i know good work when i see it...
anchorage has ALOT of bad tattoo artists. i'm sorry but its true. its not like austin where everyone is an award winner. good work is harder to come by up here.
vinnie does good black and grey. really good. he posts his stuff on inked nation and other artists rate it. he always gets props for his work. if you're a serious collector of serious tattoos, then price isn't an issue.
some people are cheap and want good deals and for them thats all that matters. they'll spent four hundred dollars on a phone but when it comes to tattoos its, ""so and so got this tattoo done by so and so and he only charged....""
i find that people like that end up going to the wrong person eventually based just on price. they end up with a tattoo they hate or that is poorly done. and it serves them right.
and with regards to vinnie...his time looks valuable. i wouldn't bother him with some stupid tribal or script. i'd go to him for what he does best and gladly pay his asking price. its how business is really done in the tattooing work when you aren't just some co-signer.
and as far as attitude goes...well, thats a matter of opinion. if you come in expecting deals and acting like a brat, you might just get treaded as such. i don't tend to have bad run-ins with tattoo artists because i respect thier opinions and don't act like they owe me something.
anyway, there's talent here, some of the best i've seen in anchorage anyway. not just vinnie...there's other talent there. good people with good hearts and you won't walk away with an overworked, poorly designed, misplaced tattoo.