No idea why someone would think this location is unclean... My wife wanted to get a tattoo, part of her "bucket list", Ink Slingers was totally professional during the entire process. They went out of their way in my opinion to explain the process and what was going to happen to her. I myself have 4 tattoo's 3 of which were from other countries 30 years ago and Ink Slingers seemed far more sanitary and knowledgeable than the other places I had been. All the materials Ink Slingers used were safety sealed and sanitation was continuously held as a priority. My wife (in her 50's) chose a simple flash design, but even as walkin's and a simple design, she was treated as if she was getting full sleeves done. Autoclave, single pack disposable needles, smoking outside the shop, everything covered in plastics (from the clip cord AND the power supply to the actual tattoo machine and even the counter holding the small ink cups). One of the shops I had stopped into while looking to see where she might want to go for her tattoo.... the owner had a dog in his lap and he was smoking... he ran in the back room to hide his dog when he seen my car lights in the window. Of course it's only been a couple hours since she'd gotten her tattoo... but the line work and colors look to be great. I'm not one to just give out kudos... and as far as tattoo's go, it normally takes a bit of time to really see how they come out... but so far... well let me say it like this... my wife has already suggested me going back to Ink Slingers to get my older tattoos touched up so they look as nice as hers. Tutor
I would suggest they should go to Sundown because i think that She did very well with my lip piercing. i was amazed with how much it didn't hurt. she was talking while messing with my lip,and then was like "well your your good to go, have a nice Day". but later that day i had accidentally worked the ball on my stud loose and it popped off and i lost the ball, and i said, "oh my God" and the stud came out, and i couldn't get the stud to go back through. but i called up there and they said to come right in and they'd re-pierce it for free. and that was about 2 months ago and my lip ring looks great,and people ask me where i got it done and i say "Sundown, it's a cool little place in springfield"i i do recommend this place to everyone that asks.(:
Mike is the most talented artist I've ever met, and the only person I'd let tattoo me. Super clean, friendly environment. I really love the fact, his lovely wife Tiffany does hair there too- it really gives the place a family-like environment. Josh is also a great artist, and provides another friendly attitude to the shop. I love these guys- and have some AWESOME work, that always gets complimented.
I love Requa Ink! I recommend Mike, he has done all my work(besides a couple tattoos from when I was younger). If you're looking to get inked he definitely is the Best in the Midwest. The shop is very clean and they can schedule your appointment for a reasonable time frame so you don't have to wait a month or more! I never leave the shop disappointed and I've got 10+ tattoos.
I've been going to Requa Ink for both hair and tattoos for over a year now and I've never been disappointed! The stylists and artists always make you feel welcome and they all do amazing work. Prices are really reasonable too, which always helps! And it has a super laid back atmosphere. I always recommend to all of my friends bc I wouldn't go anywhere else!
Get your tattoos or hair done in style! The place is gorgeous. Mike came up with exactly what I wanted for my 3/4 sleeve and I get compliments all of the time. Part of it was a difficult armband cover up and you'd never know. Don't pick a design off a wall or in a book, come here and have them design your one of a kind, only "you" tattoo!
Easily this best shop I've stepped foot in, in the springfield area. Very friendly staff. They are very fair on pricing and do whatever they can to accommodate clients. Customer service is one of the most important values at this shop and not to mention the artwork is absolutely awesome. You will leave more satisfied then you expected.
I got a tattoo from(RICK) the other day and was seriously impressed with the work the cleanliness and the whole attitude of the place rick was very helpful and patient with my pain,I would definitly go back,DONT LISTEN TO THE HORROR STORIES go check out the place and decide for yourself.
I seriously love this place :) My family and I are in the shop a lot. Everyone at the shop is amazing. Anytime I've been in there, getting my hair done or getting tattooed, Mike, Tiff, Josh, Shonna, or anyone else have always been very attentive to people who walk in.
My most complimented tattoo as well as all my future ink ......REQUAS! The shop is clean, professional and only employees true artists. Mike can take your vision and turn it into an eye catching piece of art that you will love. Can't wait to get my custom leg piece done!