WELCOME TO Ink & Steel

Ink & Steel is your premier destination in Independence, IA, where the artistry of custom tattoos and the precision of medical aesthetics unite in a harmonious blend of self-expression and beauty innovation. As a rebranded establishment with six months of dedicated service, our team brings expertise to the forefront. With 20 years of experience, Mark Ortiz "Doc" and his apprentice Jake Graber channel their passion into crafting exceptional custom tattoos that tell your unique story. Bearing 4 years of experience and proficiency in medical aesthetics, Roxanne elevates your beauty journey with expertise in services like dysport and lip flip.

At Ink & Steel, we transcend the traditional tattoo shop experience, offering a comprehensive range of services beyond ink. With one year of mastery in permanent makeup, Mandy specializes in permanent makeup, like microblading and permanent eyeliner to enhance and redefine your natural features. Whether you're seeking a personalized tattoo masterpiece or exploring the realm of medical aesthetics, Ink & Steel is your trusted partner.

Our commitment to excellence is reflected in our diverse offerings, ensuring a holistic approach to beauty. Beyond the aesthetics, we prioritize your safety and satisfaction. As an established business with IDPH licensure, we guarantee a regulated environment for all your tattoo and beauty needs. Step into our inviting space where creativity knows no bounds, and let Ink & Steel be the canvas for your self-expression and beauty evolution. Experience the fusion of artistry and innovation – because, at Ink & Steel, we don't just create tattoos; we craft experiences that redefine beauty.



Your health and safety are paramount, which is why we adhere to rigorous hygiene practices in all our procedures."


Our shop welcomes everyone with a friendly vibe and a comfortable setting, making your tattoo experience memorable.


We take a holistic approach to beauty, offering services that enhance your well-being inside and out for lasting results.


We strive to provide a welcoming and comfortable environment for all of our clients, making their experience with us truly exceptional.


Our team is comprised of highly skilled artists, each with their own unique style to bring your vision to life.


We use the latest in tattoo technology, ensuring precision, safety, and stunning results for every client.


We specialize in creating custom designs that reflect your individuality and tell your story the way you want it to be told.


We offer a range of advanced treatments, from microneedling to injectables, all designed to rejuvenate your skin and body.


We believe in personalized care, crafting treatment plans that cater specifically to your needs and beauty goals.


Step into our shop and enjoy a luxurious escape where relaxation meets medical precision for a truly transformative experience."

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Ink & Steel - the premier destination blending the artistry of tattoos with the rejuvenating services of a medical spa, offers a unique experience where creativity meets wellness. Since our inception, we've dedicated ourselves to providing exceptional tattoo services alongside advanced medical spa treatments, all within the comfort of our state-of-the-art facilities. Our team of highly skilled artists and licensed medical professionals work hand in hand to ensure each visit is personalized, fulfilling your aesthetic desires while prioritizing your health and safety. Whether you're looking to express yourself through ink or seeking to rejuvenate your skin's vitality, Ink & Steel is your sanctuary. Booking an appointment is seamless—visit our website or stop by our studio to check availability. Embrace the transformation journey with Ink & Steel, where your beauty and well-being are our greatest masterpiece.

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Dive into the world of expressive and unique body art at our studio, where we bring your visions to life with precision and passion. Our artists are dedicated to creating personalized tattoos that reflect your individuality and story. Embrace the artistry of ink, and let us craft a masterpiece on your canvas.


Revitalize your skin with our microneedling facial service, designed to promote natural collagen production and improve skin texture. Experience a rejuvenated complexion as we target fine lines, acne scars, and large pores, leaving your skin glowing and youthful.


Enhance your features with our expert micropigmentation services, offering a semi-permanent solution for fuller eyebrows, defined eyes, and luscious lips. Trust in our precision and artistry to achieve natural-looking results that simplify your beauty routine.


Purify your skin from deep within with our derma cleansing facial, tailored to remove impurities, unclog pores, and hydrate your skin. Our gentle yet effective approach leaves your complexion refreshed, balanced, and radiant.


Experience the transformative effects of our PDO thread lift, a minimally invasive procedure designed to lift and tighten sagging skin without surgery. Achieve a more youthful appearance as we redefine contours and stimulate collagen production for long-lasting results.


Smooth out the signs of aging with our line filler treatments, where we delicately restore volume and diminish wrinkles. Our skilled practitioners ensure natural-looking enhancements, providing you with a refreshed and youthful glow without the need for invasive procedures.

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At Ink & Steel, we take pride in our attention to detail and commitment to providing a clean and safe environment for all procedures. Whether you are looking to get your first tattoo or want to rejuvenate your skin with our medical spa services, we have got you covered.