i went to OTC last year to get my second tattoo. i chose OTC because they were a new shop and close, located on the east side of town. a handful of other tattoo places are on the east side of town but i never had a desire to get work done by any of em. last week myself and 2 friends wanted to get some ink done. i made the suggestion of goin to Orlando Tattoo Company because everything worked out for me the first time, why not go back again. Thursday afternoon, we pull up to the shop and walk in their lobby. it seemed like no one was there, but just then Johnny pops out and greets us. he remembers me from a prior visit and asks to see my tattoo from the year before. we have a brief chat about it and then he begins to focus on what we're here for. Johnny directs us to his new wave touch screen tattoo catalog that features some traditional art as well as the portfolios of the artists in the shop. he also has copy's of their art in books and binders in the lobby that you could flip through if a touch screen isn't your deal. while we're trying to get our ideas organized Johnny introduced us to Juan who is also an artist and would be working on one of us that day. at that time one of my friends and Juan had got the talkin and figured everything out. Juan went back and made the illustration of the tattoo and before i knew it my buddy was ready to get inked. my other friend also got the details of his tattoo worked out and was ready for Johnny to put the needle to him. i was gunna wait in the lobby. Johnny said i was welcome back to the rooms to watch the fun. i did. it was real chill. they turned up the stereo and some golden age punk rock was playing. the vibe was great. i also really enjoyed the tattoo rooms because they were covered in original paintings, artwork , drawings, posters, comics, show fliers, toys, etc. you could defiantly see they had their own style about em. they even let me take pictures of my friends flinching faces. fresh ink. fresh needles. it was cool. both Juan and Johnny both wrapped up around the same time. my friends were both real excited and after a brief break it was my turn in the chair. the tattoo i wanted was lettering and Johnny was gunna be the artist. i had the font in mind, Johnny pulled up a sketch i was pleased with and then he went to town. music still bumpin, my homeboy pointing and laughing, getting ink done. it was a good time. we got all of our tattoo's at a fair price and in a timely fashion. i even got the hookup with a bottle of tattoo goo that is keeping my tattoo's healthy. we said our peace and thanked both Johnny and Juan for their work. i would recommend this shop and these guys for their patience, their skill, their personality, and the atmosphere. Orlando Tattoo Company is the place to get your next tattoo.
WOW! LET ME START OFF BY SAYING THAT I'M NOT "THE TATTOO BILLBOARD". I LOST MY DOG OF 14 YEARS AND WANTED A PORTRAIT OF HIM ON MY SHOULDER. I LOOKED ONLINE AND SEARCHED FOR A TATTOO GALLERY THAT DEMONSTRATED TO ME THAT THEY HAVE THE ABILITY TO DO MY TATTOO VERY WELL. I FOUND OG TATTOO IN ORLANDO, FL. THE ARTIST (AND I MEAN THIS IN THE TRUEST SENSE) SKYE, HAD A TATTOO OF A DOG ON HER GALLERY THAT WAS DONE ON A WOMAN'S HAND. I THOUGHT OK, I WILL WRITE TO HER AS I WAS OUT OF THE COUNTRY AT THE TIME AND SHE HAD THE ABILITY TO DO THIS TATTOO WELL. SHE WROTE BACK TO ME AND WE SCHEDULED AN APPOINTMRENT FOR THE DAY AFTER I ARRIVED. WHEN I WENT TO THE TATTOO ESTABLISHMENT EXPECTING A GRUNGY ATMOSPHERE AND HUNDREDS OF FLIP CHARTS, I WAS GREATLY SURPRISED TO SEE NEITHER OF THOSE THINGS. INSTEAD, I FOUND AN ART GALLERY, WELCOMING ATMOSPHERE, AND FRIENDLY PEOPLE. THE STUDIO WAS VERY CLEAN, AND THE ARTISTS WERE FANTASTIC. I CONSULTED WITH SKYE AND TALKED ABOUT THE TATTOO I IMAGINED AND PROVIDED HER A PHOTO SO SHE COULD START PLANNING FOR THE FOLLOWING DAY. WHEN I RETURNED THE NEXT DAY, SHE ALREADY HAD THE DRAWN BASE AND IN LOOKING AT IT, IT WAS EXACT! MY TATTOO IS MUCH LARGER THAN THE ONE I SEEN IN HER GALLERY AND IT WAS TO BE PPLACED ON MY SHOULDER. SHE BEGAN WORKING AND IN TALKING WITH HER, I ASKED WHY THE STUDIO HAS NO FLIP CHARTS, SHE RESPONDED "WE DO ALL ORIGINAL ART BASED ON EACH PERSONS DESIRE". WHILE SKYE (AND THE OTHER ARTISTS) CAN DO SIMPLE DESIGNS FROM BOOKS OR MAGAZINES, THEY PREFER TO TALK WITH THEIR CUSTOMERS TO MAKE SURE THEY TATTOO ONLY THE DESIRED IMAGE. DURING MY TIME IN THE CHAIR, A GENTELMAN HAD A TATTOO FROM ONE OF THE OTHER ARTISTS. IT WAS OF A LOCK (WOULDNT BE MY FIRST CHOICE) BUT IT WAS PERFECT. THE DEPTH AND DIMENSION MADE IT APPEAR THAT IT WAS THREE DIMENSIONAL. MY WIFE ACCOMPANIED ME AND SEEING THIS TATTOO INSPIRED MY WIFE TO HAVE A SMALL TATTOO ALSO. THEY TATTOO'ED HER AND IT WAS FANTASTIC! THEY CAPTURED THE SAME THREE-DIMENSIONAL APPEARANCE. MY TATTOO TOK ABOUT 4-1/2 HOURS INCLUDING A COUPLE BREAKS AND IS PHENOMIONAL! SKYE CAPTURED THE EXACCT IMAGE OF MY BUDDY. SHE WORKED FROM THE PHOTO SHE PRINTED AND USED AN IPAD TO ZOOM IN ON EVERY DETAIL. WHEN I LOOK AT THE TATTOO, IT IS UNMISTAKINGLY MY LITTLE GUY. I WILL BE GOING BACCK AGAIN AND WILL ONLY USE SKYE AT OG TATTOOS. SHE PROMISED TO PUT MY TATTOO ONLINE BUT I HAVEN'T SEEN IT YET. I COULDN'T IMAGINE A BETTER EXPERIENCE ANYWHERE!
So last june my sister in-law wanted dermals, after searching around the area and asking ppl in the area who they thought would be the best place to go, we went to OTC, I loved the enviornment, laid back and chill! A few weeks later my husband decided he finally wanted a tattoo, so we headed over to OTC, with nothing but an idea in mind, we were greeted by Eddie who took everything my husband had to say in and was like cool, Im going to draw this up and I will call you when its ready. My husband went in later that night and came back with one of the most amazing tattoos I have seen, I loved how Eddie took everything my husband wanted and turned into such a great piece. Again a few weeks ago I found myself wanting another tattoo, I just so happened to run into Eddie and talked to him about it, made an appointment and went in last night. I was a little dissapointed when I got there and eddie had a previous appointment run over and was unable to do mine, but he introduced me to Johnny and all was cool. I had drawn a picture, very ammature, of what I wanted and Johnny was able to pull the picture of off face book and hook it up. I was for sure that he was going to have to change so much about it, but he didnt. Its amazing, he tweaked it slightly, but when I look down at my foot and see it, I know its what I wanted and that its the picture I drew! JOHNNY THE SQUIRREL ! It wasnt painful like I thought the artists in the shop made it incredibly comfortable and I was overly impressed! The prices are decent, you get what you pay for, and when it comes to body art, thats what you are looking for! Needless to say I am totally In-Love with everyone at the shop! I also got my first, and last (only because thats what I want) dermal last night, and although it does hurt like hell at first, its was totally worth it and Dan Hooked it up! That you soo Much guys! I can honestly say that I will never go to another shop to get my work done! I so wish I could give a higher rating that 5 stars!