Tattoos by Kelsey 

About the artist

Kelsey Louis is an artist originally from southeast Iowa. She started out tattooing in Keokuk, Iowa under Brent Starr in 2016 and moved to Iowa city in 2019. She currently works at Swanky Bits Tattoo. She enjoys tattooing black and gray, American traditional and anything pop culture or spooky! She also loves traveling, going to tattoo conventions and guest spotting as much as possible. In her free time she loves going to festivals with friends, painting skateboards and hanging out with her three cats and husband. To get in touch with her, check out how to schedule an appointment below!

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Books are open!


I have a complete list of questions below for all the info you’ll need when sending in your idea. I do all consults through phone so don’t forget to leave your number and a good time to call. As usual please allow 1-2 weeks for a response. Thanks for your interest!



General idea for the tattoo:

Area you would like tattooed:


Approximate size:


Color or black and gray:

Phone number:

Best time to contact you:


Reference photos for size, placement and/or idea [Optional]:



Tattoos I love to do!


Lady faces

American Traditional

Large scale projects

Spooky stuff

Pop culture 

Bugs and critters




Extra info:


My rate is $150 an hour and although cash is preferred I also accept credit card payments through square. A non refundable $80 deposit (due at the end of the consult) is required to confirm the appointment. If there are multiple sessions, the deposit will come out of the total cost of the tattoo on the last session. If you need to reschedule the appointment, 48 hours notice is required in order to keep the deposit. Otherwise the deposit will be forfeited and a new deposit will be required for a new appointment. Designs can be sent the day before if requested. If you have any other questions feel free to shoot me a message on instagram or email  



Thank you! 















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