This is the best place on the east side to get a piece of everlasting artwork. If you have ever felt intimidated walking into a place where the walls are plastered with flash, and the “artist” seem to be less than pleased that you have walked in the door? Then this place is for you. They are about art and that is the first thing you will see as you approach the gallery. The green overhang displays the name in a unique flowing typeset, a discrete neon open sign softly glows in the corner of the window and as you peer into the large storefront, allowing a moment for your eyes to focus you will pause for a moment and wonder if you have come upon the right place. You will find NO FLASH on the walls, only art work (REAL ART) and each artist’s room is personally decorated to their own unique style and personality. The talent that the artist has is beyond description. If you walk in the door with an idea in mind they have the ability to make it 100 times better. Sean has an insane eye for obscure, he takes the description you provide him and takes the time to process your wants and his ideas and the outcome is the most beautiful (or frightful) unique tattoo you will ever see. This is not a place of cookie cutter tattoos. If you want tribal, you will get tribal but it will not look like anything that you have seen on anyone else (ps tribal is out). Andrea Lynne is a warm and eclectic personality. As soon as you see her room you will be overwhelmed with her obsessive collection of religious items, but as you sit (or lay on the table) you become strangely comforted by the environment and her insane tales! She is talented beyond my understanding. Ben…Ben….Ben, the piercer, okay so piercing is not my thing but he is the man to go to if you desire a hole placed somewhere (even the unmentionable places). He is the best piercer around. He is fun and funny (take a look at his shoes!!) All three together make this one of..scratch that, THE best place to go.
Finding a tattoo artist is all about trust. You do not want something permanent put on your body from someone you do not trust. I completely trust Hank and No Regrets Tattoo. Hank did an excellent job in adding some creativity to a botched tattoo I already had. He also added amazing details and colors to my step-daughters flower tattoos. I recommend Hank and No Regrets Tattoo Co to anyone that wants a quality tattoo and great service.
Despite what previous review said, i have been going to 252 for years and have never had a problem. Chances are she didn't take care of her tattoo during the healing process. Staph infections can be acquired anywhere. I personally have been gettin tattooed by Tom for 10 years and have NEVER had an infection or any ill effects. All the artists there are professional and clean. This is, in fact the cleanest tattoo shop i have ever been in.