I decided on a tattoo that i wanted and wanted it immediately.
I was able to walk in on a Thursday night and get inked. It was kind of a crappy experience. I love my tattoo, but I definitely felt like I was in a stereotypical tattoo parlor. Filthy--I mean, I didn't want to touch anything (covered in the grime of cigarette smoke) and I felt really rushed and pushed through from design to completion....someone else did the stencil and some random artist did my art. I don't know, I love the tattoo that I have, but I won't go back there for future work.
They also didn't check my ID, or have me sign anything. Hmm.
I WILL, however, go to Black Cat tattoo. I think the work was superior, the prices better, and the experience was awesome.
Pros: Nice work, walk-in day-of tattoo
Cons: Impersonal, dirty, smokey, expensive, unpleasant