Im going to bluntly list what was wrong with this experience: 1. The artist was 6 hrs late to the appointment and didn't keep us updated about his ETA. This ended up in us waiting around all day. I was going to go to the shop and get my money back which I'd put down the day before, but I was leaving the city in two days and he had done my friends tattoo which looked good so I figured although it sucked we had to wait, at least we'd get good tattoos. Mind you these were extremely meaningful tattoos between best friends and he knew that. 2. He lied about his experience as an artist. He stated he "invented watercolor tattooing" and was one of the guys to found the piercing industry. He also lied about tattoo artists he knew. I have had work done by two people multiple times in Philly and in Maine. He claimed he knew both these artist from tattoo conventions. I asked both artist later and they both said they had never heard of him. 3. He bought and offered me alcohol during the tattoo as repayment for being late. Tequila to be exact. I didn't know you weren't supposed to drink before/during a tattoo which perhaps is dumb but there was a tattoo artist right there who DIDN'T tell me not to do it and drank with me. Later I found out this could effect pigment retention. My tattoo did get messed up but I don't know if that is because of the alcohol. I made a five hr drive home shortly after getting it and that may have messed it up so I take responsibility for that. 4. Despite all this strange activity none of the other staff did anything. They actually endorsed his lies.5. Everyone smokes inside the shop after closing and I was still there getting a tattoo. I smoked cigarettes too! Once again just believing that if this was a bad thing to be doing, we wouldn't be doing it. 6. The tattoo took 8 hrs, twice as long as it should have due to excessive breaks.
So I got a tattoo here and was scarred really badly. My tattoo developed two large sized keloids. I have nine other tattoos from other parlors and this has never happened before. So when I went back three months later to talk to the artist who did it which was Hunter, he asked me "well what do you want me to do about it, sh*t happens". I was in total shock. He was completely unprofessional and very nonchalant. I would not recommend this place at all.
This is the worst place visit. Very unprofessional, disrespectful and nasty work. We went for a tatto work, had it done. Which was nasty. And again we need to do the touch up, they said they want to charge us for the touch up. When we argued they were very disrespectful.
This is and will be the only place I go to for tattoos or piercings. Both of my tattoos I got done there and I'm in love with how they turned out. Everytime I go in there there's happy people. If I could give more than 5 stars I totally would
I just got a tattoo from Tony's I will recommend this tattoo parlor. The artist was very professional very very clean and a comfortable environment he made me feel at ease. He did my niece's name on my hand and my family is very important to me and he took pride in doing my niece's name and the work is very very good. I'm most definitely pleased with my new tattoo
I got my two tattoos there and loved them both. Charlie took two images and merged them together that made me teary eyed because it was exactly what I wanted and the importance of them was captured perfectly. He's the best. Place was clean and fun, staff was nice and very reasonable prices. I'm planning my third and fourth one very soon and hoping to have Charlie again. Love them.
S/O to RAMPAGE for the great work she DOES!!! All of the ART i have on my body are done by Tattoo Charlie's.. Friendly,CLEAN, BADASS WORK... #Nipples
Just a note to let folks know this is a one artist shop. Please call for availability. Work is not interrupted for the phone or the door. Thanx!
they've never won any awards, tony is a bull sh*tter whose lied about everything possible. that shop is a hillbilly white trash circus. he's not a master piercer, there's no such thing or certification, its just more bs.. just a bunch of self proclaimed crap. any artist who worked there that was any good has always left on their own then tony makes up lies about them. the artists there are very mediocre at best, and the old lady at the counter is a real mess. Their previous reviews are fake and were written by Tony. I'll never go there again!
Well...I probably would give a much higher rating if someone would actually call me back about scheduling an appt.