Iconic opened in the south end of Detroit's historic Cass Corridor in September of 2015. It shares a philosophy of client focused custom tattooing & professional body piercing with our sister shop, XS, located in Rochester. Iconic features tattooing by Matt Hessler, Chase aka Fel3000ft, Steve Sype, Andrea Burg, CJ Ligocki, & Robert Casper as well as body piercing by Rich Hartwick. We carry an extensive array of fine body jewelry made from solid gold & implant grade materials, as well as large gauge organic plugs, spirals, & one of a kind hand carved jewelry.
Reflecting the highest commitment to client care and sanitary practice, our piercer Rich, as well as the studio environment, has met the requirements for membership to the Association of Professional Piercers. We are proud to be the first and only APP member studio in the city of Detroit.
Iconic occupies one of four storefronts in a newly renovated single story retail building built in 1924. Over the last century, the Iconic building has been home to various businesses, from restaurants & small shops to billiard halls & an appliance store. In the 1960s, it was purchased by the On Leong Chinese Merchants Association & became one of the central buildings in Detroit's Chinatown. It has been a vital part of the Cass Corridor's history, from early opulence to decay & depopulation toward the end of the 20th century. We are excited to be a part of the renaissance of this historic neighborhood at such an amazing time in the city.