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DaVo's Arm Tattoos

I started on my left sleeve way back in 1991 and worked on it off and on until 1997. There's a lot of images in there that cover that part of my life. I figured I might as well start at the wirst and work my way up. Wrapping around my wrist I have a tribal design of interlocking crescent moons with my birth date and symbols of my life at the time (dice, cross, horseshoe, skull, musical note, and martini glass). The symbols tend to set the mood of the sleeve and are repeated and used along with other symbols (whiskey bottles, stars, moons, plants, hearts and etc..) as fill.


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DaVo's Leg Tattoos

The first leg work I got was a band wrapping around my left ankle. Then after looking through Modern Primatives way too many times I decided to get the lizard but I wanted it a little different. So I changed what the lizard was holding to an eyeball and bomb. I guess to me it's kind of like a balance between insight and destruction. The scar or blank line toward the bottom is from the last Have Nots show. A piece of Paul's flying V guitar flew at my leg and cut it open. They were both done by Birdman back in 95.


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DaVo's Body Art

Hello my name is Davo (Dave-o) and I own and operate the Axiom in Des Moines, Iowa. We specialize in Body piercing which I have been doing professionally since May of 1994. I apprenticed under Chuck Hayes at Exotics in Omaha in 1994. I began piercing at Creative Images on June 1st, 1994 and then left to open the Axiom, which opened on March 28th,1995. Then moved into the Skin Kitchen in October of 1999. Body piercing to me is my art form and I see it as an enhancement and reclaiming of the body.


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