White Buffalo is an amazing shop. Well duh....it's owned by an amazing ARTIST. I have been getting tattooed by Ryan Lewis for almost 4 years now and needless to say he nails it every time. Currently he's covering a tattoo that I got on my 18th birthday (not my best choice 13 years ago) with a WWII aviation back piece. He's also done work on my ribs and hip and I'm hoping to have him rework my stomach piece in the near future. The shop is awesome and the gallery makes you feel like you're in a very professional establishment. You don't have the ultra judgmental artists smoking their cigarettes out front like you will at a lot of tattoo shops. You can definitely sit for 5 or 6 hours with Ryan and he chats with you and makes you feel right at home. If you're in the market for a portrait definitely check out his work. Don't have time to go into the shop....he's really on it with Instagram and always gets back to me quickly when I want to set something up. As someone who's running out of space to tattoo...I definitely recommend saving space on your body for a Ryan Lewis original!
I wanted to get my husband his 1st tattoo by a really good artist so I did a Google search for the best tattoo artist in Sacramento. I found Ryan and after looking at his portfolio I immediately booked his appointment. It turned out so good I had to get a tattoo for myself. Then my husband ended up getting an entire back piece from Ryan. I was so impressed with mine and my husband's tattoo that I had to get another one. I wouldn't even think about going to anyone else. You get what you pay for and it's definitely worth the wait. If you want a GREAT artist to do your tattoo go to White Buffalo and get an appointment with Ryan.
Ryan did an all color, water-color style half sleeve for me that I absolutely love. I get so many compliments on it. He was very professional, friendly and did exactly what I wanted, but better. His prices were very reasonable, and he doesn't have a heavy hand either. I will definitely be going back to him in the future!