I did not have the best experience here but I do have to say tha Nilson went above and beyond to make my experience was as good as it could be. My sister and I wanted to get matching tattoos for her birthday. I had been in communication with Nilson for a couple weeks, after searching several months for an awesome black and gray artist. I sent him ideas of what we wanted and set-up and appointment. When we went down to the shop on my sister's birthday, for her first, our matching tattoos, the shop didn't have anything sketched up for us. We were told that the design we had come up with was too detailed for the place we had wanted it. We were highly dissappointed and worked with them to come up with another design. After 2 hours and making a competely different piece than what we had wanted, we were satisfied with the design. Honestly, I would have preferred to get my original piece but by this time, we had to get something. I didn't want to ruin my sister's birthday. The piece is still nice and it is something I will be happy with for the rest of my life, thank goodness, but the only reason I am happy with it, is because my sister and I got our matching tattoos, finally. Nilson did a great job on my sister's tattoo, unfortunately, I was not so lucky. I have very sensitive skin and the other artist that did my piece turned my forearm into hamburger meat. My tattoo healed up horribly and I was so upset that all of the border ink had disappeared and my new piece looked like a black blob on my arm. I talked to Nilson about my tattoo and he gladly had me come in to fix it. He did a great job and I am now very happy with the result. Honestly, I would only recommend Nilson do any work from this shop. He does amazing work and his portraits are out of this world phenomenal.
Just went to get my first tattoo this past weekend. All the staff was very accommodating and even came in on a Sunday when they were closed so that I could get my tattoo in the time frame that I was in town. I dealt with Nilson (the owner and artist), Victor (who helped with my scheduling) and my artist was Genaro. All were very helpful in my experience. I got a script tattoo on my foot and Genaro made it as painless as possible and it looks absolutely amazing! better than I could hope for. He was also just a wonderful person who talked me through everything and made my experience the best it could be. Although the shop is a bit far from the strip if you're staying there, it is WELL WORTH the 15 minute drive, you will get a better price, experience, and tattoo at this establishment compared to anywhere on the strip. I chose this shop based on it's wonderful reviews. I am so glad I went to this shop and would go back time and time again. I LOVE HYPNOTIC INKS TATTOO AND GENARO!
I went in to see Nilson to do a cover up that I thought would be impossible. I was wrong of course. He took the time to find just the right flower to do the cover up. You can't even tell there was anything there before. His color work is so amazing and so vibrant. This is my 5th tattoo done by him and I refuse to go anywhere else nor would I put my trust in any other artist than him. Because his talent is uncomparable. But I am tired of people who don't know what they want in a tattoo and they just want it as a fashion statement. They should at least have an idea of what they want and not completely rely on the artist to figure it out for them. Figure it out...then go see Nilson!!!!