For some, opening a business remains at just that; these places have an unmotivated organization of goods that must come from somewhere and employees who are content with playing just that role. What a contrast, then, when the first sight coming through the door of Tat2Fiend is of employees and owner sitting around a wall mounted television, talking over a variety of topics. Like the work that Tat2Fiend prefers to do, the atmosphere is definitely tailored to personal preferences. The custom is better than tradition stance does not just stop at tattoos either. In cases around the store are necklaces and earrings made from a shop in Pacific Beach that is close enough for the artists to get the pieces they want. Purses and bikinis produced by personal associates hang from the wall, as does a t-shirt with Tat2Fiend's logo. Of even more importance than custom design is that Tom, owner and a 20 year practitioner of tattoo artistry, and his employees are all adroit artists, capable of realizing exactly what the customer wanted.
I WANTED A TATTOO FOR YEARS BUT WAS WORRIED ABOUT SLOPPY WORK AND/OR BAD HYGIENE. I CAME ACROSS 'PROPAGANDA' IN OCEAN BEACH BY CHANCE, LATER BROUGHT IN A LOT OF TATTOOS FROM THE INTERNET TO INDICATE THE STYLE I WANTED. SERGIO, A FELLOW BRAZILIAN, TOOK MY INPUT AND IN TWO DAYS CAME UP WITH AN ORIGINAL TRIBAL DESIGN LIKE NONE I HAD EVER SEEN. AFTER A COUPLE OF TWEEKS TO THE DESIGN I GOT IT DONE, FOUR HOURS OF CONCENTRATED WORK ON MY UPPER LEFT ARM. IT WAS PAINFUL BUT ENDURABLE WITH A COUPLE OF PAIN KILLERS THAT I THOUGHTFULLY BROUGHT ALONG. NOT A DAY GOES BY THAT I DON'T GET COMPLIMENTS ON IT. AND MOST OF ALL, I REALLY LIKE IT. SERGIO IS THE BOMB. HE LISTENS AND INTERPRETS YOUR IDEAS PERFECTLY. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND HIS WORK.
Adapt Studio is a great shop. I got a tattoo from Mike and it turned out great! He took the time to work with me to create an awesome tattoo. If you want a great tattoo and friendly service I'd definitely recommend Mike at Adapt Studio! Everyone who works there are very friendly and the shop is very clean and pretty stylish.