Arbuckles Tattoo & Piercing

★★★☆☆
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319-363-1242

99 16th Ave SW

Cedar Rapids, IA

52404

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I went to Arbuckles for my first tattoo and was much looking forward to it. I had lost my grandpa and had a very specific tattoo in mind. I went in and explained what I wanted, he said and I quote "I'm not a sketch artist, I'm a tattoo artist, you will have to pick something from the books (should have been my first clue to leave) but instead I picked the closest thing I wanted from the books. I asked if he could add a halo to it, all he did was draw a circle. It was the most painful tattoo I have ever experienced in my life (I now have over 15) He then told me to keep it covered for several days (HUGE NO NO) Not even two weeks after having it done I went to another tattoo artist and had the tattoo re-done and the halo fixed. I was told I would have major scar damage/tissue because he was "digging for gold Thankfully I found someone who was able to fix the nightmare that was left on me. I would never in a million year recommend this place to anyone!!!!! And I'm only giving him one star because I am required to, he deserves NO stars!

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★☆☆☆☆

I went to Arbuckles for my first tattoo and was much looking forward to it. I had lost my grandpa and had a very specific tattoo in mind. I went in and explained what I wanted, he said and I quote "I'm not a sketch artist, I'm a tattoo artist, you will have to pick something from the books (should have been my first clue to leave) but instead I picked the closest thing I wanted from the books. I asked if he could add a halo to it, all he did was draw a circle. It was the most painful tattoo I have ever experienced in my life (I now have over 15) He then told me to keep it covered for several days (HUGE NO NO) Not even two weeks after having it done I went to another tattoo artist and had the tattoo re-done and the halo fixed. I was told I would have major scar damage/tissue because he was "digging for gold Thankfully I found someone who was able to fix the nightmare that was left on me. I would never in a million year recommend this place to anyone!!!!! And I'm only giving him one star because I am required to, he deserves NO stars!

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Many of the reviews are very suspect on this page. Mr. ArBuckle does good work and stands behind it. As some one that has many of his tattoos and lives in Cedar Rapids, I would drive to Jesup to his new shop for any new work. At least I know that I will be entering a drug free environment and being tattooed by a sober drug free tattoo artist that is less interested in being cool and living the "tattooist" life-style and instead dedicated to carrying on the craft of tattooing.

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★★★★★

Many of the reviews are very suspect on this page. Mr. ArBuckle does good work and stands behind it. As some one that has many of his tattoos and lives in Cedar Rapids, I would drive to Jesup to his new shop for any new work. At least I know that I will be entering a drug free environment and being tattooed by a sober drug free tattoo artist that is less interested in being cool and living the "tattooist" life-style and instead dedicated to carrying on the craft of tattooing.

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I went with a group of 3 to get some work done at his new Jesup location, and although I was fine with mine, I feel horrible for the two others in our group. Both are going to have to get theirs fixed when they heal, and he even said as we left that he'd do it for free. Instead we're going to spend the money at a shop that will do a much better job from the start. His pricing was good, but his work was embarrassing.

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★☆☆☆☆

I went with a group of 3 to get some work done at his new Jesup location, and although I was fine with mine, I feel horrible for the two others in our group. Both are going to have to get theirs fixed when they heal, and he even said as we left that he'd do it for free. Instead we're going to spend the money at a shop that will do a much better job from the start. His pricing was good, but his work was embarrassing.

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Even though its now closed due to the flood, Arbuckle's gave me the wrong tattoo which after reading this site I now know that this is not the first time either. Its not anything near what it was supposed to be. So now $200 more and 9 years later I have another tattoo covering it. He doesnt really do a BAD job just isnt what I picked out, so if you must go there make sure its somewhere you can watch him the whole time! I wouldnt even give him a star but the system made me!

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★☆☆☆☆

Even though its now closed due to the flood, Arbuckle's gave me the wrong tattoo which after reading this site I now know that this is not the first time either. Its not anything near what it was supposed to be. So now $200 more and 9 years later I have another tattoo covering it. He doesnt really do a BAD job just isnt what I picked out, so if you must go there make sure its somewhere you can watch him the whole time! I wouldnt even give him a star but the system made me!

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My mom had gotten a tattoo, and he wouldn't do what she wanted, he thought the design 'was stupid" and wouldn't use the color of ink she wanted. it is 5 years later and now my mom just has a green blob on her lower leg instead of a tree frog. As she says 'HE IS JERK'. My mom only went because every else was closed and now she has a green blob to remind her of that one spontaneous moment.

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★★★★☆

My mom had gotten a tattoo, and he wouldn't do what she wanted, he thought the design 'was stupid" and wouldn't use the color of ink she wanted. it is 5 years later and now my mom just has a green blob on her lower leg instead of a tree frog. As she says 'HE IS JERK'. My mom only went because every else was closed and now she has a green blob to remind her of that one spontaneous moment.

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I don't know what these other people are even talking about with a dirty tattoo shop or he doesn't have anything or his work is bad. I got a Dragon tattoo done on my leg and it is a great piece of art. I was only charged 100.00 and that is normally what is costs to get a tattoo done. If you want a crappy tattoo or a cheap tattoo I suggest all you people out their either better get your own tattoo gun or go to a friend who will do a really crappy job and charge you 10 bucks for what you want. I believe that Arbuckles is a good tattoo shop and I would do back to him again. By the way I have about 10 tattoos and Arbuckles is about if I had to rank the 3rd best one.

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★★★★☆

I don't know what these other people are even talking about with a dirty tattoo shop or he doesn't have anything or his work is bad. I got a Dragon tattoo done on my leg and it is a great piece of art. I was only charged 100.00 and that is normally what is costs to get a tattoo done. If you want a crappy tattoo or a cheap tattoo I suggest all you people out their either better get your own tattoo gun or go to a friend who will do a really crappy job and charge you 10 bucks for what you want. I believe that Arbuckles is a good tattoo shop and I would do back to him again. By the way I have about 10 tattoos and Arbuckles is about if I had to rank the 3rd best one.

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I went to Arbuckles 3 years ago to get my belly button peiced. They were very friendly, letting my moms boyfriend sit next to me. the walked me threw all the steps post piercing. I was worries it would hurt, but the told me they were gonna count to 6 and then pierce it, i felt a little pressure (which I hought was them pinching my belly) 3, and then when they got to 6, their like your done. it dint hurt. its cost $65, but its only money.
As for tatooing, I cant get any yet, so i dont know what they are like, my friends dad has some from their, and they look pretty good, i guess.

PROS: Nice, good work, clean, everything
CONS: kinda pricey on peircings

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★★★★☆

I went to Arbuckles 3 years ago to get my belly button peiced. They were very friendly, letting my moms boyfriend sit next to me. the walked me threw all the steps post piercing. I was worries it would hurt, but the told me they were gonna count to 6 and then pierce it, i felt a little pressure (which I hought was them pinching my belly) 3, and then when they got to 6, their like your done. it dint hurt. its cost $65, but its only money.
As for tatooing, I cant get any yet, so i dont know what they are like, my friends dad has some from their, and they look pretty good, i guess.

PROS: Nice, good work, clean, everything
CONS: kinda pricey on peircings

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I went here back when I was in college to get my belly button pierced. They walked me through the process and gave me information on how to care for the piercing. They were also very professional and made me feel right at ease by letting my friend hold my hand!

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★★★★☆

I went here back when I was in college to get my belly button pierced. They walked me through the process and gave me information on how to care for the piercing. They were also very professional and made me feel right at ease by letting my friend hold my hand!

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All I have to say is if you are considering going here to get any work done...RECONSIDER! This man does about the worst work I have ever seen! Remember you are wearing this for life! If Cedar Rapids Tattoo Co. was still in business i would direct you there, they did good work. Dont say I didnt warn you! Do yourself a favor and go somewhere else...anywhere else!

PROS: none
CONS: bad work, very rude, unsanitary

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★☆☆☆☆

All I have to say is if you are considering going here to get any work done...RECONSIDER! This man does about the worst work I have ever seen! Remember you are wearing this for life! If Cedar Rapids Tattoo Co. was still in business i would direct you there, they did good work. Dont say I didnt warn you! Do yourself a favor and go somewhere else...anywhere else!

PROS: none
CONS: bad work, very rude, unsanitary

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