05/13/2011Provided by Citysearch -
I walked into Madison Tattoo shop and was instantly asked how can I help you. Most tattoo shops you stand around for awhile like a dear starring into headlights cause no one will speak up and ask if you need anything. The shop was clean and had a unique vibe to it. You can tell that they actually put thought into it and didn?t just put a bunch of random crap on the walls like most tattoo shops do. I was there to see Jimbo Cutler the 3rd, I was getting the gonzo logo from Hunter S. Thompson?s printing company. I normally wouldn?t get a tattoo from someone that just finished up there apprenticeship, but after seeing how fast he progressed after doing 40 palm sized tattoo?s I was impressed. His lines were straight and he paid close attention to the small detail. Due to experiences with male tattoo artists which most had heavy hands , I prefer women tattoo artist . I would say that Jimbo had a lighter hand then most which made it more comfortable unlike other artist who dug too far into my skin. I would say if Jimbo continues in this industry he has the potential to become one of LA?s best. He is a very talented artist. Above all else I was mostly impressed by the shops cleanliness, and knowledge of sterile practices. If you visit this shop you wont be treated like a moron, the artist here are friendly and open to ideas and meeting new clients. I?ve never felt more welcome in a tattoo shop. Madison tattoo would be a great place for a first timer to get a tattoo because you?ll be treated with respect through out the entire process.