Wicked Ink is the ONLY place I have EVER BEEN and will EVER GO TO...period. Jason, the owner & a dear friend, is a PERFECTIONIST and goes STRICTLY by the book...a 100% score from the Health Dept speaks for itself! Marilan is very talented, smart & professional & the best free-hand artist I've EVER SEEN. Behind the counter is Robin...she does an awesome job taking care of all those HUNDREDS, & I do mean HUNDREDS of customers that pass thru that door each & every week. She and Jason are also licensed to do permanent cosmetics. These folks even have to turn people away due to getting booked up so quickly! Having worked there myself, I know FIRSTHAND all the 100% safe, health-dept APPROVED steps that are put into the cleaning & sterilization techniques used along with , the clinical-grade surgical steel body piercing jewelry. They use a top-of-the-line autoclave, which by the way, is tested weekly by spores that are picked up from the Knox County Health Department and have always earned a 100% review from the annual Health Department inspections. And in regards to accusations of a previous customer, who stated that Wicked Ink re-uses needles....I have NEVER witnessed ANYONE walk around with un-gloved handfuls of USED needles. Once these are used, they go DIRECTLY into a Sharps' container that is properly disposed of.....they even get calls from ""scratchers"" wanting tattoo supplies, needles, and ink ....which they are promptly told Wicked Ink will NOT sell any supplies to them! Sometimes I don't know where these completely fabricated false statements are generated. Not only does Wicked Ink follow strict procedures on the HEALTHY, 100% SAFE tattoo methods, but they also NEVER break the TN law that states it is illegal to tattoo anyone under the age of 18. A statement that many customers have stated SOME local shops DO illegally tattoo under-age minors. HHHMMMM...... EVERY customer gets WAY MORE than what they paid for from Wicked Ink!!!! Therefore, go to Wicked Ink ONLY if you expect other-worldly tattoos and amazing, 100% sterile, safe, virtually pain-less body piercings. Kudos to Jason, Marilan and Robin....I speak from experience, I even had permanent eye-liner done and everyone boasts on the quality of my body art and body piercings. I am a living, walking, breathing testimony to these artists. I just find it a shame how an ex-business partner and his partner and even family, can persuade weak-minded people to post untrue and unflattering comments about a totally awesome place.