South Side Tattoo

★★★★★
  • 2208 E Carson St

    Pittsburgh, PA 15203

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  • 412-381-5401

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I've been coming to the shop since 2009 for various piercings and in February 2013 I also got a tattoo there. Every experience I've had was wonderful from the staff to the cleanliness of the shop and right down to the quickness of each

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I've been coming to the shop since 2009 for various piercings and in February 2013 I also got a tattoo there. Every experience I've had was wonderful from the staff to the cleanliness of the shop and right down to the quickness of each

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Absolutely terrible experience. The customer service here is just unreal. The 'gentleman' that we spoke to in order to put down a deposit for our tattoos was very short with us and unprofessional. He did not have any personable skills

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Absolutely terrible experience. The customer service here is just unreal. The 'gentleman' that we spoke to in order to put down a deposit for our tattoos was very short with us and unprofessional. He did not have any personable skills

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I wanted a tattoo of a shamrock for years, but wasn't old enough. So on my 18th birthday in December I went to South Side Tattoo to get it done, because that's where everyone told me to go. I walked in and stood in the wait area for about

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I wanted a tattoo of a shamrock for years, but wasn't old enough. So on my 18th birthday in December I went to South Side Tattoo to get it done, because that's where everyone told me to go. I walked in and stood in the wait area for about

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I decided on a tattoo that i wanted and wanted it immediately.

I was able to walk in on a Thursday night and get inked. It was kind of a crappy experience. I love my tattoo, but I definitely felt like I was in a stereotypical tattoo parlor. Filthy--I mean, I didn't want to touch anything (covered in the grime of cigarette smoke) and I felt really rushed and pushed through from design to completion....someone else did the stencil and some random artist did my art. I don't know, I love the tattoo that I have, but I won't go back there for future work.

They also didn't check my ID, or have me sign anything. Hmm.

I WILL, however, go to Black Cat tattoo. I think the work was superior, the prices better, and the experience was awesome.

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I decided on a tattoo that i wanted and wanted it immediately.

I was able to walk in on a Thursday night and get inked. It was kind of a crappy experience. I love my tattoo, but I definitely felt like I was in a stereotypical tattoo parlor. Filthy--I mean, I didn't want to touch anything (covered in the grime of cigarette smoke) and I felt really rushed and pushed through from design to completion....someone else did the stencil and some random artist did my art. I don't know, I love the tattoo that I have, but I won't go back there for future work.

They also didn't check my ID, or have me sign anything. Hmm.

I WILL, however, go to Black Cat tattoo. I think the work was superior, the prices better, and the experience was awesome.

Pros: Quick, walk-in availability

Cons: Impersonal, dirty, smokey, expensive, unpleasant

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I had my nose pierced there about a year ago and recently had a tattoo done there. It was a quote on my foot and I had Amy. She was quick, good, and it turned out awesome. I will definitely go back there. Definitely go to Amy if your getting a tattoo!!

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I had my nose pierced there about a year ago and recently had a tattoo done there. It was a quote on my foot and I had Amy. She was quick, good, and it turned out awesome. I will definitely go back there. Definitely go to Amy if your getting a tattoo!!

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Tommy at SS Tattoo was so patient and professional with me. I had never had a tattoo before and was rather nervous, as well as the one I choose took about 1 1/2 hours to complete. He took his time, let me take a break when I needed and the tattoo came out beautifully! I have had people stop and ask where I got my tattoo from and they commented how terrific it looks. I am planning another visit on my next trip to Pittsburgh.

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Tommy at SS Tattoo was so patient and professional with me. I had never had a tattoo before and was rather nervous, as well as the one I choose took about 1 1/2 hours to complete. He took his time, let me take a break when I needed and the tattoo came out beautifully! I have had people stop and ask where I got my tattoo from and they commented how terrific it looks. I am planning another visit on my next trip to Pittsburgh.

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SS Tattoo is actually a nice change of pace from the places you normally walk into. Everything is sectioned off so the artist has the ut-most divided attention to You. The customer. I have gotten 3 tattoos by SS and all came out absolutely fabulous. My nostril piercings came out perfect as well. I often laugh at some of these reviews "It got infected i had to take it out" They tell you proper care procedures before you step out of that door. Do not blame them for your poor handling of responsibility for taking care of something.

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SS Tattoo is actually a nice change of pace from the places you normally walk into. Everything is sectioned off so the artist has the ut-most divided attention to You. The customer. I have gotten 3 tattoos by SS and all came out absolutely fabulous. My nostril piercings came out perfect as well. I often laugh at some of these reviews "It got infected i had to take it out" They tell you proper care procedures before you step out of that door. Do not blame them for your poor handling of responsibility for taking care of something.

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I have three piercings that I have gotten at south side tattoo, they were done perfect and painless. The environment is wonderful. Everyone is so friendly.I went down and was curious about getting a tattoo. I walked in and was spoken to right away (awesome) and then about 5 min later the very nice gentlemen came back with how much it would cost for it to get done and a book to set up an appointment. I was completely happy with every thing. I am going this upcoming weekend to get the tattoo SO happy!
They have a very clean and comforting environment!

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I have three piercings that I have gotten at south side tattoo, they were done perfect and painless. The environment is wonderful. Everyone is so friendly.I went down and was curious about getting a tattoo. I walked in and was spoken to right away (awesome) and then about 5 min later the very nice gentlemen came back with how much it would cost for it to get done and a book to set up an appointment. I was completely happy with every thing. I am going this upcoming weekend to get the tattoo SO happy!
They have a very clean and comforting environment!

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I got my first piercing here, my eyebrow, and my piercer, Dave, was really calm about telling me what each step of the process was, making sure everything was where I wanted it and talked to me throughout to keep my mind off of the piercing process. Their prices are very reasonable as well. I recommend going here for any piercings and am definitely going to go there for my tattoos too!

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I got my first piercing here, my eyebrow, and my piercer, Dave, was really calm about telling me what each step of the process was, making sure everything was where I wanted it and talked to me throughout to keep my mind off of the piercing process. Their prices are very reasonable as well. I recommend going here for any piercings and am definitely going to go there for my tattoos too!

Pros: Great prices, great service!

Cons: None

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I've become very good friends with everybody at south side tattoo for years. As for the rude reviews below, here's the problem.. South Side piercings are very clean, they do everything right in front of you, such as putting on new gloves cleaning the piercings even getting Q-tips with clean tongs. The only thing that touches the new gloves, besides you piercing part, is the earring itself. If it does get infected its most likely your fault for not cleaning it well, or going into a pool or other things the piercer will tell you not to do. As for the staff, I worked at south side as a person out in front. Trust me it is hard to keep your cool when you have to get the tatt drawn, find an artist to do it, how much it cost, when it can be done, how long it will take, and they have to do that FOR EVERY CUSTOMER IN THE SHOP. South Side is always busy, there are only so many tattooing areas and 1 place for piercing in the shop. Satisfying every customer is impossible. Therefore do not listen to the bad reviews, find out if South Side is good on your own. Everyone has different opinions.

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I've become very good friends with everybody at south side tattoo for years. As for the rude reviews below, here's the problem.. South Side piercings are very clean, they do everything right in front of you, such as putting on new gloves cleaning the piercings even getting Q-tips with clean tongs. The only thing that touches the new gloves, besides you piercing part, is the earring itself. If it does get infected its most likely your fault for not cleaning it well, or going into a pool or other things the piercer will tell you not to do. As for the staff, I worked at south side as a person out in front. Trust me it is hard to keep your cool when you have to get the tatt drawn, find an artist to do it, how much it cost, when it can be done, how long it will take, and they have to do that FOR EVERY CUSTOMER IN THE SHOP. South Side is always busy, there are only so many tattooing areas and 1 place for piercing in the shop. Satisfying every customer is impossible. Therefore do not listen to the bad reviews, find out if South Side is good on your own. Everyone has different opinions.

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This is the best place ever. I've gotten 3 tattoos done here by joe, and he is the best. I'd recommend him to anyone! The first time i went there joe did my second tattoo. I didnt have anything to eat that day and i started to get dizzy and felt like i was about to pass out. When i told him i didnt feel good he quickly stopped without any attitude and had someone bring me a cup of water and he put a cold ice pack around my neck. He also gave me a lollipop and waited till i felt better to continue! And they did this all without acting annoyed or anything. The guy at the desk was also very nice. And im really satisfied with the quality of all my tattoos. Hes really cool to talk to and he makes you feel really comfortable. Hes extremely talented and ill be going back to him for my next!

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This is the best place ever. I've gotten 3 tattoos done here by joe, and he is the best. I'd recommend him to anyone! The first time i went there joe did my second tattoo. I didnt have anything to eat that day and i started to get dizzy and felt like i was about to pass out. When i told him i didnt feel good he quickly stopped without any attitude and had someone bring me a cup of water and he put a cold ice pack around my neck. He also gave me a lollipop and waited till i felt better to continue! And they did this all without acting annoyed or anything. The guy at the desk was also very nice. And im really satisfied with the quality of all my tattoos. Hes really cool to talk to and he makes you feel really comfortable. Hes extremely talented and ill be going back to him for my next!

Pros: everything and the hours are great

Cons: nothing

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Garrick did an awesome job on my tattoo yesterday! I absolutely love my tattoo. Garrick made my tattoo look exactly like the picture I showed him plus he did the changes that I asked him to do. I would highly recommend Garrick to anyone looking to get a tattoo. I know that when I am ready for tattoo #2 I am definitely going back to South Side Tattoo and requesting Garrick!

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Garrick did an awesome job on my tattoo yesterday! I absolutely love my tattoo. Garrick made my tattoo look exactly like the picture I showed him plus he did the changes that I asked him to do. I would highly recommend Garrick to anyone looking to get a tattoo. I know that when I am ready for tattoo #2 I am definitely going back to South Side Tattoo and requesting Garrick!

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I went down to southside tattoo to get my bellybutton done n it got really infected. Then i found out i was prego so i had to take it out. I ended up getting it done again at Island ave n it didn't get infected at all. Leme tell you i will never go anywhere else again to get piercings or tattoos i have 8 piercings now and im only 17 im tellin you islans ave is the place to go:)

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I went down to southside tattoo to get my bellybutton done n it got really infected. Then i found out i was prego so i had to take it out. I ended up getting it done again at Island ave n it didn't get infected at all. Leme tell you i will never go anywhere else again to get piercings or tattoos i have 8 piercings now and im only 17 im tellin you islans ave is the place to go:)

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South side tattoo and body piercing is where ill go for any piercings or tattoos. they dont lie to you. and its a clean place.

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South side tattoo and body piercing is where ill go for any piercings or tattoos. they dont lie to you. and its a clean place.

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Southside Tattoo and Body Piercing is the best place around! We have 12 tattoos each and the last 6 have been done by Southside. We LOVE Veronica and now my boyfriend is getting in to Amy. I agree that you get what you pay for and the artwork Southside provides is worth the money. The color lasts for as long as you do. The people are friendly and know what they're talking about. We recommend Southside to all of our friends and family. It's the place we take everyone when they want to tattoo or pierce (Jewels and Dan have done all my piercings). We recommend Southside Tattoo to EVERYONE! You'll enjoy what you get!

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Southside Tattoo and Body Piercing is the best place around! We have 12 tattoos each and the last 6 have been done by Southside. We LOVE Veronica and now my boyfriend is getting in to Amy. I agree that you get what you pay for and the artwork Southside provides is worth the money. The color lasts for as long as you do. The people are friendly and know what they're talking about. We recommend Southside to all of our friends and family. It's the place we take everyone when they want to tattoo or pierce (Jewels and Dan have done all my piercings). We recommend Southside Tattoo to EVERYONE! You'll enjoy what you get!

Pros: Multiple artists, quality work, decently priced (for the quality), friendly atmosphere

Cons: It's on East Carson (need I say more), recommend having an appointment

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this place is the best i now have 6 tattoos and the last 2 i got here! The color hasn't faded in over 3 years! I think if you are gonna have a permanent piece of art on your body you get what you pay for and I'd rather pay a little more and know I'm getting the best there is!!!!! I recommend them to everyone!

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this place is the best i now have 6 tattoos and the last 2 i got here! The color hasn't faded in over 3 years! I think if you are gonna have a permanent piece of art on your body you get what you pay for and I'd rather pay a little more and know I'm getting the best there is!!!!! I recommend them to everyone!

Pros: best artwork and cleanliness

Cons: avoid on saturday evenings without an appointment!!!

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Everyone in this place were very rude. The artist wouldnt even come out and talk to us. The counter girl was a very rude. Everything in the shop was very un organized and the tattoos were very over priced, The only way that I would recomend this place would be if u wanted to feel unappreciated and get ripped off. They are luck to get 1 star

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Everyone in this place were very rude. The artist wouldnt even come out and talk to us. The counter girl was a very rude. Everything in the shop was very un organized and the tattoos were very over priced, The only way that I would recomend this place would be if u wanted to feel unappreciated and get ripped off. They are luck to get 1 star

Pros: therre are no pros to going to this placce

Cons: very unprofessional eviorment

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the professionals that work in this shop are awesome. the reception people are not. They don't know anything about anything. If you have a question, make sure you're talking to an actual artist. I saw two people get blown off while I was waiting to get pierced, they just wanted to ask about tattoo pricing for whatever they wanted. Then, later when I went back for an infection of a piercing I didn't get there, one of the ladies told me they could shove a bigger cbr into it! why would you put a bigger peice of jewelry in an infected piercing?

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the professionals that work in this shop are awesome. the reception people are not. They don't know anything about anything. If you have a question, make sure you're talking to an actual artist. I saw two people get blown off while I was waiting to get pierced, they just wanted to ask about tattoo pricing for whatever they wanted. Then, later when I went back for an infection of a piercing I didn't get there, one of the ladies told me they could shove a bigger cbr into it! why would you put a bigger peice of jewelry in an infected piercing?

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Did a great job w/ my tattoo.
Clean, well organized
lots of eating & pictures for you to look at for new ideas
WAY 2 OVER PRICED!!!

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Did a great job w/ my tattoo.
Clean, well organized
lots of eating & pictures for you to look at for new ideas
WAY 2 OVER PRICED!!!

Pros: Clean, friendly tattoo artist

Cons: very over priced

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Southside Tattoo is THE place to go for inking. My best friend and I just got tats there yesterday, and we are just giddy about the artwork and service we received. Veronica did mine, and Joe did my friend's. It was the first tat for my friend (my second), and she was impressed with the cleanliness and relaxed atmosphere. My tattoo is very unique and required a lot of tedious work. Veronica had the patience of a saint in making sure that it was going to be exactly what I wanted. The prices may seem high to some, but I feel you get what you pay for. I got quality artwork and was very willing to pay the price. You can find cheaper, but not better!!! If it's not Southside Tattoo, it's just ink.

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Southside Tattoo is THE place to go for inking. My best friend and I just got tats there yesterday, and we are just giddy about the artwork and service we received. Veronica did mine, and Joe did my friend's. It was the first tat for my friend (my second), and she was impressed with the cleanliness and relaxed atmosphere. My tattoo is very unique and required a lot of tedious work. Veronica had the patience of a saint in making sure that it was going to be exactly what I wanted. The prices may seem high to some, but I feel you get what you pay for. I got quality artwork and was very willing to pay the price. You can find cheaper, but not better!!! If it's not Southside Tattoo, it's just ink.

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I've never gotten a tattoo before, and the only things pierced are my ears, three holes on each side, all of which I did myself. I really want my tongue pierced, but I'm really skeptical about it. I called South Side Tattoo about 5 minutes ago, and they were so friendly on the phone, and answered all of my questions. The one guy was so nice, and gave me prices and everything :) I really want to get my tongue done there, just because their first impression was amazing!

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I've never gotten a tattoo before, and the only things pierced are my ears, three holes on each side, all of which I did myself. I really want my tongue pierced, but I'm really skeptical about it. I called South Side Tattoo about 5 minutes ago, and they were so friendly on the phone, and answered all of my questions. The one guy was so nice, and gave me prices and everything :) I really want to get my tongue done there, just because their first impression was amazing!

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I got my tattoo here almost 7 years ago and it still looks great! They lady that did it was very nice and patient, a real pro! I went here to get my belly button pierced too and would recommend it to anyone who's looking for a good & safe place to go get this kind of work done. When I figure out what my next tattoo is going to be, I will be going here.

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I got my tattoo here almost 7 years ago and it still looks great! They lady that did it was very nice and patient, a real pro! I went here to get my belly button pierced too and would recommend it to anyone who's looking for a good & safe place to go get this kind of work done. When I figure out what my next tattoo is going to be, I will be going here.

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I was tattooed here by Veronica Ray somewhere around february of 06. I got a sun in the middle of my back in full color. Veronica did a great job and made the pain seem a little less prominent while we B.S'ed about whatever. Great place to go for ink. ATL

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I was tattooed here by Veronica Ray somewhere around february of 06. I got a sun in the middle of my back in full color. Veronica did a great job and made the pain seem a little less prominent while we B.S'ed about whatever. Great place to go for ink. ATL

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This shop is hands down the best tattoo shop in Pittsburgh. You will not encounter a more friendly, helpful, and skillful staff anywhere. The available designs are vast and astounding and they make it easy for you to find what you are looking for or will custom design a piece for you. The pricing is an incredible deal for a piece of art that will last a lifetime. The atmosphere of the shop is by far the most comfortable of any shop and there are five artists; leaving a minimal wait time. There is also a piercer always available and the body jewelry prices can't be beat. They are open 7 days per week with the most convenient hours around. If you are looking for the best you will find it at Southside Tattoo and Body Piercing.

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This shop is hands down the best tattoo shop in Pittsburgh. You will not encounter a more friendly, helpful, and skillful staff anywhere. The available designs are vast and astounding and they make it easy for you to find what you are looking for or will custom design a piece for you. The pricing is an incredible deal for a piece of art that will last a lifetime. The atmosphere of the shop is by far the most comfortable of any shop and there are five artists; leaving a minimal wait time. There is also a piercer always available and the body jewelry prices can't be beat. They are open 7 days per week with the most convenient hours around. If you are looking for the best you will find it at Southside Tattoo and Body Piercing.

Pros: Mega-clean, Friendly, Talented

 

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