Tattoos by Kelsey 

About the artist

Kelsey Washburne is an artist originally from southeast Iowa. She started out tattooing in Keokuk, Iowa under Brent Starr in 2016 and recently moved to Iowa city in 2019. She currently works at Velvet Lotus Tattoo. She enjoys tattooing black and gray, American traditional and anything pop culture or spooky! In her free time she loves going to festivals with friends, painting skateboards and hanging out with her three cats and fiancé. To get in touch with her, check out how to schedule an appointment below!


April 1st-7th will be the next booking period. To get on the schedule, send an email during the booking window with all of the following info:


  1. Name and number
  2. Tattoo idea/design
  3. Placement/size
  4. Color or black and gray
  5. Any reference photos if necessary    

    A non refundable $80 deposit is required to confirm the appointment and if you need to reschedule, 48 hours notice is required in order to transfer the deposit to a new date. If you have any questions regarding booking, feel free to give the shop a call at 319-333-1159 or check out for more info. 

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