Anchors Away Ink

Anchors Away Ink


Des Moines , Iowa



I'm Aaron "Lurch" Alter, I have been tattooing for 16 years now. I like to do traditional Americana , American Japanese and custom art. I can work from any reference you bring in to custom design work created specifically for you. I am open 7 days a week until 6 p.m. I can book later appointments after my evening dinner break if later works for you. Rain or shine I live a short walk from my shop. We are located at 2005 SE 6th St , Des Moines Iowa. Next to the City, Iowa, and possibly worl famous B&B Grocery and Deli. We recently moved to our new location 4 months ago. We love the new neighborhood. I am state regulated and licesend. We use all new disposable equipment. I use vegan friendly bright and bold pigments. Clean and friendly shop environment. If you're wanting some custom work' swing on in and lets get you in where you fit in. -Aaron


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    Old School (Traditional)Black & GrayBlackworkJapanese (Irezumi)Neo-Traditional
    I have been tattooing 16 years now day in day out. i opened my own shop 7 years ago in Des Moines. i have worked at several shops in iowa and moved to Des Moines 10 years ago. I prefer doing Amercian Traditional, American Japanese , "net" traditional styles aa well ascustom designing pieces for clients.

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I have four tattoos one on going from Aaron, I have brought my brother and girlfriend to get work from him as well. Aaron is a great tattoo artist and person, he works with people on payment and will sit down and talk to you about the tattoo you want. I highly recommend him.


Anchors Away Ink
Anchors Away Ink
Thanks man!
Shea Hancock
Fast friendly service with a happy ending result


Anchors Away Ink
Anchors Away Ink
Thanks man. We for sure gotta get you up here for some work


Studio location
2005 SE 6th StDes MoinesIowaUS

Opening hours

  • Monday10:00 AM – 6:00 AM
  • Tuesday10:00 AM – 6:00 AM
  • Wednesday10:00 AM – 6:00 AM
  • Thursday10:00 AM – 6:00 AM
  • Friday10:00 AM – 6:00 AM
  • Saturday10:00 AM – 6:00 AM
  • Sunday12:00 PM – 6:00 AM
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