Tattoo Asylum

★★★★☆

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Worst costumer service EVER! Worst tattoo artists EVER Could not even draw a simple star without lines not connecting, not to mention when scab fell off there is NO ink in skin. Absolutely the worst group of men that when asked for a refund stood all together and laughed at 2 women!!!! Completely insulting! I have many friends with many tattoos I also have 3 myself and have NEVER had this problem before! Worst place ever be forewarned!

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Worst costumer service EVER! Worst tattoo artists EVER Could not even draw a simple star without lines not connecting, not to mention when scab fell off there is NO ink in skin. Absolutely the worst group of men that when asked for a refund stood all together and laughed at 2 women!!!! Completely insulting! I have many friends with many tattoos I also have 3 myself and have NEVER had this problem before! Worst place ever be forewarned!

Pros: NOTHING

Cons: EVERYTHING

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Had a tattoo on my arm done by Robert and he was really patient with me. He designed it with my ideas and his ideas. He listened, he was friendly and genuine and actually cared..most tattoo artists are morons and out for the money that's it. Robert was definitely an artist!

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★★★★★

Had a tattoo on my arm done by Robert and he was really patient with me. He designed it with my ideas and his ideas. He listened, he was friendly and genuine and actually cared..most tattoo artists are morons and out for the money that's it. Robert was definitely an artist!

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Horrible I got staph

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Horrible I got staph

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Its been a year and 4 months since i went to tattoo Asylum and got my tattoo. It is my first tattoo and its very little and a lot of people say I paid to much for it but as most of the other reviews say the place does look very clean and i went by to a few other tattoo shops before finding Asylum and I didn't get a good enough vibe from them and there prices were even more insane. I totally fill the price was worth it, my tattoo is super cute, it was exactly what I had envisioned and it was painless.. I actually want it it to hurt! haha probably next time when I go back to Asylum to get my next tattoo and hopefully I can get Lucky to do it. Ever since I got my tattoo I have never got a bad comment on it, people of all kinds of ages really like and that makes me appreciate the job Lucky did on my ear!

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★★★★☆

Its been a year and 4 months since i went to tattoo Asylum and got my tattoo. It is my first tattoo and its very little and a lot of people say I paid to much for it but as most of the other reviews say the place does look very clean and i went by to a few other tattoo shops before finding Asylum and I didn't get a good enough vibe from them and there prices were even more insane. I totally fill the price was worth it, my tattoo is super cute, it was exactly what I had envisioned and it was painless.. I actually want it it to hurt! haha probably next time when I go back to Asylum to get my next tattoo and hopefully I can get Lucky to do it. Ever since I got my tattoo I have never got a bad comment on it, people of all kinds of ages really like and that makes me appreciate the job Lucky did on my ear!

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They say Venice Beach is a sunny place with shady people and this is definitely the case with this tattoo-parlor! They are extremely over priced and prey on anyone that walks through their doors. About six months ago I worked for a hostel and would bring these guys business as they were really close to where I worked. They charged my friend $160 for a tiny black tribal flower on the small of her waist. Seriously this tattoo was about the size of a half dollar ...maybe! The guy who does the piercings will sell you jewelry at any cost. I bought a piece of jewelry after being told it would fit, and when I got home discovered it was entirely too big. Not only would they not return it they wouldn't give me anything that fit after blatantly taking advantage of me. Apparently, I shouldn't have left until I was certain their piercer had sold me the correct size. "I'm not the paid professional here, arrghhh! These guys are jokes! Don't go here or their other location on the boardwalk unless you're ready to pay more and get less. My recommendation is stay away from the beach if you want piercings or tattoos the beach attracts tourists and tourists attract sleazeball tattooists/piercers.

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★★☆☆☆

They say Venice Beach is a sunny place with shady people and this is definitely the case with this tattoo-parlor! They are extremely over priced and prey on anyone that walks through their doors. About six months ago I worked for a hostel and would bring these guys business as they were really close to where I worked. They charged my friend $160 for a tiny black tribal flower on the small of her waist. Seriously this tattoo was about the size of a half dollar ...maybe! The guy who does the piercings will sell you jewelry at any cost. I bought a piece of jewelry after being told it would fit, and when I got home discovered it was entirely too big. Not only would they not return it they wouldn't give me anything that fit after blatantly taking advantage of me. Apparently, I shouldn't have left until I was certain their piercer had sold me the correct size. "I'm not the paid professional here, arrghhh! These guys are jokes! Don't go here or their other location on the boardwalk unless you're ready to pay more and get less. My recommendation is stay away from the beach if you want piercings or tattoos the beach attracts tourists and tourists attract sleazeball tattooists/piercers.

Pros: You can get pretty cheap smokes a couple doors down

Cons: Just read my review

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I got my first tattoo at Tattoo Asylum. I admired the tattoos on a woman I met and she referred me to Swag.
I told Swag what I had in mind and trusted him to come up with a design. He did a great job.
His suggestions made the tattoo a work of art. He said it was my first one and I would be back.
Four years later I am going back.
He made me feel comfortable and did an excellent job.
The price was reasonable too.

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★★★★★

I got my first tattoo at Tattoo Asylum. I admired the tattoos on a woman I met and she referred me to Swag.
I told Swag what I had in mind and trusted him to come up with a design. He did a great job.
His suggestions made the tattoo a work of art. He said it was my first one and I would be back.
Four years later I am going back.
He made me feel comfortable and did an excellent job.
The price was reasonable too.

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i had a good experience lucky is the tightest he did a wonderfull job on my dia de los muertos skull...on my back...u can see it in the book on the coounter

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i had a good experience lucky is the tightest he did a wonderfull job on my dia de los muertos skull...on my back...u can see it in the book on the coounter

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I went in with my ideas and let Robert fill in the blanks. He really listened to me and put my ideas down on paper. We came up with a beautiful design and his technique made it less painful. He was very friendly and made me feel very comfortable. Even though the shop is very close to the Venice boardwalk it does not have that touristy feel about it. Excellent experience from start to finish. I highly recommend this shop and will be going back for more work very very soon.

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★★★★★

I went in with my ideas and let Robert fill in the blanks. He really listened to me and put my ideas down on paper. We came up with a beautiful design and his technique made it less painful. He was very friendly and made me feel very comfortable. Even though the shop is very close to the Venice boardwalk it does not have that touristy feel about it. Excellent experience from start to finish. I highly recommend this shop and will be going back for more work very very soon.

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I went in with my ideas and let Robert fill in the blanks. He really listened to me and put my ideas down on paper. We came up with a beautiful design and his technique made it less painful. He was very friendly and made me feel very comfortable. Even though the shop is very close to the Venice boardwalk it does not have that touristy feel about it. Excellent experience from start to finish. I highly recommend this shop and will be going back for more work very very soon.

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I went in with my ideas and let Robert fill in the blanks. He really listened to me and put my ideas down on paper. We came up with a beautiful design and his technique made it less painful. He was very friendly and made me feel very comfortable. Even though the shop is very close to the Venice boardwalk it does not have that touristy feel about it. Excellent experience from start to finish. I highly recommend this shop and will be going back for more work very very soon.

Pros: parking, staff, service, nice atmosphere, professional

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~Kind People, Very Talented/Skilled Artists and a Great Environment is what you'll find at the Tattoo Asylum. In my Opinion one of the nicest and cleanest shops in Venice. Go Check it out! Make sure to say Hi to Lucky and Nick!

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★★★★★

~Kind People, Very Talented/Skilled Artists and a Great Environment is what you'll find at the Tattoo Asylum. In my Opinion one of the nicest and cleanest shops in Venice. Go Check it out! Make sure to say Hi to Lucky and Nick!

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dude I've been in about every tattoo shop in Venice but i only get work done and recommend one... TATTOO ASYLUM. The place is fabulous it's big, comfortable and cant forget to mention super clean which is very important. also their prices are very reasonable. Lucky and Nick are great artists with awesome techniques. From a new tattoo to bad very necessary cover up since i met them i couldn't trust anyone else to do my ink.

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★★★★★

dude I've been in about every tattoo shop in Venice but i only get work done and recommend one... TATTOO ASYLUM. The place is fabulous it's big, comfortable and cant forget to mention super clean which is very important. also their prices are very reasonable. Lucky and Nick are great artists with awesome techniques. From a new tattoo to bad very necessary cover up since i met them i couldn't trust anyone else to do my ink.

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Several months ago I stumbled across Tattoo Asylum while showing my family (Who was in town from England) around Venice Beach. My cousin had always wanted to get a tattoo so we decided to go in. We were greeted by a very friendly (And very tatted up) guy named Lucky. He showed us around the shop, showed us our options for tattoos and made us completely comfortable when making our decisions. He wasn't one of those car salesman type of employees that tried to pressure you into getting a tattoo just because he wanted to make money.... He kept saying "Go w/ what your heart wants, something you'll be comfortable having forever!". He was so genuine , that that alone made us want to get a tattoos!!! And we did!!! :)

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★★★★★

Several months ago I stumbled across Tattoo Asylum while showing my family (Who was in town from England) around Venice Beach. My cousin had always wanted to get a tattoo so we decided to go in. We were greeted by a very friendly (And very tatted up) guy named Lucky. He showed us around the shop, showed us our options for tattoos and made us completely comfortable when making our decisions. He wasn't one of those car salesman type of employees that tried to pressure you into getting a tattoo just because he wanted to make money.... He kept saying "Go w/ what your heart wants, something you'll be comfortable having forever!". He was so genuine , that that alone made us want to get a tattoos!!! And we did!!! :)

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I was in there the other day and had been shopping around other shops to get some ink done. First off, the place is in a great location and looks really cool inside. They seemed to be busy which was a good sign and everyone was very friendly and made me feel comfortable. Lucky gave me a great consultation and I believe a guy named Nick was there giving his imput. It was really cool to see artists work together like that. I will definitely be back!

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★★★★★

I was in there the other day and had been shopping around other shops to get some ink done. First off, the place is in a great location and looks really cool inside. They seemed to be busy which was a good sign and everyone was very friendly and made me feel comfortable. Lucky gave me a great consultation and I believe a guy named Nick was there giving his imput. It was really cool to see artists work together like that. I will definitely be back!

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love my tattoo, years later.
check them out, they make beautiful art. They made me feel comfortable. I never doubted that they weren't putting their whole selves into this work.
thank you :)

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★★★★★

love my tattoo, years later.
check them out, they make beautiful art. They made me feel comfortable. I never doubted that they weren't putting their whole selves into this work.
thank you :)

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amazing art, awesome artist and an incredible vibe. that's what you get @tattoo asylum.
this establishment has undergone many changes in the past year and has still managed to stay afloat. from changes in ownership to the remodel, this team has still maintained total customer satisfaction and superior work ethic.

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amazing art, awesome artist and an incredible vibe. that's what you get @tattoo asylum.
this establishment has undergone many changes in the past year and has still managed to stay afloat. from changes in ownership to the remodel, this team has still maintained total customer satisfaction and superior work ethic.

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I was incredibly please with this shop. My friends and I came in on a Sunday and the place was packed! There were only 2 artists working, Nick and Lucky, and 2 people up front. The staff was very energetic and very welcoming. I wasn't exactly sure of what I wanted, I just had an idea. I let the staff upfront in on my thoughts and ideas. There was no internet so the girl that was helping me went to Quiznos around and borrowed their computer to print out a few pictures for my friends and I. All 4 of us got tattooed. Nick did the 3 small ones and Lucky did my semi-big (well at least to me) tattoo along my ribs. Even though we had to wait a bit due to the fact that there were only 2 artists, I still enjoyed being there. Everyone made us feel comfortable and wanted. I would HIGHLY recommend this establishment to anyone visiting Venice Beach. I know the locals already know what's up! I took the time to find a little more information on my artist and found him on myspace.... here is his url:

Check out his work and make an appointment:

MySpace URL: luckytattooasylum

I hope this information has made it easier for you to find a decent tattoo shop in Venice.

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I was incredibly please with this shop. My friends and I came in on a Sunday and the place was packed! There were only 2 artists working, Nick and Lucky, and 2 people up front. The staff was very energetic and very welcoming. I wasn't exactly sure of what I wanted, I just had an idea. I let the staff upfront in on my thoughts and ideas. There was no internet so the girl that was helping me went to Quiznos around and borrowed their computer to print out a few pictures for my friends and I. All 4 of us got tattooed. Nick did the 3 small ones and Lucky did my semi-big (well at least to me) tattoo along my ribs. Even though we had to wait a bit due to the fact that there were only 2 artists, I still enjoyed being there. Everyone made us feel comfortable and wanted. I would HIGHLY recommend this establishment to anyone visiting Venice Beach. I know the locals already know what's up! I took the time to find a little more information on my artist and found him on myspace.... here is his url:

Check out his work and make an appointment:

MySpace URL: luckytattooasylum

I hope this information has made it easier for you to find a decent tattoo shop in Venice.

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I got my tattoo done at Tattoo Asylum last week, and it turned out amazing. I get so many compliments already. I will definately go back for more. They have parking right in front of the store, and a bar next door, what more do I need? My friends recommended this place to me and I will recommend everyone to go there too. They really helped me with my idea and did a great job! I LOVE MY NEW TATTOO!!!!

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★★★★★

I got my tattoo done at Tattoo Asylum last week, and it turned out amazing. I get so many compliments already. I will definately go back for more. They have parking right in front of the store, and a bar next door, what more do I need? My friends recommended this place to me and I will recommend everyone to go there too. They really helped me with my idea and did a great job! I LOVE MY NEW TATTOO!!!!

Pros: Very convenient parking and good prices

Cons: none

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The tattoo asylum was a very clean place. Daphne was extremely nice and comforting throughout the tattoo process. It was my very first tattoo and it was nice having her there to calm me down. I have to be honest and say that some of the guys that worked there were a little rude. Not sure if they were always grumpy or were just having a bad day. Daphne on the other hand, was much more pleasant to be around! The lady that runs the clothing/jewelry shop connected to the tattoo place was also very kind and entertaining.

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★★★★☆

The tattoo asylum was a very clean place. Daphne was extremely nice and comforting throughout the tattoo process. It was my very first tattoo and it was nice having her there to calm me down. I have to be honest and say that some of the guys that worked there were a little rude. Not sure if they were always grumpy or were just having a bad day. Daphne on the other hand, was much more pleasant to be around! The lady that runs the clothing/jewelry shop connected to the tattoo place was also very kind and entertaining.

Pros: clean, great location

Cons: grumpy workers

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Hi. My name is Flo. I'm from Germany an got my tatto done about months ago by Paul. I never had any problems since and I really appreciated Paul bringing his own style to my own ideas. Thank you very much and see you next time.

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Hi. My name is Flo. I'm from Germany an got my tatto done about months ago by Paul. I never had any problems since and I really appreciated Paul bringing his own style to my own ideas. Thank you very much and see you next time.

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I wonder what it is about the Pacific Ocean that makes sketchy tattoo artists congregate around it. Tattoo Asylum is at least all the way indoors, and their artists know somewhat more of what they're doing than in other Venice Beach shops. Their art is not to my taste, but it isn't universally horrible either. The artists themselves are friendly, but I wouldn't count on them for original design work. Sterilization standards are followed.

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★★★☆☆

I wonder what it is about the Pacific Ocean that makes sketchy tattoo artists congregate around it. Tattoo Asylum is at least all the way indoors, and their artists know somewhat more of what they're doing than in other Venice Beach shops. Their art is not to my taste, but it isn't universally horrible either. The artists themselves are friendly, but I wouldn't count on them for original design work. Sterilization standards are followed.

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I get so many compliments on Swag's work. I love it and can't wait to get more. Nice!

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★★★★★

I get so many compliments on Swag's work. I love it and can't wait to get more. Nice!

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I've had three tattoos done here, and these guys are great. Low key, great work.

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★★★★★

I've had three tattoos done here, and these guys are great. Low key, great work.

Pros: Great work, Friendly, Non-threatening

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I would highly recommend this place to anyone! I worked with tattoo artist Josh and got exactly what I wanted for the price I was willing to pay. All the guys who work there were so friendly and talkative. Also, my friend has been pierced by piercing-prodigy Chris numerous times and had great results consistantly. Neither of us have experienced infections or problems, and they're usual willing to bargain. Definately a 10!

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★★★★★

I would highly recommend this place to anyone! I worked with tattoo artist Josh and got exactly what I wanted for the price I was willing to pay. All the guys who work there were so friendly and talkative. Also, my friend has been pierced by piercing-prodigy Chris numerous times and had great results consistantly. Neither of us have experienced infections or problems, and they're usual willing to bargain. Definately a 10!

 

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