St. Paul >Fluid Ink Tattoos
I had started getting a tattoo from another place, leaving there with just the outline. I was not happy with at all! Looked around for another shop stopped at fluid ink and got a consult from Nik. I am so glad I did he made me not regret what I started even not finished yet it looks amazing.. Great staff very friendly. I would reccomend anyone to stop in....
Chad with Fluid Ink is awesome, I can not say enough about him. All the staff seems really friendly and that will always bring me back, great customer service. First and foremost, I went in for a tattoo consultation to update a 10 yr old tattoo on my ankle that was poorly done. Chad took out a sharpy marker and started drawing on my ankle and foot, came up with a great design. I was so excited and wanted to come back asap, He came in on Sunday to get it done for me. On top of that me and my daughter both went in and had are nose pierced about a month later, Chad is always wonderful to work with and explains step by step what he is doing just so you understand the process. I have been at 3 other tattoo places and by far Chad at Fluid Ink has come out on top. He will be my go to guy. Chad is the man!
I've been to Fluid Ink a couple times to have insertions done or piercings checked out, and several of my friends have been pierced/tattooed here. Today I had both of my nipples pierced, and it was a great experience! I have seven piercings from 4 different shops, but Fluid Ink is hands-down the best of the bunch.
The shop is clean, organized and welcoming (and also has a great selection of unique jewelry). I haven't gotten tattoos here, so I don't know what their rates are, but as far as their piercings go, the prices are totally reasonable - not too high or too low. Everyone I've spoken with at Fluid Ink has been very helpful and friendly - none of that crappy "If you don't have a face full of metal or a full back piece, get out of here" kind of attitude that you get at some places.
Chad did my piercings today, and I couldn't have asked for a better experience. Like I said, I've been to three other piercers, and I'm not about to let just anybody pierce my nipples. I figured getting my nipples done wouldn't be like getting my ears or lip done, because of the pain and the removal-of-clothing factors (turns out I was right). I wanted a piercer who I felt I could trust to do the job right and who made me feel comfortable, and Chad fits that to a T. He's knowledgeable, courteous, and very professional. You can tell that he truly enjoys what he does and cares about his customers.
I've finally found a shop I want to come back to. I'm planning more piercings, and I'll definitely go to Fluid Ink for every one.
Amazing experience! I came in to the
shop on a Friday last minute. Of course Chad was booked, but he still took the time to come out and talk to me about what I was thinking for a tattoo. I showed him the idea and he said to e-mail him and he would have something drawn up by Sunday.
I e-mailed him my idea and showed up on Sunday. Under the consent form was the hand drafted concept of the tattoo. We then discussed it and then he went further into asking me what shading I wanted and showed me some ideas he had. It was great to just go step by step with the actual artist.
The tattoo process itself was great. We literally just BS'd about anything we could think of, and we had a few good laughs.
Chad finished it up with awesome results.
I will come back to this shop for all my future tattoos, I highly recommend you go in and check it out.
Chad was beyond great with my custom tribal, done free hand. Cool guy, great shop with cool people workign there. I won't go anywhere else.
Great Experience. I had been thinking about getting a tattoo for a while now and finally figured out exactly what I wanted. I live close to the location and had heard good things about it. After finally getting enough money I called on a Friday afternoon and asked to schedule an appointment. They were super flexible and I got in 2 hours later. I told Nic what I wanted and he drew it out perfectly. I was in and out in just around an hour and I love my tattoo. I am very happy with the friendly service and the laid back chill atmosphere. He explained to me how everything was going to work and how to take care of it after I take off the wrap. I definitely recommend this for anyone thinking to get just a simple tattoo or an elaborate tattoo.
Best tattooshop in the Twin Cities. When planning my first tattoo, I was advised to call around and schedule a consult to see if I feel comfortable in the shop with the artist. I've been driving past Fluid Ink as long as it's been at it's location, so it was my first call. I walked into the shop. It was clean and neat. I don't frequent shops with piercing displays and black walls, yet I felt comfortable. I met with Nic with nothing more than the phrase I wanted and a whole lot of 'don't wants'. After a lot of vague statements by me, Nic made a perfect rough draft with the lettering I wanted and the perfect size. I was sold. When I returned in a week, it was ready. As a newbie, I was a little nervous due to all the unknowns. Nic warned me I picked a sensitive spot. Showed me all the tools, and had my lay down on the table. Super fast work. I was out in an hour. He told me all about the healing process. I've been getting compliments ever since definitely going back to him for my next one.
3 tattoo's and 1 piercing later. I have been to Fluid Ink ever since I first wanted a tattoo and looked around elsewhere but always was drawn back to their friendly and comfortable atmosphere. They are laid back, professional and sterile. I got 2 tattoo's with an artist named Sarah who is no longer there. My most recent tattoo was done by Lolo, he is simply amazing and after consulting with him I knew he was who I wanted to work with. I am extremely pleased with how he worked with what I wanted and the contours of the location to place things in the most flattering way possible. He also did some freehand work following the contours. I highly reccomend him if you want a very personalized piece of art. I am planning on calling up tomorrow to schedule a consult on my next tattoo.
Dear Mr/Ms Disappointed-
I love this place---been there twice for a tattoo with Lolo and no regrets. Great customer experience, as I expected and 2 seriously fantastic tattoos.
Very Happy Girl
PS-let me know when you start eating meat!
I set up an appointment for a consultation with Chad. I had been planning a tattoo for nearly the past year to commemorate my 5 years as a vegetarian/vegan, and I was really excited. After meeting Chad, who initially seemed very cool and chill, I told him that I was vegan and that was the reason for the tattoo. That is all I said, and he went into this long rant that began with, "Honey, you are the total opposite of me!" He proceeded to talk about how he ate a steak sandwich during the movie "Food, Inc." and how he grew up on a farm and killing animals was normal to him. This rant went on for a long time before he finally asked what I wanted. I told him I wanted a small farm animal, a piglet, with text underneath. After asking me how to spell "Earthlings" 3 or 4 times, he wrote the phrase out under a drawing of a pig, and I said that's what I wanted. However, then he said, "If you are going to do this, you should go all out." I let him know that's really all I wanted, something small, and it has to be easily concealed due to the nature of my work. Every time I said anything, he looked at me as though I had asked for an obscenity to be tattooed across my face or something. He said he had an idea and grabbed a pad of paper, which made me feel better because I thought maybe he was going to be helpful. He then scribbled something I couldn't decipher, and said I should get a pig with broccoli around it, with a banner underneath, in addition to the text. I said I didn't really want broccoli tattooed on me to which he smirked, "You won't get broccoli tattooed on you...but you'll get a pig?!" Finally, I had had enough and walked out, telling him I did not like his condescending attitude and that I would be going elsewhere. He did say, "Wait," but honestly, I was done.
I should note that I have never walked out of any business before. My friends and family were shocked when I told them because it takes A LOT to bother me. Chad's attitude and rudeness completely turned me off of this place though. All I wanted was a tattoo, not to have someone judge me.
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