I spent a long time looking for the perfect tattoo. Well if you want to know where to go I suggest Smoking Aces Tattoo on South Highland and Sahara. The owner Kieron James native to Ireland is an amazing with a capital A. He spent a lot of time just working on my initial design. You get quality time and ink done for a more than fair price. No hourly rates here, and no rush jobs. He is one of the few artists I have met that gives a piece of himself to every tattoo he does. Very h...view moreigh standards and great quality of work. Best place to go if you want a traditional Irish piece. Thanks Kieron. Brod Eireannach!view less
Smoking Aces Tattoo
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- Intimidated about your first tattoo?? Nervous about checking out a new shop or artist?? No need to be! Smoking Aces is owned/operated by Kieron James, a seasoned artist who has 16 years of experience with skin & ink. Kieron began his career in Europe, and has most recently worked in San Diego, Sacramento, and now VEGAS- resulting in his versatile talent and style. Smoking Aces prides itself on a clean and friendly atmosphere that embraces everyone. Professionally managed, you will not find any "artist attitude" here! Whether you are looking for your first tattoo or another piece of art for your vast collection, the Smoking Aces staff can accommodate your needs. We're located at 9151 South Las Vegas Blvd. in the Vegas Point Plaza (next to Stoney's Country Bar). Call 702.207.ACES (2237) to make an appointment. Or, stop by, ask questions, and check us out- walk-ins are always welcome.
first of all, i have NEVER written a review, good or bad about anything, or anyone in my life.
I waited almost 20 years to get my bad tattoo covered up with a better one.
the tattoo i had in mind was VERY simple,
yet Keiron the ""pro"" rushed right through it doing a very sloppy job.
uneven lines that dont line up, crooked numbers, dirty looking black.
i mean i know nothing about drawing, or tattoos but I had to point out to HIM areas he missed filling in!
He didnt take anymore ...view morethan 2 mins discussing what i wanted, he just did a quick, sloppy trace on my arm then went to work.
in my stupidity i just trusted that he was such a pro, (from all the perfect reviews, and being that the tattoo i wanted was a very easy one), that he needed to be told next to nothing to get it perfect....WRONG!
i had to go back and have him ""fix"" it, thus turning what i wanted, into something that i just had to settle for...FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE!
when i went back he was acting so irritated when i was having him (try) to fix HIS MISTAKES!..like having him (try) to make crooked lines straight, or fill in color where there was none but should be.
and their website promises no ""artist attitude""....WRONG!
artist attitude was the only thing they seemed to have down to a science, EVERY question i asked (""hey man what's that?"") seemed like a problem for him to answer, and even then it was mumbled one word answers, and i barely asked any questions.
i've noticed during my several times in the shop him and the red head girl who works there, giving several other customers the ""i'm superior"" tude.
plus, he told me to call ahead if i was going to be late, so after i put in every effort to to show up on time he informs me ""im running late, come back in two hours""..lol wow, i guess its not important for HIM to call the customers to let them know HE is going to be late.
I KNOW that SOMEONE could have done the tattoo i wanted perfectly.
bottom line...either Keiron is a total imbecile, or he had no respect for the tattoo i wanted.view less
I had done a lot of research on various tattoo shops in the Vegas area because I had been very nervous about getting my first tattoo. I decided upon Smoking Aces when I saw the shop, noted how clean and attractive it was - and after having spoken with Kieron, I felt more at ease, quickly.\r
I had a basic idea of my tattoo design - and Kieron worked with me to develop a design that I was really happy with. He has a very light hand, my tattoo (on my wrist) came out, beautifully. Fro...view morem design aspect to Kieron finishing the tattoo, entirely took less than 40 minutes - and Kieron was very kind and supportive with me throughout the process and was also very understanding that with that being my first tattoo I had been a little nervous.\r
The greatest compliment that I can give to Kieron is that I trusted him and enjoyed his work so much that, the following month, I took my son in for his first tattoo - which Kieron also did a splendid job with.\r
I highly recommend Kieron, his artistry and his shop.\rview less
i was so scared to get my first tattoo ...i went into sevral shops in town and got mostly alot of addtides...but then i found smoking aces...the owner/artist there was so helpful and and profesional i knew right away i found the perfect shop for me.i have been coming to smoking aces now for a few months and iv brought alot of my good buddys who love it also.i highly recomend SMOKING ACES TATTOO SHOP.....
I recently went to the Smoking Aces tattoo shop and I needed some real difficult work to be done and I asked Kieron if he could do this job and he said that this is the type of work he loved to do .Before I went to this shop i researched many Tattoo Shops in Vegas by looking at there work and most of them couldn't do what I wanted .They all had there photos to see what there goods were but when I got Kierons shopon the net i could see right away this was the guy to do this work .Kiero...view moren finished my work and it was just beautiful that it fit into the rest of my work just perfect .I would also say that the shop was absolutely clean and all his equipment was spotless ,which you want .So if you need work that is perfect this is the place i would recommend.view less
My buddy got tattooed at this shop and i thought the work was sweet. I called down there to make an appt and he drew it out before i got there and it was exactly what i wanted. The best part about the shop is that every one laughs has a good time and i got some awesome ink. I always stop in to say hey when im on that side of town.
iv been getting tattooed for a lot of yrs now and have visited many shop across the country,\r
smoking aces tattoo is the best shop for quality of work and best price that iv found ,i looked at a lot of shops in vegas and read a lot of revues, smoking aces lives up to all the revues,it is avery clean shop with a very relaxed atmosphere ,the staff are very helpfull and nobody has a bad attatude ,and best of all the talent is unbelieveable,\r
i got both of my calves tattooed by kieron ...view morehe did a great job, portrait of my wife on one and a color pin up on the other ,i couldnt be happier ,\r
i recomend you go see the guys at smoking aces .\rview less
Great experience, excellent work! My mother and I were on vacation and wanted to get tattoos. This was my mother's first and my third. We were treated very well and the artist took a lot of time to help us with our designs. He was awesome and did not have the typical attitude I have received before in other shops. I recommend this shop for anyone who wants to be treated with respect!
My wife and I recently got our 5th tattoos together. Our first from Kieron. First, we were only in town for a full day, and I gave him the wrong date. When we showed up, he rearranged his schedule to accommodate my mistake.\r
Secondly, in 10 minutes he'd conceived of, refined, and improved upon a tattoo design I've been kicking around for multiple years. His experience shows, and the Parrot on my shoulder is absolutely gorgeous.\r
My wife came in with less of an idea, and...view more he helped her focus on what she wanted, combining her ideas with some designs she liked, and came up with a very personal 'Mommy' Tattoo.\r
I can't recommend Kieron enough. Professional, down to earth, incredibly talented. He was extremely responsive via email before we got to town. He charges by the piece, works fast, and does a great job. On top of that, he came in a fraction of the price for similar tattoos from people in the Chicago Area. So if you're going to be in Vegas, and want a tattoo, check out smoking aces. I can't imagine you'd be disappointed.\r