I have been to Blue Lotus a couple times now. I went about six years ago when Rich was working there (now at Ultimate Arts) and he did a nautical star back piece on me that turned out fantastic and still is years later. I went a couple years ago to one of their newer artists who is still there (I won't name names), but I was rather unimpressed. The tattoo that he gave me was a large chaos star surrounded by black. The lines were blurry, not straight, and I had blow-out over about an inch of tattoo that was VERY obvious. He dug WAY too deep to the point that I bled for days had huge scabs, weeped both ink and plasma for days, and had lots of visible scarring. After a couple years it was really faded and looked like hell. Ultimately, I did not go back to him for touch-ups as I did not trust his work. I finally went to Ultimate Arts and had Steve reink it and it looks fantastic. I know artists can have bad days and all, but I'm not going back to Blue Lotus ever again.