South Side Tattoo and Body Piercing

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I can just say now, south side tattoo is the fricken BEST! in my opinion. I first went to go get my belly button pierced and i was so afraid because i had it done before and it took forever for the guy to do it so it didn't hurt for a

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I can just say now, south side tattoo is the fricken BEST! in my opinion. I first went to go get my belly button pierced and i was so afraid because i had it done before and it took forever for the guy to do it so it didn't hurt for a

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Rich 63 years old got a tattooafter waiting 44 years.I found the people that worked there very pofessnal and very nice and helpful.Veronica did my tattoo she was great.I was nervous and she knem how to clam me down and it was a very

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Rich 63 years old got a tattooafter waiting 44 years.I found the people that worked there very pofessnal and very nice and helpful.Veronica did my tattoo she was great.I was nervous and she knem how to clam me down and it was a very

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They're absolutely terrible. I had my bridge pierced there and was given a bottle of iodine for aftercare, which eventually made my piercing so unbelievably irritated i'm sure I have scar tissue now. He also told me NOT to use sea salt,

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They're absolutely terrible. I had my bridge pierced there and was given a bottle of iodine for aftercare, which eventually made my piercing so unbelievably irritated i'm sure I have scar tissue now. He also told me NOT to use sea salt,

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Absolutely terrible experience. The customer service here is just unreal. The 'gentleman' that we spoke to in order to put down a deposit for our tattoos was very short with us and unprofessional. He did not have any personable skills

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★★★★★

Absolutely terrible experience. The customer service here is just unreal. The 'gentleman' that we spoke to in order to put down a deposit for our tattoos was very short with us and unprofessional. He did not have any personable skills

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A bunch of people suggested this place with me so I decided to get the tattoo I have been wanting for a few years there. I stopped by to run my idea by the guys and was seen very quickly. I told the receptionist EXACTLY what I wanted and after walking to the back room several times he told me that the piece would be roughly $280. I set up an appointment and paid my $50. I show up to my appointment and handed the receptionist (a different guy from my first visit) the appointment confirmation with the description of my tattoo and the price I was quoted. The guy looked at me like I was stupid and asked who I made the appointment with, but I didnt know the guys name. He was very rude and I felt like I was bothering him by being there. He told me it was "going to be a while", rolled his eyes, and walked away. After sitting in the waiting area for a half hour he came back out and told me...."I don't know who gave you this price but it's wrong, this is a $600 tattoo". WHAT! You don't know who gave me the price?? Umm the other receptionist...who also wrote it down on my apt paper. I can see the guy being off by maybe $100, but to low ball me by $300! What a joke. Rude and ignorant staff, never got to meet the guy who was drawing out my tattoo, and obviously their receptionists have no clue whats going on. Maybe if I would have actually been able to talk with one of the artists I would have receieved a more accurate price quote and could have saved myself some time.

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A bunch of people suggested this place with me so I decided to get the tattoo I have been wanting for a few years there. I stopped by to run my idea by the guys and was seen very quickly. I told the receptionist EXACTLY what I wanted and after walking to the back room several times he told me that the piece would be roughly $280. I set up an appointment and paid my $50. I show up to my appointment and handed the receptionist (a different guy from my first visit) the appointment confirmation with the description of my tattoo and the price I was quoted. The guy looked at me like I was stupid and asked who I made the appointment with, but I didnt know the guys name. He was very rude and I felt like I was bothering him by being there. He told me it was "going to be a while", rolled his eyes, and walked away. After sitting in the waiting area for a half hour he came back out and told me...."I don't know who gave you this price but it's wrong, this is a $600 tattoo". WHAT! You don't know who gave me the price?? Umm the other receptionist...who also wrote it down on my apt paper. I can see the guy being off by maybe $100, but to low ball me by $300! What a joke. Rude and ignorant staff, never got to meet the guy who was drawing out my tattoo, and obviously their receptionists have no clue whats going on. Maybe if I would have actually been able to talk with one of the artists I would have receieved a more accurate price quote and could have saved myself some time.

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i got a memorial tattoo done by veronica and it cost me $260 which is more than my other 4 put together. it was supposed to be a hello kitty with angel wings and a quote but it looks horrible! she dug way too deep with the needle and it

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★★★★★

i got a memorial tattoo done by veronica and it cost me $260 which is more than my other 4 put together. it was supposed to be a hello kitty with angel wings and a quote but it looks horrible! she dug way too deep with the needle and it

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south side tattoo's counter people are terrible. the guy that was working when i went to get my tattoo was so rude to me it totally ruined my entire experience. his name might have been randy, although the other guy who was working when i

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south side tattoo's counter people are terrible. the guy that was working when i went to get my tattoo was so rude to me it totally ruined my entire experience. his name might have been randy, although the other guy who was working when i

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I want to south side tattoo to get me 2nd tattoo done and i was highly upset at the prices. i wanted an angel on by back and they wanted 280 dollars for it. I decided to get another opinion, so i went t jester's court further down east carson st. and for the same exact size cost me 100 dollars. the man who did my back said for 280 dollas i shoulu have been able to get the angle done from shoulder to shoulder. Go to jester's court instead.

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I want to south side tattoo to get me 2nd tattoo done and i was highly upset at the prices. i wanted an angel on by back and they wanted 280 dollars for it. I decided to get another opinion, so i went t jester's court further down east carson st. and for the same exact size cost me 100 dollars. the man who did my back said for 280 dollas i shoulu have been able to get the angle done from shoulder to shoulder. Go to jester's court instead.

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I was on my third try at covering up horrible renditions of my tattoo... I had yet to have anyone LISTEN TO ME. Maybe because she is a woman and could understand me, or maybe because she wanted to actually give me what I wanted instead of prove something on MY skin... whatever her reasoning.... she allowed my to have my body back with a beautiful work of art - exactly as I had wanted in the first place. I wish I had found her first, but such is life. I highly recommend her - she is experienced, quick, and conversational. Just a great experience... I WILL be going back to finish my other tatt and my husband is going to her too.... As far as cleanliness.... it is a tattoo parlor - not an OR. Everything she had was pulled out of sterile packaging and I wasn't planning on eating off the floor so I thought it was a pretty cool place. Will never go anywhere else as long as she is inking...

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★★★★★

I was on my third try at covering up horrible renditions of my tattoo... I had yet to have anyone LISTEN TO ME. Maybe because she is a woman and could understand me, or maybe because she wanted to actually give me what I wanted instead of prove something on MY skin... whatever her reasoning.... she allowed my to have my body back with a beautiful work of art - exactly as I had wanted in the first place. I wish I had found her first, but such is life. I highly recommend her - she is experienced, quick, and conversational. Just a great experience... I WILL be going back to finish my other tatt and my husband is going to her too.... As far as cleanliness.... it is a tattoo parlor - not an OR. Everything she had was pulled out of sterile packaging and I wasn't planning on eating off the floor so I thought it was a pretty cool place. Will never go anywhere else as long as she is inking...

Pros: LISTENED TO ME - Artistic, Competent, Experienced

Cons: none that I can think of....

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I decided on a tattoo that i wanted and wanted it immediately.

I was able to walk in on a Thursday night and get inked. It was kind of a crappy experience. I love my tattoo, but I definitely felt like I was in a stereotypical tattoo parlor. Filthy--I mean, I didn't want to touch anything (covered in the grime of cigarette smoke) and I felt really rushed and pushed through from design to completion....someone else did the stencil and some random artist did my art. I don't know, I love the tattoo that I have, but I won't go back there for future work.

They also didn't check my ID, or have me sign anything. Hmm.

I WILL, however, go to Black Cat tattoo. I think the work was superior, the prices better, and the experience was awesome.

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★★☆☆☆

I decided on a tattoo that i wanted and wanted it immediately.

I was able to walk in on a Thursday night and get inked. It was kind of a crappy experience. I love my tattoo, but I definitely felt like I was in a stereotypical tattoo parlor. Filthy--I mean, I didn't want to touch anything (covered in the grime of cigarette smoke) and I felt really rushed and pushed through from design to completion....someone else did the stencil and some random artist did my art. I don't know, I love the tattoo that I have, but I won't go back there for future work.

They also didn't check my ID, or have me sign anything. Hmm.

I WILL, however, go to Black Cat tattoo. I think the work was superior, the prices better, and the experience was awesome.

Pros: Nice work, walk-in day-of tattoo

Cons: Impersonal, dirty, smokey, expensive, unpleasant

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I had spent 4 years trying to get an autograph, just missing it by inches sometimes. This spawned the wild idea, that when I finally cornered my quarry, I would get the autograph tattooed.

April 11th, 2010 marked the end to my epic quest ,and, with the autographer's blessing, I set off on a Sunday afternoon to find someone to tattoo over the quickly fading sharpie on my shoulder.

South Side Tattoo was the only place open and I was a little leary of just going to whoever, but I walked in to a very clean waiting room that smelled vaguely of anticeptic. My courage rallied, I prepered myself for my very first tattoo.

Mike was wonderful for agreeing to ink me so close to closing time! The minty smell of his chewing gum and the constant buzz of the needle enveloped the basement room as he gently turned my autograph into a work of art.

Within days it was healed, and now, a week later, I couldn't be happier with his work.

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★★★★★

I had spent 4 years trying to get an autograph, just missing it by inches sometimes. This spawned the wild idea, that when I finally cornered my quarry, I would get the autograph tattooed.

April 11th, 2010 marked the end to my epic quest ,and, with the autographer's blessing, I set off on a Sunday afternoon to find someone to tattoo over the quickly fading sharpie on my shoulder.

South Side Tattoo was the only place open and I was a little leary of just going to whoever, but I walked in to a very clean waiting room that smelled vaguely of anticeptic. My courage rallied, I prepered myself for my very first tattoo.

Mike was wonderful for agreeing to ink me so close to closing time! The minty smell of his chewing gum and the constant buzz of the needle enveloped the basement room as he gently turned my autograph into a work of art.

Within days it was healed, and now, a week later, I couldn't be happier with his work.

Pros: Open on Sunday

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Placed seemed very sterile. However my piercer, whose name i forgot, was not skilled in eyebrow piercing. Perhaps she was new. My eyebrow piercing was not aligned properly and multiple piercing shops commented on how poorly it was pierced. I was having problems with the piercing (yes i followed proper cleaning instructions) and I did have to take it out. Luckily, I did not develop any infections. But I just want to stress the importance of finding out how long this person has been piercing and what type of training he or she had.

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Placed seemed very sterile. However my piercer, whose name i forgot, was not skilled in eyebrow piercing. Perhaps she was new. My eyebrow piercing was not aligned properly and multiple piercing shops commented on how poorly it was pierced. I was having problems with the piercing (yes i followed proper cleaning instructions) and I did have to take it out. Luckily, I did not develop any infections. But I just want to stress the importance of finding out how long this person has been piercing and what type of training he or she had.

Pros: Very clean looking place

Cons: The piercing

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Walking in, I was not intimidated at all. the girl behind the counter smiled and then helped me with everything I needed. The woman who did my piercing was extremely nice and informative. I didn't feel unwelcome or alienated. I DEFINITELY recommend SSTattoo for anyone looking to get their first tat or piercing. I know I'll be going back.

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Walking in, I was not intimidated at all. the girl behind the counter smiled and then helped me with everything I needed. The woman who did my piercing was extremely nice and informative. I didn't feel unwelcome or alienated. I DEFINITELY recommend SSTattoo for anyone looking to get their first tat or piercing. I know I'll be going back.

Pros: friendly, non judgmental employees

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my friend and i went to southside tatoo for our first tattoos and we had a really great experience. we did not know what to expect but we felt real comfortable when we got there. i was the leery one because it was her idea but we got lucky with the draw and got veronica as our artist, i got to go first and while she had me totally at ease she did a great job with my "bone guy" tattoo. she then was able to give my friend the tattoo she really wanted. it was a day i will not forget. thanks.

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★★★★★

my friend and i went to southside tatoo for our first tattoos and we had a really great experience. we did not know what to expect but we felt real comfortable when we got there. i was the leery one because it was her idea but we got lucky with the draw and got veronica as our artist, i got to go first and while she had me totally at ease she did a great job with my "bone guy" tattoo. she then was able to give my friend the tattoo she really wanted. it was a day i will not forget. thanks.

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I've been pierced by South Side tattoo four times and I've gotten two tattoos and I love them! The atmosphere is phenomonal their piercers and tattoo artist are well informed and they're very clean. I reccomend Veronica for tattoos, she's a wonderful artist and very easy to talk to, she kept me laughing through my hour and a half session and left me with a gorgeous tattoo.

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★★★★★

I've been pierced by South Side tattoo four times and I've gotten two tattoos and I love them! The atmosphere is phenomonal their piercers and tattoo artist are well informed and they're very clean. I reccomend Veronica for tattoos, she's a wonderful artist and very easy to talk to, she kept me laughing through my hour and a half session and left me with a gorgeous tattoo.

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I was in Pittsburgh in June '08 for a visit home. I live in WA state. I decided I wanted to get my tatoo done. Brandon did a nice design, love the tat. It didn't even really hurt, gave me ointment and advised how to keep it clean, wash at least three times a day, etc. Very nice guy, not knocking him. Well, it has faded a bit and the white part in my red, white and blue double hearts are not white. I wanted to get it touched up by a local artist because I'm getting married in a few months. The artist took a look at it and said the white part will never be white because he said the last artist tried too hard and I seem to have scar tissue underneath the color because he "tried to make it bulletproof." So, needless to say, it would be useless to try to get it fixed up a bit. Do not get me wrong, I love my tat and I was told I can come back for color retouch for free...but I'd have to fly cross country. Well, nothing like a second opinion, gonna get another artist in a local shop to check it out. Regardless, would still reccommend SS Tattoo because the atmosphere is great and they make you feel comfortable. Plus, they keep the pain to a minimum.

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I was in Pittsburgh in June '08 for a visit home. I live in WA state. I decided I wanted to get my tatoo done. Brandon did a nice design, love the tat. It didn't even really hurt, gave me ointment and advised how to keep it clean, wash at least three times a day, etc. Very nice guy, not knocking him. Well, it has faded a bit and the white part in my red, white and blue double hearts are not white. I wanted to get it touched up by a local artist because I'm getting married in a few months. The artist took a look at it and said the white part will never be white because he said the last artist tried too hard and I seem to have scar tissue underneath the color because he "tried to make it bulletproof." So, needless to say, it would be useless to try to get it fixed up a bit. Do not get me wrong, I love my tat and I was told I can come back for color retouch for free...but I'd have to fly cross country. Well, nothing like a second opinion, gonna get another artist in a local shop to check it out. Regardless, would still reccommend SS Tattoo because the atmosphere is great and they make you feel comfortable. Plus, they keep the pain to a minimum.

Pros: cool people, nice place

Cons: May be my own fault ,checking options.

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I now have 4 tattoos from South Side Tattoo but my first tattoo (BIG MISTAKE) was done at a different shop in South Side. I went to South Side Tattoo and they did a beautiful cover up for me. Now South Side Tattoo is the only place I will ever go. When I spoke to the receptionist he was so nice and helpful, he came out and traced my old tattoo then told me I would have to make an appointment so the artists could come up with a few options for me to look at. When I come in for my appointment I saw the drawings and they were all perfect I have never seen such nice art work come out of any other tattoo shop in Pittsburgh. What was so nice was that there were three drawings to look at, and that made me feel like that artists really cared and took there time so I could have options. I never thought my old tattoo could be coved up with flowers that look so nice. After the tattoo was all done I was so happy that old ugly tattoo was gone. Everyone at South Side Tattoo is highly talented and they know what they are doing (Unlike all of the other shops in Southside) that is why I have no clue what that one review is talking about. I think they might be talking about a different tattoo shop in Southside. Because my experience there was nothing like that at all and I can not believe that the people that are always so wonderful to me would ever do anything like that to anyone, it?s just not them. Thank You So Much South Side Tattoo you are the BEST SHOP IN PITTSBURGH!!

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★★★★★

I now have 4 tattoos from South Side Tattoo but my first tattoo (BIG MISTAKE) was done at a different shop in South Side. I went to South Side Tattoo and they did a beautiful cover up for me. Now South Side Tattoo is the only place I will ever go. When I spoke to the receptionist he was so nice and helpful, he came out and traced my old tattoo then told me I would have to make an appointment so the artists could come up with a few options for me to look at. When I come in for my appointment I saw the drawings and they were all perfect I have never seen such nice art work come out of any other tattoo shop in Pittsburgh. What was so nice was that there were three drawings to look at, and that made me feel like that artists really cared and took there time so I could have options. I never thought my old tattoo could be coved up with flowers that look so nice. After the tattoo was all done I was so happy that old ugly tattoo was gone. Everyone at South Side Tattoo is highly talented and they know what they are doing (Unlike all of the other shops in Southside) that is why I have no clue what that one review is talking about. I think they might be talking about a different tattoo shop in Southside. Because my experience there was nothing like that at all and I can not believe that the people that are always so wonderful to me would ever do anything like that to anyone, it?s just not them. Thank You So Much South Side Tattoo you are the BEST SHOP IN PITTSBURGH!!

Pros: Highly Talented Staff!!!

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I have had my last 2 tattoos and 3 piercings done at South Side Tattoo and I have never had a bad experience. I had 2 different artists and 2 different body piercers and all were equally professional. Everyone there is so nice from the time you enter the door to the time you leave. Before finding South Side Tattoo I had been to several other shops none of them being a good experience at all. I have to agree with the other review that if someone had that type of problem they must be talking about one of the other shops in southside. Once again they won best in the burg and that is coming from the people so obviously they are doing something right. I can guarantee if you go to South Side Tattoo and you see how professional, clean, friendly, and I could go on , but the bottom line is you will never go elsewhere again.

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★★★★★

I have had my last 2 tattoos and 3 piercings done at South Side Tattoo and I have never had a bad experience. I had 2 different artists and 2 different body piercers and all were equally professional. Everyone there is so nice from the time you enter the door to the time you leave. Before finding South Side Tattoo I had been to several other shops none of them being a good experience at all. I have to agree with the other review that if someone had that type of problem they must be talking about one of the other shops in southside. Once again they won best in the burg and that is coming from the people so obviously they are doing something right. I can guarantee if you go to South Side Tattoo and you see how professional, clean, friendly, and I could go on , but the bottom line is you will never go elsewhere again.

Pros: Best in the Burg

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Southside tattoo is the best shop anywhere! All of my family, friends and self have gotten all of our work done here. Well after a couple of us made a mistake and went somewhere else first. But the good think about that was Southside tattoo was able to fix that work too. Veronica is hands down the best tattoo artist ever, as for the rest of the staff everyone is great. As for those that feel the need to leave a bad review I guess you just can't make some people happy no matter how hard you try. Since it seems like you are standing alone it must be a problem with you not the shop. Your deposit money was returned and still your not happy. If you didn't get your tattoo at Southside tattoo I'm sure it wasn't as great as it could of been. But I guess you showed them! As for everyone I know and those of you I don't know yet, we would wait a week or longer if we had to so we would have the best work possible. Southside tattoo my hats off to you, keep up the good work. The rest of us out here still love you!!!!!!

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★★★★★

Southside tattoo is the best shop anywhere! All of my family, friends and self have gotten all of our work done here. Well after a couple of us made a mistake and went somewhere else first. But the good think about that was Southside tattoo was able to fix that work too. Veronica is hands down the best tattoo artist ever, as for the rest of the staff everyone is great. As for those that feel the need to leave a bad review I guess you just can't make some people happy no matter how hard you try. Since it seems like you are standing alone it must be a problem with you not the shop. Your deposit money was returned and still your not happy. If you didn't get your tattoo at Southside tattoo I'm sure it wasn't as great as it could of been. But I guess you showed them! As for everyone I know and those of you I don't know yet, we would wait a week or longer if we had to so we would have the best work possible. Southside tattoo my hats off to you, keep up the good work. The rest of us out here still love you!!!!!!

Pros: The best tattoos money can buy!

Cons: not one

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First off let me say that South Side tattoo was voted best tattoo shop in Pittsburgh several times. Veronica( the owner) is by far better than Kat Von D in my opion. Many other reviews state it took a very long time and everyone is not nice to you, which is un-true. I must admit, it was a long time but the shop only has 5 or 6 rooms for tattooing and 1 room for piercing and after your experience you'll relize the time was worth it. It is better to get an appointment made instead of waiting. If you have the wait down the street are many restaurants.&places to shop to pass time away. If you do leave to get somthing to eat BE SURE TO TELL SOMEONE THERE.If you don't they will think you left and cancell your appointment. and then you will be mad. Also don't be effended if an artist gives you suggestions to make the tattoo look better, rember they are the experts here. As for the person waiting on you, give them time! South Side is always busy and they have many other things, like finding how long it will take for you tattoo, how much, when it can be done, the price for every customer in that shop. Many people visit South Side tattoo everyday, and many of them come out with a great tattoo or piercing. As voted Best in the Burg of 2008 and many many other years, this is sure the place to get a tattoo.

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★★★★★

First off let me say that South Side tattoo was voted best tattoo shop in Pittsburgh several times. Veronica( the owner) is by far better than Kat Von D in my opion. Many other reviews state it took a very long time and everyone is not nice to you, which is un-true. I must admit, it was a long time but the shop only has 5 or 6 rooms for tattooing and 1 room for piercing and after your experience you'll relize the time was worth it. It is better to get an appointment made instead of waiting. If you have the wait down the street are many restaurants.&places to shop to pass time away. If you do leave to get somthing to eat BE SURE TO TELL SOMEONE THERE.If you don't they will think you left and cancell your appointment. and then you will be mad. Also don't be effended if an artist gives you suggestions to make the tattoo look better, rember they are the experts here. As for the person waiting on you, give them time! South Side is always busy and they have many other things, like finding how long it will take for you tattoo, how much, when it can be done, the price for every customer in that shop. Many people visit South Side tattoo everyday, and many of them come out with a great tattoo or piercing. As voted Best in the Burg of 2008 and many many other years, this is sure the place to get a tattoo.

Pros: Amazing tatts and piercings, very clean.

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I have never written a review of a business in my entire life, but South Side Tattoo angered me to the extent of becoming a city search member in order to write them a bad review.
I took the time out to have two prior consultations with a receptionist there about my tattoo and provided them with a few drawings to work off at least 2 weeks prior to the appointment time I reserved by putting a 50 dollar deposit down. When I arrived at South Side Tattoo at my designated appointment time, the busy, off putting receptionist had no idea who i was, and proceeded to tell me they had lost the drawings I gave to them and had no drawings ready to show me. I remained patient, understanding they are a popular business and these things happen. Half an hour later she recovers the drawings, but admits they had been shown to tattoo artists who WERE NOT scheduled to work that day. Then the receptionist began ferrying the worst, messiest, most childlike drawings I had ever seen back and forth between some far off mysterious artist in the back and myself. When I decided after TWO HOURS, (and finally, after begging, getting to speak to the actual artist) that it wasn't getting any better, and they were being so rude to me I'd had enough, I canceled and left. I then had to fight with South Side tattoo for 2 weeks to get my 50 dollar deposit back for the appointment they weren't prepared for, they treated me like trash, and even stooped as low as insulting my tattoo without even seeing it. They are the opposite of "the customers always right". I will never recommend that business to anyone ever again, neither will anyone I know.

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I have never written a review of a business in my entire life, but South Side Tattoo angered me to the extent of becoming a city search member in order to write them a bad review.
I took the time out to have two prior consultations with a receptionist there about my tattoo and provided them with a few drawings to work off at least 2 weeks prior to the appointment time I reserved by putting a 50 dollar deposit down. When I arrived at South Side Tattoo at my designated appointment time, the busy, off putting receptionist had no idea who i was, and proceeded to tell me they had lost the drawings I gave to them and had no drawings ready to show me. I remained patient, understanding they are a popular business and these things happen. Half an hour later she recovers the drawings, but admits they had been shown to tattoo artists who WERE NOT scheduled to work that day. Then the receptionist began ferrying the worst, messiest, most childlike drawings I had ever seen back and forth between some far off mysterious artist in the back and myself. When I decided after TWO HOURS, (and finally, after begging, getting to speak to the actual artist) that it wasn't getting any better, and they were being so rude to me I'd had enough, I canceled and left. I then had to fight with South Side tattoo for 2 weeks to get my 50 dollar deposit back for the appointment they weren't prepared for, they treated me like trash, and even stooped as low as insulting my tattoo without even seeing it. They are the opposite of "the customers always right". I will never recommend that business to anyone ever again, neither will anyone I know.

Pros: None

Cons: totally overpriced!

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This was only my second tattoo ever and I was a little nervous to get it. The people at SS Tattoo were very professional and polite. They listened to all my questions and answered them completely. My tattoo was done by Amy. She is fabulous. The tattoo was absolutely amazing and I would highly recommend her and South Side Tattoo to anyone that wants a professional looking tattoo.

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★★★★★

This was only my second tattoo ever and I was a little nervous to get it. The people at SS Tattoo were very professional and polite. They listened to all my questions and answered them completely. My tattoo was done by Amy. She is fabulous. The tattoo was absolutely amazing and I would highly recommend her and South Side Tattoo to anyone that wants a professional looking tattoo.

Pros: Talented Artists...Very Knowledgeable...Clean Atmosphere

Cons: none

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Me and my friend went in to south side tattoo cuz she wanted a tatt apt made and the guys there were very nice. They made us feel welcome and were very helpful. I decided to get my nipples pierced and dan ended up being the one to do it. At first I was pretty nervous, but he made me feel pretty comfortable and did them perfectly. Hurt like hell!!! ...That was expected. I don't have any tatt's from S.Side but my best friend does and they look really good. Next tattoo i get will probably be from this place. Their pretty damn good... and their not shady weirdo's like at other tatt shops... their friendly and good at what they do. My two tatt's are from angry moon... and i don't like em nearly as much as my friends tatt's... Plus it's a much better atmosphere at south side. < not a bunch of shade ba lls. So if ur looking to get a piercing or tatt i would get it done at this place =)

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★★★★★

Me and my friend went in to south side tattoo cuz she wanted a tatt apt made and the guys there were very nice. They made us feel welcome and were very helpful. I decided to get my nipples pierced and dan ended up being the one to do it. At first I was pretty nervous, but he made me feel pretty comfortable and did them perfectly. Hurt like hell!!! ...That was expected. I don't have any tatt's from S.Side but my best friend does and they look really good. Next tattoo i get will probably be from this place. Their pretty damn good... and their not shady weirdo's like at other tatt shops... their friendly and good at what they do. My two tatt's are from angry moon... and i don't like em nearly as much as my friends tatt's... Plus it's a much better atmosphere at south side. < not a bunch of shade ba lls. So if ur looking to get a piercing or tatt i would get it done at this place =)

Pros: Friendly, professional, clean.

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Mike tattooed me many times and Dan Nipple piercing me both did a very good job will go back for more.

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★★★★★

Mike tattooed me many times and Dan Nipple piercing me both did a very good job will go back for more.

Pros: very good job and good service

Cons: none

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I got my navel pierced, and I was very impressed. Kristin did the piercing, and did a great job. I let her know that I get a little scared with needles, and she made me feel very confortable. I will definitely recommend this shop to everyone I know.

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★★★★★

I got my navel pierced, and I was very impressed. Kristin did the piercing, and did a great job. I let her know that I get a little scared with needles, and she made me feel very confortable. I will definitely recommend this shop to everyone I know.

Pros: Service and quality

Cons: None

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When I asked some very basic questions about the cleanliness of their shop, the man on the phone was not able to tell me how often they spore tested their autoclave. He kept stating that they had been in business for 13 years and that they had never had an incident....that's all well and good, but he should have known how often the autoclave was cleaned and should not have acted like it was an inconvenience to answer my questions.

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★☆☆☆☆

When I asked some very basic questions about the cleanliness of their shop, the man on the phone was not able to tell me how often they spore tested their autoclave. He kept stating that they had been in business for 13 years and that they had never had an incident....that's all well and good, but he should have known how often the autoclave was cleaned and should not have acted like it was an inconvenience to answer my questions.

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I got my 3rd tattoo from Mike on Tuesday - he did my first two. When I made my appointment I didn't provide very good examples & am not always the best at explaining what I want. I spoke with the receptionist who communicated my ideas to Mike.

When I arrived on Tuesday a design was drawn that wasn't my style. I asked to speak with Mike and the receptionist appeared offended that I didn't trust what he communicated to Mike. He advised me that he told Mike what I told him. I'm sure that's true, but it's not even about him! And what I wanted is going to be on my body forever.

Mike finally spoke with me face to face and I explained to him that when I made the appointment I just got off work and did not have the best examples with me. I explained further what I wanted and showed better examples. I am also open to their advice because they are excellent artists and definitely know what they are talking about.

Mike redrew the design which I liked much better. I got it on my right inner arm above wrist. And if I decide on a 4th, which I likely will, I will only go to South Side.

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★★★★★

I got my 3rd tattoo from Mike on Tuesday - he did my first two. When I made my appointment I didn't provide very good examples & am not always the best at explaining what I want. I spoke with the receptionist who communicated my ideas to Mike.

When I arrived on Tuesday a design was drawn that wasn't my style. I asked to speak with Mike and the receptionist appeared offended that I didn't trust what he communicated to Mike. He advised me that he told Mike what I told him. I'm sure that's true, but it's not even about him! And what I wanted is going to be on my body forever.

Mike finally spoke with me face to face and I explained to him that when I made the appointment I just got off work and did not have the best examples with me. I explained further what I wanted and showed better examples. I am also open to their advice because they are excellent artists and definitely know what they are talking about.

Mike redrew the design which I liked much better. I got it on my right inner arm above wrist. And if I decide on a 4th, which I likely will, I will only go to South Side.

Pros: EXCELLENCE

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I had my first tattoo done at South Side Tattoo and it was a great experience. I had such high hopes for how it would turn out that I knew it wouldn't be what I expected. Well, it wasn't--it was even better! Mike did mine and I'm very glad he did. Not only does it look great, but he made me feel comfortable, made enjoyable conversation, and also was very professional and helpful. I can't praise him or the place enough.

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★★★★★

I had my first tattoo done at South Side Tattoo and it was a great experience. I had such high hopes for how it would turn out that I knew it wouldn't be what I expected. Well, it wasn't--it was even better! Mike did mine and I'm very glad he did. Not only does it look great, but he made me feel comfortable, made enjoyable conversation, and also was very professional and helpful. I can't praise him or the place enough.

Pros: Skill, atmosphere, professional treatment

Cons: Wait time, price

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I went to SS about almost a week ago to get my lip pierced, and I thought that they had a very neat place of business along with GREAT personalities!! I would recommend them to anyone getting a tattoo or a piercing!!

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★★★★★

I went to SS about almost a week ago to get my lip pierced, and I thought that they had a very neat place of business along with GREAT personalities!! I would recommend them to anyone getting a tattoo or a piercing!!

Pros: VERY good people and service

Cons: None at all to me

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Im a pittsburgh native but i started getting tattoos mostly when i was in the navy overseas. When i moved back home i needed a place to get ink. A friend recomended south side tattoo. 7 years and 7 tats later and im still down with them. its always a good time when i go. Joe's my artsist and he's the man. Very talented and very down to earth. Go and you wont be disappointed.

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★★★★★

Im a pittsburgh native but i started getting tattoos mostly when i was in the navy overseas. When i moved back home i needed a place to get ink. A friend recomended south side tattoo. 7 years and 7 tats later and im still down with them. its always a good time when i go. Joe's my artsist and he's the man. Very talented and very down to earth. Go and you wont be disappointed.

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I went to get a tattoo covered up. Had great service the few times I came here before. Not so much this time! I went on a Friday night and waited for 2 hours. I stepped outside for 20 min and told the ppl before me I was going outside in case the guy, Greg, asked. I came back in and A HALF HOUR LATER AFTER I APPROACHED HIM, Greg said he thought I had left and that I would have to come back. So I wasted my Friday night. I go back in Saturday morning and get seen pretty quickly. They draw up the bear paw that is supposed to cover my existing tattoo. Veronica comes out and says the tattoo I want is too big and will look goofy but I really want a bear paw. I suggest a different shape and she suggests maybe 2 paws will look good and I say GREAT! So then Mike, who is going to do my tattoo, comes out with a drawing of one paw? Re-shaped so it will fit but not be too big. Which is what I originally wanted. So we go down. He is blasting heavy metal (which makes me want to turn around and bash his face in halfway through his tattooing). Anyhow, when he sticks the imprint on my back, it looks a little off to me but I can't place why. He says that the chin of the wolf (my old tattoo) is sticking out the bottom, so he had to "go down further". What that ends up meaning is that instead of re-drawing the tattoo or adjusting it or even starting the tattoo down further, he tattooed a random BUMP on the bottom of the bear paw to cover ONLY the chin! I looked briefly before leaving and left (in pain) but when I noticed it at home, I FREAKED. I called about getting this fixed & the guy who answered the phone COULDNT EVEN REITERATE TO MIKE WHAT MY PROBLEM WAS WORD FOR WORD. He told Mike I wanted it to look LESS like a bear paw? I asked to talk to Veronica, and called another day and left her a message - no dice. YOU WERE BETTER WITHOUT THE BOYS, SS TATTOO. PS: Don't let em give you runaround about making an appt - there's a $50 deposit - PAY IT & MAKE ONE!

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★☆☆☆☆

I went to get a tattoo covered up. Had great service the few times I came here before. Not so much this time! I went on a Friday night and waited for 2 hours. I stepped outside for 20 min and told the ppl before me I was going outside in case the guy, Greg, asked. I came back in and A HALF HOUR LATER AFTER I APPROACHED HIM, Greg said he thought I had left and that I would have to come back. So I wasted my Friday night. I go back in Saturday morning and get seen pretty quickly. They draw up the bear paw that is supposed to cover my existing tattoo. Veronica comes out and says the tattoo I want is too big and will look goofy but I really want a bear paw. I suggest a different shape and she suggests maybe 2 paws will look good and I say GREAT! So then Mike, who is going to do my tattoo, comes out with a drawing of one paw? Re-shaped so it will fit but not be too big. Which is what I originally wanted. So we go down. He is blasting heavy metal (which makes me want to turn around and bash his face in halfway through his tattooing). Anyhow, when he sticks the imprint on my back, it looks a little off to me but I can't place why. He says that the chin of the wolf (my old tattoo) is sticking out the bottom, so he had to "go down further". What that ends up meaning is that instead of re-drawing the tattoo or adjusting it or even starting the tattoo down further, he tattooed a random BUMP on the bottom of the bear paw to cover ONLY the chin! I looked briefly before leaving and left (in pain) but when I noticed it at home, I FREAKED. I called about getting this fixed & the guy who answered the phone COULDNT EVEN REITERATE TO MIKE WHAT MY PROBLEM WAS WORD FOR WORD. He told Mike I wanted it to look LESS like a bear paw? I asked to talk to Veronica, and called another day and left her a message - no dice. YOU WERE BETTER WITHOUT THE BOYS, SS TATTOO. PS: Don't let em give you runaround about making an appt - there's a $50 deposit - PAY IT & MAKE ONE!

Pros: The waiting room was clean and had great music going on, Veronica is hands down the best tattoo artist EVER.

Cons: No parking - horrendous wait time - they give you the runaround about everything but taking your money - the men are downright vapid - not nearly as "female friendly" as they used to be.

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I was visiting some friends in Pittsburgh, PA, when I decided it was time for me to get the nose piercing I have been wanting for a loooonng time.l My friend Lisa went to South Side Tattoo a few years ago for her nose piercing and if she trusted them, so did I. I was amazed when I walked in. Very nice atmosphere, very clean and friendly staff. I signed all the needed paperwork and waited. My friend Becky had a lsybug added onto her tattoo by Veronica Ray and I have to say if I ever get a tattoo, I'll go to Veronica Ray at South SIde Tattoo!! Jewels did my piercing and, yeah it hurt for a moment, but taht was all. She did a great job telling me how to care for it! Although I live in Ohio, I think whenever I want a piercing or tattoo, I'll have to visit good 'ol Pittsburgh, PA and go to South Side Tattoo!! Pretty good prices too!!

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★★★★★

I was visiting some friends in Pittsburgh, PA, when I decided it was time for me to get the nose piercing I have been wanting for a loooonng time.l My friend Lisa went to South Side Tattoo a few years ago for her nose piercing and if she trusted them, so did I. I was amazed when I walked in. Very nice atmosphere, very clean and friendly staff. I signed all the needed paperwork and waited. My friend Becky had a lsybug added onto her tattoo by Veronica Ray and I have to say if I ever get a tattoo, I'll go to Veronica Ray at South SIde Tattoo!! Jewels did my piercing and, yeah it hurt for a moment, but taht was all. She did a great job telling me how to care for it! Although I live in Ohio, I think whenever I want a piercing or tattoo, I'll have to visit good 'ol Pittsburgh, PA and go to South Side Tattoo!! Pretty good prices too!!

Pros: The best by far!!

Cons: There may be a wait, but it well worth it!!!

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i have been going to southside tattoo for the past 9 years now, started with piercings and now just tattoos, so far i have 4 from Amy and yeah she is an awesome artist, I made a big deal out of my first tattoo on how much it would hurt and she kept me calm and relaxed. I'm def going back this year for my 5th. I highly recommend to anyone and especially if they will be getting their first tattoo because after one you'll wanna get more.

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★★★★★

i have been going to southside tattoo for the past 9 years now, started with piercings and now just tattoos, so far i have 4 from Amy and yeah she is an awesome artist, I made a big deal out of my first tattoo on how much it would hurt and she kept me calm and relaxed. I'm def going back this year for my 5th. I highly recommend to anyone and especially if they will be getting their first tattoo because after one you'll wanna get more.

Pros: doesn't cost alot and you can always parking aorund the shop.

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I JUST WENT ON VACATION TO PITTSBURGE, PA AND I WANTED TO GET A TATTOO SO WE WENT IN A FEW PLACES I DIDN'T LIKE THE FIRST 2 PLACES BUT THE THIRD PLACE WAS A CHARM IT WAS SOUTH SIDE TATTOO AND BODY PIERCING, AND I LOVED HOW NICE THE PLACE WAS I FOUND A GREAT TATTOO OF A DOVE, CROSS AND HEART AND GOT MY STEP-DAD'S NAME AND DEATH DATE I JUST WANTED TO SAY THANKS TO "AMY" YOUR THE BEST I LOVE IT. IT HAS ALOT OF SPECIAL MEANING BECAUSE I WAS FOLLOWING HIM HOME THE NIGHT HE WREACKED AND WENT HOME TO BE WITH JESUS. MY MOM AND I RELEASED THE DOVES AT HIS FUENERAL BECAUSE THE DOVE CARRY'S HIS SPIRIT TO JESUS. ANYWAY............ I JUST WANTED TO SAY THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR BEING PART OF THIS SPECIAL MEMORY "AMY AUSIELLO" YOUR THE BEST. I'LL BE BACK TO LET YOU DO MY NEXT TATTOO
LOVE YOUR SISTER IN CHRIST,
DONNA RIDDLE
FROM: ALABAMA

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★★★★★

I JUST WENT ON VACATION TO PITTSBURGE, PA AND I WANTED TO GET A TATTOO SO WE WENT IN A FEW PLACES I DIDN'T LIKE THE FIRST 2 PLACES BUT THE THIRD PLACE WAS A CHARM IT WAS SOUTH SIDE TATTOO AND BODY PIERCING, AND I LOVED HOW NICE THE PLACE WAS I FOUND A GREAT TATTOO OF A DOVE, CROSS AND HEART AND GOT MY STEP-DAD'S NAME AND DEATH DATE I JUST WANTED TO SAY THANKS TO "AMY" YOUR THE BEST I LOVE IT. IT HAS ALOT OF SPECIAL MEANING BECAUSE I WAS FOLLOWING HIM HOME THE NIGHT HE WREACKED AND WENT HOME TO BE WITH JESUS. MY MOM AND I RELEASED THE DOVES AT HIS FUENERAL BECAUSE THE DOVE CARRY'S HIS SPIRIT TO JESUS. ANYWAY............ I JUST WANTED TO SAY THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR BEING PART OF THIS SPECIAL MEMORY "AMY AUSIELLO" YOUR THE BEST. I'LL BE BACK TO LET YOU DO MY NEXT TATTOO
LOVE YOUR SISTER IN CHRIST,
DONNA RIDDLE
FROM: ALABAMA

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I had Shayla do my navel piercing. I am terrified of needles but she made me feel alright. With her tips on healing and how to take care of it...I don't think I will ever get tired of my beautiful new addition!!! I am planning to return for my 2nd and 3rd tattoos. Also they have a nice selection of jewelry, for all types of pericings. I'm addicted to this place!!! go and seeeeeeee :)

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★★★★★

I had Shayla do my navel piercing. I am terrified of needles but she made me feel alright. With her tips on healing and how to take care of it...I don't think I will ever get tired of my beautiful new addition!!! I am planning to return for my 2nd and 3rd tattoos. Also they have a nice selection of jewelry, for all types of pericings. I'm addicted to this place!!! go and seeeeeeee :)

Pros: Inexpensive, Great Staff, Clean

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i have six tattoos and i had veronica do all six and would never have another person do any of mine ever. I am actually going to have my seventh one done soon and of course i am going to south side tattoo to see veronica

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★★★★★

i have six tattoos and i had veronica do all six and would never have another person do any of mine ever. I am actually going to have my seventh one done soon and of course i am going to south side tattoo to see veronica

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I went to south side tattoo to inquire about a tattoo and the staff was very friendly and helpful...thanks guys!

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★★★★★

I went to south side tattoo to inquire about a tattoo and the staff was very friendly and helpful...thanks guys!

Pros: Friendly staff

 

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