I have been getting tattoo'd for 8 years and stuck with the same person for my first 6 until I moved out of state from Maine to North Carolina. I love my artist back home so much that I was very hesitant to go anywhere else. I was getting the itch to get another tattoo so I started to ask around, two people I worked with 3 years ago went to a place in Mooresville and their tattoos were really good so I checked out the guy they went to. He was really good and I felt comfortable with him, he took his work seriously and was very much a perfectionist, I went to him twice and got 3 tattoos. Then I found out he was a creep and was soliciting things from girls when they were alone in his room with him, I was never gonna go back there again but I was stuck, where would I go now? I asked around again and no one could give me a decent name so I researched for myself. I live in Salisbury and I looked at places within 2 hours of here because a good artist is worth the travel. I found Nikki's Tattoo Studio. I was so impressed with what I saw on her website that I called and asked when I could drive the hour down there just to show her some of the ideas I had. I had not planned on making any appointments or even deciding yes or no for sure whether I liked the place, I wanted to be sure it was the right place for me. I am looking for a keeper!! Well that day I found it. Nikki is not only spunky but she is AWESOME at what she does, she makes you feel comfortable and she is cool as hell. I am so not a "girls girl" but I love that the place is run by women. Nikki is very professional and she really knows her stuff. I went home so excited and impressed with everything I saw I called the next day and made an appointment for a week later. It is so convenient that I can make the appointment over the internet and can do all the paperwork from home and pay over the phone. I got my tattoo and not only was the work so incredible but the cost was so much less than I would have expected. I am so proud of my tattoo and can't wait for the summer to show it off to everyone. I recommend that everyone go see Nikki, she truly is amazing.
I called about if the shop ran specials on/participated in doing Friday the 13th tattoos, and instead of scoffing and getting an attitude like most of the shops I'd called, Derreck (the shop manager) simply asked what the promo was and (POLITELY) told me their shop did not. About an hour later I called back and made an appointment with Derreck for a regular tattoo, even though that wasn't my original plan. I was so impressed by the politeness and GREAT attitude, over the phone where he honestly had no 'motive' to be so courteous. A friendly, great attitude is an unfortunately RARE find in the world of tattoo shops. I go to another shop in town but had recently started "shopping" after finally being fed up with catching rude attitudes and having to explain what I was after OVER and over again instead of just doing what I was wanting in the first place. The tattoo is going on MY body forever, if I'm not asking for your artistic tweaks and input, then either do what I ask or politely decline, DON'T waste my time redoing and redoing and REFUSING to do what I ask. It's incredibly frustrating and honestly really exhausting, and mind you, I've gone to this other shop since 2008, and even though I've spent $1000s there and a ridiculous about of time with MULTIPLE artists, all but ONE of the artists have horrid "listening ears" and even worse attitudes. (And, go figure, the one great guy there is leaving...) So I will most definitely be returning to Derreck and Crown Tattoos, the work he did was FANTASTIC and JUST what I was after. He was very professional, has over 20 years of experience and had an absolutely stellar work ethic, He even touched up a few of the other tattoos that I had been neglecting to go back to my other shop to do. I really can't say enough about what a night and day difference it was, DEFINITELY check them out, prices are great as well as the work, it'll all right on!!
Awesome is one word you can use when describing Cosmic Tattoos... a few other words would be friendly, professional, You are greeted with a warm welcome when you arrive at the studio. Emily is a true professional tattoo artist .. her art work is about the best I have seen in a very long time, the type of work you see in Tattoo Magazine. Emily is doing a wild life sleeve down my entire right arm. Most of the outline has been done and it looks great just outlined, it should look awesome when finished. She has a hard job because its covering many mistakes of other artists from other shops, that tried and failed to do a professional sleeve. Emily is a true artist!! You won't get to see the great work she is doing for me.. cause I am not the type of person that will grace the pages of Tattoo Magazine or Flash ... not one of the pretty ones. lol But trust my word... she is an awesome artist and the shop is fantastic. I have many tattoos so I do know what I am talking about when it comes to tattoo studios and artists... you have to try this tattoo studio its the best!! (AKA Steve)
I rarely take my time to write any kind of reviews online, but I guess there is always a first time for everything, and I'm glad that I do for Krazy Kats. The folks here are great and very very customer-oriented. My friends recommended me when I was looking around for a great (not just good) tattoo artist, because I am badly in need of a cover-up; you know, the kind you got when you first turned 18 and didn't know any better. I went in, had a consultation, book the appointment and came in one week later to have the session. I'm sure you've heard it before but I was indeed very nervous (it's probably been a good ten years since my last tattoo); but Jim-the tattoo artist- was absolutely charming and very gentle you wouldn't believe it just by looking at him ..lol.. The tattoo turned out perfect and I couldn't be more happier with the result. Krazy Kats rocks!!!
If you are looking for a place to get pierced..look no further..for real. Krazy Kats is by far the best shop I have been into. Tee the piercer is the BEST! She knows the real deal behind piercings and healing them well and she is so super duper friendly. You see I get piercings (I've had a lot of them) not just to end up with jewelry stuck through my skin, but for the experience of the piercing itself, the jewelry left over is just an awesome bonus. I would rate this experience as my top experience. I was completely comfortable, loved the jewelry, did not feel rushed, I felt like Tee completely cared about what she was doing and wanted to do the best she could do to make my experience a blast. The shop is very clean, very well lit and everything that touched me or came near me was steril, can't ask for anything more!!! All in all a super A+++++++++++++!!!
I spent hours looking for a tattoo studio in the Charlotte area that I really liked. There are several outstanding shops in Charlotte, but BST is definitely among the best of the best. the artists are all wonderful folks that really will take the time and listen to what it is you want to have done, and work hard to help create your vision. Additionally, between the four artists they have specialists in all different types of art: black and grey, color, portraits, asian style,american traditional, etc etc. My wife and I each have had several tattoos done there, and each experience was great. Friendly staff, extremely talented artists, and a comfortable, clean, and impressive studio. I have gone back, and I will again.
This shop is absolutely amazing. These guys really know how to do excellent work and make you feel so comfortable there while getting tattooed or pierced that you forget any pain whatsoever. My first time in there was very welcoming and St Michael did a great job in discussing my back piece with me. We scheduled an appointment and got started right away. From such a welcoming atmosphere, I completely forgot any pain whatsoever. My girlfriend also has a sheep on her ankle which looks absolutely amazing. The circle going around the sheep design is completely perfect. Regardless of if you need a tattoo, piercing, or skateboard, this is a great place to be. Best I have found in the many tattoos I have.
I have been looking for a new artist for awhile now as I am new to the area. I went in, they were super friendly, once I looked thru the portfolio's I found 4 artists that I really liked their work! The receptionist was awesome and helped me decide which one would probably be the best for the art I was wanting! I then was able to speak with the artist, come up with some ideas, set up a consultation and initial tattoo appt! After some of the other places I have been to here in the Charlotte area it was great to have the feeling like they cared and were happy to work with me and what I want! I think I am going to really dig this place! Customer service was awesome!!! I can't wait to get my next tattoo started!!!
Unbreakable Inc. is now http://absolutetat2s.com/artists_adam.html check them out, for the serious minded people looking for great artist, and personalized service, this is the place to go......http://www.absolutetat2s.com/piercing.html for piercings and Ink done right the first time by experienced guys who respect the arts of the body.....Grade A....5 star service! Call up or stop in and ask for John (owner), Adam, Slater, Eric, or Ace, All of them can help you with your visions and artistic desires....My family and I have never been disappointed..the shop is relaxing, laid back and I find myself stopping in just to hang out and have some laughs....you can't beat'em!
I have been asking around town for micro-dermals piercings and many shops that provide general piercings don't even know what those are. I finally went to Tee and she answered everything I need to know. Being a very very cautious person, I want to see the place, want to know how the procedure goes, how it heals, etc. I came back two days later and get it done without hesitation. The whole thing was almost painless, Tee was great and very considerate to my worries. It's been exactly 2 weeks since I've got it done and aftercare has been an ease. Krazy Kats Tattoo and Piercing is a great place, and I'll definitely come back for all my future piercings (or tattoos).