Poor service, unprofessional, and inexperienced. Did not take the time to stencil the image. Used the color grey to shade. Used one needle to shade. Used one needle to thicken an outline. DID NOT USE VASELINE. I showed one of the associates the tattoo we wanted and she didn't take time to trace it line by line. It definitely didn't match the image I gave her, but I was told that it was just for the outline and that it would not look like that. I was told Rachel would be tattooing us and wanted to check out her portfolio beforehand. She didn't have a hard copy, but she did have an Instagram. I didn't see any american traditional tattoos, so I decided to go with Todd who seemed to have a lot of experience in tattooing in that style. He stenciled the tattoo and placed it on my arm and told me I would have to wait 10 minutes for it to dry. 10 minutes later, he starts to tattoo me using NO VASELINE. He told me he didn't use vaseline because using too much vaseline will make the ink go away. Todd's gloves were completely dry. When I looked over to actually see the tattoo, the outline was way too thin. I asked him if he was going to thicken. He used the same needle to go over the first outline twice and to start shading. I told him to stop at that point because I felt that he didn't know what he was doing. Rachel was the only other artist available so I asked if she could finish it. I understand that this is a big no no in the tattoo world but at that point I just wanted what I paid for. Rachel was flexible and kind enough to finish it but she had also made a mistake by mixing the color grey to use for shading. At first I thought she was using white to give it some highlights like my other ones but she wasn't. It was a very disappointing experience overall. I gave them one star for pricing but that's it. I was really upset to have to pay for something I did not ask for. It literally looks like a rock on my arm and nothing like a heart.Real american traditional below.
My nose piercing was done by Melissa. She was awesome!! She's very knowledgeable, made me feel comfortable and so quick that it was done before I knew it. This girl is great at what she does!!
This is the most professional, caring, dedicated artists to their craft. The shop is immaculate. I recently had a nose piercing and couldn't be more pleased. Sterile, talked me through whole procedure and after care product. Any questions I had, they answered and said call anytime or stop by if needed. I would say this is the only place to get your piercings. Their jewelry is of the highest quality too.
APA certified piercer on staff, all sanitary measures are of outstanding quality. Great aftercare instructions and the decor is beautiful! Quality products only used in fresh piercings, and plenty of choices in jewelry. If they don't have what you want in stock, they custom order! Clay and Eric are gentle, even when pushing needles through flesh! I have been a repeat customer of Clay's for several years now and have been pierced by Eric as well. Worth following them to their new shop! Definitely recommend.
This shop is absolutely amazing! The entire atmosphere is great. I personalty get my art word from Amy Bug. She's a wonderful artist in many different ways. I would recommend this tattoo shop to anyone! Love ya Grimm's Tattoo. keep up the great work!!!!!!!!
Clean, open area shop with cool people. I'd recommend Shawn for some nice custom body art.
Man this place is poppin ! I came in last week to get my ears pierced and it went pretty fast , I was in the shop for about 30 mins. John Monks Revelations Tattoo is the best place to get Tattoos and Piercings......Period!
John Monks Revelation is hands down the BEST tattoo shop in the northland ! I recently had my nose pierced by Melissa the piercing artist, and had such a great experience I will be going back this week for my tattoo .
As a ongoing customer of John Monks' Revelation Tattoo for many years, I have gotten all my tattoos done by John himself. Everytime I go into the shop and I am treated like family. John does such a great job on my tattoos and I keep come back for more. With 60%of my body cover in his Art I have a great time showing them all off. John Monk has made a great name for himself in Kansas City and Im right with him. If you have received any work here leave your feedback. I'm sure they are alll GREAT.
I had the BEST experience at John Monks Revelation!!!! I went in for my first body piercing ever and the girl who did my piercing was FABULOUS!!!!! She made me feel so comfortable , everyone in shop was so friendly and helpful. I will be telling everyone this is the place to be.