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A quality-focused, and modern piercing studio.


Melissa McKissack


Piercer and Manager

Piercer & Manager

Leo Zickol


Piercer and Owner

Piercer & Owner

Professional Piercer
Tyler Arnett


Piercer & Manager


We opened Mint Piercing and Jewelry to bring a quality-focused, modern piercing studio to the Des Moines area.

Our top priority at Mint is safety and cleanliness. Without that, it doesn't matter how cool a piercing looks. Piercings look best when they are healthy. Our goal is to take every precaution possible to ensure that this is the case. See our safety process HERE.

Beyond safety, we focus on creativity and aesthetics. Piercings can be simple and delicate or they can be bold and make a statement. Either way, we strive to get you what YOU want. Please visit our jewelry store to view some brands we carry and what makes them so great!

We're so thankful for the opportunity to serve our community. Please feel free to reach out to me personally, Leo Ziebol, (Owner) 


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Safe Piercing Process
White Coat and Earrings


First your jewelry is selected and removed from the display/back stock. Jewelry is handled with clean gloves to keep contamination to a minimum, even before sterilization.

Select your jewelry

Genuine Jewelry


Jewelry gets sterilized

Your select jewelry is placed in a gauze pack along with a new, single-use needle and any other necessary implements for the piercing. An indicator is included with every pack as one more reassurance of proper sterilization. This pack is placed in a Statim autoclave cassette and the sterilization cycle is started.

Single-Use Needle


Once sterilization is complete, we will head back to the piercing room and get started. The site to be pierced is prepped with a topical antiseptic and marker using a single-disposable marker. Once the placement has been approved by you, we prep the site one final time.

Prep piercing area

Piercing Prep


Breathing and piercing

The piercer dons a pair of sterile gloves and removes the gauze pack from the Statim cassette. Depending on the piercing, a sterile drape is sometimes placed over the piercing site. (this really comes in handy when piercing ears where hair can be rather unruly!)

Once the piercing is properly prepped, the piercer will have you take some deep breaths. Working with your breathing, they will pierce quickly and accurately. The jewelry will be transferred into place and secured and the needle disposed of. Next, we take some time to laugh about how much easier it was than you thought it would be!

Breathing and Piercing
Breathing and Piercing


Custom & Unique Jewelry Options

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