Mike Gombeda created a custom piece of art for my arm! He took his time with the drawing, planning, using the stencil, and free-handed portions. He always asked permission to free-hand something in place of an original idea to see if it would work better. He was never pushy and never made me feel like his ideas were better than mine. He was especially patient with me when picking out the colors, particularly when I was being indecisive. I really appreciated and welcomed his suggestions during the whole process. Also, as a woman a big plus for me was that Mike never gave me that creepy guy vibe. I never had a fear of infection or cross contamination because Mike is crazy about cleanliness. He washed his hands before we started each session and after breaks, he probably changed his gloves 10 times each session, too. Everything was wrapped in plastic i.e. trays, machines, chairs, electrical wires, etc. Plus, I had the opportunity to watch him open all the needles and tubes from their original packaging during every set up. After completely healing, there are no lumpy scar tissue spots and my skin is smooth to the touch. The colors in my tattoo are vibrant and beautiful, I get compliments all the time! Going to Mike Gombeda at Sweet Baby Octane was a great experience and I've already scheduled my next piece!
I highly recommend Sweet Baby Octane for your next tattoo. You will not find better artist or tattooist in Columbus. The first tattoo I got at Sweet Baby Octane was almost 13 years ago.....and It still looks as though I just had it done. I have since had D Willy (Sweet Baby Octane) tattoo a complete sleeve on my lower leg, a sleeve in progress on my left arm, a back piece. After seeing my tattoos virtually all of my freinds and even some of my family including my wife have all since been tattooed by Sweet Baby Octane. You will not brighter colors anywhere. And the most important thing is that the colors last. That is one of the biggest compliments I get on my tattoos is how bright they are. And then people say "did you just get that done?" And with a smile on my face I reply "No, it was done a few years ago." If you are thinking about where to go and get your next or your first tattoo check this shop out. I am confident that after you do you will not go anywhere else. And with the addition of artist J. Micheal Taylor(sorry if I spelled that wrong J) Sweet Baby Octane is second to no one when it comes to art or ink. If you want something original that will just blow peoples minds, or even traditional that have the WOW factor, these two guys are the ones to go see! Todd
These two artist's at Sweet Baby Octane really know how to make a person feel welcomed. The shop when you first walk in is very tastefully decorated in Victorian Decor unmatched by any other shop I've ever seen. It is immaculately clean and when you get to the counter you are warmly comraderized by two of the best artist's in the country(if they aren't busy giving someone some awesome ink) D. Willy and J. Michael are two of the easiest people to get along with in my personal opinion(all but one of my tattoos have been done by these two and thats what keeps me coming back) and when you sit down in their chairs you feel like you've known them your whole life, they keep a very professional yet laid back type of feel about them and they really make you feel right at home. They do some of the best artwork these eyes have ever had the pleasure of seeing and if you don't believe me, go in and check it out, its all over every inch of the shop. These two in my opinion are the best artist in town, the most reasonably priced for the high quality of work that they do, and have mine and countless others highest order of respect.