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Read Street Tattoo Parlor - 14 Reviews - 882 Park Ave, Baltimore, MD - Personal Care Reviews - Phone (410) 523-4657

Read Street Tattoo Parlor

882 Park Ave
Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 523-4657
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Everyone was very friendly. The place was very clean. Tomek made sure I was happy with the design and the tattoo turned out great. This wasn't my first tattoo but it was by far...


My first visit there was a nightmare when my 300.00 tattoo disappeared 3 days later. The tattooist blamed it on bad ink initially and I later learned that he used gray wash instea...

Great work, Great experience 4/22/2011

Everyone was very friendly. The place was very clean. Tomek made sure I was happy with the design and the tattoo turned out great. This wasn't my first tattoo but it was by far my best and I plan on getting all of my future work done at Read street. more

100% J$ Endorsed! 11/12/2009

I got my first tattooo at Read Street and it was undeniably awesome. Everyone there was really friendly and Charlie put a ton of work into designing my tattoo, which looks amazing. It didn't take long and it didn't cost much. The whole experience was kickass. Pros: Friendly, Professional, Talented and Accomodative more

Best Shop I've Been To 11/11/2009

This is going to be long, but they deserve an excellent, detailed review. I'd been to Read Street before in 03 and had a pretty good experience, so I went back to have a half sleeve worked around the piece I had already gotten there 6 years ago. On first walking in, I really liked the atmosphere of the new location, and it was very clean and well kept One or two people have written reviews that they didn't feel the artists were friendly, but I had the complete opposite experience, like most other posters. I've been to other shops for other tattoos, and have always felt that the artists act elitist, but this wasn't at all how I felt at Read Street. I talked with Jeff about what I wanted and he came up with a really beautiful design that worked well with that I already had. He was really receptive to my ideas and made a lot of good suggestions, and made me feel very comfortable. I've completed 3 of 4 sessions to date, and have spent about 11 hours there so far, and I can say that the other artists that work there are equally respectful and friendly, as I've seen them interact with me and their own clients. I would recommend this shop over any other. They are all phenomenal at their craft and are also cool, down-to-earth guys. I'll definitely be back. Pros: Friendly, Professional, Excellent Work Cons: Sometimes parking more

kick ass tattoo shop 10/18/2009

Let me start by saying Tomack is one serious tattoo artist and a cool mofo.I will be a repeat customer and will tell everyone I know where the best in Baltimore is working.Tomack you f?*kin rock!!!!!!!!!!!!! Pros: every thing Cons: nada thing more

Charm City just got better 8/19/2009

With new owners, Charlie Foos and Jeffrey Pitt, Read Street Tattoo Parlour has raised the bar for expert custom tattooing in Baltimore. Not only is the atmosphere welcoming, but their work is unmatched in the area. With a recent addition to the team, you will be blown away by the mutual and individual talent of Read Street. If you are looking for quality and a range of expertise in both Eastern and Western styles of tattooing, look no further. Charlie designed a sleeve on my right arm that he recently shaded and I'm not kidding when I say that everyday I randomly get stopped on the street with admiration for his work. It's AMAZING!!!! Pros: Expert Tattooing/ Awesome service more

Bad Attitude, Mediocre Skills and No Professionalism 3/26/2009

My first visit there was a nightmare when my 300.00 tattoo disappeared 3 days later. The tattooist blamed it on bad ink initially and I later learned that he used gray wash instead of black ink. A friend's daughter had the same thing happen and recently a colleague was blown off for his appointment after spending thousands of dollars getting work done by the owner, Jeff Pitt. The original owner is now in Portland and the business has suffered exponentially since his departure. Sad, but true. Cons: Unreliable, Unprofessional and Uninspired more

Clean lines, amazing work, nice guys 3/9/2009

Not one, but two friends recommended this parlour to my husband and I. Jeff Pitt started my husband's sleeve with a huge Buddist monk that he custom designed for him. It's not a 2D looking blob like a lot of big tats, and it didn't make his arm out to be a doodle pad, like some sleeve art tends to be. He incorporated a gnarly Japanese maple with falling leaves that fade into bold negative space. It looks sick! I can't wait to see the finished product! My baybeh has definately gotten hotter! Tomorrow, I'm getting a piercing there! more

would not recommend 3/9/2008

i must agree with the other two reviews. I went with a friend who wanted to get something from off of an album. when he presented this to the artist, the guy seemed like he was all for it, but we overheard him say that he did not want to do it because he only does custom art. Great work does not compensate for a terrible attitude. Pros: clean Cons: bad customer service more

best tattoos in town 11/22/2007

I got tattooed here a few times and it was great! to the girl with the led zeppelin t shirt, i bet noone wanted to do your tattoo because you wanted something completely asinine. Or something that would not work as a tattoo. And i have a feeling you are just upset that you got called out on wearing a shirt of a band you know NOTHING about. You are a poser so go get a terrible tattoo at any of the other lame shops around town. Anyone that wants a REAL tattoo from a REAL artist, go here. There is a reason this shop is world renowned... more

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Mc Tattoo? hardly. 4/29/2007

The previous ""reviewer"" obviously has no idea what kind of operation Read St. is. They most likely pointed you to some books for reference, to gain a starting point, as they do with pretty much everyone who goes into their shop. they keep an immense library of reference books on hand, to make sure that each tattoo's particular subject matter is thoroughly researched. You will not find any instant tattoos at their shop, nor will you find anyone working there, who feels they can handle every person's requests. If you were directed to some books, you might want to consider that perhaps you werent being clear as to what you wanted, and the artist needed a point of reference. Pros: The best work on the East Coast Cons: Parking is a bit difficult but not impossible, somewhat hidden location. more

Stuck Up 4/4/2007

Went there because I was told they were good. Had a vision for a back piece. The guy didn't really want to listen to me, but instead pointed me to some books. I did not want to get a McTattoo so went somewhere where they actually listen to the client. more

You couldnt ask for better tattooing, and totally worth the wait! 7/22/2006

Baltimore got really lucky when Seth decided to open his shop here in 1999. Read Street Tattoo offers truly world class tattoos, in a city where something so special could easily be overlooked, perhaps in favor of a lower price, or ease of obtainability. I first got tattooed by Seth when he worked at a shop in randallstown, and have since followed him to Read Street, where he's completed three large pieces on my back, chest, and lower leg. I cant express enough, the amount of compliments i get on the color and detail, and people never believe that my tattoos are several years old, many thinking that they are fake! Pros: Top notch work clean, friendly environment, good conversation Cons: parking is somewhat difficult, the shop is not wheelchair accessible more
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  • In business since 1999, this parlor offers local art exhibitions and tattoo and piercing services.

  • 9/8/2006 Provided by Citysearch

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