I had my first tattoo done at a different shop when I was 21 years old. It was not a good experience. The tattoo looked fine, and healed well, but the people at the shop and the artist were rude. The artist seemed to want to get my tattoo done as fast as possible and move on to the next one. He didn't explain anything to me about the process, answer any of my questions, or warn me when he was about to start. My tattoo took a total of 2 hours and he took at least 5 breaks to go smoke during that time. Overall, not good.
So, when I decided I wanted another tattoo 3 years later, I was determined to find the right artist to do the work. Not only did I want someone talented, but I wanted an overall good experience in the shop. So after 4 more years of searching for the perfect place, in 3 different citites, I decided on Evermore Galleries.
And I couldn't have made a better decision. Everyone at the shop was very friendly, they took the time to answer all of my questions and gave me plenty of time to make sure I was was picking the right artist for me. I chose Shane Hartline. And let me just say, he did an incredible job. My tattoo was a memorial to my grandfather, so it was so important for it to be just how I wanted it. Shane did a perfect job. It is a very large piece that goes from shoulder to shoulder across my back. I was in for a long session, and he made it as comfortable as possible. The only break we took was when I needed to get a drink. It was the complete opposite of my first experience. I will return to Evermore for my next tattoo and I have and will continue to recommend them to anyone I know who is looking for work.