I couldn't wait to turn 18 and get my first tattoo...knowing nothing, I let price dictate where and who did my first tattoo. It was crooked and over the years I began to hate it and was actually considering having it removed. A friend recommended I speak with James Dumford at Artisan after he spent so much time with her just discussing her design and placement idea. I stopped in to show him what I had and what my thoughts were for what I would like to have, something that MEANT something to me. When I came back a week later, James showed me the most beautiful design. It took over 3 hrs but what I ended up with is an original piece of artwork on my ankle that I am proud to show off. I tell everyone who asks to go see him for their work. The shop was clean and everyone there was friendly. I've had him do two other pieces as well and have nothing but praise for him and his craft. This shop feels like a family environment and my whole experience was fantastic.
I have had the pleasure of using Artisan for my body art for well over six years now. I have always had an incredible experience when I go in to be tattooed. James is creative, talented and professional. He has taken several of my ideas and been able to make them into beautiful artwork and I get multiple compliments on my tattoos. The color is outstanding and the lines are beautiful. I even had a tattoo that I had gotten somewhere else that he covered up and is now one of my favorite tattoos. I have sent several people in his direction and each of them have nothing but praise for what they have received from Artisan. This shop is amazingly clean and very well kept up. Even though I have moved away from the Fort Wayne area, I still will return to James and Artisan Tattoo Co for my tattoos.
I have been getting tattooed by James for the last 7 years. A friend recommended him to me and they couldn't have recommended a better artist. I went in not really having a clue where to start. But James worked with me as he has on all 9 of my tattoos that he has done for me. They are all custom drawn and I have never had to get any of them touched up. James is an amazing artist as well as very professional. He has knowledge behind his craft and will answer any questions or concerns you may have. If you are looking to get a tattoo or piercing highly recommend James with Artisan Tattoo Co. I promise you will not go home disappointed.
As soon as I walked into the shop I was impressed. The entire shop smelled and looked clean. The restroom was spotless. James has done 2 of my tattoos. I love them both. He was professional and listened to my ideas and drew just what I wanted. I am currently working with James for my next work of art. I have sent many of my friends to James that have had work done. James not only has a brilliant talent but his professionalism had me from our first meeting. I will continue to refer family and friends to James for any tattoos. I cant wait to make my next appointment.
after being tattooed by unprofessional rookies, i had an arm full of bad tats. after researching every shop in ft. wayne, i found my guy! nicky at artisan did the most beautiful cover ups in the area. he made a mess turn into a masterpiece! sice being rescued by nicky, i have TWO incredibly colorful sleeves that i proudly display. he is friendly,professional, and has a talent that others wish they had. all my tats were done freehand, no flash, no stencil....thats a true artist. remember u get what u pay for, id never let anyone else touch my skin but NICKY at artisan!!
If you're going to go to Artisan I suggest requesting Nicky B as your tattoo artist. He only just started working there, but he's done several of my tattoos and they all look amazing and the color has held well over the years. He's got a light hand, which is a plus for enduring the pain. He's an amazing artist and can draw you anything you want and can give suggestions as to what might make the tattoo look better. So if you really want a piece of artwork that's going to look incredible, Nicky is the artist for you.
Grade A moved to their own building at 3620 N. Clinton Street, and while we were told by that other tattoo shop, at their old location, that they went out of business, we found Grade A alive and well on Clinton Street. Grade A, and Trent have done all of my families piercings for years, and we trust him and Grade A, to always provide, the cleanest, and safest, studio to perform any piercing, and we also, have several tattoos done at this studio, that we love. Very Professional Studio !!
If you go to Artisan make sure you ask for Nicky. Ive been getting tattooed by him for 3 years and wont go anywhere else. He did a great sleeve on my lower leg that gets compliments everywhere I go. He was freindly and helped with my ideas to make me a great tattoo. He has been on time for every appointment also. The shop was very clean. If you need a good tattoo at a descent price make sure you ask for Nicky Bridgewater, hes the best artist there
Wildmans is the best place to go in Ft Wayne for tattoos and piercings! I have got several tattoos there as well as piercings and have never had an issue with anything they have done. Wildman is a great guy and a great friend. I've been going there for probably 12 or 13 years and have taken a few past Komet players there to get tattoos done as well. I would highly reccomend this place to anyone wanting a tatto or piercing.
I went to go get my bellybutton pierced there b/c my friend recommended it to me to be a good place to get it pierced. When I went there it was pretty good. The only thing I didn't like was that it hurt, but that was to be expected. duh, of course the piercing was gunna hurt. But the people were nice, the atmosphere was great, and I'm just glad that I got to get it done and over with.