The Black Pearl Tatoo Parlor
17440 Fm 529 Rd, Houston, TX 77095
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I got a tattoo done by Red the other day and all I can say is I am extremely happy with it. I have had tattoos done at Texas Tattoo Emporium and Texas Body Art and his work puts the tattoos I got at those studios to shame. I brought a picture of what I wanted in the day before and he said no problem and had it sketched up when I went back the next day. He drawing was exactly like what I showed him except for a few improvements he made to it. After he finshed that tattoo, I showed him a tattoo on my back that was supposed to be a lotus flower but instead looked like a blue and orange blob (Texas Tattoo Emoprium) and asked him if he could do anything to fix it. He explaned what he could do to fix it and then drew it on my back and then tattooed it. What a difference! It now looks like a lotus flower. I couldn't have been happier. I am so glad I went to The Black Pearl and if I ever get anything else done this will be the place that I will go.
05/15/2012Provided by Citysearch -
Hey everyone - I just wanted to inform you all that I am no longer working with The Black Pearl Tattoo Parlor. This was a great learning experience for me and I appreciate all your support!
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05/04/2012Provided by Citysearch -
I came to this tattoo parlor because of the amazing reviews here and Google and I am not above leaving reviews when I have been treated with courtesy and respect (some people only leave bad reviews). I have a sleeve, a half sleeve, and my family crest on my back and my wife has several discreet tattoos in various places and we have been tattoo enthusiasts for years. I'm 46 and I have been worked on by many artists in my day.
This parlor is top notch for cleanness! I was greeted by the owner, who was very friendly and actually acted like he wanted my business. He introduced me to Mrs. Lindsey and I have to say, I thought the phrases ""light hand"" or ""heavy hand"" to be a joke, all tattoos feel the same - location determines pain. This may be partially true, but I have been convinced now that there is a such thing as a ""light hand"" and this artist has it.
Ever since I got a tattoo done by Lindsey when she started working here I go nowhere else. She is my artist for as long as she will have me it is always great work. Not only that but the shop itself is great, the owner truly cares about the shop and its reputation and how people view the artist working there. When I saw someone trashing Lindsey work I was appalled as she is an excellent artist. I recomend this shop to anyone I know looking to get work done and as for cover ups Lindsey covered a terrible tattoo for me a few months ago and I get nothing but complements on the work and you can not tell it is a cover up!
Repeat customer here and the ""female artist"" has a name, its Lindsey.
If she's so bad, why is she doing a 4th tattoo for me, a 2nd for my husband, and she's going to have to fix some bad lettering on him one day! I see trash tattoos all the time - her work is very good, clean, and she did exactly what I asked.
Don't listen to the BS coming from these people dear, you are super-sweet and you do great art!
I was very impressed by the cleanliness of this location - most tattoo parlors are kinda dingy. I was greeted by a friendly female tattoo artist, the one everyone here is ranting about, and she fixed a star that Danny tattooed on me more than a year ago with a badass nautical star. I get nothing but compliments about my tattoo and my wife loves it, which works for me! Nuff said!!
I have gotten more than 20 hours worth of work now from LINDSEY at The Black Pearl; I consider her MY tattoo artist and she is amazing, even touching up another artist's shoddy work AND giving me an phenomenal cover-up!
I have personally referred more than 6 friends to her who have also referred multiple friends to her!
Lindsey is an artist who has a genuine smile, an honest work ethic, doesn't take frequent smoke breaks (non-smoker), and does an excellent job with a ""light hand"" and a professional attitude, something lacking in this industry.
Lindsey has been a close friend of mine since grade school. She tattooed me in Georgia and I've even considered a trip to Houston just to meet her family and get my full back piece done. My uncles and I ride bikes, so I've been around the tattoo industry for a couple of decades now. It's tough, especially for a female artist in a sexist, backstabbing industry full of self-serving artists who perpetuate the negative reputation and stigma that still makes people cringe when someone mentions that they got a tattoo. My parents were appalled when I told them I got a tattoo, until I introduced them to Lindsey. So there's my shiny pair of red pennies!!