I have had a few tattoos done (9) and I have had them done in other city's. This is the BEST tattoo place I have ever been to. Ben Alvarez is a TRUE artist, he is also VERY professional. He owns this shop, and it is very friendly. He does the most amazing work in ALL of Kansas City, in the whole Mid West. The art is perfect and I loved his attitude and his charm. I am wearing a Masterpiece!!! His buddy Mike who works there also is wicked cool. He made me a pin-up girl painting that hangs in my living room, and I love it. He is a Master as well. Call in advance to get in with Ben, he is booked 6 months in advance, that right there should tell you something!!! One happy customer Terri Shelton!
I'm 55 years old - got my first tattoo 2 1/2 years ago from Jessie Hopeless. She is NOT hopeless - she's awesome!! She is just a great human being. Intelligent, personable, witty and an incredible artist. The whole shop is great. Danny, Steve and Bob (the fine gentleman assistant!) are all exceptional. I loved every aspect of my first tattoo experience. So much so that I got my second one 6 months ago. I'm still working on ideas for my next one (my wife says after we get new carpet!). I highly recommend Exile Tattoo to anyone looking for an exceptionally clean shop and exceptional artists. (I'd rate it higher than 5 stars, but that's all there is)
I got a simple Hebrew script tattoo in color on my wrist. I LOVED LOVED LOVED my experience at Rose Tattoo. KATIE was SOOOO great to work with. She was super patient when I was still trying to figure out what I wanted it to look like; color or size or orientation, etc. And since I went on a Sunday, it was nice and quiet. We were the only ones in the shop. She was going to start a new $50 Sunday script discount and let me get in on it early. This is only my second tattoo, but I can't imagine going anywhere else, if I were to get more. Oh and Katie was really great about talking to me and washing her hands often.
I am a collector of tattoos and the Mercy Seat Tattoo Studio and Gallery is the best shop in the Kansas City area! Kansas City hosts many great tattoo artists but when it comes to cleanliness, professionalism,integrity, innovation, and artistic ability,the Mercy Seat is superior in every way. Aside from the creativity of the artists, the interior of the shop itself is spectacular. I would strongly recommend to visit the shop's website where you can take a virtual tour of portfolios and the facilities. You will not be disappointed!!!
Chris has fixed 3 of our tattoos and did an amazing job. My husband had two tribals done on his arm by Body Art in Shawnee and were "fair" at best. His color was faded, lines were uneven and point were, well, not points at all. Chris has fixed and added on to them on his way of having both sleeves done. We have not gone out in public without someone commenting on his "bad a**" work. I definitely recommend Timeless to anyone who wants something original and not traced off the wall!!!!!
My whole family goes to timeless tattoo! literally, my cousins, my brother, my sister, my mom, and myself! i had my first tat done at irezumi, but i am much more impressed with timeless tattoo! Roman tattooed both of my feet for me, i wanted something very specific and he made it perfect. His personality is very laid back, social, very sweet and casual. it was an awesome experience all the way around! The facility is very down to earth and clean, i have no complaints at all!
I've not had the pleasure of a tattoo by Butch. My husband however has a great deal of his work all over his body & I admire it often. My turn is in aug & I cant wait! I gave inspiration & will get a unique design! He is especially good at skulls, gore & black n white. Don't expect to walk in and get a tat from him - always booked months in advance but its worth the wait! I know he has other good artists lined up and waiting to prick you!
By far the cleanest, most professional shop I have ever been in. Danny is an amazing artist and one of the most polite and intelligent people I have met in decades. He is knowledgable, professional and honest. Steve Campbell is a good artist and very friendly and approachable. I haven't gotten work from Jessie yet but I hope to in the future. Her portfolio online is amazing and she seems to be very nice and very competent, not to mention a very good artist.
i recommend Rachael or Timmy to anybody looking for a great custom tattoo. whether its new school or traditional Rachael is open to about anything you want, and Timmy is a great portrait artist and amazing black and grey and very clean script, no matter what you're looking to get they will work with you and treat you with respect and professionalism.... Rachael gave me my first tattoo and i will continue to go back for more ink in the near future
Clean, Friendly, Reasonable pricing. State Licensed artists and always willing to throw in extra stuff for next to nothing. They also give you a free touch up and have a referral program. The artists are knowledgeable and been in the biz for years. The owner is also the licensed piercer and quick at getting the job done. They were even willing to give me a tour so that I could see their clean room and tattoo booths. BEST TATTOO SHOP EVER!!!!!!!!