I've found my tattoo artist for life!.
I'm in the process of getting my first real big tattoo done. I have 3 other small ones, but this is the "go big or go home" one. Dave has been the best artist I have ever dealt with. I came in with some pictures and a slight idea of what I wanted. Between questions and his experience he was able to draw me up an amazing piece for my shoulder. I am about 5 hours into the piece and have another 1-2 more to go. Each sitting have been great times. He is very fast and knows when you need a break or are "done". Just sitting and talking with Dave, you realize not only how much he loves what he does, but also he cares for the outcome and what is become of his profession of choice.
Dave sticks to his rules that he has posted on the windows, walls, etc and will tell you up front if what you want is a bad idea, however, anything he comes up with will be beyond your expectations. I plan on getting many more tattoos and Dave will be doing each one of them from now on. I don't see any reason to ever go to anyone else.
Proud, Conscientious, Meticulous, Responsible. These are the descriptions that come to mind with this shop. I have seen and experienced his work. I have seen him bluntly tell people what will and will not work. Some lazy moron (in need of spell check) with a fat lip is far from qualified to give an opinion of an artist. He won't even let minors in the door. I've seen it. His work is above reproach and excellent. I have before and will continue to highly recommend David to my friends and relatives.
Best Tatoo Shop in Sacramento.
As I was reading through some of the reviews I came upon a very disturbing yet almost rediculous comment made regarding Dave's tatoos and body piercing. I felt a need to rebuttle such an ignorant yet intrusive comment made regarding this guys shop and ethics.
I have known Dave as my personal tatoo artist for some ten odd years and know first hand that he does not do work on minors regardless of what this person is claiming. It is clearly posted several times in and outside his shop " no minors allowed". Let me tell you some personal insight into Dave. When Dave says something, he stands firm on not only his work but his word as well.So posting no minors means no minors. So with that said, please take your immature comments to myspace where your age group belongs trying to so call "clown." In the real world we as adults have no time for such nonscense .
So now to rate this man and his artistic talents, well lets just say if you just want a tattoo , there are lots of shops, but if you want a piece of art on your body, check out his work. You will not be disappointed at all. In fact, my next one is Friday. I would never recommend anyone else.
DAVE IS MY TAT GUY!! LOVIN HIS STUFF..... Just want all to know that Dave has done all but one of my tat's, he has done both of my daughters tat'a and my niece and a few friends I have sent his way. He put a portrait of one of my children on my chest from a snap shot and it is amazing. I plan to get more work done, I am 41 and not at all finished and Dave will be doing any body art I choose to get. I can't imagine that Dave has put any art on any one that is under legal age for the work, he won't even let my youngest daughter go inside the shop when he is working on one of her sisters. I reccomend Dave highly and have sent the people that mean more to me than air to him to get their work done. You rock Dave, see ya soon.....
HORRIBLE EXPERIANCE!!!!. I went to dave when i was 16 years old to get my lip pierced. he never asked for id and he never asked what my age. being that age and no piercings i didnt know what the rules and regulations were. anyways he pierced with no questions asked. when he pierced my lip he took about a minute to put the needle through. when he finally got the needle through he stepped out of the room and and came back about a minute later with a piece of cork and put it at the end of the needle. then he stepped out of the room once again to grab jewelry and took another two minutes trying to put the flat back labret into my lip. he sat there and struggled for so long trying to put the jewelry through my lip and then he finally just pushed with all of his strength and pushed the jewelry through. the aftercare that he gave to me was a bottle of rubbing alcohol and dish soap. he told me to soak 2 cottonballs in alcohol and put one in the inside of my lip and the outside for a half an hour 4 times a day and clean it with the dish soap every hour and to not wash it off. about 2 days later i was in excruciating pain and the flat back had cut through the inside of my lip and skin had closed around it. i called dave up and he proceeded to tell me that it was all my fault and not his what so ever. that night i went to another piercing studio that was a lot more reputable and they had to cut the inside of my lip to get the jewlery out of my lip. when they had measured the jewelry out it was a 1/4 of an inch long when usually for initial piercings they use 3/8 to accommodate swelling. the outside and inside of my lip had such bad burns form the dish soap and alcohol that it took about 8 weeks to completely heal. they went over the proper aftercare with me. gave me proper jewelry and sent me on my way a much more happier girl than before. never go to dave for piercings or tattoo!
Dave's Custom Tattoos. Dave gave me my first tattoo. I wanted one for years but was afraid of the pain and needles. My tattoo only took about 45 minutes and the pain was nearly nothing. When he was finished it seemed like someone painted a picture on me. It was beautifull! I am going back for another thats even bigger. The man is an artist, very detailed oriented. If you want the best body art, and the detail is important to you, go to Dave. You wont be dissapointed.
best art work, and fast !!. I have know Dave since I was only Nine yrs old. I remember Dave's first tattoo. It was the Zig Zag guy. That was a long time ago. Now dave has been doing tatoos going on 36+ years and is very good at what he does. What I like most about Dave is that he CARES what he does and will remind you that tattoos are beautiful and PERMANATE. Lets say he has a certain personal obligation and he feels very strongly about it. He wont do drunks and wont do names, unless it is a child or relitive. Oh, also Dave is an expert coverup artist.If you have a tattoo that you want to cover up or just make better. Dave is the go-to guy.Let me sum up by saying that once biten by Dave you will be very happy and there is a good chance you'll be back..... Paul tg
Dave is great!. Dave did my tattoo 12 years ago and people still ask me if it's new!! Go see Dave for a tattoo....i'm going back soon!
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