I highly recommend that you DO NOT GO HERE!!!! We have been going here for years for piercings and jewelry. After being recommended for tattoos a well, my daughter decided to contact tattoo artist Kent and set up a consultation. Went well, they discussed what she wanted and price range. After emailing back and forth, reviewing the sketch that Kent drew up, changing some things and taking some details out so that they could specifically stay within the price range she said she could do, they set the appointment. Thirty minutes before 'end' time, he says that he will not be able to finish it all and that it will take another hour and another $100 dollars. He asks her if she would like to schedule for another day when she will be able to have the other money. What was she supposed to say?? No, I already told you that I could only spend x amount, so I guess we'll just leave the tattoo unfinished. Needless to say, my young, shy daughter felt pressured to agree and gave him more money and they finished the tattoo. I sat on all of this for a few weeks and finally decided to stand up and say something to the shop owner, Sheryl and Kent himself. Kent was unavailable, so I spoke with Sheryl. She was evasive and wishy-washy about the whole issue and felt that it was justified. I strongly disagree and will NEVER, EVER take my business back to that shop, nor will I ever recommend it again. Kent is unprofessional and it is not the way to run a business. If you have tattooed long enough, you know your skill level and about how long it will take. If he felt that it was going to take longer than originally thought and more money, then he should have said so up front and not waited until almost finished. Rude.
I've had two tattoos done here, one by Heather and the other by Kent. Both have turned out great, they were reasonably priced and they honored their free touch-up promise for fresh ink. Heather was very understanding during my first tattoo experience and Kent was open about voicing different outlining/shading possibilities that could be done to make my tattoo stand out the way I wanted. They were finished in an extremely awkward silence (aside from "business"), but I loved how they turned out. The only thing that puts me off about this shop is their customer service. When I stop by, I usually need to fight tooth and nail to grab someone's attention, even if I'm the only customer in the shop. When I do, they usually run off while I'm still mid-sentence and I have to try and grab their attention... again.