Star City Tattoos

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  • 4202 Brambleton Ave

    Roanoke, VA 24018

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  • 540-776-7827

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I went to Star City for the first time a few months ago for a tattoo and MAN was it GREAT! I was so nervous but they all made me feel right at home. I have NEVER seen a shop so clean or a staff so pleasant and professional. Roger and Chad are a riot! I had an appointment with Jackie to get my tattoo done. We worked together on the design and she had some awesome ideas. I loved how she took my ideas and just ran with it. She even was able to work with what I wanted to spend. When I showed up she had my artwork ready to go. The tattoo hurt really bad and i was kinda whiny but she talked me through it and even set out her candy jar for me to much on to take my mind off of it. They were all very sweet and I walked away with a great piece of art that is unique and beautiful. Thanks Jackie and thanks Star City!

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I went to Star City for the first time a few months ago for a tattoo and MAN was it GREAT! I was so nervous but they all made me feel right at home. I have NEVER seen a shop so clean or a staff so pleasant and professional. Roger and Chad are a riot! I had an appointment with Jackie to get my tattoo done. We worked together on the design and she had some awesome ideas. I loved how she took my ideas and just ran with it. She even was able to work with what I wanted to spend. When I showed up she had my artwork ready to go. The tattoo hurt really bad and i was kinda whiny but she talked me through it and even set out her candy jar for me to much on to take my mind off of it. They were all very sweet and I walked away with a great piece of art that is unique and beautiful. Thanks Jackie and thanks Star City!

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Jackie Rabbit has been doing my work for years and I just LOVE her. Im so glad that she finally moved to Roanoke. I was sick of having to drive so far to see her but I would gladly do it for her. She takes my ideas and uses her magic to make beautiful art. She always works with my budget and makes sure I get the most bang for my buck. I even took my mother and my daughter both to get worked on by her and she was so sweet and patient with them. If you want a great tattoo by a great person Jackie is the gal to see and Star City is the place to go.

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Jackie Rabbit has been doing my work for years and I just LOVE her. Im so glad that she finally moved to Roanoke. I was sick of having to drive so far to see her but I would gladly do it for her. She takes my ideas and uses her magic to make beautiful art. She always works with my budget and makes sure I get the most bang for my buck. I even took my mother and my daughter both to get worked on by her and she was so sweet and patient with them. If you want a great tattoo by a great person Jackie is the gal to see and Star City is the place to go.

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I went to Star City for the first time a few months ago for a tattoo and MAN was it GREAT! I was so nervous but they all made me feel right at home. I have NEVER seen a shop so clean or a staff so pleasant and professional. Roger and Chad

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I went to Star City for the first time a few months ago for a tattoo and MAN was it GREAT! I was so nervous but they all made me feel right at home. I have NEVER seen a shop so clean or a staff so pleasant and professional. Roger and Chad

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I went to Star City for the first time a few months ago for a tattoo and MAN was it GREAT! I was so nervous but they all made me feel right at home. I have NEVER seen a shop so clean or a staff so pleasant and professional. Roger and Chad

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I went to Star City for the first time a few months ago for a tattoo and MAN was it GREAT! I was so nervous but they all made me feel right at home. I have NEVER seen a shop so clean or a staff so pleasant and professional. Roger and Chad

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Jackie Rabbit has been doing my work for years and I just LOVE her. Im so glad that she finally moved to Roanoke. I was sick of having to drive so far to see her but I would gladly do it for her. She takes my ideas and uses her magic to

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Jackie Rabbit has been doing my work for years and I just LOVE her. Im so glad that she finally moved to Roanoke. I was sick of having to drive so far to see her but I would gladly do it for her. She takes my ideas and uses her magic to

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Jackie Rabbit has been doing my work for years and I just LOVE her. Im so glad that she finally moved to Roanoke. I was sick of having to drive so far to see her but I would gladly do it for her. She takes my ideas and uses her magic to

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Jackie Rabbit has been doing my work for years and I just LOVE her. Im so glad that she finally moved to Roanoke. I was sick of having to drive so far to see her but I would gladly do it for her. She takes my ideas and uses her magic to

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Ive been around the block when it comes to getting tattooed. Ive been tattooed by a lot of people at many shops...sometimes good sometimes bad...but Star City is by far the best Ive seen. I had a few duds when I went in but both Roger and

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Ive been around the block when it comes to getting tattooed. Ive been tattooed by a lot of people at many shops...sometimes good sometimes bad...but Star City is by far the best Ive seen. I had a few duds when I went in but both Roger and

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At this time in my life i am a 41 yr old female i have been getting ink since i was 15yr old. I have been to a few shops an artist an now I WILL NOT go anywhere else to get my ink i have recommended Jackie to hundreds of people , i drive 3

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At this time in my life i am a 41 yr old female i have been getting ink since i was 15yr old. I have been to a few shops an artist an now I WILL NOT go anywhere else to get my ink i have recommended Jackie to hundreds of people , i drive 3

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When I called Star City, I was NOT informed by Chad that an ID was required to be tattooed. I put a $50.00 deposit on a credit card in order to set an appt. with Jackie. It is my understanding deposits are to protect from NO SHOWS.

Drove 2 hrs and arrived at the appt on time. Upon arrival, I was THEN informed an ID was needed for ALL tattoos - 18 year old daughter did not bring her driver's license. They refused to do the tattoo - even though she was with me (her mother) and I had my own ID (AND she was 18. Trust me. Turned 18 on Dec. 8, 2011) ..

DID A LIL RESEARCH WHEN I GOT HOME --

State Of Virginia 18.2-371.3. Tattooing minors. No person shall tattoo a person less than eighteen years of age, knowing or having reason to believe such person is less than eighteen years of age except (i) in the presence of the person's parent or guardian, or (ii) when done by or under the supervision of a medical doctor, registered nurse or other medical services personnel licensed pursuant to Title 54.1 in the performance of their duties.

The staff treated us with distrust and borderline anger.

To add insult to injury -- after refusing us service, they stole the $50 deposit for our appoinment! Of course, I will be disputing that charge with my credit card company.

RUN AWAY FROM THIS PLACE. The staff is unethical, rude, angry and there is a definite negative aura about the place.

Headed on over to another tattoo shop just down the road a bit. Both girls got their LOVELY first tattoos - the location was clean and professional, the staff respectful AND friendly ... AND THEY ACTUALLY KNOW VIRGINIA LAW! Plus, the girls were SO relieved their first tattoo experience was NOT with Star City - having that negative experience attached to their first tattoo memory would have definitely been scarring!

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When I called Star City, I was NOT informed by Chad that an ID was required to be tattooed. I put a $50.00 deposit on a credit card in order to set an appt. with Jackie. It is my understanding deposits are to protect from NO SHOWS.

Drove 2 hrs and arrived at the appt on time. Upon arrival, I was THEN informed an ID was needed for ALL tattoos - 18 year old daughter did not bring her driver's license. They refused to do the tattoo - even though she was with me (her mother) and I had my own ID (AND she was 18. Trust me. Turned 18 on Dec. 8, 2011) ..

DID A LIL RESEARCH WHEN I GOT HOME --

State Of Virginia 18.2-371.3. Tattooing minors. No person shall tattoo a person less than eighteen years of age, knowing or having reason to believe such person is less than eighteen years of age except (i) in the presence of the person's parent or guardian, or (ii) when done by or under the supervision of a medical doctor, registered nurse or other medical services personnel licensed pursuant to Title 54.1 in the performance of their duties.

The staff treated us with distrust and borderline anger.

To add insult to injury -- after refusing us service, they stole the $50 deposit for our appoinment! Of course, I will be disputing that charge with my credit card company.

RUN AWAY FROM THIS PLACE. The staff is unethical, rude, angry and there is a definite negative aura about the place.

Headed on over to another tattoo shop just down the road a bit. Both girls got their LOVELY first tattoos - the location was clean and professional, the staff respectful AND friendly ... AND THEY ACTUALLY KNOW VIRGINIA LAW! Plus, the girls were SO relieved their first tattoo experience was NOT with Star City - having that negative experience attached to their first tattoo memory would have definitely been scarring!

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It is both out policy and Virginia state law to not preform any procedure on any person without a valid photo ID. This goes for anyone, whether they are 18 or 80. I am sorry that you had a bad experience and chose not to honor our deposit agreement by setting another appointment. It is unethical to misrepresent yourself in order to have your minor tattooed. We have very strict policies when it comes to minors because that is the ethical thing to do. It is unethical to ask a professional to break both law and policy so that a child can have a tattoo.
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When I called Star City, I was NOT informed by Chad that an ID was required to be tattooed. I put a $50.00 deposit on a credit card in order to set an appt. with Jackie. It is my understanding deposits are to protect from NO SHOWS.\r
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When I called Star City, I was NOT informed by Chad that an ID was required to be tattooed. I put a $50.00 deposit on a credit card in order to set an appt. with Jackie. It is my understanding deposits are to protect from NO SHOWS.\r
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I recently had my monroe done at Star City, Rob was really chill and nice. He explained how to take care of my piercing and when it was time to downsize he did it for free. I have had my monroe for almost 4 months and it looks great! I would definitely go back and recommend it to anyone!

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I recently had my monroe done at Star City, Rob was really chill and nice. He explained how to take care of my piercing and when it was time to downsize he did it for free. I have had my monroe for almost 4 months and it looks great! I would definitely go back and recommend it to anyone!

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So, when I got my lip done at Star city, I was nervous as of being new to the whole peircing ish and wasn't too sure about the place. I went place to place gettin turned down because of my age. I was just about to turn 16 and couldn't find

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So, when I got my lip done at Star city, I was nervous as of being new to the whole peircing ish and wasn't too sure about the place. I went place to place gettin turned down because of my age. I was just about to turn 16 and couldn't find

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I went to Star City last night to get what would have been my 25th tattoo. I've been to every other tattoo parlor in the Roanoke valley and have never had an experience like this one. The new tattoo apprentice Jacki was the one who offered her help first. I explained the tattoo that I wanted and she refused to do it!! It is a very sentimental tattoo to me and I was extremely displeased with the way she acted toward me. I will never go there again. I would think that any respectable tattoo artist would realize that your doing the artwork on the OTHER PERSONS BODY!! I do not mind that she turned down the work. Hey it's her losing the business not me. But to tell someone that the tattoo that they wanted was"Stupid" and"It wouldn't turn out right" that is just an insult and very hurtful. As I said I have had 24 different tattoos and all of them are extremely tasteful and I have never had anyone tell me what to put on my body. Star City really should rethink who they are apprenticing. Maybe if they got someone with a little more people skills and someone who is a little more friendly than they will get more business!!

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I went to Star City last night to get what would have been my 25th tattoo. I've been to every other tattoo parlor in the Roanoke valley and have never had an experience like this one. The new tattoo apprentice Jacki was the one who offered her help first. I explained the tattoo that I wanted and she refused to do it!! It is a very sentimental tattoo to me and I was extremely displeased with the way she acted toward me. I will never go there again. I would think that any respectable tattoo artist would realize that your doing the artwork on the OTHER PERSONS BODY!! I do not mind that she turned down the work. Hey it's her losing the business not me. But to tell someone that the tattoo that they wanted was"Stupid" and"It wouldn't turn out right" that is just an insult and very hurtful. As I said I have had 24 different tattoos and all of them are extremely tasteful and I have never had anyone tell me what to put on my body. Star City really should rethink who they are apprenticing. Maybe if they got someone with a little more people skills and someone who is a little more friendly than they will get more business!!

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I went to see Roger in July last year with an idea for a tattoo of my kids names . He took my idea and made it beautiful ! This is my 3rd and best work ! My husband is going tonight !

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I went to see Roger in July last year with an idea for a tattoo of my kids names . He took my idea and made it beautiful ! This is my 3rd and best work ! My husband is going tonight !

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I have multiple piercings and am no stranger to piercings. Rob did a big project for me and it was PERFECT, and it looks fantastic. The place is very clean and the staff takes time to explain and take care of you. I was extremely impressed. I won't go anywhere else in Roanoke.Rob is has worked with some of the best Piercers and Trained with FAKIR MUSAFAR.

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I have multiple piercings and am no stranger to piercings. Rob did a big project for me and it was PERFECT, and it looks fantastic. The place is very clean and the staff takes time to explain and take care of you. I was extremely impressed. I won't go anywhere else in Roanoke.Rob is has worked with some of the best Piercers and Trained with FAKIR MUSAFAR.

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I have multiple piercings and am no stranger to piercings. Rob did a big project for me and it was PERFECT, and it looks fantastic. The place is very clean and the staff takes time to explain and take care of you. I was extremely impressed. I won't go anywhere else in Roanoke.Rob is has worked with some of the best Piercers and Trained with FAKIR MUSAFAR.

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I have multiple piercings and am no stranger to piercings. Rob did a big project for me and it was PERFECT, and it looks fantastic. The place is very clean and the staff takes time to explain and take care of you. I was extremely impressed. I won't go anywhere else in Roanoke.Rob is has worked with some of the best Piercers and Trained with FAKIR MUSAFAR.

Pros: Professional

Cons: Parking

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I must say that I have been in alot of studios being from California, I have seen it all! I'm a 43 old mother of two and a nurse at carilion and the staff at Star city is the best around the not only are the people clean but the studio is very clean and thats the way it needs to be.!!
Thanks!!

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I must say that I have been in alot of studios being from California, I have seen it all! I'm a 43 old mother of two and a nurse at carilion and the staff at Star city is the best around the not only are the people clean but the studio is very clean and thats the way it needs to be.!!
Thanks!!

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I must say that I have been in alot of studios being from California, I have seen it all! I'm a 43 old mother of two and a nurse at carilion and the staff at Star city is the best around the not only are the people clean but the studio is very clean and thats the way it needs to be.!!
Thanks!!

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I must say that I have been in alot of studios being from California, I have seen it all! I'm a 43 old mother of two and a nurse at carilion and the staff at Star city is the best around the not only are the people clean but the studio is very clean and thats the way it needs to be.!!
Thanks!!

Pros: BEST STAFF IN TOWN!!

Cons: PARKING.

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I just got my 4th tattoo from Roger. The work is amazing. He took a photo and added his personal touch. I've gotten so many compliments on how good it looks. He took the time to do the work and do it right. The rate was fairly reasonable. I will go back without a doubt.

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I just got my 4th tattoo from Roger. The work is amazing. He took a photo and added his personal touch. I've gotten so many compliments on how good it looks. He took the time to do the work and do it right. The rate was fairly reasonable. I will go back without a doubt.

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I went to Star City on Friday 5/8/2009 and was excited about my fourth tattoo but it was the worst experience of my life!!! My beautiful tattoo turned out to look like a third grader colored on my neck and when I called back Sat to talk to the owner Roger, he was a total ass and did not care that it was a bad job and said I could go somewhere else to have it fixed!!

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I went to Star City on Friday 5/8/2009 and was excited about my fourth tattoo but it was the worst experience of my life!!! My beautiful tattoo turned out to look like a third grader colored on my neck and when I called back Sat to talk to the owner Roger, he was a total ass and did not care that it was a bad job and said I could go somewhere else to have it fixed!!

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I went to Star City Tatoos on Friday nite 5/08/2009 to get my fourth tatoo and it was the worst experience of my life!!! The tatoo I wanted was a beautiful tatoo but turned out to look like a third grader colored on my neck and when I called back on Sat to talk to Roger he was a total @$#@ I DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS PLACE AT ALL!!!! Now I have to spend the same as I paid to get this fixed by a real tatto artist!!!!!!

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I went to Star City Tatoos on Friday nite 5/08/2009 to get my fourth tatoo and it was the worst experience of my life!!! The tatoo I wanted was a beautiful tatoo but turned out to look like a third grader colored on my neck and when I called back on Sat to talk to Roger he was a total @$#@ I DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS PLACE AT ALL!!!! Now I have to spend the same as I paid to get this fixed by a real tatto artist!!!!!!

Pros: DO NOT RECOMMEND!!!

Cons: DO NOT RECOMMEND!!!!

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I got my first tattoo and im goin back for my second i love my first and wouldnt go anywhere else it is super clean and they will draw it up on your skin to show you what it looks like

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I got my first tattoo and im goin back for my second i love my first and wouldnt go anywhere else it is super clean and they will draw it up on your skin to show you what it looks like

Pros: good pricing, friendly artists

Cons: none

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I have multiple piercings and am no stranger to the tattoo/piercing parlor. Atom did an industrial for me and it was PERFECT. It has been the only piercing I have ever had that didn't get infected and it looks fantastic. I'm going back for more as soon as I have the cash. The place is very clean and the staff takes time to explain and take care of you. I was extremely impressed. I won't go anywhere else in Roanoke. Star City is the best.

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I have multiple piercings and am no stranger to the tattoo/piercing parlor. Atom did an industrial for me and it was PERFECT. It has been the only piercing I have ever had that didn't get infected and it looks fantastic. I'm going back for more as soon as I have the cash. The place is very clean and the staff takes time to explain and take care of you. I was extremely impressed. I won't go anywhere else in Roanoke. Star City is the best.

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Roger was my tattoo artist. He was very professional, creative, and an overall excellent artist. The shop was very clean and staff was friendly. I would highly recommend Star City Tattoo!!!

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Roger was my tattoo artist. He was very professional, creative, and an overall excellent artist. The shop was very clean and staff was friendly. I would highly recommend Star City Tattoo!!!

Pros: Professional, clean, and excellent services.

Cons: None

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Nice, clean place. Got my lip and nipples pierced here and now I'm going to start getting tattooed as well. Friendly staff. Definitely recommend. Pricing is average, and parking can be a hassle at times but thats alright.

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Nice, clean place. Got my lip and nipples pierced here and now I'm going to start getting tattooed as well. Friendly staff. Definitely recommend. Pricing is average, and parking can be a hassle at times but thats alright.

Pros: Friendly Staff, Clean Environment

Cons: Limited Parking

Message from Star City Tattoos

Stop on by or set up an appointment. We specialize in awesome tattoos in a friendly professional atmosphere. Above all we are artists that care about you and the work we put on you. Come in for a consultation today and become a part of the Star City family.

More about Star City Tattoos

Custom tattooing with a unique and artistic flare at surprisingly good prices. We are fully staffed with both male and female tattoo artists and body piercers to meet all of your body modification needs. Head artist and owner Roger LaDouceur has over 20 years experience and has been tattooing in the Roanoke area for more than half of that. Second chair Jackie rabbit has over 11 years in the industry.

 

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