Dark Star Tattoo

★★★★☆
  • 2360 State St

    Salem, OR 97301

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  • 503-763-9696

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The people who work in this shop are amazing artists, however, they charge way too much! Was quoted thousands of dollars for a tattoo that ended up being 100 times better and $3500 cheaper at another shop. They are only out to get your money. The shop environment is very uncomfortable, you feel like you are a burden to them by coming in and asking for a tattoo and then when you leave your idea for the artist to look at to call you with a quote, they just never call. I will never go here again, and will let everyone know who I have sent to this shop, that they are a waste of time and money.

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The people who work in this shop are amazing artists, however, they charge way too much! Was quoted thousands of dollars for a tattoo that ended up being 100 times better and $3500 cheaper at another shop. They are only out to get your money. The shop environment is very uncomfortable, you feel like you are a burden to them by coming in and asking for a tattoo and then when you leave your idea for the artist to look at to call you with a quote, they just never call. I will never go here again, and will let everyone know who I have sent to this shop, that they are a waste of time and money.

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My sister, Debbie Robinson, whom is now passed, had Randy as her artist, she was devoted to so many things in life. She had nothing but strong, wonderful things to say about Dark Star and Randy. Randy is doing one on me in remembrance of my wonderful sister...a light pink single rose, light pink standing for...Admiration, sympathy, gentleness, grace, gladness, joy and sweetness. All meaningful things that have to do with our relationship...above this rose will be the words my sister lived by and repeated often...."Always have a dream" Randy put this on her, a tattoo she always pointed out. I will have it on me as well, written in her hand writing, which I will point out to everyone...The love and admiration I will always carry for you my seester. I miss you so terriably but I rest in knowing that you carry no more burdens and you truely have a reason to smile now. Thank you Randy for making my sister happy through your art. Can't wait to see mine :)

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My sister, Debbie Robinson, whom is now passed, had Randy as her artist, she was devoted to so many things in life. She had nothing but strong, wonderful things to say about Dark Star and Randy. Randy is doing one on me in remembrance of my wonderful sister...a light pink single rose, light pink standing for...Admiration, sympathy, gentleness, grace, gladness, joy and sweetness. All meaningful things that have to do with our relationship...above this rose will be the words my sister lived by and repeated often...."Always have a dream" Randy put this on her, a tattoo she always pointed out. I will have it on me as well, written in her hand writing, which I will point out to everyone...The love and admiration I will always carry for you my seester. I miss you so terriably but I rest in knowing that you carry no more burdens and you truely have a reason to smile now. Thank you Randy for making my sister happy through your art. Can't wait to see mine :)

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My grandma who is pushing 70 and I go to Karissa and we absolutely love her to pieces! I got a purple daisy on my front ankle and I love it to where I'm having only her touch me with ink any more. I have another tat that I need worked on and I will only go to her from now on, I'm so happy I finally found a tattoo artist I'm happy with 7 tattoos later! She even fixed up a tatoo I had got from Erin who kept pushing my touch up appt back like 4 times I was so irritated. She is AWSOME! I tell everyone and anyone to go to her!!

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My grandma who is pushing 70 and I go to Karissa and we absolutely love her to pieces! I got a purple daisy on my front ankle and I love it to where I'm having only her touch me with ink any more. I have another tat that I need worked on and I will only go to her from now on, I'm so happy I finally found a tattoo artist I'm happy with 7 tattoos later! She even fixed up a tatoo I had got from Erin who kept pushing my touch up appt back like 4 times I was so irritated. She is AWSOME! I tell everyone and anyone to go to her!!

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My grandma who is pushing 70 and I go to Karissa and we absolutely love her to pieces! I got a purple daisy on my front ankle and I love it to where I'm having only her touch me with ink any more. I have another tat that I need worked on and I will only go to her from now on, I'm so happy I finally found a tattoo artist I'm happy with 7 tattoos later! She even fixed up a tatoo I had got from Erin who kept pushing my touch up appt back like 4 times I was so irritated. She is AWSOME! I tell everyone and anyone to go to her!!

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My grandma who is pushing 70 and I go to Karissa and we absolutely love her to pieces! I got a purple daisy on my front ankle and I love it to where I'm having only her touch me with ink any more. I have another tat that I need worked on and I will only go to her from now on, I'm so happy I finally found a tattoo artist I'm happy with 7 tattoos later! She even fixed up a tatoo I had got from Erin who kept pushing my touch up appt back like 4 times I was so irritated. She is AWSOME! I tell everyone and anyone to go to her!!

Pros: Very nice and easy to get along with

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I have been into dark star MANY times. Every time i have been into the studio there was always someone there to answer my questions and get things taken care of.. i Got my tattoo done my Karissa. She did an absolutely amazing job. I got a band around my ankle with a hibiscus on my ankle bone. the band that she had drawn up and made a stencil of was a little to short so she had to hand draw the rest of it on. when someone can free had the rest of your tattoo on your body and when it is all done it looks completely seamless its amazing!!!!!... i will go to dark star and only dark star!!

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I have been into dark star MANY times. Every time i have been into the studio there was always someone there to answer my questions and get things taken care of.. i Got my tattoo done my Karissa. She did an absolutely amazing job. I got a band around my ankle with a hibiscus on my ankle bone. the band that she had drawn up and made a stencil of was a little to short so she had to hand draw the rest of it on. when someone can free had the rest of your tattoo on your body and when it is all done it looks completely seamless its amazing!!!!!... i will go to dark star and only dark star!!

Pros: very nice.. welcoming

Cons: What are the drawbacks?

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Ryan put some checkerd flags on my ankle that turned out GREAT!. I have had so many compliments on the beautiful work and shading he did. He has done all of my son in laws tattoos and they look great. Can't wait to get another done. I know several people that have gotten tattoos from this place. Highly recommend.

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★★★★★

Ryan put some checkerd flags on my ankle that turned out GREAT!. I have had so many compliments on the beautiful work and shading he did. He has done all of my son in laws tattoos and they look great. Can't wait to get another done. I know several people that have gotten tattoos from this place. Highly recommend.

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I went in to get a tattoo and will never go back. The girl who operates the business, Erica I think her name is, was completely rude to me for no reason at all. I would get a tattoo there if she didn't work there, but she kind of gives the whole place a bad reputation. I would advise going in there on her days off.

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★★★☆☆

I went in to get a tattoo and will never go back. The girl who operates the business, Erica I think her name is, was completely rude to me for no reason at all. I would get a tattoo there if she didn't work there, but she kind of gives the whole place a bad reputation. I would advise going in there on her days off.

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I have had 2 tattoos done by Karissa. The first was October of 2005, on my birthday. It is a butterfly, containing multiple colors, and none of them have faded. I also had a faerie with tribal done on my lower back about a year later... Karissa did WONDERFUL. All of the original coloring in both of them look great. When it was due for a touch up (I'd gotten a spider bite in the tat that smeared one of the lines earlier), Karissa was out of the shop with back problems. They asked me to leave my name and number, so I did. As soon as she was back in, she not only called me to set up a touch-up, but came in on one of her days off to do it! Even though it only took no more than 5 minutes, that is something I won't forget, and why I send everyone that asks about my tattoos to Dark star. I've had others done at other places, but this is by far the best I've been to!

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I have had 2 tattoos done by Karissa. The first was October of 2005, on my birthday. It is a butterfly, containing multiple colors, and none of them have faded. I also had a faerie with tribal done on my lower back about a year later... Karissa did WONDERFUL. All of the original coloring in both of them look great. When it was due for a touch up (I'd gotten a spider bite in the tat that smeared one of the lines earlier), Karissa was out of the shop with back problems. They asked me to leave my name and number, so I did. As soon as she was back in, she not only called me to set up a touch-up, but came in on one of her days off to do it! Even though it only took no more than 5 minutes, that is something I won't forget, and why I send everyone that asks about my tattoos to Dark star. I've had others done at other places, but this is by far the best I've been to!

Pros: Considerate, Inexpensive, Talented artists

Cons: None

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Contrary to the above review I had a great experience with Ryan at Dark Star. I went in without anything more than a basic feel for a design. He combined my suggestions in a beautiful drawing then recreated it on my shoulder. I love this tattoo and Ryan made me very comfortable. I plan on going back to build on what he has started for me. My expectations were exceeded, the price was very reasonable and I definitely would send friends there.

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★★★★★

Contrary to the above review I had a great experience with Ryan at Dark Star. I went in without anything more than a basic feel for a design. He combined my suggestions in a beautiful drawing then recreated it on my shoulder. I love this tattoo and Ryan made me very comfortable. I plan on going back to build on what he has started for me. My expectations were exceeded, the price was very reasonable and I definitely would send friends there.

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I had a horrible experience with another tattoo artist that went from my neck to my titts shoulder to shoulder. I am a girl so the attention is there often! There is a guy that works at dark star named Randy. He did a coverup job with flowers and a butterfly for a really affordable price. I get compliments on the tattoo daily. Thanks Randy!!! Dark Star rocks with you there.
your friend,
Jennifer H

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I had a horrible experience with another tattoo artist that went from my neck to my titts shoulder to shoulder. I am a girl so the attention is there often! There is a guy that works at dark star named Randy. He did a coverup job with flowers and a butterfly for a really affordable price. I get compliments on the tattoo daily. Thanks Randy!!! Dark Star rocks with you there.
your friend,
Jennifer H

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Thanks to an artist named Ryan My sleeve is now scarred up and some of my ink is lifted. I'm pissed and I think that guy sucks take it easy on the skin bro. You should stop flirting with the girls for a minute and take some pride in your art. I have several tattoos and this is the newest one and color is light and black is scarred. anyway I hope this helps somebody else not get screwed.. later.

JASON RILEY

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Thanks to an artist named Ryan My sleeve is now scarred up and some of my ink is lifted. I'm pissed and I think that guy sucks take it easy on the skin bro. You should stop flirting with the girls for a minute and take some pride in your art. I have several tattoos and this is the newest one and color is light and black is scarred. anyway I hope this helps somebody else not get screwed.. later.

JASON RILEY

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JUST THOUGH EVERYONE WOULD LIKE TO KNOW HOW SCARRED UP MY SLEEVE WAS AFTER RYAN FINISHED MY TAT... HAVE SEVERAL PIECES DON ALREADY BY OTHER ARTISTS SO I DONT MIND THE WORK BEING DONE BUT RYAN WAS VERY HEAVY HANDED AND MY INK IS LIFTED PRETTY BAD TAKE IT EASY MAN... ART WAS DECENT HE WAS TO BUSY FLIRTING I THINK..
JASON RILEY

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JUST THOUGH EVERYONE WOULD LIKE TO KNOW HOW SCARRED UP MY SLEEVE WAS AFTER RYAN FINISHED MY TAT... HAVE SEVERAL PIECES DON ALREADY BY OTHER ARTISTS SO I DONT MIND THE WORK BEING DONE BUT RYAN WAS VERY HEAVY HANDED AND MY INK IS LIFTED PRETTY BAD TAKE IT EASY MAN... ART WAS DECENT HE WAS TO BUSY FLIRTING I THINK..
JASON RILEY

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I have followed Randy Devoursney from shop to shop for my tattoos for YEARS and he has finally settled in at one of the cleanest, most professional tattoo shops I have been in.

The Staff at Darkstar in Salem, Or. are friendly and courteous, whether you are a first time visitor or a long time customer. The prices are fair and comparable to other artists with the same HIGH standards and quality. You get what you pay for, and I have NEVER been disappointed with the work.

I ALWAYS send friends to Darkstar - specifically to Randy.

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I have followed Randy Devoursney from shop to shop for my tattoos for YEARS and he has finally settled in at one of the cleanest, most professional tattoo shops I have been in.

The Staff at Darkstar in Salem, Or. are friendly and courteous, whether you are a first time visitor or a long time customer. The prices are fair and comparable to other artists with the same HIGH standards and quality. You get what you pay for, and I have NEVER been disappointed with the work.

I ALWAYS send friends to Darkstar - specifically to Randy.

Pros: High quality, great service, accurate estimates

Cons: NONE

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I got a tattoo there a while back, September of '06 for my birthday. I got a tattoo on the inside of my wrist and Ryan? Randy? One of the two, cant remember, its the younger one, he did an AWSOME job. I was a little on the sketchy side, all my other tattoo's were done by my broter who owns his own shop but my sister knew of DarkStar and was getting a tat there aswell, here now over a year later the tat STILL looks good with like no fading or any other problem. Everything was clean and neat, and everyone there was friendly! I totaly recomand this place for people who want tattoos!!!

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I got a tattoo there a while back, September of '06 for my birthday. I got a tattoo on the inside of my wrist and Ryan? Randy? One of the two, cant remember, its the younger one, he did an AWSOME job. I was a little on the sketchy side, all my other tattoo's were done by my broter who owns his own shop but my sister knew of DarkStar and was getting a tat there aswell, here now over a year later the tat STILL looks good with like no fading or any other problem. Everything was clean and neat, and everyone there was friendly! I totaly recomand this place for people who want tattoos!!!

Pros: nice and friendly, VERY clean, good prices and GREAT work

Cons: none!

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Hmm, my TATTOO shop is named Dark Star too in Vancouver, WA as of about 10 yrs ago, and not far enough away from Salem to have 2 Dark Stars. I know Its a free country but seriously...... WTF!! You should know what I mean, industry& common courtesy .

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Hmm, my TATTOO shop is named Dark Star too in Vancouver, WA as of about 10 yrs ago, and not far enough away from Salem to have 2 Dark Stars. I know Its a free country but seriously...... WTF!! You should know what I mean, industry& common courtesy .

Pros: none

Cons: none

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After being told to buy my jewelry from the mall, I got my piercing done there. I went back when my piercing got infected and they told me it was fine. I went to another studio in town. They told me the jewelry they used on me wasn't meant for fresh piercings. They told me how to take care of it and told me to check the Association of Professional Piercers website for more info. Now that I have read up, I wil NEVER go back there. They were wrong about alot of things. Be careful.

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After being told to buy my jewelry from the mall, I got my piercing done there. I went back when my piercing got infected and they told me it was fine. I went to another studio in town. They told me the jewelry they used on me wasn't meant for fresh piercings. They told me how to take care of it and told me to check the Association of Professional Piercers website for more info. Now that I have read up, I wil NEVER go back there. They were wrong about alot of things. Be careful.

Pros: It cheap

Cons: Its cheap work- you get what you pay for

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I had my tat done by Brett, aka Minnesota Tat. He did a FANTASTIC job, great price, didn't take him too long, and the tat is EXACTLY what I had pictured in my mind and explained to him.

I recommend this place to ANYONE looking to get a tat. Go see Minnesota Tat when you are ready!

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I had my tat done by Brett, aka Minnesota Tat. He did a FANTASTIC job, great price, didn't take him too long, and the tat is EXACTLY what I had pictured in my mind and explained to him.

I recommend this place to ANYONE looking to get a tat. Go see Minnesota Tat when you are ready!

Pros: Great Price, Great Art, Great Job

Cons: Not a SINGLE one

 

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