Artistic Skin Designs Inc (3 Locations)
4955 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46241
Price Range : Average
Bike Parking: No
By Appointment Only: Yes
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i just got a tattoo cover up from them yesterday yea i cried like a baby but the guy that was doing mine was very understanding he even said it would hurt he did an amazing jobs and i am already sending people his way shawn is really good and my mother my aunt and my cousin all have gone and we all love it:) they now have a life time customer :) much love to the shop w.washington & s.lynhurst
I have had 2 of my 5 tats done at the W. Washington Street one. The first one I had done was amazing and I really loved the artist. The second time I went, the previous artist I had moved to the Avon one. I was with a group of people and we decided to stay at the washington street one. The artist I had was awful. He was rude and very antisocial. When he did mine, he pushed way to hard on my chest, was digging the needle in, and was just very rude. I had told him what I wanted done and he had to ask me when he was in the middle of doing my tattoo if he could add color, which I had already said I wanted before he started. I will not be going back to any Artistic Skin Design because of this.
The North location is the best! Their space is private. They like what they do and they are friendly. No hassles.
Forget the Noblesville location. Completely different set of rules. Don't follow posted business hours. (Open until 10:00pm but when you arrive at 8:45pm you will be told winter hours are until 9:00pm and they need more than 15 minutes to pierce your ear). Yup, they rudely turn away 2 customers and required additional documentation which they tell you only after you arrive.
apologies for the misunderstanding but we have requirements as far as the documentation necessary for any procedure we offer. to go around them under any circumstance would be unprofessional. we sterilize for each and every piercing right then, plus the set up for the whole procedure...this is something that MUST be done and it takes a certain amount of time. its generally best to call ahead if youre not sure about the required documentation for minors/parents, and we can certainly fill you in on how long a procedure will take so you can be here with enough time to do it. we have 7 different locations and sometimes hours and documentation required can vary per location/county. we strive to accomodate each and every customer as best as possible. at the end of the day we are artists and professionals and we do not rush things or bend the rules, simply to uphold our professional standards. once again, apologies for any inconvenience or misunderstanding.
12/02/2010Provided by Citysearch -
Forget the Noblesville location. Their posted hours are until 10:00pm. We arrived at 8:45pm. and were told their winter hours were until 9:00pm. Since my daughter only wanted her ear pierced, not a big deal, right? Not true - they needed the 15 minutes to close their money drawer. Seriously!?! Then they went on to explain at their location that 15 minutes wasn't enough time to sterilize the equipment. Also this location requires a state ID and a birth certificate if under 18.
Go to the North location. They are truly open until 10:00pm and are not full of excuses. They are actually friendly too!
The Noblesville one must be staffed with the most inept people ever.
I was turned away after calling to see if I could come in and told to call for an appointment. When I called I was told they didnt do appointments by phone and needed a deposit.
I was willing to spend alot of money in the future for good work but if these troglodytes cant even put a pen to paper for an appointment they arent touching me.
i am aware of this situation and its been taken care of (as far as i can tell). sometimes we're very busy and someone got real lazy during one of those times. we do have a policy of only making appointments in person because we often need to see/discuss an idea before we know the timeframe needed for the work. additionally, we take a small deposit towards the work so we know we are preparing the work and setting aside the time for a reason. its been my experience that the no shows never left deposits. hopefully this clears things up a bit :)
I expected to get an unbelievable tattoo for the money I spent...thanks for nothing! Very rude artist (if thats what ya wanna call him) I got way overcharged and had to have another shop fix this mess I paid good money for....Listen, there are way better shops in Indy that will treat you like a person, not a dollar amount, I suggest you go else where, you'll get better work for a better price. BOOOOOOOOO!!!!!! And quit saying that your the most experienced shop in Indy...cause your not
sorry to hear about your experience. perhaps you could be more specific as to the location you had been to so we can assess the situation a little better. what one artist may do at one location, unfortunately has an effect on us all. i have been tattooing for 18 years and i too(i read ALL of your reviews) have quite a resume including Kari Barbas Outer Limits in Long Beach, Ca. i can say that i know quite a few GREAT tattooists currently working for Artistic Skin Designs. artists are all different from one another, in skill and attitude. thank you for your input so that we may properly discern between "having a tough day" and "doing bad work". once again, sorry that you were not satisfied with your experience
I have received 1 large pit bull portrait and my wifes name and my wife has got one on her wrist and my step daughter has got one on her belly and one across her foot and they have all been done by FREAK from the west washington st shop i have a few more in mind and im turning anybody who ask to go to him, he has some fine work and i plan on giving him all my work and anybody else i can turn on to him,the store is clean and all the work i have seen in there and come out of there has been top notch ,that is a great group of guys over there and i would recommend them to everyone.
I just came back from getting a tattoo here after reading about the police badge tattoo. Man, these guys are GOOD!! I walked in with no appointment and they took me right in. I told them what I wanted and they drew it right in front of me. I've got 4 tattoos and this is the best one I've ever seen because of the detail and the tattoo cost me less than the one I got 3 years ago!! Monte and Casey are the best there. They even have photo albums filled with their individual work and it is MIND BLOWING!!
I ran into a bind because I had gone to another shop to have them design a tattoo for my husband?s birthday. The other tattoo shop took my money, but never delivered on a design. :( A friend told me about this place and I went and it was AMAZING!! The work they did on my husband?s tattoo is phenomenal!! It looks like someone stuck a police badge on his skin. He got two police badges and a flag tattooed on his arm. It?s freaky how real it looks. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this shop!!!!!!! Casey also does work on some very famous people. Ask him, he will tell you. :) Their walls are covered in awards for their work and the place was VERY clean. I just couldn?t be happier with the service, artwork, or people there. And it?s always busy! Don?t make the mistake I made by going somewhere else first. Save your gas and check out Artistic Skin Designs on West Washington. You won?t go anywhere else after you have been here.