I have never gotten a tattoo at Ron and Dave's but I do have ink and know how to judge it. My best friend has gotten 3 tattoos from Ron & Dave's - one sun, one moon & clouds, and one fairy, and they are all beautiful. The shading work is great, and the colors are some of the more vibrant I've seen. If I ever got a tattoo on Staten Island, I'd go to Ron and Dave's, no question about it. A great reputation is what makes a tattoo parlor, no matter where it is.