I got my first tattoo last night at the Smiling Buddha Tattoo Studio. I originally went to California Tattoos; but, after waiting over half an hour with no more acknowledgement than a less-than-friendly glance, I decided to go elsewhere. The guys at Smiling Buddha were incredibly friendly, fast, and precise. The studio was very clean, all needles and ink-wells were single-use. Very professional. There were tons of designs to choose from, but they're not afraid of custom work. I had my own design mostly drawn out. My artist, Chris Saint Clark, helped me smooth it out and and add a few finishing touches then and there, no waiting. Because it was my first time, I was incredibly nervous. The friendliness of the staff at Smiling Buddha really helped me to relax and enjoy myself. Chris kept me talking and it was all over before I knew it. The design looks great and turned out exactly the way I wanted it. A friend of mine also got a tattoo last night. Her artist, Jamie ""Hime"" Gandy, was also very friendly and did incredible work. Overall, I couldn't have asked for a better experience and I highly recommend these guys.
Pros: friendly, professional, clean, quick
Cons: none that come to mind