Got my first tattoo yesterday, got it at Texas Tattoo Emporium, and I couldn't be happier. Everyone was extremely professional and very helpful. The shop was immaculate (no worries there). The artist (Jim Colvin) provided some great input to the tattoo design and worked with me when I asked for a couple of changes. His suggestions beat my ideas hands down and he made it a better tattoo than I ever could have thought up on my own - he really knows his stuff. Couldn't meet a nicer guy, he kept up the conversation to keep my mind off what he was doing (yes, it did hurt a bit but you get used to it after a couple of minutes), and he did an AWESOME job. I'll be back in a couple of months for my next one. Highest recommendation!!!