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1525 W 5th Ave, Columbus, OH | Directions 4321239.988850 -83.047164
Neighborhoods: Grandview Heights
BEST tattoo shop around – The location is cool, the shop is even cooler and the guys are the coolest guys you'll ever meet. Extremely professional, the shop is decked out and clean as a whistle. Any concerns or inhibitions are left at the door because the minute you walk in, your made to feel welcomed. Mike G tattoos me and what can I say? He's amazing. A true artist and professional. He loves what he does and accepts no less than perfection. A guy that can grab a pen and free hand the most amazing stuff I've ever seen is the guy that keeps me coming back for more. Mike has done a few of my tattoos and every one of them is more beautiful and more perfect than I could have ever imagined. It is an honor to wear his work. Mike, you are awesome. Go in, check out their portfolios, and find yourself in the right place.
great tattoo shop – When you come to the shop, ask for Mike G. He has done some great work on me for almost 3 years now. I have a hand drawn butterfly that looks as good as it did 3 years ago and a huge backpiece that I love. He is a perfectionist so you will love what you have forever. He's now doing an entire leg piece for me, again all hand drawn, and I love it. It's amazing because I can tell him what I want and he can somehow draw it exactly .
Everyone at the shop is great and very friendly and I always look forward to tattoo day. Definately worth it and I recommend you see Mike. You won't be disapointed
dont miss out!!!! – Great shop, clean, private, friendly artists.. BUT... hands down, best in town, Mike Gombeda!! GREAT lines, GREAT eye, GREAT price, GREAT artist!! He did a back piece for me that is absolutely beautiful. My ideas were kindof off the wall and random and he made it work beautifully. There are so many tattoo artists in town that just want to make a buck and dont really care what their work looks like or will look like in 10 or 20 years. He is passionate about what he does and it really shows in his work, he considers everything!!! Mike will NOT disapoint.
Absolutely incredible work. – So I never do this, but I honestly felt so compelled to write a review on here for this place. It just blew my mind in every way.
This was my first tattoo and I had narrowed it down to Sweet Baby Octane and another place in Columbus that most every is familiar with. I wrote both places initially but it was D's quick and kind response that won me over (and their work of course!)
When I met up with him and discussed my ideas I knew that I had made the right choice. He sent me a sketch of everything we talked about that literally was a step further to what I had in mind. This concept had probably about 5 ideas and I was honestly doubting that D would be able to fit everything in without it looking like a jumbled mess. No way! It was so cool, I could not wait to have it done. And when he told me the price.. I thought he was kidding! I was expecting to spend at least 200 dollars more than what he quoted.
On tattoo day I was really nervous, but he made me feel completely at ease and when he started I honestly could barely feel it. When we were finished I had honestly one of the most perfect, creative, and colorful tattoos I have ever seen in my entire life. After healing the colors even got brighter! (if thats even possible) I have gotten a billion compliments about the design and I cant stop looking at it myself, haha.
So, don't miss out on this place. I will be going back and I have told all my friends about D and Sweet Baby Octane. I know theres some other places that probably do pretty good work, but, I can assure you, theres no one who can even touch what D does at Sweet Baby Octane. I'm not even kidding!
nice tat parlor – I highly recommend Sweet Baby Octane to anyone, who is considering getting a tat in Columbus.
The Best – D Willy is the best tattoo artist around, bar none. He is experienced, professional and highly talented. I would recommend Sweet Baby Octane to anyone who is serious about body art. Thanx, D!
Amazing shop, amazing staff, amazing work – Well, I had thought long and hard about what tattoos would be my first...after all, I don't say anything that I don't mean, and tattoos should represent something about you; it should speak to your qualities in microcosm...
...and admittedly, as much time as I spent thinking about what it was I wanted, I spent that much time, or more, thinking about where to go. And lets face it, if you're reading this, you live in the metro CBus area or your near enough to be considering Sweet Baby Octane; and you've heard of the other joints out there [and I don't say anything to slight those other places, I'm sure there are quality artists out there that do great work and have nice shops]. But, for that matter, I'll only spend my time and my money in ONE tattoo studio in Columbus: Sweet Baby Octane.
From the moment you walk up the stairs and through the doorway, this place speaks to you with an amazing vibe. It's a little bit metal, a little bit voodoo and a whole lot D. Willy [the owner and one of the two tattoo artists]. There is plenty to feast your eyes upon in this small shop [although it's every bit as big as it needs to be]. As you're waiting for either D. or Reverend Dice to be ready for your time slot, you can read a mag, look at some of the great artwork, or just chill listening to some great music.
When it's time to get to work, D. and Rev. are all about it.
They listen to everything you have to say, and definitely call upon their talents and their years of experience in making sure that the skin art they are about to create for you will be exactly what you want. For example, these first tattoos of mine were a pair of Kanji on my triceps. D. and Rev. both consulted with each other to make certain that the placement, the alignment, the size was right and proportionate in an effort to get it right. How is that for taking your art and craft seriously?
And above that, D. and Rev. are great and interesting guys. Let's face it, you can go anywhere and get some ink slapped on your skin, but it takes someplace special to get quality skin art, a great atmosphere, great conversation and, above all else, have it done by great people. And to that extent, that's what I was waiting for...a place where I knew I could go and be treated right and have a great experience. And if that sounds like what you're looking for, you shouldn't think about going anywhere else.
Truth be told, I had narrowed my field of tattoo studios down to three, prior to going to SBO. And without naming names, I emailed all three places. Only one returned my email, and in so doing made an impression on me with their sincerity and professionalism, and that was Sweet Baby Octane.
I'm writing this for two reasons; first, I know there are those out there who were just like me looking for a great studio, and I hope this review helps. Second, I wish Sweet Baby Octane all the best for the quality work and kindness they extended to me. In writing this review I have but one reservation: I don't want their business to grow so large that I have a hard time getting back in...they are THAT good!
Thanks for the Kanji, Rev.! I hope to see you guys VERY soon.
Sweet Baby Octane Tatoos Shop – Let me say, I did my research before I went to Sweet Baby Octane, and the proof is in the pudding....My daughter & I wanted to get matching tat's. We had a symbolic reason for it as we both love the song "Amazing Grace", but specifically the Chris Tomlin version. This song has substantial meaning & we want the world to know God saved us both. The sterotype of tatoo shops is rough, attitude guys who don't speak. NOPE!! Dan & D made our experience a wonderful one. Dan (who did both our tats) makes you feel like he's known you forever & makes it very clear, he wants you to leave satisfied....and we did and then some. D's daughter helps run the shop & what an amazingly wonderful girl she is. She also sat w/ us (cause let's face it a tatoo doesn't tickle) and made us feel at ease. Just an awsome experience. I hope that God continues to bless them & their business cause their just awsome guys!!! Whether your someone getting your millionth tat or two girls like us getting their first.....doesn't matter, it's all the same to them :)
Great all around – Everything at Sweet Baby Octane was very professional. The studio is top notch,as is the staff. I would recommend them to anyone looking for a tattoo artist or studio.
Friendly people and Great Art – D is awesome. I have several tattoos which D has done. He has done a portrait for me as well as several traditional and not so traditional pieces for me. I would not go anywhere else.
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