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Planet Ink Tattoo - 27 Reviews - 1499 University Ave W, Saint Paul, MN - Personal Care Reviews - Phone (651) 646-1494

Planet Ink Tattoo

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Best

I recently started a tattoo with Travis and I should probably explain that it was my first one. I didn't know what to expect and I was nervous after every thing I had read on her...

Worst

Planet ink is garbage as hell.

Editorial review from Citysearch 7/9/2012

I went to get my nose pierced and ended up with at tattoo as well. I was recommended by my friend to go there. They were friendly and curtious and took the time to make sure I liked and understood everything that was going to happen. more

find a real app certified shop 7/23/2011

was recommended by a friend because of the ""decent"" prices. i went in knowin exactly how i wanted my lip pierced and the guy tells how it should be---him bein a ""professional' and all. i should have walked out and gone else where, but i was excited and impatient to get my lip done. there wasnt anyone else in there gettin any piercins but i was sat down, pierced and basically pushed out. more

Piercing less than ideal.... 7/16/2011

Went and had my lip repierced here. Unhappy with the end result and the overall experience. The piercing itself is crooked, at a downward angle, so the back of the stud continuously gets caught on my teeth when I eat and talk. Also the piercer convinced me to have it done lower than my old one so now I have an obvious dimple right about the new one from the old one that closed up. They do not give you an option on jewelry, they only offer one kind of stud (or so I was told). It was very quick and had a rushed feeling about it - I was in and out in under 15 minutes. I did not feel it was sufficiently clean....the jewelry I saw them take out of a sterilized wrapping, but when I entered the room the clamp and needle were already laid out. They only quickly wipe the outside of my lip with an alcohol pad and did not clean the inside at all. The woman who pierced my lip pierced it and put the stud in and then said ""I don't feel well, I need to leave"" and walked out of the room before the ball was screwed onto the stud. Another piercer had to come and finish it. They did not go over how to clean it, the healing time or when it was ok to change the jewelry, and I wasn't given any sort of after care instruction pamphlet or paper like other places have. They also did not ask for my I.D. or have me fill out paper work (my friend who told me about this place gets all her work done there and personally knows the woman who owns it I guess).... I would not recommend Planet Ink and I do not plan on having any other piercings or any tattoos done there. more

They suck real bad 3/28/2011

Planet ink is garbage as hell. more

Not a good shop 3/24/2011

Ok this shop is the worst shop ever. I was told that this shop is owned by drug addicts and the artist are always high. more

Bob the weird piercing guy!!! 10/1/2010

hmmmm....Bob has pierced me several times..each time i go there i have this uncertain feeling....the piercing guy is very phony,weird and appears to be high on street drugs 24/7..... more

Travis is AWESOME! 4/15/2010

I recently started a tattoo with Travis and I should probably explain that it was my first one. I didn't know what to expect and I was nervous after every thing I had read on here. However, I spoke with Travis on the phone and he was genuinely excited to work on my tattoo and overall got me excited about going to Planet Ink for said tattoo. I had the same first impression as many of the people on this site, but to be honest I had never been in a tattoo shop before. The location (in my humble opinion) sucks. I am not a big fan of down town. And the place is, for lack of a better word, a little drab. I am glad that I didn't hold that against them and gave them a chance. The staff were all awesome. They answered every one of my questions. They waited patiently while I tracked down some cash. NOTE: CASH ONLY! While I was getting my tattoo done, all of the staff came back to see Travis's work. They all asked me how I was doing (I am pretty sure that they expected me to flake out and run for the hills, even mid tattoo!) All of them were quick to praise Travis on his work. Travis, Travis, Travis!! My artist, was just that, a brilliant artist. His lines are supremely clean. His attention to detail (mine is a fairly complicated piece) was amazing. He took pride in his work and wanted it to be exactly what I had envisioned. He was comfortable to talk to and patient with me, when I needed a moment (which was only a couple of times during a fairly long session). So all in all, thank you Travis, and thank you Planet Ink Tattoo. I will see you all in a couple of weeks, so we can finish up the tattoo! To the rest of you, come down, meet the staff, talk with the artists, and see if you feel comfortable with them. If you get a bad feeling, don't stay. But, if you are like me, you will give them a chance, and be happy with the results! Pros: Clean lines. patient, beautiful tattoo Cons: location more

Really not happy with this experience 3/8/2010

My friend said she had been there before and they did great work. So we decided to go, Her, me, and my husband. She got hers done and it looked great right away, my husband got his done and it looked good right away and so did mine. Now, after healing, all 3 of ours look like crap. Mike did them all and all three have shading problems and the lines are sloppy. Mine is on my chest so its pretty visible and I want it to look amazing. They were all pretty expensive for what we got done and none of us are happy! Pros: The guy was nice Cons: My tattoo looked like crap more


Haters 11/27/2009

I was readin reviews of some people complaining and i've been getting tattoos done from professional tattoo shops since i was 16(youngest age u can get one done with parents ok) i am 23 yrs old now. I have 13 tattoos getting my 14 done tomorrow and planet ink is by far the best experience ive had at a tattoo shop. Excellent prices and great work. Travis is by far the best artist i have came across in my 7 years of getting tattoos! I highly recommend him to everyone. Much love planet ink, forget these haters out here, your still getting paid while they hating. Pros: Travis- Excellent tattoo artist. Cons: Cant think of none. more

SOME PEOPLE JUST HAVE THE ABILLITY TO GET DOWN 11/19/2009

UN ALL MY YEARS I HAVE NEVER SEEN SUCH A PURE LUSTER FOR THE ART OF LAYING INK. IF YOU EVER FIND YOURSELF IN NEED OF SPIRITUAL HEALING GO TO PLANET INK ASK FOR TRAVIS YA PUSS! Pros: THE PEOPLE SIMPLY KNOW WHAT THEY ARE DOING Cons: I HAVE TO DRIVE SO FAR JUST TO GET THERE more

My First Tattoo 8/17/2009

I love my first tattoo! I had an idea in my head and I described it to Chris and he drew it out for me. The drawing was everything I wanted. The tattoo turned out beautiful! He put the tattoo at a great angle on my back and I have had so many compliments. I'm already planning my next tattoo and I just got it done 2 days ago. Thanks Chris your the best! Pros: Very creative! Cons: It hurts-addicting more

My experience at Planet Ink was less than desirable. 7/14/2009

I recently went to Planet Ink to see if it was a good place for me to get my tattoo. I wanted a roman numeral 8 on my shoulder. Here's what happened. My friend and I walked in. We immediately noticed the smell. It was an odor, I would say identical to a port-a-potty. It was pretty overwhelming. We looked around a little more, noticing that the place probably hadn't been dusted or mopped for months. A woman came in and asked if she could help us. I said I wanted a tattoo, if they had time. I was certain they had time because I didn't once hear the noise of tattoo guns, which is probably a sign of some sort. She walked towards the back and quickly turned around and asked me if I was 18. I said yes, because I actually am, and she continued on her way. A while later a man came in and asked what he could do for me. I said I wanted a roman numeral 8 tattooed on my shoulder. He looked extremely confused and said, ""Well that's an unusual one...."" and he was serious. You know, actually, no it's not. I will be the first to admit that my tattoos are pretty unoriginal. He didn't seem to know what it was either. Anyway, he said that the size I wanted, which was pretty big, would cost me the minimum of $60. He walked in back for a second and my friend and I made a run for it. I would definitely NOT recommend this place to anybody. If you go here because they don't check ID's, think again. You don't want a tattoo that you'll regret. Wait a few years and go somewhere legit and clean and friendly. Cons: Smell, dusty, sketchy service. more

READ PLEASE 6/15/2009

I STARTED WORKING HERE IN APRIL OF 2009. MY NAME IS TRAVIS. SOME OF THE REVIEWS I've READ ARE TRUE TO MY KNOWLEDGE AND SOME ARE BOGUS! I AGREE WITH THE COMPLAINTS ABOUT THE SHOP AND BROUGHT IT TI THE OWNER. IN THE LAST 2 MONTHS, THE SHOP HAS MADE HUGE IMPROVEMENT. ITS A DIFFERNT SHOP ALL TOGETHER! ITS NOT DARK AND FULL OF SMOKE LIKE SOMEONE HAS STATED AND FUTHERMORE IS CLEAN AND PROFESSIONAL. THE ONLY THING THAT IS THE SAME IS THE OWNER. NEW ARTIST THAT TAKE TIME TO ADRESS THE NEEDS OF CLIENTS AND PROVIDE SERVICE THAT EVERYONE DESERVES. ME, I LIKE BEING THE UNDERDOG. IT GIVES ME THE DRIVE TO EXCEL TO MY FULL POTENTIAL. I INVITE ANYONE TO STOP BY AND SEE THE CHANGES. WE ARE BY FAR THE TATTOO SHOP WITH MOST HEART AND DRIVE AROUND. WE WILL SATISFY YOUR NEEDS AND EXPECTATIONS. THAT WHY WE ARE ""THE TWIN CITIES FINEST"" more

Horrible Place 5/20/2009

The place is horrible. I'm not even sure why I got my tattoo done there. I decided to give them a try but I should have gone with my first instinct and left. I have a tattoo that looks awful and it's not colored all the way, its missing ink on some spots, the lines are not straight and now I have to spend more money to have it redone because I refuse to go back there. Please do not go there. Cons: Staff more

what do.. you think? 4/20/2009

so i want to go to planet ink for my first tattoo it's located on university.. but when i called and asked them about the age with consent they said uhhhmm 14,15,16,17 with consent im 14 and my moms totally fine with it.. and then i talked to my ex and she said when one of her good friends went they didnt stylize their needles and they didnt care or paid enough attention.. well should i go? and see what i think? or should i find someone else.. help me make the right decision :) thanks.. everyone!!!!! more

Best Experience Ever 4/14/2009

The people there were so nice and really cared about how i felt about everything! He redrew the tattoo until I was happy with it. Totally worth the money! more

I would recommend this place to anyone 11/17/2008

All I have to say is Wow! I have 6 other tattoos of which I had received in NYC, and this one is my favorite by far. The artwork is stunningly detailed. I would recommend this place to anyone. Thanks Leah!! more

oh hell no! 11/11/2008

this place stinks, literally! i will never go there again. they have no idea what the hell a appointment is. then they give you some bs answer that they can't even keep straight cuz they must of forgot what they told you in the first place! then when you get you home with your half finished tattoo you relize, (we'll say leah) didn't correctly space it and is uneven. not sure how they stay in buisness with some of the employees they have. very unprofessional! oh ya, don't even bother to call and complain to the owner, thanks leah! Pros: cheap Cons: everything else more

Planet Ink is f****ing awesome 10/9/2008

They have great, up and coming artists. They have been at that location for almost ten years. Planet Ink is f****ing awesome. more
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