i got tattooed by chad koeplinger on my birthday this summer. it was the best experience i've had at a tattoo shop by far. i just moved to DC about 5 months ago for school and i've been tattooed all over the country. i had heard chads name before from a few magazines and i met this other guy grant at a local bar on 18th street. he tattoos there as well, he does reallllly good work but chad was more of my style. when you walk in the shop you are greeted by a nice clean sanitary smell. the guy at the counter was really friendly. you could tell he meant business but also wasn't mean at all. its a tattoo shop for crying out loud. also i too paid with a credit card and they didn't charge me a fee...they charged me tax. the floor was clean, the shop was clean. the other tattooers were nice too. i would tell ANYONE to go here. with confidence
I love it. I was a tattoo virgin as they called me in nu flava. My aunt had went here to get her first tattoo and she loved it. she said she only wanted one but after seeing how classy tactful and beautiful it came out she wanted more. With nu flava it is not all about the money. I have been only once but once u go in u kind of feel like family. They laugh and joke. Coco laughed and joke with me the whole time i almost forgot i was getting a tattoo done til he said he was done . Everyone in Nu Flava is real down to earth so if u on DC and need a tat done go visit the Red door On MLK next to the Mellon St. Store.
In total I have three tattoos from NuFlava and I love them ALL! I wanted to do something in memory of my sister, brother and then something fun for me. Every time I look at my ink, I feel like my family is still with me. It’s my stamp to the world that these two great people STILL LIVES! I wear them like a badge of honor for the world to see-Simply Beautiful!!!! I love NuFlava because they are honest and there are just some things they will not do. It’s not about the money for them, it’s about the art. THANK YOU CoCo!