11/02/2011Provided by Citysearch -
Tattoo shops are known for attitude and each one definitely has its own style. As some shops go, there can be tattoo artists that just love to give the customer a playfully rough time. It can make the experience feel that much more real for the customer; it's all fun and games, until some one gets jabbed with a needle. Ask the kids on Real World La Jolla. They just shot their finale there! But that's all a part of the business at Black Rose Tattoo.
Facing towards the beach on Mission Blvd, Black Rose Tattoo has stood tall for eight years as one of the more seasoned shops in PB. With four artists working full time, they have their hands full doing all sorts of full custom tattoos. They specialize in everything; from abstract graffiti to meticulous realism, and they can do all sorts of cover-ups. Walk-ins are always welcome and setting up appointments is just as good. The kicker is clients will pay by the tattoo, not an hourly rate, which is rare for tattoo shops. Black Rose also keeps its cleaning standards to the ones out in the Las Vegas casinos; it's ridiculously sterile, if you've never been to a Vegas shop.
That's the business side. Walking in you'll probably meet Eddy; he's there all the time. Starting out in Las Vegas, he's been tattooing for 17 years, and knows his craft. In the old school way of tattooing, he'll probably say, gruffly, ""What-ya want?"" Don't let that fool you. He'll get you the best tattoo, but he'll definitely give a rough time about it. ""Fun loving a**-h*les,"" as he puts it. As old school and traditional as it gets. They're open at noon and won't leave until the last tattoo is done.