When I was looking to get a tattoo, I researched for what would be the safest place to do so in the St. Louis area and all information led me to Goldenlands.
The shop keepers do not allow anyone waiting to get serviced to become rowdy and they kept a pretty tight rein on all customers, saying that it was a professional place.
When it was my turn to get tattooed, the artist asked to see my drawing, copied and reworked it a bit and then made sure that everything was just how I wanted it.
Once it was, he went to work - he sterilized the area, got fresh needles and ink and then took an ink machine (I don't know the technical term) and went to work.
It wasn't easy, but Rich was patient and very easygoing. He kept me relaxed so that it would hurt as little as possible.
Overall, it was a very clean, strictly business kind of place that was incredibly creative.
They've also got artwork for sale and other items that the tattoo artists create.