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5331 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL | Directions 6064141.938584 -87.760359
Neighborhoods: Cragin, Northwest Side
unlike wine that gets better in time, Jade Dragon is sinking down like the Titanic. I recently seen a tattoo done at Jade Dragon, this tattoo was done on a very good friend of mine, This tattoo was drawen up by someone outside the shop, this specific tattoo was not a complex design, I seen many tattoo done out of Jade Dragon through out the years, I am just finding it hard to believe that this tattoo was done out of this shop, I am also finding it even harder to tell my friend my true opinion of this tat's although I have spoken to other friends of mine about this & have heard of similar experience by others, if you thinking of getting a tattoo. Thinking twice about going to Jade Dragon, Fat Joe may he R.I.P. has got to be rolling in his grave, seeing from above, how his shop is being ran and the art work coming out of it. If you also have a friend thinking about getting a tattoo, the name is still the same but the art work isn't the same. What a shame.
Great staff – Angie was a doll. Drove up from home to take care of this. Place is clean and staff is great! Will be back again.
Chicago's Best – I keep going back for more, I get the best here.
Nice tat – Great job, helped with the design for my tattoo, and made additional suggestions!
talented – these guys know what their doing. would not trust anyone else to ink me up
Highly Recommended – I'd definitely recommend Jade if you're getting your first tat or your 10th. I'll definitely go back for my next one!
Jade Dragon is the best – I was in Chicago for work and decided to get my third tattoo (I get one in diff states). I looked up Jade Dragon and went there at midnight with my girls who all decided to get tattoos as well.
The place is clean and more importantly, the guys are respectable. I was wearing a dress and wanted a tat on my back and they sent me in the back room so that no one would se my panties. But I didnt care anyway.
I gave the guy a picture of the tattoo I wanted and he draws it out. I told him I wanted it small and he made it smaller. I told him I wanted it to overlap my old tat and he was able to do that too. When I got my tat done, it hurt like a muther!!! My other tattoos never hurt much at all but I guess since this was a colored tattoo, it hurt more. He told me it would take about 30-60 minutes to complete but because I was so still, he was able to finish it in 20 minutes! Great job!
Afterwards, I was totally shaking and my teeth were chattering and he said it was just an adrenaline rush and he gave me a shirt to put on to keep warm and to keep as a souvenir. My girl friend's tattoos all turned out just the way they wanted it and we were happy with how we were treated and all the souvenirs they gave us. Great job! I'm surprised this place doesn't have higher ratings.
Run the other way! – got my ears pierced and 2 days later they were badly, painfully infected! im just hoping i didnt get hep c or something bad like that! if i could i would give it ZERO stars but i had to leave a star rating so im giving the lowest one i can! run run run!
Glad I went – I went to Jade a couple of weeks ago, and can't believe that's the same place I read reviews of here. I walked in, went up to the counter, told them what I wanted, and immediately they called an artist in. We started chatting about what I was envisioning, and I ended up looking around the shop a while before figuring something out. The entire time I was there they were friendly and up for answering all of my questions, and one of the guys had a really good sense of humor. The place was bright, clean, and I didn't miss the way-too-loud music I've run into in other shops I've been in. The work turned out great and if I ever want another tattoo, I'd go back there, and I'd recommend them to friends as well.
Looking For My Favorite Artist's Krazy Tom and Joy – I went into jade after being out of the country for 3yrs mind you i've had all my work done here by krazy tom and his wife joy i asked if one of them were in only to be told that tom had passed away and joy was in a mental hospital. But something did'nt seem right i knew they had been there for a long time and were close to fat joe who i found out also passed away but they big lady behind the counter did not seem to care or show any feeling's what so ever. Well I wanted this tattoo done so I asked for a price it was a word that said Family when you looked at it one way and Friend's the other on my arm it's about 3 inches long 1 and a half wide she told me that it would be 345$ for it I asked why so much for a word it was'nt like I was getting this hard tattoo and she told me and I quote " cause I'm the owner and that's what I said it is" after the shock wore off that an owner would say something like that to a customer I asked if they gave military discount's and was told no they don't due to the fact that she does'nt like the president because he's black!!! I ended up leaving and went home looked up some shop's on the internet and found this place called Chi-Town tattoo and guess what both Krazy Tom and Joy were both alive and well and working there I picked up the phone and called to see if they were working that night only to find out that they had left and the person there also was rude and hung-up on me back to the computer I found another shop that was Best of City Search 2009 called Infamous Ink at 1606 North Ave. at this point I figured finding the people ( Tom&Joy) that I wanted to do my tattoo was not going to happen so I went down to Infamous Ink walked in and there both of them were they rembered who I was greeted me like i'd never left I almost started crying I was so happy they were asking if I was ok cause at this point I'd become very emotional and I told them the thing's that Jade and Chi-Town had said about them and they started laughing (not at me) and explained that those tattoo shop's are known to say thing's like that because they only want you to spend your money with them and not go looking for the person you want cause then they lose business and all the people you might send to them. In the end I got a great tattoo from Krazy Tom who also now has the nickname "Joker" cause when he paint's his face up like the joker he look's exactly like heath ledger in the dark knight. Tom was also touched-up a tiny spot on the heart I got from him right before I left I never even noticed it and the price was great only 140$ for the tattoo I gave him a hug and I set up an appointment for a lower back piece on May 10th and I can't wait. As for Jade Dragon they can get bent I will never go in there or send anyone to them for a tattoo all they care about is how much money they can con out of you I looked at there website and the artist's are crap. Oh one other thing when I was at Infamous Ink Tom showed me something I found to be disturbing he had his portfolio right there next to us and Joy's and he pulled up Jade Dragon's website and went into the photo gallery and I notice right away that 90% of the photo's on Jade's site were Tom and Joy's and if I did'nt have the portfolio's right there when he showed me I would'nt have belived it. So if that in itself does'nt tell you how much of a bunch of liar's Jade is then I don't know what else to say. Just do yourself a favor a stay away from Jade cause if the lie about something as little as picture's on a website what else are they lying about?? Head on over to Infamous Ink and see Tom or Joy you will be happy you did!! Oh and tell them Jessica sent you!!!
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