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902 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, NY | Directions 1422242.921729 -78.877181
I liked hardcore – It's funny I've always heard people complain about hardcore and how bad it is and I just laugh!! Ever since I was 16 I've gone there for piercings and NEVER had a problem with any of them!! I paid $25 each for every piercing that I've gotten the only problem I ever had was when I got my one nipple pierced n the guy didn't make it exactly like the other one but it wasn't to noticeable!!! I would recommend them for piercings but I won't goto any tattoo place in buffalo to get a tat hence the reason I'm going out of the city for my first tat!!! Anyways, my best friend just recently got a piercing at hardcore and she loves it!! I agree the people there are very friendly and always answer my question no matter how brutally honest the answer may be!!!
Infections – I went there to get a tattoo done about 2 months ago. i went with my friend, and well we were there he decided to get part of his ear pierced. that inside part, i dont know what the piercing is called. anyways, they decided to give him a "deal" and gave him the earing and did it and everything for 20 dollars. Well he was getting pierced the piercer dropped a ball in his ear which took about 15 minutes to get out. eventually his ear was pierced and he was satisfied for a while. about 1 and a half weeks later he calls me saying he just got out of the hospital because he woke up with his ear feeling like someone was ripping it off. i know him very well, and i know how he cleans piercings. he tried to take the earing out himself and it wouldnt come out, so he went back to hardcore and they actually told him it was their problem not theirs. he went to the hospital and told him his ear was extremely infected and the infection was close to spreading into his brain. the doctors actually had to cut the piercing out of his ear. he went to cowpok to see what they thought about the situation and they told him that if they charged him 20 dollars they were really losing money because all the supplies cost more than that. and the earing they gave him was a cheap metal and wasnt even made for that part of the ear. he went back to hardcore right after that and asked for his money back and told them what th people at cowpok said. they refused to give him his money back.
Also, they werent very freindly. and im pretty sure i was way overcharged. i do not recommend Hardcore tattoo.
BEST PLACE EVER – Hardcore is awesome. I got 2 tattoos done there and a piercing. Everyone there is friendly and funny. They made me feel real comfortable there. When i had first heard of Hardcore when it was under old management i didnt want to go there and would tell people not to go there. But now i tell everyone to go there. I even go there when my friends go. HARDCORE IS AWESOME.....!!!!!!!!!!!
Absolutely love hardcore – I loved Hardcore I went there and they were very nice and the piervcer was very gentle with my piercing i watched him take the sterile needle out of its package and watched him while he sterilized my ring. I had went to cowpok with my mother and sister to check out prices and see if my sister could get her piercing done but they were very rude and gave alot of attitude. I would definitely choose Hardcore over Cowpok anyday. I can't to go back and get my tattoo done. I absolutely love Hardcore.
P.S. I also heard the rumors surrounding Hardcore before I went which was 5 years ago. Those rumrs were spread before the new owner took over.
I love Hardcore – i love Hardcore tattoo's it is a amazing place and a grate spot to get a tattoo! there clean and friendly there they treat u like your one of there own! service is grate also! ive gotten all 5 of my tattoo's there and plan on going back next week for more! so all you people who say hardcore is a bad place to get a tattoo your wrong! i've been going there since i was 18 and im goin on 21 i wont go anywere else and i wouldnt recemend anyone to go anywere but here also!
UBSURD!! – JUST TO GET SOME FACTS STRAIGHT ,,THE BELOW COMMENT IS AN OBVIOUS FAKE I OWN MADD GARFIX TATTOO ..WHOEVER PUT UP THE BELOW POST IS A COMPLETE LIAR ..NEVER MIND THE FACT THAT IVE NEVER TAKEN 600 DOLLARS UPFRONT FOR A TATTOO NOR WOULD I IVE NEVER BEEN IN REHAB ..THEN THEY GO ON TO CUT COWPOK SAYING THAT THEY OFFERED TO DO A FREE TATTOO TO THROW A BRICK THROUGH HARDCORES WINDOW COME ON THE WHOLE POST IS FULL OF HOLES AS FAR AS QUALITY ..GO IN LOOK AT THE ARTISTS PORTFOLIOS LOOK AT THE SHOPS MAKE UP YOUR OWN MIND (AND CHECK HEALTH CODE RECORDS)
the work is just as nice 4 half the price – My name is Jeff and i've been a customer of Hardcore tattoo for 3 years now...I find it hard to believe that a piercer would look a customer in the face and say they were baked in the middle of a piercing and if he did why would you go through with the piercing or at least say something to a manager.LIKE I SAID i've been a customer there for 3 years and i know that the owner tests there because my friend tried to get a job there.The problem here is all the shops in buffalo try to put bad reviews about hardcore out there because it is the busiest shop in buffalo hands down and i would'nt be surprised if you worked at Cowpok.I found out about hardcore because i wanted 2 tattoos and a piercing i went to madd graffix tattoo and not only did they want to charge me $150.00 for 2 - 5 letter names but, while sitting there a customer had came in and was arguing with the guy in there because the owner was supposed to finish his tattoo but the owner was in rehab and had stiffed the customer 2 times after he had paid $600.00 up front so of course I LEFT... I then went to Cowpok and they not only wanted $125.00 for the 2 tattoos but,also wanted $70.00 for the piercing so I asked the guy if he knew where Hardcore was and that I wanted to shop around,he not only got a really bad additude but he sarcastially told me that he would give me the tattoos for free if I put a brick through Hardcores window(very professional ).I had to see what hardcore was all about then.When i got there everyone was polite and helpful i paid $70.00 for both tattoos and $25.00 for the piercing,since then i've gotten 7 tattoos 2 more piercings and my wife,mother and 5 or 6 friends have all gotten work done there and have NO COMPLAINTS.As for what your talking about i don't know but,my take on my expeirience is people would not be going there if it was'nt up to code and if i owned a shop i'd be threatened by the amount of business they do enough to say the things that other shops say about hardcore
Best place to get pierced or tattooed – It was very interesting to read the newest review about Hardcore Tattoo. I have been the owner for 4 years now and it seems as if everyone still thinks this is the old "dirty",unexperienced MD Hardcore. When I took over ownership in 2004. I remodeled the shop and purchased all new equipment and fired all the old staff and hired experienced knowledgable piercers and tattoo artists. In the past three years my business has tripled!!!! This really looks like a shop that is dirty and the people are rude. Hardcore does on average 500 piercings a month!! Let me repeat that FIVE HUNDERED piercings a month. We have both a male and female piercer on staff. Both who are completely sober are never get high or baked!. I do random tests!!! . We have all our release forms on file, on the premises to prove it. We also do over 30-40 tattoos a day and have four full time artists on staff. So for all those Cowpok client who like to bash my shop, we obviously must be doing something right. As for previous ownership and ex employees I won't comment. In the future if any one has complaint or question regarding my shop feel free to contact me directly Nikki Hudson 578-6917.
To Nicholeh the owner of Hardcore – I have not been to Hardcore since to 2003, so I do apologize for my review, I have not been there since you took over ownership and things may have completely changed since then. Perhaps I will give hardcore another chance next time and see all these new changes you have made.
great place for piercings and tattoos – Ive had some piercings and some tatoo work done there recently and over the past year. The guys are great, very knowledgeable and have a lot of experience in piercings and tattoo work. great pricing especially for piercings which are 25 dollars for any piercings and they use all 100% stainless steel and the piercers are nice and respectful of their clients and even if you come in for questions they are always there to help. Overall i give them 5 out of 5 stars
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