Review: K Town Tattoo & Body Piercing

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Dissastified

Mcminnville, OR

#1 Apr 19, 2011
My tattoo done at K Town Tattoos looks like something an 8-year-old did! Everyone there was pleasant, and the tattoo looked nice when I walked out, but now is faded, the ink has bled, smearing the lines, and most of the lettering has faded completely, leaving partial letters. I've tried contacting them, and they ignore me. Definitely a tourist trap to be avoided!
Happy Camper

Kailua Kona, HI

#2 May 8, 2011
This is my second tatto with K Town and I love them. Looked great when I left and are still great. I just followed the directions for after care and everything is perfect. I live here so I am sure I will have another.
Mahalo to everyone at K Town!
Alyssa D

Kailua Kona, HI

#3 May 10, 2011
I got a tattoo at K Town Tattoo and love it. I got a portrait of my cat and it lookes just like her. It has been three months and it looks great. I have received several compliments. I am a CNA and was impressed with their cleanliness and professionalism. I am very satisfied will be returning to their establishment. I think your review is incorrect and very misleading.
[QUOTE who=["Dissastified"] My tattoo done at K Town Tattoos looks like something an 8-year-old did! Everyone there was pleasant, and the tattoo looked nice when I walked out, but now is faded, the ink has bled, smearing the lines, and most of the lettering has faded completely, leaving partial letters. I've tried contacting them, and they ignore me. Definitely a tourist trap to be avoided![/QUOTE]
Alyssa D

Kailua Kona, HI

#4 May 10, 2011
Aloha,
I got an amazing tattoo at K Town Tattoo. I am a certified nurses assistant and am very impressed with their cleanliness. I got a portrait of my long term feline companion Priscilla after she passed. I brought in a picture and they drew me up a beautiful stencil with elegant lettering and a fillagree border. Its been a few months and the tattoo healed great and does not need a touch up. I have received several compliments.
I now live in Hawaii but have travelled alot. I have several tattoos from different artist worldwide and have had varied expieriences.
My artist was Erica and she had a very light hand and could answer all of my questions regarding procedure, aftercare, and gave me a tour of their sterilization area and went over their methods. The counter girl gave me a thorough sheet of aftercare instructions and a free starter pack of ointment. I have visited most of the shops on Big Island and they were by far the most professional and friendly.
I am a very happy customer and am already planning my next Tattoo with K Town Tattoo.
traveler

Kailua Kona, HI

#5 May 11, 2011
Dissastified wrote:
My tattoo done at K Town Tattoos looks like something an 8-year-old did! Everyone there was pleasant, and the tattoo looked nice when I walked out, but now is faded, the ink has bled, smearing the lines, and most of the lettering has faded completely, leaving partial letters. I've tried contacting them, and they ignore me. Definitely a tourist trap to be avoided!
K Town Tattoos is the NUMBER ONE SHOP ON ALL the islands. I have had several tattoos done and I send so many people to them. The art work is incredible. And no one has had any problems with their tattoos. It is called following the instructions given. I think you are just an unhappy person who loves to complain and hates life.
We all love K Town Tattoos!!!!!!!!!!
Dissastified

Mcminnville, OR

#6 May 18, 2011
Happy Camper wrote:
This is my second tatto with K Town and I love them. Looked great when I left and are still great. I just followed the directions for after care and everything is perfect. I live here so I am sure I will have another.
Mahalo to everyone at K Town!
I followed the after care instructions perfectly. Still, my tattoo is an embarrassment. Erika refuses to respond to my inquiries. She did not do my tattoo (which is obviously the problem), she had an associate do it. Erika is a talented tattoo artist, but she's also a business owner, and needs to stand behind the work done in her business. She has refused to do so. That's just bad business.
Dissastified

Mcminnville, OR

#7 May 18, 2011
traveler wrote:
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K Town Tattoos is the NUMBER ONE SHOP ON ALL the islands. I have had several tattoos done and I send so many people to them. The art work is incredible. And no one has had any problems with their tattoos. It is called following the instructions given. I think you are just an unhappy person who loves to complain and hates life.
We all love K Town Tattoos!!!!!!!!!!
It is amazing that people can form opinions about someone's personality without ever having met them! I carefully followed instructions. It is true I was angry when I wrote my post. I've tried repeatedly to contact Erika, and she refuses to respond. I've seen Erika's work and was very excited to have a tattoo done by her. Unfortunately, when I arrived for my appointment, I was told Erika was not available, and an associate who was 'just as good' would be doing my tattoo. The resulting tattoo is an embarrassment. Erika is a talented tattoo artist. She's also a business owner. As a business owner she needs to stand behind the work done in her business. She has refused to do so. I later learned that K Town Tattoo has a Better Business Bureau rating of 'F' because they refuse to respond to complaints.
Dissastified

Mcminnville, OR

#8 May 18, 2011
Alyssa D wrote:
I got a tattoo at K Town Tattoo and love it. I got a portrait of my cat and it lookes just like her. It has been three months and it looks great. I have received several compliments. I am a CNA and was impressed with their cleanliness and professionalism. I am very satisfied will be returning to their establishment. I think your review is incorrect and very misleading.
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It would be wonderful if I could post a photo of my tattoo with my review! I have seen many of Erika's tattoos and they are absolutely lovely. She is obviously a very talented tattoo artist! Her shop is also lovely, and very clean. I made an appointment with Erika, and was very excited! When I arrived for my appointment, I was told that Erika was unavailable, but an associate would do my tattoo, and she was 'just as good'. She wasn't just as good, and my tattoo now looks very poorly done. Erika is the business owner. She is responsible for the work done in her shop, whether she did the work or not. I've tried to contact Erika repeatedly, and she refuses to respond. Don't you think, as a business owner, Erika should offer to fix the tattoo?
Dissatisfied

Mcminnville, OR

#9 May 19, 2011
traveler wrote:
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K Town Tattoos is the NUMBER ONE SHOP ON ALL the islands. I have had several tattoos done and I send so many people to them. The art work is incredible. And no one has had any problems with their tattoos. It is called following the instructions given. I think you are just an unhappy person who loves to complain and hates life.
We all love K Town Tattoos!!!!!!!!!!
Go quickly to K Town Tattoo Hawaii Facebook page! I have posted photos of my tattoo. It is a public page, you don't need to have a Facebook Id. I say quickly, because I don't expect they will be left there long! You won't have any trouble finding mine - they don't look anything like the beautiful tattoos Erika has done! But, these are my K Town Tattoos, done by a tattoo artist I was told was 'just as good' as Erika, when Erika didn't show up for my appointment.
Alyssa D

Kailua Kona, HI

#11 May 20, 2011
Erika is not the owner. She is lead artist and my favorite artist. She should sue you for slander. Ill be sure to inform her of your post.
Dissastified wrote:
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I followed the after care instructions perfectly. Still, my tattoo is an embarrassment. Erika refuses to respond to my inquiries. She did not do my tattoo (which is obviously the problem), she had an associate do it. Erika is a talented tattoo artist, but she's also a business owner, and needs to stand behind the work done in her business. She has refused to do so. That's just bad business.
Dissastified

Mcminnville, OR

#12 May 21, 2011
Dissastified wrote:
My tattoo done at K Town Tattoos looks like something an 8-year-old did! Everyone there was pleasant, and the tattoo looked nice when I walked out, but now is faded, the ink has bled, smearing the lines, and most of the lettering has faded completely, leaving partial letters. I've tried contacting them, and they ignore me. Definitely a tourist trap to be avoided!
I finally heard from K Town. The 'artist' that did my tattoos is no longer there, and on our next visit our tattoos will be repaired by Erika. We're very excited to finally have our tattoos done by Erika. Her work is absolutely lovely!
Dissastified

Mcminnville, OR

#13 May 21, 2011
Alyssa D wrote:
Erika is not the owner. She is lead artist and my favorite artist. She should sue you for slander. Ill be sure to inform her of your post.
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You obviously have not read my posts! I have never said a negative word about Erika's tattoos. As a matter of fact, I have repeatedly said Erika's tattoos are lovely, and she is a very talented artist! My unhappiness stemmed from my repeated attempt to contact her, because at the time she was listed as 'co owner' on K Town's website. The website was recently changed, and she is no longer listed as an owner.
I have also said repeatedly that the shop is clean, and very nice, and everyone there was pleasant.
I have an embarrassing tattoo done at K Town tattoos. There are absolutely no grounds for suit in anything I have said!
The good news is that I have finally heard from K Town. The 'artist' that did my tattoo is no longer working there, and I will soon have my tattoo repaired by a Erika, a true artist!
Dissastified

Mcminnville, OR

#14 May 23, 2011
I recently received contact from someone at K Town Tattoo, and thought we had things worked out. However, they've now said they have no responsibility to fix a tattoo done in their shop. I posted photos of my tattoo on K Town Tattoo Facebook page, but they were quickly removed.
My tattoo is NOT up to K Town Tattoo standards. A lot of Beautiful work has come out of that shop!
However, you're taking your chances that you will get one of the 'good' artists when you make an appointment there!
K Town Tattoo Owner

Kailua Kona, HI

#16 Jun 26, 2011
Dissastified wrote:
I recently received contact from someone at K Town Tattoo, and thought we had things worked out. However, they've now said they have no responsibility to fix a tattoo done in their shop. I posted photos of my tattoo on K Town Tattoo Facebook page, but they were quickly removed.
My tattoo is NOT up to K Town Tattoo standards. A lot of Beautiful work has come out of that shop!
However, you're taking your chances that you will get one of the 'good' artists when you make an appointment there!
WE spoke with your husband several times on the phone. He will inform us as to when you return to the island. We have worked out something with him for both of you. Erika will be fixing your tattoos for you. We believe in good business and we will make sure this time you leave our shop completely happy. Erika is almost 5 months pregnant and from what I understand from your husband is you will be coming back sometime the early part of next year.
K Town Tattoo Owner

Kailua Kona, HI

#17 Jun 26, 2011
Dissastified wrote:
I recently received contact from someone at K Town Tattoo, and thought we had things worked out. However, they've now said they have no responsibility to fix a tattoo done in their shop. I posted photos of my tattoo on K Town Tattoo Facebook page, but they were quickly removed.
My tattoo is NOT up to K Town Tattoo standards. A lot of Beautiful work has come out of that shop!
However, you're taking your chances that you will get one of the 'good' artists when you make an appointment there!
If you call the tattoo shop and ask for my number I will be happy to call you. I want you to be happy and feel satisfied with working something out with us. I do not want to post my private cell phone number here because we have had another tattoo shop write false reviews on us. Mahalo Trish
Michael

Kailua Kona, HI

#18 Jun 26, 2011
I love Erika and her shop. Erika is the most talented artist I have ever seen on the islands. She can produce any style of art. Her establishment is very professional and clean. I send all of my family and friends to her. Every piece she has done has been amazing.
Suzy

Kailua Kona, HI

#19 Jul 2, 2011
Best Tattoo Shop on the Islands. I love K Town Tattoos. My girlfriends and I all got tattoos there on our vacation. Every one is so beautiful and vibrant. It is the classiest and cleaniest shop we have ever seenl Erika is a very professional and talented artist. I will recommend this shop to everyone.
Judy

Kailua Kona, HI

#20 Jul 11, 2011
Best Tattoo Shop! I have several tattoos and K Town is an exceptional tattoo shop. Erika is so talented and she is a perfectionist. The place is clean, professional, and not over priced. I love the work Erika did for me and will recommend this shop to everyone.
Raymond

Kailua Kona, HI

#21 Jul 11, 2011
Excellent Tribal Work. Erika did a tribal sleeve on me and it is the best in tribal art. This is the only place to go to for great work. Clean and sanitary.
Lars

Menomonee Falls, WI

#22 Aug 3, 2011
Great Tattoo Shop. We all wanted original designs. Erika, Kilauea, and Chelsea worked on all of us. All of our tattoos are better than we could have ever dreamed of. The management is very professional, the after care is explained in detail,they give you a tour of the shop,and go over the sanitation. This is the only shop to visit and have work done.

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