoo #iowatattooartist #inked #tat2 #tat #littlefairy #midwesttattoo #midwesttattooer #midwesttattooartist #iowatattooart

Sweet little fairies on Jackie’s arm. Work by @chelle_og_tattoos 🧚‍♀️
#fairy #fairies #fairytattoo #armtattoo #blackandgreytattoo #blackink #ink #tattoo #michellebalhantattoos #velvetlotustattoo #iowatattoo #iowatattooartist #inked #tat2 #tat #littlefairy #midwesttattoo #midwesttattooer #midwesttattooartist #iowatattooart

Photos from Velvet Lotus Tattoo's post 11/25/2021

Sweet little bunny for @chelle_og_tattoos client Whitney.
#bunny #bunnytattoo #lopear #blackink #blackandgreytattoo #inked #bunbun #rabbit #rabbittattoo #flowers #armtattoo #michellebalhantattoos #velvetlotustattoo #iowatattooartist #iowatattoo #midwesttattoo #midwesttattooer #iowaartist #inklove #tattoo #tattoosofiowacity

Photos from Velvet Lotus Tattoo's post 11/24/2021

Happy shop anniversary to @velvetlotustattoo ‘s front line woman, Kayla Way . I appreciate all you do to keep us in ship shop shape 😂. You’re always there to keep us in stock and share smiles. You’re stories and laughter make clients feel welcome and comfy. You truly are colorful light 💡 , contagious laughter 😹 and luxurious comfort. Definitely the cats meow! 🤓😻💜🌈✌🏼🌻☀️

Photos from Velvet Lotus Tattoo's post 11/23/2021

Posted @withregram • @kelseywashburnetattoos Baba Yaga hut we just finished up the other day! #babayaga #babayagatattoo #blackandgreytattoo #blackwork #witchyvibes #iowacity #iowaartist

11/21/2021

Posted @withregram • @inkbyaries A few quick and easy moon designs 🌜 for inquiries email me at [email protected] or at [email protected] 🌝🌝
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Posted @withregram • @inkbyaries A few quick and easy moon designs 🌜 for inquiries email me at [email protected] or at [email protected] 🌝🌝
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#velvetlotustattoo #tattoo #tattooideas #tattooartist #tattoodesign #tattooflash #tattooart #quickart #flashtattoo #iowacityiowa #artistsoninstagram #artofinstagram #artoftheday #available #availablenow #moontattoo #moondesign

Photos from Velvet Lotus Tattoo's post 11/20/2021

Madeline and her brother Korwin came in to see @chelle_og_tattoos to get matching tattoos of their mothers artwork, giving Michelle liberty with shading. Such a beautiful tribute to honor their mother. Carrying her artwork on them forever 🥺
#formom #momsartwork #beautiful #legtattoos #matchingtattoos #brothersistertattoo #tattoo #michellebalhantattoos #blackandgreytattoo #sunandmoon #suntattoo #moontattoo #sunandmoontattoo #artwork #iowatattooartist #velvetlotustattoo #midwesttattoo #iowaartist #tattoosofiowacity

11/19/2021

‘Plant a new Truffula. Treat it with care. Give it clean water. And feed it fresh air.’ -The Once-ler
Work by @chelle_og_tattoos
#truffula #truffulatrees #truffulatreetattoo #thelorax #theonceler #theloraxtattoo #ladytattoo #ispeakforthetrees #drseusstattoo #drseuss #ladyhead #armtattoo #colorfultattoos #michellebalhantattoos #velvetlotustattoo #iowatattoo #midwesttattoo #iowatattooartist #midwesttattoos #iowaartist #tattoosofiowacity #ink #tattoo #tattoolove #inked #inklove

‘Plant a new Truffula. Treat it with care. Give it clean water. And feed it fresh air.’ -The Once-ler
Work by @chelle_og_tattoos
#truffula #truffulatrees #truffulatreetattoo #thelorax #theonceler #theloraxtattoo #ladytattoo #ispeakforthetrees #drseusstattoo #drseuss #ladyhead #armtattoo #colorfultattoos #michellebalhantattoos #velvetlotustattoo #iowatattoo #midwesttattoo #iowatattooartist #midwesttattoos #iowaartist #tattoosofiowacity #ink #tattoo #tattoolove #inked #inklove

11/18/2021

Posted @withregram • @kelseywashburnetattoos Almost all done with the waves on this sleeve! One more little gap filler and then color on the koi next!

Photos from Velvet Lotus Tattoo's post 11/18/2021

Posted @withregram • @inkbyaries I got the awesome opportunity to do this port scar tattoo for This Dad for his strong Son! Thank you so much Nate for trusting me with this!
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Photos from Velvet Lotus Tattoo's post 11/16/2021

Posted @withregram • @kelseywashburnetattoos GUEST SPOT ANNOUNCEMENT! I’ll be at @sjhc13 this week from the 18th-20th! If I’ve got any Tulsa friends who want to be tattooed, now is the time to shoot me a message! Let’s do something fun!
This is a piece I started on @inkbyaries ! I can’t wait to add the shading :) #guestspot #tulsatattoo #spadedandjadedtattoo #velvetlotustattoo #lilith #wip #travelingartist #artistforhire

Photos from Velvet Lotus Tattoo's post 11/14/2021

Mammoth skull for @chelle_og_tattoos client, Travis. Swipe to see the healed Venus Willendorf she tattooed on him back in July.
#skull #mammothskull #skulltattoo #freshink #healedtattoo #venuswillendorf #venuswillendorftattoo #mammothskulltattoo #legtattoo #tattoo #michellebalhantattoos #velvetlotustattoo #inked #tat2 #inked #iowatattoo #midwesttattoo #tattooofiowacity #iowatattooartist #midwesttattooartist #iowacity #iowacitytattooartist

11/14/2021

Posted @withregram • @inkbyaries Finally someone got one of my cute lil fungis!! I’m sooo happy with how it turned out! @sydneybo24 thank you for getting it! :)
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#velvetlotustattoo #tattoo #tattooideas #tattoodesign #tattooartist #tattooart #tattooflash #axysrotary #axys #axysvalhalla #mushie #mushiebaby #mushietattoo #mushrooms #mushroomart #mushroomtattoo #newtattoo #electrum #electrumstencilproducts #inkbyaries

Posted @withregram • @inkbyaries Finally someone got one of my cute lil fungis!! I’m sooo happy with how it turned out! @sydneybo24 thank you for getting it! :)
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Photos from Velvet Lotus Tattoo's post 11/12/2021

Baby’s breath, boysenberries and yellow roses for @chelle_og_tattoos client, Bailey. Dedicated to her grandmother with things that she loved.
#roses #boysenberries #babysbreath #floraltattoo #flowers #forgrandma #flowertattoo #yellowroses #legtattoo #michellebalhantattoos #velvetlotustattoo #tattoolove #rosetattoo #berrytattoo #babysbreathtattoo #iowatattoo #iowatattooartist #midwesttattoo #midwesttattooartist #iowatattooart #inked #tattoo #inklove #lovetattoo #tattoosofiowa #tattoosofiowacity

11/10/2021

Apprentice @inkbyaries has some time this week and would love to get some practice on her color work with one of her original designs 😍 email [email protected] or [email protected] with inquiries. **knife and drippy eyeball claimed**
#apprentice #appenticetattoo #inkbyaries #flashtattoo #colorwork #inklove #velvetlotustattoo

Apprentice @inkbyaries has some time this week and would love to get some practice on her color work with one of her original designs 😍 email [email protected] or [email protected] with inquiries. **knife and drippy eyeball claimed**
#apprentice #appenticetattoo #inkbyaries #flashtattoo #colorwork #inklove #velvetlotustattoo

Photos from Velvet Lotus Tattoo's post 11/10/2021

@chelle_og_tattoos added some more flowers, a little bee and some wispy barbed wire to client Cindy’s existing camera and flowers, previously tattooed by Michelle.
#flower #flowers #floraltattoo #barbedwiretattoo #bumblebee #bee #beetattoo #addingon #legtattoo #flowertattoo #iowatattoo #tattoosofiowacity #michellebalhantattoos #velvetlotustattoo #inked #tattoo #tat2 #tattoolove #inklove #tattooart #iowatattooart #midwestartist #midwesttattoo #bumblebeetattoo

11/09/2021

Posted @withregram • @kelseywashburnetattoos I got to do this super fun Guillotine for Dalia! Always a great time tattooing you. Thanks for all the trust! 🖤 #guillotine #blackandgreytattoo #iowacity #traditionaltattoo

Posted @withregram • @kelseywashburnetattoos I got to do this super fun Guillotine for Dalia! Always a great time tattooing you. Thanks for all the trust! 🖤 #guillotine #blackandgreytattoo #iowacity #traditionaltattoo

Photos from Velvet Lotus Tattoo's post 11/07/2021

@chelle_og_tattoos added some color to the rest of the flowers on @mckenziejones07’s heart and flower half sleeve. They’ll add some baby’s breath filler next session 🌸 Kenzie’s kids are her world. Each of the flowers surrounding the heart represent her kiddos 😍😍
#momtattoo #forthekids #heart #momlife #halfsleeve #birthflowers #anatomicalheart #anatomicalhearttattoo #flowertattoo #birthflowertattoo #floral #floraltattoo #colorfultattoo #michellebalhantattoos #velvetlotustattoo #heartonhersleeve #ink #tattoo #inklove #tattoosofiowacity #inked #tat2 #midwesttattoo #iowatattoo #iowatattooartist #iowacity #midwestartist

11/07/2021

🍄Check out this #fungiflash by @inkbyaries. If you want to claim one of these, email [email protected] or [email protected] for inquiries 🍄
#flashtattoo #fungiflashtattoo #mushrooms #velvetlotustattoo #inkbyaries

🍄Check out this #fungiflash by @inkbyaries. If you want to claim one of these, email [email protected] or [email protected] for inquiries 🍄
#flashtattoo #fungiflashtattoo #mushrooms #velvetlotustattoo #inkbyaries

11/07/2021

Posted @withregram • @inkbyaries Super happy with this shell and pear I got to design and tattoo on @claudiaa.miller

Posted @withregram • @inkbyaries Super happy with this shell and pear I got to design and tattoo on @claudiaa.miller

Photos from Velvet Lotus Tattoo's post 11/06/2021

Posted @withregram • @kelseywashburnetattoos I got to add to this Coqui Taino we did almost a year ago! We did the Sol Taino with more hibiscus flowers. The last picture is the Coqui Taino when it was still freshly by itself! #coquitaino #soltaino #blackandgreytattoo #iowacity #thightattoo

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