Let me first say when I went here early 2012 the man who tattooed me was very friendly, though I had to wait 4 hours for a tattoo that took 10 minutes and during that time me and my boyfriend were treated as though we were in the way (we weren't). Once I finally got to get my tattoo I told him what I wanted and he went and made a stencil. I checked the stencil for spelling errors there were none. Once the stencil was on me I checked again, still none. So we started with the tattoo super quick and easy. I left and once I got home I took a really good look at it and it was misspelled. I texted my tattoo artist and told him of this and he said he'd fix it for free (it was a simple making a v to an n, but none the less) Now that I've had my tattoo for about a year I absolutely hate it. Not what the tattoo is, the tattoo.all of the lines are very shaky and faded in random spots. The wording is very thick and close together so if I went and got it fixed itd just look like a black rectangle on my shoulder. Tl;dr- nice people but mediocre work.
3417 Main StDallas, TX 75226
From Business: Artistic Encounter is Deep Ellum's newest tattoo studio. We use 100% disposable equipment. Custom tattoos, piercings, art gallery, and event venue. Specialize in color, black and grey realism, traditional and new school tattoos. Come by for an Artistic Encounter.
19. Taboo Tattoo
Went to get a transmutation circle done on my right forearm and Matthew did it perfect! I went to three other tat shops and they all said there was no way that anyone there could do it like I wanted, but Matthew was undaunted and upbeat and did a beautiful piece of alchemy on me. I went back aga…
20. Lucky's Tattoo
I had a portrait done by this mexican tattoo artist named Robin and his work has won me 2 awards in just random tattoo conventions I had happened to go to. This guy in incredible and has got to be recognized. His portfolio is Amazing!!! COLOR BLK AND GRY PORTRAIT AND ESPECIALLY REALISTIC WOR…
So if your looking for a really beautiful intricate realistic (not cartoony) piece, GO SEE JAMIE! I did an extensive amount of research because I wanted something beautiful and intricate, not traditional, and I seriously couldn't find ANYONE in the Dallas metro-plex area who could deliver like h…
Very dirty shop people live there food every where perverted owner always talking nasty too the woman that come in there never take your girlfriend there she will be hit on and looked at like a peace of meet the owner of the shop is the world worst on making people feel that way good luck if yo…
I am quite shocked with this tattoo studio. I initially went to this studio and had work done by the shop owner Dillon Trent. Although he is a very good artist, I cannot at all say the same about his customer service. I had one complete tattoo done and returned for another large geisha piece to be done on my back. I had 2 sessions completed with him and with an incomplete tattoo, I was stood up 2X by Dillon to get my work finished. No return phone calls at my numerous attempts to get a hold of him during that time. Driving back and forth to Dallas for nearly 3 hr. roundtrips all to get stood up with no return calls, etc. NOT GOOD CUSTOMER SERVICE! To this day, my geisha tattoo is still incomplete and I totally hesitate to return to Vitality as I don't want to have another appt. scheduled, make the 3 hour roundtrip, and be stood up yet again!!!!!!
I have been here for every tattoo and some piercings thus far. The people here are mellow, relaxed, laid-back people. So no, they won't jump up and meet you with a smile at the door- but they will tell you exactly what you need to know, do good and clean work, and get you done and out in a manner that is not tense or stressful or leaving you guessing. The shop is what it is, it's a tattoo parlor not a five star Hilton hotel. But it's the amazing artists who keep a mellow conversation, are confident and casual in tattooing and piercing, tolerant of inexperienced customers, that keep me coming back. I love this place, and I recommend it to everyone. But don't walk in expecting a bunch of uppity well-to-do men in suits tattooing you in a hospital-esque chrome and white store- it's a TATTOO PARLOR.
I would recommend Rob Smith at Gizmo's to anybody. I moved to Dallas a year ago and have been searching around for a new artist for some time. I'm very picky about my ink and who does it. I looked around at several shops and decided to walk in one day. Rob happily greeted me. I told him my ideas and what I wanted and where. He is a very personable person and he was thrilled to work on it. He drew a completely custom tattoo up for me and knocked it out with precision in under a week. I couldn't be more happy with it. He is very passionate about his work and you can sense a genuine love for your tattoo from him. He put his time into it like it was going on his own body. I will continue to go back and see from now on for my future ink.
Went to get a transmutation circle done on my right forearm and Matthew did it perfect! I went to three other tat shops and they all said there was no way that anyone there could do it like I wanted, but Matthew was undaunted and upbeat and did a beautiful piece of alchemy on me. I went back again to get some sacred geometry done and Biggs did an amazing job on this newest addition! It is mesmerizing, a truly breathtaking piece of art and I get compliments on it everyday. My wife also has two tattoos from Taboo that are like walking symmetry done by Chelsi and I love looking at them everyday! It seems that no matter who does work on you at Taboo, you will always come away with a piece that you are spellbound by.
I had a great experience here. I wanted to get my Forward Triple Helix done and I searched for good piercing places around Dallas and they were all very expensive to get it done. This was the cheapest place I found being $60. They did an amazing job, I was a little worried because I have tiny ears but they made it work and I LOVE IT! Josh did my piercing he was very friendly and talkative. I was a little nervous going in but he made good conversation with me the whole time so it took my attention off the piercing. I would recommend this place to anyone. Clean, Friendly, Good Customer Service. I love my piercing!!! So cute!
l would definitely recommend this place to anyone. I had my tattoo done today by Torres at Tiger Moon. It was my second tattoo and it was a great experience. He had great customer serice and was willing to work around the size, ideas, and thhoughts I had about my tattoo. It was a friendly environment and I truly do appreciate the awesome tat I got. He has a very steady hand and I am truly impressed with my tat. I have already gotten many compliments on it. I overall love my tat, and he brought out the meaning in my tattoo by making it "pop." He took his time and I appreciate Torres for making this tat perfect.
Absolutely amazing work!! I am starting a sleeve, Lo spent 7 hours straight working on me with no complaints. He was extremely nice and listened to all of my idea's, and helped me figure out the rest. He also threw in a little of his own twist's, and it turned out beautiful!! I cant wait to finish. All of the guys at the shop were so friendly and kept me laughing! :D Very nice enviroment, I will most definatelly be get all my tat's at Pain and Pleasure in the future. Lo's work is amazing, would reccommend him to everyone!
I got my tattoo from the owner, Scott, and he put a tremendous amount of work and effort into it. It came out so much better than I could have hoped. I have shown it off to family and friends and have received countless compliments. I have already scheduled my next tattoo and frankly can't wait to get back there to get it started. I recommend this place to anyone looking for a quality piece. I have met some of the other artists that work there as well and they are all very nice and talented. 5 stars !
Being picky and indecisive is not good, especially when it comes to getting a tattoo. Jeremiah took a mental image of my first tattoo and was able to put down on paper in a way I just couldn't resist. The tattoo has a special meaning to me, and the fact that he was able to personalize it was amazing. I have received plenty of positive comments about the three tattoos he has done for me. You won't regret coming to him.