Posted: 8/16/2008Provided by Citysearch -
Based on the 1 review already written here about Chad, I decided to go to this tattoo parlor. I went in as a walk in. I had a tattoo that needed covering up and the person up front told me that it would require that I make an appointment for cover ups. I asked if I could show it to him and get some recommendations for my next appointment. When he saw how little it was he said ""Oh, that can be done today."" Very accomodating. I finally decided on a butterfly. I didn't have anything in particular in mind but when I was assigned to Chad (yes, I got Chad without having to ask for him... how fateful) he just created the butterfly on the go. I gave him very little specifications around size and color and told him to take off with it.
So a couple of things:
a) I had the tattoo cover up the name of a former boyfriend. I was afraid that the name would still be detectable under my new tattoo... but it's NOT! It perfectly covers the horrible name that was engraved on my skin a few years earlier.
2) When you replace someone's name, you better do it with a tattoo artist that you really like, because face it, everytime you look at your tattoo, you will have the face or experience of the tattoo artist branded in your memory. So I was very happy to replace the idea of my ex with the idea of Chad. He is very friendly, thoughtful, and the conversation was seemless.
3) My tattoo was fairly small (the size of a half-dollar at most, so if you do need a cover up, you probably need to make an appointment if you have a large or complicated tattoo to cover.
4) If I get another tattoo, I would definitely go back to Chad. I love, love, love, love my butterfly. It wasn't copied from a book or a magazine, so it is an original depiction of an unoriginal species. It is my very own and it is beautiful and I love it.
Highly recommend. Easy to park. If you are waiting, just ask how long the estimated wait will be and get some food in the area.