Honesty is a very important part of a successful business.........personal experience and word of mouth has shown me that Tattookah is NOT an honest business - they lie to their employees and to the public only to make more money. With so many other body piercing/tattoo shops in the area, find a more honest, affordable one!
My boyfriend and I did a walk in and from the beginning they seemed annoyed about us walking in.. had what seemed like minor attitudes and felt like a bother, but we just brushed it under the rug... when my boyfriend told them what he was wanting the reply was "that is a female tattoo" it was suppose to be a very meaningful and close to his heart tattoo and they completely butchered it to make him not want to get it.. then I showed the girl the tattoo I saw on pinterest and she rudely answered "we are on google.. NOT Pinterest.." I felt like we were inconveniencing them on so many levels.. every time she would show me a picture of what i was wanting if i didn't like it she seemed to have an attitude under her breathe at me.. I felt pressured to make a decision for a picture that i wanted, I got two tattoos there at the same time and my boyfriend also got one. one of the tattoos that i got was suppose to be "semi matching to his" it is not at all what the picture i chose looked like and it is much bigger in size than my boyfriends, the detail of it is that of a beginner, not of someone who has been tattooing for as long as he told me. I'm not too happy with it and to spend 400$ for two tattoos, (I feel like is a bit much for what i got) I expected a hell of a lot more than what i got for that price. only good thing I have to say is that the artist offered to stay after hours to finish my second tattoo however it does not look the way it should.. Now i will be going to fatkats to have Dan Loose (my normal artist who was booked up for a month and a half and for good reason as i see now) fix what they messed up. we wont be back.-- I also recall one of the workers making a comment about "charging more money for inconveniencing her" when she was referring to a different situation, so it makes me wonder that since we were walk ins if we were charged a lot due to being an "inconvenience".
On August 13, 2015 my husband, daughter, son and myself visited three tattoo places in Ocala, Florida. My daughter wanted to get her first tattoo so we shopped around before making a decision. The guy we spoke to at Tattookah was arrogant, condescending, judgmental, obnoxious and he made my daughter feel very uncomfortable. When my daughter told him what tattoo she wanted, he snickered and snidely said "What did you do, get that off of Pinterest or something". I nicely explained to him that the phrase has special meaning to us but he didn't care. He replied with "Thousands of people have the same tattoo and they see it on Pinterest and they all want it". So I told him again it had meaning to us and that it was for my mother who passed away. I told him it wasn't something she just randomly saw online. Instead of stopping his "lecture" he kept going on and on about kids seeing tattoos on Pinterest and people only want that because they see others with it. I told him that my daughter was smarter than that. He also told her that she's going to keep growing so the tattoo will look stretched out when she's older. I told him she's going to be 17 and is not growing anymore and if she does, it's not enough to make a difference. He told me "We're humans. We grow into our 20's". If you must know, my daughter got her period at 12 and stopped growing at about 14. My husband and I adopted our daughter in 2003, when she was 4 years old. My mother, who was her only grandmother passed away four years later but left a huge impact on her life. My daughter could have asked for anything for her 17th birthday but she asked for something that would honor her Mom Mom. Instead of being kind, you spoke down to her and frankly that shows a lot about his character. I posted a negative review on their Facebook page and the owner of Tattookah responded to my complaint (after deleting my first review) to tell me that she would have preferred I "address her personally", which is ironic since she never replied to a public post on my wall where she was tagged two weeks prior. She then insinuated that it was "just a personality clash". lol Yes, FOUR people (me, my husband, my son and my daughter) just had a "personality clash" with the same person. She then said that since she has gotten "rave reviews" about this artist, she is going to assume it was "just not a good fit". I am a business owner myself and I can see why the staff think it's okay to treat customers that way since the owner makes excuses for them.
Cleanest, friendlies shop in town! Great artists!
Have used this shop on many occasions and was always treated with respect. They have also have given me some awesome artwork / ink!!! Thanks XtremeInkSlingers!
John is a great artist he made feel right at home ,when we started he coached me through everything very clean highly recommend john great staff and environment if your looking to get tattooed in Ocala this is the place like i said high enfaces on john good work