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Uptown Memphis, Downtown Memphis
Tattoos, Body Piercing
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Parking: Street

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Price Range : Average

By Appointment Only: Yes


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Provided by Citysearch - 

Ra-messes Shadow Tattoo is a top notch tattoo studio, owned and operated by brothers Kevin & Shannon Johnson, the 2 best tattoo artist within the Memphis area hands down. Kevin and Shannon are master tattoo artist that give you one of a kind custom Van Gogh works of art on your skin . Both brothers have worked on my wife and I, and given us works of art that are beyond our wildest dreams. Their work speaks for itself and all clients are by word of mouth-- Zero advertising and they are booked up 9 months in advance due to their most elite skills and status. Shannon and Kevin are the most down to earth guys you could ever meet, striving for 110% client satisfaction and settle for nothing less.. Don't settle for anything less, make an appointment and get tattooed from the best. I have posted pics of the work they have done on my wife and I as proof of the caliber artist these brothers are. Their work says it all !



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hx with ramessess shadow

I went to Kevin Johnson about 7 years ago, he covered an exsisting smaller tat with one similar, but larger and it was like he could read my mind, after one redo/correction i was ver satisfied. It is time for a touch up which i thought were free for life, but i am not sure after reading the other reviews if he would even work me in. I also want to do a knee to ankle tat. I will need help with a design on that one. ---5-27-10 addendem--found out for short touch ups on exsisting work he will work in early part of the day. Reason for long waits are the large projects on individuals and these customers schedule their time out to get the peice finished. I am telling you this place is the best. People who go and are serious usually will not go anywhere else. Thanks Kevin, as long as i have had this tat i have never reqreated getting it. Don



Worth the wait!

I had a tattoo retouched by Shannon back in May, 2009. Originally, I had made a phone call with them in 2007 after I had done some research to find out who was the best tattoo artist in Memphis. At that time I thought I could get an appointment right away, but was shocked when I was told that their next available appointment wouldn't be until six months later. Of course, I didn't want to wait that long, and so I asked them if they could recommend me a local tattoo shop to get my tattoo retouched. They generously gave me a couple names for future reference and they kept saying sorry that they really couldn't get me in. Yes, I was not patient, so the result was that I wasn't really pleased because I chose one of the other local shops to get my retouch job and the artist didn't really listen to what I wanted. In winter 2008 I decided to call Ramesses Shadow again, and of course same as the year before, I was told my appointment would be a wait of at least half a year. I decided to be patient this time. After all, a tattoo is gonna stay on my body for the rest of my life, I want to really like it and get it professionally done.

Finally, I got my tattoo redone, and I am really really pleased and feel relief. Not only because of the skill of Shannon, but also how patient and caring he makes me feel even after when I called worried about my skin peeling, he took time to explain and give advice. Best tattoo artist shop in town, it deserves its reputation.

Andria R


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An amazing experience!

I just got my first tattoo. It is very small and simple. But after my experience at Ramesses, I have a feeling this won't be my last. Shannon and Kevin could not have been sweeter or more professional. The shop is immaculate and the atmospere is relaxed. I got my ink in a rather intimate area and Shannon made me feel totally at easy. This is the best gift I have even given myself!!! For anyone considering a custom, original and perfect tat, these guys are worth any wait!!!!!



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Long wait for good ink

Kevin and Shannon are good artist and do a nice job with their work. They work directly with me on my design and extended a previous piece. The work and top notch BUT the only problem is they are just open 4-10 five days a week, it is just the 2 of them, and are booked up for almost a year! In Sept they were taking appointments for June and July!
I love their work, but no way I'm going to wait that long for another tattoo! I dont even know my own schedule in July 2009!
I wish they would open up during the day like other top national artist! They can do their design/art work on the days off-- but being booked out this far in advance is starting to be a negative.
Good Guys, Great Work, Custom Artists, Long Long Appointment Wait times.



The Best but Long wait

Kevin is a expert in custom pieces and coverups. Did a great job on my peice-- looks like a million dollar painting!

VERY VERY Long waiting list-- up to a year-- I had to wait 9 months!

Cost is expensive as one would expect with the talent and quality-- $150 an hour without tips!!!!!!!!

For the money and wait-- if you have a truly unique piece that you want the best-- Kevin and Shannon are the best.



Provided by Citysearch - 
The Masters

OK-- Ramesses Shadow Tatoo in Memphis TN was a great experience for me. Custom tatto that had awesome 3D effect and wonderful colors that 99% retained. Hands down the best ink job I've had. Kevin is a master free hand and Shannon was doing a cool custom piece as well that I witnessed.
These guys have been in business over a decade and are very nice dudes.
The final result was perfect.
However, the wait is a long time-- 9 month waiting list, so if your in a hurry or aging-it will be a long time.
They only open up at 3:00-10:00pm so really only have time for max 2 clients a day which adds to the backlog of their schedule. If you have time to wait, its worth it.
Will come back for more, if I dont have to wait as long-- 3 months is long enough let along 9 months!



Provided by Citysearch - 
World Class Elite!

The Johnson bros are the rave! Both take true custom pieces for their clients and apply as vangou on skin! Shannon designed a awesome custom piece for me-- crest-- it was beyond what I had expected. During my consult and follow up, he twicked and changed things to my liking as well as expanded things that I would not have thought of-- JUST AMAZING CREATIVITY. You get what you pay for. True Artists in EVERY sense of the word. My piece was PERFECT and the colors we decided on put the end result OVER THE TOP!
Kevin is as equally talented. I've seen him work on various clients--doing a new tat, coverup, and an extention. These 2 brothers have been in business over a decade in the same location. Hardly no advertising-- just word of mouth and they are booked up for 8 months!!!!!!! (and have been for last few years!) That speaks louder than any advertisement as extremely satisfied clients word of mouth. (this demand exceeds Miami Ink, LA Ink, Vince Neils, Harts in Vegas, ect) ENOUGH SAID. 6STAR-- One of few who can take true artistic ability and apply to painting or skin!
ALSO bought one of their new cool t-shirts!



Provided by Citysearch - 

Nothing short of spectacular! Have many pieces from who's who in the industry-- couple from man TV dudes! Kevin and Shannon are just amazing! There work speaks for itself as ALL of clients are by word of mouth-- Zero advertising and they are booked up!
Location is convenant and being downtown allows you to experience Beale Street and the Memphis Music. Lots of downtown hotels and restaurants. GREAT LITTLE GET AWAY.
Shop is very clean and sterile. Older building but ""artsy interior""-- very casual and comfortable. Great pride in sterile equipment and such.
Artwork is just amazing-- ALL CUSTOM and great ""3D"" visuals-- 99% ink rentention, Zero bleeding, Zero scabbing-- Just amazing work. Top of my list and I have some of the best Tat work in the US!



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World Class Status!!!

Shannon at Ramasee Shadow in Memphis TN is one of the elite pure artists in the nation PERIOD! His brother Kevin is in the same league. (each with over 15 yrs experience in same location)
Shannon did a masterful art piece that he customized from my orginal idea. He brought it to life on skin canvas! THe design, crisp lines, precise highlights, amazing colors, and downright AWESOME personalities are TOP CLASS. My peice took about 3 1/2 hrs and the skill of the needle was of expertise status-- I had little pain during the process. Kevin was doing a makeover/coverup with another client at the same time as well as fill in which looked awesome when finished.
These brothers are as good as they come. They are true artists as exhibited also by their drawings and paintings in addition to their new launched T-Shirt designs. Canvas or Skin-- these guys ROCK!!!
THeir prices are per hr and about the same as other nationally top teir artists.
Take a NWA direct flight in Memphis for a few days, Get the most amazing Professional Tattoo ever, then party on Beale Street with the nightlife, music, food-- It is a BLAST.
R.S. Tattoo is located downtine by the Pryramid and not too far from Beale street or Hotels.
It is worth the flight and money!
Due to their most Elite Skill and Status, they are booked out for 6 months currently-- So reserve your appointment now!!!!

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