Mystic Koi is the dream child of Devin Wilson. Devin has brought his dream alive in full living color here. He his seen to every detail, everything from designing the build out to the colors and decor. The reception lounge is like nothing in any tattoo studio I've ever been to. It is welcoming and inviting. Is is calming and peaceful. There is no doubt from looking that this place has Devin written all over it, and that's a very good thing. He has assembled a great team from his right hand man, Terry Cross(an exceptional body piercer) to a selection of other piercers and tattoo artists you will love. Devin told me a long time ago that he follows a credo most eloquently expressed by Maya Angelou, "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Devin and his entire team are doing just that. I have been a client and friend of Devin's for the past 3 years. In that time, he has tattooed over 60% of my body, and is just a few sessions away from finishing my full body suit. I am his most tattooed canvas. I love every inch of the work he has done. The way he has tied my body suit together is truly amazing. Even when I didn't know where he was going, he always knew and always knew what would be best for me, because he takes the time to get to know his cliennts. When you are being tattooed by Devin, you are the focus. He isn't running in and out on cigarette breaks, he isn't yelling across to other artists, he is focused on you and making sure you have an experience you will remember with art that you will love forever. Ask anyone who has been inked by Devin and they will tell you the same. He is unique among tattoo artists, and you will want to come back. Terry Cross, Devin's right hand man, has pierced my nipples and did the best job ever. I have had them pierced three times previously over the past 20+ years and they never were right. Terry got themm just perfect. He knows what he is doing, and is meticulous about sterile piercing procedures. He is easy going, makes you feel at ease as he is sticking needles in you. Trusst me, you want to feel at ease by someone who knows what they are doing. If you are looking for a new tattoo or piercing, look no further. Call them and set up an appointment today!
I've been getting inked by Devin Wilson for almost 2.5 years now, 8-10 hours a month, every month, over 250 hours of ink. Devin has inked about 2/3 of my body. We are almost done with my full body suit. I can't really say enough about the experience of getting tattooed by Devin. Unlike a lot of other places, the music at Old School Electric isn't blaring, the artists aren't yelling at each other across the shop. The atmosphere is chill and very relaxed. That's what you want in a tattoo shop. Trust me, sitting for hours at a time, which I have done at other shops, is no fun when you can't think from all the commotion. All of the artists at Old School are professional and extremely talented. This is a custom shop, which means that every single piece that they do is an original creation from scratch by your artist. There is no flash on the walls or in books to sift through and point at so the artist can color inside the lines. Every artist will create for you an individual, unique, custom piece just for you and you alone. It doesn't get better than that. I also had both my nipples pierced by Terry. At one point in my life I had over 30 piercings. I know a good piercer. This was the 4th time I had my nipples done and this was also the best experience. Terry was very professional and really did a nice job. They have healed perfectly and it looks like I just needed Terry to do them to get them finally done right! You will not be disappointed with a piercing from Terry. Finally a note about an apprentice sitting in the lobby. This happens at all shops. There is down time and people even have breaks at times to get off their feet. There is also sort of an unwritten rule in any shop that everyone should help the customers, but apprentices should defer to the artists and piercers where questions are concerned. This is as it should be, as you wouldn't want a piercing apprentice giving you advice about the best style, placement, etc for your next tattoo. They aren't trained in the same way as a tattoo artist, and being new to the business, are really meant to be seen and not heard as they are still learning.
After having an idea in my head for well over a year, and searching high and low for an artist that would have the passion, skills, and patience to go about turning it into a reality, I discovered Grace at Old School Electric. More than anything, I wanted an old school pinup version of Harley Quinn, the Joker's infamous crazy on-and-off girlfriend from Batman. All the designs I'd seen were either tacky, garish, or just plain ugly. After phoning Grace and telling her about my idea, she spent time looking for and designing the perfect image. I went in last Saturday, and could barely contain my excitement as she showed me what she'd come up with. It was perfect!!! It absolutely fit with what's been in my head. I had the outside of my right forearm, from elbow to wrist done with this amazing design. She gave me a great price, and several hours later, I had a beautiful tattoo. I keep looking at it, shocked that I have something so amazing, and fitting so perfectly in with what I'd been imagining. Grace is a wonderful artist, was fun to talk to, and seemed genuinely excited to do the piece. She is a sucker for pinups, just like me, and that day, she had already done several "nerdy" pieces, and seemed stoked on it! I love finding people with a passion for the same things as me, and I knew that I chose the right artist. The shop was clean, all of the other artists were super friendly. I felt welcome from the moment I walked in. I was treated with respect, had fun, joked around with everyone. All in all, it was probably the best experience I've ever had in a shop, and I've been in my share. I would recommend Grace or any of the other artists there.
This is by far the best all around tattoo and piercing shop in Jacksonville. This shop is clean,professional,full of caring professional people who treat you like family and they do the best work in Jacksonville. The environment is relaxed and so inviting that you feel at home. I wouldn't go anywhere else for my tattoo or piercing needs. My wife has been a customer of one of the artists at the shop for years. She followed her from another shop to Old School and I couldn't be happier with that alone. But that isn't all,Old School has a feel of no other shop I've ever been into,and I've been in a few. The Tattoo Artists and Piercing Professionals at this shop are some of the nicest,most inviting,professional people I've ever met in the tattoo industry. I got my first tattoo at this shop by Grace,she is so AWESOME!!!!!!! As are all the other Artists at the shop,they all do Awesome work. I thought at one point in my life that I would never get a tattoo but I'm now addicted and it is all because of the experience that I had at this shop. My wife recently had her belly button pierced and the experience was no different,Terry was great. He eased her into it and didn't rush her,did everything he could to calm her and make her feel comfortable. took his time and made sure she understood the aftercare do's-and-don'ts. I can't say enough good things about the shop or the people who make it what it is.....an unbelievable experience. Thank you all...Grace,Flick,Terry,Devon,Kiel and the apprentices. You all are the best!!!!!!! T.J. Shuman
I have been wanting to get my first big tattoo and a few piercings for quite a while. Not something I take lightly, if you are going to get this type of work done, DO YOUR HOMEWORK! All I have to say now is Devin and Terry know their stuff and know it well. My tattoo came out amazing. Vibrant color and exactly what I wanted. I m so proud of it, it was a huge moment for me when I got this ink. Thank you so much Devin, you don't know what an impact this event had for me. :-) While I was taking a small break from getting my tattoo, Terry asked if I wanted to go ahead and get pierced. I was all for it. This trip I decided to put my body through as much pain as possible for some odd reason. LOL!! I got my septum, tongue and ears done. Terry was fast, informative and VERY thorough with making sure I understood how to care for my piercings. Please make sure to listen, it is apparent he knows his craft very well. I will be getting much more done by these guys. Again, they know their stuff. They made a very spiritually important moment for me a wonderful one and I will always support their work and shop . By the way, I drove up for Tampa to get this work done, it was worth it!!
Mystic koi has by far exceeded the expected for a tattoo and piercing buisness. From the moment I step in the door I had a great feeling about their shop. You walking in to a clean calming environment, welcomed by courteous staff. I made a consultation with in the week and met with devin that day. He was open to my ideas and very helpful with narrowing down the things I had not considered. I felt his passion for the work and could not wait to come back for my apptment. Upon returning my experience was even better. I was offered a beverage while he set up and we discussed the sketch he made, a small tweak and we were ready to start. The whole time he made me feel comfortable, making sure I was okay with everything being done. It was a memorial piece and he was very understanding and caring about my emotions. I walked out with the best tattoo out of 9 already done. Their pricing was under what I would expect for such good work. He explained everything for after care gave me different options to choose from. I will for sure be returning for more work. Thank you for such a great experience!!
I had gotten my tattoos done by Jeremy. I had gotten 2 done in 1 day because we live overseas and where we live over there they wanted way too much for what I wanted to get done. I had found old school electric through the yellow pages and saw what great reviews they had. I had gotten a star design on my neck and my daughters name and zodiac sign on my right shoulder blade. Usually I am a big baby when it comes to tattoos (I have 2 other ones.) But Jeremy was very professional and did a great job to where I was in no pain for my neck and just an aggravating pain for the other. They also charged me a very great price for both of them. He made me feel very relaxed and calm and joked around to make me feel comfortable. The last time I had gone to get 1 of my tattoos done I was in WY and the guy who did it not only did a crappy job but he was not nice at all. I will definitely be going back to old school electric to get it fixed. Everyone there was very nice and you just have fun there! Thank you so much to Jeremy again. I love my tattoos!
After years of searching for a companions to share in my adventure, I finally found them. Devin won my heart and trust after our first conversation. I have started down a path of personal discovery, with him guiding me. His calm demeanor makes the experience unique and wonderful. Each visit more enlightening than the last. His abilities as an artist have no equal when it comes to bring your imagination into the material. I have had the pleasure of my nipples being pierced by the beautiful Synthia. She is quick, delicate and her personality is a joy! I feel safe when I am there, honestly visiting Mystic Koi is the highlight of my week. The level of professionalism is beyond any experience I have had with any other shop. The pricing is far, definitely bang for your buck. I am truly grateful for the opportunity to witness the warmth and comradery Mystic Koi offers. I fully recommend Mystic Koi to anyone who is even remotely interested in tattoos or piercings. A place where dreams come to life!
Old School Electric Tattoos is amazing! I followed Grace from another shop to Old School Electric and the atmosphere of this shop is SO much better. I love all of the people there. They're extremely professional, friendly, and they have great deals as well. They're a clean shop and it's just like a family environment for all involved. They welcome you with open arms and always have fun while they're tattooing &amp; piercing. The quality of their work is amazing and I won't have anyone else doing my tattoos for me. By far the best shop in Jax!!! :-) I love them so much that I brought my husband in to get his first tattoo done and he's definitely going back for more. We're already scheduled to go back next week for more work to be done. :-) I recently got my belly button pierced by Terry as well and he did an amazing job. Please make sure to go to this shop for all of your piercings & tattoos!!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT!! Casandra
Walking in you see a clean place and are greeted by pleasant people that ask if there is anything that they can help you with. Whether you are there for a tattoo or a body piercing they know exactly how to answer in the most polite way. If you are looking for a tattoo you get the opportunity to talk with one of the artists there. The artists seen to have an innate ability to understand what you are looking for and have the ability to far exceed your original design idea, or if you want they can make it to your exact likings. When they are doing the work they are always talking or even joking with you, and when they are done the go over in exact detail with you on how to take care of either your tattoo or body piercing. I would highly, highly, recommend going to them for any and all work that you may want done. Their prices are really reasonable and competitive. Plus they make you feel very welcome.