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Iowa City Tattoo Parlor

Velvet Lotus Tattoo is an Iowa City tattoo parlor that offers quality, professional tattoos in a clean, sterile, yet comfortable, and friendly environment. We can meet all your tattooing needs from outstanding colors to smooth black and gray as well as successful cover up tattoos. Owned and operated by Michelle Balhan, a professional tattoo artist since 1996, Velvet Lotus Tattoo brings experience and expertise to Iowa City. The aim is to guide you in the tattooing process, educating the client on what will work for a long lasting, quality tattoo of a lifetime. Here your ideas will be treated with care and concern whether your tattoo is to be a meaningful one or one just for fun! You can bring in a design, collaborate with the artist on your design or choose from a selection of designs to gain the perfect tattoo for you. The choice is yours and at Velvet Lotus Tattoo, we choose YOU!

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Velvet Lotus Apparel

Check out our new high-quality apparal! 

Zip-up Hoodies: $40

Ladie's V-Neck: $15

Unisex Tees:   $15

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