Capital City Tattooz

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850-224-0400

458 W Tennessee St

Tallahassee, FL

32301

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I was extremely disappointed after my visit here. This being my 3rd tattoo, I was expecting decent work. However, I left with a shoddy tattoo with bad shadowing, incomplete lines, uneven letter and misplaced coloring. Two of my friends that received bottom-lip tattoos were even more unlucky and had their tattoos disappear TWO DAYS LATER. There are people that are unable to hold ink in their mouths but it's a little skeptical that both tattoos rubbed off. What a waste of over $100 plus a hefty tip. I will never recommend this place to anyone in Tallahassee or anyone else looking to get tattooed in Florida

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I was extremely disappointed after my visit here. This being my 3rd tattoo, I was expecting decent work. However, I left with a shoddy tattoo with bad shadowing, incomplete lines, uneven letter and misplaced coloring. Two of my friends that received bottom-lip tattoos were even more unlucky and had their tattoos disappear TWO DAYS LATER. There are people that are unable to hold ink in their mouths but it's a little skeptical that both tattoos rubbed off. What a waste of over $100 plus a hefty tip. I will never recommend this place to anyone in Tallahassee or anyone else looking to get tattooed in Florida

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I love this place.
I heard rumors about this place, but after going to check it out for myself, I found the artist to be very helpful in guiding me through my tattoo experience.
My father just passed away and they helped me to find the perfect tattoo to remember him by.
The place was clean and they joked around to help pass the time.
I walked in without an appointment and they sat me in about 20min.
I have to say Danny was the most helpful, but everyone gave their own insight.
I have 4 other tattoos and this one was great work.
I would defiantly recommend them to everyone.
I also got a tongue piercing.
Thanks, Guys

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★★★★★

I love this place.
I heard rumors about this place, but after going to check it out for myself, I found the artist to be very helpful in guiding me through my tattoo experience.
My father just passed away and they helped me to find the perfect tattoo to remember him by.
The place was clean and they joked around to help pass the time.
I walked in without an appointment and they sat me in about 20min.
I have to say Danny was the most helpful, but everyone gave their own insight.
I have 4 other tattoos and this one was great work.
I would defiantly recommend them to everyone.
I also got a tongue piercing.
Thanks, Guys

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One of the biggest mistakes I have made was getting a tattoo at Capital City Tattoos. While the majority of people working in this establishment seem to be decent people, the artist who tattooed me is the most vile, rude, nasty and disrespectful person I have ever been around. Not to mention the tattoo SUCKED and I am now having to go and pay a GOOD artist at another establishment to FIX what the tattoo artist did. After having the tattoo done a couple of weeks ago I called the artist (per his request) to fix anything that needed to be, which is normal practice. he told me to be at the shop at 1:00 the next day. Upon my arrival (at 1:00) he was still sleeping and had to be woken up several times by employees. Finallly after waiting an hour, one of the employees went back to see if he was ready and I was informed that I needed to "sit the f** down, shut the f** up and he would be ready when he was ready. I was completely floored and left Capital City Tattoo in tears. I understand the usual "grumpy" tattoo artist, but this was above and beyond anything I have ever experienced in my life.(I have several tattoos). I would not reccomend this place to anyone. This is a small town and tattoos are so referral based that I cannot believe anyone would allow this person to work there and treat their customers that way. Not to mention, like I said the tattoo that he did was AWFUL and since it's permanent I am hoping I can have it fixed as I am stuck with it FOR LIFE!

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One of the biggest mistakes I have made was getting a tattoo at Capital City Tattoos. While the majority of people working in this establishment seem to be decent people, the artist who tattooed me is the most vile, rude, nasty and disrespectful person I have ever been around. Not to mention the tattoo SUCKED and I am now having to go and pay a GOOD artist at another establishment to FIX what the tattoo artist did. After having the tattoo done a couple of weeks ago I called the artist (per his request) to fix anything that needed to be, which is normal practice. he told me to be at the shop at 1:00 the next day. Upon my arrival (at 1:00) he was still sleeping and had to be woken up several times by employees. Finallly after waiting an hour, one of the employees went back to see if he was ready and I was informed that I needed to "sit the f** down, shut the f** up and he would be ready when he was ready. I was completely floored and left Capital City Tattoo in tears. I understand the usual "grumpy" tattoo artist, but this was above and beyond anything I have ever experienced in my life.(I have several tattoos). I would not reccomend this place to anyone. This is a small town and tattoos are so referral based that I cannot believe anyone would allow this person to work there and treat their customers that way. Not to mention, like I said the tattoo that he did was AWFUL and since it's permanent I am hoping I can have it fixed as I am stuck with it FOR LIFE!

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This person works at another shop
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May 13, 2011
Bobby L. Barfield, 39, and Timothy Centrella, 42, were busted for methamphetamines and drug paraphernalia. The operation was based on information that indicated employees of the business had been in possession of illegal drugs and possibly explosive devices.

Two employees are busted on drug charges after an extensive search of a Tallahassee tattoo parlor. The bomb squad was called in overnight and when it came up dry, deputies moved in.

Just about every glass door inside of Capital City Tattoo'z is broken.

The Leon County Swat Team raided the tattoo parlor at 458 West Tennessee Street around 12:30 Friday morning.

The Big Bend Regional Bomb Squad took over after the building was secured because deputies say they'd gotten a tip from a concerned citizen that there were possibly explosive devices, drugs and firearms inside.

"You see your building surrounded by 100 police officers, it's not a good feeling, not a good feeling," says Capital City Tattoo'z owner John Williams.

The bomb squad cleared out around three a.m. No bombs were found, but two employees were arrested.

Deputies say they found several containers of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia on 39-year-old Bobby Barfield.

Then, found the same inside of a room where deputies say 42-year-old employee Timothy Centrella lived.

Deputies say there was a third employee and three customers in the building at the time of the raid.

But, by opening time Friday morning:

"We are still here. We are still tatooing," tattoo artist Paul "Slim" English says.

NEED I SAY MORE???

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May 13, 2011
Bobby L. Barfield, 39, and Timothy Centrella, 42, were busted for methamphetamines and drug paraphernalia. The operation was based on information that indicated employees of the business had been in possession of illegal drugs and possibly explosive devices.

Two employees are busted on drug charges after an extensive search of a Tallahassee tattoo parlor. The bomb squad was called in overnight and when it came up dry, deputies moved in.

Just about every glass door inside of Capital City Tattoo'z is broken.

The Leon County Swat Team raided the tattoo parlor at 458 West Tennessee Street around 12:30 Friday morning.

The Big Bend Regional Bomb Squad took over after the building was secured because deputies say they'd gotten a tip from a concerned citizen that there were possibly explosive devices, drugs and firearms inside.

"You see your building surrounded by 100 police officers, it's not a good feeling, not a good feeling," says Capital City Tattoo'z owner John Williams.

The bomb squad cleared out around three a.m. No bombs were found, but two employees were arrested.

Deputies say they found several containers of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia on 39-year-old Bobby Barfield.

Then, found the same inside of a room where deputies say 42-year-old employee Timothy Centrella lived.

Deputies say there was a third employee and three customers in the building at the time of the raid.

But, by opening time Friday morning:

"We are still here. We are still tatooing," tattoo artist Paul "Slim" English says.

NEED I SAY MORE???

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The tattoo artist in the article no longer work for Capital City Tattooz
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Capital City Tattooz is the worst tattoo parlor in Tallahassee and perhaps the worst in Florida. This place should be avoided at all cost. First, upon entering the establishment it smelled of mold and mildew. This observation alone should have convinced me to leave; however, someone assured me that the odor was due to the installation of new flooring and grout work. From my brief experience there, I did not see any indication of this supposed ??tile work.?? Secondly, there was nothing special or unique about this place. No style, no class, nothing to make you want to come back. It is their policy, and probably in their best interest, that cameras and videos are not allowed in the establishment. Viewers would as soon realize that it is simply a run-of-the-mill, dilapidated hole-in-the-wall. Finally, and most important, the customer service was poor. For example, one worker appeared to be more interested in watching a computer screen and eating than attending to potential customers. In addition, I was quoted something over the phone by an associate which later was not honored in person. Needless to say, Capitol City Tattoo will never have another opportunity to disappoint me.

Word of advice Capital City Snafu:
A business person who is able to keep his word or promise is reliable and can be trusted. When a businessman makes a promise, he fulfills it. That is what gains a customer??s confidence.

A business is not a business without customers. A good rule of thumb states what is perhaps the most fundamental business rule of them all: the customer is always right.

Word of advice to piercing enthusiasts:
If you want someone that treats his customers with respect, wants to earn your business, is clean, articulate, and intelligent then go to Bink's on Monroe.

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★☆☆☆☆

Capital City Tattooz is the worst tattoo parlor in Tallahassee and perhaps the worst in Florida. This place should be avoided at all cost. First, upon entering the establishment it smelled of mold and mildew. This observation alone should have convinced me to leave; however, someone assured me that the odor was due to the installation of new flooring and grout work. From my brief experience there, I did not see any indication of this supposed ??tile work.?? Secondly, there was nothing special or unique about this place. No style, no class, nothing to make you want to come back. It is their policy, and probably in their best interest, that cameras and videos are not allowed in the establishment. Viewers would as soon realize that it is simply a run-of-the-mill, dilapidated hole-in-the-wall. Finally, and most important, the customer service was poor. For example, one worker appeared to be more interested in watching a computer screen and eating than attending to potential customers. In addition, I was quoted something over the phone by an associate which later was not honored in person. Needless to say, Capitol City Tattoo will never have another opportunity to disappoint me.

Word of advice Capital City Snafu:
A business person who is able to keep his word or promise is reliable and can be trusted. When a businessman makes a promise, he fulfills it. That is what gains a customer??s confidence.

A business is not a business without customers. A good rule of thumb states what is perhaps the most fundamental business rule of them all: the customer is always right.

Word of advice to piercing enthusiasts:
If you want someone that treats his customers with respect, wants to earn your business, is clean, articulate, and intelligent then go to Bink's on Monroe.

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Capital City ..... who ? Your review is in fact prevaricate.
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I am an artist at Capital City Tattooz. Like all companies, we go through our ups and downs, but over all, we have our stuff together. As far as people being sexually harrassed I don't see alot of that and Steve-o if you were sexually harrassed I would kinda like to know which of our MALE artists it was. LOL. For the most part we try to maintain a professional environment for our customers. However, we are artists not accountants so we tend to have fun, laugh and joke at work. That's the reason why we do what we do and not what you do for a living. When you come in to get pierced or tattooed it shouldn't be like getting a shot at the doctor's office or a trip to the dentist. It should be a good time and a party to remember. This is what we tend to provide at Capital City Tattooz, if you want white lab coats and elevator music there is another shop just down the street that can provide all the boredom you require. TRAMP (Tattoo Artist)

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★★★★☆

I am an artist at Capital City Tattooz. Like all companies, we go through our ups and downs, but over all, we have our stuff together. As far as people being sexually harrassed I don't see alot of that and Steve-o if you were sexually harrassed I would kinda like to know which of our MALE artists it was. LOL. For the most part we try to maintain a professional environment for our customers. However, we are artists not accountants so we tend to have fun, laugh and joke at work. That's the reason why we do what we do and not what you do for a living. When you come in to get pierced or tattooed it shouldn't be like getting a shot at the doctor's office or a trip to the dentist. It should be a good time and a party to remember. This is what we tend to provide at Capital City Tattooz, if you want white lab coats and elevator music there is another shop just down the street that can provide all the boredom you require. TRAMP (Tattoo Artist)

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Capital City Tattooz was very clean and friendly, I got my first tattoo and my lip pierced there. they are very professional (except for the potty moths lol but would you really mind that?) For all the people who are saying they are racist and sexist, I think not, I am black and a girl, and they still did excellent work. I would definitely recommend hem.

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★★★★☆

Capital City Tattooz was very clean and friendly, I got my first tattoo and my lip pierced there. they are very professional (except for the potty moths lol but would you really mind that?) For all the people who are saying they are racist and sexist, I think not, I am black and a girl, and they still did excellent work. I would definitely recommend hem.

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Thanks Shalonda....you should let Capital City ...who know.
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Im the piercer here at capital city tattooz. Im also a CNA and in school to be a registered nurse. I am certified to work with blood born pathogens, i have my CPR cert and my passion in life is educating people about sterilization. that being said ive also worked at 3 other shops in tallahassee, none of those shops put enough effort into keeping a clean and safe shop. im proud of my home here at cap city. If you would ever like to just come in and talk to me about the piercing process ill walk you through it and let you take a peak in bio room so you can see we are at the top of our game. i doubt any other shop will be willing to let you look in their bio room. <3

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Im the piercer here at capital city tattooz. Im also a CNA and in school to be a registered nurse. I am certified to work with blood born pathogens, i have my CPR cert and my passion in life is educating people about sterilization. that being said ive also worked at 3 other shops in tallahassee, none of those shops put enough effort into keeping a clean and safe shop. im proud of my home here at cap city. If you would ever like to just come in and talk to me about the piercing process ill walk you through it and let you take a peak in bio room so you can see we are at the top of our game. i doubt any other shop will be willing to let you look in their bio room. <3

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Ok, my first experience with Capital City was stupid. I was going there to get my tounge piereced. I had turned 18 maybe a month before hand so I was all excited and got ready and went. Now let me tell you this now, I am 26 now but I look between 17-21 at the oldest so when I was 18 I looked about 14.
I walked in and said I would like to get my tounge pierced. She asked for my ID. They were sure I was using a fake ID so I started getting grilled right from the start about my address, star sign (for proof of my birthday) and some crazy stuff. Well they finally let me sign out the paperwork and I get back to the room to get the piercing. I get up on the chair and the guy told me that he knew I was underage but was still going to prick me. It was just a weird experience and sucked because I was really 18 and got blamed basically for having a fake id.
Now my tattoo experiences. I have had 4 done by Mike. A butterfly on my left ankle, a tramp stamp of a butterfly and tribal art, a butterfly on left wrist, and a butterfly on my upper back about 4 or so inches below my neck. Now my tramp stamp was done probably in 2003 and the colors still pop out. All of the colors in the color ones still pop out. My black and white butterfly on my back though isn't as 3d as I wanted it to be. Looks kinda plain and just blah. I kinda want to have it retouched. But the rest of the work, EXCELLENT! I would recommend it to anyone!

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★★★★☆

Ok, my first experience with Capital City was stupid. I was going there to get my tounge piereced. I had turned 18 maybe a month before hand so I was all excited and got ready and went. Now let me tell you this now, I am 26 now but I look between 17-21 at the oldest so when I was 18 I looked about 14.
I walked in and said I would like to get my tounge pierced. She asked for my ID. They were sure I was using a fake ID so I started getting grilled right from the start about my address, star sign (for proof of my birthday) and some crazy stuff. Well they finally let me sign out the paperwork and I get back to the room to get the piercing. I get up on the chair and the guy told me that he knew I was underage but was still going to prick me. It was just a weird experience and sucked because I was really 18 and got blamed basically for having a fake id.
Now my tattoo experiences. I have had 4 done by Mike. A butterfly on my left ankle, a tramp stamp of a butterfly and tribal art, a butterfly on left wrist, and a butterfly on my upper back about 4 or so inches below my neck. Now my tramp stamp was done probably in 2003 and the colors still pop out. All of the colors in the color ones still pop out. My black and white butterfly on my back though isn't as 3d as I wanted it to be. Looks kinda plain and just blah. I kinda want to have it retouched. But the rest of the work, EXCELLENT! I would recommend it to anyone!

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if you can say that capitol city is dirty then you havent been to the other tattoo shops in town, the health department is here quarter yearly, and testifies that we are cleaner than any other shop in tallahassee. the "owner" darin, wasnt even the owner.. he was a drug addict and we fired him, we are not racist and we are not sexist, we have white and black tattoo artists, a female manager and a female piercer. sexual harrasment doesnt fly here. thanks.

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★★★★☆

if you can say that capitol city is dirty then you havent been to the other tattoo shops in town, the health department is here quarter yearly, and testifies that we are cleaner than any other shop in tallahassee. the "owner" darin, wasnt even the owner.. he was a drug addict and we fired him, we are not racist and we are not sexist, we have white and black tattoo artists, a female manager and a female piercer. sexual harrasment doesnt fly here. thanks.

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Been thinking about a piercing for a long time and finally got it done. Totally satisfied! The piercer Taylor had done some things for some of my friends who gave her good reports, so I let her do my septum. She explains what she's going to do, seemed to be careful about cleanliness, and made me feel like I was in good hands. My eyes watered a little during the procedure, but I got through it and it's been in for four days now. So far, so good. Not ready to go get another one or anything like that, but I can see that I might want something more later. Hope Taylor is still around when I'm ready!

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★★★★☆

Been thinking about a piercing for a long time and finally got it done. Totally satisfied! The piercer Taylor had done some things for some of my friends who gave her good reports, so I let her do my septum. She explains what she's going to do, seemed to be careful about cleanliness, and made me feel like I was in good hands. My eyes watered a little during the procedure, but I got through it and it's been in for four days now. So far, so good. Not ready to go get another one or anything like that, but I can see that I might want something more later. Hope Taylor is still around when I'm ready!

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In the beginning this was my last resort for my monroe but I ended up getting it done here, and I definitely approve. The service was good and the made me feel very comfortable while getting it done.

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In the beginning this was my last resort for my monroe but I ended up getting it done here, and I definitely approve. The service was good and the made me feel very comfortable while getting it done.

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wow i walked into a place where you guys werent busy.just sleepin..and had no clue what you were talking about it is really amazing that your still open for business..

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wow i walked into a place where you guys werent busy.just sleepin..and had no clue what you were talking about it is really amazing that your still open for business..

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I think the place is nooo good,very dirty,the owner is skitzo and there is a good chance you will get sexually harrassed. It is an all around waste of time

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I think the place is nooo good,very dirty,the owner is skitzo and there is a good chance you will get sexually harrassed. It is an all around waste of time

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More about Capital City Tattooz

We are dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of conduct and workmanship. We utilize Autoclave sterilization and practice new needle use for all customers. We feel that a tattoo or a piercing is something extremely personal and unique to each person.Realizing the wide variety of tastes; you can get your inspiration from the thousands of designswe have on hand, bring your own, or we will design a tattoo especially for you and help you realize your fantasy. Walk in business and appointments are always welcome, so come on down, put us to the test, and let us put some ink on you!!!

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