Southside Tattoo

★★★★☆
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512-444-1313

1313 S Congress Ave

Austin, TX

78704

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Southside is amazing. Not only is the art here great the artist are some of the nicest I've met. You are always kindly greeted when you walk in and the environment is very calming. I've had two different artist do my work and couldn't be happier with the results. I recently moved out of state but am setting up an appointment to get new work done when I come home because there is no way I would go anywhere else. Southside is the place to go.

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Southside is amazing. Not only is the art here great the artist are some of the nicest I've met. You are always kindly greeted when you walk in and the environment is very calming. I've had two different artist do my work and couldn't be happier with the results. I recently moved out of state but am setting up an appointment to get new work done when I come home because there is no way I would go anywhere else. Southside is the place to go.

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Chris Gunn is a great artist. Just finished a piece on my wrist and it is simply beautiful. What a nice guy and worth the 3 week wait to get what I wanted.

This is the only tattoo studio out of the 3 we went to that gave us the time of day when we entered. Nice folks, and can't beat the location.

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Chris Gunn is a great artist. Just finished a piece on my wrist and it is simply beautiful. What a nice guy and worth the 3 week wait to get what I wanted.

This is the only tattoo studio out of the 3 we went to that gave us the time of day when we entered. Nice folks, and can't beat the location.

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So I was planning to get my first tattoo and, being a perfectionist and having a needle phobia.... I needed the right type of customer service. After reading all the reviews on here and emailing Bart, I decided this was the place. All the reviews are right - these guys are awesome. Bart instantly made me feel really comfortable and did everything perfectly. While I imagined this being a totally traumatic experience, the pain is realllllly not bad (I got a 2x2 inch design on the back of my upper arm)...it feels like kind of like a cat scratching you. I barely imagined myself getting one tattoo, and now I'm already thinking of others. If you're looking for the best place - go to Southside and call Bart! I'll definitely be back soon.

5
★★★★★

So I was planning to get my first tattoo and, being a perfectionist and having a needle phobia.... I needed the right type of customer service. After reading all the reviews on here and emailing Bart, I decided this was the place. All the reviews are right - these guys are awesome. Bart instantly made me feel really comfortable and did everything perfectly. While I imagined this being a totally traumatic experience, the pain is realllllly not bad (I got a 2x2 inch design on the back of my upper arm)...it feels like kind of like a cat scratching you. I barely imagined myself getting one tattoo, and now I'm already thinking of others. If you're looking for the best place - go to Southside and call Bart! I'll definitely be back soon.

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I have not had any of my tattoos done since I've lived here in Austin...so when I started getting the itch to get another one, I turned to sites like this and cityserch to read reviews on local shops. Southside had the best reviews by far, so that's how it all began.

I stopped by the shop on Monday to try and schedule a time to get in. I do suggest going in well in advance...I probably didn't do that, sicne I wanted to try to get in in the next few days. I do understand that they take walk ins though, so certainly consider that if you really want to get it done right away. Continuing on, Jack greeted me and was very helpful. He tried to get me in within a few days, but he was pretty booked up and so he recommended Royce. I called back the next day and Royce took my info, called me back and got me in that same day on Tuesday.

I can't say enough GREAT things about Royce. I thought I knew what I wanted, but took his advice about how it would look on my wrist and decided to change it. He spent an hour with me going over different options trying to incorporate the meaning I wanted in my tattoo. In the end, I decided to go with some text in a font that I brought in. He was completely understanding in what I wanted and patient through the whole process.

Then the tattoo, I got it on my wrist--which most people say is the msot painful. Honestly, he had such a gentle hand that it really didn't hurt and in 10 minutes it was over. It looks GREAT! Thanks so much Royce.

Ask for Royce! And don't think twice about Southside Tattoos!

5
★★★★★

I have not had any of my tattoos done since I've lived here in Austin...so when I started getting the itch to get another one, I turned to sites like this and cityserch to read reviews on local shops. Southside had the best reviews by far, so that's how it all began.

I stopped by the shop on Monday to try and schedule a time to get in. I do suggest going in well in advance...I probably didn't do that, sicne I wanted to try to get in in the next few days. I do understand that they take walk ins though, so certainly consider that if you really want to get it done right away. Continuing on, Jack greeted me and was very helpful. He tried to get me in within a few days, but he was pretty booked up and so he recommended Royce. I called back the next day and Royce took my info, called me back and got me in that same day on Tuesday.

I can't say enough GREAT things about Royce. I thought I knew what I wanted, but took his advice about how it would look on my wrist and decided to change it. He spent an hour with me going over different options trying to incorporate the meaning I wanted in my tattoo. In the end, I decided to go with some text in a font that I brought in. He was completely understanding in what I wanted and patient through the whole process.

Then the tattoo, I got it on my wrist--which most people say is the msot painful. Honestly, he had such a gentle hand that it really didn't hurt and in 10 minutes it was over. It looks GREAT! Thanks so much Royce.

Ask for Royce! And don't think twice about Southside Tattoos!

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Best Tattoo shop in Austin Texas. Jack did my work and I'm quite satisfied. My tattoo was a very detailed design of fine black lines. After stopping in and leaving my info and some design description, Jack, whom I spoke with, contacted me regarding my tattoo. Jack and I altered the design and stenciled it three different times. Once I was satisfied he put the ink on me. I'm appreciative of his patience throughout the long design refinement process. He added a lot of great input as well. I was also real pleased with Jack's same day response to several emails. Southside??s work and reputation are absolutely legitimate.

5
★★★★★

Best Tattoo shop in Austin Texas. Jack did my work and I'm quite satisfied. My tattoo was a very detailed design of fine black lines. After stopping in and leaving my info and some design description, Jack, whom I spoke with, contacted me regarding my tattoo. Jack and I altered the design and stenciled it three different times. Once I was satisfied he put the ink on me. I'm appreciative of his patience throughout the long design refinement process. He added a lot of great input as well. I was also real pleased with Jack's same day response to several emails. Southside??s work and reputation are absolutely legitimate.

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I have gotten 2 tattoos by Jack now and i love them!! The colors he used are still bright and beautiful almost a year later and not only did he do a wonderful job with the tattoo itself, but he is a great person, he is very patient and makes sure it is exactly what you want no matter how long it takes. He understands that a tattoo is permanent and will do really whatever you want - like reapply the stencil a dozen times until it is what and where you like ;) If it is your first - second - or 100th tattoo...you haven't had the experience you should have when getting one till you get one by JACK!! The shop itself is small and intimate - VERY clean and well kept. It makes you feel very comfortable! And there is parking in from of the building and all along the street that runs right behind it - easy to get too and there is some fun stuff to do around it if you have to wait a little bit :) Everyone else that works there is really pretty nice to - they don't give off the arrogant "If your not here to spend bunches of money im going to ignore you" attitude. They all care whether your tattoo is a tiny heart on your ring finger or huge side piece... GREAT VIBES from this place! I recommend this place to ANYONE and EVERYONE that asks or doesn't asks...if you want real body 'art' this is place to go! I have seen many of the artists work and unlike most places that graggggg out the process so they can charge you for more hours - I have NEVER seen ANY artist at Southside Tattoo do that. You are in and out and the prices are VERY FAIR! You get wayyy more than you pay for

5
★★★★★

I have gotten 2 tattoos by Jack now and i love them!! The colors he used are still bright and beautiful almost a year later and not only did he do a wonderful job with the tattoo itself, but he is a great person, he is very patient and makes sure it is exactly what you want no matter how long it takes. He understands that a tattoo is permanent and will do really whatever you want - like reapply the stencil a dozen times until it is what and where you like ;) If it is your first - second - or 100th tattoo...you haven't had the experience you should have when getting one till you get one by JACK!! The shop itself is small and intimate - VERY clean and well kept. It makes you feel very comfortable! And there is parking in from of the building and all along the street that runs right behind it - easy to get too and there is some fun stuff to do around it if you have to wait a little bit :) Everyone else that works there is really pretty nice to - they don't give off the arrogant "If your not here to spend bunches of money im going to ignore you" attitude. They all care whether your tattoo is a tiny heart on your ring finger or huge side piece... GREAT VIBES from this place! I recommend this place to ANYONE and EVERYONE that asks or doesn't asks...if you want real body 'art' this is place to go! I have seen many of the artists work and unlike most places that graggggg out the process so they can charge you for more hours - I have NEVER seen ANY artist at Southside Tattoo do that. You are in and out and the prices are VERY FAIR! You get wayyy more than you pay for

Pros: BEST shop, BEST artists - can't go wrong!

Cons: Not enough hours in a day to get tattooed by them!

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I came here after reading pages of glowing reviews and was really pleased to find they were right. It was my first tattoo and I was young, so I was halfway expecting sub-par treatments form the artists. I ended up having a really awesome experience with Jack. He was really easy to communicate with pre-tattooing and spent a lot of time carefully figuring out placement/spacing and giving me lots of time and help in making sure I was cool with everything before starting. Made me super comfortable throughout the whole process and was pretty much all around kind and funny. I've gotten tons of compliments on the tattoo; the lines are dark and clear and follow the shape on my back perfectly. Will definitely come back if I get another.

5
★★★★★

I came here after reading pages of glowing reviews and was really pleased to find they were right. It was my first tattoo and I was young, so I was halfway expecting sub-par treatments form the artists. I ended up having a really awesome experience with Jack. He was really easy to communicate with pre-tattooing and spent a lot of time carefully figuring out placement/spacing and giving me lots of time and help in making sure I was cool with everything before starting. Made me super comfortable throughout the whole process and was pretty much all around kind and funny. I've gotten tons of compliments on the tattoo; the lines are dark and clear and follow the shape on my back perfectly. Will definitely come back if I get another.

Pros: Jack!

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I got my first tattoo from Eric Anderson, and he did an amazing job. It's a work of art, truly. He was fast, but the work is literally perfect. My tattoo came out so stunning that people kept coming over to see it in the shop. It's gonna be on my arm for the rest of my life, and I'm pretty damn happy about that.

5
★★★★★

I got my first tattoo from Eric Anderson, and he did an amazing job. It's a work of art, truly. He was fast, but the work is literally perfect. My tattoo came out so stunning that people kept coming over to see it in the shop. It's gonna be on my arm for the rest of my life, and I'm pretty damn happy about that.

Pros: clean, friendly, reasonable prices, fast work

Cons: soco parking is a bear

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Received my second tattoo at Southside from Eric. It was a difficult piece and Eric did an excellent job. Eric was very helpful. He suggested a different place for the tattoo and he was right. He's so good I almost fell asleep. I next saw Noska and he was a joy. I recently have been to Royce and another win.I would recomend Southeside Tattoo for anybody looking for a tattoo.Everybody in the shop does fabulous work.

5
★★★★★

Received my second tattoo at Southside from Eric. It was a difficult piece and Eric did an excellent job. Eric was very helpful. He suggested a different place for the tattoo and he was right. He's so good I almost fell asleep. I next saw Noska and he was a joy. I recently have been to Royce and another win.I would recomend Southeside Tattoo for anybody looking for a tattoo.Everybody in the shop does fabulous work.

Pros: beautiful work!

Cons: none

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Got a tattoo in memorial of a close friend who recently died along with a small group of friends. Chris Gunn was not only a fantastic tattoo artist - providing us exactly what we wanted - but was kind and supportive to all of us throughout the experience. Most of us were older (myself included) and had no prior experience with tattoos and felt awkward at first. Chris made us feel welcome and put us at ease throughout the process. Would recommend his services to anyone!

5
★★★★★

Got a tattoo in memorial of a close friend who recently died along with a small group of friends. Chris Gunn was not only a fantastic tattoo artist - providing us exactly what we wanted - but was kind and supportive to all of us throughout the experience. Most of us were older (myself included) and had no prior experience with tattoos and felt awkward at first. Chris made us feel welcome and put us at ease throughout the process. Would recommend his services to anyone!

Pros: Very professional, clean, hygenic and friendly

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I recently had a few sessions working on my new tattoo with Bart Willis at Southside Tattoo. I was thoroughly impressed with this shop and the people working there. Bart was very thorough in his discovery process to make sure that the piece that he custom designed for me was going to be something that I was happy with for the rest of my life. The shop is clean and the people are nice. Very welcoming and good vibe. I would recommend this shop to anyone, whether you're looking for your first tattoo, or just new to the area. These guys are more interested in the person than just getting someone in the chair. They will consult you on what you want and make sure you are happy with the final outcome. I will be going back soon for more...

5
★★★★★

I recently had a few sessions working on my new tattoo with Bart Willis at Southside Tattoo. I was thoroughly impressed with this shop and the people working there. Bart was very thorough in his discovery process to make sure that the piece that he custom designed for me was going to be something that I was happy with for the rest of my life. The shop is clean and the people are nice. Very welcoming and good vibe. I would recommend this shop to anyone, whether you're looking for your first tattoo, or just new to the area. These guys are more interested in the person than just getting someone in the chair. They will consult you on what you want and make sure you are happy with the final outcome. I will be going back soon for more...

Pros: Great vibe, very clean, good people

Cons: None that I can think of.

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I am new to the area and I wanted to cover an old tattoo and they did an excellent job! Any new tattoos I get will be from them.

5
★★★★★

I am new to the area and I wanted to cover an old tattoo and they did an excellent job! Any new tattoos I get will be from them.

Pros: friendly and wise

Cons: none

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My sister and I wanted to get a special sister's tattoo..We weren't exactly sure what we wanted and Royce was so helpful. He took the time to draw up several designs until we found the perfect one. He made our visit really special and he put us totally at ease. He was very funny too! I would highly recommend Royce and Southside tattoo for your next or first tat. You will not be disappointed and I will for sure be going back for my future work.

5
★★★★★

My sister and I wanted to get a special sister's tattoo..We weren't exactly sure what we wanted and Royce was so helpful. He took the time to draw up several designs until we found the perfect one. He made our visit really special and he put us totally at ease. He was very funny too! I would highly recommend Royce and Southside tattoo for your next or first tat. You will not be disappointed and I will for sure be going back for my future work.

Pros: very talented and extremely helpful

Cons: none

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This was my first tattoo and I wanted to find an artist that I really felt comfortable with. After reading numerous reviews, I decided to contact Bart at Southside Tattoo. I really enjoyed talking to Bart and working with him on a cool cross design. The whole experience from design to skin was first class. Cool tattoo, very little discomfort, great ink, and great conversation. I would highly recommend Bart and Southside Tattoo.

5
★★★★★

This was my first tattoo and I wanted to find an artist that I really felt comfortable with. After reading numerous reviews, I decided to contact Bart at Southside Tattoo. I really enjoyed talking to Bart and working with him on a cool cross design. The whole experience from design to skin was first class. Cool tattoo, very little discomfort, great ink, and great conversation. I would highly recommend Bart and Southside Tattoo.

Pros: Cool Atmosphere, Clean, Friendly, Talented Artists

Cons: none

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I recently moved to Austin and began searching out a shop to get my next piece done at. I only have two and wanted the next one to be over the top. Southside came up over and over again when I'd stop nicely-inked folks around town and ask where they got their work.

This is one of the first shops I've been into where EVERYone in their is cool. There's no on scowling at your non-sleeved out arms asking you where all your ink is. The guys in there are friendly, receptive and honest with their opinions about what will and will not work. Between myself, my wife and three friends, we've gotten five tattoos by three artists and all have turned out great.

This is not some flash shop, so it would be best to stop in and talk to the guys. There is some flash and various artwork on the wall for inspiration but this places thrives on the custom jobs. Some of them may be booked months in advance due to demand for such masterful work, but there's likely someone on any given day that can take walk-ins.

And it should go without saying, but the shop is clean. You will be leaving with a nice new tat, not scabies :)

(And without detracting from any other artist, I've got to recommend the only one I've personally seen - Michael Norris - the rest of the folks in there are all highly talented, but he just HOOKED ME UP with the start to a great piece)

EXCELLENT SHOP!

5
★★★★★

I recently moved to Austin and began searching out a shop to get my next piece done at. I only have two and wanted the next one to be over the top. Southside came up over and over again when I'd stop nicely-inked folks around town and ask where they got their work.

This is one of the first shops I've been into where EVERYone in their is cool. There's no on scowling at your non-sleeved out arms asking you where all your ink is. The guys in there are friendly, receptive and honest with their opinions about what will and will not work. Between myself, my wife and three friends, we've gotten five tattoos by three artists and all have turned out great.

This is not some flash shop, so it would be best to stop in and talk to the guys. There is some flash and various artwork on the wall for inspiration but this places thrives on the custom jobs. Some of them may be booked months in advance due to demand for such masterful work, but there's likely someone on any given day that can take walk-ins.

And it should go without saying, but the shop is clean. You will be leaving with a nice new tat, not scabies :)

(And without detracting from any other artist, I've got to recommend the only one I've personally seen - Michael Norris - the rest of the folks in there are all highly talented, but he just HOOKED ME UP with the start to a great piece)

EXCELLENT SHOP!

Pros: Definitely the best shop I've ever been too.

Cons: none

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Southside has a great team of artists assembled and they ALL produce some amazing work. I had mine done by royce, and he did a fantastic job. he took my drawings and made somethin 10x better than what i had. No question about it...Southside Tattoo is the hot-spot and i wont consider going anywhere else for my next tattoos.

5
★★★★★

Southside has a great team of artists assembled and they ALL produce some amazing work. I had mine done by royce, and he did a fantastic job. he took my drawings and made somethin 10x better than what i had. No question about it...Southside Tattoo is the hot-spot and i wont consider going anywhere else for my next tattoos.

Pros: talented artisits, location, prices, friendly, clean

Cons: parking on south congress

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Southside is AWESOME! In specific, Royce is the fattest, sickist, most ridiculously talented artist. The half-sleeve he designed and drew on my arm is about 2 million times more beautiful and artistic and completely incredible than I had ever imagined. I have received numerous enthusiastic compliments from everyone, including those "non-tattoo types". (not that compliments from others really matter). Anyway, I highly recommend Royce to anyone interested in a unique and artistic piece. Also, he is very cool and easy to sit and b.s. with during the process. My first session lasted abou 3 hours, and he was totally cool the whole time. I go back in 2 days to get the color done, and I cannot wait to see the final product! I know it will be amazing.

5
★★★★★

Southside is AWESOME! In specific, Royce is the fattest, sickist, most ridiculously talented artist. The half-sleeve he designed and drew on my arm is about 2 million times more beautiful and artistic and completely incredible than I had ever imagined. I have received numerous enthusiastic compliments from everyone, including those "non-tattoo types". (not that compliments from others really matter). Anyway, I highly recommend Royce to anyone interested in a unique and artistic piece. Also, he is very cool and easy to sit and b.s. with during the process. My first session lasted abou 3 hours, and he was totally cool the whole time. I go back in 2 days to get the color done, and I cannot wait to see the final product! I know it will be amazing.

Pros: atmosphere, price, people

Cons: none

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All the reviews are right! I went and got two separate tattoos yesterday and Jack was very helpful. He made sure the tattoo design was something I really wanted, by doing my drawing over and over until it was to the point where I liked it. You can tell these people really care about their clients, and I will be back for all my future tattoos.

4
★★★★☆

All the reviews are right! I went and got two separate tattoos yesterday and Jack was very helpful. He made sure the tattoo design was something I really wanted, by doing my drawing over and over until it was to the point where I liked it. You can tell these people really care about their clients, and I will be back for all my future tattoos.

Cons: Busy shop! It took 3 days before I could get in.

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The one thing I knew I wanted to do when visiting my brother in Austin was to get my first tattoo. Although I have wanted one for a long time, I didn't have a specific idea of what I wanted. I knew I wanted it more on the tribal side and for it to mean something to me but ultimately I wanted a piece of art. My brother said that South Side was the place to go. After looking at the website, Bart was my artist with his cool Pacific Fusion tattoos. Bart was able to channel my vague interests and comments into a vision for an awesome tattoo. He created a piece that was so much more beautiful than I could have hoped. I am totally in love with my tattoo! Now I understand why people want to go back for more.

5
★★★★★

The one thing I knew I wanted to do when visiting my brother in Austin was to get my first tattoo. Although I have wanted one for a long time, I didn't have a specific idea of what I wanted. I knew I wanted it more on the tribal side and for it to mean something to me but ultimately I wanted a piece of art. My brother said that South Side was the place to go. After looking at the website, Bart was my artist with his cool Pacific Fusion tattoos. Bart was able to channel my vague interests and comments into a vision for an awesome tattoo. He created a piece that was so much more beautiful than I could have hoped. I am totally in love with my tattoo! Now I understand why people want to go back for more.

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I recently had a tattoo done by Royce, and have received numerous compliments from friends & family.
Southside is a great shop, very professional & I will be back.

5
★★★★★

I recently had a tattoo done by Royce, and have received numerous compliments from friends & family.
Southside is a great shop, very professional & I will be back.

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Don't waste your time looking for tattoo studios in the Austin area, Southside Tattoo is the best place ever! I was thinking about getting a new tattoo and after reading some awesome reviews bout this place, I decided to give it a try... and it was just the perfect choice! Everybody is so nice there! I got my tattoo done by Chris. From the very first minute I got into the studio, he made me feel so comfortable!. He was so sweet and friendly all the time and of course, he did an awesome job on the 2 tattoos I got, I love them!
The studio itself is really cool, the tattoo artists are the nicest ever and they are just great at what they do!
I totally recommend this tattoo studio!

5
★★★★★

Don't waste your time looking for tattoo studios in the Austin area, Southside Tattoo is the best place ever! I was thinking about getting a new tattoo and after reading some awesome reviews bout this place, I decided to give it a try... and it was just the perfect choice! Everybody is so nice there! I got my tattoo done by Chris. From the very first minute I got into the studio, he made me feel so comfortable!. He was so sweet and friendly all the time and of course, he did an awesome job on the 2 tattoos I got, I love them!
The studio itself is really cool, the tattoo artists are the nicest ever and they are just great at what they do!
I totally recommend this tattoo studio!

Pros: everything!

Cons: nothing!

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Cool place to go very friendly people there, Royce did my tattoo on my wrist of a Frank Kozik bunny and it turned out great it looks identical to the pic. Good freindly relaxing enviroment for a tattoo shop. Highly recommned if your looking for a custom tattoo very talented artist there!!!! I will definitely go there for my next one !!!!!!

5
★★★★★

Cool place to go very friendly people there, Royce did my tattoo on my wrist of a Frank Kozik bunny and it turned out great it looks identical to the pic. Good freindly relaxing enviroment for a tattoo shop. Highly recommned if your looking for a custom tattoo very talented artist there!!!! I will definitely go there for my next one !!!!!!

Pros: thumbs up!!!!

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I just want to say that Southside Tattoo is amazing! They are an awesome bunch of guys and very friendly. I got my tattoo done by Royce who was super sweet and nice. He saw the vision I wanted in my tattoo and he completely exceeded my expectations. It was beautiful. He made me feel really comfortable during the whole process. I am sure every single guy there would of done an excellent job but I was very happy he was the one to do my tattoo. I will definitely be back for more work and he has a client for life.

5
★★★★★

I just want to say that Southside Tattoo is amazing! They are an awesome bunch of guys and very friendly. I got my tattoo done by Royce who was super sweet and nice. He saw the vision I wanted in my tattoo and he completely exceeded my expectations. It was beautiful. He made me feel really comfortable during the whole process. I am sure every single guy there would of done an excellent job but I was very happy he was the one to do my tattoo. I will definitely be back for more work and he has a client for life.

Pros: clean, professional, and friendly

Cons: that they don't reside in Houston

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Southside is the friendliest place I have ever been to, and not just for a tattoo parlor! I came in to find out more information and the guy at the front desk offered all of the artists' portfolios. I decided to go with Noska, who is a genius! He was out of town, so I left my number. He called me back promptly and set up an appointment right away. He was incredibly thorough and seemed genuinely interested in my input and design ideas. When I got the tattoo, he was friendly, welcoming, and reassuring (my first time). He talked to me the whole time, which made the experience fly by! I'm so glad I waited because Noska provided an experience that is worth referring to anyone who's listening!
~Thanks, Southside!

5
★★★★★

Southside is the friendliest place I have ever been to, and not just for a tattoo parlor! I came in to find out more information and the guy at the front desk offered all of the artists' portfolios. I decided to go with Noska, who is a genius! He was out of town, so I left my number. He called me back promptly and set up an appointment right away. He was incredibly thorough and seemed genuinely interested in my input and design ideas. When I got the tattoo, he was friendly, welcoming, and reassuring (my first time). He talked to me the whole time, which made the experience fly by! I'm so glad I waited because Noska provided an experience that is worth referring to anyone who's listening!
~Thanks, Southside!

Pros: Friendly and unbelievably talented!

Cons: None

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Southside Tattoo is awesome. I was nervous about getting my first tattoo, but Royce was excellent. He took my design, made a few minor suggestions for changes and then did an outstanding job with the tattoo. It's beautiful, much better than I had even hoped for. The shop was clean and neat, and everyone on the staff was very friendly and helpful. I did the research on tattoo shops in Austin before I chose Southside, and I'm thrilled that I did. If you want a beautiful tattoo, chose Southside.

5
★★★★★

Southside Tattoo is awesome. I was nervous about getting my first tattoo, but Royce was excellent. He took my design, made a few minor suggestions for changes and then did an outstanding job with the tattoo. It's beautiful, much better than I had even hoped for. The shop was clean and neat, and everyone on the staff was very friendly and helpful. I did the research on tattoo shops in Austin before I chose Southside, and I'm thrilled that I did. If you want a beautiful tattoo, chose Southside.

Pros: Clean, neat shop. Very friendly staff. Top notch artists.

Cons: None

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We heard that this was the spot to go in Austin and they did not disappoint! All of the 7 or so Artists were cranking out some great stuff when we arrived. We were greated by almost everyone in there, they were all friendly and eager to help us with whatever our vision was.

We had to wait an hour or so, but just went to the Continental Club gallery upstairs to wait. It was RAD!

We could not be happier and will tell everyone back home how awesome you guys are. Thanks for the t-shirts and patches.

5
★★★★★

We heard that this was the spot to go in Austin and they did not disappoint! All of the 7 or so Artists were cranking out some great stuff when we arrived. We were greated by almost everyone in there, they were all friendly and eager to help us with whatever our vision was.

We had to wait an hour or so, but just went to the Continental Club gallery upstairs to wait. It was RAD!

We could not be happier and will tell everyone back home how awesome you guys are. Thanks for the t-shirts and patches.

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Just left there and they called promptly on my cell phone to tell me that I left my wallet there. They then refused to let me tip them for being so nice and staying open later so I could come get it.

This place is the real deal. Totally professional, cool bunch of folks.

Thank you again.

5
★★★★★

Just left there and they called promptly on my cell phone to tell me that I left my wallet there. They then refused to let me tip them for being so nice and staying open later so I could come get it.

This place is the real deal. Totally professional, cool bunch of folks.

Thank you again.

Pros: honest & welcoming

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As a computer person, I find it hilarious that a jealous person would continually right bad reviews and not realize that they can be tracked. Duh.

On that note, I would like to sing the praises of the artists at Southside. Their reputation is awesome for a reason. they rock! Anytime you are that good at what you do, there are gonna be haters who write crappy reviews for fun, while in turn writing fabulous ones about themselves. You know who you are.

Thanks for a beautiful sleeve, well executed and bright. I will be back.

5
★★★★★

As a computer person, I find it hilarious that a jealous person would continually right bad reviews and not realize that they can be tracked. Duh.

On that note, I would like to sing the praises of the artists at Southside. Their reputation is awesome for a reason. they rock! Anytime you are that good at what you do, there are gonna be haters who write crappy reviews for fun, while in turn writing fabulous ones about themselves. You know who you are.

Thanks for a beautiful sleeve, well executed and bright. I will be back.

Pros: Fabulous artists, clean and sanitary, bright and beautiful

Cons: none

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the moment i set foot in that place i knew i wasnt getting anything done there. it looks dirty. the floors are gross, theres dusty old stuff all over the walls and you have to bump elbows with the person getting tattoo next to you because theres no room. i dont see how they ever won best in austin.

1
★☆☆☆☆

the moment i set foot in that place i knew i wasnt getting anything done there. it looks dirty. the floors are gross, theres dusty old stuff all over the walls and you have to bump elbows with the person getting tattoo next to you because theres no room. i dont see how they ever won best in austin.

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Several weeks ago, I stepped into Southside Tattoo and told one of the artists that I would like to get a tattoo that I had in mind. Since it was a cycling design, he set me up with Noska. Noska took my idea, set up an appointment at a later date, and I returned at my appointed time to receive the tattoo. Noska was ready for me, and after a short consultation about the artwork, he set to work. He was professional and friendly. Our ongoing conversation passed the time quickly and before I knew it, I was walking out the door wearing a new piece of artwork. I will definitely seek the services of Noska and Southside Tattoo in the future.

5
★★★★★

Several weeks ago, I stepped into Southside Tattoo and told one of the artists that I would like to get a tattoo that I had in mind. Since it was a cycling design, he set me up with Noska. Noska took my idea, set up an appointment at a later date, and I returned at my appointed time to receive the tattoo. Noska was ready for me, and after a short consultation about the artwork, he set to work. He was professional and friendly. Our ongoing conversation passed the time quickly and before I knew it, I was walking out the door wearing a new piece of artwork. I will definitely seek the services of Noska and Southside Tattoo in the future.

Pros: Friendly, professional service

Cons: None

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Michael exceeds any expectation- tattoos, paintings, photography... you name it, he excels. I came in a few months ago for a cover-up tattoo and my entire experience, from the moment I had my first consultation, until the end of the actual tattoo session, he was such a focused artist and made it incredibly easy to trust in his ability. I was also fortunate enough to attend his art show, displaying his incredible paintings! ....all and all, his talent and professionalism compliment the sincerity that he puts into every ounce of his work.

5
★★★★★

Michael exceeds any expectation- tattoos, paintings, photography... you name it, he excels. I came in a few months ago for a cover-up tattoo and my entire experience, from the moment I had my first consultation, until the end of the actual tattoo session, he was such a focused artist and made it incredibly easy to trust in his ability. I was also fortunate enough to attend his art show, displaying his incredible paintings! ....all and all, his talent and professionalism compliment the sincerity that he puts into every ounce of his work.

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The crew at Southside is the best. They took great care of me while I was there, and my ink looks freaking amazing. I wouldn't go anywhere else to get a tattoo.

5
★★★★★

The crew at Southside is the best. They took great care of me while I was there, and my ink looks freaking amazing. I wouldn't go anywhere else to get a tattoo.

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If you are looking for a place where the artist cares about your tattoo as much as you do, then check out Southside. Bart Willis is both an amazing artist and very down to earth guy who is able to take a concept and transform it into a masterpiece beyond expectations. The other artists are friendly and have prolific bodies of work. The shop is bright, clean and neat, bustling with a positive vibe. The healing process is super quick and the end results are stunning. Can't wait to get back for another one.

5
★★★★★

If you are looking for a place where the artist cares about your tattoo as much as you do, then check out Southside. Bart Willis is both an amazing artist and very down to earth guy who is able to take a concept and transform it into a masterpiece beyond expectations. The other artists are friendly and have prolific bodies of work. The shop is bright, clean and neat, bustling with a positive vibe. The healing process is super quick and the end results are stunning. Can't wait to get back for another one.

Pros: Amazing Work, Clean Shop, Great Location

Cons: None

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Believe the glowing reviews. This place is the sh*t.

The location is so cool. The Continental Club is always hoppin' next door and you can literally bump into a famous person here on a nightly basis. The shop is always crowded with people watching, chatting, and just general good times. Everyone working is happy to be there (and even happier to see you there).

Worth the wait if you must. this shop is bustling while others sit empty. There is a good reason for that!

I love you Southside. Im not afraid to tell you. (wink)

5
★★★★★

Believe the glowing reviews. This place is the sh*t.

The location is so cool. The Continental Club is always hoppin' next door and you can literally bump into a famous person here on a nightly basis. The shop is always crowded with people watching, chatting, and just general good times. Everyone working is happy to be there (and even happier to see you there).

Worth the wait if you must. this shop is bustling while others sit empty. There is a good reason for that!

I love you Southside. Im not afraid to tell you. (wink)

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I found Southside Tattoo through a friend and did a little research online. Their website was super cool and everything checked out so I went for it.

What I got was a super cool tattoo that was bett than I imagined. I want to have each of the artist there do something now.

Nice people, and clean as a whistle.

5
★★★★★

I found Southside Tattoo through a friend and did a little research online. Their website was super cool and everything checked out so I went for it.

What I got was a super cool tattoo that was bett than I imagined. I want to have each of the artist there do something now.

Nice people, and clean as a whistle.

Pros: nice people clean, perfect location

Cons: none

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Michael Norris had an art opening at the Continental Club Gallery that I want to last week with a friend. I was so impressed with the quality of his paintings I decided to wander downstairs to the tattoo shop to see what his portfolio looked like. This guy is amazing. If you have not seen his work, check out his website. Also, one of the nicest tattoo artists I have ever met!

His art show wil be up until at least the first week of February, I think. Totally worth checking out.

5
★★★★★

Michael Norris had an art opening at the Continental Club Gallery that I want to last week with a friend. I was so impressed with the quality of his paintings I decided to wander downstairs to the tattoo shop to see what his portfolio looked like. This guy is amazing. If you have not seen his work, check out his website. Also, one of the nicest tattoo artists I have ever met!

His art show wil be up until at least the first week of February, I think. Totally worth checking out.

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Southside Tattoo was open on Sunday and in I went and found a awesome tattoo shop with the coolest tattooers in town. Thanks for fitting me in and for putting up with my antics.

Southside Rox!!

5
★★★★★

Southside Tattoo was open on Sunday and in I went and found a awesome tattoo shop with the coolest tattooers in town. Thanks for fitting me in and for putting up with my antics.

Southside Rox!!

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This shop is fabulous. The gallery upstairs was the perfect waiting area and everyone inside was nice and accomodating. That is rare in a tattoo parlour and your friendliness did not go unnoticed!
The brightest inks we have ever seen and very clean space once inside. The wood floors in the front room are a nice touch.

5
★★★★★

This shop is fabulous. The gallery upstairs was the perfect waiting area and everyone inside was nice and accomodating. That is rare in a tattoo parlour and your friendliness did not go unnoticed!
The brightest inks we have ever seen and very clean space once inside. The wood floors in the front room are a nice touch.

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Beleive all that you hear about this place. Southside Tattoo is great and the artists are so nice!
We will be back for more next time we are intown. Thanks! A++

5
★★★★★

Beleive all that you hear about this place. Southside Tattoo is great and the artists are so nice!
We will be back for more next time we are intown. Thanks! A++

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I was tattooed here along with my dad and it was the first tattoo for both of us. We were tattooed by chris Gunn who was the nicest guy there is. He took our ideas and drew something completely amazing right on our skin, and then promptly tattooed it on.
Thanks chris gunn...you live up to your reputation of being a badd*ass!

5
★★★★★

I was tattooed here along with my dad and it was the first tattoo for both of us. We were tattooed by chris Gunn who was the nicest guy there is. He took our ideas and drew something completely amazing right on our skin, and then promptly tattooed it on.
Thanks chris gunn...you live up to your reputation of being a badd*ass!

Pros: Friendly people work here, great artists, best in town

Cons: none

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I just got my Chris Gunn sleeve finished and I couldnt be happier. It healed in 4 days without a hitch and looks bright and sickkkk! Thanks so much man. This was worth every penny and then some.

Chris Gunn is an amazing artist. Check out his website and you will see why I picked him!

5
★★★★★

I just got my Chris Gunn sleeve finished and I couldnt be happier. It healed in 4 days without a hitch and looks bright and sickkkk! Thanks so much man. This was worth every penny and then some.

Chris Gunn is an amazing artist. Check out his website and you will see why I picked him!

Pros: best around, super sanitary and bright inks

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This shop is so cool, you just want to come and hang out even if you're not getting tattooed. Everybody there is really friendly and cool. No creepy vibe that you get in some tattoo shops.
Very clean, open space and the coolest bar in town right next door. When I was here Billy Bob Thornton was getting tattooed, and that was pretty frikkin cool.
This studio is so popular, they may be opening another up the street.

5
★★★★★

This shop is so cool, you just want to come and hang out even if you're not getting tattooed. Everybody there is really friendly and cool. No creepy vibe that you get in some tattoo shops.
Very clean, open space and the coolest bar in town right next door. When I was here Billy Bob Thornton was getting tattooed, and that was pretty frikkin cool.
This studio is so popular, they may be opening another up the street.

Pros: Among friends, good prices, brightest colors

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Everywhere you look in Austin there are bright beautiful tattoos. Everyone I ask says they got it at southside, and usually by Chris Gunn. Now I know why. He is a total sweetheart, full of enthusiasm for your ideas, and just a nice guy.
Now I have one of his bright bold masterpieces, and i have had no less than 3 people ask me where it came from this week alone.
He was very light handed, and it hardly hurt at all. I will never go anywhere else, period.

5
★★★★★

Everywhere you look in Austin there are bright beautiful tattoos. Everyone I ask says they got it at southside, and usually by Chris Gunn. Now I know why. He is a total sweetheart, full of enthusiasm for your ideas, and just a nice guy.
Now I have one of his bright bold masterpieces, and i have had no less than 3 people ask me where it came from this week alone.
He was very light handed, and it hardly hurt at all. I will never go anywhere else, period.

Pros: Clean, friendly and entertaining staff!

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Great artists, and the Continental Club is so close...
All of the artists here are really good and will make your experience slightly less painful.
xoxo Thanks Southside.

5
★★★★★

Great artists, and the Continental Club is so close...
All of the artists here are really good and will make your experience slightly less painful.
xoxo Thanks Southside.

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Southside is awesome. I just finished another 6 hour session and I am already jonesing for more. The artists here are friendly and full of interesting conversation to make your tattoo time pass quickly. There are no TV's in the space like other shops (which I like). It makes the whole experience more relaxing.

They are obsessive compulsive about sterility, and just as compulsive about the quality of work that comes out of this shop. Southside has a great reputation which is what caught me 4 years ago. Now I am hooked.

5
★★★★★

Southside is awesome. I just finished another 6 hour session and I am already jonesing for more. The artists here are friendly and full of interesting conversation to make your tattoo time pass quickly. There are no TV's in the space like other shops (which I like). It makes the whole experience more relaxing.

They are obsessive compulsive about sterility, and just as compulsive about the quality of work that comes out of this shop. Southside has a great reputation which is what caught me 4 years ago. Now I am hooked.

Pros: Bright colors, lots of experience, good reputation

Cons: none

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Is it Austin Ink? a little bird told me...

This is the nicest tattoo parlour in town, with the sweetest bunch of tattooers around. I hope you guys do exceedingly well in your newest endeavors...we wish you much luck and prosperity.

I would never go to another shop after getting tattooed by Chris Gunn. He is super light handed and my colors are new and vibrant looking after many years. Southside is the bomb.

5
★★★★★

Is it Austin Ink? a little bird told me...

This is the nicest tattoo parlour in town, with the sweetest bunch of tattooers around. I hope you guys do exceedingly well in your newest endeavors...we wish you much luck and prosperity.

I would never go to another shop after getting tattooed by Chris Gunn. He is super light handed and my colors are new and vibrant looking after many years. Southside is the bomb.

Pros: All great real artists with awesome portfolios

Cons: busy, but worth the wait.

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Southside Tattoo has been my shop since I moved here 3 years ago. I cannot imagine going anywhere else! They are the coolest, nicest bunch of people you could ever meet. All of them are full of talent and you can't go wrong here.
Meticulously clean, bright and well lit, in the best location in town.

Thanks Southside...see ya next paycheck!

5
★★★★★

Southside Tattoo has been my shop since I moved here 3 years ago. I cannot imagine going anywhere else! They are the coolest, nicest bunch of people you could ever meet. All of them are full of talent and you can't go wrong here.
Meticulously clean, bright and well lit, in the best location in town.

Thanks Southside...see ya next paycheck!

Pros: All great artists, super clean and bright, no jerks!

Cons: Wish there were more shops like Southside

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Chris Gunn knows bright color and bold lines. His artwork stands out and people notice it. You want your tattoo to look new and bright for years to come. I used to go to another shop for my work until I discovered Southside. Chris tattooes a lot of the APD and other city officials and now we all go to him. You can trust that this shop will give you a good piece of artwork at a great price.

5
★★★★★

Chris Gunn knows bright color and bold lines. His artwork stands out and people notice it. You want your tattoo to look new and bright for years to come. I used to go to another shop for my work until I discovered Southside. Chris tattooes a lot of the APD and other city officials and now we all go to him. You can trust that this shop will give you a good piece of artwork at a great price.

Pros: trusted reputation, bold color

Cons: none

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I had my second piece done by Chris Gunn, and people always say it is beautiful. I even get some who say they thought it was his work because of the beautiful design and how well the colors pop.
He really made the experience awesome by letting me take my time deciding exactly what I wanted, doing numerous drawings for me beforhand, and constantly encouraging me while the actual tattoing was taking place. I felt like one of the Southside family members after my 6.5 hr (2 sessions) were over.
Three of my friends have had work done there because they loved mine, and I can't wait to get my next one done on my birthday!
Truely the best, Southside will always be my choice for my unique and priceless body art.

5
★★★★★

I had my second piece done by Chris Gunn, and people always say it is beautiful. I even get some who say they thought it was his work because of the beautiful design and how well the colors pop.
He really made the experience awesome by letting me take my time deciding exactly what I wanted, doing numerous drawings for me beforhand, and constantly encouraging me while the actual tattoing was taking place. I felt like one of the Southside family members after my 6.5 hr (2 sessions) were over.
Three of my friends have had work done there because they loved mine, and I can't wait to get my next one done on my birthday!
Truely the best, Southside will always be my choice for my unique and priceless body art.

Pros: professional, clean, fun, and great location

Cons: hard to find parking sometimes

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South Side Tattoo shop is by far the best. Chris Gunn does great work and his tattoos are great quality. if you are looking for a tattoo this is the place to go!!!!

5
★★★★★

South Side Tattoo shop is by far the best. Chris Gunn does great work and his tattoos are great quality. if you are looking for a tattoo this is the place to go!!!!

Pros: great tattoos, and friendly people

Message from Southside Tattoo

Southside Tattoo on S.Congress is known most for the shop's incredible versatility and friendly customer service. With the artists' collective wealth of talent, Southside can produce any style, from old school, new school,realism, even reproducing classic paintings on flesh.

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