Tattoos >Platinum Tattoos & Body
5545 NW Loop 410 Ste 103, San Antonio, TX | Directions 7823829.485473 -98.594928
Clean, but High Pressure/Unwilling to Work with you – This place is definitely clean and the people friendly, but I would not recommend a FIRST time tattooer to go there. I went in with a clear idea of getting my husband's name and a pair of wings. Their font book was a joke, only about 15-20 styles and NONE of them were script/cursive. They did go on the computer and print out ONE cursive style. Fortunately, I liked it. They didn't seem too willing to give me more choices. I picked out the wings I liked and said I wanted them smaller. I had asked for the font to be smaller too. The guy (Gilbert) gave me a lot of grief about it being too hard to tattoo on something that small and it deterioriating over time. I wasn't given any options - like "Here, let me draw you smaller ones that are less busy" or "If you don't like the size of the wings, maybe you should find others and come back." I felt pressured that this was the Best I could do.
Walking out of the shop, I immediately regretted the size of the tattoo - my first. I felt bullied into it. I do like it, but I wish I'd not done the wings (if they couldn't have been smaller) or stuck to my guns about the size. NO ONE should feel pressured into getting a tattoo they don't LOVE, or getting one bigger than they like. There are options. Period. That's why I do NOT recommend this place, because they didn't really care about the customer.
Great piercing. :] – I recently went to Platinum Piercing after being referred to it from a friend. After hearing that it was AMAZING I decided to call for more information. The receptionist was very rude, even when I went in for my actual piercing she was still rude. The piercer was amazing. He of course, used brand new needles, and he made me feel very comfortable. It's very clean, there's a HUUUGE TV. I wanted to stay there longer. I didn't even have to wait, I was straight in straight out. :] Highly highly recommended.
Dayton is freaking awesome! Go to Platinum for your new ink! – My girlfriend and I decided to go to Platinum yesterday after reading the reviews on this site, and I have to say it was a VERY good choice. This place is probably the cleanest tattoo shop I've ever been in. Dayton was our artist, and he did and AWESOME job! I took in a custom tribal dragon to have done in UV ink and my girlfriend had a couple of pieces covered and moved. Her moved pieces look WAY better than they did before and the coverup pieces looked awesome! I am extremely happy with my dragon, too! I would recommend Platinum to anybody looking to get some new ink! Keep up the great work Dayton! Thank you for allowing us to pay you to draw on us with needles! :)
platinum is gold – Fast, curteous, careful, and above all clean. Justin answered the phone when I called and was ready to work when I arrived with my custom request. He gave me an honest quote and stuck to it even though I think its fair to say my request ended up taking him longer than he anticipated. He jumped right in once the stencil was done and I had no time to second guess. That's probably best--his work is top notch and I think its fair to say my design required maximum precision. He was sweating and really just working hard on it; he gave it his all. The man even let me bum cigerettes off him for the few breaks that we took. The pain was minimal considering the timeframe of the project. I was really impressed. He was frank and curt but imminently competant. Thanks again Justin. I'll be back.
Leo Rocks – I went in with a custom drawing. I came out with a work of art that will be with me forever. Extremely sanitary and bright, the shop itself is very welcoming. The staff - awesome. I am so pleased with my tattoo that words can't describe it. Thanks guys.
Justin is the best – I knew justin before Platinum even opened, he told me his dream for platinum and i must say that it has come true in every aspect, the place looks like a doctors office it is so clean and the staff is always friendly and current on all new discoveries in this field, not to mention the prices are reasonable to. In the beginning i was afraid to do anything but get a small tattoo but in the end they always made me feal comfortable and i ended up with 9 piercings and a huge tattoo custom drawn for me on my lower back. If your near by, stop in and i promise you you will never want to go anywhere else for a piercing or ink work.
My Experience – I went into Platinum to get a tattoo to cover a 4 inch scar on my back from a surgery. Mando was the first person I talked to, and had a very easy going personality. Ignore him when he says that he has only been working for three days! I had my designed picked out (a rose), and Mando drew it on three or four times to get the size and design perfect. The pain was minimal, and I am so happy with the work he did! Thanks Mando!
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