You know I visited Indianapolis a while back to visit family, and decided it was time for myself an other family members to get tattoos that we had be planning for quite some time. Our tattoos were for a family member who passed away, we had talked about ideas but really had nothing set in stone. For some of us tattoos were no big deal, but then for others it was our first rodeo. We had checked out other places, priced some work and talked to different artists to feel out the places, but we just didn't get a great welcome let alone a good vibe. When we got to High Caliber it was a different feel. It looks like a big house but when you walk in its like a twist between a history museum, library and Zen garden. All the artists were friendly and spoke to us as they passed. There were other clients laughing and having enjoyable experiences and showing off their art. We didn't wait to long before our artists started to put together some ideas. While we were waiting Bobby the owner and artist, showed us around and I think even if you visited High Caliber everyday you would always notice something new and interesting to see. We proceeded to the back and never would you think all of these heavily tattooed artists would have a beautiful secret garden full of tree and flowers, fountains and statues, birds,even paths to walk. I guess you should never judge a book by it's cover. We had 4 artists and even one of the family decided to get a piercing. Micky was very professional, clean and had a huge selection of jewelry to choose from. The piercing room was full of amazing horror movie collectibles new and old, a little scary, but he made us comfortable regardless. The High Caliber artists came up with multiple custom pieces to accommodate all six of our styles and tastes, we knew we wouldn't see our tattoos walking around on other people, they were just for us! They are open from 12 to 9 pm but they stayed late to get us all done because some of us were heading home the following day. We got to also see many awards (and by the way every artist there has won more than one!) and their multiple appearances in reparable tattoo magazines in the past few months. They even have a woman tattoo artist, Trinity, that made a couple of us ladies feel more comfortable. They have lots of music to choose from so we all felt at home. Their apprentice cleaned after every tattoo, and helped the process move right along, he even ran to the local eateries to get us food and drinks. All of our needles and equipment was shown to us before hand to reassure their cleanliness for our health. When we were finished we were given very specific aftercare instructions which is better for us who have never taken care of a tattoo, it's not as simple as you think. Overall High Caliber took the prize. I read some of the reviews from years ago that were posted and I can assure you this is not the same crew or owner, only the same building. This made me more compelled to write on this tattoo shop. I would recommend them for anyone, even people where I'm from. I tell them the distance is worth the trip. Thanks High Caliber Tattoo! Shirley P. Niles, Michigan
I've had two tattoos done here and I'm loving them both. I'm for sure coming back for more! #shoutouttobo
Got my first Tattoo from Justin at Untitled Ink. It came out awesome and I get compliments on it from everyone. The detail in my tattoo is incredible and looks like a fine piece of art on my arm. At first I was nervous being an older women getting my first tattoo. My first impression of shop was how sparkling clean it looked and smelled. The atmosphere was friendly and staff was very helpful and friendly and my tattoo artist Justin, put me at ease right away. He was soft spoken and very nice and professional. Justin is a true artist and gentlemen and I have referred many friends who also have been tattooed by him. I was also surprised at how inexpensive it was to get my beautiful tattoo. There is an old school charm to this small shop in Broad Ripple, where you leave with incredible tattoos and a good feeling that makes you feel like you could just pop in to say hi, as well as getting tattooed. Definitely one of my new favorite places, check it out! Untitled In and Justin are the best!!!!
So I went into Untitled Ink on recommendation by a friend. She told me that this place was extremely clean and really prided themselves on it. All I really needed was a cover up. The original tattoo was terribly done by a bad artist back in the day. And, yes, bad aftercare, too. I checked out Justin VanDevanders' portfolio and really liked what I saw. Good, clean lines. I loved his black and grey work; and his cover-ups were awesome! Better yet, I had checked out several shops before I walked into Untitled and they all basically laughed me out the door! I didn't look like the "tattoo collector" type, so no one would take me seriously. But Justin was very nice and respectful. He didn't look down on me because I wasn't tattooed from head to toe. So I made an appointment. He took my idea and mixed it with his; he really caught my vision. I loved it! I was thrilled! No complaints! Nice, funny guy. He gave me exactly what I wanted! I'll be back for more!