Tattoos >Dragon Artist
650 Stocking Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI | Directions 4950442.975240 -85.687624
Neighborhoods: West Grand
I stilllll love Tony – I have had three tats done by Tony. My 1st three in fact. He did a GREAT job, even if I did have to wait.He cut me a deal with all three tats, and spent hours working with me (and Mary, his gf, too) on getting my designs exactly right. He hand drew (free hand) one tattoo, and did part of the third freehand as well. His color work and shade work are amazing, as is his detail. My tats alllll healed fine, with no issues! I haven't seen him in a few years, so I dunno what's going on now. I will say that Curtis who works there is a loser, who trades piercings for stupid stuff, and will screw up your ears....Just sayin'...
AMAZING – Artistic Drag'n is absolutely amazing. I've gotten two tattoos done there that turned out exactly how i wanted them. I've also gotten my nose pierced, my lip pierced and my belly button pierced there. Everyone is extremely friendly and the service is quick. Come on guys give tony a break!! Do you expect him to tattoo everyone in less than a half hour? patience is a virtue, sit through it and the results are amazing. Everything is clean, they open everything right before your eyes and sterilize it all. I definitely wont go anywhere else.
DISGUSTING A$$ SHOP. – Waiting to get a tattoo and the dog took a dump right in the center of the lobby... Wow, how clean and sterile yeah fricken' right... I cant believe some one dosn't shut this dump down. I bet they wont be around much longer once the board of health is done with them.
<3 – Artistic Drag'n is amazing. I went there to get my monroe & belly button peirced. The first time was for my monroe, the owner talks up a storm but I dont mind it because hes extremely friendly and halarious. Most likely if you go there he will tell you about the time he was accused of murder. Haha. &they have a huge dog. :p But the service was amazing, they did everything right. When I got my belly button peirced, the owner recognized us & gave us a discount on the healing ointment. They are def where I'm gonna get everything else done. Apparently get your tattoos done @ MAGNUM, not here because tony isnt good& they rip you off. But for peircings its a 100% yes!!!
Good Work – From a previous review I looked at I agree that this place is an artistic rip off! He does have lots of photos and other samples for you to look at from his previous works. They all look really good and some have amazing detail. However, I was there getting my tattoo forever!!! First they make you pay for the entire tattoo that you want (before he even draws it up for you!!!) After you give them the money (which again is a rip off) Tony starts drawing for you. It took him 8 attempts to draw up my tattoo. each attempt took like 20-30 min. So I was there forever! The tattoo took less than 20 min. So I have a 2.5X1.5 inch tattoo that costed me $100 bucks. A friggin C-note for an entire day in a dirty tattoo parlor which possesses a "expert" receptionist who seems to always be on her menstural cycle. Hey! I had to talk to someone while I waited for a WRONG drawing of a tattoo 7 times in a row.
Artistic RIP OFF!! If only the work was as good as the sales pitch! – Too eager, the place was totally empty, too hungry for business. Asked if they could do a color job on an existing b&w tattoo, Tony said "YES!! it will look great, I can do it, I have a special technique, and I guarantee my work 100%"
Well 4 days later the scab is gone and so is the color, asked for white, knew it was difficult to do but he assured me it would look fantastic, there was no difference from before he touched it, still just black & white.
I went to ask for a refund, he charged me $65 to color in a 2" x 1" tattoo, pretty steep!
He was on a "business trip" and they didn't know when he would be back (or paroled lol), & oh yeah, he is the ONLY artist they have.
Told the woman there about my problem, she said "oh well it looks a little white" She must have just finished a joint because there is NO color. She said maybe he would re-do it,, no refund, yeah like I'm going to subject my body to incompetence a 2nd time, DON'T THINK SO! Well he never even called me back, its been 4 weeks.
GO TO LAUGHING GREMLIN & ask for PETO, the girl does amazing work!! I will only go to her
Artistc Drag'n- I'll never go anywhere else! – they did everything right...1) a friendly hello as i walked in the door 2) three photo albums of previous work--tons of pictures 3) i got a cover up--they didnt charge me extra for drawing a custom piece. 4)they had like 10 different aftercare products available(piercing and tattoo) 5)clean--they open sterile packages in front of you before your session 6)35$ minimum..if you need a tiny tattoo
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