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Located in the historic district of Haight-Ashbury, Cold Steel America boasts of having 18 years of experience in the art industry. They offer body piercing, tattooing services, and jewelry selling. Their piercers are licensed by the Association of Professional Piercers and their tattooists are versatile and knowledgeable. Their studios are super clean and well maintained and staff who are friendly and approachable. Their services can be accessed seven days a week and are open from 12 PM to 8 PM. Cold Steel America also offers custom-made jewelry from different materials other than steel. Customers do not necessarily need appointments to have consultations and can walk in whenever as long as the studio is open.
people here are really nice, i had my lobes reopened by becky (i thought they were closed) and my friend had her septum pierced by her. it's very clean and even though the jewelry is pricey, it's good quality and there's a big selection. will definitely come here again for my next piercing
Lovely staff with lots of valuable information. They seem very informed when picking out jewelry or when I got my septum pierced. Also friendly. There are lots of options for jewelry and prices. It's even good with a touchy budget
Tex is the owner of Authentic Tattoo and has over 20 years of experience in tattoo artistry. She also happens to be a painter which makes it easy for her to customize tattoos for her clientele. She has perfected her art by custom drawing every tattoo for every customer unless a customer requests otherwise. All a customer needs is an idea of what he/she wants and Tex will happily give guidance through putting together a piece. She has been featured as a guest artist in several studios in Europe, New Zealand and she even does an annual visit to Portland. This only shows how talented and experienced Tex is to work with.
Tex is talented, a good listener (re: your tattoo wants) and an amazing person to spend 2 hours in a chair with
This tattoo parlor is based in downtown Burlingame. The studio is very spacious and clean, an indication that the tattooing is performed under hygienic conditions. The studio is portioned into four sections with a private room. They even have a license from San Mateo County Health Department and use a single needle on a single user to ensure health safety. Apart from tattooing, the studio has interests in low-brow art, graffiti, music, design and Kawaii culture. The studio’s operational hours are Tuesday to Saturday from 12 PM to 8 PM and Sundays 12 -6 PM.
Love, love, love this place!!! Sarah is the bomb! Very light handed and extremely artistic! Great people and a great place!!!
Very clean & professional establishment. Great for all ages & walks of life people. Recommend getting there with plenty of time to look for parking. Great vibe when you get there.
Mom’s Body Shop has been in operation for 19 years. The shop is located in the heart of the Height-Ashbury district of San Francisco. Its stuff is made of five tattoo artists, three body piercing artists, and other rotational artists. They carry out their services under clean and sterile conditions and are licensed by the Health Department. They are experienced in all sorts of tattoos ranging from simple tattoos to Japanese, tribal, Celtic and traditional. When it comes to piercings the experts at the studio do a clean and perfect job, to the customer’s satisfaction. Customers do not need to book appointments, walk-in consultations and services are allowed. Mom’s Body Shop is open seven days a week from 12 PM.
Staff were nice and made me feel comfortable when I was scared to get my nose pierced they also picked out reasonably cheap but cute piercings so I don't blow all my money mom's is awesome! I also got my first tattoo here
This place been around for years and every time I get my piercing here I have no problems at all that stud lady in the front is rude ????but hell I don't care how rude she is she's not doing my piercing I haven't gotten any tattoos from them so I wouldn't know about that but if you want a good piercing go there I got a dermal piercing Third eye piercing and it's very cute if you have one bad experience done come on here lying because your mad and try to give someone business a bad name this place been around for over 20 years they must be doing something right.
This particular shop in San Francisco has won numerous awards over the years including Best Tattoo Shop in San Francisco for five years in a row. Svetlyo who is one of the three artists in the shop has won the best artist award in several competitions. All the artists employed in the shop have to be trained by him. The team works on a personal level with the clients to assess whether the chosen tattoo goes well with the client’s anatomy. The three resident artists are licensed and certified by the San Francisco Health Department and have been tested for Hepatitis and HIV. They focus on ensuring the health of both the artist and client is protected and zero cross-contamination rates.
Renette is amazing at what she does! My boyfriend and I wanted matching tattoos and found this place while visiting SF. She suggested we do it a different way and I ended up liking it better. We didn't have appointments and she squeezed us in right away. The artist's are truly talented at Dream Masters and I would highly recommend them. Thanks Renette for creating a wonderful experience for me!
I visited Dream Masters when I had a general idea of a tattoo I wanted, but couldn't really find a good example online. I sat down with Dave and sent him pictures of similar ideas. I was really nervous leading up to my appointment because we hadn't quite finalized a design because I was pretty indecisive of what I wanted. But when I arrive Dave showed me my sketch and I fell in love instantly. Its like he could read my mind and created the PERFECT design. Dave's detail and artistic ability is without question, and everyone at the shop was so friendly and helpful when I was deciding whether or not I wanted color. They created a design that had the flexibility to add color later on, but looks absolutely stunning as a stand alone piece as well. Thank you so much Dave and the Dream Masters team for my custom piece and for creating such an amazing experience for me. I'll definitely be back for my next piece! I recommend the team at Dream Masters 100%!!
Micah Riot Tattoos was started in 2015 by Micah who has been tattooing since 2008 and has been employed in two of the best tattoo shops in San Francisco. She ventures into experimental tattoos and her vast competence in tattooing has seen her grow drastically in the art. Micah Riot is usually booked out even for three months. She follows a strict policy before accepting a client which includes answering some of her questions online. She charges $50 for consultation and $225 per hour for a professional custom tattoo. A deposit fee is also required for booking her services.
Most talented skin artist! You will be so lucky to receive some beautiful tattoo work and care by Micah. Be open to what she creates from your idea, and be patient. She wants to do the best she can for you, and you will love it on the end. Don't try to steer the process--be a part of it. The best way to contact Micah is to submit your request through her website and let the magic unfold.
I'm the owner of a little more than 20 tattoos which I've received from six different tattoo artists. My experiences with Micah have been, by far, my favorite and most fulfilling. During every consultation I've had with Micah, I've immediately felt that I was being cared about along with my tattoo idea. The corresponding tattoos have been exactly what I've wanted in every case. Micah cares enough to be honest with you. If you have the willingness to consult with someone who truly cares about their art, you'll end up with a spectacular tattoo and a great memory to boot.