Tattoos >Platinum Tattoos & Body
5545 NW Loop 410 Ste 103, San Antonio, TX | Directions 7823829.485473 -98.594928
I spent years thinking and debating what kind of tattoo I wanted and came up with a tattoo in my head and I was stuck on this idea of this tattoo. I wanted this tattoo very much and there is no way or no one that could change my mind because I made up my mind and thought about it for years. I am a person that overthinks everything. I went to different tattoo shops all throughout San Antonio. I found almost everyone was rude and acted like I had no knowledge of tattoo or what I wanted; many others tried to talk me out of it, or gave me ideas to change it. I never got a quote because they never took the time to understand what I wanted. I went to Platinum tattoos in April of 2014, first off the shop is very clean and the lady at the front desk was very nice and talked to me about each Artist, lucky for me an Artist was filling in for someone at the Dezavala location and his name was “Picasso”. This artist sure lived up to the name and was very nice and talked to me about the tattoo and quoted me right on the spot. This artist drew an outline of my tattoo without having anything to reference to, just the idea of the tattoo I wanted. The tattoo took about 4 hours, he talked to me throughout the process, and making sure I was doing ok. When he was done my mind was blown, I could not believe that he tattooed this amazing piece of art work on my body. For years I could only imagine this tattoo on me, and the tattoo was better than I could have ever imagined, I could not thank him enough. If you’re looking for a shop and you have high expectations then go to Platinum Tattoo, you will not regret it!!!
Jacob did an awesome job on the beginning of my sleeve. .. I can't wait til my next session. not only does he communicate well with me he helps me with y ideas!!!1 see you soon Jacob!!!! =)
Best Piercing Experience Yet – I've have my nose piercing re-done three times by three different shops, so I KNOW what a shitty piercing shop is, but Platinum is the best shop I have been to. I got my navel pierced, and the staff was funny, friendly, and actually caring. They didn't just want my money like other shops. I plan to only go here from now on, and I definitely will be returning during the summer for some tats.
Body Piercing – The piercer from the platinum at evers is not even there anymore, but his work and profile are still on the website. If your looking for Chris to do your piercing he is now at Xtreme Studios inside Ingram Mall.
# 1 Artist Justin Yuchnitz – The three tattoos I have from Justin are done in his own image. I love the way he talked me through each one. My tattoos are always getting 2nd looks. They are beautiful, colorful and make me feel good. I would never go to anyone else. Justin is a vet at this and is awesome!!!!!!!! Thank You Justin
Dayton is the best – My husband and I have had a total of 3 tattoos done at platinum. Our virgin inks were done by Dayton. He is just awesome. He is very patient and really listens to what you want. Third tat was done by another guy in the shop, will not be going back to him. Highly recommend Dayton
Platinum is #1 – First off I have to say that Justin is my tattoo artist and that I would not have anyone else touch my skin with eternal ink. I have been going to platinum for about 7 years now and I am still satisfied everytime with the work done. For the people who say the shop is pricey............its a tattoo.........forever........yeah, forever.........so you cant really say its too pricey. The place is clean and professional. GO THERE!!!!
Great Tattoo Cont. – Continuation of Great Tattoo
When Mario saw this he asked where he got it and who did it because it was not good quality. So we asked him what he could do to it to make it better. He took both my husband and myself to the back and he free handed a new design on his arm from a picture of another sacred heart that my husband had found. At first I could not see what it would eventually look like and we were both extremely skeptical about it, as you could understand, but we decided to go for it anyway. Mario was originally just going to add some accent pieces and fix the original black sacred heart so all of the black coloring matched, the new that he did and the old that was already there. But as he went along, he decided that the other coloring looked crappy and the rays needed to be shaded more and the black heart needed to go away and the flames at the top of the "new" bigger heart could be more realistic looking. Man let me tell you something, that is one bad @ss looking tattoo now. He made it come to life with the new coloring and added pieces and all of the new shading. When he was finished I could not believe waht he had turned that crappy cover up into. You want a tattoo artist that has the geniune gift for seeing how things should be and what would look good on you, go to Mario at Platinum Piercing/Tattoo, we literally could not be happier with the finished product. He is a totally cool, layed back guy, and has an eye and the art for tattooing. One piece of advise though, do not under any circumstances ask him to play "Rap" music. He cannot stand it and will not listen to it. I believe that the type of "Rock" music he listens to, which is pretty damn good, is where he gets some of his creative juices from. Trust me on this, you will not be sorry for getting a tattoo from him.
Great piercers! Great Artisits! – I have gotten 2 tattoos at Platinum. I will admit that the receptionists are pretty rude, but fortunately you don't have to mess with them too much. The two artists I have used, Lupe and Collin were both awesome. They were very friendly, easy to talk to durring the experience and both tattoos came out PERFECT. My first tatto was designed by Lupe, and he did a great job interpreting what I wanted. Collin helped me out with the 2nd which was my husbands name. They have a new script book that hase tons of options and I saw several fonts I liked. Once I chose the font Collin drew out the name, and although he offered his opinions and suggestions, he collaborated with me to get exactly what I wanted. My friend was peirced by one of the piercers and he was great. Great sense of humor, very friendly and very professional.
The facility is very clean, and I would DEFINITELY recomend them to friends.
So Nice, Helpful – I had a tattoo that I wanted covered or altered. I went to another shop first hoping they would help me come up with some designs. Instead they pushed me off onto the apprentice who told me that I was very limited in what I could do based on my original tattoo. She did not draw up any ideas or show me any suggestions. I left there basically being told to go home and use some markers and see what I could come up with. If I could do that I would have done it to begin with. I needed help. I'm not an artist. So very discouraged, I decided to stop by Sterling just to see if they might be able to help. Although I really thought they would tell me the same. Instead, Mario told me that he could cover it up without any problem. I was not limited in my tattoo choice hardly at all. He showed me some books with the style I liked and we made some alterations to the designs and 1 hour later, I had a new tattoo. You cannot see ANY of the original tattoo and the detailing is amazing. Mario was very nice and very patient with me. I don't know if they are expensive compared to other shops or not, but the quality of my tattoo and the service I got is worth it. I feel it was a fair price for the time and experience of the artist. I would recommend Mario and Sterling to anyone who wanted a new or cover-up tattoo.
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