NEGATIVE PIERCING EXPERIENCE WITH MICHAEL. I was having my vertical labret done and the guys hands are shaking so bad, he couldn't even get the dots aligned right on my lip. I had him adjust the pen marks three times, and still after piercing me it was crooked and not aligned correctly. I stopped asking after the third time because the guy has a hidden verbally aggressive attitude. The lower ball of this piercing is supposed to sit right below your lower lip and it was above a decent amount and through my lip, not through my skin like it's supposed to be. The top ball was so high I was completely bothered by how much it was irritating my upper lip. Not only that but the whole piercing is crooked. I told him the bottom dot he had drawn did not line up with the top and he told me " he wouldn't pierce me unless he thought it was straight"- it was completely OFF. The manager Amarie doesn't even make this a private conversation when I come in she lets Michael stand three feet behind me arguing his side of the experience with my friend that came with me. Any good manager would let her employees know she needs to speak with someone alone. She literally told me my only option was they could pierce me again for free; no refund. Michael is the only piercer there right now and she said I could wait for her to hire someone new but given who she picked for experience before that doesn't seem wise. After my talk with Amarie I was walking out and Michael said to me " hey don't leave I need to talk to you" in a verbally aggressive manner. I felt like my space was violated and I felt very uncomfortable. He wasn't wanting to actually apologize he wanted to argue with me why he felt right. Any good piercer wouldn't fight with how you feel, especially if the piercing was done wrong. He couldn't own up to his mistake, he felt like he needed to put his two cents in. The manager didn't help the situation she allowed me to be uncomfortable and verbally attacked by the guy who pierced me.
Just letting you all know just what a wonderful establishment you have here in Colorado Springs. I've had several pieces done here over the years & I can't say enough good things about this tattoo parlor. Your artists are phenomenal with their own uniqueness and individuality. Whether it be 3-4 hours of custom work or an hour of something less intricate they always give the same attentiveness to detail & artistry. It's not only the cleanest professional atmosphere I've ever been in, they are family friendly & have the most welcoming & personable staff I've ever encountered. The talent that flows through your walls have touched many lives & we wear them daily....& forever. I highly recommend Living Art Tattoo for the best quality Tattoos & Piercings in Colo Spgs hands down...this place is second to none! I am proud to wear your art & I look forward to giving you as much business as my remaining unadorned skin allows me to. You guys are amazing...great job all of you.
I walked in, asked a question and not only were they rude, but they wouldn't even help me. Definitely do not like this place or their employees
If you are looking for that SPECIALl tattoo and that SPECIAL person to do that art on you...you should use Matt Brown! I have a few tattoos from over the years but came across Matt a few years ago, and I will NOT use anyone else ever again! He is my artist!He took the tatts that I wanted and made them mine to were no-one can every copy them. He put his SPECIAL twist on them and made them my very own! I have traveled to get my tattoos from this guy and will continue to do so! So far I have went to Gulf Shores, Tennessee, and Colorado Springs, from Birmingham Alabama....and it does not phase me a bit! I cant wait for my next trip back to Colorado! Maybe around August sometime I will be getting another piece of artwork done by non other than Matt!!
I love this place! I've had several pieces done here over the past four years & I can't say enough good things about this tattoo parlor. Whether it be 3-4 hours of custom work or just an hour of something more simple, they always give the same attentiveness to detail & artistry. It's not only the cleanest, professional atmosphere I've ever been in, its also child friendly & have the most welcoming, courteous & personable staff I've ever encountered. I highly recommend Living Art Tattoo for the best quality Tattoos & Piercings in Colo Spgs hands down...this place is second to none! I look forward to giving Living Art Tattoo as much business as my remaining unadorned skin allows me to....
I went in a like a year and a half ago to get my nose pierced with my sister. The guy who did it seemed high and out of it. He pierced both my nose and my sisters nose. Later that day the piercing started sinking into my nose! A day after that my sister had the same problem. I couldn't go in until a couple days later and had to deal with the pain. I had to keep pushing the piercing up so it wouldn't heal over it. I went in and had it removed. They agreed to do it again as soon as I was ready. After that experience I was really turned away from getting it again for a long time. Especially because the guy who removed it started talking bad about the guy who did it and said he always messes up. Well my sister and I were thinking of getting it pierced again. I just called them and started explaining the situation to her and she straight up had a bad attitude with me and said the guy who did it hasn't worked there in 3 years...I told her I still had the papers and just wanted to if they'll still honor it. She said something about if it hasn't expired! Like really?! I wouldn't suggest anyone going there! And if they do mess yours up ask for your money back! I mean it's $10 bucks but still they need to know to have better customer service! Geez!! Making me out to be a lier. Also they should learn to have better attitudes and respect. Smh. Josh Dun
To say the least I had one of the best tattoos done by Kate @ living arts tattoos a few weeks ago.... As I was not familiar with that area I was told to walk in & check out the art.... As I did I was greeted by a very friendly employee who was very busy yet still managed to greet us with a friendly smile as we were told to make ourselves comfortable & have a look at some of the artist work... I was then asked what I was looking to get & as my dad & mom have both passed away 5 years to the day I wanted to get something in memory of my Dad who was an avid hunter & quite the artist himself ... I was greeted by Kate who was on a tight schedule she managed to not only get me in but after spending time working with what image I thought I wanted Kate again ceased to amaze me with her brilliant ideas & artwork not to mention she really understood how much this tattoo meant to me and went above & beyond to make it special! As we started the tattoo I was in fear it was going to hurt as I was looking at about 3 hours of work but to say the least she did way more than what I had ever imagined & knowing this will be on my body forever I can truly say that living art tattoo made it more than just a special experience not only with the tattoo but with the shop & the artist there by the time we were finished I think every artist had popped in at least once to check it out & great advice from all these talented artist only made my Dad's memorial piece that much more amazing! I cannot express my gratitude for this special piece I will carry with me for the rest of my life! I will most definitely be back for more art work very very soon!
I had a great experience yesterday at Pikes Peak Tattoo. I got three piercings done by Jim and I felt very confident because they were very careful to sanitize the piercings and the instruments -- the cleanest place I have been to! Great pricing for multiple piercings, and it was a respectful, fun environment. In a lot of places the artists are stuck up or rude but here they were very friendly and helpful. I wanted to stay and hang out after I got my piercings but I had to go to work. I will definitely be going back, especially since in three weeks I get to get new jewelry for free and they will make sure everything is healing right--thanks guys!!!!
I had Ward do both my tattoos. He is amazing! When I was there, everyone was so nice, and the room I was in was shared with Mike and these two are hilarious!! Definitely make getting a tattoo so much fun! I didn't want to leave! The place is clean, friendly, and fun! I'll be going here from now on!
I will only go to Tattoo X. Chris is the best artist here in Colorado. His work ethic, unmatched professionalism, artistry, dedication, and profound desire to help others is unlike any other artist I have EVER met. I have been tattoo'd all over the West Coast for over 20 years and still have not met a better artist. The work I have received at Tattoo X has been top notch and some of my most valued pieces. I recommend Tattoo X to anyone who asks about my tattoos. I can not wait to return to the studio to have more work done including finishing my sleeve. Tattoo X is a top notch studio and I am so greatful for the work they do.