Atomic Tattoo & Body Piercing
5533 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78756
Fax Number: (512) 453-3045
Atomic Tattoo LLC
Parking: Lot, Private
Bike Parking: Yes
Price Range : Average
By Appointment Only: No
Services: Tattoo Removal
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I have gone to this atomic twice times. I have seen two different artists and have to say that I love them. My first tattoo I went to platinum ink before the cheap specials and got the outline of a star. They screwed that up. Since then I have always gone to atomic. They charge higher than other places but you can eat off the floor and the artists I have gotten were always super friendly. The front will be rude sometimes because there are always people in there window shopping looking for reasons to get a tattoo. Tattoos are for life and if you don't already have an idea what you want then you shouldn't be there except to look at their work and decided who you want doing it. I've had tons of friends go here too and do with me and get tattoos and they love them! I'm also the kind that passes out with blood being drawn too and I love this place. They are more than understanding of this and help joke around, tell stories, and make things so much more enjoyable for me. The missing star is for half the front desk man who is short but that's just how he is an then half price because they are high up there but the work more than makes up for it. Never had to be touched up or fixed yet!
I don't understand the negative reviews. I think it must be rival shops. My friend lives in Austin and we both wanted to cover old, bad tattoos. We found Craig Sheets on the web and loved his work. I live in Yukon, OK and decided that it was worth the drive to get the tattoo I wanted. I'm so glad I did. I got a half -sleeve Greenman and it is wicked. I get so many compliments. Craig is an amazing artist. My friend's tattoo is just beautiful. The shop is clean and very friendly. I've been to shops in several states and this has been my best experience. I highly recommend this location and Craig. I'm thinking about having my other arm done and I will be heading back down to Atomic.
04/11/2012Provided by Citysearch -
I would highly avoid this place. I went in to get a simple tattoo. Not only was Jason rude, but looked like he had a hangover. He spent more time stopping what he was doing, which was work, and spent more time txt messaging on his phone. He work is shoddy at best. He really need to also clean himself up and look at little professional. His ego is big but his work is horrible. Go elsewhere.
02/28/2012Provided by Citysearch -
ATOMIX on Burnet and Ronny Veritas? 5 F'ING STARS! This dude tattoo'd four words on my sister's foot, and made ME (who wasn't even getting a tat) feel like a welcomed guest. He was professional, explained each step to her (and me), cut jokes, and really gave us an overall GREAT experience. I will be back to have mine done by Ronny next week, and wil tell everyone I know how great this dude is. If you are new to the beautiful world of tat's.... Ronny is you guy. He is at the Burnet Lane store (and by the way, this store is so clean you could eat off the floor!). I swear, the experience we had tonite with Ronny is exactly what you HOPE to have, regardless if it is your first tat or the completion of your sleeve. AWESOME JOB, Ronny!!!!
09/26/2010Provided by Citysearch -
In 2000, I moved to Austin the & wanted to mark the occasion by getting my 1st Tattoo. I drove by Atomic North dozens of times and finally decided to check it out. I looked through a portfolio by an artist named ""Tim."" (He's not there anymore thank God!) His portfolio looked respectable and I had a picture of the exact tattoo I wanted, a tribal Shark Circle. I thought it would simple enough and paid $90.
""Tim"" then proceeded to deface my chest deeply and tattooing his square version of my drawing larger than the drawing, off center without even stenciling or drawing on me 1st, Being a 1st timer I thought this was normal. There was so much blood, he cut deep,a and it was on my chest so I couldn't see what he was doing. It hurt like hell.
When ""Tim"" was done I had a square tattoo instead of a circular one in the drawing i gave him. I was in shock that this jerk would deface my body so badly rather than refer me to someone who knew what they were doing. The owner of Atomic North saw the picture and theTim's horrible results the next day. None of the shark fins or tails were the same size and it looked nothing like the drawing. The owner actually gave me a full refund because ""Tim"" did such an awful job. But I've had to live with this monstrosity for 10 years now, and it sadens me whenever I look at it.
There was no L.A. Ink show back then. Kat Von D & Cory Miller, 2 of the best tattoo artists in the world, will DRAW FREEHAND on someone occasionally, and then OK it with the client, but they never ever TATTOO FREEHAND. If only show like L.A. Ink existed in 2000.
I ran into ""Tim"" at the old Ritz Club on 6th months later and he tried to talk to me. I said simply, ""I recognize you. I don't ever want to talk to you. You ruined my life.""
I hope ""Tim"" is out of the tattoo business am disgusted with Atomic North for hiring someone so inexperienced who has scarred me for life with an awful tattoo! The only reason I didn't give them a 0 rating is because it wouldn't let me.
05/29/2010Provided by Citysearch -
I went to Christ a little over a year ago and got my husbands name tattooed on my rite inner forearm. HE DID AN AMAZING JOB on it...totally exceeded my expectations! It was only my 3rd tattoo so I was a little nervous but he totally made me feel at ease shooting the s*@t and cracking jokes and was NOT unprofessional ONE TIME!! My brother in law stayed with m while I was getting it done and he LOVED the work so much he is going to Chris when he is ready for his second. My best friend and I are going in next month to get matching tattoos and using Chris. So is my husband when he gos in to get our 4 kids names done. I have had SO MANY compliments on the quality of work on my arm and I always recomend Chris when someone I know is looking for an artist. I cant wait to go back and get MORE!!
I have never been to Atomic but after reading all these reviews I have to let people know about a much better place. I have gotten all my tattoos and piercings at Ressurection Tattoos in Austin at Lamar and Oltorf. They price much cheeper, they quote you on your tatt, they dont charge by the hour. I got a solid tribal design on my back, a 4 1/2 hour job done for $250! That was my first tattoo and after that i have had the same guy, Roger, do all of mine: my back, both arms half sleeved and even a free one on my calf. They are very friendly and cool and most reasonable and provide great advice and feedback and touchups are always free! Piercings are much cheeper too, I have had 9 piercings from them. They have really grown since the last time I was there and for good reason. With them there is no need to worry about the cold shoulder or rudeness.