So I went in to get my septum pierced a year ago on valentines day.
They told me that my bone "hung down to low"
There is no bone in your nose. So they asked me if I wanted any other piercing. I said snake bites I guess, so I got them done. I followed all the rules about keeping it clean, the mouth wash and salt water stuff. After 4 weeks the swelling hadn't gone down. And I'm very pissed off about how un-even my snake bites are. I iced all the time. I couldn't open my mouth, they hurt very bad. Instead of driving 40 miles to seattle, I went to hardline in monroe so they could take my rings out and put studs in. I was shaking on the table, I was crying, my mom had to hold my arms down. He couldn't even get the rings out without a hard pull. He had to repierce my lip completely! It was a struggle to get studs in but he did. Thank god..
So I would reccomend hardline in monroe, but not the seattle emporium.
Id also like to mention I decided I wanted double spider bites. But I did the other two myself. With no infection, swelling went down in 1 week, there also even.
Oh, and I also pierced my own septum which he said he "couldn't pierce" idiot.
after a long time of contemplating getting a tatoo for a long time i finally got one and went to seattle tatoo emporium and i think it was a good experience. they were very well maintained and clean. they always use sterile equipment. their staff people are friendly and are dedicated. good business.
last december i got a tattoo by ken on my forearm. since that day i've gotten nothing but compliments from anyone whos seen it. its GORGEOUS. to this day i still look at it and am amazed at the detail, and the shading. all of the guys at the shop do great work, ive gotten several done there.. and had a few different artists. ive recommended many people and theyre all happy too.
i wont go anywhere else!
Pros: great work, friendly, good prices.
i came to the shop last august frusterated because i couldnt get in anywhere else (actually i found them in the phone book after bummin all day.) they were curteous and helpful. i brought my mother with me and she even had a wonderful time (was cute watching my mom converse with all these seriously hard lookin dudes! ) jimmy freehand drew my tatt onto my back, all in all i was in the chair about 3 hours and my tattoo turned out beautiful!!! it was a cover of a terrible home tattoo and you would never be able tell by looking at it now!! healing was smooth and nothing went wrong at all!
thanks for rocking guys!! i cant wait to get back to seattle to get more done!!!!!
also had a little bit of a comment about the bad review these guys got.......the one referring to the red star....red ink is the only pigment that has not been hypoallergenized (therefore a great deal of people are allergic to red ink) if it became infected it was probably not because of shoddy tattooing, but more likely because of allergies....sorry man gotta stand up for these guys! cuz they are BADASS!!
melissa from alaska
Pros: comfortable atmosphere, friendly service, helpful tips and advice, lots of artwork to gain idea from
Cons: kind of hard to find if you are not familiar with the area
I've been going to S.T.E. for years and have nothing but love and respect for the artists and their work. Whether it's Jimmy "the Saint", Chula, or Hubba, each artist takes his work, his art, and his clients very seriously. If you're looking for a standard tramp stamp or some trendy or A-231 from the Book of Unoriginal Tattoos, go elsewhere. Each artist has a fantastic style, great dedication, and lots of experience as an artist. They're also all kinda hot.
Pros: Great art, very clean, few annoying hipsters
My Girfriend and I went there to get a small red star tattoo on her wrist. Tattoo ended up looking nothing like a star and is so severly scared that the color is unnoticable. Very frustrating. Would not recommend
Cons: poor tattoo
I went into STE with a bleak outline of a tat I wanted and Chula was able to draw up a tattoo that I love to show people. The atmosphere was great and I felt that the tattoo was done with speed and precision. I would reccommend their shop to anyone.
This is not your "hipster" tattoo shop! Seattle Tattoo Emporium is an Old School tatttoo shop were the ink you get is the focus not the people who hang out there. Jimmy "The Saint", Chula, Huba, and Tony are in it for the art, and making sure that "Chino " style ink is alive and well in Seattle. When you walk in to S.T.E. you deal directly with the artists which made me feel better about getting my tattoo than any other place I have been to.