I was finally ready to get my first tattoo and I searched for months for the right place and for the right person to do my first tattoo. I saw John Garancheski's work at Tattooed Heart Studios and loved his style of artwork. I compared his work to many other artist throughout the state and could not find anyone else's work that even compared to John's. I showed many people his work including my wife and they were all impressed. So after month's of looking I made my decision so I emailed John through his website http://www.tattooedheart.com, he responded the same day and asked when it was a good time to come in for a consultation. John was very professional and really payed attention to what I wanted. Told him I wanted 2 flowers and an aggressive looking tiger on my right leg that covered the entire lower part of my leg. I said he had artistic freedom to do whatever he wanted and the result I got was amazing. The day of my tattoo I was 20 minutes early and when I arrived he had everything ready to go. He showed me how they sterillized everything, opened up new needles in front of me and prepared the fresh ink that was going to be used. He placed the stencil on and he actually removed it a few times because he wasn't happy with how it was placed which I was very impressed with. He just didn't put it on and just said it was ok. John takes pride in his work and it shows. He also drew some other things on free hand which was very impressive. My leg piece took 4 sessions and about 16 hours worth of work and during the entire time John was in the zone while working on my tattoo. John really cares about giving you the best piece of art and takes pride in his work. The end product is a beautiful piece of artwork that I am proud to show off. I already have 2 more idea's that I want John to work on and as soon as the holidays are over with I will be going back ASAP to get my other pieces started. If you want a piece of art and I mean a true piece of art come to Tattooed Heart and see John, the guy is just amazing.
Tattooed Heart in Glen Burnie is truly my idea of what a tattoo shop should be. I admit, I watch way too many of the tattoo shows on television, like Miami Ink and La Ink. I started to wonder what some of the tattoo places in the Baltimore area are like. I have been waiting for a long time to get my first tattoo, so it had to be perfect. After some disappointing experiences at some tattoo shops in Baltimore, I found the Tattooed Heart website and was impressed by the amount of photos and information. When I stopped by one evening I was again pleasantly surprised. Finally, a shop that lives up to all the hype. The staff was an interesting mix of people but they all treated me like family and made me feel comfortable. I was ready to get my first tattoo and I found the place I wanted to have it done. I spoke to Johnny Love, the owner, about a traditional sparrow that I had been thinking about and he set me up an appointment with White Trash Matt. Matt was wonderful, he had a sketch for me to look at when I showed up for my appointment and I was already happy with what he had done with the design. I got the tattoo on my shoulder and it did not hurt as bad as I thought it would. It took a long time for me to get my first tattoo, but I don't think it will be too long before I go back for my second. I hope everyones first tattoo experience is as positive as mine was! Thanks again guys! Ricky
I have just left dragon moon and couldn't be happier with the experience. From the moment I walked in I noticed how clean and friendly the place was. And as for the tattoo they were very patient with the questions I had about the design and placement. While this was not my first tattoo it was my largest so I would 100% recommend this shop for "first-timers". My experience was 'full" even though i was very nervous. My tattoo artist talked to me the whole time to help ease the pain and my nervousness- or so I think! Anyway, the other good review you will read are very true, the shop is very clean and has very very good-positive energy. Peace and thanks to dragon moon for my "perfect", "first" tattoo experience. I will be back very soon.