I won't go anywhere else in NC. This is a clean shop that follows the law & respects their art & their customers. From a piercing perspective, they won't use shoddy, plated, plastic, aftermarket, or substandard jewelry to pierce with. They won't give you a piercing that isn't going to work on your body, and they won't give you a piercing that is trendy but too dangerous. I have had 4 piercings with Roberta & she has gauged up my ears numerous times & my nose once. From tattooing perspective, Jerry (Gerald) has been my artist of choice & I have sat with him at least 7 times. I love the work he has done. Clean outlines & great color saturation. I have 2-3 more sittings with him to complete a piece on my leg & once that is done we have already started planning for another piece. I have a heart condition & am diabetic which are both challenges when it comes to getting tattoos and piercings. Both Roberta & Jerry are knowledgeable on the additional steps & care these conditions require both of me & of them to ensure I have a quality result. This is a shop you want to build relationship with & you will not be sorry once you have.