Best tattoo and piercing parlor: In the Skin

March 29, 2014 at 10:02 p.m.
Updated March 28, 2014 at 10:29 p.m.

Best tattoo and piercing parlor: In the Skin

In the Skin is not your stereotypical tattoo and piercing parlor, co-owner Shelby Kuchler said.

"The most common thing we hear when people walk in is, 'Oh my God. This is the nicest shop I've ever been in,'" Kuchler said. "We just try to take care of our customers the best we can."

Advocate readers voted it the best tattoo and piercing parlor in the area.

Cleanliness is a top priority and when Kuchler and her husband, Duane, took over the shop in 2012 they purchased a piece of equipment that sterilizes body jewelry in six minutes rather than the typical 45.

In the Skin has four tattoo artists and two piercers with a variety of talents including cover ups, realism and tradition.

"We definitely have an artist for you," Kuchler said.

This is the only Association of Professional Piercer shop in the area, which is held to higher standards by the state health department.

The shop is also kid friendly. This is the fifth time the business has won this award.

"When you change ownership, there's some anxiety with not knowing how the public is going to react, but we've just been very appreciative of everybody's loyalty," she said.

In the Skin

1308 N. Main St.

Hours: Noon to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday


First Runner-Up

Primal Instinct Tattoo Studio

1208 E. Mockingbird Lane


Second Runner-Up

X-Treme Ink Tattoos

1303 N. Ben Jordan St.




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