What's the best tattoo shop?
tattoo you

Louisville, KY

#86 Dec 12, 2011
Let's keep it going., Sinkhorn Anyone ?
wow

Lexington, KY

#87 Dec 12, 2011
yes sinkhorn is a animal best tattoo artist in ky
red

United States

#88 Dec 12, 2011
I would argue that...LEON IS!!!
wow

Lexington, KY

#89 Dec 12, 2011
you saying leon is better then chad sinkhorn???
wow

Lexington, KY

#90 Dec 12, 2011
here is the link to chads work ill let you be the judge.... http://www.bigtattooplanet.com/chadsinkhorn
red

United States

#91 Dec 12, 2011
I looked they are good but I still say Leon has better work. He's good with color but Leon does with details
wow

Lexington, KY

#92 Dec 12, 2011
are you serious??? leon has never been in a magazine won any sort of award or anything??? its easy to be the big fish in the little pond nicholasville has no good artist besides sara at castle but thats besides the point if his shop was in lexington they wouldnt have any buisness and thats real talk i could name 10 artist in just the lexington area that are better then him
red

Lexington, KY

#95 Dec 13, 2011
hey ill put it this way i am the "red" that gets on here and somepeople are using my name to post.... and thats ok because on here i can agree. Yes i feel that the best is in the art and the manner things are done. this to me makes Lion's Den and Leon very good at what they do. when you go in you will be treated with respect and you will get what you want not one line will be off. I don't know the other artists you are talking about. nor do i care to. when someone finds an artist that they like they will stick with them and show how loyal they are.. there is no need to trash talk anyone on here. just because you cannot get someone to agree with you. all you do is make us loyal fans more loyal and your making yourself look bad. enough said...
tattoo you

Louisville, KY

#97 Dec 15, 2011
red wrote:
hey ill put it this way i am the "red" that gets on here and somepeople are using my name to post.... and thats ok because on here i can agree. Yes i feel that the best is in the art and the manner things are done. this to me makes Lion's Den and Leon very good at what they do. when you go in you will be treated with respect and you will get what you want not one line will be off. I don't know the other artists you are talking about. nor do i care to. when someone finds an artist that they like they will stick with them and show how loyal they are.. there is no need to trash talk anyone on here. just because you cannot get someone to agree with you. all you do is make us loyal fans more loyal and your making yourself look bad. enough said...
I will add Leon is VERY clean, You can bet on that..
wow

Lexington, KY

#98 Dec 15, 2011
his shop was a pet grooming buisness before it was a tattoo shop does that sound very clean
tattoo you

Louisville, KY

#99 Dec 15, 2011
wow wrote:
his shop was a pet grooming buisness before it was a tattoo shop does that sound very clean
never saw any dogs in there getting a tat, maybe a tittytat
wow

Lexington, KY

#100 Dec 15, 2011
are you retarted? thats not even what i said there was a dog grooming buisness in there before it became a tattoo shop there is a bath tub in the bathroom at the shop that is so gross
Chad Sinkhorn

London, KY

#102 Jan 8, 2012
He is the BEST color artist I have ever seen, never seen any black and grey though. He is the man. They closed their Lexington shop so the only one is in danville. Never heard of the lions den, ill have to check them out. But for color in Nicholasville, Zig Zag. Kens work is right up there with chads, at a little over half the price too. Ken use to be at studio ink and worked with chad. Looking at their work I think he may have learned alot of his skills from Chad too.
You can't judge a shop though. Every shop has a shit artist that most people know to stay away from, and either they get rid of that artist or they loose business. Im almost half way into a black and grey sleeve with a pro in lex that actually has a home studio, but when it comes to color(there is the other arm that is going to be a full color sleeve)it will be either Ken at ZigZag or Chad at Studio Ink.
Look at portfolios, watch them tattoo, not rocket science. You can tell if someone does tattoos or if they are a "tattoo artist", there is a big difference between the 2.
Ive been to castle of color, all I got was a "yeah, Ill do that, what you looking to spend, how quick can you get in" that is a guy that does tats, not an artist.
A good artist cares far more about hearing what you want and what style you are looking for, not how quick they can get your money. If anyone is interested in a good black and grey artist, let me know, I can give you my guys link to his facebook page and his portfolio, he is a real example of an amazing artist, not someone that is in it for the money, and he has been doing tattoos for about 20 years, and is damn good. 1/4th of my sleeve is free hand work.
Zombie appocolipse

Manchester, MI

#103 Jan 9, 2012
Why does everyone have to bash one another? Every shop has its flaws, every person has.their preferred artist to do their ink. I havent lived herr long, but have been to a few shops, who cares who has more awards, or who does this or that better, whose got a.better.color, or black an grey yada.yada yada. Yes, its all great to review an artist bfore yo let them color on ya for sure. But this bashing is stupid.
Ive been to Ken Sperry, some work is good, some not so mich. He did a piece on me, it got infected badly, due to his.cross contamination habit. In ex: puts on clean goves, begins the tat, answers phone, back to tat, on comp back to tat..not changing gloves. So all those germs right into your open wound=not so good. perhaps hes changed maybe not, I dont know, look at his work on facebook,.....alot of it is terrible, some is good. Nobody is perfect.........Castle of color was.terrible when I went the dudes needle kept bending..not good, 99% of time they are closed, the girl artist there.does great work.
Leon has been doin my work lately, hes great. If you have a basic idea he can transorm it into a masterpiece. Who cares whT his shop was before....it is extremly clean, yes its still a fairly new shop needs a little tlc, but its over 100 years old what do u expect. Whats in the back is in the back, not the booths. Leon has very.fair prices, and never.has a line off. He is a master at his skill. I know he has my busness for life.
Ive never lived somewhere wherr who does better work was such a big issue. Everyone needs to quit bashing, nobody is perfect, we all have our days its life. Just research the folk you want to color you before you just go based on word of mouth. Go an look at their portfolios....not that big of a deal. Oh, sean kirkpactick does amazing black and grey work. He hard to find, as hes very nomadic but hes amazing as well.
Stop Bashing Shops

Danville, KY

#104 Jan 18, 2012
Zombie appocolipse you must be one stupid person. First of all you tell people to stop bashing everyone then you start bashing Ken, Castle of Color, but you brag on some shop. Have you looked at what you said?
loves mike at lions den

Kansas City, MO

#105 Jan 20, 2012
Ok so I had my 2 huge pieces done by Mike at lions den tattoo and they are amazing. Leon is amazing too he's done so many pieces on an old friend of mine. Lions Den in nicholsville is the best I won't go any where else.
loves mike at lions den

Kansas City, MO

#106 Jan 20, 2012
wow wrote:
are you serious??? leon has never been in a magazine won any sort of award or anything??? its easy to be the big fish in the little pond nicholasville has no good artist besides sara at castle but thats besides the point if his shop was in lexington they wouldnt have any buisness and thats real talk i could name 10 artist in just the lexington area that are better then him
Ok one that shop is obber clean I was there many nights when they close they do everything to make sure the environment is sterile. Mike has done many tattoos on me and they are amazing I won't go anywhere else Mike and Leon are the only people I will let touch my body...
Zombie appocolipse

United States

#107 Jan 20, 2012
Stop Bashing Shops wrote:
Zombie appocolipse you must be one stupid person. First of all you tell people to stop bashing everyone then you start bashing Ken, Castle of Color, but you brag on some shop. Have you looked at what you said?
Sure did, read it a few times. Truth is truth, bashing is another story, especially when its obvious who that particular person is. have you read through the other "tattoo forum posts"? Many statewhat theyve been through and where. I merely gave honest experiances of the few places ive been, castle of color.did a piece and the ink didnt stay at all,.3 trys later still didnt take, dudes needle in his gun kept bending so I left, but did see the girl there do good work while I waited or was being.worked on. Kens piece got infected due to cross contamination on his part, so have quite a few people I personally know who have had work done by him. its not bashing to say "with sterile gloves they went from tattooing to touching the phone,back to tattooing, to touching.the.com puter, back to the skin" ect all same gloves not.changed. THATS SPEAKING TRUTHFULLY. I would like to know that stuff.before going to get work done, its called research. However when I looked into castle and zig and zag I didnt see anything bad, also didnt know anyone aroind here to ask. It is what it is. Lesson learnt. The lions den, I was merely stating another fact, what does it matter what the building was before? Who cares if it has a shower in the back? why was that person up there lookin in it? Who cares who has this award or that award or been in a magazine, everyone has their personal favorite tattoo artist, and everyone has their opinion of others. I speak the truth, I dont see whats wrong with that? Tattoos are perminant, and if not done very well can cost quite a bit to fix. Im not bashing, if I was id have a post full of false negativity, ask around, do your research perhaps youll come across some folk who have had the same expieriance. As far as being stupid, im far from it. But you clearly gave away how ignorant you are. Now thats bashing.
HKF

Lexington, KY

#108 Jan 20, 2012
I love Lions Den. I hang out there all the time. Leon and Mike are very friendly. Mike just likes to joke around and have fun. I love the people there and they are clean and have amazing work. I would say go to Lions Den. They are one of the best places to get a tattoo in the Nicholasville area.
tattoo you

Louisville, KY

#109 Jan 23, 2012
100 posts, So this is the tattoo war, I have been to The Castle, Tattoo Charlies & Lion's Den and never had any problems with any of these, Why do some have to bash?

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