I spent years thinking and debating what kind of tattoo I wanted and came up with a tattoo in my head and I was stuck on this idea of this tattoo. I wanted this tattoo very much and there is no way or no one that could change my mind because I made up my mind and thought about it for years. I am a person that overthinks everything. I went to different tattoo shops all throughout San Antonio. I found almost everyone was rude and acted like I had no knowledge of tattoo or what I wanted; many others tried to talk me out of it, or gave me ideas to change it. I never got a quote because they never took the time to understand what I wanted. I went to Platinum tattoos in April of 2014, first off the shop is very clean and the lady at the front desk was very nice and talked to me about each Artist, lucky for me an Artist was filling in for someone at the Dezavala location and his name was “Picasso”. This artist sure lived up to the name and was very nice and talked to me about the tattoo and quoted me right on the spot. This artist drew an outline of my tattoo without having anything to reference to, just the idea of the tattoo I wanted. The tattoo took about 4 hours, he talked to me throughout the process, and making sure I was doing ok. When he was done my mind was blown, I could not believe that he tattooed this amazing piece of art work on my body. For years I could only imagine this tattoo on me, and the tattoo was better than I could have ever imagined, I could not thank him enough. If you’re looking for a shop and you have high expectations then go to Platinum Tattoo, you will not regret it!!!
2. Iron Eagle TattoosMOVED
If you are looking for the best shop in and around the San Antonio area Iron Eagle is the spot! Jason Casas and his artist are the most sanitary and skilled tattoo artist Hands down. I've recommend nearly 10 friends to Jason and they are all more than happy with their Ink. Stop researching the a…
I had an outstanding experience with this tattoo parlor. I am extremely pleased with my tattoo. The artist was Tobias Flores. He did an amazing job with the color, shading and detail. I'm definitely going back to Tobias for my next tattoo. He did my wife's first tattoo a few weeks back. I was…
My overall experience from the time I called to the time I stepped out the door was FANTASTIC!! I chose custom ink tattoos based off of their awesome website and several excellent reviews. I loved being able to see each tattoo artist's personal picture and individual work before I came in. I…
This tattoo shop was a bit skeptical on the outside but once I entered it was a whole different atmosphere! I highly recommend this shop to anyone. Reasonable price and super friendly tattoo artist. thanks doughboy
Had a forearm tattoo done here about 3 weeks ago. Though my appointment started at 3, I got out of class early (around 2:15) so I decided to head over there and hope my artist would be ready for me. Unfortunately he wasn't but it was no big deal since I cleared my entire day's schedule to get my tattoo. 2 1/2 hours later, he was finished with the stencil and it looked great! He got a slightly different picture than I had given him, but it was lighter and allowed him to copy more of the details hidden in my photo so that was a plus. We finally got started around 5:30pm. Almost 6 hours and 3 breaks later, he was finished. The detail in my finished tattoo was amazing! It was way above my expectations (no offense) of what I thought he could do. The only thing that's preventing me from giving this shop 5 stars is the fact that I spent close to 8 hours of my day for about an 8 inch tattoo on the inner part of my forearm. Wish there would have been less breaks or at least a slightly bigger size, but I am completely satisfied with my tat nonetheless. Definitely going back for my sleeve except this time I'm gonna check up to see how my stencil is coming along before I show up and spend a good chunk of my day just waiting.
Carlos Lemon did my first Tank Girl tattoo... and I couldn't be any happier with it. The photo I brought in on my phone was colored and I really wanted a black and white tattoo. He had no problem at all playing with the saturation and contrasts in the photo until we agreed on the right balance for the look that I wanted it to have. When it came to do the actual inking in he was very patient and fast.. as well as very gentle.. as gentle as you can be while sticking someone with various grades of needles. :) He answered any questions that I asked and over all the experience was by far my favorite of any other tattoo artist that i have ever visited. I have other tattoos from different artists from other parts of the country, but I am most satisfied with his work and hope to be revisiting him to do a tribute to my brother. :) Thank you Carlos! You Rock!!
Ok, I went into Three jewels too price a tattoo because I was looking for a new artist. I showed the owner, Tony Trophy, what I wanted and he trashed it saying that he has done that tattoo so many times that he isn't going to do it again. (I have wanted this tattoo since I was young) I went back to him to get a memorial piece done for my little cousin (I sent him the picture of the butterfly I wanted him to use the day I made the appt.) and he used the wrong butterfly picture that he found on the day of the appt. I would not recommend coming to this guy or his other employees. All they do is talk crap about their clients when they leave and just not care. They are great artists, they do really amazing work but they are jerks. I hope this helped.
Joseph Bowen is an artist and a professional.My wife and I went to the San Antonio Tattoo Expo because she wanted to get some ink done. I persuaded her to go with Joseph because I had seen his work before and was impressed with his talent.Joseph was great to work with. He and my wife discussed what she wanted and he sketched out some ideas on paper. My wife, who has several tattoos, is always a wimp when the inking starts but Joseph was patient and understanding through the entire process.The tattoo turned out great, the lines are clean and the colors blend together perfectly. Overall, my wife and I were highly impressed with Mr Bowen and would definitely recommend him.
Best place to get a tattoo!!! I received my first tattoo by Jason about 11 years ago and had a few from different tattoo artist after. I had to learn the hard way not to go to just anyone. So, for that reason I know that Jason is good at covering up or fixing tattoos. After those tattoos Jason is the only artist I will go to for a tattoo. He is willing to work with all you ideas, he is very creative to draw something up out of all the crazy ideas that was thrown at him. Every time I have been at his shop the staff is very friendly and the place is clean.
I went in to get a tongue piercing but Polo told us he couldn't do it because the news is making the public aware of nerve damage caused by the piercing... I was disappointed but that changed when he asked how much money I had ($25) and said instead of the piercing he'd give me a tattoo for that price so I got my last tattoo worked on it was amazing and he gave me great ideas for the rest of the tattoo... My last arrest at Undisputed tattoos, started my tattoo but than refused to finish it. Can't wait to go back to Screaming Monkey!
best shop I've been to. A few weeks ago skin deep had a grand opening. I received my tattoo then, Roy did it. It is marvelous. It is on my ribcage. Great work. Roy is a really good artist. My experience with this shop was very good. Clean place, great customer service. Its a new shop. One I definitely recommend. My friends and I even were able to play a few games of pool. If you're looking for that new tattoo I say go to this shop. Skin deep is the place to go. The tattoo I received is the best one I have yet.
Prick Tattoos has been around for a long time now, just moved locations. Mario is my Artist. Mario specializes in realistic\\portraits. He does AMAZING WORK, ESPECIALLY SMALL DETAILED WORK , as well as an all well rounded artist. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND TO GET WORK DONE HERE. The shop is clean, and has a very chill atmosphere feel. His shop lobby has artwork from Local Artist, as well as the guys in the shop. Including some of Mario's drawings. Every one of the Artist here are really chill, and cool.
Awesome! If you’re looking for a better experience for your next tattoo, or a great experience for your first, book an appointment with Ink Retreat. Hands down, the best tattoo experience I’ve ever had! One-on-one, no waiting, no hassle. Placed my trust in Lorencio with a vision of what I wanted, and he brought it to life. Outstanding artist! Very highly recommend Ink Retreat. He’s a fellow Veteran, so when you’re done thanking him for the incredible artwork, thank him again for his service.