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1. Fatty's Tattoos & Piercings Dupont Circle

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214 reviews
Fatty's Tattoos & Piercings Dupont Circle
Location
5
Prices
5
Product Quality
5
Establishment
5
Customer service
5

Address: 1333 Connecticut Ave NW 3rd floor, Washington, DC 20036

Telephone: (202) 452-0999

Business type: Tattoo and piercing shop



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Precious King: So, I’m not happy at all with my piercing. For $80 for an industrial piercing and for it not to come out right is upsetting. They do not have a large enough jewelry selection. Better bring your own, plus the little jewelry that they do have is around $30. You can order new jewelry from Body Candy.com or Amazon for 2/3 less price. Overall I’d suggest going elsewhere. Like I said the piercing wasn’t to my liking and now I have to have it redone. That’s more money and another two weeks of agonizing pain. Ugggh !!!!!

Jonnekia Ellison: I am blown away at just HOW OUTSTANDING the services were that I received from Michael and Mikey. I am from Florida and were visiting for the New Year. I was able to easily book an appointment for tattoos and a nostril piercing (my first) and chat with them on the customer portal beforehand. The pricing was very fair but honestly for the quality, I feel like they aren’t charging enough. Michael is hands down the BEST piercer. He was very knowledgeable, gave me supplies to clean my piercing until I made it home, and made the whole process quick and easy. I am scared of needles, funny to say, but I could barely tell he had started. He made me feel at ease and gave every customer (I watched at least 5 come in while I was being tattooed) that walked in after me the same level of stellar customer service. He listened to everyone’s wishes, gave his expert opinion on what the safest options were and pierced them at the perfect angle. Quick, easy and almost painless. Their implant grade jewelry is the best for piercings and I liked that it wasn’t about selling you some flashy expensive jewelry piece, but more of what is better for the healing process with their stock. Mikey did my tattoos and he is truly an incredible artist. My first tattoo was done carelessly and he was able to redo it while making it look fantastic. He did other cutesy tattoos for me (heart, flower, script rib tattoo, crescent moon) and he did them with such ease and precision and with the right tools to get the job done as painless as possible. He mentioned that he has been doing tattoos for 22 years and you can REALLY tell. My favorite part was how down to earth he is. If you want input on a tattoo design or what will work best, he’s there for it. He won’t shoo you out the door like most artists who just want to give you a quick tattoo. He made me feel calm and comfortable, like I could really be myself, and as a person who struggles with anxiety, I really appreciated that. It is now day 3 and I have no pain from my nostril piercing or four tattoos. I am also the biggest baby when it comes to pain lol. I HIGHLY recommend visiting their shop and are certainly considering driving 13 hours back there for any other piercings or tattoos that I want in the future. Service: Nose piercing

A. Burton Tripathi: Worked with Brian. Extremely professional, including first class hygiene and sterile practices. He is a brilliant artist. Brought my idea to life with more energy and impact than I could have imagined. Extremely clean lines. Very slick shading, color gradients, and highlighting. Absolutely tremendous! Getting signed up with an artist at Fatty's is a little weird. The shop is locked at all times. They don't take walk-ins and they don't answer the phone. You have to fill out the request sheet on their website. Then wait for them to contact you back on that page. Set up a time and go in for a consult. Artists might be late or no-show (rarely), so you need to have patience and be persistent. At the consult, you meet in person and discuss the project. They give you a price and an appointment. Come back at that second time to have the work performed and prepare to be amazed! Highly recommended.

Tyler Mates: I have got two great cover up’s from James (who’s no longer there) and the front desk gentleman is so nice! I’ve seen great work from the other artists. Make sure to book your appointment online first and get your quote, there is no phone service anymore

Demeris Morse: Tried to call all three locations and nobody picked up. The online appointment system also took multiple hours to get a response. I was just looking for a simple jewelry change and purchase, which shouldn’t require a laborious online system and lack of communication.

Catherine Cassell: I was recommended Fatty’s by a piercer of mine in another city and I happened to be in the area and walked in without an appointment. Dani had some time and took me immediately! I already had a piece of jewelry with me that I needed to get pierced and she immediately had it sanitized and pierced! She was incredibly kind and my piercing looks amazing. Will likely be coming back for a new piercing once this one heals :)

Tiff: Ladies, do yourself a huge favor and avoid this shop. I booked an appointment at this location because my usual piercing shop isn’t doing under-the-mask piercings, so Michael reached out to me and accepted my request immediately. But when I tell you how uncomfortable this man made me feel… please. Go elsewhere. He did an amazing job on my piercings BUT he will harass you and give you his number to try to get you to go on a date with him. Don’t do it. Go to Brilliance Piercing in Vienna, VA instead.

Angel Thompson: Danni the piercer is awesome and quick!!. I had my gauges upsized. It was painless and inexpensive. She knows her stuff and guides you to the right way of getting pierced. Thank you!!!

Shelley: Great experience. I deferred to their expertise on the size and location of my nose piercing, and I'm so glad I did. I love it! It was quick and easy.

Evie M: Despite my flighty arrival, Matt was patient & kind, not only with me, also with the flood of people who came in immediately after (weirdly lots of daiths) & the people on the phone AND was helpful in his (excellent & appropriate) suggestions & guidance to a person wanting a tattoo but non-committal in her aesthetic tastes. Michelle(? god I hope that's right) did 2 piercings for me that I already love, and was such great fun to talk with, the kind of person whom you just...would pay to talk to or be your friend. Like therapists wish they were. She did EXCELLENT technical work & was respectful, informative, and as sterile as you should expect a piercer to be, maybe more. I'll be back.

2. Jinx Proof Tattoos

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Jinx Proof Tattoos
Location
5
Prices
5
Product Quality
5
Establishment
5
Customer service
5

Address: 3285 1/2 M St NW, Washington, DC 20007

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 12PM Thu

Telephone: (202) 337-5469

Business type: Tattoo shop



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Charlotte Somol: Super easy setting up an appointment, quick response time, and giving me an estimated price range based on the photos I sent. The people at the shop were very friendly and welcoming. Nico did my tattoo which was a relatively simple piece on my neck. He was very helpful as it was my first time getting a tattoo done and the process was very quick and easy. Very clean and sanitized area and barely hurt at all. Gave me lots of aftercare advice and the whole process was done in about 30-40 minutes. Highly recommend!

Skye Curry: Was planning on just walking around a bit after dinner, but saw this place and on a limb decided to go in and get a tattoo! The staff and atmosphere there was amazing and everyone was very nice. First time getting a tattoo and decided to do something very simple and small, and they went with it! Victor at the front was very welcoming and Nico, who did my tattoo, was very sweet and walked me through the whole thing! Quick, easy, and definitely worth it (: Service: Tattoos

Chelsea Kennedy: I’m so thankful for my experience at Jinx Proof. Nico was so patient with me and adjusted the stencil for me more times than most would find reasonable. The meaning behind this tattoo had a lot of emotion attached to it and I am so happy with how it turned out. The process was painless and the people in the shop were friendly! Sharing pictures from immediately after and 2 weeks healed. I’ll definitely go back to Nico for more work! Service: Tattoos

Trevor Luciani: I have gotten 11 tattoos from Jinx Proof in the past three years and do not have enough nice things to say about them. They are always honest about tattoo art, and will tell you if it is in an area that will make it fade or something they are not comfortable doing. They make sure that the tattoo they are gonna give if is the best. In specific, Tad Peyton at Jinx is probably one of the nicest people I have met. Not only an amazing artist, but a great guy as well. This is the place to go for any tattoo, piercing, etc! Service: Tattoos

Shruti Murali: Had a wonderful experience. Got my nose pierced and was in and out in 15 minutes. Karl was amazing - professional and friendly. Would highly recommend.Service: Nose piercing

Mallory Jones: I was strolling down M st and popped in with the goal to buy new a nose ring. I had gotten my nose pierced 6 months ago, but it wasn’t healing as I expected. As i was looking in the jewelry counter, Karl offered to help me. I shared with her my desires to switch out my ring and that when she told me that I had what they call a “piercing pimple”. She gave me advice on how to fix it and told me to come back and see her in a month if it wasn’t better. I saw improvements in just ONE WEEK and couldn’t be happier. I will go to Karl for all of my future piercings as I completely trust her to take care of me from beginning to end. Service: Piercings

Anya Sutor: They did an amazing job with my tattoo! They went out of their way to schedule me and everyone was so polite and professional to work with! I 10000% would go back again

Diane Hoover: Great tattoo parlor in DC. This is the second one I have gotten here, and I will get a third here. I highly recommend Jinx Proof to one and all.

Georgie Capotis: Went in to schedule a small tattoo and they could see me as a walk in. I worked with Nico and he was so patient and nice! It was my first tattoo so he walked me through every step and was so pleasant and easy to talk to. The shop is clean, the staff is nice, and I had an extremely positive experience.Service: Tattoos

Matt Goodrich: Went in for a walk in today - Nico was amazing! Second time getting a tattoo here and there's a reason it's the longest running tattoo shop in DC! If you want something big or small, this is the place to go. Friendly artists. Clean and bright studio. Will be going back for more later! And again, Nico was fantastic!

3. Fatty's Tattoos & Piercings H Street

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134 reviews
Fatty's Tattoos & Piercings H Street
Location
5
Prices
5
Product Quality
5
Establishment
5
Customer service
5

Address: 516 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002

Telephone: (202) 452-0999

Business type: Tattoo shop



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Diego Geisner: My experience with Brian was great! I was only in the DC area for a limited amount of time on leave, but I had a consultation with Brian on a Thursday and he was able to fit me in his schedule before I left a few days later(on New Year’s Day). I really appreciated his flexibility. He was so dedicated we ended up staying pretty late to finish, and I am very happy with the beautiful tattoo he gave me. I have been complimented countless times on it and I feel great every time I look in the mirror. It was as painless as I could have hoped for, and it still looks amazing now that it’s healed. I look forward to working with him again in the future!

Taylor Carvalho: Kyle at the H Street location is SO wonderful. I submitted a request to make an appointment for two more ear piercings. He responded super quickly to set the appointment. When I arrived, he was welcoming and helpful picking out my new pieces. He walked through everything he was going to do step by step and was seriously such a joy. The piercings are perfect and my experience was phenomenal. I’ll 100% be back to Kyle again.

Soniya Shah: Had a wonderful experience with Brian. I met with him for a consultation on a Saturday and he was able to fit me in the following weekend. His attention to detail was amazing. When the first sketch he presented didn’t match what I wanted he went back with patience until it matched up. I really appreciated his guidance and advice as to placement as this was my first tattoo. He is very communicative and was a wonderful artist to work with. Highly recommend Brian!

Landers Mayer: I got a tattoo from Brian Buckles and absolutely loved it! I submitted an inquiry online and then had to go into the shop for a consultation on a Saturday. Since what I was getting was on the smaller side, Brian was actually able to fit me in the following day, on Sunday. Brian made me feel super comfortable, was very communicative, and made sure that I was happy with the sizing and placement. I even forgot to bring my water bottle so Brian was kind enough to grab me some from across the street! I'm super happy with my tattoo (the photo is from right after which is why the surrounding area is red) and I would absolutely see Brian again!

Nicole D: I’ve now gotten two tattoos from Brian, and am so impressed with his work and his attention to detail. He was wonderful about collaborating and providing creative ideas - would absolutely recommend!

Fiona Adams: Incredible experience!! Quick responses online when scheduling, and Kyle has a very calming presence. My nose piercing fell out and half closed over 2 days, and Kyle put one back in. I barely felt it, and it’s now better than my original piercing. Price felt very fair too. I will say that I would’ve loved a way to schedule an appointment online without having to message, but overall it was a great experience and I would/will recommend this place!

Rachel: Brian was awesome! He was very accommodating with our schedule, and super patient as we changed tattoo design ideas and sizing... the end product was exactly what we wanted (or in some cases, better) and super clean with crisp lines! I will definitely be going back.

Ollie Calabrese: Met with Brian to do an elbow piece and it came out absolutely fantastic. Chill dude who was great to work with while listening to my ideas and giving me input on what would look good. Appreciated his attention to detail in a tricky location and will definitely be going back for more!

Reid Smith: I got a tattoo from Brian Buckles. He was extremely helpful and worked with me on the spacing of my design. I loved his lettering work on his instagram and he executed my font perfectly. Brian is patient and attentive and took great care with detail. I am so happy with his work and absolutely recommend him!

QUEEN 1: I had a great experience getting my nostrils pierced here. It was nice and clean upon entry. Kyle was very fast at getting back to me after my online inquiry, and also super knowledgeable and possesses great people skills. My services were quick as well. I will be returning. Thank you!!

4. Tattoo Paradise

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267 reviews
Tattoo Paradise
Location
4.8
Prices
4.8
Product Quality
4.9
Establishment
4.8
Customer service
4.8

Address: 2444 18th St NW, Washington, DC 20009

Schedule: Closes soon ⋅ 10PM ⋅ Opens 12PM Thu

Telephone: (202) 232-6699

Business type: Tattoo shop



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Miranda Cross: Nate and the entire staff at Tattoo Paradise are amazing— I have gotten 2 tattoos done here and both have been phenomenal experiences. The shop is clean and reasonably priced for DC. My first tattoo was of a handwriting sample and Nate was able to do it within a week after I emailed the contact form on the website to set a date. The second piece was an addition to an existing tattoo (picture) and Nate did an absolutely stunning job matching the new art to old with a combo of pre-done design and freehand drawn leaves and stems to integrate the two tattoos. I was able to work the design out with him in advance via email. The staff is entirely professional and kind— their piercer even took the time to explain what had gone wrong with a previous cartilage piercing I had done (not at tattoo parlor) and give me some suggestions for fixing it. If you are local or visiting I would highly highly recommend this shop, especially if you email them with availability in advance.
Response: Thank you so much for your kind words Miranda, we appreciate it so much! We are so glad you love your new tattoo and hope to see you soon.

Alex Riesner: Tattoo paradise was pretty exciting. My girlfriend and I went there to get our nipples pierced. We were referred to this place from another Tattoo shop and I was throughly happy with my experience here. The shop itself is pretty small and when I called I was told that piercing is not a booked appointment but a walk-in, first come first served situation. Absolutely fine, we come in on Monday and the shop looks phenomenal! Art on the walls and jewelry in cases, very clean and fun to look at. I fill out the paperwork and we are seen in no time at all. The woman the pierced us was extremely polite and respectful. She was professional throughout the whole experience, going over how to clean and maintain everything, what to do and what not to do and how long it would take to heal. Once we were done, it was a smooth recovery process from there. I would 100% recommend coming here again.

Meg: I got my very first tattoo here and it was absolutly lovely!! Ben at the front desk was so welcoming and helpful and a really cool guy. I was a walk in and it was so easy to schedule and get my tattoo. My tattoo was done by Sam who was so kind and made sure I was comfortable the whole time. I'll be sure to get every tattoo here from now on. Def worth every cent Service: Tattoos
Response: Thanks Meg! Sam and Ben were super happy to hear this! Hope to see you soon for your next tattoo

Kolton Whitmire: Alejandro is a visiting artist there who did my tattoo. I started getting light headed right away and he was very accommodating and checked in periodically throughout the tattoo to make sure I didn't pass out. He also gave me good suggestions on tattoo placement and size that I really appreciated. All around this shop is great.Service: Tattoos
Response: Hey Kolton Thanks for leaving a review! We will definitely pass this along to Alejandro.

Adriana B.: Was not even able to have a chance to use this business. They lost at least $400 tonight. Extremely disappointed. My friends and I came to DC for a couple days and wanted to get a tattoo. We stopped by around 2:30pm and the front desk guy, Drew told us to come back at 8pm but that he'd call me back if anything changed. I didn't receive any call or text all day, so we stayed somewhat local, showed up at 8 just for him to tell us sorry, they couldn't accommodate us. I asked why he didn't call or text like he said he would. He just shrugged it off and said sorry. Very disappointed because if we knew we wouldn't be able to get our work done there, we could have made it somewhere else at an earlier time. It's our last day in town and he knew this. Follow-up should've happened, it was a very easy task. Now we're calling all the local shops and they're closed.
Response: Hey Adriana, We are sorry to hear of your negative experience. When you come as a walk-in, spots are given on first come first served, and are never guaranteed. Because our booked appointments ran longer than expected none of our artists had enough time to tattoo your party. In the future feel free to set up an appointment by phone or email. We apologize for any miscommunication from our staff regarding our policies. Tattoo Paradise

Brandon Sousa: I went here for an ear piercing and had a great experience. Patti is an excellent piercer, very professional, fast, seemed like going to a capable physician rather than a body piercing. Cost seemed fairly high but I’m sure I’m just unfamiliar with piercing costs — it was $110 and a $20 tip for standard ear lobe piercings. The shop itself is clean but not very well-appointed. Just a large open space with a tiny bench for waiting by the window.
Response: Hey Brandon, Thanks for leaving a review, we appreciate it!

Kera: Straight weirdo behavior & a very incompetent front desk person. Doesn’t know prices/jewelry sizing. Kept questioning my knowledge of my OWN body anatomy. I know exactly what I came in there for & what size I ALREADY have in/want. Wasted an hour of my day/time waiting for the piercer that never came out to service us. Mind you, we’ve been calling for weeks and even came in person to receive piercings and she’d NEVER be there. Bad experience all around. Unprofessional and awkward customer service. From ALL STAFF.

Alexander Oaks: Amazing shop! Serious legends have worked here and still do! Flashworks amaiZng. Old school traditional azimg tooo!
Response: Hey Alexander. Thanks for the compliment! We appreciate you tons, and hope to see you again soon!

Ariel Goldberger: Terrible service, front desk staff are arrogant and cannot give you a quote until they make you wait for 45+ mins, then another 90 mins to actually get a tattoo. Getting a tattoo is also an experience - they don't understand thus they ruin it, also they don't allow you to take pictures, to what? I don't know the walls are full of low quality design anyway

Courtney Chrisman: Just got another tattoo here all by Trevor, fantastic experiences each time, I’m in love with my ink! But I also wanted to take a moment to say how well I think they’re handling being reopen in the pandemic. Appointments only keep it to only a few people inside at once, everything clean and sanitized. While waiting I overheard the piercer explaining to another client how to care new nose or earring while wearing masks every day which I loved!

5. Piercing Connect & Tattoos

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118 reviews
Piercing Connect & Tattoos
Location
4.2
Prices
4.1
Product Quality
4.1
Establishment
4.1
Customer service
4.1

Address: 2851 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 12PM Thu

Telephone: (202) 518-1029

Business type: Tattoo shop



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Galen Henderson: Positive: Cleanliness, Professionalism, Quality, ValueBest piercing place I've ever been to hands down. Steve is super knowledgeable and answers all questions. My piercings have healed much easier and quicker since being pierced here and I will keep coming back!Service: Piercings

Meron Campbell: Great experience here! My naval piercing was a little pricey, but the jewelry I got is super cute which makes up for it! The piercer was well informed and very clean, and there was hardly a wait despite me being a walk-in. The piercing was over with quickly, and there was literally no pain at all; it didn’t even pinch! He gave me information for aftercare, and even though I’ve heard horror stories about how bad the healing process can be for a naval piercing, mine has gone super smoothly! I haven’t had any major pain at all. Great experience here! I’ll definitely be back, this is definitely one of the better piercing shops i’ve been to! Service: Piercings

Itz GamerWoman: I did a septum piercing 5 days ago. The Piercer was very professional,I was done in like five minutes the price is also very affordable. I’m definitely going back there for all my piercings. Will definitely recommend.

CassionLove: Steve did my vertical labret piercing and it went great of course I was a big baby scared of the needle but he lined it up perfect and he's also very confident in his work. That helped me calm down alot. But overall I love my piercing and I'm so happy I didn't let the negative comments turn me away. Some people just expect too much generosity from people doing their job. He was cool as $#!+ And he knows what he's doing. So 5⭐ for Steve from me.

Haitianut Feaster: If I could give zero stars I would. Extremely unprofessional! I was excited to get a second nose ring on the left side of my nose and Steve botched it up. He did the peircing uneven and refused to fix the problem for free. He tried to charge me again for a mistake that he made and was completely nonchalant and had no remorse for messing up my piercing. Warning!!! Do not support this business!! Avoid at all cost!!! Service: Piercings

muu vaa: been going here for 7 years steve is the only person I trust to pierce anything on me, what I like the most about his work he always has you make sure his placement is how you like it before he pierces it. love his work

Ray (Ray): The only reason I gave them 2 stars is the 1 for cleanliness and 1 for professionalism. Zero customer service skills unpleasant employees like talking to your alter ego very smug. Way overpriced. Won’t be coming here. Hope you read my comment and reflect.

Ryan Carrell: BEWARE -- This place is a complete scam. Had an appointment for tomorrow night but can't make it because of the snow storm that just hit DC and a flight cancellation. When I called to cancel, I was told that there's no refund, despite the site / text message confirmation saying that cancellation is an option if it's outside the 24 hour window. So, if you're planning on going here and you make an appointment, rest assured you won't get your money back no matter what. Already in the process of filing a charge back with my credit card company. Unreal.

Montrell Walker: Positive: Cleanliness, Punctuality, QualitySuper clean and Steve is a really cool dude. I told him I played football at Howard and as I was getting ready to get my nose pierced, he was giving me advice on things. Very genuine and nice. Also very affordable. Go, you won’t regret itService: Nose piercing

Shayla Pickering: Positive: Cleanliness, Professionalism, QualityIf you have had tattoos and piercings before the smell of the cleaners are familiar. I smelled it about halfway up the stairs and it was very assuring I picked the right place. As I reached the top it was clean and welcoming. I was pierced by Steve, very nice, professional, and conversational. Don’t even question it, go.

6. Embassy Tattoo

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247 reviews
Embassy Tattoo
Location
4.2
Prices
4.3
Product Quality
4.2
Establishment
4.2
Customer service
4.2

Address: 1762 Columbia Rd NW, Washington, DC 20009

Schedule: Closes soon ⋅ 10PM ⋅ Opens 12PM Thu

Telephone: (202) 733-3846

Business type: Tattoo shop



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Emily J.: I got my first tattoo here, Roman was my artist and he was incredible. He answered all my questions and didn't rush me while I was making decisions about the design and the placement. When we began he told me to take deep breaths and eased me into it. I am in love with the result! Setting up the appointment was a bit of a hassle because they are busy but totally worth it. I will absolutely be coming back!

Avery Johnson: This past weekend I went in to get my first tattoo and I was extremely excited about it because it was my birthday too. I walked in with my friends (we are all African-American) and we quietly waited in the lobby. At first the team were really great to us and we got to chat with the artist, the other POC staff were really great and I was genuinely excited, but then a white woman with red hair entered the space. The other receptionist asked her how her jog was so we assumed she worked there, so no issue. She scanned the room and approached us and asked that my friends leave because the lobby area had become "too busy". 'Too busy" or "too black"? My friends respected the request and left. A few minutes later, a group of white girls entered the shop and only one was being serviced but the white woman with red hair had no issue with their group being in the lobby with no masks. So somehow the black group made it busier? That whole situation made me feel uncomfortable so I left, we shouldn't have to act like we are back in Jim Crow times when we are paying for a service. Do better. Service: Tattoos

Tyler Mates: The gentleman who just arrived from Venezuela 🇻🇪 was SO GOOD. He had great energy, vibes and earthly conversation was out of this world 🗺 . I got the tattoo of my dreams. Of my best friend Ollie! Minimal style from a logo I already got. I was pleased with the turnout, price and service going in on standby. The logo was mine and it’s now on my skin for life! I forgot your name but thank you to the moon and back

Andrea Sevilla: I emailed them to get a quote for a tattoo but the artists I wanted weren’t available which is okay so I decided to go with Lola since she had openings. She wanted to do a video call or FaceTime to discuss further but when the day of the appointment came she didn’t reach out. I didn’t receive a call or an email to reschedule so I emailed them to do so. The second time I also got stood up by the artist and didn’t get any notification about it or an apology, no explanation as to why she hadn’t reached out to me both times either. They called me a week later wanting to reschedule for the third time but at that point I had completely lost any interest in her as an artist because it doesn’t really matter how good you are, you can’t be unprofessional and stand up people twice and expect them to still want to work with you. I’m sure she’s talented but I can’t give my money and trust to someone that doesn’t have any sort of respect my time.

marina castaneda: Roman pierced my nipples and did an amazing job, he took his time and did not make me feel rushed with the process at all. He took his time with my questions and understood my circumstances and was letting me decide if it was what I really wanted to get done. He also did two of friends nipples as well and they said nothing but good things to say about him. If you want someone to trust, go with Roman. He is NOT a creep, doesn’t make you feel rushed and lets you ask any questions you may have. Thanks Roman!

Shiera Grant: They’re extremely unprofessional and made me feel very uncomfortable and unwanted. My small tattoo had so much blowout, they did a terrible job. Please spend your hard earned money somewhere elseService: Tattoos

Nabeelah Muhammad: I came in for a simple tattoo of my birthyear. The tattoo was a dark blue/indigo shade. But after a few weeks the tattoo was completely faded and the numbers are not shaded in solidly. I was told my dark skin was the problem and that I chose a "bright" color. The artist admitted she may have overworked the tattoo. I came in for a touch up after spending more than 3 weeks trying to get scheduled. The receptionist were rude and ignored my emails and did not return my calls. It seems these artists don't know how to work on dark skin which is sad since their shop is in a predominantly black and Latino neighborhood. Service: Tattoos

Nicholas Daou: Tried to schedule an appointment with Lola, she flaked. I reached out to the shop who apologized and then I was assured she wouldn’t flake on the next consult FaceTime. Surprise surprise, she flaked and didn’t even answer the receptionist who tried to get ahold of her. She pulled a similar thing on a friend of mine, actually skipping a session and not just a consult call. Definitely not impressed and going to have to find a different shop to go to.

Amber Nicole: This shop is dangerous to BIPOC and exhibits many concerning racist behaviors toward black patrons. The front desk worker is hostile and the staff are incompetent on how to tattoo black and brown skin. This is a basic standard skill any artist should be well trained in, especially in a neighborhood that is predominantly black and Latinx. The lack of this shows a blatant refusal to adapt to the times and treat people with basic kindness and dignity.

Esther Makonnen: Second time visiting Embassy tattoo. The shop was very clean and customer service was excellent. Roman was my Tattoo artist he was very patient very friendly. I Absolutely love my chakra tattoo so thank you thank you Roman😊😊😊😊Service: Tattoos

7. Wasteland Tattoos

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107 reviews
Wasteland Tattoos
Location
4.5
Prices
4.5
Product Quality
4.6
Establishment
4.5
Customer service
4.5

Address: 3423 14th St NW 3rd Floor, Washington, DC 20010

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 1PM Thu

Telephone: (202) 627-0050

Business type: Tattoo shop



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Britta Buchanan: I go my tattoo in December 2016. Absolute tattoo newbie here. I went to Laughing Hyena because it had excellent reviews online and happened to be close to my apartment, and it did not disappoint. I worked with Isaac, who was friendly, down-to-earth, and knew exactly what he was doing. He drew up my design in two minutes and my tattoo was done in another two minutes. Since he knew this was my first tattoo, he gave me very clear instructions and advice for caring for it. He also guided me along in the tattoo process, emphasizing the sanitary measures Laughing Hyena always takes, and giving me tips for what to look for in a high quality tattoo shops for future reference. I was a bit nervous about getting my first tattoo and wanted to make sure I was going to an establishment that took their work and their customers seriously. I found both of those qualities in Laughing Hyena and would definitely go there again/recommend it to others.

Brittany L: My friend and I came here for our second and third tattoos, respectively. We came in for a consult with Doctor Z in May and made appointment for today (June 12). We didn't see our art until we arrived but he didn't disappoint! I selected a cross-stitch design, which isn't an easy thing to do. He was honest about how this was only his second one in ten years of tattooing but he did an amazing job. He had four options for me in terms of design and waited patiently while I hemmed and hawed before deciding. So thrilled; he definitely has found a life-long customer in me. As others have mentioned, the shop is cash only but is close to many banks in Columbia Heights. Ignore the purple in the photo, that's just the stencil.

Marc Jause: Critical: ProfessionalismOne of the Artist Isaac Colon is very non professional and has scammed me out of my money. He did not fulfill his obligations and was very deceptive. Stay clear of this guy, as he's not a guy you can trust unfortunately.

Abbie Ginis: I did tons of research on tattoos and studios before I finally settled on Hyena Tattoos, with Chris as my artist. This was my first tattoo, so I really appreciated how they offer a free consultation ahead of the appointment. It gave me a chance to meet the artist and discuss my ideas. And, looking back, even though I don't think I described what I wanted very well, Chris somehow created something totally unique for me. When I came in day of, we worked together to tweak the design until it was exactly what I wanted. The studio is clean, and Chris made sure to walk me through each step of the process while he was preparing me for the tattoo. I could go on and on, but I'm really happy with how this experience went and I'd definitely come back again!!

Kristen Vann: I had an amazing experience from the consultation to the getting my tattoo done. Dr. Z did an amazing Job on my tattoo! He worked fairly quick and was very professional. I love the end result. Try shop was very chill and the other artists there were entertaining and made you feel welcomed. I will be going for my next tattoo!

H M: I just got my first tattoo here and had a WONDERFUL experience. Chris, the artist I worked with, was very friendly and worked with me to find a design I was really happy with. He explained each step of the process as we went along so I knew exactly what to expect. I couldn't be happier with my new tattoo and am definitely going to come back and get another in my future. I definitely recommend Laughing Hyena Tattoos!

Monteia Goodwin: This was my 1st tattoo. Chris did a great job helping me feel comfortable. I gave him some general designs, he took my ideas created a beautiful design. The shop was moving locations in between my sessions, but they managed to keep everything spotless during the move. Already recommended this spot to a few coworkers. Thanks again Chris.

Daniella Constantin: Man this was my first time at this place and it was great from the time I walked in. Very organize and the tattoo artist really know what they are doing and everyone was great. I love my tattoo my guy knew exactly how to bring my vision to life. Thank you Raff!!!

Luna Blanc: Very talented tattoo artists. I've been to the shop several times, and ever since I got my first piece by Isaac, I haven't been anywhere else. So far I've gotten two half sleeves and a chest piece. Every time I go, they're super friendly, the shop is pretty clean, and I always have a great experience getting tatted there. I super recommend this place! if you're looking to get the most awesome tattoos you can get, go to Laughing Hyena :)
Response: Thanks Carolina, Its always a pleasure to have you in the shop. We look forward to your next visit.

Phil Winston: This place is great! Super clean and client friendly. The staff are knowledgeable, and the vibe is laid back. This was my first time at the shop, and Maria was my artist. She was awesome throughout the entire process - engaged from the initial consult all the way to the final product. She gave great feedback around tattoo designs and was committed to making sure I walked away loving the work - and I did! Thanks again, Maria! Cheers!

8. Bethesda Tattoo

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Bethesda Tattoo
Location
4.5
Prices
4.4
Product Quality
4.4
Establishment
4.4
Customer service
4.4

Address: 8227 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 12PM Thu

Telephone: (301) 652-0494

Business type: Tattoo shop



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Emily Butz: Arrived early and got paired with Erika for my ear piercings. She was super nice and did a great job helping me with the prices, along with making sure I was getting a good experience with my first piercings since they filled in after middle school. Plus, it’s a cool looking shop with expertly placed safety measures. I did have a little trouble working around the website, specifically setting up appointments and finding the needed paperwork to fill out. If there is some accessibility options with finding things I’d be eternally grateful. Thank you! Service: Ear piercing
Response: Hi Emily! We're glad to hear you had such a good experience here getting your ears pierced. Thanks also for bringing the website navigation to our attention -- we will certainly look into (and implement) ways we can make the website accessible for all of our clients.

Emma Yanevskyy: Love my tattoos from James. Clean, fairly priced, professional, and excellent experience all around. Everyone I’ve encountered at Bethesda Tattoo has been friendly and professional. They care about the work they do and it shows.Service: Tattoos
Response: thank you Emma, I'm having so much fun with your tattoo! I'm so glad it meets your daughters expectations! Hahaha.so cute.

Lina Aguillon: I had such a good experience with everyone here, especially my artist Pedro! I came in as a walk-in and the process was pleasant and fast. I was given great instructions for healing and my tattoo tuned out lovely. Thank you! Can’t wait for my next tattoo
Response: Lina, We're so happy to hear of your positive experience here. We look forward to seeing you again for your next tattoo.

Sarah Hetzler: Absolutely amazing service!! Jermaine did an excellent job on my tattoo. This was my first one and he explained every step of the process. Would highly recommend this shop to anyone wanting an extremely quality experience.Service: Tattoos
Response: thank you for the kind words Sarah, we love Jermaine to!

Matt J: Great local shop. The entire staff was so friendly, accommodating and communicative. Had some questions on my design, got honest feedback and so happy with the work. VERY clean, and use a new Saniderm process which made healing a breeze. Worked with James - plan to use him again and again!

Ramona Aubry: Got my first tattoo at this place. Super thrilled with the experience overall. Great team, great artist with a lot of attention for detail and comfort. Loved it and can’t wait to come back for my next tattoo! Highly recommend it to anyone who is looking for a tasteful, affordable and painless tattoo experience !

Veeda B: This tattoo parlor, although very clean and seemingly professional, overcharges their clients by absolutely ludicrous amounts. And what's worse: twice now, I have been quoted an already too expensive price for very small tattoos, and then after the tattoo is completed, the artist hiked up the price by LITERALLY $80- this has happened, no joke, twice. And these tattoos each took maybe 10 minutes to complete, which was what the artist had estimated beforehand. So there would be no valid reason to increase the cost. I want people to please be careful and don't allow yourself to be taken advantage of. This happens most often with women and people with foreign accents (I have several personal experiences here along with anecdotes from friends who have been tatted here as well). Also, I've gotta say, all the tattoos I've had here have blow outs.
Response: This is a fake review. This business does not have records of a client by the name of Veeda B. Fake reviews are slander and harassment and this matter is currently being discussed with local police and Google.

Ludy: I love my tattoo from James, it was my first tattoo so I was very scared, but he gives you security, that man has hands that you don't even feel when he tattoos you, I left happy, thanks for a good experience.Service: Tattoos

Mikhayla Stover: Had SUCH a phenomenal experience here. A very cozy, very clean shop, and everyone there was very kind and accommodating! Will absolutely return for any future work I get done :)Service: Nose piercing
Response: Mikhayla, It was great having you here! We hope to see you again soon!

Bryan Whyte: Bethesda Tattoo will be the only parlor I will go to. The environment is forever interesting in the best manner possible and every artist has their own story tied to their amazing personalities. Looking forward to finishing my arm there.

9. Fatty's Tattoos & Piercings Silver Spring

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Fatty's Tattoos & Piercings Silver Spring
Location
4.4
Prices
4.5
Product Quality
4.4
Establishment
4.4
Customer service
4.4

Address: 8638 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20910

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 12PM Thu

Telephone: (202) 452-0999

Business type: Tattoo shop



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Dave: I took my daughter (7yo) and we were holding our breath because we'd had such a negative experience with another piercing business, and Dennis couldn't have been any better. He's really good with kids and people of all ages. Very kind, fun, humorous, and professional. He was precise with the piercing and he has a great eye, which is good, because my eye is fussy. Thank you Dennis. 10/10

Jacob Horn: Awesome spot. I had Kevin take my scatterbrained ideas and turn them into an excellent piece of art I am entirely enamored with already and I haven’t even really started my healing process. Other things of note the place was clean as hell, the staff friendly, and this dude got me done in about half the time I was expecting with absolutely zero lapses in quality. Thanks dog!

Dave Kausch: Dennis was such a kind professional for my restoration. Even though I ran late due to my poor planning, he took it in stride and executed on the work with ease. Very easy to talk to and establish the right vibe. I can't wait to get some more upgrades done!

Amber Kenya: Appointment only for a customer to *purchase* jewelry is ridiculous. The piercer said it’s because they have to sterilize the jewelry + whatever else. This would take all of 20 minutes which he said would push him back with other clients. All in all, Fatty’s is price gauging under the guise of safety.

K. Miller: Denis is absolutely Amazing I love him. I searched online for 4-5 Places in my area and no one was able to help. I found one girl and she gave me the wrong gauge size or size she wanted me to have. So I needed to the switch my rings out for the size I asked for because I’m pregnant and my body is changing. Ppl literally were like we don’t know much about that can’t help you. I found Fatty’s through BVLA’s retailers locator. I communicated with Denis what I was looking for through the websites communication portal. I also appreciated I was able to see some of the jewelry they sell. I’m so happy I found Denis and this establishment. I had an amazing experience! The environment is super clean, I have OCD so I know. Denis’ energy is top tier I want to bottle it! He made me feel so comfortable and distracted me when I felt a little pain while switching everything out lol. Because everything is tender right now even though these piercings are healed. He has a super gentle touch. I’m definitely going back to purchase additional jewelry for all of my piercings. I would definitely recommend Denis to all my pregnant girls who want to keep their piercings! Anyone who wants a grand experience!

Andrea Patino: SUPER professional experience, I've been pierced here before so I trusted them with this piercing and couldn't be happier with Dennis he honestly was so great to talk to and clam my scared self

Enfys Book: Excellent service, competitive prices. Dennis did a great job on my triple helix and made me feel so comfortable! It's healing up great.

David Hawkins: Three words come to mind with Fatty's in Silver Spring. Friendly, professional, and trustworthy. All staff members are polite and accommodating. I always felt welcome in the shop from the moment I walked in the door. Their polite and courteous interactions make it a pleasant place to be. The level of expertise demonstrated by Fatty's artists is second to none. Look at their portfolio's online and you'll see that the work they do is always top notch. I say the shop is trustworthy because Fatty gave me excellent advice when it came to the layout and overall composition of my tattoo. I came in with a general idea and felt 100% comfortable asking Fatty for his advice on size, colors, and level of detail. I knew right off the bat that he could be trusted because his honest feedback made it clear he wanted what was best for me and my tattoo.

Teresa Swinehart: Got my septum pierced here by Dennis and he had a sweet apprentice with him as well. They were kind and quick. Both of them made me feel safe and at ease for the piercing. The messaging service on Fatty's website is super useful. Would definitely recommend them to others and go back for more piercings :)

Andreona Price: Went to Fattys for a nose piercing with my Sister in Law. Dennis was very knowledgeable and showed us the different size nose rings. I ended up with the 2mm stud with champagne Swarovski crystal. He also pierced our noses and explained everything that was going to happen before moving forward. The piercing itself was simple and took less than 3 minutes and was a pinch. Dennis was also kind enough to take a photo with me and my sis in law after we were both done. We're going back for our 8 week check-up next month. Great service, 2 thumbs up 👍🏾 👍🏾. Thank you, Dennis. Best, Andreona Price

10. CraigPokesU

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CraigPokesU
Location
4.7
Prices
4.7
Product Quality
4.8
Establishment
4.7
Customer service
4.7

Address: 4818 Lee Hwy, Arlington, VA 22207

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 12PM Thu

Telephone: (703) 268-6583

Business type: Body piercing shop



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Julie Faith: Professional, knowledgeable, clean, and great with kids and adults alike. My 8 year old was walked through each step of the process by Blake. He spoke to her directly. She felt safe and in control of the experience. The place was clean and the piercing came out beautifully. Other than the second pinch, it was a painless experience. My daughter is chuffed and I am too.

Misty N: Great experience. I was able to book a last minute appointment to get 3 piercings, helix, 3rd on one lobe, and 2nd on the other lobe. Everyone was super nice and helpful. I really liked the selection of jewelry available. The piercing process was very professional and clean. The woman doing my piercings did a great job explaining the process and after care. She really took her time to make sure all the piercings were in the locations I wanted. The piercing itself hurt a lot less than anticipated and she was very quick and efficient with the piercing then putting in the earring all while explaining everything she was doing the whole time. They also give a card with a date for recommended followup appointments to make sure everything is going well and decrease the length of the earring once any swelling is done. Now here's to properly caring for them for many month until they fully heal and hoping they don't have issues.

Eva J: Such a great experience! I had a tragus piercing earlier today and Blake took time to explain the process. I got light-headed afterwards and he was very helpful, and gave me a candy and a glass of water. He was reassuring me the whole time as I felt embarrassed and he made sure I knew I could take as much time as needed. I paid $215, which also included the aftercare saline solution. I got a beautiful 14k gold and titanium earring. They also have diamond earrings. I was worried I wasn't going to find something I like, but they have such a beautiful collection - I wish they would put pictures on the website so that I can choose before I go next time! I took a picture of some of the earrings they have for my daughter - I will definitely bring her here for her first piercings! Also, the front desk lady was very welcoming and helpful!

E Kargbo: I enjoyed coming here to get my tragus. Found this out about this piercing place on Google, and eventually, a colleague told me she goes here for piercing. I was a little confused about the price point because somebody told me over for one piercing it would be $30.00 (phone call to establishment). Once I arrived there for the earring and piercing the total was $170.00(one ear). Given I had a horrible issue with my belly button I just paid the price because I just wanted my piercing. So far it has been about a week and a half and no complaints. I’m cleaning it constantly and I don’t regret getting it done. I would recommend you come to this establishment but make sure your pockets are heavy. Two Tragus Piercings (14k gold)= $340.00

Julie Alves: Poorly placed belly button piercing - didn't have an anatomy for it but they pierced anyways. Had to get it taken out, wish I was told / explained that my anatomy did not call for this piercing. Had 2 other piercers look at it and explained that the bar was far too small, it was pierced too deep, and that I did not have the proper anatomy for it. Bar was way too short, and it was digging into my skin, bottom gem was not visible whatsoever because it was pierced so deep. Wish I had gone somewhere with honest piercers, who would have saved me the trouble of getting a piercing that is not possibly for my body. After understanding the anatomy required for this piercing, I feel taken advantage of and that I was not told anything about my anatomy so I would just pay the $160 and get it done. Not interested in receiving a snarky response from whoever runs this page, merely sharing my candid experience getting a belly button piercing from here. Response: I do have a picture, it looked too snug since the first day. I was hopeful it would get better which is why I returned for another unrelated piercing. The release was signed before the piercing was done, not after. I was not asked to sign anything after I got my piercing, all the signing was done before! Your response does not intimidate me, I have painted a clear picture that I believe is very informative for future customers. Thank you for providing me the opportunity to clarify why I returned / the release that was signed BEFORE.
Response: Hi! This is Craig. Do you happen to have a photo of the piercing right after it was pierced? How long did it take to feel too small? Perhaps you had excessive swelling for reasons that occurred post piercing. Did you stop back in so we could take a look and help you out with it? Keep in mind that others studios are happy to tell you something went wrong at another studio to throw shade and gain a customer. We don’t pierce those with inappropriate anatomy. We are always happy to troubleshoot and do what’s best for our customers! Edit: You signed our release saying that the piercing was correct and you approved and liked it BEFORE you left THEN you came back FOUR days later and got a helix piercing from us and made NO MENTION of this terrible piercing that we stole money from you to pierce!!!!

Michaela Shields: I originally looked at this shop because of the hilarious and unique name and then I booked an appointment because of the multiple detailed five star reviews. After my experience there I can definitely say they lived up to the hype. Blake was friendly, patient, and professional. He took the time to explain every part of the piercing and sterilization process and ensure that I was fully comfortable at all times. Highly recommend!

Jean Howell: I took my 6 year old daughter to have her ears pierced and I couldn't be happier with the experience at CraigPokesU. The shop is very clean and there is a great selection of jewelry. Blake is so friendly and did such a great job walking my daughter and I through the entire process. He and Amy tandem pierced her ears and there wasn't a single tear from my needlephobic little one. I highly recommend this shop for any parents who want the best piercing experience!

Alexa Keightley: I got my nose pierced last year here. BEST PLACE EVER. They are extremely professional with everything. Everything was super clean, and Amy pierced my nose. She was so nice and talked me through everything. Healing process was great too. I had no issues at all! I’m getting my belly button piercing done this saturday there. I’m super excited for it. I love this place more than any other piercing place.

Christine Kelly: I did a walk in because my nose ring had fallen out the day before. They were super nice and friendly! They helped me pick out a new nose ring but were also willing to just help me put in my old one. They sanitized my jewelry & it took not even 2 mins for them to put the stud back in my nose! They made my experience so easy & I would recommend them to someone either for a jewelry change or a piercing!

Laura Swift: The staff is so sweet and the whole operation is extremely professional. Great experience, love my nose piercing, and would absolutely recommend. Amy walked me through the whole thing and i was never rushed, even as we waited to make sure i didn’t faint after (it was quick and pretty painless, but my body needed a few minutes to recover). Very clean and sanitary from top to bottom, and the front desk lady was running a tight ship and giving everyone great service despite multiple appts/walk-ins happening at once. Nice jewelry selection too, but it was the staff that really deserve the recognition.

11. Rick's Tattoos

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Rick's Tattoos
Location
4.6
Prices
4.5
Product Quality
4.5
Establishment
4.5
Customer service
4.5

Address: 4818 Lee Hwy, Arlington, VA 22207

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 11AM Thu

Telephone: (703) 527-8377

Business type: Tattoo shop



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Jessica Gingerich: My first tattoo went really well, I walked in with a friend around 6 to get a small matching set and we were both out by 7! The tattoos we got were really tiny and I’d recommend making an appointment if you want anything bigger or more complicated but I had a great experience. I’d definitely go back!
Response: Thank you 🙏, your review is much appreciated.

Krista Williams: Zak was so amazing! I was a walk in and got my first tattoo. I was super nervous and he truly put me at ease. He made me feel super comfortable throughout the entire process and made it super quick and easy! I could have asked for a better first experience!!Service: Tattoos

nick cornwell: Positive: Cleanliness, Professionalism, Quality, ValueI’ve been back to Rick’s 4 times and been tattooed by Troy each time. He’s been very professional and does great work, I’ll definitely continue going back. The entire staff is very friendly and very helpful. Head to Rick’s if you’re considering a new tattoo.Service: Tattoos
Response: Thank you for your review, Troy is pretty awesome and we are glad to have him with us.

Nikki Darnes: First time getting a tatoo and recommended by my sister! So glad I traveled from TN for this gem. I can’t remember my artists name, but he was wonderful! Calmed my nerves, very professional, explained the process the whole time and had a killer playlist! Definitely going back next trip up. THANK YOU!!Service: Tattoos

Rachel Hojnicki: Positive: Professionalism, QualityI went to Zak a couple weeks ago for a walk-in tattoo. He was extremely professional and able to draw up the tattoo I wanted. I would definitely recommend to anyone looking to get a tattoo. This is a great shop!Service: Tattoos

Jay Thompson: Zak hooked me and my roommate up. Professional. Explained the process well. Gave us advice on what we should consider. Reasonably priced and overall great experience.

Ian Stout: Zak and Ben are such great artists (I've gotten my tattoos from them, I'm sure everyone else there is amazing.) Half my tattoos now are from this place - the prices, quality of art, and vibe of the place all keep me coming back. Absolutely recommend! (P.S: if you're looking to save money, a permanent piece of art on your body is probably not the place to be looking for something cheap. Quality wins!)

Anthony Lopez Garcia: Troy did a wonderful job on a cover up tattoo for me. Very professional, will make time fly with good conversation.

Emily Reid Campbell: Rick’s Tattoos is awesome. Zak Warren did a fantastic job on my first tattoo EVER, and I absolutely love it. And Zak. And Rick’s. Best experience I could have imagined. (And since I took 41 years to get my nerve up to do this, I’ve imagined a TON.) I could not be happier with it. The lines are beautifully clear and crisp, and the execution is exactly what I wanted in every way. I love it and will definitely go back when/if I ever decide on another one. My husband had a similarly great experience with a more senior artist there, Ben Krist. His tattoo is a larger and extremely intricate geometric line design, with overlapping circles and tons of detailed symmetry that required serious tattoo artist skills to pull off. I actually thought it was crazy to even try. But Ben did it perfectly. These guys are good. I don’t have personal experience with the other artists there, but all seem to get rave reviews across the board. You can call ahead to discuss artists and appointment options if you want, or just walk-in anytime and sign in at the desk (just like you might do at a nail salon). I know I asked them lots of questions, on the phone and in the shop, and they were very helpful and happy to answer them every time. (Or at least they pretended to be happy, which works just as well for me. :)) Yay for Rick’s.

Caleb: Can't say enough good things about this shop.. every artist in this shop is very talented - I've been tattooed by 3 different folks here and always loved the result. If you want to get something small, just walk in - they take walk ins and if they can't fit you in, they'll help you schedule an appointment easily. Don't waste their time and they won't waste yours! They have tons of awesome flash if you simply want to pick something off the wall, and they're flexible and creative with your requests/whatever you bring them. If a particular artist isn't able/interested in doing your request, he/she will find someone else in the shop better suited for it. You will be in good hands as soon as you walk through the door. This place has a great reputation for a reason - I would trust any artist at Rick's, even sight unseen, given their standards for quality. I've gotten 8 tattoos (and counting) here.

12. Great Southern Tattoo Company

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Great Southern Tattoo Company
Location
4.5
Prices
4.6
Product Quality
4.5
Establishment
4.5
Customer service
4.5

Address: 6134 N Kings Hwy, Alexandria, VA 22303

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 1PM Thu

Telephone: (703) 660-6248

Business type: Tattoo shop



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Diamond Platinum: First time going to this shop to get my kids’ names tatted! Drew worked on both my hubby and I! We have no complaints! We will definitely come back for our future tattoo needs!Service: Tattoos

Valerie Rinta: I went in for a tattoo yesterday, they were able to fit me in! Jacki is so helpful!! She gave me some great advice on my design! Drew was my artist! He did an amazing job! I have received a lot of compliments so far!! Can't wait to get another tattoo here!!

Rusty Lingenfelter: These are my first tattoos, so consider that. I am pleased. I got two tattoos within a week at a fair price. I really appreciated working with Drew and his team
Response: Rusty thank you so much for your feedback, we always appreciate it. Feel free to swing by anytime to get a tattoo or say hi!

Malyssa Moore: *** DO NOT GO TO JIMMY HAYDEN. I went in on 05/29/2021 with my best friend to finally get matching tattoos after six great years of friendship. I live in Illinois, my friend lives in Alexandria, so she went into the shop to set up the appointment. After attempting to contact the artist multiple times for the final designs (including the day before the appointment), he had sent nothing, nor responded. The artist’s name is Jimmy Hayden, and as soon as we arrived for our appointment, his first words were “Sorry I didn’t email you back,” cause he had seen the emails and neglected to be professional. I went first and my tattoo healed well, even though three spots are not connected. Our tattoos contained pink and black ink, simple line work, and it cost $150 each, and we both tipped (of course). My friend went second and he must have really not cared because the pink line work done on her arm has faded into looking like she got it done on someone’s couch (her tattoo is the second picture, taken on 06/18/2021 once it was fully healed). So if you want a quality tattoo, even if it’s a simple one, DO NOT go to Jimmy Hayden. I can’t speak for the other artists but I would not recommend this shop when they employee tattoo artists that don’t take pride in their own work. Thankfully we have someone who is willing to touch it up for free and takes their job seriously. Thanks for the outline, will go to a better shop next time and never bother with this place again.

Kenny Gartner: Really happy with my tattoo from this shop! Easy to walk in and get something scheduled. Drew did an awesome job with the concept and bringing it to life!

Jimmy Blackburn: Awesome experience!!! Will be going back for more. I walked in and they made time for me. CARLY was my artist and was exceptional. Thanks so much.Service: Tattoos

Abby Circkirillo: Positive: ProfessionalismThey were awesome! My best friend and I came in for coordinated tattoos. Jackie heard what we wanted & drew something up for us that was perfect! Drew was our tattooist and he did an amazing job. 10/10 would recommendService: Tattoos
Response: Thank you so much for your review! We love to hear happy stories from our wonderful customers. Drew and Jacqi will love to hear you are happy. We look forward to seeing you in the future.

Miranda Schallert: We visited this shop while in town for a convention and these guys were amazing! The owner was very friendly and made us feel welcomed! We came in as a walk in on Friday and came back on Sunday for another piece! The artists are great and the atmosphere is amazing! If your in the area looking for a great artist then stop by this shop!

THE EMPTY SET: Great people, fantastic work, fairly priced. I'm extremely picky about who I let tattoo me and needed a new shop since I moved too far from my old one. They made me feel just as at home as my home shop did. Cant recommend enough! Especially if you like traditional tattoos
Response: Hey! Thank you so much for the feedback, we love to hear it. We look forward to seeing you again in the future.

Caitlyn Matheny: Positive: Cleanliness, Professionalism, Punctuality, Quality, ValueI made a same day appointment and they were extremely fast and the tattoo artist I saw was awesome! Very Covid friendly- everyone must wash hands, temperature taken, Covid forms, everything disinfected. Everyone is super friendly and it’s a cool and great environment. I will be going back for my next tattoos!
Response: Thank you for your feedback! We look forward to seeing you in the future.

13. Heart to Skin

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Heart to Skin
Location
4.6
Prices
4.6
Product Quality
4.7
Establishment
4.6
Customer service
4.6

Address: 3811b S George Mason Dr, Falls Church, VA 22041

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 10AM Thu

Telephone: (571) 466-9141

Business type: Tattoo shop



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Jenna Humphrey: Fely is an absolute professional! He made me feel comfortable right away, was friendly from the beginning stages via email inquiry and gave me welcome suggestions on what I was looking for. As soon as I arrived he sketched up what I had in mind and I was able to customize it as much as possible. He played music based on my requests throughout the process and was a joy to speak with. He is a great conversationalist and makes the time fly by. Highly recommend Fely! Service: Tattoos

Razan Tarek: Felly was so professional and friendly! Me and my sister got our noses pierced. everything was cleaned in front of us he made sure to show us the needles in the package before opening them. The energy in his shop is great! Can’t wait to get my tattoo done by him he’s also an amazing artist!Service: Nose piercing

lyda barrera: Fely was great! I absolutely love my tattoos! His studio is nice and clean and his vibe was great! He made sure I liked everything before he started and even afterwards. He was super gentle and my tattoos came out sooo cute. Highly recommend!Service: Tattoos

Eslam Hassan: Very professional. Helped me brainstorm my tattoo vision and was very creative. Really nice line work as wellService: Tattoos

Sarah Willis: Can’t say one bad thing about Fely and his work. Lightest hand and very talented!Service: Tattoos

Tracy Hidde: My experience with Fely was great! First tattoo of substance to celebrate the end of one life and the beginning of a new, happier life. Fely spent a lot of time making sure I like the placement and the final vision before he started. He also offered great advice and direction. I love my tat and highly recommend Heart to Skin! Fely definitely has heart and is a good soul!❤❤❤ Service: Tattoos

Robert Oliff: Fely was the best tattoo artist I've ever had. Not only was he an outright professional but he kept a very good vibe in the shop during my appt & absolutely knocked a very intricate tattoo out of the park. Would definitely recommend & will be going back there for my next ink.Service: Tattoos

Lexi: I got my first tattoo back in October (waited for it to be healed before reviewing!). Fely was awesome and made sure every detail was correct with no rush. The studio is cozy and very clean. My tattoo came out wonderfully & I love it! I highly recommend. One photo of right after he finished & the other from today.

A O: Fely is AMAZING! I reached out to him on the website at the last minute to get my tattoo. I had a design in mind so I emailed it to him the night before. I made a deposit to secure my appointment for the next morning. He's in the basement of a building where other people rent out spaces too. He cleaned EVERYTHING and used brand new items right out of the package. So, he's definitely doing his thing when it comes to stopping the spread of COVID-19 (in case you're concerned). He was very patient with me, had music playing, and was willing to make adjustments to the design, if needed. I've had a few tattoos and several piercings so I like to feel the artist's "vibe" or "energy" when I first meet them. If it's off or if the person creeps me out, I can't get the work done. Fely is really cool, confident in his work, and overall a genuinely happy person. He helps you feel at ease. I ended up getting 2 tattoos that day. He was done rather quickly. I also found out he does piercing so I'll be back to get other work done for sure!

Rhett Campbell: Fely was great. Went in there with a basis for a design but it became a very collaborative experience and he really made it into a very well-done and unique piece. Super personable and great conversation during the experience and always made sure I was comfortable. The shop and materials were super clean, and he is the only artist that works out of the spot, and keeps plenty of time between appointments so it’s never crowded and he can focus on you and you alone. I’ll probably be headed back in due time.

14. Pierce Me

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Pierce Me
Location
4.5
Prices
4.4
Product Quality
4.4
Establishment
4.4
Customer service
4.4

Address: 6302A Marlboro Pike, District Heights, MD 20747

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 12PM Thu

Telephone: (301) 967-7399

Business type: Body piercing shop



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Tracy Banks: My experience with Big Tiny was amazing. He made me feel so so comfortable. I'm not going to lie the 3 piercing that I got did hurt but it was well worth it. I plan on going to get another piercing soon thanks Big Tiny you Awesome sauce.

Shantè Anderson: I had the best experience ever. Big Tiny pierced my nose and he was extremely pleasant and although I was a little nervous smh dk why lol ! He made me feel extremely comfortable! And did it quickly and easily and before I knew it I was done lol. I def recommend going here. Everything was peaceful calm clean and perfect!!! Thanks Big Tiny !!!!!

Shantel Abraham: Got both of my tragus pierced by the owner Tiny. Both piercings ended up infected, filled with pus and very painful. Went to another shop for removal only to find out that tiny pierced my ears with a regular jewelry. He was suppose to use piercing jewelry to pierce. Not to mention the bar was extremely short which left no room for swelling. The price was ridiculous and i started to walk out when he went down on the price a little. I should have kept going🤦🏾 I would not recommend this place at all.

Kim Garcia: I got my nipples pierced here and I was lowkey nervous but the piercer (forgot to ask his name) made the experience very comfortable and the piercings are healing so well! I’m recommending everyone I know that want nipple piercings to him lol

Joy Wise: The sales on the website is a fairlytale, after you make the appoint be ready to pay almost same price or more for jewelry for the already paid piercing.

Sosanya Atinuke: So I’m totally confused. So anytime I get my nose pierced, I normally pay $60-$40 depending on the nose ring but y’all can’t believe I just paid $96 for a nose ring. That’s Hilarious!!!!!! That’s really unfair!

A Wade: Big Tiny is the best! I've been going to him for 5 years and there's no one else I trust to pierce me.

Aaliyah Payton: I called multiple times and left voice messages and no one returned my calls. I showed up to the shop 40 minutes before it closed and the garage/storage door was closed and locked. I knocked on the door multiple times and no one came out. I contacted the Instagram page and the individual confirmed that the store was in the same location and it was open, however no one contacted me back trying to help.

sherita eaton: I was nervous with the piercings that I was about to get, but Big Tiny helped ease my fears and was quick. There was a client that didn't have an appt and I appreciated the fact that he assured her that he would get to her after my appt. I would highly recommend getting pierced by Big Tiny great customer service and care.

Mira Wroblewski: Thank you Big Tiny for an amazing piercing experience! It was my first time getting my ears pierced since childhood so I was nervous, but he was a great conversationalist and made the whole experience so easy. I would definitely come back here again. Highly recommend!!!

15. Pop's Tattoo

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Pop's Tattoo
Location
4.6
Prices
4.7
Product Quality
4.6
Establishment
4.6
Customer service
4.6

Address: 1917 Seminary Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20910

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 10AM Thu

Telephone: (301) 850-1792

Business type: Tattoo shop



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Stephanie Garhart: Called the business and spoke with a lady Alyssa about a price to have my tattoo color touched up. Later on I stopped by the office to have her look at it in person and to ask about additional add on as far as prices. I set up a time to come in and have her do my tattoo and the add ones. She was very knowledgeable and let me know what she was doing every step. She also let me know if I needed a break to let her know. I plan on going back to her to have my other tattoo touched up. Really good prices and great employees. Service: Tattoos
Response: Thanks Stephanie! you were a joy to have in! I loved Coloring in those hearts for your tattoo to freshen up an older tattoo a bit!! cant wait to see you again soon! -A

Thomas Svoboda: This is my second time getting my tattoo done by Alyssa. She is an amazing tattoo artist. It’s such a cozy warm, clean and professional shop. For those who are getting their first tattoos I recommend 10000% . Alyssa takes her time and makes sure you leave happy with the tattoo you are getting. She’s very comforting and always asks if you’re okay with the size, location and takes time to plan your tattoos. They have such a friendly heart warming vibe and you are welcomed by many of the artists there. Definitely one of a kind amazing experience. I’m so glad my friend recommend me this place because I will always be recommending this place to all my friends/family. I recommend Alyssa, I’m so obsessed with my tattoo!!! As you can see in the photo she does an amazing well-detailed job!
Response: Alyssa simply loved doing your piece for you. She had a great time and she's glad you did too! Thanks for the kind words and please come see us again soon!

Sydney Acuff: I went to Pop’s Tattoo to get my nipples pierced and they did an amazing. I had Chuck pierced them and he was so professional but also incredibly friendly and kind. He made me feel so relaxed and at ease. My piercings went really quick and barely hurt or bled. They have an amazing piercing deal that is one for $40 and a pair for $60! It was such a good deal I was worried it would be shady but it was so legit and professional!
Response: Hey there Sydney, thanks to you and Dorian for both coming in! Look forward to seeing you again soon!

Erica Su: I came here for my first tattoo, and so did my friends and I absolutely love this place! It's so welcoming and all the artists are so kind! Their service and dedication to their art is truly amazing and you can feel their passion through their art! I've already come back for my second and third tattoo and I know I'll definitely be back in the future for more! It's so easy to make appointments through an email or call and they got back to me through email within the same hour! They really care about what you want and will do what they need to do to ensure that the art you want is the art you will get! Service: Tattoos
Response: Thanks for the extremely kind words, Erica, and we can't wait to have you and your friends back to see us!

Jessica Herrera: I was going to wait to leave a review until the end but the experience is to good not to share. Chuck is doing a sleeve on me. The whole experience from the start to now has been amazing. Chuck listens to everything you want. He makes sure that you understand everything from start to finish. The shop is super clean and everyone is so friendly. I will forever go back to Pops tattoo for any future tattoos that I want to get. Also I get compliments on my current work that I have so far. Thanks Chuck!!!
Response: You're so much fun to work with! I love how your sleeve is progressing, and I can't wait for the next session. See you soon! :)

Aysia H: I spontaneously decided I wanted a tattoo one Monday morning. After calling multiple places near me, I came across Pop’s Tattoos on google. After reading some reviews and checking out some nice work, I was definitely impressed. I called, Oliva picks up and gets me scheduled for the next day. I live kind of far, so she managed to get me in early (which was awesome). And then proceeds to give me exactly what I wanted. You could tell she was extremely knowledgeable in her work, but also that she cared. If you’re looking for a place to get a tattoo , I highly recommend spending some time and money at Pop’s Tattoos!! Service: Tattoos
Response: Olivia loved having you in! Please come and see us again soon!

Sofia G: Positive: Professionalism, Quality, ValueI have come here a few times and I’m always amazed with their work. My tattoos and piercings are wonderful and have healed really well. I really appreciate the work of Monica and Alyssa and I just love the environment of Pop’s Tattoo. This definitely my go to place for any piercings or tattoos!Services: Tattoos, Piercings
Response: Thank you Sofia! Cant wait to see you again :)

Emmett Parks: Positive: Cleanliness, Professionalism, Quality, ValueI came in as a walk in for my first tattoo and couldn't have asked for a better experience from start to finish! Alyssa did an awesome job, was very professional and pleasant to talk with. Would recommend to anyone and will be returningService: Tattoos
Response: Thanks for the kind words, Emmett! :) Loved having you in and please come back anytime!

Katherine Richert: I typically wait to write reviews for tattoos or piercings to see how they heal. I honestly am just as impressed now as I was over a month ago when Chuck did my rook piercing. He was incredibly knowledgeable and advised me to get the rook when I was looking at getting a different piercing to help with my migraines. I'm so pleased with the quality, cleanliness, and Chuck's effort to get me in last minute on my way through town! My only regret is not getting the other piercing I wanted! If I wasn't living in another state, I'd go back immediately. Wish I could make use of Chuck's services again!! Service: Ear piercing
Response: Hey there Katherine! Thanks for taking the time to send Chuck some kind words. He loved doing your piercing for you, and please come see us again if you're in town! :)

Anais Williams: Everyone was super friendly. Chuck walked me through the process of my tongue piecing and explained everything before even getting started, then gave very explicit aftercare instructions. The facility was clean and the tools he used sterile. And their prices (i feel) are super fair and less than others in the area. Would definitely come back and recommend. parking can just be a little headache to no fault of their own.
Response: Thanks for the kind words, Anais! Chuck loved having you in, and please come see us again soon! BTW...we hate the parking too :( but after 6pm and on weekends, the pay parking lot across the street is free...and if you're going to be more than a couple hours, we'll give you quarters. :)

16. Fluid Ink Tattoo Studio

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Fluid Ink Tattoo Studio
Location
4.7
Prices
4.7
Product Quality
4.8
Establishment
4.7
Customer service
4.7

Address: 944 S Wakefield St #302, Arlington, VA 22204

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 10AM Thu

Telephone: (202) 460-7995

Business type: Tattoo shop



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Abbie Bellos: I had a great experience here! I 100% recommend getting your first, second, or one hundredth piercing here! Eddy is so knowledgeable in his field and does everything in his best effort to ensure you are comfortable and safe. He explains everything to you in detail including the healing process, and he even lets you check the sterilization of his tools. When he pierced my nose it was pretty much painless and very well done. I recommended Eddy to my friend and she agrees that he is great at what he does! When my piercing fell out after 3 weeks eddy put it back in for me, free of charge. I will forever be recommending Fluid Ink to all my friends and family! Service: Piercings

Dea McCollum: I had an absolutely awesome experience with Eddy. I got four helixes done in one sitting with him, and he made me feel comfortable right off the bat. He's such a genuinely cool guy. He explained everything super clearly and has you inspect the needles. Also- his placement was absolutely perfect! I wanted my piercings symmetrical with each other, and he made it look better than I imagined it could. I highly, highly recommend him!

Abigail Conner: This place is absolutely fabulous. I walked in with no appointment wanting a simple tattoo and they took me immediately. My artist Frank was so friendly and talked to me the whole time. I was very naive and didn't realize that this tattoo studio was mainly for serious large scale artwork, and I offered to take my business somewhere else in case they didn't want to do something so simple. I felt really bad for wasting their time, but Frank reassured me that I was not wasting their time and made me feel really comfortable. Frank worked hard on a design with the right font and sizing, and treated me like my tattoo was still a big deal even though it was so simple. The room was covered in art that the artists had done, and it was very welcoming and did not feel overly cold or sterile (although it was sterile and safe!). These artists are *extremely* talented, Frank even has a degree in fine arts. The other great thing is that the artists are family! With such a high reputation you'd think that the artists would be kind of cold and all about business, but these artists were professional AND so genuine and humble and really give off a family business vibe. You can tell they really love their job. You cannot find a better studio than this. CHOOSE FLUID INK TATTOO STUDIO! THEY DESERVE ALL THE BUSINESS IN NOVA! Service: Tattoos

helen mikias: The most amazing first time piercing experience! This was my first time ever to get pierced and I could not have asked for a better person for it! He explained everything at first and gave me alternatives for the experience to be less painful and he was just so gentle and I loved the whole place! I would 100% recommend this for anyone!

Kaylee Thompson: For starters, the staff was incredibly friendly and extremely helpful. We walked in as they opened looking for any availability as walk ins. They booked us an walk in appointment on the spot for later that day which was awesome. As we arrived later in the day, they offered us water and snacks while we waited. They were super organized and well put together. Our tattoo artist Jasmine was absolutely phenomenal! Words can not describe how awesome she was. Her personality was just so bubbly and funny. She was extremely easy to talk to. In addition, Jasmine was super gentle and light handed. I didn’t even feel like I was getting tattooed. She made a beautiful piece for my sister and I. Her line work is top notch. I’d go back in a heart beat and definitely plan on working with her in the future as well as the other artists. Absolutely recommend 100%

Hannah Daugherty: I had a problem with my original piercing & I called to see if someone could address the issue. Service was 11/10! ED makes you comfortable, let’s you pick your jewelry, and provides great customer service. I will definitely be back or won’t hesitate to call them if I have any problems. Thanks ED 😊Service: Piercings

Ms. Shirley: I have booked two sessions with Antonio and he is AWESOME!! His work is awesome and he takes your suggestions for a tattoo and puts his creativity into it. Ms. Jenny is awesome. She makes sure you feel comfortable booking and they return your call and take time to hear what you want to do for your tattoo and give you honest feedback. I'll be back for my next tattoo session. Won't trust anybody but Fluid Ink to do the next one.

Benjamin Lyon: Setting up an appointment was simple and everyone was easy to communicate with. Mason did a great job and was fun to chat with, I'd definitely go back

Avi Serfaty: I had an amazing experience at Fluid Ink. Everyone was super friendly and the store was clean and cool. Ivan was awesome and I really appreciated his patience and great work! I’m definitely going to come back for another this place is awesome. Definitely hit up Ivan!!!

Derek Thatcher: Antonio created a masterpiece on my arm. It is everything I had envisioned and more. It is an ode to lost loved ones and my own recovery and he nailed it. Highly recommend this studio and their staff. Clean, professional and welcoming.

17. Tattoo Paradise

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Tattoo Paradise
Location
4.5
Prices
4.4
Product Quality
4.4
Establishment
4.4
Customer service
4.4

Address: 2518 University Blvd W, Wheaton, MD 20902

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 12PM Thu

Telephone: (301) 949-0118

Business type: Tattoo shop



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KvngKamm Productions: I got my first tattoo back in December and I'm thoroughly anticipating to book again. John was the artist that did my first piece and really made me feel comfortable through the whole 3 hour process. Leo the front desk worker was also extremely transparent in helping and explaining the booking process. Trust my next check I’m coming right back to this shop. Service: Tattoos

Roinan Almonte Gervacio: Great experience I’ve ever had. Did my first tattoo and the result was great.They have a high price but they offer quality so that’s good. Be back there soon!! 😁
Response: Hey Roinan, Thanks for the kind rating. We're glad your first tattoo experience was a success. See you soon!

LenaMarye: Tattoo Paradise is great. The artists are very talented. I wanted a tattoo for my birthday but when they told me the waitlist was 6-8 weeks I will admit I was quite disappointed and my schedule is not one that I could predict that far out. So I will pass for now.
Response: Hey LenaMarye, Thanks for leaving a review! Right now, the average wait for an appointment is 3-5 weeks. Some artists are booking farther out, but feel free to shoot us an email at TattooParadiseDC@gmail.com to set up an appointment. Otherwise, if the tattoo is palm-sized or smaller, we can see you as a walk in. Thanks!

Ashley: Had an amazing experience with Rob. Did a matching tattoo with my best friend. We originally went to the DC location but they didn’t want to give us the time of day. We told them we were flexible about what we wanted but the artist didn’t want to bother and would only do appointments for what we wanted. When we went to this location, Leo, who helped us when we arrived was so friendly and professional and helped us bring together what we wanted with what they had time to do. Would definitely come here again. Quick, clean, professional Service: Tattoos

Lore S: Very unhappy with an incident that just happened. My cousin and I looked up locations around our area accepting walk ins even called ahead to double check. We arrived a bit before 5pm, discussed what we wanted and agreed on pricing. We were given the option of waiting around until 6:30 or leaving and coming back after placing a $100 deposit. Decided to wait since we had no other plans to which we were even told that was probably better bc if the artist finished before schedule we could go. These two girls walked in way after us and they were helped before us and we were told absolutely nothing. Not until we asked why and there was no justification to why they were so accommodating to them. I found this to be very unprofessional, inconsiderate, and unfair. Our tattoos were small and simple. Not sure how you expect a client to feel about this? The front desk personnel try to say they had an appt when they clearly didn’t. I was even considering spending a good amount of money here for a bigger tattoo. Glad I didn’t, waste of time is all it was!

Matthew DePauw: Everyone that works here is so nice and helpful. The artists are crazy talented and willing to figure out a way to put your thoughts into artwork.

Lifeless Mason: Positive: Cleanliness, Professionalism, QualityGreat experience. I had my second tattoo done and i had Ryan do it. I walked in and he was able to draw up my design in about 15 minutes & was able to do a put exactly what i wanted but even more better on my arm. Definitely coming back.

Crystal Resa: Had a great experience here. Friendly front desk and a clean establishment. I was tattooed by Drew and he did an awesome job. He was very nice and always made sure I doing ok during the tattoo. His art was fantastic and was exactly what I wanted. Will definitely have him do more of my future tattoos.

Meagan Estep: Had a wonderful experience with Drew - he designed a tribute tattoo for my beloved cat and it is just perfect. Highly recommend his work and getting tattooed here!

Brittany Dorr: I've been to this location numerous times and enjoyed every visit, however my favorite artist is no longer there. If you're looking to get piercings, they're gonna send you to the Rockville location or DC because they're no longer set up for piercing in Wheaton. With all that being said, the staff is super nice and make you feel welcomed all the time.

18. Mister Finster's Tattoo Studio & Body Piercing

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Mister Finster's Tattoo Studio & Body Piercing
Location
4.8
Prices
4.9
Product Quality
4.8
Establishment
4.8
Customer service
4.8

Address: 412 W Broad St, Falls Church, VA 22046

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 12PM Thu

Telephone: (571) 378-1325

Business type: Tattoo and piercing shop



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Ivey: I was a earlobe piercings-only person until I realized I wanted some ear cartilage piercings, and I've only come to Mr. Finster's for those. I got a flat in my left ear by Mimi last year and had such a great experience, I knew I wanted to come back here. I got a flat & conch in my right ear recently even though I've moved to Maryland. The people here are so nice, knowledgeable, and caring. Jess and Holly helped talked me through what jewelry I wanted, and Holly did the piercing. I super appreciate them walking me through their jewelry options because I really went in with no idea what I wanted. For the piercings, Holly was great at explaining the whole process and listening to all my concerns. I was mostly nervous because I've never gotten 2 cartilage piercings in the same appt before, and I wanted the flat placement to match the one in my other ear. Everything went smoothly and I feel educated on what the healing process will look like. I highly recommend this establishment for your piercing needs!
Response: Hey Ivey, Thank you so much for your continued support! We are so glad to hear about your positive experience with Holly and Jess, and are thrilled to know that your are happy with your piercings! We are looking forward to working with you again in the future.

Jessica Oleksik: I came to Mister Finster’s after doing quite a bit of research on piercers in NOVA for my septum. The ladies at the front are so unbelievably kind. Working with George was great. I was clearly nervous but he did such a great job explaining every step, it really helped keep my nerves down. Every measurement was carefully calculated and he walked me through all of his processes. He is super friendly and patient. The shop is incredibly clean and the sanitization process was really thorough. The piercing itself was so smooth and it didn’t hurt at all. They even scheduled me for a follow up appointment in a month to check in on how things were healing, which I’ve never had before with other piercings. Two days since the appointment and I have no pain or discomfort whatsoever, and I absolutely love my piercing. I can’t recommend this shop and George enough. I would gladly drive the hour to come here over closer shops any day, it's clear that their clients are in extremely good hands. Services: Piercings , Nose piercing
Response: Hi Jessica, Thank you so much for such a detailed and thorough review! We are thrilled to hear about your positive experience with George, and thank you immensely for your trust!

Katrina Leggat: I love my new eyebrows! I have gotten so many compliments and they are exactly what I wanted. Phoebe was excellent at helping come up with the type of brow-look that I wanted and walked me through the process. I had no difficulties during the healing process. I went for a subtle and natural look with combination powder/micro-bladed eyebrows. I wanted to keep the shape as close to my natural eyebrows as possible, but fill them in and shape them subtly. After years of over-plucking my eyebrows needed the help!
Response: Thank you for your review! We are thrilled that you are happy with your results, and we hope to work with you again in the future!

Rebekah Phomsopha: I had my ear pierced by George today and scheduling an appointment was really easy and nice! The price was reasonable and the jewelry was ethically sourced and made which was important to me! I thought that the jewelry selection was perfect. I was a bit nervous but it was painless and looks great! I highly recommend George for piercings as he has years of experience and it was worth every penny! Service: Ear piercing
Response: Hi Rebekah, Thank you for your review of your new ear piercing! We hope to work with you again in the future!

RayLiz Townes: Phoebe is awesome. Cosmetic tattooing was not something I was familiar with and Phoebe was great walking me through the process from start to finish. The location and space was very clean and she is very professional. I absolutely love the shape and fullness of my brows. Would definitely recommend if you are looking for this service.
Response: Thanks so much for this wonderful review! We greatly appreciate your support, and hope to work with you again!

Megan Farstad: I could not have asked for a better experience! Admittedly, I wasn't sure what to expect with having my septum pierced as my only other piercings are in my ear lobes and I knew my nostrils were a bit on the crooked side - I have a deviated septum. My unique anatomy was taken into careful consideration and George did a fantastic job of lining the piercing up to perfection by carefully marking the piercing site. I was expecting some pain but I can honestly say it was painless thanks to his ability to ease my nerves and perform the transition from needle to piercing jewelry in record time. The rest of the staff was not only friendly but incredibly helpful in answering questions and providing the aftercare knowledge necessary to keep my piercing site clean. I wouldn't go anywhere else in the future and have already been recommending Mister Finster's! Service: Piercings
Response: Hey Megan, Thank you for your review on your septum piercing with George! Let us know when you're ready for another piercing, we look forward to working with you again!

Tayler Fischer: I’ve been coming to Mister Finsters for a couple years getting tattooed by Fin and finally got around to getting my eyebrows cosmetically tattooed by their amazing artist Phoebe!! Phoebe was so professional and educational throughout the whole process. Everything was very clean and her attention detail made the process so enjoyable. We had plenty of laughs throughout the session and she made sure to keep my eyebrows nice and numb making the process pain free. Phoebe did a great job with the shaping of my brows and helping me pick the tattooing style and color to use on them. If you are even remotely interested in getting cosmetic tattoos please see Phoebe, you will not be disappointed!!!
Response: Hi Tayler, Thank you for your review on your cosmetic tattoo! We are thrilled to hear about such a positive experience you had with us, and we hope to work with you again!

Milo Astudillo: George is an outstanding, professional body piercer he makes you feel comfortable in his chair and super efficient regarding the actual piercing itself. All his techniques and practices are hygienic and make you feel confident that he knows what he is doing. I have gotten 3 piercings from his and every single one has been super quick and minimal discomfort, especially the nose piercing you can tell he has much experience because it was literally a quick pinch and it was done! Thank you so much looking forward to more piercings~
Response: Hi Milo, Thank you so much for your review on your piercing experience! We are thrilled to hear about the constant comfortability and professionalism provided by George. Let us know when you're ready for another piercing!

Sæñ M: George is definitely an awesome piercer!!!!! I came in for consultation for a few piercings/re-piercing. George took his time to listen to me and gave me all the info I needed to know. He even took time to see which piercings were open so it wouldn't cost me extra money and I would only pay for insertion. He sanitized every tool he used on me from checking the piercing for opening to piercing my nose. It makes me comfortable that he sanitized his hands changed his gloves in between prepping me and piercing. Needless to say, he changed the gloves again and wiped down the area I was laying on during the process, which also tells me that he cleaned the area properly before I got in there. During the piercing, he walked me through each step he was going through. Such a thorough job!!! And not only that, but they scheduled me for a follow-up/check up on the piercing. Definitely coming back for my cartilage and tragus piercing Service: Nose piercing
Response: Thank you so much for such a detailed review on the awesome experience you had with George! Let us know when you're ready to get another piercing, we look forward to working with you again!

Shaun Robert: I had two earlobe piercings today by George. He was incredible. Extremely helpful, kind, patient, and knowledgeable. I have had different piercings in the past at different places, but George and Mister Finster provided the absolute best and most professional experience. I will definitely be coming back in the future. I cannot recommend them enough.
Response: Hi Shaun, Thank you so much for your review! We're thrilled to hear about such a great experience you had with us. Let us know when you're ready for another piercing!

19. Brilliance Piercing

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190 reviews
Brilliance Piercing
Location
4.7
Prices
4.7
Product Quality
4.8
Establishment
4.7
Customer service
4.7

Address: 421 Church St NE suite c, Vienna, VA 22180

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 12PM Thu

Telephone: (703) 261-6130

Business type: Body piercing shop



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Mallory Sutton: I work down the street from Brilliance and wanted to finally get pierced again since the start of pandemic, so I decided to check them out! Was able to score an appointment slot so I got a pair of nipple piercings done by Tobias about 3 months ago and they’re healing BEAUTIFULLY. Tobias was so professional and thoroughly explained everything they were doing during my appointment, and they helped me feel a lot more comfortable/less nervous! I also really appreciate their COVID-related store policies; the appointment-based system ensures you’re the only client in the studio and their text-based system for pick-up is so efficient. It made me more comfortable than other piercing studios in the area which is a big reason why I went to Brilliance Piercing. The jewelry is also high quality and I’m so excited to book a styling appointment soon when I save up some money!

ZARA WAHLA: I went there yesterday and had a very good experience. I was originally quite nervous as I don’t have a lot of knowledge about piercings and wasn’t sure where to get them placed or what jewelry to get. There is such a large selection of beautiful, high quality jewelry there and the person at the front desk helped me choose pieces. As for the piercing, Tobias was very knowledgeable and explained everything to me before he did it. I was very comfortable and will come back here once these piercings heal to get more and look at more jewelry. Highly recommend.

lola bolado: So so satisfied with my experience getting pierced here! About four months ago, I got the same piercing done incorrectly by a different piercer, so I was a bit nervous to get it done again. Tobias (and the nice person with the pink and blue hair, don't know their name) was super friendly, professional, cleanly, and kind. I felt super comfortable here and the price of the service and jewelry was very reasonable considering quality! update: it's fully healed (? or close to it) and it's only been nine months! wonderful and easy healing process and i was able to reach out to them via dm to make sure everything was going well as this is my first (technically second) cartilage piercing. I went back a few months later and got my nipples done by Jen and that was a wonderful experience too. Everyone there has a good grasp on consent which is super important! Always made sure I was comfortable & my nipples are healing well, too. Going back this month for more!

Lisa Markowitz: I had a great piercing experience today with Tobias. I appreciate the store’s COVID safety protocols and how they limit the number of customers in the foyer. I found two earrings they I really liked (from numerous options) and Tobias really took his time in helping me decide the placement of the earrings. Highly recommend. Worth the 2 month wait😊

Camryn Craig: I ordered a beautiful Pupil Hall septum clicker from the online store back in March as a birthday/college graduation present to myself. The website was easy to use and the piece was shipped quickly and packed very nicely. I put the piece in and, unfortunately, awoke to it broken in half. I emailed the studio and they helped facilitate a return to Pupil Hall. Since it broke in such a strange way, Pupil Hall replaced it. The studio shipped a new piece to me just in time for me to wear for my college graduation! Surprisingly, it was packaged EVEN BETTER the second time. I am beyond impressed with my experience (coming from someone who has always been very committed to my local studio)! I am absolutely in love with my new jewelry.

Taylor Busnardo: I have been pierced by both Tobias and Jenn several times each. Each time (contrary to thought when getting a needle shoved through skin), I have felt at ease and comfortable in the shop. They always indulge my hemming and hawing over what jewelry to choose. Both are honest about what piercings are realistic for me to get when it comes to anatomy. Every piercing I've gotten has healed wonderfully, and the only issues I've had have been my fault alone. I will never go anywhere else!

Emily Whipple: You have to make an appointment just to shop there - literally, just to walk in and look around for 10 minutes and buy something THAT THEY WON'T EVEN HELP YOU PUT IN - you need an appointment, and they book almost two months in advance. Once you finally get there, prepare to be shocked at the price of the jewelry. Had I known what a racket this place is, I could have saved us both the time and just gotten my jewelry somewhere else.
Response: Hi Emily, I’m sorry to hear that you’re not happy with our studio’s policies. We require appointments for all entry for covid safety, as well as to ensure we can provide the highest level of service to our clients. Jewelry changes are a part of every appointment someone schedules, provided they are not for piercings under face masks. We have a web store to make our jewelry as available as possible without an appointment, and are happy to assist in jewelry choices through digital means if you do not have an appointment. While we are extremely fortunate and book far in advance, cancellations do come up frequently, so many of our clients have had success booking throughout the month if someone cancels. I wish you the best of luck in finding a studio that fits your needs. Best, Jen

Bear Reed: Weird experience, I drove an hour to come here specifically. Needed high quality jewelry. was early, knocked on the door the girl said can’t do anything we are still opening. How hard is it to go out of your way to get someone a piece of jewelry. I just went out of my way to come here. Apparently customer service isn’t a service provided. If anyone walked into my studio closed or not just needed something very quick had all exact sizing. 3/8 (10mm) septum ring or (clicker,) 16 with 3mm ball ends titanium internally threaded. Also included that im a body modication artist also with over 300,000 followers on social media I would have been stoked to let a fellow artist in.

Kris Golon: Went here for my very first piercing(s) after a lot of research. They have quite the waitlist right now, but I do not regret my choice to wait for them. Body modification is not to be taken lightly, no matter how minor, and if you want a piercer who respects proper process as well as the person being pierced, Jen will take wonderful care of you. I was quite nervous to get pierced; could barely sleep the night before. But Jen really set my mind at ease. She walked me through the process every step of the way so I knew exactly what she was doing and when she was doing it, even asking my permission every time she needed to touch me (which meant a lot to me as someone with sensory issues). By the end of her explanation, I was so calm that I barely even felt the actual poke. The shop also has a lot of options for quality titanium and 14k gold studs for new piercings (I *love* mine!), which are precisely what you want for a new piercing to have the best chance of healing cleanly and properly. To top if off, Brilliance is an inclusive and welcoming space for LGBT folks. They're required to get your legal name for documentation purposes, but all of their paperwork asks for the name one goes by + their preferred pronouns, which are how everyone in the shop referred to me the entire time I was there. A great experience front to back. Would *highly* recommend.

Maryam Davoodi: Jen and Tobias are fantastic. Tobias has pierced me many times in 2016 and Jen was piercing me from 2017-2020. The shop has such a wide selection of jewelry and it really helps that Jen can recommend piercings and placement. Wish I still lived in VA just so I could go here.

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Ink'I.Adore
Location
4.4
Prices
4.3
Product Quality
4.3
Establishment
4.3
Customer service
4.3

Address: 6400 B Commerce St, Springfield, VA 22150

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 10AM Thu

Telephone: (202) 422-0100

Business type: Tattoo and piercing shop



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Rebecca Trogdon: Meggie was a lovely tattoo artist! This was my first tattoo so I was very nervous, but she set my mind at ease right away! She was attentive, promptly responded to the changes I wanted to make to the design, and let me know exactly what she was doing throughout the process. Beautifully unique interior and friendly staff made this a 10/10 experience ❤️

Sara Sousa: Awesome experience!! I've been there before for my 5th tattoo! My 11 yr old wanted her ears pierced for her birthday, so we went!! Great experience. Asking her "would you do it again?" She says "yes, it didn't hurt as bad as i thought it would". :)

Chelsea Skovran: Meggie was incredible and I can't recommend her to enough people! She listened to what I was trying to convey with my tattoo and brought to life something I couldn't be more proud to have on my ankle. She was also very patient when I had a change of design the week of my appointment and was super accommodating with it. Also, she was such a great person to chat with while getting my tattoo done, and I barely felt the pain of it which was so nice given my tattoo is on my ankle. Can't wait to go back for my next tattoo!

Loren Ivey: TLDR: This place was amazing for piercing my 6.5 year old daughters ears. Brisa is an amazing piercer, professional, kind and gentle! HIGHLY recommend for any piercing. I cannot review for tattoos but considering the quality of the piercing I have a feeling their tattoo artists are equally wonderful. If I could give this place a 10/10 I would! Read below for the whole experience! I took my daughter to get her ears pierced today. She has been begging me to get them pierced for two years and I decided to let her get them pierced before school starts in a couple of weeks. We chose this place on a recommendation from a friend who took her 10 year old here for ear piercing. When we arrived the place was packed. Several people were waiting in the lobby but everyone was being mindful of social distancing and wearing masks. The lobby is clean and inviting, I think they even sell coffee. Yes like any tattoo place; there are some interesting items on the wall/funny sayings and adult language, but nothing my kids have not heard me say already! we waited a bit and then we were greeted by Brisa. She was the only one working and she specializes in piercing. She got us checked in and apologized that there would be a wait as it was pretty busy! Despite how busy it was and working both the front desk and doing piercings she was friendly and patient. You can tell she loves her job! We waited for a little over an hour but it was absolutely worth the wait! Brisa was professional, patient and friendly, she put my daughter at ease and explained everything that she was doing. She was so kind and gentle. She also marked the place where they would go and measured each side to ensure they were perfectly centered and even. My daughter didn't even cry for either piercing. I expected some tears and some hesitation when the process needed to be repeated on the next ear but she was fine, no tears! I was shocked This is the same child who the day before had to be held down to have her finger pricked to get some lab work done at her pediatricians office. I was skeptical that she was going to go through with getting her ears pierced today but she did it and I think a large part of the reason was Brisa! If you or your little ones want their ears pierced GO HERE! You won't regret it! Services: Piercings , Ear piercing

Eva J: Very pleased with the stacked ear lobe piercings I got! Zaira was very nice, careful and gentle. They allow you to bring your own jewelry (you just have to come early so that they sanitize them). I paid $62 (with taxes) + tips, for two ear lobe piercings. She also gave me advice on other piercings. They don't ask for deposit when you book an appointment. Services: Piercings , Ear piercing

Catharine Roberts: I had a great experience getting my nipples pierced by Zaira. She was so sweet and professional. Also she’s gorgeous and was fun talking to. It went super smooth and was very hygienic. The wait time was long at all especially considering it was a walk in. Would definitely recommend to others. Also it’s female owned which is a plus.Service: Piercings

Stephanie :0: Positive: Cleanliness, ProfessionalismI absolutely loved the atmosphere of the shop! I went in to get a belly piercing and was attended to immediately. The piercer was kind and swift. She marked where she was going to put the piercing, laid me on the chair, and quickly put it in. Didn’t hurt at all! It’s been almost a month and my piercing is as cute as ever!Service: Piercings

Meyvin Palma: When we walked in we weren’t greated at all. There were 2 people sitting at the check out area, the guy asked for our ID’s. The girl who pierced my nose came out introduced herself and walked us to the back. She was super sweet and explained the entire process to us. Marked the placement of piercing. The piercing barely hurt, when she was done she explained cleanliness to us. Love the place, but whom ever is at checkout should try to atleast great the customers. To make us feel more welcomed. Besides that, its a great place and will be going back for another piercing. Service: Nose piercing

n c: I came in for an ear piercing with Brisa. The place was clean, especially near the piercing area. I was very nervous and she made me feel very comfortable. It was a quick process I was practically in and out the door.Service: Ear piercing

Inez Williams: I had my targus pieces. I had to go back 4 times to get it put back in. The first earring she put in was so tight my ear was swollen for weeks. The last time i went to get the earing put back in after only having it in for 4 days. I brought the earring back I purchased from there shop the 3rd time. And the reason I brought it from them is because the one i brought there the girl said it wasn't long enough. The female that was helping me took a picture of it then called the female who put it in my ear the third time. She said she remembered me buying it but the stream wasn't from there shop. So I told the female that was helping me the 4th time. I guess i have to spend another 20 dollars because I don't want my hold to close. Totalling 100 dollars. I total her I would be doing a review because this is right. I wasn't belligerent, loud, or obnoxious. The black female (i don't know her name)who wasn't even helping me, she was doing a tattoo on someone said you're threatening us with a review. I don't want you to buy our earring and get out. I was appalled at her customer service after I has spent so much money in there on one piercing not to mention they basically said I was lying about the earring that I purchased there. I never once complained the 3 prer times i came to get the earring put back in or having to buying a new earrings. I wouldn't recommend this shop to a enemy ​totally unprofessional and there work isn't good. Also I waited 45 minutes. Service: Ear piercing
Response: The "black" woman you are speaking of is the owner and yes, I will not let you threaten my employees, not now, not ever. We were simply trying to figure out what happened because the top of the jewelry you brought we did not sell to you. We do not carry that type. It's unfortunate that we have been handling yourjewelry changes for over 5 months and you feel as if you had to try and bully us into believing that we sold you that jewelry, even after the fact that you had said that you got it from CVS. Regardless, if you feel that you were not belligerent, obnoxious or loud, I would beg to differ. Unless you think that yelling and screaming "you're a b*tch" several times should be in a classification of its own.