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1525 W 5th Ave, Columbus, OH | Directions 4321239.988850 -83.047164
Neighborhoods: Grandview Heights
Mike Gombeda created a custom piece of art for my arm! He took his time with the drawing, planning, using the stencil, and free-handed portions. He always asked permission to free-hand something in place of an original idea to see if it would work better. He was never pushy and never made me feel like his ideas were better than mine. He was especially patient with me when picking out the colors, particularly when I was being indecisive. I really appreciated and welcomed his suggestions during the whole process. Also, as a woman a big plus for me was that Mike never gave me that creepy guy vibe.
I never had a fear of infection or cross contamination because Mike is crazy about cleanliness. He washed his hands before we started each session and after breaks, he probably changed his gloves 10 times each session, too. Everything was wrapped in plastic i.e. trays, machines, chairs, electrical wires, etc. Plus, I had the opportunity to watch him open all the needles and tubes from their original packaging during every set up.
After completely healing, there are no lumpy scar tissue spots and my skin is smooth to the touch. The colors in my tattoo are vibrant and beautiful, I get compliments all the time!
Going to Mike Gombeda at Sweet Baby Octane was a great experience and I've already scheduled my next piece!
Love this place – My sister told me about this place, went there got 2 zodiac sign "D" was so awsome easy to talk to made you feel comfortable. I will definitely tell all my friends about Sweet Baby Octane... Going back to get my cover-up. Very Clean... Everybody in there are very nice. I now know best place in Cbus/Grandview.
Only tattoo shop I will go to – This place is awesome. Sweet fun atmosphere and very very clean. The guys are all professional and very friendly. I got large owl on my back last June from Rev Dice. I gave him a general idea of what I wanted but left the design and size up to him. I'm so glad that I did! His work is stellar! His design was leaps and bounds above anything I could have dreamt up on my own. My suggestion is to let him work his magic. That being said, he is committed to making the customer happy and genuinly concerned with making sure the design is what you want. When I came in for my appointment he had the design ready in 3 different sizes to find the best one that fit my body shape. He was also very understanding when I felt sick and had to take a break. (A bit embarrassing I must admit, but shows his character and professionalism). I will not go anywhere else for tattoos in the future. ...just be sure to book an appointment because these guys are in high demand.
Great shop, Great tattoos – Great shop and great guys. You get what you pay for. I am extremely happy with the tattoo I received and will DEFINITELY go back. I recommend them to anyone who wants to receive a quality work and a great experience. My wife and I wanted to go together, since we were driving a couple of hours to get there, and they had no problem accommodating us. I can't believe anyone would come on here and bash these guys. It's ok, though, because I plan on making up the difference in what they would've made from that girl, plus a whole lot more. D, I will be scheduling very soon on resuming my Halloween sleeve.
Excellent tattoo experience – I have a few tattoos, none from the same artist. I was eager to get my next piece, and decided to try out SBO this time. My artist was Mike. I met with Mike one Friday afternoon, and showed him what I was looking for. We scheduled an appointment for a later Friday afternoon to do the actual tattoo.
It took a while (a LONG while) to get Mike's interpretation of my idea to jive with what I truly wanted, but he was great about working with me, and redrawing, and redrawing, and REDRAWING the piece until I was satisfied with the result. Mike never showed discouragement or frustration when he showed me his latest modification, and I told him to rework the design again. He really was patient and gracious.
My actual tattoo is exactly what I wanted and expected. Mike's technique is unusually tolerable. I was not uncomfortable the entire time I was under the needle. His lines are flawless, the fill is without blemish, and the design itself is definitely *ME*.
Incidentally, in the middle of our session, Mike confessed to me that I wasn't actually scheduled for the tattoo that evening. My appointment was supposed to have been only for finalizing the artwork, with the intention of scheduling the real tattoo appointment for a later date. The mistake was completely *MINE*, not his. And even though I did not have an actual appointment for the tattoo that night, he saw how eager I was to get my ink, and he accommodated me despite the fact that I wasn't booked for that evening. That is some real professionalism.
Mike will be the first, and likely ONLY tattoo artist I visit regularly. I am already conjuring up my next piece, and I don't want to go anywhere else.
The best by far!! – I had a great experience at SBO just before the holidays. Rev dice did amazing work on my right calf and I am headed back to have lots more work done very soon. I live in Detroit and drive a truck for a liveing and make special trips now just to git tattoos.
Awesome – everything was great the art was better than what i saw in my head .... just wish i didn't have to wait so long to get an appointment (not a bad sign though - would rather have a good artist who is in demand than some crappy work done just cause you can do a walk in, right?)
Best Shop Around – D. Willy and crew are some of the coolest guys I've ever met. Clean shop, clean work, and they made me feel comfortable and welcome the entire time I was there. I would suggest them to anyone.
Worth Every Needle Stroke. – Worth every needle stroke.
D-Willy at Sweet Baby Octane is worth every needle stroke! I spent years in Columbus admiring his craft on my friends. When the day came to get my half-sleeve he was very professional and creative in adapting my 2D drawn idea into a tattoo on a 3D surface. ME! DWilly also did two touch-up sessions for free on my shoulder where MY skin had trouble accepting the ink, now it looks fantastic. I now live in Seattle, where ink seems to be a state requirement. I get compliments on my work all the time. Even during an ink discussion at Pikes Market Place with a random admirer, they knew of Sweet Baby Octane. We will be flying back to Ohio for any more work on my wife or myself because DWilly DELIVERS!
Highly Recommended - Excellent Tattoo Shop – I recently has an excellent experience while getting a tattoo from Rev Dice at Sweet Baby Octane. I had been thinking about an intricate Celtic Knot design, interlaced with ravens for several years.
Rev. Dice was able to create a work of art that brought my vision to life. He was very professional and had great insights on how to improve the design. He executed it perfectly and I love the tattoo. I highly recommend him and the shop. It was a great experience and I will definitely be back for my next tattoo. Also, a very cool shop and great atmosphere.
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