This ink is worth the wait!
For months I did research on tattoos, artists, and shops in and around Denver. The tattoo in progress was to be my first and definitley not too small. The amount of symbolism behind my tattoo is unbeleivable and I needed an artist that would be able to capture what I wanted.
I finally selected Patrick Shackley at Th'ink Tank and I couldn't be more happy. Patrick took the time to listen to all of my requirements and make suggestions that made perfect sense. He pulled my desired image from my head and custom drew my tattoo. It is a one of a kind design and the lines/colors are so perfect.
Additionally, Patrick took the time to explain everything that he was doing to me since as I mentioned, I was an ink virgin.
I would highly recommend Patrick and Think Tank if you are getting your first, second, or whatever the number tattoo is. The complaints that I came across in my research was the time to have to wait for the artists. My theory on that is that this tattoo will be with me for 50+ years... what's a few months of waiting for the perfection that I desire.
I've read several complaints that the artists/desk staff were rude, unattentive, etc. I experienced none of this in any of my calls or visits to the shop.
So my son someday wants to be able to get some ink... Hopefully when he gets to that appropriate age, Patrick is still inking so that I can take him and get him a first class tattoo! Who knows... I might add a second to my collection then too.