I couldn't wait to turn 18 and get my first tattoo...knowing nothing, I let price dictate where and who did my first tattoo. It was crooked and over the years I began to hate it and was actually considering having it removed. A friend recommended I speak with James Dumford at Artisan after he spent so much time with her just discussing her design and placement idea. I stopped in to show him what I had and what my thoughts were for what I would like to have, something that MEANT something to me. When I came back a week later, James showed me the most beautiful design. It took over 3 hrs but what I ended up with is an original piece of artwork on my ankle that I am proud to show off. I tell everyone who asks to go see him for their work. The shop was clean and everyone there was friendly. I've had him do two other pieces as well and have nothing but praise for him and his craft. This shop feels like a family environment and my whole experience was fantastic.
I have had the pleasure of using Artisan for my body art for well over six years now. I have always had an incredible experience when I go in to be tattooed. James is creative, talented and professional. He has taken several of my ideas and been able to make them into beautiful artwork and I get multiple compliments on my tattoos. The color is outstanding and the lines are beautiful. I even had a tattoo that I had gotten somewhere else that he covered up and is now one of my favorite tattoos. I have sent several people in his direction and each of them have nothing but praise for what they have received from Artisan. This shop is amazingly clean and very well kept up. Even though I have moved away from the Fort Wayne area, I still will return to James and Artisan Tattoo Co for my tattoos.
I have been getting tattooed by James for the last 7 years. A friend recommended him to me and they couldn't have recommended a better artist. I went in not really having a clue where to start. But James worked with me as he has on all 9 of my tattoos that he has done for me. They are all custom drawn and I have never had to get any of them touched up. James is an amazing artist as well as very professional. He has knowledge behind his craft and will answer any questions or concerns you may have. If you are looking to get a tattoo or piercing highly recommend James with Artisan Tattoo Co. I promise you will not go home disappointed.