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!!!
Nice place for underage tattoos. My 16-year-old daughter wasn't even asked her age or for ID! She was able to get 2 nice tattoos and a belly button piercing without my husband or I knowing a thing about it! I hope the shop is more concerned about proper equipment sterilization than they are abou…
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…
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…
We are now carrying Fusion Ink and Mithra tattoo needles. We differ from other supply shops here in S.A. because we offer a mobile service to our customers. Not only that we are consistant and knowledgable with products we carry. S.A. Tattoo Ink is also carrying custom products from some of S.A,…
16. 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.
20. Rings of Fire
Me and a friend went to San Antonio to get away for a few days from Houston and we just decided what the hell lets go ahead and get a tattoo, since I am coming up on my 40th birthday. We had NO clue where to go and a friend told me to go some place behind her work. Well there were FOUR tattoo p…
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
This is in response to Mr. or Ms. Sweetz28, you have no idea of what you are talking about. I personally respect and admire all the hard work Aracely, Adrian, Shanice and Ruffo put into this tattoo shop. They are all REAL GINUWINE GOOD PEOPLE. Aracely was blessed with a creative, vulgar and beautiful mind and was blessed to be an American with that right to express what she wants to say on Facebook. Now you can say what you want as well, that is your right. But give credit where credit is due, how many people subscribe to her on Facebook? Is she not running a very well known tattoo shop on a THEE busiest street in the Southside? Just because you have a closed mind or are jealous of her and what she has, doesn’t mean you can go and leave such a disrespectful message about the business. Adrian and Ruffo’s tattoo work is known around town for how awesome it is, Shanice is a young prodigy at piercing and Aracely is doing an outstanding job on the net “REPPIN” the business and managing it as well. The tattoo shop is family orientated, clean, professional, fun and welcoming to anyone and everyone who comes in with a good attitude. I’ve got to know these people on a personal level and they are even more awesome than you would ever know. This is the only place I go to get all my tattoos and piercings done. So Sweetz28 you are entitled to your opinion and I am entitled to mine. My opinion is, you are talking out of your rear end. Sincerely, Jonathan Reyes
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.
I had my tattoo done there totally on a whim while on a vacation with my husband and kids. I'd had a version of what I wanted in my mind for years, but I am no artist. I described my scene to Norm who turned it over to Matt. The piece that Matt came up with blew my mind. Never in a million years, could I put my description in such detail. The problem was that his art, ended up being quite a bit bigger than I had in mind. (Did I say that this was my FIRST tattoo?) I admit that I was not the easiest person to draw for! After a few re-dos (and, admittedly, cutting some of his cooler things out of the design for the sake of size and placement) it was the perfect size and perfect tattoo. Matt did an amazing job! I have wanted this tattoo for so long and cannot imagine that anyone else could have come up with something so perfect me. Being that this was my first tattoo, and I have no other experience with them, I have no clue if I charged appropriately- however, I'm thrilled with the work and would rather love something I may or may not have paid too much for than underpay for something that looks like crap. I will be going back.
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 wanted a 10 year old tattoo that was fading revitalized. i was greeted with a smile and a handshake by my artist Jason. The shop was energetic, clean, and comfortable. Jason was quick to assess my old tattoo, answered all of my questions, offered a more than fair price, and made me feel comfortable every step of the way. He was extremely gentle during the whole session and constantly asked me how I was doing. I'm a medical professional so this resonated with me. Jason took my tattoo to the next level. His hand is steady. His work is beautiful and precise. He is an extremely talented artist. I am beyond pleased. I've asked him to help me create a mandala piece as my next tattoo.
This shop was recommended to me by not just one but most of my friends. Everyone seemed to get a tattoo at Texas Taboo except for me, so I said Hey, I have to see what all this talking is about........ I went in confident of what I was getting was perfect, (owl) but when the artist started talking to me to add this and add a few more tweeks I was surprised of how better his idea was.....Now, that right there was an artist to me! He started talking about color, and roses, for a second I thought it was going to be a lot of money but his pricing was f*king awesome!! I went in confident, and left feeling on top of the world.....I loved it, there is no other place I would get my tattoos after going inside here....I have to give credit for the shop being so unique! from the texture on the walls to the paintings, the color, and decorations...Everything was so clean!
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.
All Star Tattoos is just that ALL STARS, Adrian, Ruffo, Aracely & Shanice are GREAT they make you feel welcome! you can sit and joke around with them and their work is AMAZING Shanice is a TOP STAR piercer! She eased my worry about a tongue piercing and answered all my questions and told me step by step how she was going to pierce me... SUPER CLEAN!!! Adrian & Ruffo are AMAZING tattoo artists!!! They both can take an idea and make it unique just for you! Aracely keeps everything in check and going!!! this is seriously a GREAT TEAM and the new location is Great!!! They have great promos and just all around Awesome People!!! I WILL NEVER GO ANY WHERE ELSE TO GET TATTOOED OR PIERCED!!!! <3 Iris
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.