I visited several studios in town, with an idea of exactly what I wanted for my tattoo. Most of them didn't want to listen or even give me direction. They all said it just wasn't possible, and couldn't be done. Felt like no one wanted the challenge or do the work needed to create my art. When I walked in and talked to Rob, he listened to what I had to say, to what I wanted. He jumped right into the design work shortly after meeting with me. After a few days, we met, and he had this amazing drawing for me. Even more than what I had expected. He took the time to listen to what I wanted on my body, and how I wanted it done. If he hit a bump in the road he called and talked to me about the issue and explained why we needed to change this or that. He was exceptional!! When we finally sat down and laid the design out on my arm, chest, and back it was even more than I could have ever expected. I was amazed at what he had taken from my description, and turned into a tattoo. His talent is amazing and his passion for what he does is even better. I would highly suggest a visit to see him, and let him design and work for you.
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I planned on this to be my last tattoo. It will not be after the wonderful work I received from Heather. I didn't even know I could get a tattoo this good at my age. ( I am 44) I thought only people in tattoo magazines got work this beautiful. The tattoo was custom made for me by Heather after meeting and getting a design together. It was important to be customized because this tattoo is for a very lived friend who passed. I am still in awe of the beauty of my work. I also must mention that I have been a nurse for over 20 years and Heather was so meticulous about proper technique. She was very attentive to remaining clean throughout the whole process. I have never seen anything like it outside the hospital. Needless to say anymore except I will be back for another and pass the word around. Oh,I also must mention that we had great conversations and just felt like I've known the girls working there for years. It was just great!
Though I have had many tattoos and piercings, I don't think I've ever worked with a practitioner as professional as Derek. I came into Forever Tattoo after having my nostril pierced at another establishment, and was very specific with Derek about my placement and my expectations for my face. Though I was rushing in and out, Derek seemed as if he would've spent as much time as I wanted educating me on the material, the method, and the angle of piercing my nose exactly as I wanted. When all was said and done, it looked exactly as I wanted, and all of my worries about positioning were gone. It healed quickly, and I will forever refer all of my piercing business to Derek.
Amazing shop,amazing work! Jenn and heather are so awesome and cool to be around. We had great conversations and work. My ear projects turned out so precise. I had a triple helix and industrial. The other ear has a conch,anti tragus and a daith. I had a consult with heather too about starting my leg sleeve. I can't wait. I have a few tattoos for her now and can't wait to cover my body. Love you girls! Oh,and my husband is next in line!
Best experience ever. I have been in 2 other shops before and they made me feel uncomfortable, for lack of better words, but the ladies at Mans Ruin were so nice to me and actually listened to what i had to say. I really didnt have a clue on my first tattoo and they made me feel comfortable and relaxed. It was was just an all around great experience and I would recommend this place to anyone. Thanks Again Mans Ruin!
I am such a satisfied customer it is just ridiculous. I love this place. I've known about them forever, but have just been too broke. Today I walked in for a nostril piercing, and it looks great. Jen Sumo is such a professional and so much fun to talk to. Great prices. Very clean. They know their stuff. You should totally check them out!!
Professional, clean, quick and effective. So far I have only had experience here on the piercing side but Jenn is amazing. My rings are perfectly straight and after following my aftercare I have very little to no pain. The art on the inside of the building is also something to be seen. I will recommend this business time and time again.
This is the best place ever! I went with my best friend and we both felt totally at ease as soon as we walked through the door. I will never go to another tattoo shop if I can avoid it. It was clean, friendly, had a good vibe, and the nicest people I've met in Asheville. Cannot recommend this place enough!
I've only had ink done by Jeremy, which is an excellent artist, but any time im ever asked "Where's a good place to get a tattoo?" the very first place i say is empire. For western nc i think the whole crew there is top notch and is by far the best place to go.
I visited Forever Tattoo wanting to have my lady parts pierced. I heard about Derek's abilities as a piercer, and his professional attitude. I was not disappointed. Very clean and straight forward as well as friendly he will give you a great piercing!!