Paris Tattoos

★★★★★
  • 1820 South Blvd

    Charlotte, NC 28203

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  • 704-910-1929

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This place is filled with amazing talent but it is RACIST. My boyfriend and I waited for well over an hour on the couch as people walked by. Fine, we had nothing else to do. After an hour a white woman came in and sat down and waited to be seen. she had come for the same reason we did, to simply talk about the possibility of getting a tattoo and pricing. She had no appointment, she was not a former customer. Within ten minutes an artist came to her side and began discussing the tattoo with her. No one had once looked our way in the hour we had been there. To some it may not seem like much but to others - you already know. My boyfriend and I wasted time, energy and gas money to give them money and admire their work but if we're not good enough we will put it to better use. I'm tempted to get a nice "Screw you too" tatted on my forehead but their not worth it.

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This place is filled with amazing talent but it is RACIST. My boyfriend and I waited for well over an hour on the couch as people walked by. Fine, we had nothing else to do. After an hour a white woman came in and sat down and waited to be seen. she had come for the same reason we did, to simply talk about the possibility of getting a tattoo and pricing. She had no appointment, she was not a former customer. Within ten minutes an artist came to her side and began discussing the tattoo with her. No one had once looked our way in the hour we had been there. To some it may not seem like much but to others - you already know. My boyfriend and I wasted time, energy and gas money to give them money and admire their work but if we're not good enough we will put it to better use. I'm tempted to get a nice "Screw you too" tatted on my forehead but their not worth it.

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These are outrageous accusations, We have a gay African American man working as our receptionist and have a Mexican man working as a tattoo artist and two Caucasian American men also as Tattoo artists and also two European artists. This is complete fabrication and slander coming from a competitor trying to damage Paris Tattoos. Our staff are all very friendly and if you look at our reviews Racism has never been an issue nor the lack of attention in the studio. This is a preposterous allegation intentionally planted here to damage our reputation and hurt the business Paris Tattoos has won people choice awards for customer service and exceptional artwork. Whoever did this is causing trouble on purpose, there are a lot of jealous competitors in the region. Screw You Too
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My review is for my tattoo artist: Robert McCollum\r
He is absolutely AMAZING.\r
He is meticulous, a perfectionist, has an excellent attention to detail, and does gorgeous line work and is very consistent. Very clean artwork and very

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My review is for my tattoo artist: Robert McCollum\r
He is absolutely AMAZING.\r
He is meticulous, a perfectionist, has an excellent attention to detail, and does gorgeous line work and is very consistent. Very clean artwork and very

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I just finished the first session for my second tattoo with Paris Pierides; owner of Paris Tattoos. It is better than the first sleeve and I thought that was pretty impressive. I have even gotten compliments on Paris's work through the saniderm!
Just because a studio has been in town the longest, is bigger, has more artists, or advertises more doesn't make it the best in town. I checked out most of the tattoo studios in Charlotte and I found none better than Paris Tattoos. Paris and his staff are knowledgeable, work with you, and are excellent artists. They take pride in their work, care about your satisfaction and the aftercare of your tattoo.
Paris has such great vision and sense of placement, proportion, and symmetry. He has the ability to take what you want and adapt it to your skin and body shape. It is one thing to draw something on a piece of paper, but takes great skill to transfer that art to your skin.
I am proud to wear Paris's work and enjoy going to his studio. Whether you are getting your first tattoo or your tenth, if Paris Tattoos can't make you happy, no one can. Check them out!

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★★★★★

I just finished the first session for my second tattoo with Paris Pierides; owner of Paris Tattoos. It is better than the first sleeve and I thought that was pretty impressive. I have even gotten compliments on Paris's work through the saniderm!
Just because a studio has been in town the longest, is bigger, has more artists, or advertises more doesn't make it the best in town. I checked out most of the tattoo studios in Charlotte and I found none better than Paris Tattoos. Paris and his staff are knowledgeable, work with you, and are excellent artists. They take pride in their work, care about your satisfaction and the aftercare of your tattoo.
Paris has such great vision and sense of placement, proportion, and symmetry. He has the ability to take what you want and adapt it to your skin and body shape. It is one thing to draw something on a piece of paper, but takes great skill to transfer that art to your skin.
I am proud to wear Paris's work and enjoy going to his studio. Whether you are getting your first tattoo or your tenth, if Paris Tattoos can't make you happy, no one can. Check them out!

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I just finished the first session for my second tattoo with Paris Pierides; owner of Paris Tattoos. It is better than the first sleeve and I thought that was pretty impressive. I have even gotten compliments on Paris's work through the

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I just finished the first session for my second tattoo with Paris Pierides; owner of Paris Tattoos. It is better than the first sleeve and I thought that was pretty impressive. I have even gotten compliments on Paris's work through the

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I have been tattooed by Paris 3 times and each time has been a wonderful experience.

Paris is the only tattoo artist that will ever tattoo me again!
Each tattoo Paris has done for me has exceeded my expectations and I look forward to getting more work done by him in the future.

Plus, the shop is incredibly clean and the Paris Tattoo Staff are some of the nicest people I know :).

Just a wonderful experience overall. 10 out of 10!

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I have been tattooed by Paris 3 times and each time has been a wonderful experience.

Paris is the only tattoo artist that will ever tattoo me again!
Each tattoo Paris has done for me has exceeded my expectations and I look forward to getting more work done by him in the future.

Plus, the shop is incredibly clean and the Paris Tattoo Staff are some of the nicest people I know :).

Just a wonderful experience overall. 10 out of 10!

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I have been tattooed by Paris 3 times and each time has been a wonderful experience. \r
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Paris is the only tattoo artist that will ever tattoo me again!\r
Each tattoo Paris has done for me has exceeded my expectations and I look forward

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I have been tattooed by Paris 3 times and each time has been a wonderful experience. \r
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Paris is the only tattoo artist that will ever tattoo me again!\r
Each tattoo Paris has done for me has exceeded my expectations and I look forward

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Outstanding Artist and the Nicest Person!

I went to Paris to add white to an already existing tattoo that I had done while living in CT. Now that I moved to NC I had to have someone else do this. When I walked in, I did not think that Paris would work on me seeing all the awards he earned, magazine articles written about him and the high caliber of his art in general. (when I have talked to other artists in CT. with this same talent, they had a lot of attitude and would not even bother to tattoo me! ). First thing I noticed was how humble Paris is and the integrity of his work as well as the respect he has for other artists. He was careful to make sure that I was truly from CT and in this predicament because he does not work on other artists' tattoos. While working on the tattoo, he said positive things about the original artist and even mentioned how Charlotte has good tattoo artists as well. I saw his canvas work and pictures of original tattoos he has done and they are both beautiful. Paris treats you as his canvas and his tattoos as any other original work of art done on canvas. He does beautiful, beautiful work and is the nicest guy. They are all nice. He only asks that you take care of the work done so that it will last a long time and that you will be happy.

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Outstanding Artist and the Nicest Person!

I went to Paris to add white to an already existing tattoo that I had done while living in CT. Now that I moved to NC I had to have someone else do this. When I walked in, I did not think that Paris would work on me seeing all the awards he earned, magazine articles written about him and the high caliber of his art in general. (when I have talked to other artists in CT. with this same talent, they had a lot of attitude and would not even bother to tattoo me! ). First thing I noticed was how humble Paris is and the integrity of his work as well as the respect he has for other artists. He was careful to make sure that I was truly from CT and in this predicament because he does not work on other artists' tattoos. While working on the tattoo, he said positive things about the original artist and even mentioned how Charlotte has good tattoo artists as well. I saw his canvas work and pictures of original tattoos he has done and they are both beautiful. Paris treats you as his canvas and his tattoos as any other original work of art done on canvas. He does beautiful, beautiful work and is the nicest guy. They are all nice. He only asks that you take care of the work done so that it will last a long time and that you will be happy.

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I went to Paris to add white to an already existing tattoo that I had done while living in CT. Now that I moved to NC I had to have someone else do this. When I walked in, I did not think that Paris would work on me seeing all the awards

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I went to Paris to add white to an already existing tattoo that I had done while living in CT. Now that I moved to NC I had to have someone else do this. When I walked in, I did not think that Paris would work on me seeing all the awards

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Paris tattooed me in 2011, creating a stunning custom design just as I had imagined it. The tattoo was both a 40th birthday gift to myself and a celebration of my family, represented in a floral vine with German script. His artwork is stunning, his studio is peaceful and welcoming, his wife is charming and gracious. I felt completely comfortable and at ease during my appointments with him. At the end of my appointment, Paris said, "this tattoo will change your life." He was right! I've since gotten another very small tattoo done by one of his staff~ again, the studio cannot be matched. Highly, highly recommend. I get complements and comments routinely, and even have had someone ask, "did Paris do your tattoo?" Yes! Thank you Paris!!

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Paris tattooed me in 2011, creating a stunning custom design just as I had imagined it. The tattoo was both a 40th birthday gift to myself and a celebration of my family, represented in a floral vine with German script. His artwork is stunning, his studio is peaceful and welcoming, his wife is charming and gracious. I felt completely comfortable and at ease during my appointments with him. At the end of my appointment, Paris said, "this tattoo will change your life." He was right! I've since gotten another very small tattoo done by one of his staff~ again, the studio cannot be matched. Highly, highly recommend. I get complements and comments routinely, and even have had someone ask, "did Paris do your tattoo?" Yes! Thank you Paris!!

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I did a lot of research before getting my first tattoo, reading a lot of reviews and looking through portfolios of numerous artists. I quickly realized that to get a tattoo of the quality that I desired, I was going to have to look for an artist that was not currently in my location. Having never been through this process before, I was admittedly a bit apprehensive and didn't know quite what to expect. I arranged a consultation with Paris and it was one of the best decisions of my life and I have not regretted it one bit. Paris was also very willing to discuss ideas over the phone and email since I am out of town.

Visiting his studio is nothing short of amazing. It is not your average tattoo studio. In fact, it is like walking into a small museum with the collection of artwork and artifacts he has displayed in his studio. Paris was very comforting and reassuring during the whole process. He listened to my ideas and was sure to tell me what part of my initial ideas would not be conducive to a great tattoo. He also had several wonderful suggestions throughout the process that I had never thought of that took the original ideas that I had and really brought them to life. I left the day of my consultation knowing that I had made the right choice in artist.

His wife, Alexandra, as well as the rest of the staff have always been very kind and polite whether I was talking to them on the phone or actually present in the studio. Being a teacher, I am not your average client and I can honestly say that Paris and his staff are a joy to work with. True, there are some styles that Paris does not prefer to work on but that is because he wants to ensure that he gives you a quality piece of work that both he and you are satisfied with. He refuses to put out half-assed work out of respect to you, his client. In my case, we agreed that the style that I was looking for would result in a tattoo that he would be inspired by and we would both be proud of.

I was also a witness to another example of his integrity as an artist and person. While he was working on my piece, someone underage inquired about his services and he politely told them that he could not even consider working with them but that they were welcome to contact him when they were of legal age.

The design that I settled on was quite large and involved, and required multiple sessions to complete. It ended up being three sessions, but only because I tapped out in the second session. Throughout each session Paris was always very kind and reassuring, helping me through the process. He had no problem and was very understanding when I realized that I was not going to make it through the second session. He engages in wonderful conversation throughout the process but is also content to work in silence if that is what you prefer.

I went into the process thinking that this was going to be my one and only tattoo but (as usually happens) I have decided to add some extra elements to the design. I will never let anyone but Paris tattoo me as I am that confident in his abilities. He is a world class artist and I'm lucky that I was able to find someone of his caliber within driving distance of my home. A four hour drive for something that is going to be on my body for the rest of my life is a no-brainer to me.

I am more than happy with my decision and I am proud to say that I am able to carry a piece of artwork on my body from Paris for the rest of my life. Do your research, but I can guarantee that if you choose Paris or any of his staff to complete your work, you will not be disappointed!

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★★★★★

I did a lot of research before getting my first tattoo, reading a lot of reviews and looking through portfolios of numerous artists. I quickly realized that to get a tattoo of the quality that I desired, I was going to have to look for an artist that was not currently in my location. Having never been through this process before, I was admittedly a bit apprehensive and didn't know quite what to expect. I arranged a consultation with Paris and it was one of the best decisions of my life and I have not regretted it one bit. Paris was also very willing to discuss ideas over the phone and email since I am out of town.

Visiting his studio is nothing short of amazing. It is not your average tattoo studio. In fact, it is like walking into a small museum with the collection of artwork and artifacts he has displayed in his studio. Paris was very comforting and reassuring during the whole process. He listened to my ideas and was sure to tell me what part of my initial ideas would not be conducive to a great tattoo. He also had several wonderful suggestions throughout the process that I had never thought of that took the original ideas that I had and really brought them to life. I left the day of my consultation knowing that I had made the right choice in artist.

His wife, Alexandra, as well as the rest of the staff have always been very kind and polite whether I was talking to them on the phone or actually present in the studio. Being a teacher, I am not your average client and I can honestly say that Paris and his staff are a joy to work with. True, there are some styles that Paris does not prefer to work on but that is because he wants to ensure that he gives you a quality piece of work that both he and you are satisfied with. He refuses to put out half-assed work out of respect to you, his client. In my case, we agreed that the style that I was looking for would result in a tattoo that he would be inspired by and we would both be proud of.

I was also a witness to another example of his integrity as an artist and person. While he was working on my piece, someone underage inquired about his services and he politely told them that he could not even consider working with them but that they were welcome to contact him when they were of legal age.

The design that I settled on was quite large and involved, and required multiple sessions to complete. It ended up being three sessions, but only because I tapped out in the second session. Throughout each session Paris was always very kind and reassuring, helping me through the process. He had no problem and was very understanding when I realized that I was not going to make it through the second session. He engages in wonderful conversation throughout the process but is also content to work in silence if that is what you prefer.

I went into the process thinking that this was going to be my one and only tattoo but (as usually happens) I have decided to add some extra elements to the design. I will never let anyone but Paris tattoo me as I am that confident in his abilities. He is a world class artist and I'm lucky that I was able to find someone of his caliber within driving distance of my home. A four hour drive for something that is going to be on my body for the rest of my life is a no-brainer to me.

I am more than happy with my decision and I am proud to say that I am able to carry a piece of artwork on my body from Paris for the rest of my life. Do your research, but I can guarantee that if you choose Paris or any of his staff to complete your work, you will not be disappointed!

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My experience at Paris Tattoos was a pleasant one. I came in to get a tattoo and the services was excellent! After my consultation I came back to get my tattoo and Paris was very professional, didn't take long to draw up the image that I wanted! After my first session he gave me specific instructions on how to care for my tattoo, which I think is key to having a beautiful piece. When I arrived home, family and friends complemented me on my tattoo. My wife said she liked it so much that she went in and got one also. I will recommend anyone to Paris Tattoos, they are very friendly people and always make you feel welcome! Give them a try you won't be disappointed!!

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My experience at Paris Tattoos was a pleasant one. I came in to get a tattoo and the services was excellent! After my consultation I came back to get my tattoo and Paris was very professional, didn't take long to draw up the image that I wanted! After my first session he gave me specific instructions on how to care for my tattoo, which I think is key to having a beautiful piece. When I arrived home, family and friends complemented me on my tattoo. My wife said she liked it so much that she went in and got one also. I will recommend anyone to Paris Tattoos, they are very friendly people and always make you feel welcome! Give them a try you won't be disappointed!!

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Its hard to put into words how to describe Paris at Paris Tattoos. Professional? Absolutely. Clean and Sanitary? Of course. But what about the talent? Bar none, the best in Charlotte. Period. Im not going to let just anybody put ink on my body. I have a few tattoos already and was use to quality work. My first 2, I searched far and wide while in San Francisco, and finally decided on the famous Lyle Tuttle studios. But now I live in Charlotte and I was looking for that right someone to do a sleeve for me. Now dont get me wrong, there are several top-notch artists in Charlotte doing good work, but nothing really special. Thats is until I saw some of Pariss work on a friend. Amazing and in Awe was the only way I could describe it. I had found The one. It wasnt that I Had to have work done by Paris. I Must! His artistic vision, talent, and experience are truly inspiring. The subtle nuance and flair are impeccable. He has done image rendering and free-hand on meso far. To say Im satisfied is an understatement. Ive finally just said, Do what you do. I have totally faith and trust in your abilities. Im turning the whole design and process over to you. Do what you do best. Create. So here is my final statement. Youd be a fool not to have your work done by Paris. It isnt just ink, its art.

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★★★★★

Its hard to put into words how to describe Paris at Paris Tattoos. Professional? Absolutely. Clean and Sanitary? Of course. But what about the talent? Bar none, the best in Charlotte. Period. Im not going to let just anybody put ink on my body. I have a few tattoos already and was use to quality work. My first 2, I searched far and wide while in San Francisco, and finally decided on the famous Lyle Tuttle studios. But now I live in Charlotte and I was looking for that right someone to do a sleeve for me. Now dont get me wrong, there are several top-notch artists in Charlotte doing good work, but nothing really special. Thats is until I saw some of Pariss work on a friend. Amazing and in Awe was the only way I could describe it. I had found The one. It wasnt that I Had to have work done by Paris. I Must! His artistic vision, talent, and experience are truly inspiring. The subtle nuance and flair are impeccable. He has done image rendering and free-hand on meso far. To say Im satisfied is an understatement. Ive finally just said, Do what you do. I have totally faith and trust in your abilities. Im turning the whole design and process over to you. Do what you do best. Create. So here is my final statement. Youd be a fool not to have your work done by Paris. It isnt just ink, its art.

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Its hard to put into words how to describe Paris at Paris Tattoos. Professional? Absolutely. Clean and Sanitary? Of course. But what about the talent? Bar none, the best in Charlotte. Period. Im not going to let just anybody put

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Its hard to put into words how to describe Paris at Paris Tattoos. Professional? Absolutely. Clean and Sanitary? Of course. But what about the talent? Bar none, the best in Charlotte. Period. Im not going to let just anybody put

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I have been working with Paris on two half sleeves, my right and left arm. He has done an amazing job!! I love his professionalism and work ethics. He takes his work very seriously and that is what makes him the best!!! I truly would not allow and trust anyone else to do the work he has done for me. I am looking forward to going back in June!!!

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I have been working with Paris on two half sleeves, my right and left arm. He has done an amazing job!! I love his professionalism and work ethics. He takes his work very seriously and that is what makes him the best!!! I truly would not allow and trust anyone else to do the work he has done for me. I am looking forward to going back in June!!!

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I've been getting tattoos for many years and I've met many excellent people and I've seen many prominent tattoo shops, but all of them pale in comparison to Paris Tattoos. After moving back to Charlotte from San Francisco (where there are many great tattoo shops and artist) I was longing to find just the right place, with the right heart and passion to begin doing more work. I looked high and low for about 3 years. I took my time because I knew when I found the right place and the right person, I would know it in my heart.

The day I walked into Paris Tattoos I was blown away. It wasn't like anything I had ever seen before. It wasn't a hole in the wall where you pick out something hanging on the wall and have it inked on your body. It was the opposite! It was an experience. The moment you walk into Paris Tattoos you are confronted with the beauty of the experience. You can feel the passion and see the passion in the portfolios of the artists Paris has on staff. You can feel the passion of each person working in the shop. Paris is the leader of passion because he is full of passion.

You can tell each artist was hand picked by a leader who understands that tattooing is more than just putting on ink in order to get to the money. Paris Tattoos is about relationships and connections. Paris Tattoos is about the journey. You are made to feel comfortable the moment you meet Paris. Paris cares not only about your story and ideas, but works with you on the image until it is the perfect art and story to put on your human canvas forever.

The shop is clean, professional and upscale. His wife Alexandra is a joy to work with and cares for you from the moment you walk in. The after care is unmatched. Not only do they send you home with a plan of aftercare, they follow up by email, Facebook and then have you return in a few days to take a look at the work to make sure all is healing perfect. If you are looking to get some ink, then you don't need to look any further than Paris Tattoos. You will not regret it. I'm a customer for life.

Steve Wright

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★★★★★

I've been getting tattoos for many years and I've met many excellent people and I've seen many prominent tattoo shops, but all of them pale in comparison to Paris Tattoos. After moving back to Charlotte from San Francisco (where there are many great tattoo shops and artist) I was longing to find just the right place, with the right heart and passion to begin doing more work. I looked high and low for about 3 years. I took my time because I knew when I found the right place and the right person, I would know it in my heart.

The day I walked into Paris Tattoos I was blown away. It wasn't like anything I had ever seen before. It wasn't a hole in the wall where you pick out something hanging on the wall and have it inked on your body. It was the opposite! It was an experience. The moment you walk into Paris Tattoos you are confronted with the beauty of the experience. You can feel the passion and see the passion in the portfolios of the artists Paris has on staff. You can feel the passion of each person working in the shop. Paris is the leader of passion because he is full of passion.

You can tell each artist was hand picked by a leader who understands that tattooing is more than just putting on ink in order to get to the money. Paris Tattoos is about relationships and connections. Paris Tattoos is about the journey. You are made to feel comfortable the moment you meet Paris. Paris cares not only about your story and ideas, but works with you on the image until it is the perfect art and story to put on your human canvas forever.

The shop is clean, professional and upscale. His wife Alexandra is a joy to work with and cares for you from the moment you walk in. The after care is unmatched. Not only do they send you home with a plan of aftercare, they follow up by email, Facebook and then have you return in a few days to take a look at the work to make sure all is healing perfect. If you are looking to get some ink, then you don't need to look any further than Paris Tattoos. You will not regret it. I'm a customer for life.

Steve Wright

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I've been getting tattoos for many years and I've met many excellent people and I've seen many prominent tattoo shops, but all of them pale in comparison to Paris Tattoos. After moving back to Charlotte from San Francisco (where there are

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I've been getting tattoos for many years and I've met many excellent people and I've seen many prominent tattoo shops, but all of them pale in comparison to Paris Tattoos. After moving back to Charlotte from San Francisco (where there are

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This was not my first tattoo experience BUT it was my first with this level of talent!

I have several tattoos (two in the Charlotte area) and have always liked how they turned out but never had that "wow i LOVE this!" feeling. One such tattoo i was having covered because i love the meaning of the tattoo but the colors were done wrong by the artist and i always felt like it looked like a little kid colored it in. I am having that tattoo put elsewhere but decided to have the first one covered so i could get it the way I envisioned it.

All my tattoos are smaller and this was my first larger piece.....I was VERY apprehensive about the size and committing to such a large piece...But after sitting with Paris and him showing me details and size I felt very comfortable with his opinion. Now I look at it and I'm glad i made the decisions I did because smaller it just wouldn't show how beautiful it is.

I'm amazed it his level of talent and detail he does in his work....My tattoo looks like a photograph and I can't believe for once I have this beautiful piece of art! I've never been to a place that switched needles and used about 4-5 shades or red and even black! He creates this depth to the pictures that makes them seem so lifelike.

He is also very professional but listen to his suggestions because he's an expert and won't steer you wrong. he's not interested in doing something half way, he wants it to always look its best!

Nothing but beautiful work and I will not set foot in any other tattoo artists door. Even the smaller pieces I have planned for the future will be done my him.

GREAT JOB!

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★★★★★

This was not my first tattoo experience BUT it was my first with this level of talent!

I have several tattoos (two in the Charlotte area) and have always liked how they turned out but never had that "wow i LOVE this!" feeling. One such tattoo i was having covered because i love the meaning of the tattoo but the colors were done wrong by the artist and i always felt like it looked like a little kid colored it in. I am having that tattoo put elsewhere but decided to have the first one covered so i could get it the way I envisioned it.

All my tattoos are smaller and this was my first larger piece.....I was VERY apprehensive about the size and committing to such a large piece...But after sitting with Paris and him showing me details and size I felt very comfortable with his opinion. Now I look at it and I'm glad i made the decisions I did because smaller it just wouldn't show how beautiful it is.

I'm amazed it his level of talent and detail he does in his work....My tattoo looks like a photograph and I can't believe for once I have this beautiful piece of art! I've never been to a place that switched needles and used about 4-5 shades or red and even black! He creates this depth to the pictures that makes them seem so lifelike.

He is also very professional but listen to his suggestions because he's an expert and won't steer you wrong. he's not interested in doing something half way, he wants it to always look its best!

Nothing but beautiful work and I will not set foot in any other tattoo artists door. Even the smaller pieces I have planned for the future will be done my him.

GREAT JOB!

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I just recently had a tattoo done by Paris and it is by far my favorite tattoo that I have on my body. Now that it is all healed up, I can't stop looking at it and showing it off. Not only is the shop amazing but the people that work there

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I just recently had a tattoo done by Paris and it is by far my favorite tattoo that I have on my body. Now that it is all healed up, I can't stop looking at it and showing it off. Not only is the shop amazing but the people that work there

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My experience at Paris Tattoos has been AMAZING! Not having any tattoos before visiting him, I'm glad I chose Paris. I came to him with a Bio-mechanical theme for a full sleeve. We tossed around ideas and looked at pictures for references and inspiration and what I ended up with was far beyond my expectations! The colors he chose and the shading and contrast give my tattoo so much depth and realism. While it is unfinished, watching it evolve and become this vivid masterpiece that literally looks like it is a part of me is an experience in itself! His knowledge of other artists and techniques and open-mindedness is what makes him stand out from the rest. His talent and artistic diversity is why everytime I've left his studio after getting tattooed I have a smile on my face and I can't wait for my next session. Bottom line: Paris has the experience, talent and equipment to create the best custom tattoos in the area!

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★★★★★

My experience at Paris Tattoos has been AMAZING! Not having any tattoos before visiting him, I'm glad I chose Paris. I came to him with a Bio-mechanical theme for a full sleeve. We tossed around ideas and looked at pictures for references and inspiration and what I ended up with was far beyond my expectations! The colors he chose and the shading and contrast give my tattoo so much depth and realism. While it is unfinished, watching it evolve and become this vivid masterpiece that literally looks like it is a part of me is an experience in itself! His knowledge of other artists and techniques and open-mindedness is what makes him stand out from the rest. His talent and artistic diversity is why everytime I've left his studio after getting tattooed I have a smile on my face and I can't wait for my next session. Bottom line: Paris has the experience, talent and equipment to create the best custom tattoos in the area!

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If you are looking for just getting a tattoo, go somewhere else. If you are looking for a work of art, a masterpiece, then go here. Paris is a genius, a master of his craft. He took an idea I had and made it more beautiful and

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If you are looking for just getting a tattoo, go somewhere else. If you are looking for a work of art, a masterpiece, then go here. Paris is a genius, a master of his craft. He took an idea I had and made it more beautiful and

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What a GREAT experience!!! Paris and his staff are very professional, personable, and talented!!

Having many tattoos, I understand the importance of choosing a tattoo artist that can deliver a product I will be happy with forever. So I did my research. Having seen the tattoos done by EB-1 Award winning tattoo artist Paris Pierides in magazines and online, I decided to dig a little deeper into his portfolios. I was absolutely amazed!! Bright colors, black & grey, fantasy realism, portraits.....everything was impressive. I was sure I wanted Paris to do my next big piece.

When I called to make my appointment, any and all questions were answered about pricing (VERY reasonable for an award winning tattoo artist of Paris's caliber!), availability, reference material, etc. Very nice and informitive.

A week or so before my session, Paris's lovely wife and shop manager Alexandra (who does great permanent make-up, by the way) contacted me to get more details about what I was getting tattooed and where. When i reminded her that I had existing ink on the arm I wanted to get tattooed, we arranged for me to go to Paris Tattoos and take some pics and talk to Paris about which direction we needed to go. That was important to me. Even though he is a busy tattoo artist with many big projects, Paris still wanted us both to be as prepared as possible. The consultation went well. We looked at images and they sized up possible options to get what i wanted in the most artistic way possible. I felt 100% confident giving him total artistic freedom. This was also my first visit inside Paris Tattoos. Between the oversized sofas, worldly sculptures, mounted/framed pics of Paris's tattoo work and magazine features and awards....and the big flat screen TV and cool music...I felt as if I could hang out there every day in comfort. And talk about CLEAN!!! I have found that (most) tattoo shops are very clean and sanitary...as they should be. But in achieving that hospital-like sanitary cleanliness, you feel like you are in....well...a hospital!!! Paris has created a sanitary, warm, comfortable environment to wait to get tattooed as well as get your piece done. That is especially nice when you are going to be sitting through a long tattoo session.

The day of my session was a dream comes true. From 3pm till we were done was all mine. No feeling rushed because another appt was coming in. No getting talked into anything I didn??t want to save time. We got my ideas combined with Paris's expertise and artistic thought process drawn up and placed on my arm in the perfect spot to get the most detail while blending into and complimenting my existing tattoos. Once we started, Paris was very understanding and informative. Answering my questions about the Stigma Rotary machines he was using as well as the different inks and materials. They were questions he must have answered a million times. But he loves what he does. And while his body of work speaks for itself, it was great to hear the passion in his voice when he talked about his craft. To have a tattoo artist that has accomplished what Paris has (all over the world, no less) be an open book about different techniques, equipment, experiences ect. made the experience that much more special. I was asked several times if I was comfortable, if I needed a drink, and if I needed a break. Paris is very attentive to his clients. Watching the care, patience and love he puts into his tattoos made me feel like he understands that whoever he tattoos is not just a customer. They are a part of his history...and theirs! My piece was large and took a long time. Having a guy like Paris putting a piece of art that will last forever on me was a real honor.

Once my tattoo was complete, I just stood in the mirror staring at it. I could not believe how perfect it was. I couldn't be happier!! All those years admiring beautiful tattoos done by world class artists....and here I was with one Hell of a gorgeous piece of art of my own! Once we were done, Paris explained, gave me literature, and demonstrated the proper care to ensure my tattoo would heal properly. He even called and texted me the next few days after my session t o check on me and my tattoo. Paris is a GREAT tattoo artist. But everything from the shop itself, to the staff, to the cost, to the actual session, and finally the finished tattoo made the experience one I will always cherish!!

I highly recommend anyone looking to get a world class tattoo by one of the best the world has to offer look into getting their piece done by Paris Pierides at PARIS TATTOOS in Charlotte. Not only will you get a beautiful work of art....you will also get a great experience!! My particular piece was chosen on the STIGMA ROTARY Facebook page yesterday. Also, great images of my tattoo can be found on Paris Pierides's Facebook page (Joshua's first session) and in gallery at http://www.paristattoos.?. (Warrior goddess w/ samurai sword)

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What a GREAT experience!!! Paris and his staff are very professional, personable, and talented!!

Having many tattoos, I understand the importance of choosing a tattoo artist that can deliver a product I will be happy with forever. So I did my research. Having seen the tattoos done by EB-1 Award winning tattoo artist Paris Pierides in magazines and online, I decided to dig a little deeper into his portfolios. I was absolutely amazed!! Bright colors, black & grey, fantasy realism, portraits.....everything was impressive. I was sure I wanted Paris to do my next big piece.

When I called to make my appointment, any and all questions were answered about pricing (VERY reasonable for an award winning tattoo artist of Paris's caliber!), availability, reference material, etc. Very nice and informitive.

A week or so before my session, Paris's lovely wife and shop manager Alexandra (who does great permanent make-up, by the way) contacted me to get more details about what I was getting tattooed and where. When i reminded her that I had existing ink on the arm I wanted to get tattooed, we arranged for me to go to Paris Tattoos and take some pics and talk to Paris about which direction we needed to go. That was important to me. Even though he is a busy tattoo artist with many big projects, Paris still wanted us both to be as prepared as possible. The consultation went well. We looked at images and they sized up possible options to get what i wanted in the most artistic way possible. I felt 100% confident giving him total artistic freedom. This was also my first visit inside Paris Tattoos. Between the oversized sofas, worldly sculptures, mounted/framed pics of Paris's tattoo work and magazine features and awards....and the big flat screen TV and cool music...I felt as if I could hang out there every day in comfort. And talk about CLEAN!!! I have found that (most) tattoo shops are very clean and sanitary...as they should be. But in achieving that hospital-like sanitary cleanliness, you feel like you are in....well...a hospital!!! Paris has created a sanitary, warm, comfortable environment to wait to get tattooed as well as get your piece done. That is especially nice when you are going to be sitting through a long tattoo session.

The day of my session was a dream comes true. From 3pm till we were done was all mine. No feeling rushed because another appt was coming in. No getting talked into anything I didn??t want to save time. We got my ideas combined with Paris's expertise and artistic thought process drawn up and placed on my arm in the perfect spot to get the most detail while blending into and complimenting my existing tattoos. Once we started, Paris was very understanding and informative. Answering my questions about the Stigma Rotary machines he was using as well as the different inks and materials. They were questions he must have answered a million times. But he loves what he does. And while his body of work speaks for itself, it was great to hear the passion in his voice when he talked about his craft. To have a tattoo artist that has accomplished what Paris has (all over the world, no less) be an open book about different techniques, equipment, experiences ect. made the experience that much more special. I was asked several times if I was comfortable, if I needed a drink, and if I needed a break. Paris is very attentive to his clients. Watching the care, patience and love he puts into his tattoos made me feel like he understands that whoever he tattoos is not just a customer. They are a part of his history...and theirs! My piece was large and took a long time. Having a guy like Paris putting a piece of art that will last forever on me was a real honor.

Once my tattoo was complete, I just stood in the mirror staring at it. I could not believe how perfect it was. I couldn't be happier!! All those years admiring beautiful tattoos done by world class artists....and here I was with one Hell of a gorgeous piece of art of my own! Once we were done, Paris explained, gave me literature, and demonstrated the proper care to ensure my tattoo would heal properly. He even called and texted me the next few days after my session t o check on me and my tattoo. Paris is a GREAT tattoo artist. But everything from the shop itself, to the staff, to the cost, to the actual session, and finally the finished tattoo made the experience one I will always cherish!!

I highly recommend anyone looking to get a world class tattoo by one of the best the world has to offer look into getting their piece done by Paris Pierides at PARIS TATTOOS in Charlotte. Not only will you get a beautiful work of art....you will also get a great experience!! My particular piece was chosen on the STIGMA ROTARY Facebook page yesterday. Also, great images of my tattoo can be found on Paris Pierides's Facebook page (Joshua's first session) and in gallery at http://www.paristattoos.?. (Warrior goddess w/ samurai sword)

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Now that my tattoo is all healed up, I wanted to take an opportunity to add an additional 5 star review for Paris Tattoos. Paris is an unbelievably talented artist. The shop is impeccably clean and well decorated, and I felt comfortable

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Now that my tattoo is all healed up, I wanted to take an opportunity to add an additional 5 star review for Paris Tattoos. Paris is an unbelievably talented artist. The shop is impeccably clean and well decorated, and I felt comfortable

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Now that my tattoo is all healed up, I wanted to take an opportunity to add an additional 5 star review for Paris Tattoos. Paris is an unbelievably talented artist. The shop is impeccably clean and well decorated, and I felt comfortable immediately. This was my second tattoo and the experience I had at Paris Tattoo could not have been better. I plan on getting all my future work done with Paris. Paris is also INCREDIBLY patient. A few hours into my session I started tensing up a bit from the pain and Paris had to keep reminding me to relax. He was very polite and didn't seem to get frustrated with my low pain threshold. The finished product is a breathtaking piece of work. Also, the healing procedure that Paris recommends was very effective and unique. My skin healed very quickly with minimal scabbing. The fact that we have an artist this talented in Charlotte who also has a GREAT personality is wonderful. There's no reason to go anywhere else in the area for a tattoo. Also, Paris' wife Alexandra is a wonderful person who was very pleasant to be around. I'll be back!!

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Now that my tattoo is all healed up, I wanted to take an opportunity to add an additional 5 star review for Paris Tattoos. Paris is an unbelievably talented artist. The shop is impeccably clean and well decorated, and I felt comfortable immediately. This was my second tattoo and the experience I had at Paris Tattoo could not have been better. I plan on getting all my future work done with Paris. Paris is also INCREDIBLY patient. A few hours into my session I started tensing up a bit from the pain and Paris had to keep reminding me to relax. He was very polite and didn't seem to get frustrated with my low pain threshold. The finished product is a breathtaking piece of work. Also, the healing procedure that Paris recommends was very effective and unique. My skin healed very quickly with minimal scabbing. The fact that we have an artist this talented in Charlotte who also has a GREAT personality is wonderful. There's no reason to go anywhere else in the area for a tattoo. Also, Paris' wife Alexandra is a wonderful person who was very pleasant to be around. I'll be back!!

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My first experience with tattooing was not a pleasant one. I was worried and scared to try again. I came to Paris Tattoo studio and immediately felt at ease with the professionalism and friendliness of the staff. I learned the difference between a ??tattooist? and an ??artist?. Paris tattoo studio has amazing artists. Marcus Lund preformed my tattooing while doing a guest spot. The light touch technique he used and his calm mannerism put me immediately at ease. The whole experience was amazing! I would recommend Paris Tattoo Studio to anyone wanting to have an outstanding work of art tattoo!

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My first experience with tattooing was not a pleasant one. I was worried and scared to try again. I came to Paris Tattoo studio and immediately felt at ease with the professionalism and friendliness of the staff. I learned the difference between a ??tattooist? and an ??artist?. Paris tattoo studio has amazing artists. Marcus Lund preformed my tattooing while doing a guest spot. The light touch technique he used and his calm mannerism put me immediately at ease. The whole experience was amazing! I would recommend Paris Tattoo Studio to anyone wanting to have an outstanding work of art tattoo!

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I am extremely proud to say that I have had work done by Paris Pierides. He is a world class artist with world class character. By far one of the nicest people I have ever met. And his skill level and creativity is unmatched. I have been to multiple studios and had work done but nothing compares to my experience here. He cares about his legacy. He will not tattoo just anything, he will tell you exactly what will and will not work and why. Some shops will tattoo any image for money, but not Paris. His shop is an art studio and extremely clean. Makes you forget that you are in a tattoo studio. He cares about his work so much that he continues to follow up by calling and also having you return five days later. He even stopped by my work on his way to the studio to see how my tattoo was doing. Can you tell me any other artist that would do that? His method of healing worked so well that I was completely healed in one week. His wife, who runs the shop, is an absolute joy to be around. And when it comes to actual tattoo time, he is a very funny guy to talk with and he has an awesome, eclectic array of music that he has jamming. Loved the entire experience and will recommend Paris Tattoos to everyone who says "wow, what a beautiful tattoo."

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I am extremely proud to say that I have had work done by Paris Pierides. He is a world class artist with world class character. By far one of the nicest people I have ever met. And his skill level and creativity is unmatched. I have been to multiple studios and had work done but nothing compares to my experience here. He cares about his legacy. He will not tattoo just anything, he will tell you exactly what will and will not work and why. Some shops will tattoo any image for money, but not Paris. His shop is an art studio and extremely clean. Makes you forget that you are in a tattoo studio. He cares about his work so much that he continues to follow up by calling and also having you return five days later. He even stopped by my work on his way to the studio to see how my tattoo was doing. Can you tell me any other artist that would do that? His method of healing worked so well that I was completely healed in one week. His wife, who runs the shop, is an absolute joy to be around. And when it comes to actual tattoo time, he is a very funny guy to talk with and he has an awesome, eclectic array of music that he has jamming. Loved the entire experience and will recommend Paris Tattoos to everyone who says "wow, what a beautiful tattoo."

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Paris and Alexandra are amazing individuals....very fun, down to earth and not to mention creative!
Paris has been blessed with the eyes to recognize unseen beauty and the hands to fabricate that beauty beyond the every day imagination!
I have know that I wanted a back piece for years now, but was at a loss for ideas. I found Paris on Facebook and instantly requested him. While browsing through his portfolio I knew that he had to be the one to leave an artisitic fingerprint.
I work in Iraq for a majority of the year and come home every couple of months. It took a couple of rotations to discover an available slot...that was purely by accident - someone cancelled - sorry for them, but thankful for me! :)
Alexandra called and set up the appointment - outstanding lady might I add!
I went in the for appointment - Paris looked at me - asked what my interests were and what types of tattoos I liked (feminine, etc) - then he started to create a masterpiece on my back (yes, drawing it free-handed).
When he said okay, what do you think...I took one look in the mirror of the peacock feathers stretching from my left shoulder blade to my right hip and melted...such magnificence...and it was going to be a part of my body for the rest of my life in minutes! For lack of better words....YAYYYYYY!!!
Two appointments and 9 hours total later...perfection!
There are other tattoos that I have that I once thought were good...I will be coming back to Paris to work on those as well...
Thank you Paris and Alexandra for being you! For bringing such beauty and inspiration to people's lives through your work! :)
xoxoxo

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Paris and Alexandra are amazing individuals....very fun, down to earth and not to mention creative!
Paris has been blessed with the eyes to recognize unseen beauty and the hands to fabricate that beauty beyond the every day imagination!
I have know that I wanted a back piece for years now, but was at a loss for ideas. I found Paris on Facebook and instantly requested him. While browsing through his portfolio I knew that he had to be the one to leave an artisitic fingerprint.
I work in Iraq for a majority of the year and come home every couple of months. It took a couple of rotations to discover an available slot...that was purely by accident - someone cancelled - sorry for them, but thankful for me! :)
Alexandra called and set up the appointment - outstanding lady might I add!
I went in the for appointment - Paris looked at me - asked what my interests were and what types of tattoos I liked (feminine, etc) - then he started to create a masterpiece on my back (yes, drawing it free-handed).
When he said okay, what do you think...I took one look in the mirror of the peacock feathers stretching from my left shoulder blade to my right hip and melted...such magnificence...and it was going to be a part of my body for the rest of my life in minutes! For lack of better words....YAYYYYYY!!!
Two appointments and 9 hours total later...perfection!
There are other tattoos that I have that I once thought were good...I will be coming back to Paris to work on those as well...
Thank you Paris and Alexandra for being you! For bringing such beauty and inspiration to people's lives through your work! :)
xoxoxo

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I planned my first tattoo in my mind and my heart for over a year. Paris brought it to life in just a few hours. I first met with Alexandra for a consultation, and she was welcoming, kind, and very helpful. The studio itself is so far

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I planned my first tattoo in my mind and my heart for over a year. Paris brought it to life in just a few hours. I first met with Alexandra for a consultation, and she was welcoming, kind, and very helpful. The studio itself is so far

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Charlotte, NC is so very lucky to have one of the best tattoo artists in the world. I was introduced to Paris by some friends of mine who were customers as well. As soon as I walked into his studio, I knew it was the perfect place for me.

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Charlotte, NC is so very lucky to have one of the best tattoo artists in the world. I was introduced to Paris by some friends of mine who were customers as well. As soon as I walked into his studio, I knew it was the perfect place for me.

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I originally went to a local tattoo shop to get my first tattoo on a whim and was mortified by the results! I was so disappointed and upset that I never wanted to go through that again but I knew I didn??t want to walk around with that hideous thing on my body for the rest of my life. I found Paris Tattoos online and read the reviews and was immediately impressed. I went down to his shop two days after getting my first tattoo to see if there was anything that could be done. First impressions are everything and as soon as I walked in to his studio, a feeling of relief came over me. He said he could either cover it up with color or I would have to have it lasered off. I knew having it lasered off wasn't an option for me so I made an appointment with him to have it fixed.

The day of the appointment I was as nervous as I could be but once I got there, his level of professionalism comforted by the fact that I knew I was in good hands calmed me down. Due to the size of the original tattoo, it would have required a massive tattoo of something else to cover it up. Instead of covering it up with a completely new piece, he transformed the existing tattoo into a beautiful work of art. The minute I saw my new tattoo, I was in love with it! I couldn??t wait to show it off to everyone! I guess you could say I was a little gun shy from my first experience getting that horrible tattoo but once Paris was done and I saw what he had done, all of those feelings of doubt and regret were replaced with happiness and excitement! He transformed my ugly duckling into a swan!

In addition to being a great artist, Paris genuinely cares about his clients. He was very empathetic to my situation from the very beginning and continues to stay in touch to ask about how the tattoo is healing and to make sure that I am completely satisfied. I couldn??t ask for anything more. I highly recommend Paris to anyone that is considering getting a tattoo. Do your homework and check around and you will find that no one else compares. Paris is a true professional in every sense of the word. I cannot thank him enough! All I can say is he didn??t win ??Best Tattoo Artist in Charlotte? for nothing!

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I originally went to a local tattoo shop to get my first tattoo on a whim and was mortified by the results! I was so disappointed and upset that I never wanted to go through that again but I knew I didn??t want to walk around with that hideous thing on my body for the rest of my life. I found Paris Tattoos online and read the reviews and was immediately impressed. I went down to his shop two days after getting my first tattoo to see if there was anything that could be done. First impressions are everything and as soon as I walked in to his studio, a feeling of relief came over me. He said he could either cover it up with color or I would have to have it lasered off. I knew having it lasered off wasn't an option for me so I made an appointment with him to have it fixed.

The day of the appointment I was as nervous as I could be but once I got there, his level of professionalism comforted by the fact that I knew I was in good hands calmed me down. Due to the size of the original tattoo, it would have required a massive tattoo of something else to cover it up. Instead of covering it up with a completely new piece, he transformed the existing tattoo into a beautiful work of art. The minute I saw my new tattoo, I was in love with it! I couldn??t wait to show it off to everyone! I guess you could say I was a little gun shy from my first experience getting that horrible tattoo but once Paris was done and I saw what he had done, all of those feelings of doubt and regret were replaced with happiness and excitement! He transformed my ugly duckling into a swan!

In addition to being a great artist, Paris genuinely cares about his clients. He was very empathetic to my situation from the very beginning and continues to stay in touch to ask about how the tattoo is healing and to make sure that I am completely satisfied. I couldn??t ask for anything more. I highly recommend Paris to anyone that is considering getting a tattoo. Do your homework and check around and you will find that no one else compares. Paris is a true professional in every sense of the word. I cannot thank him enough! All I can say is he didn??t win ??Best Tattoo Artist in Charlotte? for nothing!

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I originally went to a local tattoo shop to get my first tattoo on a whim and was mortified by the results! I was so disappointed and upset that I never wanted to go through that again but I knew I didn

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I originally went to a local tattoo shop to get my first tattoo on a whim and was mortified by the results! I was so disappointed and upset that I never wanted to go through that again but I knew I didn

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Paris worked absolutely free hand, he took the time to talk with me about the elements that were really important to me started with a sketch, erased that, and then let the creative juices flow. We talked during the tattoo about how the

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Paris worked absolutely free hand, he took the time to talk with me about the elements that were really important to me started with a sketch, erased that, and then let the creative juices flow. We talked during the tattoo about how the

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Being relatively new to the Charlotte area, I needed to do some research to find an artist with enough talent to put a permanent mark on my body. Many hours of previewing portfolios on local studio websites left me relatively disappointed. my search slowed, until I read a piece in Creative Loafing about a tattoo artist, Paris Pierides, who relocated to Charlotte from halfway across the world in Cyprus.

Having had a few foreign friends growing up, I knew that was no easy feat , as you must be considered to be at the top of your field to be allowed to come to America and practice your profession. Sure enough, the article highlighted numerous awards won by Paris, including the "prestigious EB1 Award from the United States Government for Extraordinary Outstanding Artistic Ability."

This article piqued my interest and I started doing research about Paris. I found that not only was his online portfolio showing some of the best quality in color and detail, but that Paris was a highly respected and well know figure in his field throughout the world.

I soon visited his studio at 1820 South Blvd. The atmosphere was open but warm, with deep colors and inviting furniture. The decor gave a feeling of an art gallery, and your rich friend's cool comfortable place in the city simultaneously. On the walls hung large photos of Paris's work, various articles from tattoo publications from around the world, and even an article from The Bangkok Times praising the studio he owned in Nicosia, Cyprus. Other notable decorations were the numerous trophies and awards from conventions including more than one "Best Tattoo of the Day" from the annual New York City Tattoo Convention. there was a sense of Paris's personal pride throughout the studio.

My personal experience with Paris and his wife Alexandria began with my girlfriend getting a tattoo first. She brought in a lace doily crocheted by her Sicilian great grandmother. Alexandria was very excited and asked if she could draw the tattoo design. The drawing came out fantastic and the tattoo itself was better than either of us could have expected. I obviously decided to get one myself soon after.

My idea was to give tribute to Jamaica, a place I fell in love with upon visiting a friend born and raised there. It would have a lot of color and detail and I know I could trust Paris to surpass my expectations.

I sent many pictures through email, of elements I wanted incorporated. We made an appointment to meet at the studio at 3:00 on a Wednesday to put the different elements together into a final design and placement. less than a week before the appointment, i needed to reschedule due to a class schedule conflict. I expected to be pushed back weeks, but instead, Paris and Alexandria were accommodating to my schedule and re-booked the appointment for the Monday before the original one, the only day of the week that the studio is actually closed.

During the tattooing, it was obvious the balance that Paris achieves between client comfort and concern, and the quality of his work. He did everything he could to keep the pain to a minimum, while frequently reminding me to relax and "stop squeezing" as this pushes the ink out. I'd like to say that I also tried my best to act as an ideal human canvas for his artwork.

The finished product blew me away! There was more vibrant color and rich detail than I could imagine possible, and this was even with the bruising underneath from my particularly sensitive skin. I have nothing but the best expectations for my tattoo once it is healed. And I will be sure to adhere to the healing instructions exactly, as they are set up for the best outcome concerning health and appearance of the final product.

Paris is a phenomenal man. He is a great conversationalist and storyteller while tattooing. He is very proud of what he has achieved and of his great skill. Don't mistake his pride for arrogance, you must understand that he has a higher expectation than his profession's previous reputation supports. He is truly an accomplished artist, and from what I have found in my research, I would actually consider him to be humble.

I am immensely looking forward to adding to the work Paris and I have started. I highly recommend Paris Tattoos to my own "tattoo enthusiast" friends and to anyone who may read this. Thank you Paris for a great experience and a great piece of art! I will be coming back soon to add more to my ongoing piece!

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Being relatively new to the Charlotte area, I needed to do some research to find an artist with enough talent to put a permanent mark on my body. Many hours of previewing portfolios on local studio websites left me relatively disappointed. my search slowed, until I read a piece in Creative Loafing about a tattoo artist, Paris Pierides, who relocated to Charlotte from halfway across the world in Cyprus.

Having had a few foreign friends growing up, I knew that was no easy feat , as you must be considered to be at the top of your field to be allowed to come to America and practice your profession. Sure enough, the article highlighted numerous awards won by Paris, including the "prestigious EB1 Award from the United States Government for Extraordinary Outstanding Artistic Ability."

This article piqued my interest and I started doing research about Paris. I found that not only was his online portfolio showing some of the best quality in color and detail, but that Paris was a highly respected and well know figure in his field throughout the world.

I soon visited his studio at 1820 South Blvd. The atmosphere was open but warm, with deep colors and inviting furniture. The decor gave a feeling of an art gallery, and your rich friend's cool comfortable place in the city simultaneously. On the walls hung large photos of Paris's work, various articles from tattoo publications from around the world, and even an article from The Bangkok Times praising the studio he owned in Nicosia, Cyprus. Other notable decorations were the numerous trophies and awards from conventions including more than one "Best Tattoo of the Day" from the annual New York City Tattoo Convention. there was a sense of Paris's personal pride throughout the studio.

My personal experience with Paris and his wife Alexandria began with my girlfriend getting a tattoo first. She brought in a lace doily crocheted by her Sicilian great grandmother. Alexandria was very excited and asked if she could draw the tattoo design. The drawing came out fantastic and the tattoo itself was better than either of us could have expected. I obviously decided to get one myself soon after.

My idea was to give tribute to Jamaica, a place I fell in love with upon visiting a friend born and raised there. It would have a lot of color and detail and I know I could trust Paris to surpass my expectations.

I sent many pictures through email, of elements I wanted incorporated. We made an appointment to meet at the studio at 3:00 on a Wednesday to put the different elements together into a final design and placement. less than a week before the appointment, i needed to reschedule due to a class schedule conflict. I expected to be pushed back weeks, but instead, Paris and Alexandria were accommodating to my schedule and re-booked the appointment for the Monday before the original one, the only day of the week that the studio is actually closed.

During the tattooing, it was obvious the balance that Paris achieves between client comfort and concern, and the quality of his work. He did everything he could to keep the pain to a minimum, while frequently reminding me to relax and "stop squeezing" as this pushes the ink out. I'd like to say that I also tried my best to act as an ideal human canvas for his artwork.

The finished product blew me away! There was more vibrant color and rich detail than I could imagine possible, and this was even with the bruising underneath from my particularly sensitive skin. I have nothing but the best expectations for my tattoo once it is healed. And I will be sure to adhere to the healing instructions exactly, as they are set up for the best outcome concerning health and appearance of the final product.

Paris is a phenomenal man. He is a great conversationalist and storyteller while tattooing. He is very proud of what he has achieved and of his great skill. Don't mistake his pride for arrogance, you must understand that he has a higher expectation than his profession's previous reputation supports. He is truly an accomplished artist, and from what I have found in my research, I would actually consider him to be humble.

I am immensely looking forward to adding to the work Paris and I have started. I highly recommend Paris Tattoos to my own "tattoo enthusiast" friends and to anyone who may read this. Thank you Paris for a great experience and a great piece of art! I will be coming back soon to add more to my ongoing piece!

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I had a tribal piece and stars on my back that was a young mistake. I got it when i was 17 and was horribly off centered. I have been wanting to get it covered/fixed for 9 years now. I've met with multiple artists and never booked an appointment. I searched every tattoo shop in Charlotte and surrounding states to find someone who would put a 'true' piece of art on me.
I was done with the quick decision tattoos just because i got the itch for a new one. This one was long thought out and had some true meaning of how much i've grown and matured in my life, but I needed the right artist...
I must first say, the shop speaks for itself... I haven't been into ONE tattoo studio that has taken such pride in their work to build such a beautiful, CLEAN.. welcoming place...

Paris really took the time to feel out my personality and what I wanted.. He freehand a TRUE piece of art, that really reflects exactly what i envisioned. Someone who knows me very well said "I can't get over how great it looks, i think its very tasteful and it fits you perfectly". Paris has really taken the time to check up on me, and make sure it is healing well and I that i am happy with it.

I still have another session to finish up this piece, which I am VERY excited about... I must say..... If i ever get another tattoo, which i plan on doing in the future..... I WILL return to Paris, even if i must travel. I would recommend him a million times over and am so thankful he decided to find Charlotte!
Instead of hiding my tattoo now.. I can walk around proud to show it off.

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I had a tribal piece and stars on my back that was a young mistake. I got it when i was 17 and was horribly off centered. I have been wanting to get it covered/fixed for 9 years now. I've met with multiple artists and never booked an appointment. I searched every tattoo shop in Charlotte and surrounding states to find someone who would put a 'true' piece of art on me.
I was done with the quick decision tattoos just because i got the itch for a new one. This one was long thought out and had some true meaning of how much i've grown and matured in my life, but I needed the right artist...
I must first say, the shop speaks for itself... I haven't been into ONE tattoo studio that has taken such pride in their work to build such a beautiful, CLEAN.. welcoming place...

Paris really took the time to feel out my personality and what I wanted.. He freehand a TRUE piece of art, that really reflects exactly what i envisioned. Someone who knows me very well said "I can't get over how great it looks, i think its very tasteful and it fits you perfectly". Paris has really taken the time to check up on me, and make sure it is healing well and I that i am happy with it.

I still have another session to finish up this piece, which I am VERY excited about... I must say..... If i ever get another tattoo, which i plan on doing in the future..... I WILL return to Paris, even if i must travel. I would recommend him a million times over and am so thankful he decided to find Charlotte!
Instead of hiding my tattoo now.. I can walk around proud to show it off.

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I wish I could give bonus stars 5 really isn't enough. The shop is beautiful, extremely clean and well decorated. The atmosphere is very professional yet accommodating as are all the staff. It is so comfortable and welcoming I would be

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I wish I could give bonus stars 5 really isn't enough. The shop is beautiful, extremely clean and well decorated. The atmosphere is very professional yet accommodating as are all the staff. It is so comfortable and welcoming I would be

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I just moved to Rock Hill and I've always been a fan of tattoos. I was wanting to get a chest piece while I was down here and i looked around at local artists and I ran onto Paris Tattoos and I told myself I was not leaving to go back home untill I got a tattoo by him. His work is incredible and my tattoo experience was 1 and a million. I honestly dont think, well I know i could never get such good tattoo work from any artist back in Kentucky or the surrounding areas. My tattoo expience with Paris was great and i have the best looking tattoo ive ever seen. I'm so proud of it and i cant wait to get more work from him.

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I just moved to Rock Hill and I've always been a fan of tattoos. I was wanting to get a chest piece while I was down here and i looked around at local artists and I ran onto Paris Tattoos and I told myself I was not leaving to go back home untill I got a tattoo by him. His work is incredible and my tattoo experience was 1 and a million. I honestly dont think, well I know i could never get such good tattoo work from any artist back in Kentucky or the surrounding areas. My tattoo expience with Paris was great and i have the best looking tattoo ive ever seen. I'm so proud of it and i cant wait to get more work from him.

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I was involved in a tattoo collaboration with a "friend" and assumed I was getting a custom piece. The only part I was able to get completed was the outline due to scheduling and then I found out the outline was a trace from someone else's tattoo!! :( I was very disappointed...

So, here I was on the lookout for another tattoo artist who could finish my owl to my satisfaction and with trust! I was looking through the shops that have been around town for many years and found great ideas...BUT, I decided to google "tattoo shops in Charlotte" and this very moment changed my everything!!
I stumbled upon (more like divine intervention) Paris Tattoos! From the first glimpse I was hooked and sold on this place...
I stopped by to check them out in person and I have never been in such a classy, eclectic tattoo/art studio. I was at a loss for words! I truly had no idea that this genre of business could be so colorful, energetic and full of life - and that this type of style had moved into my city!!! You can feel the positive energies as soon as you enter through the door! It is by far a step above your average tattoo parlor that generally has the hard edged roughness that defines the scene! This "studio" is filled with artifacts, artwork and pictures of amazing tattoos! Paris and Alexandra take pride in their chosen paths and that exudes from every corner!
I received a nose piercing from Alexandra first. She is so gentle in nature and very kind. I closed my eyes and before I knew anything was happening, she was done - it didn't even hurt a bit!! She is very fluid in action and very detailed with care/cleaning instructions. I then met with Paris and at first, he wasn't so excited to finish someone else's tattoo! The reasoning?? He didn't want to be disrespectful to the person who started it!! How's that for A-1 style?! He agreed to help me out and I am so very grateful!
I spent 4 hours with him on his table and it was something I will never forget! He is so very engaging and concerned with your well being. We had great conversation and great music. I very much enjoyed the atmosphere; very relaxing and easy going during a thousand+ needle punctures at best!! I am already thinking of many more to get! I have wanted tattoos for a long time and just waited...to find Paris in my own back yard!! He is also very concerned with after care to ensure proper healing and schedules a follow up just to take a peek! Few places care so much after the sale is complete...the final view shows his dedication and detail orinetation to the world and he really cares what others will see! Art is his life...
I highly recommend this studio to anyone!! I'm still in awe about the images that come from this Man and his imagination...one of a kind person in this sea of life that can put art on your skin for you to carry for eternity!!

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I was involved in a tattoo collaboration with a "friend" and assumed I was getting a custom piece. The only part I was able to get completed was the outline due to scheduling and then I found out the outline was a trace from someone else's tattoo!! :( I was very disappointed...

So, here I was on the lookout for another tattoo artist who could finish my owl to my satisfaction and with trust! I was looking through the shops that have been around town for many years and found great ideas...BUT, I decided to google "tattoo shops in Charlotte" and this very moment changed my everything!!
I stumbled upon (more like divine intervention) Paris Tattoos! From the first glimpse I was hooked and sold on this place...
I stopped by to check them out in person and I have never been in such a classy, eclectic tattoo/art studio. I was at a loss for words! I truly had no idea that this genre of business could be so colorful, energetic and full of life - and that this type of style had moved into my city!!! You can feel the positive energies as soon as you enter through the door! It is by far a step above your average tattoo parlor that generally has the hard edged roughness that defines the scene! This "studio" is filled with artifacts, artwork and pictures of amazing tattoos! Paris and Alexandra take pride in their chosen paths and that exudes from every corner!
I received a nose piercing from Alexandra first. She is so gentle in nature and very kind. I closed my eyes and before I knew anything was happening, she was done - it didn't even hurt a bit!! She is very fluid in action and very detailed with care/cleaning instructions. I then met with Paris and at first, he wasn't so excited to finish someone else's tattoo! The reasoning?? He didn't want to be disrespectful to the person who started it!! How's that for A-1 style?! He agreed to help me out and I am so very grateful!
I spent 4 hours with him on his table and it was something I will never forget! He is so very engaging and concerned with your well being. We had great conversation and great music. I very much enjoyed the atmosphere; very relaxing and easy going during a thousand+ needle punctures at best!! I am already thinking of many more to get! I have wanted tattoos for a long time and just waited...to find Paris in my own back yard!! He is also very concerned with after care to ensure proper healing and schedules a follow up just to take a peek! Few places care so much after the sale is complete...the final view shows his dedication and detail orinetation to the world and he really cares what others will see! Art is his life...
I highly recommend this studio to anyone!! I'm still in awe about the images that come from this Man and his imagination...one of a kind person in this sea of life that can put art on your skin for you to carry for eternity!!

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I was involved in a tattoo collaboration with a "friend" and assumed I was getting a custom piece. The only part I was able to get completed was the outline due to scheduling and then I found out the outline was a trace from someone else's

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I was involved in a tattoo collaboration with a "friend" and assumed I was getting a custom piece. The only part I was able to get completed was the outline due to scheduling and then I found out the outline was a trace from someone else's

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How does one take an idea barely in its infancy and turn it into a work of beauty and elegance? This is the question I have been asking myself since I walked out of Paris Tattoos on Saturday, April 2nd. I walked in with an idea and a couple of pictures and came out 3 hours later with stage one mapped out on my body. The owner, Paris met with me and listened to my ideas and was very helpful in explaining to me the whys and why not??s of what would work and what wouldn??t. I gave him complete creative license explaining that I just wanted something feminine and elegant. Once the design was created, we begin to map it out on my body and what started as an idea of a very symmetrical back tattoo blossomed into a very sexy refined piece of art that starts at my thigh and swirls around to my upper back. Paris is an extremely professional person who takes the time to make sure that the details are perfect. His art is a true reflection of the man. I would recommend highly to anyone.

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How does one take an idea barely in its infancy and turn it into a work of beauty and elegance? This is the question I have been asking myself since I walked out of Paris Tattoos on Saturday, April 2nd. I walked in with an idea and a couple of pictures and came out 3 hours later with stage one mapped out on my body. The owner, Paris met with me and listened to my ideas and was very helpful in explaining to me the whys and why not??s of what would work and what wouldn??t. I gave him complete creative license explaining that I just wanted something feminine and elegant. Once the design was created, we begin to map it out on my body and what started as an idea of a very symmetrical back tattoo blossomed into a very sexy refined piece of art that starts at my thigh and swirls around to my upper back. Paris is an extremely professional person who takes the time to make sure that the details are perfect. His art is a true reflection of the man. I would recommend highly to anyone.

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How does one take an idea barely in its infancy and turn it into a work of beauty and elegance? This is the question I have been asking myself since I walked out of Paris Tattoos on Saturday, April 2nd. I walked in with an idea and a

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How does one take an idea barely in its infancy and turn it into a work of beauty and elegance? This is the question I have been asking myself since I walked out of Paris Tattoos on Saturday, April 2nd. I walked in with an idea and a

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I first came across Paris Pierides when I was searching in google for "Best Tatto artist". I have been looking for about 10 years for a very specific kind of artist to handle my project. Up to that point, I hadn't been able to find anyone in the US that met my requirements. Don't get me wrong, there ARE good artists here in the US, just none that were meeting my standards, I ran across his name in the search when it pulled up an article creative loafing did on him in 2009. I was curious so I searched out his website. The minute I laid eyes on his work, I knew THIS was the artist I had been searching for. What WONDERFUL luck that he chose to move to Charlotte! I immediately set about trying to get in to talk to him to see if he really would be able to do what I had in mind. We met, though he was quite busy with prepping for another client, he still had the time to talk to me about my ambitious vision. The man matched the art. Mr Pierides is a very professional, well spoken, dedicated man. I have had two 6-7 hour sessions with him thus far with several more to go. I can say with absolute certainty that NO ONE else will be permitted to set ink on me. I am now, without question, his dedicated client and am honored to be able to say that. His work, his eye for the details, his skill with color blending and shading, and his commitment to ensuring the best possible result have certainly endeared him to me and I am estatic with our results. If you want some cheap drunken mistake tramp stamp, don't waste his time. If you want an enduring piece of artwork gracing your body, this is the place to begin.

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I first came across Paris Pierides when I was searching in google for "Best Tatto artist". I have been looking for about 10 years for a very specific kind of artist to handle my project. Up to that point, I hadn't been able to find anyone in the US that met my requirements. Don't get me wrong, there ARE good artists here in the US, just none that were meeting my standards, I ran across his name in the search when it pulled up an article creative loafing did on him in 2009. I was curious so I searched out his website. The minute I laid eyes on his work, I knew THIS was the artist I had been searching for. What WONDERFUL luck that he chose to move to Charlotte! I immediately set about trying to get in to talk to him to see if he really would be able to do what I had in mind. We met, though he was quite busy with prepping for another client, he still had the time to talk to me about my ambitious vision. The man matched the art. Mr Pierides is a very professional, well spoken, dedicated man. I have had two 6-7 hour sessions with him thus far with several more to go. I can say with absolute certainty that NO ONE else will be permitted to set ink on me. I am now, without question, his dedicated client and am honored to be able to say that. His work, his eye for the details, his skill with color blending and shading, and his commitment to ensuring the best possible result have certainly endeared him to me and I am estatic with our results. If you want some cheap drunken mistake tramp stamp, don't waste his time. If you want an enduring piece of artwork gracing your body, this is the place to begin.

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Best Tattoo Studio in Charlotte and Surrounding! I am so glad I found this studio...I have had previous tattoo work done by other talented artists in Charlotte, But Paris blows them away! I wish Paris could have done all of my work and now

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Best Tattoo Studio in Charlotte and Surrounding! I am so glad I found this studio...I have had previous tattoo work done by other talented artists in Charlotte, But Paris blows them away! I wish Paris could have done all of my work and now

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After about a year of debating over if I should get what I had wanted for a tattoo, I finally gave in. My tattoo was going to be in a foreigh language so if any shape of any letter was done incorrectly the words would have ment nothing.

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After about a year of debating over if I should get what I had wanted for a tattoo, I finally gave in. My tattoo was going to be in a foreigh language so if any shape of any letter was done incorrectly the words would have ment nothing.

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Being relatively new to the Charlotte area, I needed to do some research to find an artist with enough talent to put a permanent mark on my body. Many hours of previewing portfolios on local studio websites left me relatively

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Being relatively new to the Charlotte area, I needed to do some research to find an artist with enough talent to put a permanent mark on my body. Many hours of previewing portfolios on local studio websites left me relatively

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We are unbelievably lucky to have an international tattoo master right here in Charlotte! Amazing work and really cool guy, thanks again Paris.

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We are unbelievably lucky to have an international tattoo master right here in Charlotte! Amazing work and really cool guy, thanks again Paris.

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He is outstanding and am so glad that we have a great and talented artist such as him here in Charlotte!A fantastic artist! And a pleasure to do business with,you feel like you are not only a patron but a friend as well,which is so hard to come by!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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He is outstanding and am so glad that we have a great and talented artist such as him here in Charlotte!A fantastic artist! And a pleasure to do business with,you feel like you are not only a patron but a friend as well,which is so hard to come by!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Paris's talent is beyond words.
though this review can truly do him no justice, I can only tell you the perfection in every inch of his craft, makes him a truly magnifficent artist!
Awesome is an understatement . . . .

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Paris's talent is beyond words.
though this review can truly do him no justice, I can only tell you the perfection in every inch of his craft, makes him a truly magnifficent artist!
Awesome is an understatement . . . .

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words werent actually invented to describe the talent and artcraft of this amazing man, award winning artist and ....talented beyond words.
i am a professional singer for more than a decade in cyprus and greece.... paris had my first tattoo done .... in 2001 he mastered an unbelievable tattoo on my back.... i have it as a back cover on my first album Nickie Constantinidou "11".....
he actually tattooed almost every musician and artist creating their image and helped all of us gain impressions with his oustanding work....

i have been lucky and blessed to have work done by paris since 1999...
and i am amazed first of all with the fact that he keeps on mastering the perfection of his technique and artwork every single day.....

i have travelled all the around and still i havent found any other tattooist that can produce such work and trust me... his tattoos changed my life literally.....

i am so jealous of each and every tattoo he makes... but mine is a huge success... everybody's jaws drop open when they look at my back!!!!!

Paris is magnifficent , excellent and unbelievably talented!!!!!!
guarrantied!!!!

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words werent actually invented to describe the talent and artcraft of this amazing man, award winning artist and ....talented beyond words.
i am a professional singer for more than a decade in cyprus and greece.... paris had my first tattoo done .... in 2001 he mastered an unbelievable tattoo on my back.... i have it as a back cover on my first album Nickie Constantinidou "11".....
he actually tattooed almost every musician and artist creating their image and helped all of us gain impressions with his oustanding work....

i have been lucky and blessed to have work done by paris since 1999...
and i am amazed first of all with the fact that he keeps on mastering the perfection of his technique and artwork every single day.....

i have travelled all the around and still i havent found any other tattooist that can produce such work and trust me... his tattoos changed my life literally.....

i am so jealous of each and every tattoo he makes... but mine is a huge success... everybody's jaws drop open when they look at my back!!!!!

Paris is magnifficent , excellent and unbelievably talented!!!!!!
guarrantied!!!!

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words werent actually invented to describe the talent and artcraft of this amazing man, award winning artist and ....talented beyond words.\r
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i am a professional singer for more than a decade in cyprus and greece.... paris had my first

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words werent actually invented to describe the talent and artcraft of this amazing man, award winning artist and ....talented beyond words.\r
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i am a professional singer for more than a decade in cyprus and greece.... paris had my first

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Paris artwork was life changing for me as my sleeves were a big part of my "style" which led to me being a successful drummer. It is amazing work and i wouldn't have it done by anyone else!!!!!

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Paris artwork was life changing for me as my sleeves were a big part of my "style" which led to me being a successful drummer. It is amazing work and i wouldn't have it done by anyone else!!!!!

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This is the story of how I met Paris Pierides and began turning my body into a work of art.

I've always known that I would get a tattoo, at least a small one. Maybe many of you are thinking this as you contemplate your first one, or perhaps some of you thought this about your first tattoo and are now drawing out plans for a full sleeve. When I was thinking small, I didn't really care who tattooed me. I did a little research to make sure the artists' work looked decent and that the studios seemed safe and hygienic enough. This was before I truly began to think of tattooing as a form of art. The result? Tattoos that were satisfactory but somehow tainted with a sort of manufactured quality, a 'stamped on' look. I now like to refer to these types of studios as a 'tattoo factories.'

When I set out to get my most recent tattoo, I decided that I should do a bit more research to determine the best tattooists in the Charlotte area. I knew of some studios that had been around for the past decade or so, but before beginning my research I had never heard of "Paris Tattoos." Naturally, when "Paris Tattoos" showed up in my search results with a multitude of five star reviews, I was curious. (If you haven't taken the time to do so yet, stop reading this review and go directly to http://www.paristattoos.com. If you have any doubts after viewing the galleries, please return to this review so that I can do my best to convince you of the quality of Paris' work and his personal dedication to the art of tattooing.)

I've spent a lot of time looking through tattoo galleries, and I like to judge an artist by their observable abilities before I judge them by their written accomplishments. I'm someone that goes by my gut instinct, my first impression usually being the most reliable, and once again this has proven to be true. As I glanced through Paris' online gallery, it didn't take me long to decide that I must be looking at the artwork of someone incredibly talented, someone that I wanted to tattoo me. I quickly decided that I must know whose work I was looking at before I continued looking through his or her gallery, so I jumped over to the biography. Perhaps needless to say, I was pleased to discover that Paris Pierides is a world-renowned tattoo artist and winner of many tattooing awards. That said, let me attest to the fact that Paris' abilities far exceed his international recognition. When you meet him and see the work he does it becomes obvious that he is a true master of the art. Even though Charlotte is an ever-growing city, I am still amazed that it harbors such a talented artist. Charlotte is beyond fortunate to have a tattoo artist of Paris' caliber, and I have nothing but the highest praise to bestow upon him. It is an inexcusable shame that Charlotte has yet to give Paris the recognition that an artist of his talent deserves.

The quality of your experience at Paris Tattoos begins as soon as you step into the studio, or perhaps even before that if you call to schedule your appointment. Paris and his wife Alexandra are both incredibly polite and helpful when it comes to scheduling appointments and planning for your body art. I've never been in a tattoo or piercing studio like theirs; from the red leather sofas and pristine wooden floors to the tribal masks and original works of art that adorn the walls, the studio itself is nothing short of aesthetically astounding. Furthermore, the space is immaculately clean; there is certainly no question about hygiene in their studio. It is a work of art in and of itself, exuding the essence of quality and care that Paris and Alexandra apply to all of their work.

The experiences of making an appointment and visiting the studio, as wonderful as they may be, pale in comparison to the experience of actually working with Paris to complete your tattoo. He has exquisite insight when it comes to designing art that fits not only the contours of a person's body but also their personality. For him, your body is a unique canvas, and his goal is to turn you into a true work of art.

Two (and I am sure there are more) unique abilities that make Paris' work more credible than most: (1) He has a strong instinct that he is not afraid to follow and (2) he has many years of practice supporting his art. If you give Paris an idea and let him run with it, he will give it life! I feel honored to have been this artist's canvas. He transformed my original design into something bigger and better than I could have ever imagined. And since he tattooed me a week ago, I haven't been able to stop planning what work I want to have done next.

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This is the story of how I met Paris Pierides and began turning my body into a work of art.

I've always known that I would get a tattoo, at least a small one. Maybe many of you are thinking this as you contemplate your first one, or perhaps some of you thought this about your first tattoo and are now drawing out plans for a full sleeve. When I was thinking small, I didn't really care who tattooed me. I did a little research to make sure the artists' work looked decent and that the studios seemed safe and hygienic enough. This was before I truly began to think of tattooing as a form of art. The result? Tattoos that were satisfactory but somehow tainted with a sort of manufactured quality, a 'stamped on' look. I now like to refer to these types of studios as a 'tattoo factories.'

When I set out to get my most recent tattoo, I decided that I should do a bit more research to determine the best tattooists in the Charlotte area. I knew of some studios that had been around for the past decade or so, but before beginning my research I had never heard of "Paris Tattoos." Naturally, when "Paris Tattoos" showed up in my search results with a multitude of five star reviews, I was curious. (If you haven't taken the time to do so yet, stop reading this review and go directly to http://www.paristattoos.com. If you have any doubts after viewing the galleries, please return to this review so that I can do my best to convince you of the quality of Paris' work and his personal dedication to the art of tattooing.)

I've spent a lot of time looking through tattoo galleries, and I like to judge an artist by their observable abilities before I judge them by their written accomplishments. I'm someone that goes by my gut instinct, my first impression usually being the most reliable, and once again this has proven to be true. As I glanced through Paris' online gallery, it didn't take me long to decide that I must be looking at the artwork of someone incredibly talented, someone that I wanted to tattoo me. I quickly decided that I must know whose work I was looking at before I continued looking through his or her gallery, so I jumped over to the biography. Perhaps needless to say, I was pleased to discover that Paris Pierides is a world-renowned tattoo artist and winner of many tattooing awards. That said, let me attest to the fact that Paris' abilities far exceed his international recognition. When you meet him and see the work he does it becomes obvious that he is a true master of the art. Even though Charlotte is an ever-growing city, I am still amazed that it harbors such a talented artist. Charlotte is beyond fortunate to have a tattoo artist of Paris' caliber, and I have nothing but the highest praise to bestow upon him. It is an inexcusable shame that Charlotte has yet to give Paris the recognition that an artist of his talent deserves.

The quality of your experience at Paris Tattoos begins as soon as you step into the studio, or perhaps even before that if you call to schedule your appointment. Paris and his wife Alexandra are both incredibly polite and helpful when it comes to scheduling appointments and planning for your body art. I've never been in a tattoo or piercing studio like theirs; from the red leather sofas and pristine wooden floors to the tribal masks and original works of art that adorn the walls, the studio itself is nothing short of aesthetically astounding. Furthermore, the space is immaculately clean; there is certainly no question about hygiene in their studio. It is a work of art in and of itself, exuding the essence of quality and care that Paris and Alexandra apply to all of their work.

The experiences of making an appointment and visiting the studio, as wonderful as they may be, pale in comparison to the experience of actually working with Paris to complete your tattoo. He has exquisite insight when it comes to designing art that fits not only the contours of a person's body but also their personality. For him, your body is a unique canvas, and his goal is to turn you into a true work of art.

Two (and I am sure there are more) unique abilities that make Paris' work more credible than most: (1) He has a strong instinct that he is not afraid to follow and (2) he has many years of practice supporting his art. If you give Paris an idea and let him run with it, he will give it life! I feel honored to have been this artist's canvas. He transformed my original design into something bigger and better than I could have ever imagined. And since he tattooed me a week ago, I haven't been able to stop planning what work I want to have done next.

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Internationally acclaimed Paris Pierides, recipient of the EB1 award from the United States. This is the very highest achievement award in the arts and Sciences, the EB1 is typically given to Academy and Nobel prize winners!

Paris Tattoos has been established since 1989





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