I have the good fortune of wearing many pieces of Billy Hill's art. I now live in Austin, TX and am constantly approached and asked where I get my work done because it is so original, so clean, so colorful, and basically, so beautiful as to cause Envy. I love taking my ideas to Billy in raw form because he really does take the time to come up with an original creation that is always far superior to anything that I could have imagined or designed myself. His studio is visually calming and Billy is wonderful at making your tattoo experience relaxed and enjoyable. He has recommended tattoo artists for me to visit in Austin but I have decided that there is no other place that I would rather go to than Envy and am already planning a special return trip to Columbus for another amazing Billy Hill special.
We are a group of 66 year old ladies (grade school/high school friends) and this was our first experience with a tattoo -- the entire experience was outstanding from the beginning. The Envy Skin Gallery is a beautiful facility and the owners, artists, receptionists, etc. were all exceptionally professional . . . and fun as well. They set it up as a "party" for us with snacks and a private room to wait for our "turn" with Billy Hill. Although we have no comparison, we just KNOW that Billy is the best tattoo artist, and we were very happy that we put our "bums" in his hands!!! He walked us through the whole procedure and made us very comfortable -- so if this is your first tattoo . . . go to the Envy Skin Gallery and Billy Hill.
Billy gave me my first tattoo in 2005 before he was at Envy. Since then I have, and only will, let him give me tattoos. He does amazing work that is well worth the price. He made me feel comfortable and calm during my tattoos. Beyond Billy, I have always had a great experience with everyone else in the shop. Everyone seems to be friendly and able to joke around while still doing amazing work. They always answer the phones and I have never had to wait for more than a week or so to get into the shop. I have found that no matter how clean shops are, they generally feel dirty when you walk in, but not Envy. I have never seen a cleaner shop, much less a shop that looks like a spa. Overall, I highly recommend Envy, my experiences have been wonderful.