Uptown Tattoos & Body Piercing

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Ive been going here for a couple of years now and not only is every visit welcoming and comfortable but the staff are all amazing Most of my ink is done by the tall bald guy Mr Savage who is outstanding when it comes to details and

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Ive been going here for a couple of years now and not only is every visit welcoming and comfortable but the staff are all amazing Most of my ink is done by the tall bald guy Mr Savage who is outstanding when it comes to details and

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i passed by the apollo theater one day while shopping on 125th street, and although in my walk down the long stretch i walked past 100 tattoo shops, something stood out about this one. i had been wanting some work done for a while

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i passed by the apollo theater one day while shopping on 125th street, and although in my walk down the long stretch i walked past 100 tattoo shops, something stood out about this one. i had been wanting some work done for a while

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I been going to this shop for years and they are the BEST in the business! I have 30+ tattoos and the majority was done by Joe Savage or Spena. I've never heard any bad feedback from my people I've sent to them! Go check em out! A++ work!

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I been going to this shop for years and they are the BEST in the business! I have 30+ tattoos and the majority was done by Joe Savage or Spena. I've never heard any bad feedback from my people I've sent to them! Go check em out! A++ work!

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I HAD MY.... I CANT EVEN COUNT, TATTOO WORK DONE THIS WEEK ON A WHIM BUT I HAD BEEN PLANNING IT FOR SOME TIME. I WAS RECOMMENDED TO HIM BY A FRIEN BUT WAS SCEPTICAL ABOUT IT BECAUSE OF THE LOCATION. TO MY SUPRISE THE PLACE WAS A FULL OF

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I HAD MY.... I CANT EVEN COUNT, TATTOO WORK DONE THIS WEEK ON A WHIM BUT I HAD BEEN PLANNING IT FOR SOME TIME. I WAS RECOMMENDED TO HIM BY A FRIEN BUT WAS SCEPTICAL ABOUT IT BECAUSE OF THE LOCATION. TO MY SUPRISE THE PLACE WAS A FULL OF

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i love this place! they made me feel at home there and the work i got was among the best i've got! the artist was Joe Savage. he was able to create my piece as if he was in my head! i explained what i wanted, and like magic he created it right on my skin! the finished artwork was amazing! i'm not new to Tattoo as i have over 20 Tats from around the nation as i travel, i collect my art. THIS GUY IS THE REAL DEAL! he's hard to get an appointment with but your patience will be worth it.

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i love this place! they made me feel at home there and the work i got was among the best i've got! the artist was Joe Savage. he was able to create my piece as if he was in my head! i explained what i wanted, and like magic he created it right on my skin! the finished artwork was amazing! i'm not new to Tattoo as i have over 20 Tats from around the nation as i travel, i collect my art. THIS GUY IS THE REAL DEAL! he's hard to get an appointment with but your patience will be worth it.

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On July /2010 , they mess up on my tribal piece done around my belly button & got felt up by da rican weirdo with facial piercing n tats. I guess da weirdo was either focus on my great ATTRIBUTES or on illegal drugs and not doing his job

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On July /2010 , they mess up on my tribal piece done around my belly button & got felt up by da rican weirdo with facial piercing n tats. I guess da weirdo was either focus on my great ATTRIBUTES or on illegal drugs and not doing his job

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Can they pierce my navel here? ????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

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Can they pierce my navel here? ????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

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entrusted my skin to a man named 'spenna' and wound up with shaky lines, poorly etched fading, and a total show of ignorance for this craft. said he'd been tattooing for twenty years, believable if fifteen of those years were spent in the pen. it's perfect if your going for that low-rent hood chic thing, but if you want good work then i suggest you ignore your local resources and venture to brooklyn to find the real artists that were pushed out by these over hyped phonies. my tattoo isn't small and it isn't very concealable and now i have to spend a lot more energy in correcting the damage that has been done to my collection than the twenty minutes i spent adoring it.

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entrusted my skin to a man named 'spenna' and wound up with shaky lines, poorly etched fading, and a total show of ignorance for this craft. said he'd been tattooing for twenty years, believable if fifteen of those years were spent in the pen. it's perfect if your going for that low-rent hood chic thing, but if you want good work then i suggest you ignore your local resources and venture to brooklyn to find the real artists that were pushed out by these over hyped phonies. my tattoo isn't small and it isn't very concealable and now i have to spend a lot more energy in correcting the damage that has been done to my collection than the twenty minutes i spent adoring it.

Pros: They're clean

Cons: They're licensed

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Been a clent @ uptown 4 awhile. I've been tatted by spena, joe, n richie. They're amazing! Love how they freestyle their work. There's also a female there. She does alot of stencil work, and also veeerrry slow, and can have somewhat of an attitude. Don't know why she's there, she doesn't quite fit in. Any way, uptown is da ish!

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Been a clent @ uptown 4 awhile. I've been tatted by spena, joe, n richie. They're amazing! Love how they freestyle their work. There's also a female there. She does alot of stencil work, and also veeerrry slow, and can have somewhat of an attitude. Don't know why she's there, she doesn't quite fit in. Any way, uptown is da ish!

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Jason is the best. He makes you feel really comfortable, he is so funny.

My tat came out perfect and I couldn't have been happier.

I live in NJ and wish it was closer. I will be going back this summer for something new.

jamie

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Jason is the best. He makes you feel really comfortable, he is so funny.

My tat came out perfect and I couldn't have been happier.

I live in NJ and wish it was closer. I will be going back this summer for something new.

jamie

Pros: Great artist

Cons: wish it was closer

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She made me feel absolutely at ease with the design of my tattoo and sized it just the way i wanted it. She listened to the details which i wanted, as well as giving her own input and creative ideas together. We both worked together as a team to help make the tattoo I now adore!

It's the small things that separate certain artists from the others...she seems to have both the talent of tattoing and art.

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★★★★★

She made me feel absolutely at ease with the design of my tattoo and sized it just the way i wanted it. She listened to the details which i wanted, as well as giving her own input and creative ideas together. We both worked together as a team to help make the tattoo I now adore!

It's the small things that separate certain artists from the others...she seems to have both the talent of tattoing and art.

Pros: great artist ..tattooo came out clean and vibrant

Cons: small shop

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Chantal is definitely nnt worth it. She messed my friends back up so bad, there is no way it can be fixed, it's too big! My girl is keyloid for the rest of her life. She should've waited for one of the other artist

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Chantal is definitely nnt worth it. She messed my friends back up so bad, there is no way it can be fixed, it's too big! My girl is keyloid for the rest of her life. She should've waited for one of the other artist

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I have had some inked done by people I thought were artists only to have some crappy ink done...I went to the NYC Tattoo convention were I saw books of a talented artist named "Mikey"...He did a piece on the back of my neck and I loved it...He is creative and gives some great feedback to improve your ideas...I went to his shop "UpTown Tattoos a few weeks later looking for more ink and went through the other artists books...I found another artist named Chantal whose work was outstanding as well...I can NOT even begin to tell you how talented she is...(I can't believe she isn't published in an art-book yet, but I will bet she soon will be) A true artist that can transfer her amazing art into ink...Wow!!! I went back to PA were I am from and everybody, even strangers come up and ask me where I had this piece done...(an Original not some carbon copy) I can't wait for my next piece done by Chantal...I will be traveling from PA to NY for my next piece...Once you have the best you will go where ever that Artist is to get quality work done...Don't get a cheap, crappy tattoo from someone who can trace a stencil go to UpTown Tattoos and get quality work by REAL artists...I've learned my lesson and will go NOWHERE else...

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I have had some inked done by people I thought were artists only to have some crappy ink done...I went to the NYC Tattoo convention were I saw books of a talented artist named "Mikey"...He did a piece on the back of my neck and I loved it...He is creative and gives some great feedback to improve your ideas...I went to his shop "UpTown Tattoos a few weeks later looking for more ink and went through the other artists books...I found another artist named Chantal whose work was outstanding as well...I can NOT even begin to tell you how talented she is...(I can't believe she isn't published in an art-book yet, but I will bet she soon will be) A true artist that can transfer her amazing art into ink...Wow!!! I went back to PA were I am from and everybody, even strangers come up and ask me where I had this piece done...(an Original not some carbon copy) I can't wait for my next piece done by Chantal...I will be traveling from PA to NY for my next piece...Once you have the best you will go where ever that Artist is to get quality work done...Don't get a cheap, crappy tattoo from someone who can trace a stencil go to UpTown Tattoos and get quality work by REAL artists...I've learned my lesson and will go NOWHERE else...

Pros: Real Artists not just people who can work a tattoo gun...

Cons: Not a fancy shop like you see on TV...Just Real Artists...

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Chantal is very creative as well as artistic. I would recommend anyone to her. She has some serious talent that needs to be discovered.

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Chantal is very creative as well as artistic. I would recommend anyone to her. She has some serious talent that needs to be discovered.

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I have gotten three tattoos from here. Joe and spinna do great work.In-July ill be getting another.They made me feel at ease and comfortable.My co-workers have seen the work and now want me to take them there.

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I have gotten three tattoos from here. Joe and spinna do great work.In-July ill be getting another.They made me feel at ease and comfortable.My co-workers have seen the work and now want me to take them there.

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I got my first tattoo at uptown a few weeks ago. It was a script piece on my chest done by "Spenna". He totally messed it up. I had to get the whole thing re-done, and the artist who re-did it said this guy must have been on illegal substances to go out of the lines so much. He also didn't fill in the letters, it just looked like charcoal pencil. Maybe the positive reviews of him are for when he is not high. The design was bad and it looked like scribble. If I was not such a forgiving person I would hurt him for this. I can't believe I paid 80 dollars for this guy to permanently mess up my body. Now I'm stuck with a design that isn't that nice. DO NOT EVER GO TO UPTOWN TATTOO IN HARLEM. EVER. EVER.

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I got my first tattoo at uptown a few weeks ago. It was a script piece on my chest done by "Spenna". He totally messed it up. I had to get the whole thing re-done, and the artist who re-did it said this guy must have been on illegal substances to go out of the lines so much. He also didn't fill in the letters, it just looked like charcoal pencil. Maybe the positive reviews of him are for when he is not high. The design was bad and it looked like scribble. If I was not such a forgiving person I would hurt him for this. I can't believe I paid 80 dollars for this guy to permanently mess up my body. Now I'm stuck with a design that isn't that nice. DO NOT EVER GO TO UPTOWN TATTOO IN HARLEM. EVER. EVER.

Pros: NONE

Cons: "Spenna" must be on something while he is working

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I have had tatts done in Montclair, NJ and in the Bronx and I was happy with the work for the most part. My fiance and I tried Uptown Tattoos back in 2004 and have been back to them about 3 times for me and about 4 times for him. We even took his son there for his first tattoo. The place is conveniently located near the Apollo Theatre but the location is not all that. The place is very very basic and nothing as far as decor goes. But I wasn't representing Better Homes & Gardens, I was just trying to get a nice tatt by some folks I can relate to. Anthony at the front desk may look a bit unuaual to some but don't let the facial tatts and piercings fool you - he is a sweetheart of a person. Spenna (I think that's how you spell it) has been doing our work since '04 and we keep going back. He free-handed a black tribal design on my back and he did it in pieces and I love it. Folks are always commenting on it and I love that I will never see quite the same design on anyone else. I would definitely recommend this for those who are really into the art and into the karma of the folks creating the art. If you want someone to serve you cappuccino while you wait in the plush waiting room, this is so not for you! LOL!

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I have had tatts done in Montclair, NJ and in the Bronx and I was happy with the work for the most part. My fiance and I tried Uptown Tattoos back in 2004 and have been back to them about 3 times for me and about 4 times for him. We even took his son there for his first tattoo. The place is conveniently located near the Apollo Theatre but the location is not all that. The place is very very basic and nothing as far as decor goes. But I wasn't representing Better Homes & Gardens, I was just trying to get a nice tatt by some folks I can relate to. Anthony at the front desk may look a bit unuaual to some but don't let the facial tatts and piercings fool you - he is a sweetheart of a person. Spenna (I think that's how you spell it) has been doing our work since '04 and we keep going back. He free-handed a black tribal design on my back and he did it in pieces and I love it. Folks are always commenting on it and I love that I will never see quite the same design on anyone else. I would definitely recommend this for those who are really into the art and into the karma of the folks creating the art. If you want someone to serve you cappuccino while you wait in the plush waiting room, this is so not for you! LOL!

Pros: Friendly & experienced artists

Cons: The place could use some updating

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I recommend uptown tattoos to everyone. They do beautiful work. Thank you spinner. It's a clean and professional atmosphere. I've been a customer since 2000 and still satisfied.

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I recommend uptown tattoos to everyone. They do beautiful work. Thank you spinner. It's a clean and professional atmosphere. I've been a customer since 2000 and still satisfied.

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