I got my tattoo at Eric Von Dar's and have been with many friends who got theirs there, too. Their tattoo artists are very professional and patient. They also have private areas where you can get inked so that everyone who walks through the door can't see you. Above all - they are very clean.
I had my nose pierced at this studio by Eric Von Dar. Being an established business that has been around for a very long time, I thought I had made the right decision. I couldn't have been more wrong.
I returned to the studio 3 x post procedure after becoming concerned about persistent redness. I had meticulously followed the aftercare instructions. I felt I may be reacting to nickel or some other metal allergy. I purchased a quality piece of jewelry elsewhere, which Eric inserted for me. The problem persisted and escalated to a painful bump.
The attitude of the piercer towards me was very dismissive and not the least bit helpful. Seemed reluctant to suggest anything. I'm glad I sought a second opinion. However the delay in appropriate treatment resulted in an epidermoid cyst on my nose which required surgical intervention. My physician confirming a "botched piercing".
I cannot in good faith recommend anyone who brushes off or dismisses valid concerns from their customer.