Review: Last Rebel Tattoo
Posted in the Lexington Forum
#1 Jun 1, 2011
This is about Don at Last Rebel Tattoo IV in West Columbia, SC
I was looking for a high quality artist that had the time, interest and talent to take my concepts seriously and then actually delivery the goods from artistry and sanitation to concern with after-care and end results.
Upon arrival we found the place very clean, bright and comfortably laid out. We were warmly welcomed and attended to despite everyone still being busy with previous work. Don took time to come out, show us his portfolio and other photos he had on his phone of more recent work. We were both impressed enough to hang out. Our wives were with us and we all found we enjoyed the decor, company and didn't mind waiting (despite the heavy metal music).
Don came out again to look over our design concepts, recommend some aesthetic changes on two designs and a complete re-direction on a third (for my friend) to give it more detail (to include going out to photograph my buddy's motorcycle since it would be an integral part of the tattoo). He then asked my friend to hold off on that tat till he could work the design up and concentrated on the two we each wanted that night.
5+ hours later (Don stayed open till 1AM top finish us both) we left having had a wonderfully executed session (x2), great looking and intricate tribal forearms and a knowledge that we BOTH would be back and recommending Don to our friends. His work was as promised. He paid great attention to detail and was skilled at his craft. The artistry is as good as I've seen anywhere and his talent at portraiture and realistic detail were on par with the best, though neither of us needed that sort of work that evening. Yet he gave us as much attention to our smaller less intrinsic art work with the same devotion as I'm assuming he'd have given a reproduction of a DaVinci painting. It showed and we were appreciative.
We are older and mature patrons who are NOT given to being beguiled by a nice parlor or a sales pitch, of which he has both. The difference is that Don fully delivered what he had promised and more. His prices are more than fair. His work is excellent. His pride in that work if highly evident. While new to us, his work is on par with some of the best I've seen (and one piece I wear). This place, at least with Don as your artist, is definitely worth giving your business. In fact the ONLY hesitation I have in writing this review is that it might lead to it being more difficult for us to get in to see him next time!
In a time of rough economics and tight money you can rest assured your hard earned money will not be wasted with this young man.
Tell him "Cage" recommended you visit.
#3 Jan 6, 2012
Bill Webb use to have a place called The Last Rebel tattoo but was shut down by DHEX. He works illegally out of his home in nasty unsanitary conditions. If he offers to tattoo you, you should report him to authorities!!! He DOES NOT OWN A TATTOO SHOP AND THIS ADVERTISEMENT IS FALSE!!
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