This place is AMAZING..Rock is the BEST I had family in town and we wanted to get my granddaughter her first tattoo. We were supposed to go some where else, but they wouldn't take appts. over the phone and kept putting us off. So I called around to fortunately for us no one answered their phones. Except for Rock, who was at his shop on his Birthday. I explained what wanted we and there was a few others that wanted some small easy tats. He said that he was planning on taking the day off, but that we sounded so interesting that he would stay and do them for us. I warned him that we were all addicted to tats and there may end up being more. When I walked in he immediately knew who I was, and as the rest of my horde walked in, the lobby became full. I thought he would be overwhelmed but No he and the rest of his team, embraced us all. We explained what we wanted and he put his twist on them. We ended up with a total of 8 tattoos..even Alan took 1 before his apt came in..and he did a Fabulous job. We have such a GREAT time. We will not ever go to another place for tattoos. Not only is the shop unique so is Rock and his team. This is not only our new tattoo shop but they are family. Thank You Rock for taking the time for me and my crazy family and sharing your Birthday will us. See you soon
There is not really a way to justify the level of Rock's talent. Not only does he offer a professional, clean and well structured environment but he is respectful and kind. he makes getting a tattoo as meaningful as it should be. He is very gentle with such a painful thing. The space he has created to provide this special experience is so calming and welcoming, you'd never picture getting a tattoo to be so beautiful. Rock truely amazed me. Im beside myself. This gentleman made my dreams come true. literally. he took the idea i had, and turned it into a masterpiece. My tattoo legit looks like someone took a picture of the animals glued it onto my skin. Hes shading is better than i have ever witnessed on another persons body. Its not just the shading that was so impressive. it was the entire thing. i am blessed to have had Rock to do my tattoo. i wouldnt trade the world for the experience i had with him. I will tresure his art on my body forever. you are messing up if you go see any other tattoo artist. Rock is, by far, the absolute best. I mean every word.
I went in to price a tattoo the other day. Dave looked at my drawing and made suggestions how to make it better. For one, it needed to be a good bit larger to get the detail in it to last. He did not want to do any tattoo that would not maintain its integrity for many years to come. He gave me a very good price and I went in to have the work done. Great experience. Very clean, very friendly, everyone in the was treated like family. I was included in conversations going on around me (great for distracting me from the needles) and got to know about Daves values as an artist, owner and person. He is a quality person and excecellent tattoo artist. He did a better job than I thought was possible with the design I provided. I am very pleased with everything he did with the creative licence that I gave him. Overall just a superior tattoo!!
My experience at The Platinum Koi was beyond Memorable!!! Beautiful Studio that was warm and welcoming. The staff was very friendly and made me feel right at home. The atmosphere was very motivating and upbeat. The skill level of all Artist was on a different level; Rock was very welcoming and humble about his amazing talent. There were only positive words spoken about other local artist which was very nice and showed support from the Platinum Koi. Def need to check out Robert Colston Jr. his skill level and drawing capabilities set him apart from other Artists. The up and coming Joshua-Ryan aka JR. is one to be watched. His abilities to draw and paint def set him on a whole different level than any apprentice I have seen. Would recommend this shop to anyone and everyone I meet!!!
Big Dank if you are going to tell us to not go there I want reasons why. Like low quality tattoos, reuse needles, over charges, not a clean facility, and things like that. When I look for a shop I want to know things like this. I look for a place where they prefer drawing all their own tattoos or just avoid flash as much as possible. For all I know is you work for the other guy and are feuding. This stupid thing won't let me reply without giving stars. I did not get a tattoo here. I am giving a neutral rating because I am a neutral person and I can not rate this person. I just want an explanation from dank as to why they are bad.
I was really pleasantly surprised when we visited Platinum Koi. The environment was warm and welcoming. ..it was like relaxing at a friend's house. Comfortable couches, chill lighting, movies on projection screen, pool table, and good conversation. Oh, and the tattoos! I got my 4th tat and it's my favorite! I didn't feel like I was in a tattoo shop; I honestly felt like I was hanging at a friend's. I'm already anticipating my next trip. I'm definitely getting more tattoos here, but even sooner I plan to go back and hang out. It's more than a tattoo shop, it's an experience. I love it! !!
My husband and I went there on a Saturday night and luckily I got Alan to do my first tattoo which was very large and on my ribs. He does GREAT work and causes little pain! His lines and shading are so perfect. Meanwhile, my husband was going to be tattooed by Rock, and we had appointments, but Rock kept putting people in front of him until we just left. He put a total of 4 others in front of my husband that were walk-ins. So I would go there to see Alan, but I wish that Alan could get in a better studio than this so I could take my business else where. ALAN IS AMAZING. ROCK IS RUDE.
From the time I walked in the door until the time I walked out...they were completely wonderful! Their work is of the highest quality in North Alabama. Their customer service is exceptional! The guy (I think his name is Seejay) does the coolest sketch tats I have ever seen and the girl (I think her name is Shayna) does the most awesome portraits out there. The shop was completely clean and sanitary and I was impressed with every aspect of both the business and the art. I have been to every tattoo shop in town and I would rate this one overall the best one.
As an artist, shop owner and tattoo artist, I would have to say Blue rose is one of the best shops in town hands down! I would never believe that any color came out of there work. I have seen nothing but great work from this staff. If anything I wouldnt recomend the artist at CMB at all! Blue rose has consistantly given great work to there clients. I myself will be going to get some of my ink done by them. These guys are awsome!
I've never been to Blue Rose but I have been to CMB to get some ink; bad choice. Been sorry since the day I had it done. wanted it bigger but they wouldn't do it bigger so now you can't read some of the writing. It has only been 4 years since I got it! Oh well for me but don't make the same mistake for yourself. Gonna go try Blue Rose. I've seen their work on a friend of mine and I'm impressed. John R