Wow, I usually never bother actually writing a review or rating a business. I actually stumbled onto this yellow pages site and decided to look up a couple of things. When I noticed Venus in the body piercing/tattoo section, i clicked on it to read what was there. I was very surprised to read a negative review about Ronda. You see, I've had the pleasure of being tattooed by her twice this past year and I gotta say the two reviews under this one do NOT add up at all. Ronda conducted the entire process(from making the appt., to actually getting the tattoo) with the utmost professionalism. She took the idea I had verbally and turned it into an amazing 100% custom tattoo. I can't stress enough how happy and satisfied I am with all of the work I received from Ronda. I even visited her months after the first tattoo to tell her how happy I was with it. When she looked it over, she told me it needed a little touch up. This was news to me because I thought it looked fantastic. That's the kind of professional she is. So she fit me into her busy schedule, quite promptly I must add and gave me the touch up that was needed. Like I said before, I usually don't write reviews like this, but if you don't know Ronda and her caliber of work, then you need to know what an injustice the negative review below this one is. I definitely come to the conclusion that NYCtat2 and latenighter are one and the same person. I even doubt the authenticity of the review, suggesting rather it is a personal attack of some kind. I have doubts that the individual was even tattooed. If there is any truth in how they say they were handled, I'd have to say they were probably pushy, arrogant, ignorant and rude, with an "I'm the most important person on earth" attitude. In closing I will say that anyone who chooses not to seek out and form their own opinion on something they want based on a review they read on a website, is an ignorant individual themselves and does not deserve the pleasure of meeting such a professional as Ronda and will probably miss out on a lot in life too...
i have 3 small tattoos, and i was shopping around for a good shop in nyc to get my first big custom piece. i have heard about rising dragon and since they were in union square, i went on my lunch break to check it out. well, after checking the portfolios, i picked an italian artist named Simone because his work seemed to pop out the most. now i am in the process of getting a huge, colorful piece and i couldn't be more pleased. his design way exceeded my expectations. and the colors...wow! i get so many compliments and its not even halfway done. this guy is really professional and he really made me feel very comfortable... a real gentleman. my girlfriend just checked the rising dragon site and Simone now has his own website so please check it out @ www.simonelubrani.com...you will see what i mean. his work is really solid and you really can see my tattoo from down the block. an amazing experience with rising dragon and Simone, i can't wait until summer to show off his work. a great shop with great artists, very clean, friendly,and professional. Thank you Rising Dragon and Simone Lubrani!!!
My boyfriend and I went to Darren two weeks ago. My boyfriend had a tattoo of a large rose on his arm but the tattoo was 44 years old. It had lost all it's color, the lines were thick and it was washed out looking. He wanted to cover it, which we knew would be difficult and wanted to make sure that the cover up be done by someone who had a lot of experience, talent and loved tattooing. After much research, we decided Rising Dragon was our choice. We spoke to Darren and decided he was the perfect person to do the job of a perfect cover up. Well, Darren did an AMAZING job. You can't tell where the old tattoo was on my boyfriend's arm. He has another appointment with Darren next month and he's looking forward to Darren's creativity again. The atmosphere is friendly, everything is clean and the people at Rising Dragon are very talented and creative. If you're thinking about a tattoo, THEY'RE THE BEST.
I got my 1st Tattoo at Addiction Ink by artist named Oscar. Before getting tattooed I looked at his book and was very impressed by his work and liked his style a lot. When I told him what I wanted he drew it out and put his own touch to the image which made it look even better. He was very helpful and knew a lot about tattooing, I got a good price on the ink. When I saw the results I was so happy that I decided to get it because the quality of the tattoo was extremely good. It healed well and I came back for a touch up. Now the tattoo is fully healed and looks sick. I love this shop and will always come back if I need anything that I know Addiction Ink has or does. I walked into other shops before I got this ink done and Addiction Ink has to be the nicest cleanest shop on saint marks. Plus the service is awesome everybody in the shop is chill, helpful and knowledgeable. Thank You Addiction Ink.
TRIPLE-X JESS NO LONGER WORKS HERE!!!!!!!!!!!. TO ALL MY FAITHFUL CLIENTS WHO ARE LOOKING FOR TRIPLE-X JESS I AM BEYOND GLAD TO SAY I HAVE LEFT KINGDOM TATTOOS FOR GOOD. AFTER YEARS OF HARD WORK AND DUE TO MY APPEARANCE ON THE HIT REALITY SERIES BEST INK ON OXYGEN, I AM NOW ABLE TO OPEN MY VERY OWN SHOP WITH STELLAR ALL FEMALE TATTOO ARTISTS. INK CHYX TATTOO STUDIO AND ART GALLERY WILL BE OPEN FOR BUSINESS STARTING JUNE 29 2012. OUR HOURS WILL BE TUES THRU SUN 12-9PM. WE ARE LOCATED AT ST GEORGE STATION STATEN ISLAND IN THE HEART OF THE NORTH SHORE. WE ARE TWO BLOCKS FROM THE SI FERRY AND MINUTES FROM THE VERRAZANO BRIDGE. THE ADDRESS IS 222 BAY ST IN STATEN ISLAND NY. TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT OR IF YOU NEED TO CONTACT ME FOR ANY REASON I CAN CURRENTLY BE REACHED VIA EMAIL AT MISTRESSINKTATTOOS@GMAIL.COM. I HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL THERE IN MY NEW HOME :)))))))
while walking down to the park i had passed this new shop a few times before and it had looked really clean and nice. I'm a frequent visitor of the area, and practically live on the 6 train, so when i decided to get my tattoo, i of course thought of this place. A short walk from the 6, addiction ink is definitely the place to go... The staff is super nice, and i gotta say one of the first things i noticed when i came in here was how amazingly clean and nice everything was. My tattoo artist, Louie was super helpful and helped me come up with a sick design for my tattoo. When i told him what i wanted he was really responsive and didn't make me feel like they were blowing me off like i had experienced at other shops. Even though it was small, he did an AMAZING job and i really recommend this place to anyone, small or large tattoos alike!
when i first came in to ink stop.i felt very comfortable right away.i remember meeting ERIC RIGNALL.he had a sit down and talk with me letting me know why he does certain tats in certain ways and is always coming up with creative ways on how your tat can look rather than just putting it on he has benn phenomenally creative with mine and i will be coming back for more very professional.easy.and a super cool guy.hes the man.and a legend in the making.see you soon for more future tats.INK STOP RULES THE LOWER EAST SIDE YOUR NOT JUST A CLIENT AT INK STOP TATTOOS.YOUR FAMILY. WALLY
I am so happy with my tattoo!! It was not my first but I still needed to be confident and comfortable and the artist at addiction was great! Shey tattooed me and I had some problems with the healing process but it was my fault since I went swimming after. I came back for a touch up and ended up expanding the tattoo, and left even happier. I really recommend this place. Everyone that was working there both times was really cool and down to earth and made me feel really comfortable. Most important thing, it was clean and presentable. Thank you Shey!!
kind of a funky tattoo shop, it's small and it's just a one man studio but Adal is really amazing at what he does and he's a really nice guy. i came in with an idea for a shoulder tattoo i wanted and he helped me draw it up until we came up with the perfect image. the whole process took under an hour... he's really quick and obviously very professional, clean and all that. i would recommend this place for the quality of the tattoo alone. ive been getting a ton of compliments. you'll love it!
I recently got tattoed by Mike I believe, at this shop. My experience I have to say was great! I was scared for some time now about getting a tattoo and had only intended to stop by and just look around. Mike made me feel so comfortable that I was actually confident in getting it!!! He drew everything up and worked on it until I liked it. After a great tattoo, great healing instructions, and a friendly staff, I have to say that I highly recommend this shop!!