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AWARD WINNING, WORLD RENOWN, SKIN ART CREATIONS TATTOO EMPORIUM Was founded by MASTER TATTOO ARTIST The GYPSY and established in 1976. The GYPSY is the MOST EXPERIENCED BODY ARTIST IN THE STATE OF KANSAS SKIN ART CREATIONS WAS THE OLDEST, ESTABLISHED, LICENSED STUDIO IN SOUTHEAST KANSAS AND THE LONGEST SERVING TATTOO STUDIO FOR THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA IN THE UNITED STATES UNTIL AUGUST 7, 2010 AT WHICH TIME THE DOORS WERE CLOSED FOREVER.

IT HAD LOCATIONS AND WAS THE FIRST LEGALLY LICENSED STUDIO IN SAINT JOSEPH, MISSOURI – ABILENE, TEXAS – SAN ANGELO, TEXAS – MIDLAND, TEXAS – BAXTER SPRINGS, KANSAS – INDEPENDENCE, KANSAS – BARTLESVILLE, OKLAHOMA – IOLA, KANSAS – CLYDE, TEXAS SKIN ART CREATIONS WAS LAST LOCATED IN BEAUTIFUL DOWNTOWN TOPEKA, KANSAS AND CLOSED PERMANENTLY JULY 5, 2016 WHEN THE GYPSY RETIRED.

HOWEVER YOU CAN’T KEEP A GOOD GYPSY DOWN. THE GYPSY CAME OUT OF FULL RETIREMENT IN SEPTEMBER OF 2016 AND IS CURRENTLY OPENING A NEW STUDIO; ARTIST ALLEY STUDIO & GALLERY IN THE NOTO ARTS DISTRICT OF TOPEKA, KANSAS IN THE AMUSED GALLERY AT 907 NORTH KANSAS AVENUE.

TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT WITH THE GYPSY PHONE: (785) 571-9500

10 thoughts on “About

  1. Gypsy I was wondering if you have any openings. My fiancée and her 17 year old son want tattoos. You’ve given me one way back in the day in Baxter Springs so I trust you.

    • Sorry, I just saw this. Unfortunately I do not tattoo or pierce anyone under 18 years of age. I will gladly tattoo your son after he is 18. If you and your fiance are still wanting tattoos done you can schedule an appointment by phoning (785) 571-9500. We are now known as ArtistAlley Studio and we are located at 5638 SW Topeka Blvd. in Topeka, Kansas.

  2. Hello!

    I sent an email, but then found this and wasn’t sure which method of communication was best, so…sorry if you receive this message twice.

    I have been dying to get more piercings for years now, but after a bad tattoo experience last May I’ve been extra hesitant….How much experience does your piercer have?

    Also, in reference to the actual piercings, I am wanting multiple by the end of my piercing process. I know it will be expensive and lengthy healing time if I did them all now, but by the end of my journey I’d like to have:
    Left Ear—> two lobes, conch, double helix
    Right Ear—> two lobes, daith, took or snug, forward helix

    I thought I knew the difference between the conch and orbital until I saw your graphic. Which one is an ear cuff?

    Would I be able to do my second lobe piercings, a conch, double helix, and a daith in one appointment? And if so, how much would it cost?

    Thanks!
    Kaitlyn Johnson

    • Kaitlyn, I believe we have been in touch. If I am mistaken please phone (785) 571-9500 to discuss what you are needing done. Sorry you had a bad experience before. We will make your experience with us great.

  3. Had a tat done by gypsy in 1993 in Baxter Springs Kansas. He free handed Quentin Collins werewolf on my arm. Great work. I’d recommend his work to anyone.

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