Mike Gombeda created a custom piece of art for my arm! He took his time with the drawing, planning, using the stencil, and free-handed portions. He always asked permission to free-hand something in place of an original idea to see if it would work better. He was never pushy and never made me feel like his ideas were better than mine. He was especially patient with me when picking out the colors, particularly when I was being indecisive. I really appreciated and welcomed his suggestions during the whole process. Also, as a woman a big plus for me was that Mike never gave me that creepy guy vibe. I never had a fear of infection or cross contamination because Mike is crazy about cleanliness. He washed his hands before we started each session and after breaks, he probably changed his gloves 10 times each session, too. Everything was wrapped in plastic i.e. trays, machines, chairs, electrical wires, etc. Plus, I had the opportunity to watch him open all the needles and tubes from their original packaging during every set up. After completely healing, there are no lumpy scar tissue spots and my skin is smooth to the touch. The colors in my tattoo are vibrant and beautiful, I get compliments all the time! Going to Mike Gombeda at Sweet Baby Octane was a great experience and I've already scheduled my next piece!
Artist-a: the conscious user of skill and creative imagination especially in the production of aesthetic objects; also: works so produced. (i.e. Joe Evans)If you want someone who thinks just like you, get on match.com. Joe may not do that. If you want someone to do your tattoo who is an artist and has an eye for beauty and dimension and creativity, see Joe. He does excellent quality work. He has done my tattoos and my son's tattoos- in fact, I signed for my son to get his first tattoo at 17 so I could take him to Joe before he tried any run of the mill shop on his own. I have referred close friends and family many, many times.This is not someone who just slaps ink on skin- I have seen alot of his artwork and I am always impressed with his skill and the pride he takes in his work. Would definitely go back.
I've known Joe Evans, the owner of Liquid Vision since the late 1980's. I have only 1 tat, and Joe was the only person I have ever considered trusting enough to put ink on my skin. I have recommended Joe to friends and family, most of whom have chosen to allow him to work on themselves or their children. Joe has done all of my minor daughters modern ear piercings with no problems or complaints. I've never had issue with cleanliness in his shop. Joe is passionate, caring, thoughtful, loving, and if I had to say anything negative at all, it would be that he is too nice of a guy.
I have been going to Joe for over 4 years. He has done my back piece (tramp stamp), and my foot tatoos and also pierced my nose, ear cartilage, belly button and also my chest dermal. He is very professional while working, and does a "GREAT" job. I also took my son there to have his first tattoo which was a memorial to his brother. Joe got him right in and did a great job. He also pierced my son's ears. My daughter will be going to Joe when she is of age for tattoos and piercings. I will not get "inked" anywhere else, ever. Highly recommend Liquid Vision!
I have been taking my children to get their tattoo's from Joe for years, he is the only artist I would trust. He has always produced the tattoo's the way that my children envisioned them, and they have always been 100% satisfied. The shop is NOT dirty, and that includes the restroom. Joe has always been professional and very pleasant to everyone I have ever seen come in the shop. I have recommended Joe to my family and friends, and everyone that has gone has been extremely happy. Joe is an excellent artist, and Liquid Vision is top notch.
Mike's tattoos are the best I have ever seen. I am constantly getting compliments on mine, and everyone says how incredibly detailed it is, and they are amazed at good it looks. The best part is he is great to talk to too. This shop has the friendliest atmosphere I have ever seen in a tattoo shop. It's like going to a friends house or the neighborhood hang out spot to get a great tattoo and have an awesome experience in the process!!! I won't go anywhere else, and I plan on being a repeat customer as often as I can!!!
I was told about joe from a cowork . I had been thinking about a tattooFor years, and he said joe was the best and gave me his number. So I calledAnd he got me right in. I was nervous as it was my 1st one. Joe talked to me And even aloud my daughter to watch a movie on his phone while he did my workI have been back twice and have another appointment for next week. And I have taken my older daughter to have piercings and I will be scheduling her tattoo with Joe.I classify Joe as a friend not just a tattoo artist.
This was my third visit to Sweet Baby Octane and let me tell you it won't be the last. The shop is extremely clean and the Guys and VERY professional!. The work they do is amazing and I can't begin to express how happy I am with my tattoos!! They take the time to sit and really talk to you about what your looking for in your tattoo. They also give you their creative advice which I personally think is the best out there. If your looking for a new shop or your first one Sweet Baby Octane is the place to go!!!
I've been going to Liquid Vision for several years. After trying other parlors in the area and around the world, I've found Joe to be one of the most personable and talented artists I've encountered. He consistently works with me to ensure my needs are met and the tats I have him do convey the story I'm telling. To date, he's inked me six times with the 7th coming up this weekend.I've recommended Joe to friends, family and co-workers and I plan to continue to do so in the future; without hesitation.
I went to Liquid Vision to get my very first and second tattoo. Joe, ( the owner) made some suggestions for the tats that I never even thought of. I am glad he did. I was very impressed with his ideas, and the tats came out better than I expected. I still want to get more done, and I would not go anywhere else but Liquid Vision to get the rest of my ink done. Joe was very insightful, very professional. I would highly recomend Joe and Liquid Vision to all of my friends.