After planning a trip to California from Montana to complete a large piece we had been working on for several years, an hour before my appointment time, I received a phone call cancelling my appointment, due to a broken water heater at Chow?s home. (Not even from the artist and business owner himself, but from his lackey of a brother, Mark)There was no attempt on the shops part to reschedule me, knowing I had traveled far to have this tattoo completed. I had to beg and two phone calls later, I was given an appointment 5 days after the original one, even though they knew I would no longer be in the area. I decided not to take the second appointment and rearrange my trip, as I had no guarantee that the same thing wouldn?t happen again. Well then I did get a phone call from the man himself, Chow, telling me what pieces of you know what my husband and myself were (my husband had some words with Mark) and Chow blaming the whole thing on me.(its my fault he lacks good business practices?) Needless to say I was devastated and now have no idea what to do with my half done tattoo. I hope anyone traveling to have work done by this man, regardless of how beautiful the artwork, will read this and be forewarned about how he treats his paying clients. Now I know why he can?t keep other artists or managers in his shop, and why his brother has to run things for him. If this is how he treats his paying clientele I can only imagine how he treated those who worked with/for him. Don?t be deceived by the artwork, the man is petty and full of himself and doesn?t care about the integrity of his business or his integrity as a man. I can?t even say he?s in it for the money, because my sitting that day would have more than paid for his new water heater. Please think twice before going to see this man for your artwork. Although the art might be beautiful, it?s my experience that nothing else about doing business with Chow or Talisman Tattoo will be.
Pros: clean shop
Cons: terrible customer service