This place ROCKS!!! I've been inked 30 times, 12 by Wonderland, and I wont go anywhere else, EVER AGAIN! Very clean, and they'll never try to "sell" you something you don't want. They'll offer expert advice, but if you want what you want, you'll absolutely get it! I believe in Wonderland so much, I've had 12 or more friends and FAMILY inked there, so if that isn't a show of true trust and faith in Trace and Robs talent and business ethics, please feel free to show me a deeper sign. Oh yeah, I've also been pierced by them 3 times, and they would NEVER use a "piercing gun", they are PROS! This is not some rookie, flea-market type, "ink-mill". Trust me, trust them, and you'll have art that will make you smile, for the REST OF YOUR LIFE! Oh yeah, if you can remember, tell them "RHINO/Ellis" sent you. You will never regret it. Ask my wife, my sons, my mother in law, my nieces, my nephews,and my friends! They'll tell you exactly the same thing! Go anywhere else, and you'll have them do your cover-up, to fix "the mess" you got, and regretted. So save your money, and your time, and let them do it for you right, the first time!
Wonderland Tattoo knows what they are doing. I went to Wonderland tattoo about five years ago to get some lettering done just as the poster below did. I got the same advise from Rob about how the letters should be bigger for the sake of longevity. I too did not listen and went to another tattoo studio to have the work done instead. Well five years later and Rob is covering up the letters. Rob was right when he told me if I got them to small they would blob together, and they did. The other studio just wanted to make a buck, They did not care that the letters would look bad in a couple of years. Rob was at least honest with me, and told me that that is what would happen. Brutally honest to say the least. Well the coverup looks great, a little more then I wanted to spend but now it is a respectable tattoo. Wonderland tattoo has been in business for quite some time and Im sure if they just tried to get money at the expense of their customers they would not still be in business. Sometimes it is all to easy to write a review of a place and leave it at that. But I saw the poster below and I just had to reply. Happy tattooing, and if and when you go see Rob when your letters become unreadable after a few years because you got them too small, don't be surprised if he chuckels a little, that what he did to me. Brutally honest, that is what he is. But I suppose after tattooing for 22 years he has seen quite his share of bad decisions.
Overpriced, Unhygenic and Lacking Talent.. I went in to ask a few questions about getting my first tattoo. I didn't get my tattoo done at Wonderland and I'm thankful every single day. When I went in I showed Robert my design (it was a quote with semi-detailed font, like Old English) and he tried to rip me off and told me because of the font I would have to make it almost four times the size of what I had wanted and that it would cost me $250. Obviously since I hadn't gotten one I didn't know anything so we set up an appointment for the following week. Leading up to that week, I checked out another place that told me I could do it for the size I wanted and it would only cost $100. I looked through the artists book and realized that not only were his tattoos better, but the place seemed a lot more cleanly and more professional. My consult at Wonderland took a total of 2 minutes, realistically, and I would've hated what I ended up with. I ended up getting my tattoo done at Cherry Bomb and I AM IN LOVE WITH IT. I WOULD NOT recommend Wonderland Tattoo to anyone. Also, I know someone who got their tattoo done their and it looks terrible. The outlines are faded in a lot of the spots and the shape is almost unclear.
Best Tattoos in Michigan/Must go for Tattoos. Not only do they have the best reputation in cleanliness, they have the best reputation for the work that they do.The first time I was there, I was only about 14 and I went to get the top of my ear pierced. It made such a good impression on me, I went back for my first tattoo. For my first tattoo ever, I had just turned 18 and was terrified of getting a bad tattoo, since it was going to be a memorial tattoo for a friend that died too young. The "new guy" was the only one available at the time, so I picked something out, he got everything set up, tweaked a few things to make it look unique (which I thought was wonderful), and started tattooing. It came out beautifully. A few months later I went back for a second one and requested the same person to do the next one. I must say, for being the least experienced, Chad is the only one I would ever want to tattoo me. For the second one, I designed it myself, but I can't draw, so I explained what I wanted to Chad and he drew it up perfectly. It was exactly what I wanted. That one also came out beautifully. I returned for a third a short while later with my fiance. We wanted each other's lips, so we kissed pieces of paper, Chad did his thing, and twenty minutes later, we both had wonderful new tattoos. And after we get married, on our own honeymoon, he and I are going to Wonderland again, to get eachother's names above the lips that we have there now. We will only go to Wonderland, ever. We have many friends that will only go to Wonderland. They are all wonderful people there, their prices are better than anywhere else, their work is better than anywhere else, and their health standards are better than anywhere else. They're passionate about heir work and there is no reason to go anywhere else. A 5/5 from all of my friends, my fiance and myself.
Best little tattoo shop.
I can't say enough good things about Wonderland tattoo. I have gotten six tattoos there so far and have only disliked one of them and the gentleman who did it no longer works there. Every piece i have I get compliments on, even from people who really don't like tattoos. The artists who work there are a blast to hang out with I always have a great time when I'm getting tattooed there. They are clean and safe, I have never even gotten so much as an infection from them. As far as that other review about the artist having an attitude I think I know who they're talking about and if I'm right this particular artist doesn't have attitude or an ego. That artist just tells it like it is. If you have delicate feelings or don't like that then go to another shop. As far as getting a bad tattoo anywhere you go, you need to explain what you want clearly and watch what the artist is doing if you don't like it open your mouth and say something. The artist is not going to get offended, they know it's gonna be on you forever and they certainly don't want bad work out there cause once you get a tattoo by someone you become a walking billboard for them.
Wonderland is an amazing place to get a tattoo. They pride themselves on high quality tattoos(I have one that's ten years old and still looks new). Drop in to the shop or visit the website sometime and see for yourself:).
So, when I used to live in Michigan I was recommended to this place. I've had two tattoos done. Let me disscuss each one seperately.
1. One was done pretty well. The shading was decent and it was what I desired. Some older guy with a bad attitude did it for me. Incidently, I should expand on that attitude thing. I'm really tired of pompous/arrogant tattoo artists that think they're hot simply because they're in the buissness. Get real. There are much more important jobs to be done. Also, that is only marginally justified if you even have appropriate talent, which I think most of the artists at this place are lacking.
2. So, about a year later I went back, because I refuse to go to Ink Slingers. Anyway, I can't even begin to tell you the atrocity that occured on my arm. Not only was the lining horrible, but the shading is a joke. The dude could not blend red and yellow, in fact, they are two distinct colors next to each other. He outlined a portion of it that should not have been outlined, making the darn thing look like a ying yang. I have endured too many jokes about this tattoo. I am actually going for a cover-up at a reputable/urban place in Philly.
In closing, I think the rep of this place is over-inflated. Go somewhere more reliable. Oh, and find people with better attitudes. After my experiences there, I refuse to even considering giving a couple Ben's to some arrogant tattoo artists. Most of my collegues, whom are doctors, are more humble than these dudes.
Incidently, was the last review written by someone that works there? Sounds like it man.
THE BEST TATTOO STUDIO IN MICHIGAN. AWESOME TATTOOS,.
I don't know who or for what reason the person above would do or say to tarnish the reputation of such an awesome studio. I have had all of my tattoos done at Wonderland and none of them are bad. All some one would need to do to see that the work from this shop is top notch, is to look at their web site wonderlandtattoonet to see that.
Seems some one wants to discredid such a wonderfull, and professional studio.
Bad linework, bad shading, horrible!!. I grew up in SCS, and the last time I went back to visit I got a tattoo @ Wonderland. Biggest mistake of my life! The lines are all shaky, the shading is horrible and spotty and I would NOT recommend this shop to ANYONE - not even my worst enemy. Why spend money on something that will need to be covered up immediately!?
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