Red Rocket Tattoo (formally Triple X Tattoo)

★★★★★
Midtown tattoo studio where international talent and guest artists create custom designs or stock images. Walk-ins welcome.
  • 78 W 36th St 3rd Fl

    New York, NY 10018

    Cross street: 6th Avenue

    Map & Directions
  • 212-736-3001

About Red Rocket Tattoo (formally Triple X Tattoo)

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Mon-Sat 12pm-8pm Sun 12pm-6pm

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just left red rocket tattoo.i had an old tattoo that i wanted turned into something completely different.derek martinez was my artist and he is amazing!!!he took the time and effort to sketch and come up with something awesome!!everybody

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just left red rocket tattoo.i had an old tattoo that i wanted turned into something completely different.derek martinez was my artist and he is amazing!!!he took the time and effort to sketch and come up with something awesome!!everybody

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I had a friend who got a wonderful tattoo here before from an artist named Betty Rose (bit.ly/J0xLX1)

So I made my appointment. When I came in, she had created the drawing based on an image that I sent her and it looked incredible.

The tattoo took 2 hours, and I couldn't be more thrilled with how it turned out. Betty is such an incredible artist and I will definitely be back soon.

AND the price was one of the best quotes I got from a number of reputable shops.

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I had a friend who got a wonderful tattoo here before from an artist named Betty Rose (bit.ly/J0xLX1)

So I made my appointment. When I came in, she had created the drawing based on an image that I sent her and it looked incredible.

The tattoo took 2 hours, and I couldn't be more thrilled with how it turned out. Betty is such an incredible artist and I will definitely be back soon.

AND the price was one of the best quotes I got from a number of reputable shops.

bit.ly/L2UPFg

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I had a friend who got a wonderful tattoo here before from an artist named Betty Rose (bit.ly/J0xLX1)

So I made my appointment. When I came in, she had created the drawing based on an image that I sent her and it looked incredible.

The

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I had a friend who got a wonderful tattoo here before from an artist named Betty Rose (bit.ly/J0xLX1)

So I made my appointment. When I came in, she had created the drawing based on an image that I sent her and it looked incredible.

The

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Was in NYC for a vacation and on a whil decided to get a tattoo. This place was the only one open on a Monday holiday. went in, no waiting, got me right in, drew up what I wanted right on my body and went to work. the colors and design

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Was in NYC for a vacation and on a whil decided to get a tattoo. This place was the only one open on a Monday holiday. went in, no waiting, got me right in, drew up what I wanted right on my body and went to work. the colors and design

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There are a lot of incredible tattoo artists at this parlor. Adam in particular is amazing. He can design and create the most detailed tattoos that put others to shame.

This place is very hygienic and insists on giving great aftercare

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There are a lot of incredible tattoo artists at this parlor. Adam in particular is amazing. He can design and create the most detailed tattoos that put others to shame.

This place is very hygienic and insists on giving great aftercare

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I am a huge fan of Red Rocket Tattoo. The shop is clean, fun and all of the staff make you feel at home. Everyone there is very creative and talented. I found Red Rocket by chance and I am so happy I did. I read on Yelp that Red Rocket got

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I am a huge fan of Red Rocket Tattoo. The shop is clean, fun and all of the staff make you feel at home. Everyone there is very creative and talented. I found Red Rocket by chance and I am so happy I did. I read on Yelp that Red Rocket got

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I had such a fanastic experience at Red Rocket. My artist, the fabulous Betty Rose, took a great deal of time in creating and bringing to life a three-quarter sleeve. She completely understood my vision but brought her own ideas that

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I had such a fanastic experience at Red Rocket. My artist, the fabulous Betty Rose, took a great deal of time in creating and bringing to life a three-quarter sleeve. She completely understood my vision but brought her own ideas that

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LOVE my tattoo! While visiting NYC I decided to get my first tattoo. I went to Red Rocket as a walk in and was treated very well by all the employees that were there. Kyle took the time to listen to what I was looking for, and designed

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LOVE my tattoo! While visiting NYC I decided to get my first tattoo. I went to Red Rocket as a walk in and was treated very well by all the employees that were there. Kyle took the time to listen to what I was looking for, and designed

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I'm in midtown all the time, and I must've passed by Red Rocket Tattoo a hundred, two hundred, three hundred times.\r
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A friend of mine told me that he had been directed to Red Rocket by his daughter, who mentioned that the shop has real

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I'm in midtown all the time, and I must've passed by Red Rocket Tattoo a hundred, two hundred, three hundred times.\r
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A friend of mine told me that he had been directed to Red Rocket by his daughter, who mentioned that the shop has real

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i went for my first tattoo there, a full sleeve on my left arm. Not only were the people there incredibly welcoming and honest, but they actually CARED about the quality of the tattoo. This is no drunken-night-tribal-tattoo-on-face dive,

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i went for my first tattoo there, a full sleeve on my left arm. Not only were the people there incredibly welcoming and honest, but they actually CARED about the quality of the tattoo. This is no drunken-night-tribal-tattoo-on-face dive,

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After moving to NYC a friend recommended Adam Hays at Red Rocket. Since my first session, Adam has been my tattoo artist of choice. He is amazingly talented with a great sense of color, line and form. Give him any image or idea and he will

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After moving to NYC a friend recommended Adam Hays at Red Rocket. Since my first session, Adam has been my tattoo artist of choice. He is amazingly talented with a great sense of color, line and form. Give him any image or idea and he will

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I have been getting tattoos since I was 14 years old....that's just over ten years. Since I discovered Adam nearly two years ago, I don't think I ever want to let ANYONE put ink on my body. He has given me the most INSANE and INCREDIBLE

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I have been getting tattoos since I was 14 years old....that's just over ten years. Since I discovered Adam nearly two years ago, I don't think I ever want to let ANYONE put ink on my body. He has given me the most INSANE and INCREDIBLE

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I've been getting tattooed by Adam for about 4 years now and honestly, I wish I knew about this guy sooner as I would have had him do all my work.

Each tattoo is ridiculously amazing, extremely detailed, and customized just the way I

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I've been getting tattooed by Adam for about 4 years now and honestly, I wish I knew about this guy sooner as I would have had him do all my work.

Each tattoo is ridiculously amazing, extremely detailed, and customized just the way I

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5 star rating
10/13/2010

Adam Hays is a genius.

Here is why: Over the course of the past year, he took the insane, shoddy tattoo work on my arm and turned it into a beautiful half-sleeve full of story books, forest creatures, and

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5 star rating
10/13/2010

Adam Hays is a genius.

Here is why: Over the course of the past year, he took the insane, shoddy tattoo work on my arm and turned it into a beautiful half-sleeve full of story books, forest creatures, and

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I got lucky when I found Red Rocket. I've been tattooed in the midwest, rural Tennessee, and in England; I had no idea how beautiful a really well done tattoo could be until I got my first one from Betty Rose. The difference in quality was so obvious it was startling. Since then Betty has done several more for me, with another one in the works. I've brought several friends to Red Rocket- I wouldn't send them anywhere else!!
Red Rocket is a great place to chill with cool people, good music, and a great environment. But they're not just cool- they're professionals who approach their business and their art with a lot of pride. You won't find a better place to get an amazing tattoo!

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I got lucky when I found Red Rocket. I've been tattooed in the midwest, rural Tennessee, and in England; I had no idea how beautiful a really well done tattoo could be until I got my first one from Betty Rose. The difference in quality was so obvious it was startling. Since then Betty has done several more for me, with another one in the works. I've brought several friends to Red Rocket- I wouldn't send them anywhere else!!
Red Rocket is a great place to chill with cool people, good music, and a great environment. But they're not just cool- they're professionals who approach their business and their art with a lot of pride. You won't find a better place to get an amazing tattoo!

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Recently went in to get a tattoo from Betty Rose, she had a sweet disposition, that was only matched by the sugary tunes melting through speakers. I felt at ease from the moment I told her what I wanted till she slapped some bandages on me.

The rest of the staff was just as great, making jokes and talking about how it felt when they started getting work done.

Overall the entire shop impressed me with their knowledge and cleanliness versus my past couple experiences in other parlors.

If I could think of one thing to spruce the place up it would be a TV in the waiting room, other than that this place jumped to my favorite new shop with Betty Rose being my new Tattoo Guru.

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Recently went in to get a tattoo from Betty Rose, she had a sweet disposition, that was only matched by the sugary tunes melting through speakers. I felt at ease from the moment I told her what I wanted till she slapped some bandages on me.

The rest of the staff was just as great, making jokes and talking about how it felt when they started getting work done.

Overall the entire shop impressed me with their knowledge and cleanliness versus my past couple experiences in other parlors.

If I could think of one thing to spruce the place up it would be a TV in the waiting room, other than that this place jumped to my favorite new shop with Betty Rose being my new Tattoo Guru.

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The place was pretty clean and easy to find, but it is another case of tattoo artists walking around like they've discovered the cure for cancer.

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The place was pretty clean and easy to find, but it is another case of tattoo artists walking around like they've discovered the cure for cancer.

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Worst place I have ever been to, hands down. I came in to NYC from Philly to meet with ADAM HAYS to talk about getting a tattoo. So I wait for a hour until he is finished with a customer and he comes out, looks at the tattoo I want to get and refuses to put it on me because he doesn't like the angle I want to put it on. He though it was "an uncool angle" and that it would diminish his status if he put it on me. This guy and this parlor are a total joke. Small egos...huge attitudes. Classic snob tattoo artists. Avoid at all costs!

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Worst place I have ever been to, hands down. I came in to NYC from Philly to meet with ADAM HAYS to talk about getting a tattoo. So I wait for a hour until he is finished with a customer and he comes out, looks at the tattoo I want to get and refuses to put it on me because he doesn't like the angle I want to put it on. He though it was "an uncool angle" and that it would diminish his status if he put it on me. This guy and this parlor are a total joke. Small egos...huge attitudes. Classic snob tattoo artists. Avoid at all costs!

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I learned not too long ago that favorite artist Buddha from Red Rocket left suddenly so I'm not too happy with that.

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I learned not too long ago that favorite artist Buddha from Red Rocket left suddenly so I'm not too happy with that.

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Once again Red Rocket comes through. My girlfriend went to some other shop and got her nose pierced...they put an "earring" in her nose and gave her the wrong aftercare advice... it swelled...so she went to another shop and they put a "bone ring" in her nose and gave her bad aftercare advice.
Three months later it was swollen and hurt, so I recommended Red Rocket and as usual they were professional and skilled. She now has a "screw piercing" like she should have gotten to begin with and was more than happy with the way she was treated and reassured!

The moral of the story...GO TO RED ROCKET FIRST!!! Start off with the best, their prices are fair and you're paying for top notch skill. No one wants a horror story when it comes to your tattoo or piercing, so only entrust your body and health to the best.

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Once again Red Rocket comes through. My girlfriend went to some other shop and got her nose pierced...they put an "earring" in her nose and gave her the wrong aftercare advice... it swelled...so she went to another shop and they put a "bone ring" in her nose and gave her bad aftercare advice.
Three months later it was swollen and hurt, so I recommended Red Rocket and as usual they were professional and skilled. She now has a "screw piercing" like she should have gotten to begin with and was more than happy with the way she was treated and reassured!

The moral of the story...GO TO RED ROCKET FIRST!!! Start off with the best, their prices are fair and you're paying for top notch skill. No one wants a horror story when it comes to your tattoo or piercing, so only entrust your body and health to the best.

Pros: Ecellent and compitent service, Experienced Artists,

Cons: You may become addicted.

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i got my second tattoo done there with Buddha. he's really nice and knows what is doing. i defenitely recommend that place and this artist

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i got my second tattoo done there with Buddha. he's really nice and knows what is doing. i defenitely recommend that place and this artist

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Well i travelled from Ireland to get my first tattoo....and after doing a lot of research, Red Rockek Tattoo's was my choice...mainly based on the pics on their website and reviews from this website...to sum it up....I wasnt disappointed

From the minute i walked in I was greeted by Buddha who did the tattoo for me....very warm, welcoming atmosphere....Buddha spent the time with me to go through exactly what i wanted and what font etc would be best....but ultimately...he left all the decisions to me....which was great....

Hahahaha.....i can still hear him now...."Colin u got balls of steel!!! Your first tattoo and its a large backpiece.....Balls of steel!!!"......very friendly guy and exceptional host

It wasnt all about me....my brother came from Ireland for the trip and provided Buddha with some entertainment when he went and got a pint and walked up to the studio and sat there drinking it....

So...the tattoo experience itself.....well I would lie if i said it wasnt painful when the colouring was being done....but hey...its a tattoo....its not supposed to tickle....I tested Buddha's patience a couple of times with a few jumps but not once was he anything but courteous and friendly....

So the end result is a wonderful family crest on my back which is fantastic....well worth the trip and I would rate Red Rocket Tattoo's to anybody....

Aftercare? Well followed Buddah's directions with the cream etc....and the really nice part was being told that if / when I am in NY again to call in to see him and show him the tattoo....and that if it needed any touch ups etc....I wouldnt cost me a dime....

Red Rockett keep up the amazing work....I seen a piece that the beautiful Betty Rose did while i was there and not only is she beautiful....she is a wonderful artist......and not to mention an amazing dragon that Mike did while I was there also.....

Top class professional artists with amazing skills.....and a really nice studio!!!

mcquillan.colin@gmail.com

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Well i travelled from Ireland to get my first tattoo....and after doing a lot of research, Red Rockek Tattoo's was my choice...mainly based on the pics on their website and reviews from this website...to sum it up....I wasnt disappointed

From the minute i walked in I was greeted by Buddha who did the tattoo for me....very warm, welcoming atmosphere....Buddha spent the time with me to go through exactly what i wanted and what font etc would be best....but ultimately...he left all the decisions to me....which was great....

Hahahaha.....i can still hear him now...."Colin u got balls of steel!!! Your first tattoo and its a large backpiece.....Balls of steel!!!"......very friendly guy and exceptional host

It wasnt all about me....my brother came from Ireland for the trip and provided Buddha with some entertainment when he went and got a pint and walked up to the studio and sat there drinking it....

So...the tattoo experience itself.....well I would lie if i said it wasnt painful when the colouring was being done....but hey...its a tattoo....its not supposed to tickle....I tested Buddha's patience a couple of times with a few jumps but not once was he anything but courteous and friendly....

So the end result is a wonderful family crest on my back which is fantastic....well worth the trip and I would rate Red Rocket Tattoo's to anybody....

Aftercare? Well followed Buddah's directions with the cream etc....and the really nice part was being told that if / when I am in NY again to call in to see him and show him the tattoo....and that if it needed any touch ups etc....I wouldnt cost me a dime....

Red Rockett keep up the amazing work....I seen a piece that the beautiful Betty Rose did while i was there and not only is she beautiful....she is a wonderful artist......and not to mention an amazing dragon that Mike did while I was there also.....

Top class professional artists with amazing skills.....and a really nice studio!!!

mcquillan.colin@gmail.com

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i went to betty rose for my first tattoo ever. i came in with an idea of my own and a rough drawing and she turned it into a masterpiece. she made me feel comfortable and welcome and put her all into making sure i was happy with the result. the shop itself is definitley a great atmosphere; very friendly. its clean and safe and full of great artists. i cant wait to go back.

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i went to betty rose for my first tattoo ever. i came in with an idea of my own and a rough drawing and she turned it into a masterpiece. she made me feel comfortable and welcome and put her all into making sure i was happy with the result. the shop itself is definitley a great atmosphere; very friendly. its clean and safe and full of great artists. i cant wait to go back.

Pros: every artist is insanely talented

Cons: cant find any

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It's true!! Red Rocket consists of nothing but the best! Although I have only been tattooed by two of their artists, its safe to say that there is no other tattoo shop like this one and every artist there has a ton of talent and passion.
Betty Rose was the first to tattoo me at RR, I brought her an overwhelming amount of ideas for what I wanted and not only did she stay calm but she busted out one of the most amazing tattoos I have ever seen.

Vinny was the second to tattoo me, and as usual I had a challenging request of covering up a regrettable tattoo. He did an amazing job and his unique color choice left me with a one of a kind, fabulous cover up!!

The shop is clean, friendly, family-like, and always a fun time.

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It's true!! Red Rocket consists of nothing but the best! Although I have only been tattooed by two of their artists, its safe to say that there is no other tattoo shop like this one and every artist there has a ton of talent and passion.
Betty Rose was the first to tattoo me at RR, I brought her an overwhelming amount of ideas for what I wanted and not only did she stay calm but she busted out one of the most amazing tattoos I have ever seen.

Vinny was the second to tattoo me, and as usual I had a challenging request of covering up a regrettable tattoo. He did an amazing job and his unique color choice left me with a one of a kind, fabulous cover up!!

The shop is clean, friendly, family-like, and always a fun time.

Pros: Truly amazing people/artists!

Cons: Absolutely none

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I did a lot of research and found Red Rocket Tattoo before I even moved to the city. Bottom line is they are all awesome people, fantastic artists and the shop is clean and comfortable. I got one of the most important tattoos of my life tattooed by Betty Rose at Red Rocket and she did a phenomenal job. As long as these guys are around this is where I will be getting my work done from here on out. Thanks a lot guys!

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I did a lot of research and found Red Rocket Tattoo before I even moved to the city. Bottom line is they are all awesome people, fantastic artists and the shop is clean and comfortable. I got one of the most important tattoos of my life tattooed by Betty Rose at Red Rocket and she did a phenomenal job. As long as these guys are around this is where I will be getting my work done from here on out. Thanks a lot guys!

Pros: Every single artist is amazing! the shop is badass.

Cons: so many great artists it is hard to choose! no really.

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i wanted a tattoo and every tattoo artist i went to weren't very nice. i heard about red rocket tattoo set up an appointment with betty rose she was very inviting and and had amazing ideas. took her time made sure i was happy with the tattoo. All in all i will never go to anyone else betty rose is amazing!!!

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i wanted a tattoo and every tattoo artist i went to weren't very nice. i heard about red rocket tattoo set up an appointment with betty rose she was very inviting and and had amazing ideas. took her time made sure i was happy with the tattoo. All in all i will never go to anyone else betty rose is amazing!!!

Pros: the best artists

Cons: nothing

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Go to Red Rocket to get a tattoo. I just got my 3rd tattoo - an oak tree taking up most of my back - from Adam Hayes. He asked a lot of questions to make sure he got the design right, and it was what I wanted. His design blew me away. The artwork was amazing, and the final product is fantastic. Everyone was friendly, and the artists are passionate about what they do. To top it all off, their rates are really affordable. Don't miss out.

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Go to Red Rocket to get a tattoo. I just got my 3rd tattoo - an oak tree taking up most of my back - from Adam Hayes. He asked a lot of questions to make sure he got the design right, and it was what I wanted. His design blew me away. The artwork was amazing, and the final product is fantastic. Everyone was friendly, and the artists are passionate about what they do. To top it all off, their rates are really affordable. Don't miss out.

Pros: Great Design, Professional, Friendly, Clean, Relaxed

Cons: none

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Betty Rose gave me a sweet tattoo to take back to Canada. It is a clean, friendly enviroment. The staff and artists are too funny, but also very professional. You wont be disapointed when you go to Red Rocket Tattoo's

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Betty Rose gave me a sweet tattoo to take back to Canada. It is a clean, friendly enviroment. The staff and artists are too funny, but also very professional. You wont be disapointed when you go to Red Rocket Tattoo's

Pros: awesome work

Cons: none

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i m a NYC police officer and went to red rocket tattoo the other day. I started on my half sleeve with adam... i went in and everyone was really nice... they made me fill out paper work and photo copy my ID which made me feel that they were professional and organized.. the art work that comes out of this establishment is incredible! After i was finished adam he cleaned me up and gave me a card which explained how to take care of my tattoo and get the best results.. i would recommend this place to anyone if they are serious and want to get serious art work done..

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i m a NYC police officer and went to red rocket tattoo the other day. I started on my half sleeve with adam... i went in and everyone was really nice... they made me fill out paper work and photo copy my ID which made me feel that they were professional and organized.. the art work that comes out of this establishment is incredible! After i was finished adam he cleaned me up and gave me a card which explained how to take care of my tattoo and get the best results.. i would recommend this place to anyone if they are serious and want to get serious art work done..

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I just got my 1st tattoo there yesterday. It was done by Vinny. He was a real pro and every1 there was very friendly. The tattoo looks great, I'd definitely go back there 4 my 2nd 1.

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I just got my 1st tattoo there yesterday. It was done by Vinny. He was a real pro and every1 there was very friendly. The tattoo looks great, I'd definitely go back there 4 my 2nd 1.

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I walked in just the other day, as soon as i stepped foot in the doors i was greeted by a man named Buddha. Took us 15 minutes to decide the who, what, where, when and how, of my tattoo.
I showed up the next day ten minutes early and Buddha was already set up and ready to go.
It took a little over an hour, working on my ribcage.
He was professional and extremely nice.. We had a conversation the entire time he was tattoo-ing and finished very quickly.
The Tattoo came out perfect, everything i asked for was done in perfect detail.

I would recommend anyone to this place to any artist. They seriously know what they are doing, and once i'm ready for my second one i'll be sure to come back.

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I walked in just the other day, as soon as i stepped foot in the doors i was greeted by a man named Buddha. Took us 15 minutes to decide the who, what, where, when and how, of my tattoo.
I showed up the next day ten minutes early and Buddha was already set up and ready to go.
It took a little over an hour, working on my ribcage.
He was professional and extremely nice.. We had a conversation the entire time he was tattoo-ing and finished very quickly.
The Tattoo came out perfect, everything i asked for was done in perfect detail.

I would recommend anyone to this place to any artist. They seriously know what they are doing, and once i'm ready for my second one i'll be sure to come back.

Pros: Professional Work

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I just got my first tattoo yesterday at Red Rocket -- I had actually found it on this site, and decided to head over after uni classes to see what it was like. I came in and immediately was greeted by the one and only Buddha. It turns out he had time for me right then! I gave him the picture of my design, filled out the forms, and bam, he was ready. I was very comfortable, and he was very talkative and friendly the whole time. I love love love my tattoo, and if I ever want another tattoo or piercing, I know that Red Rocket is where I will go. Also, request Buddha!!

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I just got my first tattoo yesterday at Red Rocket -- I had actually found it on this site, and decided to head over after uni classes to see what it was like. I came in and immediately was greeted by the one and only Buddha. It turns out he had time for me right then! I gave him the picture of my design, filled out the forms, and bam, he was ready. I was very comfortable, and he was very talkative and friendly the whole time. I love love love my tattoo, and if I ever want another tattoo or piercing, I know that Red Rocket is where I will go. Also, request Buddha!!

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I'm writing this as someone who accompanied someone for their first tattoo. That someone being my boyfriend. He's been wanted to get one for some time and he came to Red Rocket after getting a piercing a while ago (It was Alex who did it. He said he was really great). We were walk-in's but first stepping into the place, you can already feel and see that it was a close knit group of people from pictures on the walls and talking and laughing. My boyfriend had something in mind but Budda, who did the work, gave advice to him saying it will get messed up if he wanted it as small as he did on his forearm. Taking his advice he chose something else from a book Budda gave him similar to what he wanted. After waiting for a while for a previous customer to finish which took a really long time for an average tattoo (Seriously, make an appointment first.), my boyfriend was next. Budda talked to him and our friend who was with us as he did his work quick and neat knowing it was his first one. He apologized for the customer before making us wait a while and spoke to us like we're already good buddies. Overall, it was a good experience even to someone on the sidelines watching (me and our friend). Definitely going there again when we are going to get ours soon.

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I'm writing this as someone who accompanied someone for their first tattoo. That someone being my boyfriend. He's been wanted to get one for some time and he came to Red Rocket after getting a piercing a while ago (It was Alex who did it. He said he was really great). We were walk-in's but first stepping into the place, you can already feel and see that it was a close knit group of people from pictures on the walls and talking and laughing. My boyfriend had something in mind but Budda, who did the work, gave advice to him saying it will get messed up if he wanted it as small as he did on his forearm. Taking his advice he chose something else from a book Budda gave him similar to what he wanted. After waiting for a while for a previous customer to finish which took a really long time for an average tattoo (Seriously, make an appointment first.), my boyfriend was next. Budda talked to him and our friend who was with us as he did his work quick and neat knowing it was his first one. He apologized for the customer before making us wait a while and spoke to us like we're already good buddies. Overall, it was a good experience even to someone on the sidelines watching (me and our friend). Definitely going there again when we are going to get ours soon.

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My cousin came all the way from CA to NYC to get her first ink at Red Rocket because of all the good reviews it has on google searches. She turned 18 in oct and wanted to wait to get it done with her big cousin (I have 3 tats) at a reputable place. We get there and the guy says it will be an hour until she can be done, I ask him if we should fill out the forms etc and he said they weren't important. Then he asks what she wants and hands over all these books and examples etc and was being really accommodating. It didn't look all that clean in there and there was an artist actually smoking while inking his client - I assumed they were friends.
After we chose one of their designs (we'd brought our own but he said to pick one of theirs and they'd try to mix the two - which was weird) he goes to take her I.D. and paperwork. He comes from the back and tells her they won't ink her because her license was fake because he knows what a CA license is supposed to look like according to some website. Then he told her it was suppses to look like an NY license which was so off base. I then suggested they call the CA DMV to verify or go on the California DMV website to authenticate her license number - all things I've done before as a former NY bartender but they refused. It was so ridiculous to the point I began to wonder if there was some other issue since we were African American.

Either way, it was obvious that it's been a while since these people were any good by the sloppy way they ran their scheduling to how run down everything was. We went to Rising Dragon instead which was an incredible spot with true tat artists there. I wouldn't recommend Red Rocket, whatever made it good before has obviously been gone for quite some time.

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My cousin came all the way from CA to NYC to get her first ink at Red Rocket because of all the good reviews it has on google searches. She turned 18 in oct and wanted to wait to get it done with her big cousin (I have 3 tats) at a reputable place. We get there and the guy says it will be an hour until she can be done, I ask him if we should fill out the forms etc and he said they weren't important. Then he asks what she wants and hands over all these books and examples etc and was being really accommodating. It didn't look all that clean in there and there was an artist actually smoking while inking his client - I assumed they were friends.
After we chose one of their designs (we'd brought our own but he said to pick one of theirs and they'd try to mix the two - which was weird) he goes to take her I.D. and paperwork. He comes from the back and tells her they won't ink her because her license was fake because he knows what a CA license is supposed to look like according to some website. Then he told her it was suppses to look like an NY license which was so off base. I then suggested they call the CA DMV to verify or go on the California DMV website to authenticate her license number - all things I've done before as a former NY bartender but they refused. It was so ridiculous to the point I began to wonder if there was some other issue since we were African American.

Either way, it was obvious that it's been a while since these people were any good by the sloppy way they ran their scheduling to how run down everything was. We went to Rising Dragon instead which was an incredible spot with true tat artists there. I wouldn't recommend Red Rocket, whatever made it good before has obviously been gone for quite some time.

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First of all let me start by saying that ALL of the artist are highly capable professionals and the shop's owner (Mike) has done a helluva job bringing on some of New York's finest for "inking" duties. Betty (my artist) has done 3 pieces for me with the most recent being two weeks ago and I'm still not done with her. Both her and I are from Brooklyn so we just click...know what I mean. The atmosphere is very warm and intimate and EVERYONE there will make you feel like you've been coming there your entire life! I'm currently working outside of Washington D.C. but I drive home to Brooklyn about every 4-6 weeks to visit Ma-dukes and the rest of the fam and Red Rocket is THE tattoo studio to get your "ink on." Sure they have tattoo studios not far from where I work but the quality, detail and overall experience is not like Red Rocket. The shop is located between Macy's Herald Square store (which is Macy's biggest store) AND the Empire State Building so for all those people visiting New York, go get your tattoo then go to Macy's to buy you and your "boo" something nice and then bounce over to the Empire State Building to show off your fresh "masterpiece" from Red Rocket.......now how could you plan a much better day then that? Do yourself a favor and drop over to Red Rocket and stop playing around. I know you've been contemplating and debating whether or not you want to get a tattoo and now is the time to do it......life is short and you can't continue wondering what others will say about how you look with a tattoo. People are going to talk about people NO MATTER WHAT so live your life for you....and do no one wrong and you will be ok. Like I said earlier, the owner Mike has put together an EXCELLENT team of artist and you simply can't go wrong with any of them. I can hardly wait to get get my next piece and have to admit I'm getting excited just thinking about it. Oh, I almost forgot....they play some REALLY good music in the place as well......peace!

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★★★★★

First of all let me start by saying that ALL of the artist are highly capable professionals and the shop's owner (Mike) has done a helluva job bringing on some of New York's finest for "inking" duties. Betty (my artist) has done 3 pieces for me with the most recent being two weeks ago and I'm still not done with her. Both her and I are from Brooklyn so we just click...know what I mean. The atmosphere is very warm and intimate and EVERYONE there will make you feel like you've been coming there your entire life! I'm currently working outside of Washington D.C. but I drive home to Brooklyn about every 4-6 weeks to visit Ma-dukes and the rest of the fam and Red Rocket is THE tattoo studio to get your "ink on." Sure they have tattoo studios not far from where I work but the quality, detail and overall experience is not like Red Rocket. The shop is located between Macy's Herald Square store (which is Macy's biggest store) AND the Empire State Building so for all those people visiting New York, go get your tattoo then go to Macy's to buy you and your "boo" something nice and then bounce over to the Empire State Building to show off your fresh "masterpiece" from Red Rocket.......now how could you plan a much better day then that? Do yourself a favor and drop over to Red Rocket and stop playing around. I know you've been contemplating and debating whether or not you want to get a tattoo and now is the time to do it......life is short and you can't continue wondering what others will say about how you look with a tattoo. People are going to talk about people NO MATTER WHAT so live your life for you....and do no one wrong and you will be ok. Like I said earlier, the owner Mike has put together an EXCELLENT team of artist and you simply can't go wrong with any of them. I can hardly wait to get get my next piece and have to admit I'm getting excited just thinking about it. Oh, I almost forgot....they play some REALLY good music in the place as well......peace!

Pros: Easily assessable by train, bus or car.....best shop in New York.

Cons: Are you kidding me?

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He is one of a kind. Nicest guy ever and a great tattoo artist. I now know if i ever get a tattoo again im def going to him. I would recommend him to anyone and everyone I know. His work is amazing. He truly is something special.

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★★★★★

He is one of a kind. Nicest guy ever and a great tattoo artist. I now know if i ever get a tattoo again im def going to him. I would recommend him to anyone and everyone I know. His work is amazing. He truly is something special.

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I started with a vague idea of what I wanted, but he wanted to try something different and it came out way better than I could have ever imagined. Highly recommended and friendly.

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★★★★★

I started with a vague idea of what I wanted, but he wanted to try something different and it came out way better than I could have ever imagined. Highly recommended and friendly.

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Simply put...Adam is the man. He's an extremely skillful, accomplished custom tattoo artist with a great personality that really puts you at ease. I'm a pretty heavily tattooed guy and the pieces that he's done on me blasts the rest of my work out of the water. He's extremely knowledgeable, professional, and above all - each tattoo design he creates is it's own original masterpiece.

If you're looking for more references to his recent work besides the RR website, check out www.losttexan.us

Adam Hays - Go get cha' some

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Simply put...Adam is the man. He's an extremely skillful, accomplished custom tattoo artist with a great personality that really puts you at ease. I'm a pretty heavily tattooed guy and the pieces that he's done on me blasts the rest of my work out of the water. He's extremely knowledgeable, professional, and above all - each tattoo design he creates is it's own original masterpiece.

If you're looking for more references to his recent work besides the RR website, check out www.losttexan.us

Adam Hays - Go get cha' some

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i went to red rocket for my first tattoo this past Saturday afternoon and had Betty Rose as my tattoo artist. she was so great!!!! she did my tattoo so precise and perfect - exactly what i wanted. no mistakes!

definitely really happy with my choice to go to Red Rocket :)

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i went to red rocket for my first tattoo this past Saturday afternoon and had Betty Rose as my tattoo artist. she was so great!!!! she did my tattoo so precise and perfect - exactly what i wanted. no mistakes!

definitely really happy with my choice to go to Red Rocket :)

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omg... i came in and was really nervous about getting my first tattoo. the blond guy in the front was so nice and made me totally comfortable.. i hung out on the couch and waited to get tattooed by betty... she was incredible... and during the whole time i was getting tattooed the other artist budda was making me laugh.. Red rocket is the best shop in NYC and im gonna be a life long customer...

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★★★★★

omg... i came in and was really nervous about getting my first tattoo. the blond guy in the front was so nice and made me totally comfortable.. i hung out on the couch and waited to get tattooed by betty... she was incredible... and during the whole time i was getting tattooed the other artist budda was making me laugh.. Red rocket is the best shop in NYC and im gonna be a life long customer...

Pros: sooooo great and right in mid town

Cons: none

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I went today to get my first tattoo and as soon as i walked in i could tell it was a really good place. Then when my tattoist Buddha came and was gunna do my tattoo he was awesome! Very friendly place and very clean and experienced, know what they're doing, I highly recommend this place cause im going back to get my other tattoos done here i love it. So ask for Buddha when your getting your tattoo he's wicked: ) All the other tattoists are wicked too soo no matter who u get its gunna be good and u'll have a great experience!

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★★★★★

I went today to get my first tattoo and as soon as i walked in i could tell it was a really good place. Then when my tattoist Buddha came and was gunna do my tattoo he was awesome! Very friendly place and very clean and experienced, know what they're doing, I highly recommend this place cause im going back to get my other tattoos done here i love it. So ask for Buddha when your getting your tattoo he's wicked: ) All the other tattoists are wicked too soo no matter who u get its gunna be good and u'll have a great experience!

Pros: Everything they are unreal all around. Highly recommended!

Cons: What cons there are absolutely none!

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Great work, great atmosphere, great people :) Highly recommended. My mandala-tatoo loox unspeakable great. Definitely go there again for my next tatts :) Thanx Mike, I've checked your website- michaelbellamy . com, you're one of the greatest artists I've ever met :) Big hugz and kisses :* C u soon :)

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Great work, great atmosphere, great people :) Highly recommended. My mandala-tatoo loox unspeakable great. Definitely go there again for my next tatts :) Thanx Mike, I've checked your website- michaelbellamy . com, you're one of the greatest artists I've ever met :) Big hugz and kisses :* C u soon :)

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I actually found this place right on here! I did a Google search for the best tattoo parlors in New York, which brought me here. So, I went to their website and looked through the portfolios. I was happy with what I saw and set up an appointment with Betty Rose.

I was understandably nervous, since this was my first tattoo, but the second I walked in I was put at ease. The whole place was so relaxed and the receptionist was so nice! I went to talk to Betty, and showed her what I wanted. She encouraged me to make it a little bigger so she could get the small details in. I'm glad she did, because it fits my leg nicely.

She did a great job! Since I found it on here, I figured I'd go ahead and post my own review, too. :] I'd recommend Red Rocket to anyone.

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★★★★★

I actually found this place right on here! I did a Google search for the best tattoo parlors in New York, which brought me here. So, I went to their website and looked through the portfolios. I was happy with what I saw and set up an appointment with Betty Rose.

I was understandably nervous, since this was my first tattoo, but the second I walked in I was put at ease. The whole place was so relaxed and the receptionist was so nice! I went to talk to Betty, and showed her what I wanted. She encouraged me to make it a little bigger so she could get the small details in. I'm glad she did, because it fits my leg nicely.

She did a great job! Since I found it on here, I figured I'd go ahead and post my own review, too. :] I'd recommend Red Rocket to anyone.

Pros: Comfortable, relaxed atmosphere and wonderful artists

Cons: None!

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would recommend to anyone.
my tattoo looks rad and i'm love with it more than the ones i got in australia.
Buddha did a fantastic job and i would gladly recommend him to everyone.

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★★★★★

would recommend to anyone.
my tattoo looks rad and i'm love with it more than the ones i got in australia.
Buddha did a fantastic job and i would gladly recommend him to everyone.

Pros: i felt comfortable

Cons: i had to wait for a bit but was not buddhas fault.

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Amazing!!! This was my first tattoo and it was a fantastic experience! I went to Buddha who did a GREAT job. He knew it was my first time and made me feel really comfortable. I had a pic of what I liked and he helped make changes to it to make it look better and it came out amazing. I love it! Thanks again!

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Amazing!!! This was my first tattoo and it was a fantastic experience! I went to Buddha who did a GREAT job. He knew it was my first time and made me feel really comfortable. I had a pic of what I liked and he helped make changes to it to make it look better and it came out amazing. I love it! Thanks again!

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I WAS LOOKING AROUND ON THE INTERNET ON WHERE I COULD GO GET MY FIRST TATTOO...
I CAME ACROSS RED ROCKET TATTOO. I CALLED AND SPOKE TO AN ARTIST NAMED BUDDA.
HE WAS VERY NICE AND HELPFUL.
I SET UP A DATE TO GO IN AND GET TATTOOED.I WAS VERY NERVOUS GOING TO THE SHOP .........IT WAS MY FIRST TATTTOO EXPERIENCE.
FROM THE MOMENT I SET FOOT IN THE SHOP I WAS AMAZED.
THE SHOP WAS VERY CLEAN. THE STAFF WAS EXTREMELY FRIENDLY. THEY HAD SOME GREAT TUNES PLAYING.
I WALKED OVER AND SAT DOWN AND BROWSED THROUGH SOME OF THE OTHER ARTISTS PORFOLIOS. I WAS BLOWN AWAY BY THE WORK I SEEN IN PHOTOS.
BUDDA WALKED OVER AND INTRODUCED HIMSELF. I GAVE HIM THE DRAWING I HAD. HE TOOK IT AND SUGGESTED SOMETHINGS I COULD ADD TO MAKE IT STAND OUT MORE.
HE TOOK MAYBE 20 MINUTES TO RE DRAW IT UP. WHEN IT WAS TIME FOR ME TO GET MY TATTOO...HE WAS VERY LIGTHANDED. HE KNEW I WAS NERVOUS SO HE STRIKED UP A CONVERSATION WITH ME SO I COULD EASE MY FEARS.
THE TATTOO WAS PHENOMIAL. BUDDA ROCKS............ HE WAS VERY SWEET AND CARING THE WHOLE TIME.
I WOULD COME BACK TO SEE BUDDA FOR MY FUTURE TATTOOS.
HE'S A FREAKING GENIUS!!!!
I WOULD STRONGLY SUGGEST THOSE WHO WANT TO GET TATTOOED TO COME TO RED ROCKET AND COME CHECK OUT BUDDA!!!!!
I READ SOME REVIEWS WHERE PEOPLE TRIED TO SAY THAT THIS SHOP HAD A RUDE STAFF.....ITS NOT TRUE.
IF YOU HAVEN'T COME IN PERSON TO MEET THE STAFF OR CHECK OUT THE SHOP. DON'T BELIVE EVERYTHING YOU READ!!!! PEOPLE ARE ALWAYS GONNA HAVE SOMETHING NEGATIVE & STUPID TO SAY. REMEBER THERES A WAIT LIMIT EVERYWHERE YOU GO. BE ON TIME WITH YOUR APPOINTMENT. REMEMBER YOUR NOT THE ONLY PERSON WAITING TO GET TATTOOED.
I LOVE RED ROCKET TATTOO...................THANKS FOR THE FANTASTIC EXPERIENCE.
I'LL NEVER FORGET IT.

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★★★★★

I WAS LOOKING AROUND ON THE INTERNET ON WHERE I COULD GO GET MY FIRST TATTOO...
I CAME ACROSS RED ROCKET TATTOO. I CALLED AND SPOKE TO AN ARTIST NAMED BUDDA.
HE WAS VERY NICE AND HELPFUL.
I SET UP A DATE TO GO IN AND GET TATTOOED.I WAS VERY NERVOUS GOING TO THE SHOP .........IT WAS MY FIRST TATTTOO EXPERIENCE.
FROM THE MOMENT I SET FOOT IN THE SHOP I WAS AMAZED.
THE SHOP WAS VERY CLEAN. THE STAFF WAS EXTREMELY FRIENDLY. THEY HAD SOME GREAT TUNES PLAYING.
I WALKED OVER AND SAT DOWN AND BROWSED THROUGH SOME OF THE OTHER ARTISTS PORFOLIOS. I WAS BLOWN AWAY BY THE WORK I SEEN IN PHOTOS.
BUDDA WALKED OVER AND INTRODUCED HIMSELF. I GAVE HIM THE DRAWING I HAD. HE TOOK IT AND SUGGESTED SOMETHINGS I COULD ADD TO MAKE IT STAND OUT MORE.
HE TOOK MAYBE 20 MINUTES TO RE DRAW IT UP. WHEN IT WAS TIME FOR ME TO GET MY TATTOO...HE WAS VERY LIGTHANDED. HE KNEW I WAS NERVOUS SO HE STRIKED UP A CONVERSATION WITH ME SO I COULD EASE MY FEARS.
THE TATTOO WAS PHENOMIAL. BUDDA ROCKS............ HE WAS VERY SWEET AND CARING THE WHOLE TIME.
I WOULD COME BACK TO SEE BUDDA FOR MY FUTURE TATTOOS.
HE'S A FREAKING GENIUS!!!!
I WOULD STRONGLY SUGGEST THOSE WHO WANT TO GET TATTOOED TO COME TO RED ROCKET AND COME CHECK OUT BUDDA!!!!!
I READ SOME REVIEWS WHERE PEOPLE TRIED TO SAY THAT THIS SHOP HAD A RUDE STAFF.....ITS NOT TRUE.
IF YOU HAVEN'T COME IN PERSON TO MEET THE STAFF OR CHECK OUT THE SHOP. DON'T BELIVE EVERYTHING YOU READ!!!! PEOPLE ARE ALWAYS GONNA HAVE SOMETHING NEGATIVE & STUPID TO SAY. REMEBER THERES A WAIT LIMIT EVERYWHERE YOU GO. BE ON TIME WITH YOUR APPOINTMENT. REMEMBER YOUR NOT THE ONLY PERSON WAITING TO GET TATTOOED.
I LOVE RED ROCKET TATTOO...................THANKS FOR THE FANTASTIC EXPERIENCE.
I'LL NEVER FORGET IT.

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This is my 3rd tattoo overall, but my first one @ Red Rocket Tattoo. Erik is awesome!!! Not just the tattoo - which by the way I love (and so does everyone else I show it off to), but the manner in which he put me at ease and calmed my nerves. Easy going, professional, friendly AND the music playing was great! I wouldn't go anywhere else. Thank you Erik!!! I will definitely come again soon, and bring my s-i-l so she can have her first tat experience :-)

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This is my 3rd tattoo overall, but my first one @ Red Rocket Tattoo. Erik is awesome!!! Not just the tattoo - which by the way I love (and so does everyone else I show it off to), but the manner in which he put me at ease and calmed my nerves. Easy going, professional, friendly AND the music playing was great! I wouldn't go anywhere else. Thank you Erik!!! I will definitely come again soon, and bring my s-i-l so she can have her first tat experience :-)

Pros: Everything

Cons: Nothing

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I walked into Red Rocket Tattoo anxious and uneasy but my nerves were quickly dissolved by the friendly and knowledgeable staff. My artist, Budda, made me feel comfortable the whole time I was getting my tattoo done. It came out beautiful! I feel like this place is top notch. It was a very clean and comfortable environment. I would definitely come back here and recommend it to others, as well.

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★★★★★

I walked into Red Rocket Tattoo anxious and uneasy but my nerves were quickly dissolved by the friendly and knowledgeable staff. My artist, Budda, made me feel comfortable the whole time I was getting my tattoo done. It came out beautiful! I feel like this place is top notch. It was a very clean and comfortable environment. I would definitely come back here and recommend it to others, as well.

Pros: Talented staff, Ambience

Cons: None

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I went into red rockets for my first tattoo which was a pretty intricate design and Buddha jumped right in and was all about it. It took him a while to draw it up but when he completed it I loved it. It took three different sessions but it was worth it. Just got back from my last session and couldn't be more happy with how it turned out. The question isn't if I will return but when I will return to get my next. I highly suggest to go to red rocket if your looking to get a tattoo and any of the artists are great, they are all friendly and are all highly professional and make it real comfortable. I will be back again for another tattoo. Thanks

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★★★★★

I went into red rockets for my first tattoo which was a pretty intricate design and Buddha jumped right in and was all about it. It took him a while to draw it up but when he completed it I loved it. It took three different sessions but it was worth it. Just got back from my last session and couldn't be more happy with how it turned out. The question isn't if I will return but when I will return to get my next. I highly suggest to go to red rocket if your looking to get a tattoo and any of the artists are great, they are all friendly and are all highly professional and make it real comfortable. I will be back again for another tattoo. Thanks

Pros: everything

Cons: nothing

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i had an outstanding experience at red rocket. my artist Betty was friendly and really helped take my mind off the fact that i was covering up a tattoo of my ex wifes name. the rest of the staff was great, they we're all very welcoming and i definitely plan on going back there. good music, nice atmosphere i give it a strong recommend.

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★★★★★

i had an outstanding experience at red rocket. my artist Betty was friendly and really helped take my mind off the fact that i was covering up a tattoo of my ex wifes name. the rest of the staff was great, they we're all very welcoming and i definitely plan on going back there. good music, nice atmosphere i give it a strong recommend.

Pros: awesome staff, great portfolio selection, comfortable setting

 

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