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!
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!!
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!
James has been tattooing me for almost three years since I moved to Jacksonville 5 years ago. He never ever fails to amaze me - I just have to give him a slight idea of what I want and he runs with it, creating something I could never have imagined in my head. He blows my mind every time and he has never disappointed me once. (Also, his tattoos have healed better and quicker than any other tattoo I've ever gotten - that's a plus!)Not only is James extremely professional, but he's very friendly, easy to talk to and totally comfortable to be around. His shop is well designed, beautiful and clean. I've sent a lot of my friends to James, and they've always been really stoked and happy. He's definitely my go-to dude! He'll never let you down - so go, go, go.
Literally the BEST tattoo shop I have ever been to. The atmosphere was better than most other shops. Everything looked clean and safe. The staff was instantly warm and inviting. It was not cramped or crowded feeling even though there were quite a few people in the building. My artist Synthia was AMAZING! As someone who pays attention to detail, I struggle with the majority of tattoo artists who assume their work is perfect and no feedback needs to be given. Synthia worked with me and was the most wonderful person I have ever been tattooed by! I have definitely found my home shop & my go-to artist and will be returning to Mystic Koi and Synthia for all of my future tattoos. (Just to reiterate, this has got to be the cleanest shop I have ever been to! )
this place is awesome I've known Devin for a while custom is his middle name and your tat will be only yours. He takes the time to do it right the first time give him an idea and he will surpass your expectations. Terry is the genuine article he knows his business as a piercer, he greets you like he's always known you. The Mystic Koi is light and airy has a welcoming feel an upgrade from the dark dungeon feel of the traditional tattoo parlor. I wanted to beef up my tribal tattoo, didn't know what I wanted when I walked in but left very satisfied; Devin has the artist touch!
I got pierced by Synthia yesterday and I could not have asked for a better experience. She put me at ease from the moment I walked into the building. Her decades of experience showed, and her professional demeanor was exemplary. Putting my trust in her was simple from the get go. The piercings came out very even, and very clean. The pain was as minimal as she could possibly make it, as well. I am going to be recommending everyone I can to give their business to Synthia, as well as Mystic Koi in general. What an awesome experience. I can't wait to go back for another piercing.
I have wanted to get a tattoo for years, after three tattoo shops up and down ocean blvd I was about to give up, last stop we were at Harris Ink talked to a guy told him I couldnt put alot of money into one.......I can not beleive the work and quality of my brand new first tatoo. I got more than what I paid, he did not skimp on his tallent or time. Great souvenir to bring back home for my self. I was so excited to get one I ran out before I got his name, Found the site on line . FIVE STAR TATOO AT A GREAT PRICE. OH YES I WOULD RECOMEND
I've been tattooed at several different shops. I had a good artist locally, but he moved away. A friend recommended Devin. I found Mystic Koi to be a great place to go. The atmosphere is light and warm. Everyone is friendly and professional. Devin spent a lot of time making sure I was getting what I wanted and I was very comfortable letting him bring his own creative ideas into my tattoo. I felt very much at ease with him working on me, and I absolutely love my new tattoo! Coming back to Mystic for my next one for sure.
Synthia has done every piercing of mine at least once. She takes the time to pick out jewelry and tell you what she's doing. I have never been to a piercer who's so totally awesome. Even when you pop in later because you know you aggravated your piercing and need pointers.The tattoo artists are top notch and the rooms are spacey and beautifully done. Innder decore is top notch. I love the waiting area. Whoever is hanging out in front always makes you feel welcome. If I could rate more thab 5 stars, I definitely would.