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4544 Belt Line Rd, Addison, TX | Directions 7500132.953993 -96.834097
Went there almost 12 years ago and got my first tattoo there. About 3 years ago, I decided to add more... so I check, and they are still there. I contacted Terry the owner, and he was booked up for months, so he introduce me to Aaron Grace. What a talented artist. Since then I have been going be several times a year to complete both my sleeves with Aaron. He was able to take my crude idea, and turn it to something way above my wildest imagination. We are almost done with my right sleeve, got 1 more session to go, and we are planning on extending my left sleeve, as well as looking into a shoulder / back piece.
Always a pleasure going there... when Aaron was prepping, I talked to the other artists, and they are super friendly, even though I am not getting work done by them. Some of them even come talk to me while I am getting tattooed.
As for the pricing... I think it's reasonable. You are getting custom work (not off a book / magazine) done on your body, and for the quality of work, I am more than willing to pay for that price.
I don't know why there will be any ratings less than excellent... incredible artists, friendly place, I look forward to going there every time I get an appointment.....
Best Ink and Piercings – Been here many times, you should visit if you want to see good art, want a sick new tattoo or piercing.
They don't have books so come in with an idea or pictures of what you like. The guy at the front was helpful in explaining how they work and how to schedule. I got my ear pierced to match my other one i've had for 10 years since it was only $25. The blonde girl was nice and quick and it dint bleed at all.
They take cash and card, but parking sucks and the coke machine doesn't work.
Best Place to get Ink & Piercings – I don't know what all the bad reviews are about?? I've been geoing here for the past few years. I've had 3 tattooes and 4 piercings here. The place is clean, layed back & always a good expereince! The artists are better than anywhere I've been & being a driver, I have lived many places. The piercer I read about is who has done all my piercings; she's always very clean, professional & honest. I saw her have to turn away a piercing because the girl didn't have the id she needed.
Parking can be a hastle, but if a business is busy, there is probably a good reason for it! My family & friends all love it & I wouldn't go anywhere else!
Great shop great art! – I am Brittany Jo, the Head Piercer & Laser Tattoo Removal Technician at Cat Tattoo. First, in regards to the tattooing, I think everyone looking at our shop should know that we are a custom studio. Our artists offer custom art that is hand drawn & designed for your body, rather than books/flash that you look through & pick out to have stickered on you, as thousands of others have already done. Second,We aren't the cheapest, but from being tattoed personally & seeing a pleuthora of inked skin, you pay for what you get! Why would you spend more money on a pair of shoes/jeans that you might have for maybe a year as opposed to something you wear everyday & take to the grave?
Check it out for yourself!
Brittany Rocks! – I've had several piercings done by Brittany at Cat Tattoo. Brittany is very knowledgable and professional. She is extremely sweet and I love all of my piercings! I will definitely be back for more.
Awesome Experience, Amazing piercer! – I recently moved to the Dallas area and was looking for a new piercing/tattoo shop which is not a fun endeavor at all, because it's like trying to find a good Chinese food place in an area you know nothing about. Most of them will be absolutely horrible, some decent and out of the 300 Chinese restaurants there may be, there will be 1 restaurant that is amazing and that you would recommend to everyone and go eat there for a week straight. This was the Cat Tattoo shop!! I drove around checking out any and all tattoo/piercing shops, some my friends recommended to me, some I found in the phone book and some I just happened to pass by. NONE of them were up to my standards as I would consider myself a very educated customer in the piercing and tattoo fieIds. I know what I want and how a piercing/tattoo shop should look considering I've been getting tattoos and piercings for 8 years now. Most of the shops were needless to say, sketchy! and a lot of the piercers I would never let come near me for fear of contracting hepatitis or being pierced by an idiot with sketchy jewelry that was down right dangerous and unsanitary in the least and questionable at best! For all you piercing newbs, if your piercer can't tell you the difference between externally and internally threaded jewelry and has dermal anchors that have wire bases....RUN, RUN and never look back. This was what I encountered all day! Until my last stop at Cat Tattoo which I happened to see on my way home. I walked in and was greeted immediately by the staff and in particular by a blonde girl (who I later found out was Brittany Jo, the piercer) who asked me if I needed help with anything. I immediately launched into my interrogation of what jewelry company they used, what type of metal was their jewelry made of, internally vs. externally threaded, I wanted to see the bases of their dermal anchors, her piercing jewelry in general, her portfolio of piercings she had done, the aftercare they recommended and the area in which they pierced clients. And to my surprise, not only did Brittany and Cat Tattoo pass my inspection with flying colors, they also were very courteous and answered each of my questions thoroughly and without hesitation. These people knew their stuff! I originally just came in to get my jewelry changed out in one of my ear piercings but after talking to Brittany and looking around the shop I ended up leaving with 2 additional piercings! I had such a good experience at this shop that I had to make sure that other people knew about Cat Tattoo not ONLY as a tattoo shop, but as an excellent piercing shop as well! Brittany Jo the main piercer is absolutely AMAZING! She is extremely knowledgeable in her trade and I would recommend her to anyone and would trust her to pierce even my own family. I was thoroughly impressed by her knowledge and skill. She is really amazing when it comes to listening to what you want done, she offers suggestions without being pushy, and she is very informative in telling you each step of the piercing process. In addition, Brittany had excellent customer service, she made me feel comfortable and was extremely friendly. Cat Tattoo had a very clean environment and between each customer they sanitized the chairs and cleaned their areas thoroughly. Everything Brittany used was autoclaved and untouched by human hands until being used on the client for a piercing. Most importantly Cat Tattoo has a clean and safe environment which I noticed as soon as I walked through the door. I had an awesome experience here and will continue to go to Cat Tattoo for all my body modification needs. I can not stress enough to everyone how amazing this place is and how good their piercer is at her job! This is the ONLY place to go if you want to get tatted or pierced up!
Never got our tattoos – Someone recommended CAT to me so a good friend and I decided to go and each have a tattoo done. The night before we planned on going, I was close by CAT and decided to drop in and check it out - see if it was clean, look at a book, see what the artists were like , etc. When I pulled up, there were a couple of employees there, one of whom was inking a customer.
I spoke to the young lady and she said they were closing. I told her I was there for a tattoo yet, and that my friend and I were planning on getting tattoos the next night and if I could look at a book for 5 minutes. I would have understood what happened next had they been closed, but they were still working on someone and I just wanted to look at a couple of examples of their artist's work to see what kind of work they did. She then asked the artist working, who proceeded to look at me, roll his eyes, jerk his earbuds out (sorry I interrupted your iPod session, dude) and go 'What?'
I apologized and explained that my friend and I were planning on coming back the next night to get tattoos and if I could look at the book that was 5 feet away on the counter for just a minute. I had no intention of holding these guys up, the weather was crappy and I didn't want to cause anyone to get home later than they had to, but they were still working so I don't understand why this was such a big deal, especially when I told them they would be getting two customers the next day. The artist was incredibly rude and she he couldn't even let me in the door (which was weird because I was already inside).
I only have a couple of tattoos, and I don't know all the tattoo shop etiquette, so I may be totally off base, but I wasn't asking anyone to keep the store open and stay late for my sole benefit, I literally wanted to flip through one book for two minutes and be on my way. I thought that knowing they would be getting two jobs the next day, they wouldn't be so off-putting, but they were so now we'll probably go to Obscurities in Oak Lawn.
tl;dr Artist was a jerk, going to Obscurities.
Here To Do the Best Tattoos Possible – We are a custom tattoo studio. If you look at our reviews you can see that clients either love us or find a reason to hate us. It seems only the extremely happy or the extremely mad take the time to write a review. However Im sure after 15 years in business and being the highest grossing studio in the DFW area we are doing something correct. Not everyone can be made happy and not everything a client wants tattooed will make a good tattoo. We try to explain the reasons for this to our clients but not everyone realizes we are trying to get them the best tattoo possible that will also be a good looking tattoo for life. While our process is not for everyone it is for the high end customer looking for a custom one of kind tattoo and that client is educated about the difference between bad tattoos and good tattoos. Look at our work on our website cattattoo com you can see the difference in what we do. If any one is treated in a unprofessional manner please feel free to contact me directly 972-386-9771. Terry Mayo Owner Cat Tattoo
Poor Service – No work for a week. Did'nt return call or email. Said he would send drawing of tattoo that night, didnt. Owner says no returns on deposits. I would look somewhere else for a tattoo. Especially first timers. Poor Customer service.
Excellent tattoo studio – Cat Tattoo is an excellent place! I walked in with only a vague ideas of what I wanted and my artist was very patient and worked with me to get exactly what I wanted.
The studio is clean and the artists are friendly, and they all really know what they are doing and how to make you feel comfortable.
I definitely recommend Cat Tattoo to anyone who's looking to get inked!
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