Prior to coming to Myrtle Beach, I had three tattoos performed when I was in Phoenix. I had held off getting two new pieces added, due to a leeriness involving the general lack of quality that I had seen from ink men in the MB area. When I did see a tattoo that I liked, the name "Flow" was the one that was consistently mentioned.. His work using gray scale was not only world class, but his uncanny skill with nuanced shading lent his colored work an almost three dimensional "depth" that is rarely seen. I popped inside to get a quote on a very complex geometric design for my chest, one that a friend had recently received from an artist in Wilmington. My friend's tatt took about five hours (looked great) and the final cost was $600 (with a $100 tip). Flow looked at the design, and indicated an ability to recreate it with the "matter-of-fact" attitude of a talented tenor being asked if he could hit a high "C" note. The quote was $100 an hour. Well, at least I wasn't getting screwed. As it turns out, it was a great deal, because the gent knocked the design out in a smidge less than two hours (not five), and the work was considerably better than what my friend was sporting on his chest. During a break, I noticed that the booth next to his was filled with pictures of NBA superstars and Rap/hip-hop luminaries. The man who was posing with freshly applied work on the likes of DMX and a certain Hall-of-Fame Chicago Bulls looked familiar from tattoo magazines. I nodded with my head at the booth and asked if the man who worked there was mentored by the man in the pics, "Chicago's World Famous Lil' Chris"? Flow said, in his laconic manner, "No man, that's Lil' Chris's booth. By the end of my Tatt, Lil' Chris walked in, just having been flown back into town by an elite clientele in Hawaii. I asked Flow if he would be offended, if I asked Chris to do my other piece, he wasn't. Chris worked me into his schedule, and my second tattoo? What I would normally think of as a four hour job, by any rational standard, was done in 90 minutes, and the work is so damned good, that I regretted my inability (due to work constraints) to have it on my forearm. Yeah, that good. These guys know what they are doing and don't take the "lawyer approach" to tattooing (run up the total billable by stretching the job). I have never written on line kudos for folks just doing their job, with these guys (obviously) I had to make an exception.
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My husband and I were out looking to get matching work done and we kinda stumbled upon this shop.We were wanting matching tattoos of our kids foot prints. The guys there were very down to earth and easily convinced us they would be the perfect people to do the art. They matched our kids foot prints from hospital records. We were told the tattoo would take 90 minutes by other shops but they had them done in 30 minutes. They did a great job we will be going back to have Jerry and Miguel do our tattoos in the future!! Great job guys!!
Best tattoo experience I've had! Jess did my tattoo and I love it! As soon as we walked in we felt at ease! Everyone is so friendly and so easy going. Amazing customer service. Jess actually came out and talked over our ideas with us and quoted the prices and answered every question in detail so we understood. Showed us the expiration dates on everything before opening them in front of us. Very clean and sterile place! Can't wait to come back for my next tattoo!