This is the best tattoo shop I have ever been in and I have well over 60 tattoos and was a tattoo artist myself for a few years. First the guys are all super friendly with a real down to earth positive attitude, they are all willing to help you find exactly what you want. My only regret is not finding this shop sooner. I had a very large and detailed calf tattoo done by a artist from Adrian, Mi who I thought could handle it. However they could not, long story short it was done very badly and I was sure there wasnt anything we could do to salvage this giant mess. Cory took the mess I brought in and completely re worked the design and brought it to life and made it look how it should have looked originally. He did little coverups and things inside this tattoo to fix it that I didnt even know you could do. Not only is this guy a super talented artist who can do lettering like a type writer but he is one of the nicest guys youll ever meet, even bought me a borrito when he took a lunch break during our all 4 hour session. Cory even stayed late to do a little tattoo on me honoring my daughter, it wasnt part of my appointment but he stayed and knocked it out no problem. I will never go to another tattoo shop again- these guys rock-
This place was an utter disappointment. I came in to see Curtis for an appointment. When I arrived the place wasn't even opened, all of the workers were late. Curtis was over an hour late. The other workers weren't welcoming at all and seemed very judgmental, which is the last thing you want or expect when walking into a tattoo parlor. When Curtis finally arrived he didn't even realize who I was or why I was there and then didn't even start the tattoo as planned. Apparently he was supposed to create a sketch for the tattoo design but time and time again he never finished it and every time I would call he would come up with excuses and push back the deadline even further. I finally gave up on contacting him and he never once tried contacting me. This was the worst experience I've ever had with a tattoo parlor. I've been to a couple others in the area and had much better experiences. The artists here are completely unprofessional. While they may be talented artists (I wouldn't really know), so are many other tattoo artists. Go to one who actually takes their job seriously and deserves your service.
I got my first tattoo yesterday (9-15-12) by Johnny Kuntz or John. Mind you I was seriously nervous and scared because I don t know what to expect. John the artist and Jason the front desk guy did an AMAZING job of making me feel more comfortable and calm. I told John what I wanted which was my son s first name and as his name is being written out I wanted it to form a treble clef. I an not artist what so ever so I had no idea really how it should look like or what. He went back to the room where you get them done out and said to give him a second and he was going to sketch something up for me and about 10 minutes later he came back and showed me what he had come up with and I ABSOLUTELY loved it it was AMAZING! So it was time to sit down and let John work his magic. He took the gun and showed me like a preview of how it will actually feel and it wasn t as bad as I thought it was going to be mind you in some places it hurt a little more than other spots. When it was all said and done I was so HAPPY with the way it turned out looking. It was SPECTACULAR looking words can t really describe how happy and satisfied with the whole experience! I will definitely be going back for my next one and I am going to refer anyone I know and that they know to come to Authentic Art for an AMAZING experience and great work as well! Keep up the good work guys!! Thanks again! Your # 1 Fan/Supporter!!Lauren =)