I went today and was so freaking happy with everything. Evan greeted me with a smile and helped me work out exactly what I wanted. He was very friendly and enjoyable, very informative, they were very sterile and my tattoo is absolutely beautiful. I'm so impressed (:
As in the past, I urge readers to please take negative business reviews with a smidge of skepticism. Over the years, as a business owner, I have noted that these are often not reliable indicators of actual business behavior, but rather, personal vendettas or competitor trashing. Always check for other reviews posted by anonymous persons and see if, after posting a negative review on a business, a glowing review is posted about its competitor. It is interesting to see the pattern that emerges. For a true and honest view of this business, please feel free to stop by and speak to the artists, check out the facility, and formulate your opinion based on your own experience. You will find Mr. Shorty's staff freely suggest other quality studios within the Columbia area and even provide directions, sometimes calling ahead to confirm availability. The prices are competitive with other quality studios in SC, however, as with any art, it is one of a kind.. no two artists can tattoo exactly the same and will each see the end result differently. The studio encourages clients to return after 3 weeks so that the artists can review the healed tattoo and make any adjustments if necessary. Mr. Shorty's also makes available complaint forms that are freely available by the front door. Should a client be unhappy with their tattoo, opportunity is available to the client to find a resolution by conferring with the artist, management or simply filling out a complaint form. So, please disregard negative complaints and focus on the positive. Visit Mr. Shorty's and see for yourself the professionalism and talent that available in Lexington/Columbia area. If they aren't what you are looking for, they will happily refer you to some of the other quality studios and artists in the area.
They were friendly. But.... the tattoo was way over priced and it turned out horrible. Not a good experience at all. I would highly recommend that you do Not go here.
Remarkably different from any other tattoo studio! Artists passionate about the art, caring about the client experience, and educated in the professional standards expected in a high quality body art studio.
My experience at Mr. Shorty's Tattoo was excellent. Laurna and Gaia are so talented and friendly...they treat you like family. The shop is very clean and they follow all the safety rules. There is not a better tattoo parlor anywhere near Columbia...if you want a badass tattoo done by friendly, professional girls go and visit Mr. Shorty's.
Thank you so much ladies for a truly wonderful FIRST tattoo experience. You were very kind and helpful in designing something specifically for me. I absolutely love the tattoo and can assure you that I will be back for more!
My last tattoo experience was not a great one so it was about 10 years before I finally made the decision to get some new work done. I'm EXTREMELY picky about what goes on my body (and where) so this is not something I take lightly..I took my ideas to several shops before going to Mr. Shorty's on the recommendation of my sister. When I walked in I knew right away that these were the folks that would be doing my new artwork..the ladies were very helpful and took the time to answer my questions (of which there were plenty)..it was just very comfortable to me. Gaia really stood out because she told me some things that would improve the appearance of my tattoos that other artists did not take the time to explain..that type of honesty and dedication to the work goes a long way with me..I was deteremined to have her as my artist even if that meant having to wait more time until she was free. As a matter of fact..I even brought my daughter there to have her first tattoo done, as well...and that is saying something about how great this place is. Gaia even managed to fix the mess that was my back tattoo from 10 years ago...I thought it was impossible to repair but she did it and did it beautifully. I've noticed a couple of reviews concerning rudeness and such...my belief is that people generally tend to get the same thing out of an experience that they put into it, but of course all I can say for sure is that I've never had that issue during the times I've been there. There is a difference between people that just do tattoos and actual tattoo artists...Gaia and Laurna at Mr. Shorty's are definite artists and I won't go anywhere else.
Great place, very professional, very clean, and really helpful, great customer service. Made me feel safe and comfortable about the whole experience of getting a tattoo. Mom, as everyone calls her, is a God send when it comes to putting your ideas in to a tattoo. She helped me thru the whole process and I couldn't be happier.