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5531 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX | Directions 78756-160330.331425 -97.739927
Neighborhoods: Brentwood - Highland, Brentwood
Best tattoo parlor I've ever been to! – I have six tattoos and wanted two more, to celebrate this year for me. First of all, I turned 21, and secondly, I got early admissions to Yale Law! For my 21st, I knew exactly what I wanted. I'm 1/2 Greek and was raised by my Greek grandmother, so I got Greek characters for 21 on my inner arm. But I didn't know what to get to commemorate the other, so a team (that's right!) worked with me to learn more about me and my perspective/attitude/reasons for going to Yale and working so hard to get there, and we decided on "de iure" on my heart, since it is so important to me. "de iure" means "according to the law" in Latin, and legal jargon is chock full of Latin, so it was perfect!
pretty good for the price – The staff is friendly and they charge a decent price for what you get. I went to a different place and they were so dirty I had to walk out. But atomic is fairly clean and the instruments look well taken care of.
Great for your first tattoo! – I wanted to commorate my 50th birthday with a tattoo, but I didn't have a clue where to start. I met a girl at Kerby Lane who showed me her new tattoo, it was beautifully detailed, the lines were thin and the colors bright.I didn't know a tattoo could be such a work of art. Scott at Atomic Tattoo on Burnt Rd. was the artist. After breakfast we headed there. When I walked in Scott greated us,(my husband & me), he was very nice, told me to look around to get an idea what I wanted,I decided on a humming bird. He drew it out several times untill it was exactally what I wanted.He was very patient. He put the stencil on me, had me look at it to be sure I liked the placement and explained how it was going to feel.We also talked about the colors he would use.It came out beautiful, I am so pleased with it, I show every body I know.Two days ago I went back to Scott and got a flower to go with the bird, it's gorgeous,I love it.I waited a long time to get a tattoo and I am glad I found such a profesional to do it.
Professional, respectful body piercers – I had 3 piercings done - no problems - staff are professional, respectful and know what they are doing.
GREAT PIERCING JOB! – I got my cartilage pierced by Curtis, and he did an amazing job! I did not have to wait, and he was very friendly and informative!
Friendly and Genuine Artists. – I got my first (and only) tattoo at Atomic's MLK location. I thought I'd feel awkward in the shop, but everyone in this place was laid-back and friendly. Seriously, the negative reviews have to be bullshite. I never write reviews, but I felt like these negative feedbacks had to be discredited. The guys at the MLK location were genuine and friendly people. Just stop by and talk to them if you don't believe me. I'd make a fawkin infomercial for them. My girlfriend and I went into the shop with a design, and the artist, Silver, sketched something up pretty quick. He gave me a price quote and then asked if I wanted to continue. I said yes and he finished the sketch. Silver knocked it out of the park. I told him to use his artist senses for the coloring and he did. Thanks to Atomic, I think I might be addicted to tattoos. My girlfriend really liked the work Silver did. So much that she almost considered going in the next day to get her first tattoo too.
Friendly AND Professional – Honestly, one of my better piercing experiences. I just came in to browse with an vague inkling of getting a piercing (haha) The guy was super nice, friendly, answered all my questions w/ no pressure. I ended up getting my tongue pierced, painless by the way and I still have it 4 years later. These guys are great and I recommend them all the time.
Cold shoulder, didn't want my business?! – I read them online first, and picked out my artist. When I went there, I got the weirdest look from the guy at the desk (I think it was the pink Longhorn jersey I was wearing). I told him I had read their website and had picked out the artist I wanted. He said the artist wasn't there, but anybody else could do it. I said I really liked that artists' work. He said call around 5. So, just to be on the safe side, I called at 6 and talked to the artist. It was horrible! Talk about the cold shoulder! This guy might have just as well hung up on me! I tried to tell him about the tattoo I wanted, and he said he would have to see what it looked like because he had never heard of a dream catcher. I said what time can I come by? He said anytime. I'd name a time, and he would say he had an appointment at that time. I'd name another time, he would have an appointment. I started naming other days and times, and he either had appointments or was off. I once again asked him what would be a good time. He said anytime. At this point, I decided to give up. I was tired of the runaround. If they didn't want my business, that was fine. I would go elsewhere, and I did.
Custom Tattoos for the Soul.
Top artists in town – It's immediately obvious to anyone who has been into an Atomic Tattoo that the last two reviews are bogus. Total fabrications. Probably by someone at another shop as a lame attempt to lure away business from Atomic. I have been tattooed and pierced at three of the locations and I can assure everybody reading this that the staff at Atomic are very friendly, very professional and very clean. I have always been made to feel welcome every time I have been to Atomic and can't imagine ever trusting my body to any other tattoo shop.
If you're serious about body modification, Atomic is the place to go.
Horrible Place, Horrible Experience, Bad Customer Service and Dirty – I went to Atomic on Burnet Rd to get a small tattoo and a nose piercing. I walked in and waited 10 minutes until someone came out from the back room. Since I brought a small design of what I wanted for my tattoo, I showed it to the person Mike?? and he said he could do it for $60. And the piercing would cost $80. I was nervous about getting both done at the same time and agreed. While I was signing up, he asked me if I had gone to any other shops in Austin, I told him I had visited three different shops. He was quick to tell me what was wrong with every one of them. This should have been my first clue about this place. The shops I had visited were not at all like he described them. In fact, if I had it to do all over again, I would have (and should havewalked out then). The place was dirty, the artist was rude and they all made me feel uncomfortable. I let them do my tattoo which needed a touch-up. I didn't let them do my nose piercing. When I called back three weeks later, they wanted to charge me another $60! At that point, I told them I would get it fixed somewhere else. They said "Go ahead!". So I did and now it looks great. They left several spots blank and the lines were not straight. Makes me wonder what they were doing in the back room! Went to another shop in the area to get my nose pierced and told them of my experience with Atomic. They were empathetic and did not "bad rap" them even thought they could have. That's class! Or, should I say professional?
Either way, my experience with Atomic was horrible and will never recommend them to anyone. I have since talked with other people who have had that same experience at Atomic.
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