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$ 85
Apr 2006
Portland, Oregon
Personalized art instead of flashy design  more... close row
$ 155
Feb 2008
Bellingham, WA
3" x 6"
Upper arm tattoo placement of my own custom artwork  more... close row
$ 75
Feb 2007
Big Rapids, Michigan
2 inches by 3 inches
lower back
Clean and professional tattoo parlor for small tattoo  more... close row
$ 60
Apr 2008
Austin, Texas
2" x 4"
First tattoo will need to be touched up eventually  more... close row
$ 150
Jan 2007
Bensalem, PA
(4) 2 1/2 inch letters
right side of rib cage
Roman numeral 13 tattooed on ribcage  more... close row
$ 75
Mar 2006
Louisville, Ky
3 inches high, 2 inches wide
Right front forearm
Reasonable quality tattoo  more... close row
$ 120
Feb 2006
Salem , CT
Large calf, aprox 7" x 5"
Right Calf
Tattoo discounted because agreement to be in portfolio  more... close row
$ 200
Mar 2007
Chandler, AZ
4 inches
right arm
Self designed inkless tattoo  more... close row
$ 100
Aug 2007
Farmington, Maine
5 Inches
Top RIght Sholder
Walk in tatooing service  more... close row
$ 50
Apr 2008
The right tattoo exists for everyone  more... close row
$ 300
Sep 2007
Orlando, FL
Expensive but worth it  more... close row
$ 60
Aug 2007
Hickory, NC
About two inches wide and across
On my shoulder
Get an estimate in advance  more... close row

Description of service

I decided to go out on a limb and get a tattoo. I didn't really put a lot of thought into what I wanted. I just wanted to prove to myself that I could sit through one. So I mustered up my courage and went into the parlor. I decided on a simple star. No color, just black. It's not completely black though, just a thick thick outline of black.

Review of Service

There was a waiting list a mile long. Not really but I did have to wait probably two or three hours to get in to see an artist. The customer service wasn't all that great. When I finally did get it the tattoo artist just seemed like he was ready to get it over with. I started to back out but after all that wait I decided to go through with it. In the end it probably took 20 minutes and it ended up costing me 60.00! Its a relatively small tattoo. It wasn't worth it at all.


If you're going to get a tattoo I would suggest two things. First, pick a reputable parlor and make sure that you know what you want. Get the pricing in advance or at least an estimate. Two, make sure that you make an appointment so that you don't have to wait so long in line just to be disappointed.

$ 60
May 2006
La Crosse, WI
Small black butterfly tattoo on special  more... close row