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902 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, NY | Directions 1422242.921729 -78.877181
The worst place ever to get a piercing there. They should get a machine to take credit cards with and when I asked for a price about a piercing I wanted the one guy didn't know what the hell it was. The piercer who pierced me and a few others are rude as ever.
I had to go to the place where I always and will always get pierced and tattooed from (which is not this but the place I go to for a while and from now is down the street) the girl I saw at my normal spot said that my piercing looked screwed up and whoever pierced me did it wrong. Needless to say I had to get my piercing redone. Luckily they didn't charge me for a screw up from this bad place
Awesome Tattoos! – My niece had her tattoo done by Taylor at Hardcore Tattoo and it was awesome so I went to him as well and had mine done. Everyone there was great...some were a little rough but, what do you expect, it's a tattoo parlor lol. Taylor is young but don't let that scare you...he is extremely talented. My profile pic is just a part of the tattoo he did on my foot/ankle...most of it was freehand! Would recommend him to anyone looking to get a tattoo done.
Fatboy – Honestly the only one I trust there with my tats is fatboy...he is so good at what he doeas and I recommend him to everyone. With his sarcasm(oddly) made me feel comfortable and the end result(always) is a great job...ill be back soon to get some more work done:)
Artists? – tracers and scratchers. they might be clean, follow health code regulations, have licenses but where is the talent and skill?
i have seen "tattoos" done at this place. have noticed a lot of scarring, poor colors and new tattoos looking old after healing. no clean lines.
so so what – So... I started going to Hardcore with my mother after the tattoo place that I went to went out of business (Penatration Ink on Bailey) and she got her tatts there but I wasn't convinced of their artwork. When I went to Penetration I heard that they were affiliated with Hardcore so that's why I wanted to try them and other then the uneccessary gatherings at Penetration my tatts were awesome and I had no problem with my two piercings. However, when I got my first tatt at Hardcore I wasn't satisfied. I got two simple fish on my lower back that looked horrible after it healed. The detail was garbage but that same day my brother got his first tatt there and he loved it! Also I got two piercings there and they are the only two body piercings that I kept. With that being said would I recommend Hardcore? If you know exactly what you want and don't keep changing your idea they aare good for tatts but look at portfolios of the artists there. I was dumb enough to go on with my tatt even after seeing the artist ugly hand drawing of a woman. That was my mistake. I should have went to someone with better skills because all he had to do was trace the pic on my back and he didn't do it right. There isn't really anything wrong with hardcore that wouldn't be wrong at some other place it's just that them being more well known that they get so many people talking about them. Anyway my mom and I will be going back soon and I want another piercing and possibly a tattbut not from thae same artist as before.
danny a.k.a fatboy is the best – danny a.k.a fat boy is the very best he rocks was the only one working 4-29-09. had 1 girl ahead of us then did 7 tattoos after that 3 for my daughter 2 for my wife and my 2 they all look wonderful. and my daughter in-law will be in for hers sometime this week. thank you so very much. we will all be back in soon for more. peggy, lori, and katie
LOVES IT! – I went to hardcore when i was 15 years old for my tounge peirced and had ABSOULTLY NO PROBLEM THEN! whent in tooday to get my lip peirced ABSOLUTLY NO PROBLEM NOW! 5 years later the price is still 25$.. good stainless steel jewlery.. i watch the man who did it (sorry i missed your name but u were AMAZING and made me feel sooo comfortable!!!) i watched the man who peirced it clean it clean his hands clean the area of my lip.. talk about how to do the after care. i have no complaints whats so ever. im so tired of hearing all the bad rumors when truth be told, i got my nose done @ cow pok & it got infected.. i am one who cleans all my peircings daily.. even the ones ive had for 5+ years! <3
best tat place in buffalo – iv been going 2 harcore 4 a year now since i was 15 i got my bell boutton percied n my tounge n im goin 2 ge tmy nose like 2marro ne ways i have never had a problem wit ne thing there. the people tell exactly how 2 take care of ur things if u dont well den yea it will get infected ne ways i heard it is way better than cow poke i woulndt trust ne where else 2 do my perceings i rly wouldnt. n alot of my friends go there 2 n never once had they hada problem ether n if my stoner frnds can keep there things from infection ne 1 can
Screw this place – I was recommended to go to Hardcore Tattoo for my piercing by my friend who had her industrial done there. She said they were cheap, good, and well worth it. Well me being stupid enough to believe her; not being familiar with good and bad piercing parlor's, I decide to go there on my birthday to get my snake bites complete. I had one side of my lip done a year ago at Stylin Tattoo on Harlem Rd, I wasn't to fond of the place but after going to Hardcore I regret not going back to Stylin Tattoo. The guy placed a dot on my lip, I figured it was okay because I saw it from a distance. He pierced my lip, put the ring in my lip, and I looked at it and in sudden horror I realized he pierced it to close to the center of my lip, he pierced it at a different angle than my other one, and that the ring was BIGGER than the one on the other side. Here are the excuses he gave me:
First he tried to say it was my lip that was the problem
1) "You're lip isn't symetrical on both sides" (Yeah no **** after you pierced it wrong it will look like that)
Then he said it was a typical thing for it to first look like that
2) "Oh it only looks like that because your lip is swollen" (Yeah well i'm a month into it and it still looks retarded)
And then my favorite excuse, the blame game
3) "You saw the dot and you said 'yeah there'" (Yes because i'm the one w/ the certificate in peircing and I should be telling you how to do your job)
By the third excuse he was telling me how if I didn't like it he'll do it for free the next time. Yes i'm going to want to waste my damn time letting this mistake heal just so I can go back for you to attempt it a second time and deal w/ the pain of having ANOTHER hole heal on my lip?! This place FAILS as a piercing parlor and should be souly used for cliche tattoo's on their walls.
Ok over all – I must say that I was happy with my tattoo artist at Hardcore, Loius...he was great, but he was always baked! Dude to say they don't do things in there or drink is false. The artist were asking my friends and me for stuff to take. I was happy with the looks of the tattoos I got, in a month span I got 3 (in 2005), well 4 cuz I wanted one covered up...but the coloring didn't seem to stay to good, after a month had to have it touched up again, after a year it was looking older than dirt. I will go find someplace to have them re-colored. The staff was cool, down to earth, come on people its a tattoo place not a church, stuff is going to be happening in there.
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