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Curious

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Dec 20, 2011
 
Has anyone gotten a tattoo here? I'm new to the area and looking for a tattoo parlor with alot of talent. I looked at Dragon's Den online but they really don't know how to shade or they posted bad pictures one. Given Talent doesn't have a page online.

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Dec 21, 2011
 

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Given talent is crap. Go to hickory and go to Devotion. They will charge you more, but you're paying for quality. My wife and I get all of our ink there. Eric did a great chest piece for my wife. It was around $300 but it looks amazing.

I dunno if Eric is still there or not but if he is, ask for him. I'll see if I can find a pic of my wife's chest piece.

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Dec 21, 2011
 
Marsha

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Dec 21, 2011
 
CDCeltown wrote:
http://i83.photobucket.com/alb ums/j284/stabberhighlife/chest .jpg
There ya go.
What is that? It looks kind of like a dream catcher. Native American Indian? Does it have a specific meaning? I ask, because most people's tatoos are something personal. Love the purple, too.
Curious

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Dec 21, 2011
 
That's nice. I'll check them out
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Dec 21, 2011
 
I have gotten several tattoos from a given talent from jeremy and they all turned out great, but my friend who went at the same time and got one from him looks like a jailhouse tattoo! I agree with CDC, devotions is great and also westside in conover is great too! CDC your wifes tattoo looks great.
Will

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Dec 21, 2011
 

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If you want the best around this area check out Artistic Pursuit in Hickory, Marion Miller is the best artist in this area in my opinion he does some amazing work and his portfolio shows how amazing it is!

http://www.myspace.com/injectedart/photos/542...
Will

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Dec 21, 2011
 

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Also seen you had checked out Dragon's Den...go up there and check out Chris Hollifield's work I think you'll change your mineafter looking through his porfollio I can't vouch for the others but he pretty damn good cause I don't let just anyone work on me and he always does me good on the price too. I checked thier site it's not been updated in awhile looks like Chris has done some amazing work though and has even gotten awards to prove it! Good luck and hope you get a awesome tat.
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CDCeltown wrote:
Given talent is crap. Go to hickory and go to Devotion. They will charge you more, but you're paying for quality. My wife and I get all of our ink there. Eric did a great chest piece for my wife. It was around $300 but it looks amazing.
I dunno if Eric is still there or not but if he is, ask for him. I'll see if I can find a pic of my wife's chest piece.
I've seen a lot of given talent's work that looks a whole hell of a lot better than your "wifes chest piece" It looks like a jailhouse tattoo at best. Besides who are you to call anyones at crap given the hideous sounds you make and call art? Wait till her tat starts sagging like the rest of her out of shape body already has it will then look like a tangled spider web.
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Dec 21, 2011
 

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Will I checked out that link bud and I've got to say his work is amazing. I love the movement in that flag. I'm going to check them out after the new year and get a quote.
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Dec 21, 2011
 
Will wrote:
If you want the best around this area check out Artistic Pursuit in Hickory, Marion Miller is the best artist in this area in my opinion he does some amazing work and his portfolio shows how amazing it is!
http://www.myspace.com/injectedart/photos/542...
what about Josh?

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I've seen numerous tattoos from given talent. They all look like ass. Sorry dude. Didn't mean to hurt your feelings. Do you need some cream for your butt?
Will

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Dec 22, 2011
 
sayhuh wrote:
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what about Josh?
I've never had a piece done by Josh but I've seen him working on people and he does amazing work too. I really have never seen or heard about a bad tatt at Artistic Pursuit so I don't think you can go wrong up there...but Marion is my guy especially on my color pieces..black and gray I usually hit up Chris at Dragons Den he does some good black and gray people are always complimenting all my art work they're the only 2 people I've ever let work on me it's hard to find someone that won't f you up and give you a jailhouse tatt or maybe something worse I heard and seen some horror stories.
Will

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Dec 22, 2011
 
Curious wrote:
Will I checked out that link bud and I've got to say his work is amazing. I love the movement in that flag. I'm going to check them out after the new year and get a quote.
They're a little pricey but well worth it, all them guys up there have pretty impressive portfollio's I've spent hours going through some of them it's amazing what they can do with a needle and a little ink...very talented artist I have about 70% of my body tattoed almost all of it was done by Marion.
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I've gotten tatts at given talent from Jeremy, He does a great job and maybe more importantly, sterilizes the proper way and uses new needles,, this is very important and when I was looking for a place to do mine, some places that were supposed to be reputable,, wasn't doing that,,, watch out if you do not want HEPETITIS OR AIDES>>>>> just sayin,,, you better do your research and homework before you go anywhere,, I'm a nurse,,, I've seen what can happen...... stay cool
Will

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Dec 22, 2011
 
If anyone ever goes to a tattoo shop and there's a big bald headed guy named Adam doing tatts DO NOT let this guy work on you...a good friend of mine went to a tattoo shop that he had never been to... the shop had a good reputation which don't mean jack you've got to know what to look for in an artist sometimes a shop will hire someone because they can do good drawings and have a few good pictures of thier work but some really have no business in a tattoo shop which is the case here the owner thought this guy had some pretty impressive work and he was a talented artist which is to say he knew how to draw and thats about as far as it went however my friend was sorta clueless about what to look for in a tattoo artist he didn't know this was Adams first tattoo at this shop and he had just got licensed to do tattoos if he had looked up on the wall he would have seen the date on the certificate was the day before... so he let this guy Adam tattoo him and he absolutly destroyed his arm it took him 4hrs. to do what should have been a couple of hrs. I'm telling you this guy went way too deep and this dudes arm swelled way up and got so infected he had to go to the Dr. and get antibiotics now it's scarred all to hell and even though the shop owner has redone it like 3 times it still looks bad...needless to say they got rid of this guy but I've heard he's still doing ink so watch out for him at these shops here's a few other things I usually check before getting someone to tattoo me look at thier certification see how long they have been tattooing they should always have it visible to the customer also make sure they open a "new" needle in front of you. Look at thier previous work a good artist thats been in the business for awhile should have a pretty good portfollio.
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been there done that wrote:
I've gotten tatts at given talent from Jeremy, He does a great job and maybe more importantly, sterilizes the proper way and uses new needles,, this is very important and when I was looking for a place to do mine, some places that were supposed to be reputable,, wasn't doing that,,, watch out if you do not want HEPETITIS OR AIDES>>>>> just sayin,,, you better do your research and homework before you go anywhere,, I'm a nurse,,, I've seen what can happen...... stay cool
A REAL NURSE WOULD BE ABLE TO SPELL "HEPATITIS" AND "AIDS".
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Dec 22, 2011
 
Just drive down to Hickory and let Marion Miller do your work, he is the BEST around here. Chris at Dargon's Den is good too but stay away from Teagan Clark. He learned from the hack job, butcher, POS Jackie Clark who has SCREWED up so many people that it is not funny. It's good thing that his sorry ass is in prison for the rest of his life!
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CDCeltown wrote:
I've seen numerous tattoos from given talent. They all look like ass. Sorry dude. Didn't mean to hurt your feelings. Do you need some cream for your butt?
I know why you don't like given talent it's because they told you and your slutty old lady that they didn't do farm animals. It's for the best anyway fatboy if you went in there with that smartassed the world owes me something attitude of yours you would probably get more than your butt hurt. BTW~ Assclown I'm fairly sure your lame assed opinion isn't going to hurt their business in the least, no one really gives a happy damn what the laughing stock of Caldwell County thinks anyway.
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Dec 22, 2011
 
sam wrote:
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I know why you don't like given talent it's because they told you and your slutty old lady that they didn't do farm animals. It's for the best anyway fatboy if you went in there with that smartassed the world owes me something attitude of yours you would probably get more than your butt hurt. BTW~ Assclown I'm fairly sure your lame assed opinion isn't going to hurt their business in the least, no one really gives a happy damn what the laughing stock of Caldwell County thinks anyway.
ya'll two having a lover's spat or what?

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