Golden Lotus Tattoo Studio
3901 E Kiehl Ave Ste C, Sherwood, AR 72120
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WOULD PUT NEGATIVE! I paid the deposit before I left the minute consultation. (Which from where I'm staying in LR is a good over an hour drive with the traffic after work.)
I messaged Chris asking simple questions about what we discussed in consultation. (Every time I called, no one answered.) Never once did I mention I wasn't happy, I repeated many times that it is in his hands since he's the "artist." I wanted communication, input, collaboration as it is a team effort to create what is in one persons mind and creating it with the skill of another.
Well apparently after that either Chris decided he didn't have the skill set to do so (which he should have told me before accepting my deposit) or something else to that matter as he replied he will no longer do my project.
To get my refund back I had to drive over an hour in LR rush hour traffic after being threatened or blackmailed (stating he screenshoted everything so I can't give a bad review)
Well that was all fine and dandy, until I show up... and they were then extremely rude too me. Also tried to keep me in the store until I gave them my personal information like my driver's license, address etc... when I had absolutely no service done by them and they didn't require any of that when they took my deposit.
I left a review on their page with the screenshots of how he treated me, the full conversation to show I was nice and respectful and just putting my full experience out there for others to make of it what they would. Chris Thomas, his wife and about 150 other people harrassed me online for about 6 hours. Threats of violence, law suit for deflection of character (or whatever it's called) from my review, saying I needed my uterus stomped, and since I did not give a reaction to any of their continued cruelity, they started tagging me in their comments until I blocked them all.
Worst customer service experience I've ever had. Never been basically cyber bullied by a business and their friends before.
I discovered Golden Lotus when I was looking for someone to cover an old, outdated tattoo for me, and I was so incredibly pleased with the whole experience that I have gone back for several more. The artists are phenomenal, and always give you exactly what you are looking for- they can sketch out any idea that you bring to them, and they listen to your input before placing ink. Customer satisfaction is their priority. When it comes to cover ups, they are honest about what can or cannot be done to alter the existing piece--they will not compromise on artistic quality or client gratification for the sake of money. (I have been to places where they'll put out crappy ink just to make a dollar without caring about how it looks on you. This is NOT one of those places!)
As far as piercings go, they are second to none. Their piercing experts are very knowledgeable about placement and procedure, and are available to help you if you have any problems in the healing process. I have been very happy with every piercing that I have received from them.
Overall, I must say that I highly recommend Golden Lotus to anyone wanting the best ink or piercings in our area. Clean, friendly, and extremely professional.They are the only place that I will go to get mine.
I've been to several different piercing/tattoo studios between myself and my friends, all different cities, and this is by FAR the best- staff is friendly and down to earth, VERY CLEAN shop, and everyone's extremely talented!! Chris Thomas is the owner and his amazing work speaks for itself!!! If you want beautiful piece that you can feel confident that it will look awesome, this is def the place to go! The piercer is really sweet as well and did a good job. Can't say enough great things!
They are the BEST tattoo shop in arkansas hands down!! Even traveling to other states, I constantly get asked who does my work.. CHRIS THOMAS. I stand out everywhere i go..and am def addicted. I go see him and his wife Jen every chance I get. It is always a fun experience not to mention their shop is the CLEANEST ive ever seen. The prices are reasonable seeing that you are getting an amazing magazine worthy tattoo ( ive been in several magazines because of Chris's art) for life! You get what you pay for.. WHOEVER WROTE THAT THEY WERE NEVER BUSY AND THAT THE SHOP WAS A WASTE ...THEY MUST HAVE EITHER WORKED AT ONE OF THE "CHOP SHOPS" AROUND TOWN OR THEY MEANT TO SPEAK OF LUCKY SEVEN OR THAT PLACE OUT IN ROSE CITY.. BEWARE OF THOSE PLACES.. but you know.. look at the website..and the pictures..the work speaks for itself!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! do your research before puting something on your body for life!
If you want quality tattoos, then go to Golden Lotus. Not only is the atmosphere fun and entertaining, it's spotlessly clean. Currently, I have one more session to finish a full sleeve and the beginnings of a back piece; I've found their prices to be more than fair. You're paying for top notch artwork to be impeccably applied to your body forever. Shop owner, Chris Thomas, has done all of my work to date, but I would feel comfortable getting tattooed by any of the outstanding artists at this shop. I have my last sleeve session scheduled and look forward to getting additional piercings done here as well. Check out their website at goldenlotustattoos.com, to view artists' portfolios.
I have gotten several tattoos, and I would never recommend this place to anyone... They are constantly low on business and sit outside smoking and drinking until someone comes in and they smother and overcharge them... I wouldn't recommend this place to someone I hated..... A complete under-qualified waste of a potential establishment
I am military and I have been all around the world and I have a lot of tattoos but I would have to say as far as the quality of the tattoo it is the best one I have ever gotten and I will schedule my tattoos in the future and fly or drive the 730 miles to come back. As far as the parlor and equipment it is super nice and clean and when you leave you don't feel like you have been in a nasty environment and you need a shower it is just rowdy as heck and Chris Thomas is a cool dude he done my tattoo and the price was great. Last thing if you want a good tattoo at a good price go see them.
I had gotten a tattoo I'n Searcy, AR and was happy about it but nothing compared to these guys they are totally professional, very knowledgeable. I'm I'n the love with the first one i got and today on my home time I'm going back to them for my second. It's a very clean, relaxing atmosphere, the staff Is very friendly, and I'm so happy i choose them and will continue to use them for my tattoos.
Chris Thomas is hands down the best tattoo artist we have in Arkansas in my opinion. If you dont believe me go to the website www.goldenlotustattoos.com and prepare to be amazed! He has done my sleeve, a huge portrait on my leg, and a few others I have. Simply amazing. You get what you pay for, so dont pay for a $20.00 tattoo. Go to the best and get the best!!!!! They also have an amazing body piercer Jenn Hathcoat..check her out at www.myspace.com/justalittlestick. Thanks for reading.