Everyone I encountered in my three visits to the shop was nice, friendly, and really professional when it came to the works. The tattoo itself, which was very labor intensive, is perfect. I couldn't have asked for a better place. Louis did mine, but anyone else there would have been great too.??
I got tattoo from long hair guy was kind of pricy.when i compare before and now.plus tattoo quality! but thanks for everything. its good to learn about tattoo shop!!
Absolute best service, as for takashi, he is amazing, patient and has a true passion for his art of tattooing. hes the man! and the place is small but excellent. remember ask for Takashi!
Also down the street is mamouns if you want to grab the best falafel in between your tattoo sessions.
Cons: The korn finatic that works there, and parkings was frustrating.
I first went to repierce my tongue and again for my third tattoo. The place was very clean with really friendly staff. They open and sterilize all equipment in front of you. My third tattoo was really important to me and I wanted to get it in a place I was confident in. My tattoo artist, Eric was extremely detail-oriented, precise and personable. After my tattoo he also did my sister's first. We both left very happy. I plan on returning for my future tattoos.
Pros: Friendly staff
All i can say about Whatever tattoo is that it is defiently the best tattoo I've ever been to in the 5 boroughs. After being tattooed in brooklyn and bronx and not happy witht the results or price, I've finally found somehwere i feel comfortable with. Their art work and skill is amazing. I've just finished getting half a sleeve done by one of their artist along with getting my ears stretched for gadges, all of their artist their are great stand up people. They've always been helpfull along with cool funny entertaining personalities, they treat you more as a friend than as a customer. Yes there prices can be a little high sometimes, but its because your paying for amazing work and you be disapointed with the resluts, if your looking for cheap prices (which means the art will not come out even half as good) you shud go somewhere else. Because at whatever tattoo, your paying for some of the best quality in NYC..... My expierience there has been great every time, and i will be returning soon for more tattoos and piercings.
when i went to touch up by ralf last week. but he and another guy were smoking in front of shop... i felt that unbelievable. i never seen that in my life.i do not think i can not go to touch up again when i come back to new york next tima. and also my friendmade an appointment at 1 .she had to go back town,but they did not make it...
My younger sister and I just got our tattoos done here and it was amazing. Our tattoo artist, Oscar was calm, caring and talked us through the whole thing. Since it was my sisters first tattoo she was a little nervous but the environment was friendly, clean and not overcrowded. It was definitely worth the money. and I will definitely be going back there to get another one done by the same artist.
Just received my first tattoo from this place and it was the best. Everyone should go and see Ralph. I was scared to death and he made me feel comfortable and made my friends feel comfortable as well. His artistic abilities are phenomonal. I told him what I was looking for and he created a tattoo just for me. Because he made me feel so at ease, I let him do the tattoo much bigger than I originally asked for. The price was reasonable, but cost a little extra for the bigger size. However, it was worth every penny. The shop was clean and he walked me through the procedure before, during and after. I will definately be going back to Ralph.
Pros: Affordable, Friendly atmosphere, Great art work
on advice from a friend i headed over to st.marks place to get a piercing. i wasnt quite sure what i wanted yet. apparently, "st.marks is the place to get pierced" um, no! all those shops were gross and sold bongs. i couldnt remember all the shop names except this one. i remember going in anad checking the place out. not as gnarly as the other shops on the block but still not anywhere i would ever let anyone touch me. the tattoo artists seemed somewhat capable but the piercer was a moron!!! i dont have many piercings , but i atleast know what they are called!! don't waste your time!!
Pros: easy to find location
Cons: staff not knowledgeable
I have 5 tattoos and 4 of them i got from this place. Ralph is amazing... I brought many friends here to get stuff done.. and they all love the place. Its clean and fun to be there im close to the the owner of the store his name is sam hes awsome..
This place was great. They used clean needles and spent a good amount of time explaining the procedure in order to get comfortable with what was happening. It was a great place.
i got 2 tattoos here. not only did favian (i think that was his name) do a great job but he was also really Hot!
I got a belly botton piercing there.
Even though it was recommended by my friends, I was a little bit scared.
He did very good job, smooth and gentle.
Price was reasonable. Good work.
Pros: Thumbs Up
I have several tattoos but this place (and artist) was my favorite. Ralph was very knowledgable and fun to talk to. He knows what he's talking about and is very cool about it. The place was super clean and affordable. Ralph was very organized and made sure to sit and talk with myself and my friends about the tools and gave great advise about cover-ups, etc. I will be coming back to New York just to come to this place again!
I got my 1st tattoo done here for several reasons. 1, it was already rated pretty good on citysearch, and 2, it was very affordable. I think my tattoo'er was bobby (?), he was pretty quick and did a decent job, but dont expect a conversation to calm your nerves.
the atmosphere was nice, and the tattoo'er made sure i saw that the needle was brand new and the equipment was taken out of an autoclave bag.
interestingly, my work was quoted at $100, and Whatever Tattoo (1st shop i assume) quoted me at $175... strange in the price discrepancies.
Pros: Affordable, Great atmosphere
Cons: No friendly converse
The artists are amazing and will work with you. They aren't overpriced, talented, and they provide an extremely relaxed enviorment. They are also very clean and professional. I recommend Ralph
Pros: Clean, Cheap, Talented
Sang Wan was great. Omar is so calm and smooth. The shop is cosy, clean and friendly. Not at all intimidating like those along West 4 - which totally scare the hell out of you. The experience is great!