Piercing >Black Diamond Tattoo
412 Lincoln Blvd, Venice, CA | Directions 9029134.000684 -118.466180
Neighborhoods: West LA, Venice
awesome ink – they have hands and imagination and are pure artists. go and you will keep going back!
Patient Artists = Excellent work – I had Big Boy shade an existing outline on my ribs and upper hip on a recent trip to L.A. I only showed him the original sculpture that I referenced for the drawing and he did an amazing job. I can't wait to get back to L.A. to get a background done. Everybody was very friendly and talkative. I just wanted to hang out even if I wasn't getting inked.
Gifted Artists with Patience for New Clients – My wife and I decided to get tattoos (not matching, but at the same time) and we were looking for a place with artists who could do color and gray. My wife wanted color but it was my first tattoo so I wanted gray. I had Big Boy do mine and she had Alayna.
They were both excellent artists and very patient. According to my wife, Big Boy did a 3 hour tattoo in 2 hours and did it better than most artists whose work I'd looked at. Alayna was a great artist with color and was very comforting (my wife is kind of a wuss). In any case, we plan to have any future work done here. This place is worth far more than they charge.
On a side note, I was impressed with their conscious efforts to maintain a sterile environment. At one point, there was an issue with the vibration mechanism on one of the tattoo needles and Alayna ditched her equipment and went through the effort of finding an unused needle mechanism and needle rather than being cheap and just changing the bands. She didn't pass the cost on to us even though they had to scrap the hardly used needle and needle mechanism. That kind of service and safety concern is worth recognizing.
An excellent choice – This past spring while visiting my son in Venice, I finally worked up the nerve to get my first tattoo. As a 50+ mom, a tattoo was something I had wanted for years, but was always to scared to actually get. We found Black Diamond on City Search and it was an excellent choice. The staff were very friendly and welcoming and I felt quite as ease. The place was not what I would have typically expected of a tattoo parlor. We had only gone in to check the place out and get pricing info, but I felt so comfortable I decided on the spot to go for it. The artist created exactly what I wanted. I now have a tattoo that I'm thrilled with, and proud to wear. I'm already thinking about what I want to have done on my next trip to Venice this coming spring! I would highly recommend anyone (including nervous 50+ moms) check them out before going elswhere. K
Black Diamond Tattoo is a True Jewel – I found them here on City Search. I found them to be close after reading good review. I was still nervouse though. I have to say I brought a pretty difficult tattoo Idea to Juan, who was recommended to me by Merideth. I met her over the phone when I called to consult with them first. She made me feel comfortable so I went for it. Im met Juan and he was comforting without saying too much. I brought a portrait of my Late Younger Brother and he pulled it off. Even Better than I expected. I'm very Happy and totally recommend Juan and this Tattoo Shop.
BEST TATTOO SHOP IN LA – This has been the best tattoo experience I have ever had. They artists are very talented and really chill. As soon as you walk in you feel welcome, unlike several other places I've been to.
Justin tattooed me, he is really nice and easy to talk to. My friend was tattooed by Paul, she loved him! All the artists here are really talented!
I'm never going anywhere else!
THIS IS THE BEST PLACE TO GET A TATTOO IN LA!!
COME HERE! <seriously! :) >
Great artwork – Got some great color work done here. The colors totally pop. Even bought some paintings for my place. These are real artists.
Eno is the best! – I've been looking for a tattoo shop on the westside for awhile now and this is it! Everyone is super friendly and they have some great artists. Go to ENO he is an awesome artist and a super cool guy. You will not be disappointed!
Best Tattoo Shop In VGenice – I was born and raised in Venice and I have had every single one of my 6 seperate Tattoos completed in a local shop. I don't know where this place was 15 years ago, when I got my first, but glad I found it now.
Much different than other shops in Venice...no flash on the walls, no low-lifes, no "fly-by-night" Tattoo artists. All the pieces are custom and drawn by each individual Tattoo artist.
And let me tell you these dudes are ARTISTS in every sense of the word. I got a custom piece by Debt (check out his stuff at debticatedart.c o m). I mean this guy drew the tattoo straight one me...no stencil, no tracing, and no flash! Made to order and it is by far may favorite Tattoo and I think my others are pretty damn cool, so that's saying something.
This place has the most friendly receptionist in the world, and very professional. You never get that from a Tattoo shop. Most in Venice are hole in the wall joints, that might have one really good artist. This place has a slew of great artists and it is really classy.
Like I said I grew up in Venice, and I WILL NOT have another piece done anywhere else but here. It is a gem, so stop readin this and go get some work done NOW!!!!
Great tattoos and great people!! – I got a replication of a Van Gogh painting done by Charly and the only thing I can say is WOW! Not only is the tattoo amazing but the experience at the shop was also. It?s such a friendly environment and the tattoo culture is truly represented well here. If you are looking for a good tattoo go somewhere ells, but if you want a GREAT tattoo and a piece of art the Black Diamond is the place for you!
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