Tattoo shop
tattttt grrrrl

Foristell, MO

#22 Jan 25, 2012
Mo. Lic. pro I recognize your loose term of "scratcher", believe I heard that somewhere before, Michelle. I recognize the need for competition to downplay and belittle for the reasons of monetary gain. So your opinion is fine. I'll go to him. Every tat I've seen looks awesome, and not typical "Ed Hardy" crap. Looks great, I hope the shop does well. Why don't we all go check him out before talkin shit on topix.
Jason the Artist

Foristell, MO

#23 Jan 25, 2012
Hello, I am Jason. Normally I do not entertain the notion of defending myself online, but a friend informed me of misinformation, questions, etc. I will not trash talk anyone on here, and this will probably be my only post on here. Any questions or other inquiries about my professional behavior and/or work can be directed to me in person. I am frequently around town and finding me is not hard:)
First of all, the parlor to open shall be hygenic, coded, and legal within and exceeding the perameters of state law.
Second, I do not claim to be the "best" tattooist. I, like all other artists, have my fortes in which I exceed, and areas in which I am not the best at. My ego allows me to recognize my weaknesses and to work around them so that the best possible work can be accomplished. One such weakness of mine is tribal. For fear of scarring and causing uneeded pain and discomfort, I feel that a second coating after the skin has had time to heal is preferrable, in my opinion, than application designated to a single session. In other words, there are other tattooists who are better at tribal designs and first run application than I am. If one wants large tribal/thick black lines, then other tattooists would probably be your better choice. Rob in Springfield does AMAZING work as does Michelle, a Salem native. Both are professional, clean, and friendly.
I do not use stencils either. I am not opposed to them, I just don't use them. So any reservations about such should probably be directed elsewhere. There are good tattooists that will gladly accomodate any stenciling needs. Sandman in Rolla is a great artist, as is Cassie Callaway. These artists deserve your patronage and will do you justice.
My forte is highly detailed work. Portraits, realism, and original designs. Yes, most of which require more than one session and the parlor prices will reflect that cost. i.e. a $120 tattoo can be divided into two $60 sessions. I do not rush through my work, nor am I slow. I am an artist that takes his time and cares about people in general.
Third, there will be no pornography sold from the parlor. HAHAHA!!! Sorry! We plan on having art classes though, but that is further down the line.
Lastly, I do not not perceive any static from churches, religious organizations, etc. Though they may not patron the parlor, I still have respect for their thoughts and opinions. They have a right to their happiness, and we have a right to ours. Tattoo parlors are not bad entities, they are ART entities and centers of self expression.
So, thank everyone for their support and excitement/reservations about a parlor in Salem. I assure you it is quite a ways from even beginning to open its doors. If anyone has any questions regarding it and/or my work and wants info "straight from the horse's mouth", please stop me and ask me in person. I assure you I will extend the same kindness that is extended towards me.
---Jason
Anonymous

United States

#24 Jan 25, 2012
Jason is an awesome artist, everyone I know of who has had tats done by him are very pleased with his work. Don't listen to gossip, check out him and his work directly, we are lucky to have him here. Welcome to Salem Jason, not all of us are haters and those who know are glad you're here !:)

Since: Dec 11

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#25 Jan 25, 2012
what?
hello
#26 Jan 27, 2012
Want a nice real tatt. Go up to the lake of ozarks they got sum kick azz tatt shops hit the strip.
Eric

Salem, MO

#27 Jan 28, 2012
Jason, where is your shop going to be. And when do you plan on opening.
information

Sedalia, MO

#28 Jan 28, 2012
Eric wrote:
Jason, where is your shop going to be. And when do you plan on opening.
Yes, where's it going to be located?
bikerchic

Jefferson City, MO

#29 Jan 30, 2012
Jason does a great job I have several tats an so does a lot people here in Salem .
Tat by Jason

Sweet Springs, MO

#30 Jan 31, 2012
I personally have a tatto by Jason and have seen many others. I love mine, it looks great as do the others. He is very professional, clean and talented. Anyone can just do an outline from a trace but to be able to freehand a design and tat like he did on mine and my friends is amazing. He will be doing all of mine from here on out. Can't wait til he opens in Salem. Too bad some people are just scared he will take the local busines from them that they have to post bad things about him on here!
Tat Girl

Sweet Springs, MO

#31 Jan 31, 2012
I am really excited that there is a shop opening in Salem. I think once people see his work and how he conducts business he will do very well. My husband and I both have tats from Jason. I also know others that do as well. I was extremely impressed with his work. I wish I could post a pic on here. I would rather an artist take more time with my tat than less. I believe it shows they care about how it is done, not how long it takes. Anyone who has ever had a large or a lot of solid color tatto knows that YES a lot of times it does need to be touched up or done in more than one session. If it's just one and done on something like that, your probably not going to be happy with it in the long run. My hubby and I plan on having him do more tatts on us. When he gets open I hope people go check him out. His work will speak for itself around here.
mikeT

Salem, MO

#32 Jan 31, 2012
Mo Licensed Pro tattooist wrote:
THis Jason charector, from what Ive seen of his work is how shall I say"horrific" and whoever goes to him, GOOD LUCK!! Ive been tattooing for 13 years, YES PROFESSIONALLY LICENSED, at Ft. Leonard wood, for the best shop down there. The thought of this person opening a shop just to "figure out" how to tattoo makes me sick. He will be using his clients as quinea pigs.... AND for the record, I am opening a shop, and am currently looking for a place in town to get it going.... SO in the end if he opens a shop, Im fairly confident it won't last. I have a couple of the best in the business from Las Vegas etc, who are backing me and going to be doing guest spots there!! So good luck scratcher Jason, JEEZ, the things Salem ppl will let this clown do to their skin permanently, gives me shivers..
IS THIS MICHELLE L HAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAH
salem girl

Chicago, IL

#33 Feb 7, 2012
I have personaly got a tat from jason he is a nice guy but i would not waste ur money. Srry jason nuthin personal i just think u need alot more practic. I have seen alot of work done by jason and have had work done he nvr finishes anything he starts and my tat is so bad it looks like a childs drawing and i am spending alot of money getting the crap removed. I would spend the extra money in gas to go to st. Roberts there are tonz of great professional shopes there. Rolla sucks to just for ur info.
Jasons girl

Foristell, MO

#34 Feb 8, 2012
Thanks to everyone in Salem for the great compliments. You guys are awesome, and we both appreciate the things you've said as well as your friendships along the way. We could not do this without you! The shop is going to be awesome and it's your shop just as much as it is ours. Those that know Jason know what an excellent person he is. When you go to him you get a friend and an artist that cares. You don't get an elitist or someone that is into a bad lifestyle. I've had tattoos that are good, but I often felt uncomfortable in the atmosphere because of egos or shady characters, so someone that treats you good is a plus if you ask me.
Lastly, Salem girl, I am sorry to hear that you are unhappy with your work, and if you know Jason then why not just tell him how you feel and he'd make it right by you? I've never heard anyone leave unhappy. Also, cover-ups are his expertise. I've seen his magic when it comes to pieces that were not a representation of the person wearing them, so fixing yours if your unhappy would be easy for him and if you talked to him he'd probably do it for free. He can't finish a tattoo if the client does not return, or contact him to make an appt. And he can't fix it if there's never been a mention of it.
Once again, thanks to everyone standing by him (us). And thanks for being part of our dream.:)
a licensed pro

Jefferson City, MO

#35 Mar 18, 2012
if cover ups were this guys expertise- why am i the one having to fix and finish all of his bad tattoos, and unfinished tattoos- so thanks for giving me that business-but so sorry for the people that had to go thru that. do your research, go to a tattoo artist that is indeed experienced. first of all, unless its a huge piece that takes more than one setting- or its too much for the person to handle in one sitting- NO tattoo leaves my shop UNFINISHED. Salem girl, if you are unhappy with his work the first time- I would not recommend going back. if its that bad you have to have it removed- i am so sorry for you and that experience and waste of money. if its something that can possibly be worked with- there are many amazing tattoo artists out there, like myself- who are great at fixing and making the tatt look right and beautiful as it should have the first time.
me

Chicago, IL

#36 Mar 20, 2012
An actual shop is going in, in an actual business space soon! Across from main street cafe!
Anonymous

United States

#37 Mar 22, 2012
Don't listen to "licensed pro", take a look at Jason's work and decide for yourself. If you don't like it dont get one, but chances are you will because plenty of people out there love Jason's work. Haters gonna hate son.
Pissed.

Chicago, IL

#38 Mar 22, 2012
Yes SOME of his work is good. When it is done right. My mom got a tattoo by him, three different colors. One of the colors has bumped up and is hard as a rock and her skin just peels off and it hurts her all the time. She has done everything right in taking care of it. And then another family member got a tattoo and is now so infected (6 months after her tattoo was done) she had to go to the doctor because it looks like her skin is being ate away at. Its red and is all kinds of infected and you cant even tell what it is and before people say that it was her fault she also took care of it like HE told her too. Not to mention my tattoo is bumped up like a scar and it isnt even black ive had it touched up by him once already and it still needs done again. Yes some of his tattoos are awesome and he can free hand like no other but sorry there are more negatives then positive. I will not being going back and no one else that I know who hes done one for will either.
funny

Columbia, MO

#39 Mar 23, 2012
I've seen a lot of super shitty tattoos that michelle has done too. The idea of letting her tattoo me makes me sick. I wouldn't want anyone that has a drug problem or any kind of disease that is transmittable through blood using a needle on me. Be smart people.
Ben D

Salem, MO

#40 Mar 23, 2012
Salem girl wrote:
Hope this new tattoo shop in Salem does good
They will if they have the ability to tattoo S T U P I D on foreheads. Half of the people on Topix will be lined up.
A friend

Foristell, MO

#41 Apr 1, 2012
I've had several tattoos by Jason. Three required more than one session because they were in a painful place and I asked him to stop. I've never been dissatisfied with his work, or I wouldn't have gone back. Until being on here today, I've never known anyone who complained about his work. Take a look at his stuff before you get the tattoo. If the kind of work he does isn't your thing, go somewhere else. If you like his work and it's the style you like, I can't imagine you being disappointed. Jason's a great guy and a great artist. If there's something about the work you think isn't right, tell him and he will fix it. He guarantees his work and if something fades or turns out different than you asked,he touches it up or fixes it, but he can't do either of those things if you never tell him. My advice, don't take my word, or anyone else's for it. See for yourself. Look at his work on others, and decide yourself. It is permanent and your own opinion should be the only one that makes that kind of decision for you.

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