155 Harvard Ave, Allston, MA 02134
Regeneration Records & Tattoo
Bike Parking: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Price Range : Average
By Appointment Only: No
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05/10/2007Provided by Citysearch -
I got a tat today at regeneration tattoo, located in Allston rock city, on Harvard ave, near the pet shop. Apt, was at 1:45, got to the tat by 3. S U E, owner of shop, had spent the evening before drawing up the design, which was a variation of the image I brought her. All clean checks where fine, everything was sterile, and she drilled on me for 2 hours, resulting in the first (id say 75%) of the tat. it came out fraking GREAT. I?ve got nothing but compliments on it today. Pain was minimal in some spots, fairly painful in the ""pit"" of my arm, but overall, it was a very good experience, and I would recommend the shop to anyone in the area looking for some new ink. I will say designs closer to old school, heavy outline, minimal color, high in detail, but low in realism are your best bet. Not keen to portraits, but spot on with some intuitive designs. Bring them something that will challenge but intrigue them,. and you'll get some good ink. 4.75/5 minus a lil for lateness.
PS, im drunk now, will heal tat well, and get shading done in a few weeks, cant wait!
08/07/2006Provided by Citysearch -
Been wanting a tattoo for a while but was a first-timer and a little nervous. I explained that I wanted something small and in a fairly discreet location; I was told that they had female artists on staff, and the staff started answering my questions as I looked through their portfolios. Then I met Hannah: very cool, very calm, very easy going, she did an incredible job of explaining the process without being pretentious, and generally putting aside any fears I might have had. The tattoo was done in a week after the ""consult"" - and the results were no less than amazing. She is extremely creative, very patient, and very sensitive. The pain was surprisingly mild - and the tattoo itself came out great. Hannah then took the time to give me after-care instructions; I felt like I had been taken through the process from beginning to end and now have something to show for it. And I would like to personally thank the staff - Hannah in particular - for making it a very easy and comfortable decision.
11/09/2005Provided by Citysearch -
This place rocks! I loved the friendly, non-pretentious atmosphere. Most tattoo shops are frequented by people trying to be tougher than everyone else, not to mention the staff trying to look like the coolest kids on the block. At Regeneration, however, it's clear that the staff is there to make your experience the most comfortable and enjoyable it can be. Sue is awesome!!! It is really nice that this is a woman-owned tattoo. Everything is VERY sterile without feeling like you are at the doctor's office. Staff also is warm and inviting. Prices are reasonable (no one is trying to rip you off!) and half of what you'd pay at other Boston locations. I'd say that in a few months, other tattoo places will be running for their money. To top it all off, tattooists at Regeneration are not culturally ignorant, which, as a woman of color, was much appreciated.