Many of the things i list below were noticed midway through the tattoo, had i noticed prior i would not have stayed.. Perhaps I'm used to overly clean shops in Canada but I was not pleased with the cleanliness at the Tattoo Lounge in Las Vegas off of Charleston.. Staff were eating near the tattoo stations, and gloves were not being changed after artists touched their own faces, clothing, after digging around in drawers or others staffs stations and lighting. The equipment was not wrapped in plastic, some stations chairs did not have "one time use paper" to keep the chairs clean and the patrons clean from the chairs.. I'm not certain if the stations were even wiped up properly. Some of the ink bottles looked clogged with ink and dirt. And the other bottles around the stations looked smudged with ink and dust. The artists in general seemed unfocused and distracted by each other. Among their talk I over heard (the manager?) commenting about someone's stations cleanliness... My appointment i booked online a couple of weeks prior was at 11 am, and didn't even see an artist for a consult until 1230pm. The only thing I really found fantastic about this place was that they offered to pick me up from my hotel for a fee of $20, however payment on that (along with how to pay the artist in the shop) was unclear and confusing. There was a predetermined price for the piece however it was never agreed upon on paper and payment did not go through a til (which I found strange..) The tattoo I received is cute and simple, and I'm generally pleased with the work. I was not given care instructions, luckily i have many more tattoos and am aware of how to care for the tattoo. I think I will stick to my usual shop at home in Canada where their health standards seem to be quite a bit higher.
I did not have the best experience here but I do have to say tha Nilson went above and beyond to make my experience was as good as it could be. My sister and I wanted to get matching tattoos for her birthday. I had been in communication with Nilson for a couple weeks, after searching several months for an awesome black and gray artist. I sent him ideas of what we wanted and set-up and appointment. When we went down to the shop on my sister's birthday, for her first, our matching tattoos, the shop didn't have anything sketched up for us. We were told that the design we had come up with was too detailed for the place we had wanted it. We were highly dissappointed and worked with them to come up with another design. After 2 hours and making a competely different piece than what we had wanted, we were satisfied with the design. Honestly, I would have preferred to get my original piece but by this time, we had to get something. I didn't want to ruin my sister's birthday. The piece is still nice and it is something I will be happy with for the rest of my life, thank goodness, but the only reason I am happy with it, is because my sister and I got our matching tattoos, finally. Nilson did a great job on my sister's tattoo, unfortunately, I was not so lucky. I have very sensitive skin and the other artist that did my piece turned my forearm into hamburger meat. My tattoo healed up horribly and I was so upset that all of the border ink had disappeared and my new piece looked like a black blob on my arm. I talked to Nilson about my tattoo and he gladly had me come in to fix it. He did a great job and I am now very happy with the result. Honestly, I would only recommend Nilson do any work from this shop. He does amazing work and his portraits are out of this world phenomenal.
Just went to get my first tattoo this past weekend. All the staff was very accommodating and even came in on a Sunday when they were closed so that I could get my tattoo in the time frame that I was in town. I dealt with Nilson (the owner and artist), Victor (who helped with my scheduling) and my artist was Genaro. All were very helpful in my experience. I got a script tattoo on my foot and Genaro made it as painless as possible and it looks absolutely amazing! better than I could hope for. He was also just a wonderful person who talked me through everything and made my experience the best it could be. Although the shop is a bit far from the strip if you're staying there, it is WELL WORTH the 15 minute drive, you will get a better price, experience, and tattoo at this establishment compared to anywhere on the strip. I chose this shop based on it's wonderful reviews. I am so glad I went to this shop and would go back time and time again. I LOVE HYPNOTIC INKS TATTOO AND GENARO!
I went in to see Nilson to do a cover up that I thought would be impossible. I was wrong of course. He took the time to find just the right flower to do the cover up. You can't even tell there was anything there before. His color work is so amazing and so vibrant. This is my 5th tattoo done by him and I refuse to go anywhere else nor would I put my trust in any other artist than him. Because his talent is uncomparable. But I am tired of people who don't know what they want in a tattoo and they just want it as a fashion statement. They should at least have an idea of what they want and not completely rely on the artist to figure it out for them. Figure it out...then go see Nilson!!!!
All my friends at parties and even at work kept talking and raving about Quick Draw and how they do this and do that and how awesome they were, I will admit the artwork and piercing experiences they showed me did look fist class. I finally went to Quick Draw and to be very honest, it was a totally different experience all together, "THEY ACTUALLY CARE", I felt like I was the boss, I was in charge, and I totally see why my friends are going back now. When I got my tattoo finished, I even had a piercing done, nice people and overall a nice clean shop and the people there are too funny, I will definately recommend this shop to anyone and everyone!! ........
I had a chest piece done at this tattoo shop and the artist was not verry experienced. He gave me a price before we started and when his boss showed up the price changed half way through the tattoo. After a month had past the tattoo had already fadded in some parts, for a chest piece it was just real bad quality. They were suppose to add color in some parts but ran out of time and I was told to return in a month but that I would be charged again for the color even though we had already agreed on a price for the whole tattoo. I never ended up going back to that shop, bad exerience due to week tattoo artist.
As soon as we walked in we both felt comfortable and were greeted right away by the Artist/mngr., "Dave." The shop was very clean w/large work stations. Ryan was our Artist that day. He did a "fix up" on my husbands wedding band and, on me......a bee on my left hand and 3 butterflies on my right arm. I brought in my own pics. of the butterflies and Dave helped me find a perfect pic of a real bee on the computer. After Ryan got done, the ink on my skin looked BETTER than the original pics!!! Thank You Ryan. You have 2 new customers for life!
One day I drove by the shop, wondering...is this is the one!? I stopped in and was greeted with so many smiles. I instantly got mexican fever!!! These were the nicest guys ever!! I had a really horrible tattoo and I needed it fixed. I was nervous to get it worked on but I put all of my trust in Nilson! My horrible tattoo has become what I first imagined it would be! The tattoo of my dreams! Thank you Nilson for making my tattoo the ssshhhiiiittttt!!! Everytime new people see it they give me compliments! You rock my world!!! I love your shop almost as I love you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)
People have just about ripped my shirt off just to get a good look at my tattoo...and everyone says the same thing. Its gorgeous, and they love, love, love the colors!! I had a picture and a general idea of what I wanted, but, I was a little unsure of exactly how I wanted my tattoo to look. Nilson took his time with me and laid out a beautiful tattoo, giving me exactly what I was looking for!! He is truly a talented artist and I reccommend him to all!! I have been back a few times just to pick up more business cards to hand out to my friends! I'll be back very soon for tattoo #2.
Love this shop! Nilson went above and beyond! Making sure he knew exactly what i wanted, placement, size, and detail! I have quite a few tattoos, and I've never had the professionalism as I got with this shop! So impressed! Nilson is a amazing down to earth artist, with AMAZING work and reasonable prices! Trust me I did my reasearch with this shop before going down there to get a portrait of my grandmother. And this shop hands down exceeded my expections Go check this shop out, you won't be disappointed