1212 S Noland Rd, Independence, MO | Directions 6405539.078579 -94.414417
Absolutely Fabulous – For my first tattoo, I wanted someone I could definitely rely on for good work. Lacie did my tattoo at Freaks on Noland, and she was picture perfect. My tattoo comes from the Harry Potter series, and she was genuinely excited about doing it. She asked if it was okay that she specifically did it, because she really loved the idea. Lacie was so great; she listened to exactly what I wanted, even though it meant completely redoing my design when I got to the shop. I was so pleased with my experience. The whole place was very clean, very comfortable, and everyone was spectacular.
I guess you could say I was a little dramatic when it came to the actual tattooing, but everyone was really great about it. They told me that lots of people respond worse, and that pain is unavoidable. Everyone I interacted with told me they liked the tattoo and agreed Lacie had done a fantastic job. The people were very polite, and one of the guys even shared his personal Harry Potter tattoo with me.
If I get up the courage to have another tattoo, I will definitely want Lacie to do it. She really cared about what I said, and she was so genuine.
Highly Recommended!!! :)
Great!!!!! Will be back!!! – This was my second tattoo. Walked in on a Saturday night at 8 pm hoping they had an opening! I met with the artist Lacie, she drew up what I explained to her! Took her time also! Came back and showed me and LOVED IT! Its a pretty simple tattoo but she made it amazing! Total wait time with no appt. was about 30-45 mins. She brought me back and did it in about 15 mins! The place was clean, she let my husband and a friend come back with me. She talked me threw the whole thing telling me what she was doing and where it may hurt worse. Which I really liked. She just made it a very comfortable and fun experiance! I will be going back to her! Amazing work!!!
Disappointed twice – A couple of friends and I have come in the past few years for an annual tat trip. My first time here was for my first tat. It was to commemorate the fact that I had completed my first mission trip just 6 months after major surgery. There was a Bible verse as a part of the tat. The actual tat is gorgeous, but the verse is a mess. I'm embarrassed by it. We went again a few weeks ago. There were 4 of us who had been given the 2:00 until we were finished time slot. There were 2 artists; one who had made the appointment and met with one of our ladies. My friend's tat was pretty extensive so the rest of us knew we'd probably just have the one guy do ours. When I came in, i told the receptionist that I wanted a tat. He said I had to wait, there was a group ahead of me. I told him I was part of that group. He left me, went back to the artists, then came back and had me fill out the paperwork. Meantime, another gal came in after me, and was told the same thing. They told her to come back at 3:45. Nobody ever looked at my design, and I was back there for several hours. Finally, at 5:00, it was my turn, or so I thought. Instead, he took the gal who came in after me. I said, "Wait a minute. I'm next." He argued with me that he had already promised her the next appointment. I reminded him that I was with the group who had the 4 tats from 2:00 on, and he said he knew nothing about that so he didn't have to do mine next. At this point, I realized that even if I won my argument, he would most likely butcher my tat just to get even with me. I had even asked him how much it would cost to fix my other mistake, and he told me to just live with it; he wasn't touching it. My tat was supposed to be very meaningful; a celebration of my husband's life after surviving a near fatal brain tumor. Instead, it turned into an ugly experience, with the mother of the gal who came in after me calling me a name and telling me I was ruining a special event. I turned around to leave, and the artist came out and screamed at me, "Get out of my establishment."
I wouldn't recommend Freaks on Noland to anybody. I will not be going back. Unfortunately, it may mean that my friends and I won't be getting our tats done together anymore, but I refuse to give money to an establishment who treats their customers with such disdain. I understand the artist who was angry with me has since left, but again, I will not be going back.
Nice People, Not So Good Work – I went there to get my first tattoo, it is my daughters name on my ankle. The lines are not smooth, they are almost jagged in some areas and its still raised and itchy, IT HAS BEEN TWO YEARS!! Im not sure if I just had a bad artist or what but I probably wont go back :(
AWSOME SERVICE – I LOVE FREAKS ON NOLAND THEY HAVE REASONABLE PRICES ON JEWERLY AND I GOT MY NOSE PIERCED THERE AND FISH IS A GREAT GUY.
Freaks On Noland SUX! – Ok, here is the Deal. I took My girlfriend and her best friend up to Freaks on Noland Rd. to get a in memory tat of her Mother who died in a car accident about 8 months ago. There was a line so we waited out turn filed out the forms and finally they sat together to get the tats which were supposed to be exactly the same.( I know it is impossible to get 2 tattoos to look exactly the same even if the same artist is doing it). But they had two different artist do it which is fine but they both Royally Effed them both up. The Scar tissue on my girlfriends leg is so bad that it may never heal good enough for her to even think about getting the tattoo fixed correctly. The other one looked a little better but the lines where choppy and definitely not of a steady hand.
Ya know I started tattooing when I was 15 and learned the wrong way. Which is one of the reasons I quit doing it but after 6 years of being a "scratcher" out of my house and seeing others do the same I had never in my life seen a tattoo that looked as horrible as the two of theirs did.
I have about 3000 dollars worth of work to get done in the near future and was looking for someone to work on me and was thinking when I walked into the shop that that might be a cool place to get it done. But after my experience there I wouldn't even recommend it to my worst enemy.
Guy's at Freaks if you are reading this I plan on coming back up there soon with her and voicing my thoughts about the HACK job that you did on my girlfriends leg.
THANKS A LOT FOR RUINING WHAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN A VERY SPIRITUAL EXPERIENCE FOR THEM BOTH!
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