I spent years thinking and debating what kind of tattoo I wanted and came up with a tattoo in my head and I was stuck on this idea of this tattoo. I wanted this tattoo very much and there is no way or no one that could change my mind because I made up my mind and thought about it for years. I am a person that overthinks everything. I went to different tattoo shops all throughout San Antonio. I found almost everyone was rude and acted like I had no knowledge of tattoo or what I wanted; many others tried to talk me out of it, or gave me ideas to change it. I never got a quote because they never took the time to understand what I wanted. I went to Platinum tattoos in April of 2014, first off the shop is very clean and the lady at the front desk was very nice and talked to me about each Artist, lucky for me an Artist was filling in for someone at the Dezavala location and his name was “Picasso”. This artist sure lived up to the name and was very nice and talked to me about the tattoo and quoted me right on the spot. This artist drew an outline of my tattoo without having anything to reference to, just the idea of the tattoo I wanted. The tattoo took about 4 hours, he talked to me throughout the process, and making sure I was doing ok. When he was done my mind was blown, I could not believe that he tattooed this amazing piece of art work on my body. For years I could only imagine this tattoo on me, and the tattoo was better than I could have ever imagined, I could not thank him enough. If you’re looking for a shop and you have high expectations then go to Platinum Tattoo, you will not regret it!!!
Carlos Lemon did my first Tank Girl tattoo... and I couldn't be any happier with it. The photo I brought in on my phone was colored and I really wanted a black and white tattoo. He had no problem at all playing with the saturation and contrasts in the photo until we agreed on the right balance for the look that I wanted it to have. When it came to do the actual inking in he was very patient and fast.. as well as very gentle.. as gentle as you can be while sticking someone with various grades of needles. :) He answered any questions that I asked and over all the experience was by far my favorite of any other tattoo artist that i have ever visited. I have other tattoos from different artists from other parts of the country, but I am most satisfied with his work and hope to be revisiting him to do a tribute to my brother. :) Thank you Carlos! You Rock!!
If you want a REAL Texas Style Tattoo try Honest Charlie's. After seeing my friends tattoos I went there for one. You will get no kissass treatment and they do not do piercings, sell equipment or as Charlie told me "no disco pants or haircuts either" but they CAN tattoo. Charlie has been tattooing in SA for about 40 years and his son, Richard, grew up in tattoo shops. When I went some guys from S.Africa were visiting tattooers. They were cool but Charlie, Rich, Poison, and Cat are the ones.They were very busy so my tattoo didn't get finished until daylight but they seem to be open almost 24hours.Take cash and don't try for a discount.The prices are low already and they might tell you to screw off. I saw it happen.I have been back for more and send my friends.