Although there are many great tattoo artists around I recommend Lance Kellar Studios on 21 Mile Rd in Chesterfield, Mi. They have some of the best tattoo artists in the area. I personally got my first tattoo done by Kirt Decker when he was on Southbound Gratiot in Mt. Clemens; he is amazing and is now at this location with his buddies that were at the other shop with him. My boyfriend got a tattoo from him a long time ago and we've been following him eversince! I was actually reffered to Kirt by several different people after I got my first tat done by him. My boyfriend also got a different tattoo done at Lance Kellar Studios by someone else before Kirt and his crew were there and it came out beautifully done, we both cannot wait to get our next series done there, they have the perfect crew! I trust the people at Lance Kellar Studios and thats where I'll get all of my future tats ;)
If you want to spend $50 for ink go to a flea market. Personally I would rather spend $350-1,000 per piece and get ink that im proud to show off. I got my 1st piece done by kirt decker on the referral from a friend. Since then all my ink is kirts work. Its not cheap, there's a few months wait for chair time, but insanely sick work. Either pay LK$ for the ink you want from the get go or pay them more to do the cover up of your bargain ink after you try to save a few bucks.
Amazing place, The artists are all amazing, The Manager is awesome, he kept me from spending 50 extra bucks, I would recommend it hands down. They do great work, my artists mane was Steve, he did eye popping shading, and coloring.