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Home of Queer, POC Joy

We are an appointment-only shop located in the Westside of Kansas City, Missouri.  

We believe tattooing is therapeutic, meaningful and healing. We’re looking forward to hearing your story and bringing your designs to life in our safe, comfortable and beautiful space.

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Before Tintoretta was even a twinkle in Ani’s eyes, Box Turtle Tattoo Shop came into existence in 2016 when Ani began tattooing alone on the 4th floor of the Hobbs building in the West Bottoms Historic District.  

Although at this time, the area was largely uninhabited, Ani felt a need and desire to create a safe, ethical, and accepting tattoo studio in Kansas City.

Years later, both the shop and the area have changed dramatically.  

In 2019, Tintoretta moved down to a more prominent spot in the Hobbs building, where it was located on the second floor. The studio eventually wasn't enough for the big dreams and growing family of Tintoretta, so a permanent home was sought out.

In 2023 a big beautiful building was purchased in the Westside of KCMO. Through a lot of elbow grease, hard work, perseverance, and community, a new Tintoretta was born. In 2024 the new Tintoretta opened to the public officially and continues to grow and change day by day. We have big dreams as a future community and art space, so stay tuned for what we have in store!       


Tintoretta values learning, community, and acceptance of all. 

We strive for a space where artists and clients are free and safe to be themselves. Artists are encouraged to put mental health first and continue learning to better their artistry for themselves and for their clients.



1017 W 29th St., Kansas City, MO 64108

We have a beautiful appointment-only studio full of plants, zines, and colorful artwork.  

It is a private space which is made comfortable for women and queer people.  


Our studio works hard to be accessible to all bodies, and people from all walks of life.

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