So my girlfriend and I were in NYC for about a week just to visit my high school buddies, and to show her where I grew up (We live in San Francisco). We knew we wanted to get an appointment for my lady to get tattooed in New York, as we both thoroughly enjoy some good body art, yet we were worried that we would not be able to get an appointment that fit within our timeline.
Thanks to C.J. and my artist from Studio 28, Paul Reynolds, they were not only able to consult her about her tattoo, and customize it to perfection, but they also helped me finalize a tattoo that is an homage to my baseball hero, Mickey Mantle.
My girlfriend's tattoo was a bit tricky for him to design, so he told us to come back the next day when they opened the shop (and that worked out great). In the mean time, Paul took my idea of a yankees cap on a skull, and transformed it into a masterpiece portrait of Mickey, half skull-faced, and half portrait. He drew it up within minutes, and 3 hours later, I had the most beautiful tattoo I couldve ever imagined.
Not only did he go the extra mile making mine look great, he did the exact same for my girlfriend. On top of the exceptional artwork, Paul is a really cool guy who is cool to talk to, and is a master with the tattoo gun.
I would highly recommend this shop to anyone who is considering getting a tattoo. I didn't have the pleasure of meeting Alex Alien, but C.J. and Paul, the two guys I did get to know, had great attitudes, and there is not one negative thing that I have to say. Overall great experience. I WILL be back soon.