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3015 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, NC | Directions 2760735.789702 -78.677075
Best! – Blue Flame Tattoo not only has an amazing store front, but their customer service is amazing. While some complain of high prices, you pay for quality, and the artists (both piercers and tattoo artists) at Blue Flame take sanitary to the extremes.
I received my first tattoo there a few months ago and I was blown away by how amazing the level of skill and artistry my artist had. I couldn't have asked for a more phenomenal piece of work on my body and I am honored to say i will wear it for the rest of my life.
My piercer, Jason, has always been more than personable. He is extremely knowledgable and friendly. He is very accomodating and he is always more than willing to talk to you.
Blue Flame by no means deserves a bad reputation. I look forward to going there every single time, and I couldn't recommend a more perfect shop for your body mod's.
bad news – over priced, ripped off, horrible work, better than all feeling, doesnt matter who you are you can be the biggest punk or just some regular joe but unless your a chick with a decent looking body dont bother going, you dont know as much as them.
Full of themselves – I'll admit it, I don't look like your average customer to be lingering in a tattoo shop, but it is amazing what clothes can hide. I was in the market for a large 'piece' and I was not even acknowledged when I came in. They wouldn't even make eye contact let alone get up or speak.
After breaking up their conversation so I could ask a few questions, I was completely blown off. Got the same treatment when I went back with my husband. It's a shame for them, I got my piece done in Raleigh and know that BF could hold a candle to the service, artistic experience and price I received elsewhere.
Errol is the F'n Man! Blue Flame IS the Best. F the Rest. Seriously. – I have recently completed a half sleeve with Koi and flowers, color on Black/Grey that took 4 sessions and about 7 hrs total. I am insanely satisfied with every aspect of my experience. This was my 1st tattoo and I wanted to go big. From talking with Errol over the designs, the outline, the shading, the color, the touch ups, it has been NOTHING but awesome. His artwork and patience is amazing. I've had friends that have gone elsewhere and are saying, "That's it. No more." They had a crappy go with it. Well, I want more, and am already looking at other designs. Simply put, the quality of work and personality of everyone in that shop is absolutely wonderful. Even people at the desk just conversing when you're on a break. The shop itself is top notch, professional, cool, and damn even the bathrooms are clean! So if you are looking for a tattoo shop and are worried that you'll find a bad place.....just stop looking and go to Blue Flame.
awesome! – I had an awesome experience at Blue Flame with my first tattoo and plan to return there for all my future tattoos. Mark is awesome and i recommend him to everyone i know. Also, i've had about four or five piercings done there and didnt feel any of them at all. Jason and Billy are both awesome. the people who had bad experiences at Blue Flame are probably also the people who send their food back at restaurants ten times because they dont like red onions on their salad..
Ray is highly recommended – I got my first tattoo at the Blue Flame, from Ray. When I went into the shop the first time to inquire about getting a tattoo, the first guy I talked to was kind of rude, for whatever reason. The second guy I talked to was Ray, and as it turned out, his portfolio was also my favorite. Ray was great. It was a simple tattoo, but colorful, and I trusted him to make sure it was better than I could have imagined on my own. He did a lovely job, and he was a very personable guy. Later, he gave me a touch up and the tattoo looked better than ever.
Despite the rudeness of the first person I talked to, I still classify the Blue Flame as five stars. Several of my friends have gotten work done there by other artists (Christy and Mark), and it's always been wonderful. Many different kinds of people were coming in out of the shop the couple of times I was in there, and none of them appeared to be receiving poor treatment based on arbitrary social distinctions. They made me feel comfortable and didn't scoff at me or my tattoo idea. I will almost certainly be back.
Best experience for first (and every) tattoo! – I spent hours reading these online reviews before going to Blue Flame to get my first tattoo. The staff was very helpful (no problem with customer service) and my artist, Ray, made several changes I requested to the design. He was very nice, professional, and explained step-by-step everything he was doing. My tattoo cost less than I expected, the service was way better than I expected, my tattoo looks better than I expected (and hurt much less than I expected!) So overall, the whole experience far exceeded my expectations. Clean, friendly, private rooms, professional. Couldn't be any better unless it was free!
Pretentious and Unhelpful – If you are a cute young girl, your experience will probably be good and they will ink whatever you want no matter how terrible.
If you are a male who is not covered head to toe in tattoos already however, they will treat you like total garbage.
Very pretentious, rude, and condescending. They think they are superior to people not already in their sad little clique.
Wonderful :) – I got my very first piercing (a monroe) here, and I was incredibly nervous. Jason was my piercer and he was so nice and funny and calmed my nerves. Very informative about proper care, etc, and a clean environment. The people were all really nice and helpful :) Would definitely recommed!
best place to go – i went went to blue flame for my virgin tattoo i had a idea of what i wanted so i went up there and talked to christy and she was really friendly and took my idea and made it 200 times better. i walked in and someone came right up and started talking to me. nothing is wrong with my tattoo overall i had a great time and my tatoo came out better that what i had hoped for. the only bad thing i can say is that she made me pay for the tattoo before i got it and she forgot to ask for I.D. but lucky for her i just had turned 18!!!
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