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!!!
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…
One of the best Shops in San Antonio Adrian and Ruffo are super cool dudes...don't let outside sources get in the way of the craft. I've been to several shops around San Antonio and all the guys here will tattoo you will great honor.
If you have a tattoo that you regret getting, this is the place for you. It's not nearly as expensive as you might think - especially with their discount packages. Ask for Hillary when you get there, she is absolutely terrific. She is delightful to talk to and never keeps me waiting more than a …
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…
I went there to get a tattoo to honor my fiancée who passed. He took the time to listen to what I was wanting. I have a beautiful tattoo that honors Richard. He will be doing any more tattoos I get. It is important for them to listen to what you want then transfer it into art
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 favorite place to go for a tattoo! Jason was very cool, respectful and made sure that my tattoo was done perfectly & actually listened to what I wanted.. will definitely come back to this shop! I'd recommend this tattoo shop to anyone!
I went there with a picture of a flower. My artist was Robin, who is also the owner. I have another tattoo that I got at another shop. I paid $100 for it in black and white. I paid that same amount at Minds Eye, got a bigger, better, more detailed tattoo. He was great. The shop was clean. Robin …
14. Twisted Tattoo
I came in to get a portrait of a Joker done, and was highly pleased. Without a doubt the best tattoo shop I've ever seen, and the artists love to have fun with the tattoos. My wife so got one the same day and was in love with it. Best shop in texas by far
15. Absolute Tattoo
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
17. D's Body Ink
A couple of friends (all females) and I went in to get piercings, we never felt uncomfortable in the place. Despite it being all men that work in that place. They remained professionals at all times. We would definitely use them again.
Great tattoo for a great price! Ray is really on point with his tattooing. He drew up a completely original tattoo based on the exact specifications I asked for, then filled in all the gaps to complete my half sleeve. Ray was more than happy to talk through my tattoo ideas with me, and there wer…
19. Revolution Ink
I came in to the shop to get an old tattoo covered up & these were great with me. They helped me come up with the art design and cover it properly. I'm so happy with the outcome because I hated the old tattoo. Thanks Lace for the awesome tatt, I love my new tattoo!
My fiancé and I both got ours here. Won't go anywhere else they're like family. Chris did my side piece and it came out beyond what I imagined it to and he has a very steady hand and Rachel is just amazing. Highly recommended
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…
22. Prick Tattoos
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 …
Come to Timebomb, and feel the love! This shop stays busy all the time because people keep coming back to where they're treated RIGHT. A lot of piercing going on around here, too. You can depend on Marcie to be there in her simply magical way to help you decide what to get. Stop by today!
I had two tattoos done by Travis. He was able to take a basic idea and turn it into a great piece of art that I am very satisfied to have on my body. Not only was the work great quality, but the customer service and atmosphere was exceptional. You can easily tell that the Weldon has assembled a …
If you want a REAL Texas Style Tattoo try Honest Charlie's. After seeing my friends tattoos I went there for one. You will get no kissass treatment and they do not do piercings, sell equipment or as Charlie told me "no disco pants or haircuts either" but they CAN tattoo. Charlie has be…
27. Addiction Tattoo
I love Addiction! Xavier is the only one who pierces me, but Vanessa and Wicked are awesome piercers, too, a lot of my friends have been pierced by them. I haven't been tattooed there yet, but I have big plans with Richard, he's AMAZING! Plus, everyone is always having such a good time, it se…
28. Element Studios
There is nothing more you can possibly want or need if you go to this shop. It's all there, and for goodness sake there's a LOT of it. The sheer tattoo intensity is nearly overpowering! Upstairs and downstairs. All super talented heads-screwed-on-right artists who will happy to show you a pa…
Bob was my artist and he was awesome me and my friend went in together and got ours done at the same time her artist was also great I would highly recommend to anyone... positive vibes period and we're very caring and sensitive to what we wanted.
What you'll notice about this shop if you spend enough time there is that everyone is so very, very serious. Serious about getting great tattoos, to start with... and serious about the art. It's the most fun you can have!! Great shop art and artists, eye-popping portfolios.
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.
After a horrible experience at the Platinum on 410 E where the practitioners were both rude and unattentive to clients, today i paid a visit to Platinum off Evers and I was pleasantly surprised at how different these shope are. Not only is the staff friendly and professional, but they value their clients and strive to please. Today I had 2 individuals who had to correct my lip piercing and 1 who gave me an amazing tat on my foot. They were clean, professional and definitely made up for the lack of quality found at the Platinum off 410 E. Even the manager was social and proactive with the clients despite some people's previous reviews as to him being a jerk, that is highly NOT the case. Platinum off Evers is the only place i will take my friends and sorority sisters, every other place is by far lacking in comparision. Thanks guys for your service and my brokn arrow. Ill definitely see you on mONDAY!!! -kRISTINA
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!!
If you want a REAL Texas Style Tattoo try Honest Charlie's. After seeing my friends tattoos I went there for one. You will get no kissass treatment and they do not do piercings, sell equipment or as Charlie told me "no disco pants or haircuts either" but they CAN tattoo. Charlie has been tattooing in SA for about 40 years and his son, Richard, grew up in tattoo shops. When I went some guys from S.Africa were visiting tattooers. They were cool but Charlie, Rich, Poison, and Cat are the ones.They were very busy so my tattoo didn't get finished until daylight but they seem to be open almost 24hours.Take cash and don't try for a discount.The prices are low already and they might tell you to screw off. I saw it happen.I have been back for more and send my friends.
All I can say is bugsy and his crew are awesome! Over 20 years of tattoo experience.. and the ONLY SHOP on the southside with that kinda experience! They are also the only shop with over 5 years experience in dermals.. as a customer I think its so uncool that other shops are trying to get rich off a well established phone number for 1.. and for 2 that the management condones such awful behavior from the employees.. I went in with a friend of mine the week they opened and all I could hear was 2 chatterboxes talking about another shop and trying to solicited facebook likes online.. really if u have to do that to promote ur business then ur probably not good enough to let your work speak for itself! Forget them haters addiction! U guys are by far the All STARS!
I went to Voodoo Tattoos yesterday for what is "supposed" to be my last tattoo. I took in a picture of what I thought I wanted it to look like. It's is a heart with my my wife's name in it and some more writing above it. Sketch looked at it and ask if I would be ok with him changing it up some to make it look better. He made some changes to it and made it look freaking awesome! It's the best tattoo I ever had. I'm not planning on getting anymore tattoos, but if I do, I will be going back to Sketch at Voodoo Tattoos. By the way....the tattoo is about 4 or 5 times the size of the last tattoo I got at Platinum and cost the same. Anybody wants to see a pic of it, drop me a email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Platinum tattoo on reverse is OK. The facility is clean, the staff is generally friendly and in good spirits, BUT a couple of the artists are inexperienced. My first tattoo experience was with platinum. All I wanted was a simple star on my wrist. Fast forward 5 years and 2 cover ups, the star still isn't completely straight. Everytime I go back to try to get it fixed, it Just gets worse. I have however gotten a very intricate shattered heart done by Dayton, and he couldn't have done a better job; I am very pleased with his work. I'm glad I gave them a second chance, but I wish they wouldn't just let ANYONE work there. A word to the wise, make sure your artist is experienced!
I recently got my first tattoo at Element from Robert, he was wonderful and patient with me. I told him what I wanted, he sat down and drew up a sketch and it was perfect. The place was great, it was clean, the atmosphere was fun and the employees were just fun to watch and listen to, they were very open and joking with each other and the customers. I look forward to setting up another appointment to go and get another one done, and I know that I will love it also. So give them a try, you will be very impressed also! Lisa M., Ingram, Texas