TAT SF Bay Area Artists -- Reccomendations?

Discussion in 'Vaginarium' started by Pen Is Mightier, Aug 28, 2008.

  1. I know there are some Bay Area people in here. I'm still working on a general design to give my artist but can anyone recommend a good shop or a specific artist that they have had personal experience with and can vouch for? Price is no issue I just want someone who will be friendly, set a good mood, make it an enjoyable process and of course, do a very good job with respect to quality and sticking to the plan.

    I had cancer when I was a kid (12-14) and doctor's said I was 50/50 for living/dying and I lived. I am getting the date I received the call saying I was 100% clean next to my largest scar from an operation (on my back) and then something like this: (just the image itself, not the white shield around it)

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    On the center of my upper back near my shoulders. (I'm 100% German, born there, and I just like the design and appreciate my heritage and the history of my parents and grand parents.
     
  2. TWG

    TWG New Member

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    tattoo city.
     
  3. DaFreak963

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    anyone at primal urge although they might be skulls and bones on 26th and cesar chavez. Yutaro Sakai did my whole right arm
     
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    You got work there? :h5:

    Have you ever met Marcus?
     
  5. So is this place called Primal Urge or Skulls & Bones? Is it two diferent places?

    And Yutaro is an artist not a shop I assume... ?
     
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    He's an artist. Some of the most impacting current American artists work there. Most notably Grime and Marcus Pacheco.

    It's a little strange because their website has the words "Primal Urge" in it but the home page says "Skull and Sword." :confused:

    www.primalurgesf.com
     
  7. monkeymunzey

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    I just saw SF area....GRIME GRIME GRIME GRIME. Would wait forever for that guy...and probably would have to.
     
  8. I'm gonna call around today/tomorrow to see if anyone has spots open in the next 2 weeks or so. I've made up my mind on what I want done so now it's just finding someone to do it.
     
  9. I am meeting with some shops this week just to see what their shop is like (cleanliness, nice people, my style, etc.) so hopefully I find one I like and can set a date. I explained my design to someone on the phone and they said they wouldn't do it because it was "racist". :ugh: Close minded people are FTL.
     
  10. I've also thought of getting this style instead of the one above, minus the Nazi symbol. [​IMG] I have contemplated maybe having the eagle flying the German flag but I think it might look tacky with the bird being all black and then the flag being colored.
     
  11. el gayvo

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    I'd probably not mention the swastika and photoshop it out before you go in :hsugh:
     
  12. ya i know lol. i already PS'd it out. :rofl:
     
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    Yeah I met most of the guys there. I also just found out one of my gfs friends might apprentice there, Dave. Hope he does it it a great shop.
     
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    Sweet. You're definitely in the presence of some artists who are even celebrities among other tattoo artists when you go there.
     
  15. Shooting for this weekend/next week if they're not too busy. I went to some places today well actually a lot of places and some were like :ugh: dirty and the people working were not excited at all. I went to a few though I liked...very very clean and the artist sketched out what I wanted based off what I brought in and everything and we chatted for a while...seemed really cool. I have like an obssession over cleanliness so that is a big factor for me. I'm freakishly OCD about cleaning.
     
  16. Should have it done and pics if I can find someone with a camera within 5 days. :naughty: I\'m so excited...can\'t wait to see it and start feelin the pain of joy.
     
  17. subwoofer

    subwoofer OT Supporter

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    Final Sin in pleasant hill is really good. heather worked on me but but Natasha over there does some awesome work as well

    http://www.finalsin.com

    look them up on yelp/myspace as well
     
  18. ihaveanevilplan

    ihaveanevilplan Everybody wake up, wake up, it's time to get down Moderator

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    i just made my appt with Nick Rodin from Black Heart Tattoo :noes:
     
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    :bowdown: I would love to get tattooed by any of the guys at Black Heart
     
  20. el gayvo

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    Heather is going to do my next tattoo at final sin :noes:
     
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    I don't have a picture of the thing finished but this is what I got

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  22. ihaveanevilplan

    ihaveanevilplan Everybody wake up, wake up, it's time to get down Moderator

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    come with me and hold my hand
    i'm nervous :hs:
     

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