The guys at California Emporium are the greatest. My ex husband and my self have gotten all of our tattoos done here by just about each of the guys. We never had any problems, the environment is totally clean and beyond the call of duty. If you like good music while you get your tats done, you're in store for a treat. They do excellent custom work. I think my favorite is my dragon done by Steve because it's really traditional. It was in a personal kind of spot and he was very professional and as a woman that meant a lot. He didn't let people just walk in during the process while I was half naked. The colors are awesome and I still get complements on it even after it's been several years. Wade is awesome at celtic knots in the custom way. He does great impromptu dragons like he did for my ex. We just brought in a picture and next thing you know after just a little time of working with it he had a master piece. He also did my celtic ravens custom and I said I wanted fire effect behind the actual knotwork, and whoa, so cool. It practically glowed. Lucky is oober patient and awesome with color. If you want a realistic animal tat from a picture true to form, he's your man. Details and all. He does great with thick big tribals and they always end up even in color with no need for touch ups for a very long time. That's just to name three of the guys, they're all great though. They don't mind pausing for a cig or a break in general. You can't go wrong with these guys. I promise you won't be disappointed and people will be stopping you everywhere you go asking where you got such a great tat!
100 Atkinson StAsheville, NC 28801
Our reliable Chevy van coasted to the side of the road after 70,000 miles near Asheville, NC this week. I was at home in Indiana. But my wife and kids were on the road preparing to enter the Smokey mountains. Fortunately, Asheville Chevrolet was not far away. She checked in at 8am. In spite of having a full shop and being VERY BUSY, they worked her into the schedule and had the van diagnosed and repaired by 4pm. They could have taken us for a ride, but only fixed exactly what was needed. The family made it home safe and I am very grateful for their service. I can say much about this dealership, but I will simply want to convey the most important point: You can TRUST Asheville Chevrolet. Thank you, folks.
what a gem hidden in plain sight. Really nice selection, and in addition to American made, the owner is knowledgeable and passionate about her clothing being sweat-shop free as well. Local art, jewelry and accessories are nice touches, but it's more her eye in matching clothes to the person, with a small but diverse offering (I've been twice and am slowly building my wardrobe around these clothes). The offer of a nice adult beverage was a plus, but I'll go back for the sincerely warm attention and great customer service, as well as the clothing. Look for it - it's easy to miss until more shops open on either side of them, but well worth the find!