Slave to the Needle

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  • 508 NW 65th St

    Seattle, WA 98117

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  • 206-789-2618

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I get all of my work done here. The shop is very clean, the staff is really friendly, and Honest Jon its one of the best artists I've seen. Lots of versatility in one shop, very professional but still inviting. I definitely recommend.

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I get all of my work done here. The shop is very clean, the staff is really friendly, and Honest Jon its one of the best artists I've seen. Lots of versatility in one shop, very professional but still inviting. I definitely recommend.

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Ive now been into this shop 3 times in the last month as part of a series of tattoos i got on my side. I know the owners here and have always been really impressed with the management and professionalism in the shop. The work speaks for

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Ive now been into this shop 3 times in the last month as part of a series of tattoos i got on my side. I know the owners here and have always been really impressed with the management and professionalism in the shop. The work speaks for

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For the first timer who is apprehensive... this place is for you. Totally competent and amazing artists that don't make you feel dumb for asking normal, first time questions (like if they draw freehand or if they sketch the design on you

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For the first timer who is apprehensive... this place is for you. Totally competent and amazing artists that don't make you feel dumb for asking normal, first time questions (like if they draw freehand or if they sketch the design on you

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I have two tattoos from this location.
Everyone in this shop are professionals and friendly to boot. I have never received attitude walking into this shop and I've never been sent to voicemail when calling either!

There is a reason this business wins awards so often. I have never tried to do a walk-in here, there are more of a custom tattoo purveyor. Setting up a consultation is always your best bet.

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I have two tattoos from this location.
Everyone in this shop are professionals and friendly to boot. I have never received attitude walking into this shop and I've never been sent to voicemail when calling either!

There is a reason this business wins awards so often. I have never tried to do a walk-in here, there are more of a custom tattoo purveyor. Setting up a consultation is always your best bet.

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I've been tattooed here a few times and the artists are amazing! I literally count down the days before every sitting. Everyone here is super down to earth and friendly and the counter staff usually remembers my name whenever I come in.

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I've been tattooed here a few times and the artists are amazing! I literally count down the days before every sitting. Everyone here is super down to earth and friendly and the counter staff usually remembers my name whenever I come in.

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Pretty sweet shop here. The artists are probably the best in Seattle and very acclaimed for their work. Ive had 2 tattoos done by STTN and i would consider them both masterpieces in their own like-very good work!

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Pretty sweet shop here. The artists are probably the best in Seattle and very acclaimed for their work. Ive had 2 tattoos done by STTN and i would consider them both masterpieces in their own like-very good work!

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A group of girlfriends and I came in last weekend to get matching tattoos in tribute to our upcoming college graduation. We had such a blast-the team here was so friendly, the shop was clean and fun, and EVERY one of us 6 girls loved our

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A group of girlfriends and I came in last weekend to get matching tattoos in tribute to our upcoming college graduation. We had such a blast-the team here was so friendly, the shop was clean and fun, and EVERY one of us 6 girls loved our

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I have been a customer of Slave To The Needle and have been having a full sleeve worked on by John Fitzgerald. Well a few months ago, my wife and I stopped in an put up a $100 deposit for some more work on it. We set an appointment for a Monday at 5:30 a couple of months down the line where I was to get a few hours of work done on it and discuss the next phase of the work.
It is the day before my appointment and I need to reschedule.I call up the day before to reschedule. A female receptionist answers the phone and I explain that I need to reschedule. She tells because it is now 7PM when I am calling and my appointment if for 5:30 PM I would lose my deposit to reschedule because I did not give 24 hour notice. Really I say, because I just spent several thousand dollars here on a piece that is on going work you are going to take my deposit because I called in 22.5 hours before instead of 24 hours? I tell her, I will be at my appointment at 5:30 and this is pretty screwed up.
Funny I think to myself because I have showed up at my appointment on time and John Fitzgerald has been running behind and once he was still working on some girl when it was my appointment and I was late for things because of it. I can accommodate his shop by being patient but they cannot accommodate me because I called a couple of hours late and it is more important to make that $100 now than to keep me happy and make a several thousand off me later.
So I show up at my appointment at 5:30 and John is still working on someone, I figure he is just finishing up. He walks out from behind the counter and tells me he got a call last night yada yada....So I tell him I am not happy with the customer service here and was surprised that they would snivel over 1.5 hours of time and a hundred dollar deposit after how much money we spend there. He then goes on to raise his voice at me and give me a speech of how I am not respecting their employees because I said they were sniveling about the deposit. Wow. Since when do you yell at a paying customer? I mean I was being pretty calm about things given the circumstances. And then the guy who does the piercing over there was behind the counter defending their position on with a raised voice and abrasive tone. ?Then John tells me that if the receptionist would have just called I would not have dinged you for the deposit but she was just doing here job. He then goes on to tell us that no matter what he would take care of me because he has been my artist for a long time, yada, yada and he would do anything to make it up if we would have just talked to him. Well she did not call you, instead she just made it so I either show up or I lose my deposit.
Well I showed up and they tell me that they cancelled my appointment.
i drove 73 miles and they went ahead and cancelled it because the receptionist obviously cant understand anything I said to her in the phone conversation we had the night before.
I am now a little ticked off by everything and now I want my deposit back. I did not receive any service and they totally screwed up on their end then perhaps the thing to do is just refund the customer his deposit and apologize.
Well that is when John Fitzgerald started insisting that I called and cancelled my appointment and offered to split the deposit with me?Give me $50 of it back. I showed up for my appointment and your company cancelled when I gave no such authority to do so.
All this after he just gave me a big speech of how I was an important customer and you would take care of me. I mean you really think you deserve money from me without rendering a service? Did you not just tell me earlier you would not have dinged me for my deposit.
I did not take back my deposit any part of my deposit and let him keep it. Obviously this shop and its employees have no common sense when it comes to customer service. They are sniveling about $100, 1.5 hours of time. And obviously what is more important to them was the quick $100 they would make from me that day instead of just being a little more accommodating to their customers who could potentially spend $1000s of dollars over time.
I will never spend another dime at this shop ever again. I have an unfinished piece and there is no way in hell I am going to let an artist ink me that cant even treat his customers properly. I will find someone else to finish the job. Neither will any of my friends or family who have all gotten ink work at this shop in the past. After hearing how they treated me today, they are pretty disgusted that a shop that is suppose to have the best reputation in town has employees who would yell at customers and give them a speech about respecting them. I don't pay people money for them to chastise me and neither should you no matter how good of an artist they might be.

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I have been a customer of Slave To The Needle and have been having a full sleeve worked on by John Fitzgerald. Well a few months ago, my wife and I stopped in an put up a $100 deposit for some more work on it. We set an appointment for a Monday at 5:30 a couple of months down the line where I was to get a few hours of work done on it and discuss the next phase of the work.
It is the day before my appointment and I need to reschedule.I call up the day before to reschedule. A female receptionist answers the phone and I explain that I need to reschedule. She tells because it is now 7PM when I am calling and my appointment if for 5:30 PM I would lose my deposit to reschedule because I did not give 24 hour notice. Really I say, because I just spent several thousand dollars here on a piece that is on going work you are going to take my deposit because I called in 22.5 hours before instead of 24 hours? I tell her, I will be at my appointment at 5:30 and this is pretty screwed up.
Funny I think to myself because I have showed up at my appointment on time and John Fitzgerald has been running behind and once he was still working on some girl when it was my appointment and I was late for things because of it. I can accommodate his shop by being patient but they cannot accommodate me because I called a couple of hours late and it is more important to make that $100 now than to keep me happy and make a several thousand off me later.
So I show up at my appointment at 5:30 and John is still working on someone, I figure he is just finishing up. He walks out from behind the counter and tells me he got a call last night yada yada....So I tell him I am not happy with the customer service here and was surprised that they would snivel over 1.5 hours of time and a hundred dollar deposit after how much money we spend there. He then goes on to raise his voice at me and give me a speech of how I am not respecting their employees because I said they were sniveling about the deposit. Wow. Since when do you yell at a paying customer? I mean I was being pretty calm about things given the circumstances. And then the guy who does the piercing over there was behind the counter defending their position on with a raised voice and abrasive tone. ?Then John tells me that if the receptionist would have just called I would not have dinged you for the deposit but she was just doing here job. He then goes on to tell us that no matter what he would take care of me because he has been my artist for a long time, yada, yada and he would do anything to make it up if we would have just talked to him. Well she did not call you, instead she just made it so I either show up or I lose my deposit.
Well I showed up and they tell me that they cancelled my appointment.
i drove 73 miles and they went ahead and cancelled it because the receptionist obviously cant understand anything I said to her in the phone conversation we had the night before.
I am now a little ticked off by everything and now I want my deposit back. I did not receive any service and they totally screwed up on their end then perhaps the thing to do is just refund the customer his deposit and apologize.
Well that is when John Fitzgerald started insisting that I called and cancelled my appointment and offered to split the deposit with me?Give me $50 of it back. I showed up for my appointment and your company cancelled when I gave no such authority to do so.
All this after he just gave me a big speech of how I was an important customer and you would take care of me. I mean you really think you deserve money from me without rendering a service? Did you not just tell me earlier you would not have dinged me for my deposit.
I did not take back my deposit any part of my deposit and let him keep it. Obviously this shop and its employees have no common sense when it comes to customer service. They are sniveling about $100, 1.5 hours of time. And obviously what is more important to them was the quick $100 they would make from me that day instead of just being a little more accommodating to their customers who could potentially spend $1000s of dollars over time.
I will never spend another dime at this shop ever again. I have an unfinished piece and there is no way in hell I am going to let an artist ink me that cant even treat his customers properly. I will find someone else to finish the job. Neither will any of my friends or family who have all gotten ink work at this shop in the past. After hearing how they treated me today, they are pretty disgusted that a shop that is suppose to have the best reputation in town has employees who would yell at customers and give them a speech about respecting them. I don't pay people money for them to chastise me and neither should you no matter how good of an artist they might be.

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Had my 3rd tattoo done here by Erika and her amazing talent . Her work is stellar. Everyone here is a true professional and does beautiful tattoo work. I have recommended this tattoo parlor to several of my friends and all have been 100% satisfied with the work and the overall experience.

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Had my 3rd tattoo done here by Erika and her amazing talent . Her work is stellar. Everyone here is a true professional and does beautiful tattoo work. I have recommended this tattoo parlor to several of my friends and all have been 100% satisfied with the work and the overall experience.

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Getting ink etched into your skin is not the most pleasant physical experience, but the expertise and friendliness of the staff at Slave to the Needle make it a great social and psychological one. Though I have only gotten one tattoo from these guys, if the desire ever hits me to get another, I will gladly darken their doors.

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Getting ink etched into your skin is not the most pleasant physical experience, but the expertise and friendliness of the staff at Slave to the Needle make it a great social and psychological one. Though I have only gotten one tattoo from these guys, if the desire ever hits me to get another, I will gladly darken their doors.

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Everyone working at this shop are real professionals and extremely friendly. I have never received any sort of attitude while spending time in this shop. There is a reason this business wins awards so often.

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Everyone working at this shop are real professionals and extremely friendly. I have never received any sort of attitude while spending time in this shop. There is a reason this business wins awards so often.

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I shopped around for a tattoo in the area and settled on Slave to the Needle in Seattle because a close workmate had nothing but glowing reviews for them. They were very respecting of my tattoo desires and treated my slightly clich

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I shopped around for a tattoo in the area and settled on Slave to the Needle in Seattle because a close workmate had nothing but glowing reviews for them. They were very respecting of my tattoo desires and treated my slightly clich

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I decided to be the ?world?s best dad? and do the generic (but still pretty sweet) thing of getting my daughter?s name tattooed on my body . I?m not a tough guy or a liar so I will admit that it hurt, but it was nice to be at a place

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I decided to be the ?world?s best dad? and do the generic (but still pretty sweet) thing of getting my daughter?s name tattooed on my body . I?m not a tough guy or a liar so I will admit that it hurt, but it was nice to be at a place

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My husband did the adorably amazing act last month of getting my and our kids?? names tattooed on him. The guys at Slave to the Needle were really sweet and fun to talk to during his session. We all had a good time teasing him and I like to think we all had a genuinely good time. I doubt I??ll ever want to go under the needle but if I do, it will be Slave to the Needle.

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My husband did the adorably amazing act last month of getting my and our kids?? names tattooed on him. The guys at Slave to the Needle were really sweet and fun to talk to during his session. We all had a good time teasing him and I like to think we all had a genuinely good time. I doubt I??ll ever want to go under the needle but if I do, it will be Slave to the Needle.

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My husband did the adorably wonderful act last month of getting my and our kids

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My husband did the adorably wonderful act last month of getting my and our kids

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I got my last tattoo years ago when I was in the military and I had been on the fence whether Id ever get another one. One of my friends had gotten a really impressive sleeve done by Aaron Bell and it encouraged me to get a new one. Im

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I got my last tattoo years ago when I was in the military and I had been on the fence whether Id ever get another one. One of my friends had gotten a really impressive sleeve done by Aaron Bell and it encouraged me to get a new one. Im

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Slave to the Needle obliged my silly cliched tattoo idea to get my children's names tattooed on my body. Even though it's a common tattoo that parents have been getting for a million years, Aaron and his staff treated me as if I was

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Slave to the Needle obliged my silly cliched tattoo idea to get my children's names tattooed on my body. Even though it's a common tattoo that parents have been getting for a million years, Aaron and his staff treated me as if I was

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Honest Jon has been working on my sleeve for a few months now. His work is AMAZING! Since I've been in the shop quite a bit, I've got to see some of the other artists' work. Oh my, John Fitz is a great artist and Van is AWESOME!! Van's

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Honest Jon has been working on my sleeve for a few months now. His work is AMAZING! Since I've been in the shop quite a bit, I've got to see some of the other artists' work. Oh my, John Fitz is a great artist and Van is AWESOME!! Van's

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I feel I need to thank Slave to the Needle for doing an amazing job with my tattoo. I didn??t think I wanted a tattoo until the perfect idea came to me. Next I had to find a tattoo parlor that I could trust my skin with. I??m glad I chose Slave to the Needle. I love this tattoo and hope that I never regret it.

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I feel I need to thank Slave to the Needle for doing an amazing job with my tattoo. I didn??t think I wanted a tattoo until the perfect idea came to me. Next I had to find a tattoo parlor that I could trust my skin with. I??m glad I chose Slave to the Needle. I love this tattoo and hope that I never regret it.

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I have gotten quite a few tattoos over the years and during my travels. I have created a type of mural tattoo on my back that I like to add to whenever I travel to a different country. After multiple recommendations, I went to Slave the Needle finally to start a new design on my right calf. I am really pleased with the work and skill of my artist and I truly look forward to expanding on the design Slave to the Needle got started.

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I have gotten quite a few tattoos over the years and during my travels. I have created a type of mural tattoo on my back that I like to add to whenever I travel to a different country. After multiple recommendations, I went to Slave the Needle finally to start a new design on my right calf. I am really pleased with the work and skill of my artist and I truly look forward to expanding on the design Slave to the Needle got started.

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I was inked by John Fitzgerald and I don't know if it was time constraints and/or just an artist past his prime, but I received a piss poor tattoo on my forearm. I researched the artists work and thought he had talent so who knows what

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I was inked by John Fitzgerald and I don't know if it was time constraints and/or just an artist past his prime, but I received a piss poor tattoo on my forearm. I researched the artists work and thought he had talent so who knows what

Pros: Friendly artist

Cons: Poorly executed tattoo,off-center,looked rushed

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I already had a few tattoos from other shops but was skeptical and patient in waiting to find the right shop to do a very creative and special sleeve. I had yet to see any work at any shop that showed they could capture what I was looking

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I already had a few tattoos from other shops but was skeptical and patient in waiting to find the right shop to do a very creative and special sleeve. I had yet to see any work at any shop that showed they could capture what I was looking

Pros: Top-Notch Artists, Friendly Staff, Reasonable Prices

Cons: None....seriously NONE

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So far I have been tattooed by 2 artists at the Wallingford location and pierced at the Ballard shop. I have had nothing but stellar service and always left more than happy with my tattoo/piercing results.
Robert and Marc have both given

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So far I have been tattooed by 2 artists at the Wallingford location and pierced at the Ballard shop. I have had nothing but stellar service and always left more than happy with my tattoo/piercing results.
Robert and Marc have both given

Pros: Kick-aXX tattoos, friendly staff

Cons: cons? There ARE no cons...

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I am a stickler for my money being my money, and these bastards stole my $100 deposit. They are swindlers, do not trust them.

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I am a stickler for my money being my money, and these bastards stole my $100 deposit. They are swindlers, do not trust them.

Pros: Great looking tattoo...

Cons: Stole my $100 deposit!

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My daughter had her tregus re-pierced and her nose pierced at Slave. The guy was knowledgeable and immaculately clean. I am working with one of the artists to cover a tattoo I have. It's a timely process as they are very busy...but there's a reason they're so busy...they're good! I'll let you know how the tattoo turns out in December.

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My daughter had her tregus re-pierced and her nose pierced at Slave. The guy was knowledgeable and immaculately clean. I am working with one of the artists to cover a tattoo I have. It's a timely process as they are very busy...but there's a reason they're so busy...they're good! I'll let you know how the tattoo turns out in December.

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I had the best experience here, the place was super clean and the staff treated me like we were old friends. My tattoo is beautiful too and healed up perfectly. I could not have asked for a better experience. I recommend this place to

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I had the best experience here, the place was super clean and the staff treated me like we were old friends. My tattoo is beautiful too and healed up perfectly. I could not have asked for a better experience. I recommend this place to

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OH MY GOD! I can't be in Seattle! Slave to the Needle must have been picked up by a tornado and brought here from the island of misfit, miserable toys. I am trying to remember if I've ever had a worse experience with anyone in any

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OH MY GOD! I can't be in Seattle! Slave to the Needle must have been picked up by a tornado and brought here from the island of misfit, miserable toys. I am trying to remember if I've ever had a worse experience with anyone in any

Pros: Zero

Cons: Worlds worst service

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I have used Slave for two of my tattoos. I am also set up with an appointment to have my next tattoo done at Slave this month.\r
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If you're thinking about new ink, Slave is the perfect place to go. A very clean facility, and very

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I have used Slave for two of my tattoos. I am also set up with an appointment to have my next tattoo done at Slave this month.\r
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If you're thinking about new ink, Slave is the perfect place to go. A very clean facility, and very

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I got my first tattoo this last summer at the Wallingford shop from Ed Lott. I live in Houston, Texas and Ed worked with me online to get my artwork for the portrait of my dog just right. My tattoo took over 4 hours, and even though Ed

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I got my first tattoo this last summer at the Wallingford shop from Ed Lott. I live in Houston, Texas and Ed worked with me online to get my artwork for the portrait of my dog just right. My tattoo took over 4 hours, and even though Ed

Pros: Great Artistry, Friendly Customer Oriented, Clean, Worth every Penny!

Cons: No Parking at the Wallingford shop

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i have tattoos from several shops in the seattle area but the best experience has been with josh at slave to the needle. very friendly and talented artist. i came in with an idea of what i wanted and he was able to create a design far

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i have tattoos from several shops in the seattle area but the best experience has been with josh at slave to the needle. very friendly and talented artist. i came in with an idea of what i wanted and he was able to create a design far

Pros: awesome artwork from josh s., great atmosphere

Cons: slightly long wait for appointment

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I wanted a small Ironman logo tattooed on my calf to commemorate my big race. Slave to the Needle was a welcoming, clean and friendly place. The artist who did my tattoo was nice, fun, and talked me through the process and made me feel

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I wanted a small Ironman logo tattooed on my calf to commemorate my big race. Slave to the Needle was a welcoming, clean and friendly place. The artist who did my tattoo was nice, fun, and talked me through the process and made me feel

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I went to Slave To The Needle yesturday to get my navel pierced and couldn't be more impressed by the cleanliness of the location and amazing service. I wasn't to nervous but the friendly people there eased the rest of my nerves. My

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I went to Slave To The Needle yesturday to get my navel pierced and couldn't be more impressed by the cleanliness of the location and amazing service. I wasn't to nervous but the friendly people there eased the rest of my nerves. My

Pros: Great staff, Impecibly clean, All around fabulous

Cons: parking can be tricky

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My slave has been pierced several times at Slave to the Needle. We had a tattoo drawn from my ring and it was perfect. I highly recommend the staff for creativity, friendliness, and providing a clean, positive environment.

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My slave has been pierced several times at Slave to the Needle. We had a tattoo drawn from my ring and it was perfect. I highly recommend the staff for creativity, friendliness, and providing a clean, positive environment.

Pros: clean, helpful staff, examples of work

Cons: restroom inconvenient

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These people repierced my nipple and performed a surface piercing on my friend's lower back. Their skill and professionalism have justly earned them a good reputation throughout the industry.

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These people repierced my nipple and performed a surface piercing on my friend's lower back. Their skill and professionalism have justly earned them a good reputation throughout the industry.

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I have gotten two piercings and one tattoo at Slave to the Needle, and I'm planning to go back for a second tattoo. The people are friendly, helpful, and talented. The place is clean, bright and comfortable. I have recommended many friends

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I have gotten two piercings and one tattoo at Slave to the Needle, and I'm planning to go back for a second tattoo. The people are friendly, helpful, and talented. The place is clean, bright and comfortable. I have recommended many friends

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I have been a customer of Slave To The Needle and have been having a full sleeve worked on by John Fitzgerald. Well a few months ago, my wife and I stopped in an put up a $100 deposit for some more work on it. We set an appointment for a

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I have been a customer of Slave To The Needle and have been having a full sleeve worked on by John Fitzgerald. Well a few months ago, my wife and I stopped in an put up a $100 deposit for some more work on it. We set an appointment for a

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