Blue Flame Tattoo

★★★★★
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3015 Hillsborough Street

Raleigh, NC

27607

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I had my first tattoo done there and found them to be very professional and clean. My tattoo looked exactly like I wanted. They were very patient when helping me pick the right sizing. Their work is amazing!!

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I had my first tattoo done there and found them to be very professional and clean. My tattoo looked exactly like I wanted. They were very patient when helping me pick the right sizing. Their work is amazing!!

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E.J. is the best. Not only was he completely understanding about my stupid bank locking my account and being just a little short of what he deserved, but I got a dream catcher, which he said he had never even drawn before, and it's

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E.J. is the best. Not only was he completely understanding about my stupid bank locking my account and being just a little short of what he deserved, but I got a dream catcher, which he said he had never even drawn before, and it's

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I got one tattoo and a new nose stud at Blue Flame. I'm treated like family, and was given excellent follow-care information. I have since referred many friends to Blue Flame, not ONE of which was less than 100% satisfied. Did I mention

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I got one tattoo and a new nose stud at Blue Flame. I'm treated like family, and was given excellent follow-care information. I have since referred many friends to Blue Flame, not ONE of which was less than 100% satisfied. Did I mention

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I happened upon Blue Flame by a friends recommendation back in 2009-ish. I loved my experience there and have been back for work three times since, and taken my husband in for work. They take time here to consider your art, your budget and

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I happened upon Blue Flame by a friends recommendation back in 2009-ish. I loved my experience there and have been back for work three times since, and taken my husband in for work. They take time here to consider your art, your budget and

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I came in with Trust thyself and they refused to do it after I have gotten at least three other pieces from here. All of which are pretty good with clean lines but they are spotty and I am terrified to go in and ask for a touchup. I

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I came in with Trust thyself and they refused to do it after I have gotten at least three other pieces from here. All of which are pretty good with clean lines but they are spotty and I am terrified to go in and ask for a touchup. I

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I really wanted to like my experience there. The store looks amazing, the people at the front desk were great, friendly, sweet.
I do like my tattoo - its just what I wanted and he did a good job - but maybe its because I'm a middle-aged

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I really wanted to like my experience there. The store looks amazing, the people at the front desk were great, friendly, sweet.
I do like my tattoo - its just what I wanted and he did a good job - but maybe its because I'm a middle-aged

Pros: great tattoo

Cons: stand-offish artist

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I just had my nose pierced at blue flame yesterday. Jason was my piercer and he did an excellent job. He walked through all of the steps of aftercare with my mom and I before he pierced me. We had to wait a little while but it was worth

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I just had my nose pierced at blue flame yesterday. Jason was my piercer and he did an excellent job. He walked through all of the steps of aftercare with my mom and I before he pierced me. We had to wait a little while but it was worth

Pros: Friendly staff, clean, private rooms

Cons: none!

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This studio is one of the cleanest places I have ever seen. When you walk in you are helped right away, the desk people can answer any questions you have right off the bat. What I liked was that the artists don't seem like you are wasting

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This studio is one of the cleanest places I have ever seen. When you walk in you are helped right away, the desk people can answer any questions you have right off the bat. What I liked was that the artists don't seem like you are wasting

Pros: Everything

Cons: Nothing

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Ok so.... i have been going to other shops for years and now that i've been to blue flame i will never stray!!!! i love errol...his tattoos and him look amazing! i wish i could work there. The girl up front was more than helpful and Marco

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Ok so.... i have been going to other shops for years and now that i've been to blue flame i will never stray!!!! i love errol...his tattoos and him look amazing! i wish i could work there. The girl up front was more than helpful and Marco

Pros: everything

Cons: nothing

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I don't know were some of the other reviewers went but it could not have been Blue Flame. The have been friendlily, helpful and knowledgeable. I went in after having a bad experience and was a little nervous. I went in yesterday and

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I don't know were some of the other reviewers went but it could not have been Blue Flame. The have been friendlily, helpful and knowledgeable. I went in after having a bad experience and was a little nervous. I went in yesterday and

Pros: Great Freindly Staff

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So basically this is the place to go if you want the most detailed tattoos ever, they are totally gorgeous and catch everyone's eye. You will get comments from everyone on how awesome your tattoo looks. Not to mention the piercings are

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So basically this is the place to go if you want the most detailed tattoos ever, they are totally gorgeous and catch everyone's eye. You will get comments from everyone on how awesome your tattoo looks. Not to mention the piercings are

Pros: Customer service, shop layout, portfolios

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Blue Flame Tattoo not only has an amazing store front, but their customer service is amazing. While some complain of high prices, you pay for quality, and the artists (both piercers and tattoo artists) at Blue Flame take sanitary to the

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Blue Flame Tattoo not only has an amazing store front, but their customer service is amazing. While some complain of high prices, you pay for quality, and the artists (both piercers and tattoo artists) at Blue Flame take sanitary to the

Pros: Convenience, ease, level of dedication and craftsmanship

Cons: Parking

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over priced, ripped off, horrible work, better than all feeling, doesnt matter who you are you can be the biggest punk or just some regular joe but unless your a chick with a decent looking body dont bother going, you dont know as much as

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over priced, ripped off, horrible work, better than all feeling, doesnt matter who you are you can be the biggest punk or just some regular joe but unless your a chick with a decent looking body dont bother going, you dont know as much as

Cons: the whole jump and jove

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I'll admit it, I don't look like your average customer to be lingering in a tattoo shop, but it is amazing what clothes can hide. I was in the market for a large 'piece' and I was not even acknowledged when I came in. They wouldn't even

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I'll admit it, I don't look like your average customer to be lingering in a tattoo shop, but it is amazing what clothes can hide. I was in the market for a large 'piece' and I was not even acknowledged when I came in. They wouldn't even

Cons: Could not be bothered while I was ready to sit down with paper and design

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I have recently completed a half sleeve with Koi and flowers, color on Black/Grey that took 4 sessions and about 7 hrs total. I am insanely satisfied with every aspect of my experience. This was my 1st tattoo and I wanted to go big.

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I have recently completed a half sleeve with Koi and flowers, color on Black/Grey that took 4 sessions and about 7 hrs total. I am insanely satisfied with every aspect of my experience. This was my 1st tattoo and I wanted to go big.

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I had an awesome experience at Blue Flame with my first tattoo and plan to return there for all my future tattoos. Mark is awesome and i recommend him to everyone i know. Also, i've had about four or five piercings done there and didnt

6
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I had an awesome experience at Blue Flame with my first tattoo and plan to return there for all my future tattoos. Mark is awesome and i recommend him to everyone i know. Also, i've had about four or five piercings done there and didnt

Pros: everying about blue flame rocks!

Cons: dont sit near the blue flame lights or you'll get shocked/yelled at..

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I got my first tattoo at the Blue Flame, from Ray. When I went into the shop the first time to inquire about getting a tattoo, the first guy I talked to was kind of rude, for whatever reason. The second guy I talked to was Ray, and as it

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I got my first tattoo at the Blue Flame, from Ray. When I went into the shop the first time to inquire about getting a tattoo, the first guy I talked to was kind of rude, for whatever reason. The second guy I talked to was Ray, and as it

Pros: Very reasonable pricing, pleasant staff

Cons: As in any customer-service environment, some employees are crabby

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I spent hours reading these online reviews before going to Blue Flame to get my first tattoo. The staff was very helpful (no problem with customer service) and my artist, Ray, made several changes I requested to the design. He was very

6
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I spent hours reading these online reviews before going to Blue Flame to get my first tattoo. The staff was very helpful (no problem with customer service) and my artist, Ray, made several changes I requested to the design. He was very

Pros: private rooms, very clean, professional, friendly, sensitive to those who have never done this before!

Cons: honestly, none!

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If you are a cute young girl, your experience will probably be good and they will ink whatever you want no matter how terrible.\r
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If you are a male who is not covered head to toe in tattoos already however, they will treat you like

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If you are a cute young girl, your experience will probably be good and they will ink whatever you want no matter how terrible.\r
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If you are a male who is not covered head to toe in tattoos already however, they will treat you like

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I got my very first piercing (a monroe) here, and I was incredibly nervous. Jason was my piercer and he was so nice and funny and calmed my nerves. Very informative about proper care, etc, and a clean environment. The people were all

6
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I got my very first piercing (a monroe) here, and I was incredibly nervous. Jason was my piercer and he was so nice and funny and calmed my nerves. Very informative about proper care, etc, and a clean environment. The people were all

Pros: clean, friendly workers, knowledgable staff provided great care info

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i went went to blue flame for my virgin tattoo i had a idea of what i wanted so i went up there and talked to christy and she was really friendly and took my idea and made it 200 times better. i walked in and someone came right up and

6
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i went went to blue flame for my virgin tattoo i had a idea of what i wanted so i went up there and talked to christy and she was really friendly and took my idea and made it 200 times better. i walked in and someone came right up and

Pros: great skill, great imagination, and great atmosphere

Cons: asked for identification after i got the tattoo

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Like you, I read reviews before deciding where to go in the triangle to get inked. I also looked at websites, and decided that several Blue Flame artists were doing imaginative, original work that didn't all look like what you'd expect to

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Like you, I read reviews before deciding where to go in the triangle to get inked. I also looked at websites, and decided that several Blue Flame artists were doing imaginative, original work that didn't all look like what you'd expect to

Pros: Comfy couches and good music

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A very good tattoo shop indeed. If you want to go to other places that make (ask) you write reviews prior to departure; be my guest. Highly professional staff, and setting. They have private work stations, very clean, and a very good vibe.

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A very good tattoo shop indeed. If you want to go to other places that make (ask) you write reviews prior to departure; be my guest. Highly professional staff, and setting. They have private work stations, very clean, and a very good vibe.

Pros: High skill, value

Cons: Parking is little scarce

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So I decided to get a piercing (or two) done and found Blue Flame. My initial contact was an email to Jason, the piercer, to get a feel for his experience. Jason responded quickly and was very informative. I followed this up with a

6
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So I decided to get a piercing (or two) done and found Blue Flame. My initial contact was an email to Jason, the piercer, to get a feel for his experience. Jason responded quickly and was very informative. I followed this up with a

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Great place to Get a tattoo I've had a lot of shotty work done over the years at many different places I'm glad i found these guys everyone in there seems to approach their work from a more artistic style than most of \r
your typical

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Great place to Get a tattoo I've had a lot of shotty work done over the years at many different places I'm glad i found these guys everyone in there seems to approach their work from a more artistic style than most of \r
your typical

Pros: great variety of artists

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I went in with an idea she drew it up & made it awesome. This is my first time getting a tattoo so I was really nervous but Christy was very patient & friendly. My husband & I both plan going back to the Blue Flame with more ideas. If you

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I went in with an idea she drew it up & made it awesome. This is my first time getting a tattoo so I was really nervous but Christy was very patient & friendly. My husband & I both plan going back to the Blue Flame with more ideas. If you

Pros: THUMBS UP, GREAT DETAILING & COLORS

Cons: NO CONS

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I went to Blue Flame on Wed Feb 13 with my sister. She was going to get something added to her tatt and I decided to go ahead and get another one. This was my 9th and by far my best. I have been to an array of different places including

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I went to Blue Flame on Wed Feb 13 with my sister. She was going to get something added to her tatt and I decided to go ahead and get another one. This was my 9th and by far my best. I have been to an array of different places including

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When I moved to Raleigh, I asked people where to go to buy jewelry for my ears. Everyone said to go to Blue Flame. So I did. But I will never be back. I walked in an stood in front of the display cases looking at jewelry for about 10

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When I moved to Raleigh, I asked people where to go to buy jewelry for my ears. Everyone said to go to Blue Flame. So I did. But I will never be back. I walked in an stood in front of the display cases looking at jewelry for about 10

Pros: If you are covered in tattoos yo will get top notch service

Cons: Customer service

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Well - my son had his tongue pierced today and I have to say Billy (which is one "Hottie" by the way) done an awesome job! He made sure that my son understood everything especially about the aftercare of his piercing - which was great

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Well - my son had his tongue pierced today and I have to say Billy (which is one "Hottie" by the way) done an awesome job! He made sure that my son understood everything especially about the aftercare of his piercing - which was great

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I have had work done at many places and blue flame is one of the best places to get tattoo'd I just got three more in the last month there and have been nothing but pleased with the work. I just got my sleeve almost finished, a monkey

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I have had work done at many places and blue flame is one of the best places to get tattoo'd I just got three more in the last month there and have been nothing but pleased with the work. I just got my sleeve almost finished, a monkey

Pros: Best art work, artists, and attitude

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After I turned 18-this is where I came...this is where I stay. I recommend BlueFlame to all of my friends and make them go. Mark is my artist, but they are all really rad and awesome to talk to. Jason-the piercer is my bud and rocks out

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After I turned 18-this is where I came...this is where I stay. I recommend BlueFlame to all of my friends and make them go. Mark is my artist, but they are all really rad and awesome to talk to. Jason-the piercer is my bud and rocks out

Pros: Artists. Custom Work. Atmosphere. Service.

Cons: Parking can be a biotch.

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I've never felt more ripped off in my life. Recently got a piece done on my arm and I almost regret this one- not because of location or what it is, but because of the inferior quality. The staff is unfriendly, I was overcharged (had a

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I've never felt more ripped off in my life. Recently got a piece done on my arm and I almost regret this one- not because of location or what it is, but because of the inferior quality. The staff is unfriendly, I was overcharged (had a

Cons: Pricing, service, art

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By a rare stroke of luck, I went in to Blue Flame a couple of years ago, and Mark was free to do the work I was looking for ... and those pieces still look fabulous, as well as the ones I've gotten since. Not only will I not go anywhere

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By a rare stroke of luck, I went in to Blue Flame a couple of years ago, and Mark was free to do the work I was looking for ... and those pieces still look fabulous, as well as the ones I've gotten since. Not only will I not go anywhere

Pros: Knowledgeable staff, talented and amenable artists, convenient hours

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Went into Blue Flame with a couple of ideas for a tattoo. Trying to talk to an artist was nearly impossible. When I finally got to speak to someone they seemed irritated about having to help me. I told them what I was interested in and

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Went into Blue Flame with a couple of ideas for a tattoo. Trying to talk to an artist was nearly impossible. When I finally got to speak to someone they seemed irritated about having to help me. I told them what I was interested in and

Cons: poor customer service, outrageous pricing

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I got my naval pierced today (only other pirecing I have is my ears). The staff was incredibly friendly. Jason did my piercing and was very thorough. He took the time to chat with me beforehand and gave me as much time as I needed to

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I got my naval pierced today (only other pirecing I have is my ears). The staff was incredibly friendly. Jason did my piercing and was very thorough. He took the time to chat with me beforehand and gave me as much time as I needed to

Pros: service, skill, friendliness of staff

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I cannot believe the skill of the artists that work here. The tattoos looked FAR better than I could have ever imagined. The photo I brought in for them to work from, almost looked worse than the tattoo when he was done. They are AMAZING.

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I cannot believe the skill of the artists that work here. The tattoos looked FAR better than I could have ever imagined. The photo I brought in for them to work from, almost looked worse than the tattoo when he was done. They are AMAZING.

Pros: SKILL LEVEL, SERVICE, PRICE

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I got a piercing from Blue Flame and by far it was the best experience. I have received piercings from other places and the staff there looked down their nose at me. NOT at Blue Flame they were great. I would recommend them to everyone

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I got a piercing from Blue Flame and by far it was the best experience. I have received piercings from other places and the staff there looked down their nose at me. NOT at Blue Flame they were great. I would recommend them to everyone

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No doubt. You would be a fool to go to Warlock Tattoo and pay more for less quality work. The artists here are by far better than anywhere else. No wonder blueflame is ranked 9.8

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No doubt. You would be a fool to go to Warlock Tattoo and pay more for less quality work. The artists here are by far better than anywhere else. No wonder blueflame is ranked 9.8

Pros: price quality

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I was pretty nervous about getting pierced but Jason was really cool and down to earth and he assured me that I had nothing to worry about! He's a great guy and I definitely recommend him! The place is really clean and everyone is very

6
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I was pretty nervous about getting pierced but Jason was really cool and down to earth and he assured me that I had nothing to worry about! He's a great guy and I definitely recommend him! The place is really clean and everyone is very

Pros: you'll love w.e u get

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I have traveled around and always obtained my tattoos from multiple artist. My experience at Blue Flame was awesome. Ray and the rest of the staff are extremely professional and even offered me lunch half way through a 4 hour cover up.

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I have traveled around and always obtained my tattoos from multiple artist. My experience at Blue Flame was awesome. Ray and the rest of the staff are extremely professional and even offered me lunch half way through a 4 hour cover up.

Pros: They are very professional

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I recently went to get my naval pierced, and I was absolutely floored by how nice everyone was. I'm such a wuss as far as pain goes, but Billy (my piercer) made the experience quick and relatively painless. Not only was the staff

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I recently went to get my naval pierced, and I was absolutely floored by how nice everyone was. I'm such a wuss as far as pain goes, but Billy (my piercer) made the experience quick and relatively painless. Not only was the staff

Pros: customer service

Cons: sketchy neighborhood

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Jason was my piercer for my first piercing and I highly recommend him and Blue Flame in general. I was treated with respect and kindness by everyone and the procedure and after care was thoroughly explained to me before I had it

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Jason was my piercer for my first piercing and I highly recommend him and Blue Flame in general. I was treated with respect and kindness by everyone and the procedure and after care was thoroughly explained to me before I had it

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Customer service is terrible. I flew to Raleigh just to check out blue flame. I paid a deposit to have a drawing done of a tat I wanted and it was to be emailed to me for my review and then to set up appt time. Well, 2 weeks, a couple

6
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Customer service is terrible. I flew to Raleigh just to check out blue flame. I paid a deposit to have a drawing done of a tat I wanted and it was to be emailed to me for my review and then to set up appt time. Well, 2 weeks, a couple

Pros: learned to stay away

Cons: cust. serv. pitiful

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Errol did a 'Jolly Roger' on my arm. Awesome work! Reasonable price.

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Errol did a 'Jolly Roger' on my arm. Awesome work! Reasonable price.

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I came in for a cover up of an old tattoo not really knowing what to expect. Rex was very helpful and came up with a perfect custom design. He worked quickly, but with much skill. I wouldn't have believed how well it turned out, not even a

6
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I came in for a cover up of an old tattoo not really knowing what to expect. Rex was very helpful and came up with a perfect custom design. He worked quickly, but with much skill. I wouldn't have believed how well it turned out, not even a

Pros: Professional, helpful, Very talented, Exceeded expectations

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I was extremely pleased with the service I, and my family, recieved at blue flame. Me and my mom got piercings by Jason and my brother has gotten a few tattoos by Ray. The atmosphere is clean, the people are extremely friendly and very

6
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I was extremely pleased with the service I, and my family, recieved at blue flame. Me and my mom got piercings by Jason and my brother has gotten a few tattoos by Ray. The atmosphere is clean, the people are extremely friendly and very

Pros: Very friendly people, great tattoo gallery, Very clean

Cons: Tight parking

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The staff is not friendly... seems like a snob. Customer service is very poor.

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The staff is not friendly... seems like a snob. Customer service is very poor.

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After waiting a couple of minutes, another guy that does tattoos appeared. I waited behind the counter to be noticed by him but the pierce guy had to tell him to help me. His next words were "what do you want." I thought that he would

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After waiting a couple of minutes, another guy that does tattoos appeared. I waited behind the counter to be noticed by him but the pierce guy had to tell him to help me. His next words were "what do you want." I thought that he would

Cons: poor customer service

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I went to get my navel pierced. Jason was the person that gave me my piercing. He educated me on how to care for the piercing, types of jewelry and to be careful about purchasing jewelry online. He was extremely nice. The procedure was

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I went to get my navel pierced. Jason was the person that gave me my piercing. He educated me on how to care for the piercing, types of jewelry and to be careful about purchasing jewelry online. He was extremely nice. The procedure was

Pros: professional, nice, price was cheap

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I went to Blue Flame Tattoo to get me ears pierced for the first time, i had a piercer named Jason, he was very helpfull and explained everything he was doing.

I will go back and see Jason again.

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I went to Blue Flame Tattoo to get me ears pierced for the first time, i had a piercer named Jason, he was very helpfull and explained everything he was doing.

I will go back and see Jason again.

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