When looking for a tattoo artist I would suggest many things. Look for clean, licensed, history with other clientele. In all business you can ask for references. In this business it seems to be a fly by night for the clientele. A client walks into a tattoo parlor with an idea you hope that the artist you encounter can take it to the next level. I believe that Mace Arnold is that man. I have had several tattoos done in his office and if I "EVER" needed a correction or a fix he has "ALWAYS" been willing to help. He has a talent for taking a tattoo to the next level. He does not suggest that you get it done "RIGHT NOW" that my friend is "YOUR" choice. I have found that I give my deposit and let him draw up the design and then "WE" change the design to what I perceive it to be and he lets you know if it will work or not. I have had several ideas that once he created them did not work for him or me. I believe you must "trust" the artist you choose. I trust Mace Arnold with design, execution and artistic talent.
Over the past 8 years I've gone exclusively to Body Art, Inc. for my work. Mace custom designs all of my tattoos and his flash work off the walls is excellent. Compared to many of the other shops around in KC and in the Johnson County area I find his cost to be very reasonable for the art and service he provides. I've had over 30 hours of work done and receive many complements on my tattoos. I've even brought my Uncles and Father in law there for tattoos. In a nutshell- Great guy, great tattoos, excellent attention to detail in a clean location and very professional.
My brother had a tattoo on his shoulder done by a novice. Mace fixed it and made it look amazing. My brother and I didn't think it could be done, but Mace worked a miracle. The tattoo looks great, it has great lines and definition. It looks like a piece of art now, it used to look like a childish done blob. I am definitely getting a tat from Mace. He is the only one I will let work on me. His place is clean, neat and comfortable. He is patient and calming.
I was so impressed with Simon, very professional and attentive! He helped me remain calm during my piercing and I was in and out very fast! He is truly talented and knows what he is doing! He was also very helpful with the aftercare instructions! I left feeling confident about what I was supposed to do. This man knows knows what he is doing and I wouldn't go anywhere else! It was well worth the drive from Kansas City
This is the best place ever!!!! Very clean and very sweet looking on the inside! Trinity is the best artist I have ever seen. I cannot wait to go back :) They are a tiny bit more expensive but well worth it. You don't want a cheap tattoo!! I have let time get away and I miss going there. I need to make an appointment soon!! Amy Mccrabb
This place is super great! I got my nose pierced here and the piercer was super friendly and he made it totally quick and painless. But what gets better is that my piercing literally fell out the next day and he put it back in for free! And it helps that the shop is well decorated and in general is nice and clean. This is the place to go
Just today my boyfriend and I went in the shop to get three letters tattooed on our wrists, anticipating the cost would be around $120 (like most shops.) However, he cut us a huge deal, explaining he wishes to give his customers the best and correct service. The tattoos turned out incredible! I am very satisfied, give this place a try!
Mace has very intricate and ornate designs. I like the subtleties in his shading and use of color. I respect and appreciate him for turning away clients that requested racist tatts. Immaculately clean shop and a artist/owner who is passionate about his work.
Mace is one of the best in the business. Body Art has been the only place I've been tattooed for years. Other people's work just doesn't stand up to Mace's work. I've referred lots of friends to Body Art and will continue to do so!!
I got my first tattoo here, it was a yin yang on my forearm. It was done by Mace. He was very friendly and professional. I will be definitely be returning to get more tattoos in the future.