Tattoos >Uptown Tattoos & Body Piercing
243 W 125TH St, New York, NY | Directions 1002740.809835 -73.949962
Neighborhoods: Uptown, Harlem
TRUE SKILLS – Ive been going here for a couple of years now and not only is every visit welcoming and comfortable but the staff are all amazing Most of my ink is done by the tall bald guy Mr Savage who is outstanding when it comes to details and coloring, When im craving for a tattoo I come to the shop bringing the most crazy tattoo ideas and they always seem to always bring my creations to life for a resonable price!
Amazing Work, Cool Atmosphere.... – i passed by the apollo theater one day while shopping on 125th street, and although in my walk down the long stretch i walked past 100 tattoo shops, something stood out about this one. i had been wanting some work done for a while andfigured what the hay, let me give them a look. I spoke to a man named "joe savage" he made me feel very comfortable, and explained everything down to the T. he gave me cool suggestions on my idea that i thought was cool already and he made it awesome. i had some tats already some color some not, and i have yet to see any of the coloring come out as bright as joes did. My colors were popping! i loved it so much not only did i go back for another one, but i also had some piercing done at this shop as well. i had my nipples pierced by a guy named and anthony, and he was so considerate in the way he handled the process, he also explained and showed me everything, and gave me a walk through of what was going to happen so there was no surprises. ive had nothing but good experiences at uptown, the pricing is great, and at this point i have gotten so many compliments on joes work, that i would trust no one else to do my work any more. im totally on team uptown!!!
JOE SAVAGE DID IT! – I HAD MY.... I CANT EVEN COUNT, TATTOO WORK DONE THIS WEEK ON A WHIM BUT I HAD BEEN PLANNING IT FOR SOME TIME. I WAS RECOMMENDED TO HIM BY A FRIEN BUT WAS SCEPTICAL ABOUT IT BECAUSE OF THE LOCATION. TO MY SUPRISE THE PLACE WAS A FULL OF GOOD VIBES AND A COOL STAFF. THE ARTIST I HAD DO MY WORK WAS JOE SAVAGE. HE WAS VERY KNOWLEGABLE AND IN TALKING WITH HIM SEEMED TO HAVE A LOT OF EXPERIENCE IN THE ART. HE SHOWED ME A FEW IDEAS AND WITHIN NO TIME WE WERE STARTING ON MY LATEST PIECE. WELL, I HAVE TO SAY THAT I WAS IMPRESSED WITH HIS WORK AND I THINK ITS ONE OF MY BEST TATTOOS. I CANT SAY ENOUGH. IT HEALED OUT PERFECT AND STILL LOOKS GREAT! YOU WONT GO WRING WITH HIM. A+ & 5 STARS!
The Circus freak show on 125 street – On July /2010 , they mess up on my tribal piece done around my belly button & got felt up by da rican weirdo with facial piercing n tats. I guess da weirdo was either focus on my great ATTRIBUTES or on illegal drugs and not doing his job right. Don't waste ur time!!!
PERFECT FOR PRISON – entrusted my skin to a man named 'spenna' and wound up with shaky lines, poorly etched fading, and a total show of ignorance for this craft. said he'd been tattooing for twenty years, believable if fifteen of those years were spent in the pen. it's perfect if your going for that low-rent hood chic thing, but if you want good work then i suggest you ignore your local resources and venture to brooklyn to find the real artists that were pushed out by these over hyped phonies. my tattoo isn't small and it isn't very concealable and now i have to spend a lot more energy in correcting the damage that has been done to my collection than the twenty minutes i spent adoring it.
Love those guys! – Been a clent @ uptown 4 awhile. I've been tatted by spena, joe, n richie. They're amazing! Love how they freestyle their work. There's also a female there. She does alot of stencil work, and also veeerrry slow, and can have somewhat of an attitude. Don't know why she's there, she doesn't quite fit in. Any way, uptown is da ish!
Chaos is the bomb!!!!!!! – Jason is the best. He makes you feel really comfortable, he is so funny.
My tat came out perfect and I couldn't have been happier.
I live in NJ and wish it was closer. I will be going back this summer for something new.
Disregard the last review, b/c Chantel is AWESOME – She made me feel absolutely at ease with the design of my tattoo and sized it just the way i wanted it. She listened to the details which i wanted, as well as giving her own input and creative ideas together. We both worked together as a team to help make the tattoo I now adore!
It's the small things that separate certain artists from the others...she seems to have both the talent of tattoing and art.
Worth your time... – Chantal is definitely nnt worth it. She messed my friends back up so bad, there is no way it can be fixed, it's too big! My girl is keyloid for the rest of her life. She should've waited for one of the other artist
Thinking of getting a tattoo... – I have had some inked done by people I thought were artists only to have some crappy ink done...I went to the NYC Tattoo convention were I saw books of a talented artist named "Mikey"...He did a piece on the back of my neck and I loved it...He is creative and gives some great feedback to improve your ideas...I went to his shop "UpTown Tattoos a few weeks later looking for more ink and went through the other artists books...I found another artist named Chantal whose work was outstanding as well...I can NOT even begin to tell you how talented she is...(I can't believe she isn't published in an art-book yet, but I will bet she soon will be) A true artist that can transfer her amazing art into ink...Wow!!! I went back to PA were I am from and everybody, even strangers come up and ask me where I had this piece done...(an Original not some carbon copy) I can't wait for my next piece done by Chantal...I will be traveling from PA to NY for my next piece...Once you have the best you will go where ever that Artist is to get quality work done...Don't get a cheap, crappy tattoo from someone who can trace a stencil go to UpTown Tattoos and get quality work by REAL artists...I've learned my lesson and will go NOWHERE else...
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