I have gone to this atomic twice times. I have seen two different artists and have to say that I love them. My first tattoo I went to platinum ink before the cheap specials and got the outline of a star. They screwed that up. Since then I have always gone to atomic. They charge higher than other places but you can eat off the floor and the artists I have gotten were always super friendly. The front will be rude sometimes because there are always people in there window shopping looking for reasons to get a tattoo. Tattoos are for life and if you don't already have an idea what you want then you shouldn't be there except to look at their work and decided who you want doing it. I've had tons of friends go here too and do with me and get tattoos and they love them! I'm also the kind that passes out with blood being drawn too and I love this place. They are more than understanding of this and help joke around, tell stories, and make things so much more enjoyable for me. The missing star is for half the front desk man who is short but that's just how he is an then half price because they are high up there but the work more than makes up for it. Never had to be touched up or fixed yet!
My brother was in town for an impromptu weekend, and we decided that we “needed” to get tattoos in memory of our late grandmother. I went with something in her handwriting on my arm; Jack did it perfectly, adding a small change to make it perfect. I could not be happier. My brother decided to get a larger piece. Royce worked with him to draw out exactly what he wanted, and executed it amazingly. Being sxsw weekend I was really not sure walking into a shop on S Congress was a good plan, but these guys exceeded every expectation I have for a tattoo artist. Clean, professional, honest, amazing artists but they also had us laughing with their jokes, which made the time more enjoyable. I also watched as they calmly explained to some people making that drunk tattoo bad decision why they may want to sleep on it, and still stay calm as people rudely demanded next to impossible requests. I can’t say enough good things about this place, seriously, quit searching, this is the place you want.
I have gotten all my tattoos and piercings at Ressurection Tattoos. They price much cheeper, they quote you on your tatt, they dont charge by the hour. I got a solid tribal design on my back, a 4 1/2 hour job done for $250! That was my first tattoo and after that i have had the same guy, Roger, do all of mine: my back, both arms half sleeved and even a free one on my calf. They are very friendly and cool and most reasonable and provide great advice and feedback and touchups are always free! Piercings are much cheeper too, I have had 9 piercings from them. They have really grown since the last time I was there and for good reason. With them there is no need to worry about the cold shoulder or rudeness.