I was referred to John Schumate by a woman in a very upscale salon in San Antonio Texas. She had black hair and beautiful dark eyes and ruby red lips. I was in a trans by how beautiful she was. Her eyes were defined and popped out at you bright and always looking happy as if they were smiling even though she may not have had a smile on her face at any given time. Her lips were beautiful plump and red. She had a classic look about her I could not stop looking at her. She look like she was right out of a magazine. I asked her what kind of lipstick she was wearing and she told me that she had permanent cosmetics by John Schumate. She told me where his shop was located and I looked it up the next day. I visited his shop and found his prices to be a little expensive. I had looked and called around at other shops and found their prices to be more in my price range. But when I talked to John Schumate he explained that more than 75% of his clintel was fixing other permanent cosmetics mistakes. I knew I had made the right choice. I started with my eye liner and then my eye brows and eventually ended up with my lips. This was in 2003, I have since then had a one touch up on my eye brows and lips and every where I go I get a compliment " Are you wearing lipstick?" "I have been watching you and I have not yet to see a smuge of lipstick on you glass all evening." I reply no I do not have lipstick on it's permanent cosmetics I just use lip gloss or chapstick to keep them moist. It has been the best investment I have ever made. I am a mother of five children and now that I am in my early 40's I thank John Schumate every morning that I only have to put a little consealer under my eyes and little power on my face and away I go for the day. It saves me so much time in getting ready for my busy day and it's so much less stressful. Thank you John Schumate for giving me the time and beauty back to make myself feel that I am truly beautiful inside and out. Sincerely, Kelly Kronk
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!!!
After a horrible experience at the Platinum on 410 E where the practitioners were both rude and unattentive to clients, today i paid a visit to Platinum off Evers and I was pleasantly surprised at how different these shope are. Not only is the staff friendly and professional, but they value their clients and strive to please. Today I had 2 individuals who had to correct my lip piercing and 1 who gave me an amazing tat on my foot. They were clean, professional and definitely made up for the lack of quality found at the Platinum off 410 E. Even the manager was social and proactive with the clients despite some people's previous reviews as to him being a jerk, that is highly NOT the case. Platinum off Evers is the only place i will take my friends and sorority sisters, every other place is by far lacking in comparision. Thanks guys for your service and my brokn arrow. Ill definitely see you on mONDAY!!! -kRISTINA