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  • Mazzy
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    Many thanks for your suggestion Boo. I will ask around.

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  • Boo
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    For the artists you like ask if they would if they plan to guest at another local shop that is accessible to you. Many good artists are friends with one another and would guest happily but it's just finding the right combo!

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  • Mazzy
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    Unix tattoo - Don't know what has gone on here. There used to also be a lady Tattooist there as well. Looks like she has disappeared along with the nice web-site they had lol.... I agree that you cannot find much out about them now.

    Pure Class - Sadly on his own and never able to contact.

    Red Moon - I tried a good while ago and manged to speak to Ben on the phone. Sadly, the only access is a fire escape and quite a few stairs. It is on top of a Tesco's Express. (Their work is amazing).

    Bella - IMO one of the best in Kettering. Sadly, up stairs. I know who Seb is lol...

    That Studio - A bit too far away as it is in Corby.

    Dynamite - A bit out of the way but, not impossible! They can accommodate disabled people and everything is downstairs. They said they could rework my Tiger tattoo for me. I was thinking of going here last year when my Tattooist left but, loyalty kept us at the same place. So, it looks like Dynamite Tattoo's.

    Oh, yes - everyone is going on to Instagram now-a-days.
    Last edited by Mazzy; 07-12-2019, 03:12 PM.

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  • Mazzy
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    Many thanks for your help Boo! I will reply in stages because sometimes I take so long it has deleted my reply before now. lol... Yes, it is a shame about Fat Fugu. It says somewhere in the reviews that they don't like it if you are already tattooed. (It is a bit discriminative IMO - they may have changed their ideas now-a-days). I think it is because they would like to start from scratch and that you would always have the same artist. The trouble is people were tattooed way before Fat Fugu came a long and people (Artists) do leave. I think they have done really well for themselves.

    I like the idea where you are tattooed the door is locked.
    Last edited by Mazzy; 07-12-2019, 02:54 PM.

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  • Boo
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    RedMoon Collective - Ben seems suited to you, some really good artists there. Says 1st floor but worth a shot at asking if they have access to ground in certain cases.
    Bella Tattoo Emporio - New artist Sebastian joining soon he looks good and the kind of stuff you like. They have a list of artists on their FB page, probably have to cross ref to IG as that's where most artists show their work these days. FB is pretty dead for tattoo stuff.
    Dynamite Tattoos (Far Cotton) - Worth some more research into portfolios/work I reckon
    That Studio - Flossy seems good at bold/cartoon style work. Kirsty really good at delicate Japanese animals/florals etc

    I'm not doing major in-depth research btw just quick looks at galleries.

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  • Boo
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    Damn it, what a shame about Fat Fugu!!

    As for people not walking in at Crown of Thorns, they can't, door is locked. I've never heard of a tattoo artist not tattooing someone because they already have tattoos, that would be odd.

    Unix: Hard to say, is there just the one artist or more? Can't find any info. Photos seem very mixed and a bit hit/miss. Portrait style realism is poor. Basic black/grey is ok.
    Pure Class: Think it's just the one artist, seems to specialize in black/grey, seems pretty good, bit mixed.

    I'll keep looking.

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  • Mazzy
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    Just rang Fatfugu and they have got rid of down stairs Tattooing and are on the first and second floor. The downstairs is now a coffee shop. I know in Rushden the Council have recently had someone approach them for planning permission for a new Tattooist's (on the ground floor) but they are still awaiting their decision.

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  • Mazzy
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    Originally posted by Boo View Post
    It's no problem.

    InkMarked - quality of the tattoos are extremely poor imo
    I Am Ink - Adam: Quality is all over the place, some look good whilst others seem poor. I don't think he'd be great at the kind of stuff you're into Nikki: Average quality imo
    Rose and Dagger - Matt: Good with old school, bold lines/colour. Realism not so much imo. Nicole: Okay with some colour/cartoon work, seems to be a bit hit/miss.

    The studio I go to is one room and it has one door that goes onto the main road. However, they are private/by appt only so you can't just walk in. Plus the room is huge.

    I'll look to see what else I can find for you.
    Thank you for letting me know. You are really lucky about people not just walking in all of the time when you are being tattooed and it is more private. The rooms around here are often small and near the road and no privacy. What do you think of Unix Tattoo (Kettering) please? I think he is only on Facebook now-a-days. Pure Class (Wellingborough) isn't bad but, I have tried in the past to contact him many times and you can never get through. E-mail is the same.

    Fatfugu has won awards for the last couple of years. (I'm going to find out more if they are upstairs and if they will tattoo me as I'm already tattooed).
    Last edited by Mazzy; 07-09-2019, 01:22 PM.

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  • Mazzy
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    Originally posted by Boo View Post
    Well I did a quick Google and this is the first place that came up, they look insanely good. Ground floor as well. Eight different award winning artists. I thought I'd have a tough time on my hands!

    fatfugutattoo.com

    Adem: Insanely good at realism
    Mira: Good at realism black/grey work
    Renata: Insanely good at realism/cartoons
    Mark: Really good at traditional

    The rest are probably pretty damn good too.

    Surprised you've never come across them! They seem to be in the center of Northampton. Let me know what you think.
    Many thanks for your help Boo. Sadly, Fatfugu "used" to be well known for not wanting to tattoo you if you have been tattooed elsewhere - believe it or not! I have a funny feeling - although I would have to re-check that they all moved upstairs as their studio has got much bigger with even more artists.

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  • Boo
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    Well I did a quick Google and this is the first place that came up, they look insanely good. Ground floor as well. Eight different award winning artists. I thought I'd have a tough time on my hands!

    fatfugutattoo.com

    Adem: Insanely good at realism
    Mira: Good at realism black/grey work
    Renata: Insanely good at realism/cartoons
    Mark: Really good at traditional

    The rest are probably pretty damn good too.

    Surprised you've never come across them! They seem to be in the center of Northampton. Let me know what you think.

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  • Boo
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    It's no problem.

    InkMarked - quality of the tattoos are extremely poor imo
    I Am Ink - Adam: Quality is all over the place, some look good whilst others seem poor. I don't think he'd be great at the kind of stuff you're into Nikki: Average quality imo
    Rose and Dagger - Matt: Good with old school, bold lines/colour. Realism not so much imo. Nicole: Okay with some colour/cartoon work, seems to be a bit hit/miss.

    The studio I go to is one room and it has one door that goes onto the main road. However, they are private/by appt only so you can't just walk in. Plus the room is huge.

    I'll look to see what else I can find for you.

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  • Mazzy
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    Many thanks for your help Boo - It is much appreciated. I remember you taking a while to find a good, professional artist. I am very glad you found them. We live in the Northamptonshire area. We could travel but, not too far out. Like Corby, Leicester, Milton Keynes and Bedford are too far out for us. The buses are terrible here (part of the trouble). I will have to go to somewhere that is on the ground level as I cannot do stairs anymore and a toilet is better to be on the ground floor too.

    Style wise - I am not sure but, I love just random bright coloured tattoo's. For example I have got a Koi, Seahorse, Desert Island type tattoo with a shell with a Pearl in it, Owl's, Peacock feather, Third eye, Lucky Cat eating a bowl of noodles etc.... Flowers, Blue snow flakes. I really need my Tiger re-doing but, also understand that some artists may not want to go near it.

    I have found some links for possible tattooists. I have left some of the address' out as posting the www. These three I would have a think about - inkmarked.weebly (Raunds), I am ink (Northampton) the private room offer sounds nice! and Rose and Dagger. (Wellingborough). Rose and Dagger Tattoo upstairs but, have said they could tattoo me downstairs in a room but, the toilet is upstairs. lol... (Mind you, it is close to Morrison's Supermarket - so, I could go there if desperate enough!).

    There are quite a few tattooist's in the area that I would not like to go to - I will not say their names but one - three people had piercing infections in that one studio and another blood poisoning. Some start to get not very clean (dirty toilets too) and some tattoo in the window for all to see and quite a few tattoo in the room where the main door is that is on a Main Road - nice! I hope in a way that the Northamptonshire tattooist's are reading this to improve themselves. This is why I cannot find anyone decent! Many thanks for your time too Boo.
    Last edited by Mazzy; 07-09-2019, 11:28 AM.

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  • Boo
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    It can be hard to find a good, professional artist. Took me a year to find mine. Where do you live and what kind of style are you looking for? Would you travel? Will be more than happy to look at any links you provide or if I know/find anyone suitable I am happy to share.

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  • Mazzy
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    Originally posted by -yv- View Post
    As a customer it sounds like you had a bad experience and professionals should never let petty squabbles overflow to affect the customers.

    Only you can answer what you will do but it sounds like it isn't going to get better any time soon.

    Given that you have taken time to write this post, I'd probably look for a new tattooist and let let that pair of idiots know what you think of them.
    That said, if your tattooist is good and you like his work then finding a new tattooist may not be what you want to do.
    Here's another suggestion - could you specifically request some music, maybe a style in between what that pair like?
    Or how about just get some noise canceling headphones and listen to what you want?
    Thank you for your reply -yv-. I have decided that I don't think I would like to go back there ever again - sadly. Yes, we agree that they should not let their petty squabbles overflow to affect the customers. As like you also mention that it isn't going to get better any time soon. - It has now become unbearable for me and I now feel that I cannot feel relaxed there. I think they need to grow up lol...

    I am trying to look for a new Tattooist's but I will struggle. They are in every corner here (and more opening up). They are mainly upstairs (I cannot get up the stairs anymore as my balance is bad). The Artist I was going to art wise was really good but, I think it is not worth being upset to be honest. Mum asked could they put some other music on for us - they did and it was meditation music and that believe it or not was just as bad thump wise with water flowing on it lol.... I was thinking of the head phones too (thank you for your suggestions). But, I haven't worn them in a good while as I have got quite a piercing collection healing at the moment.

    So sorry, I have posted this but, I am really bad at trying to stand up for myself and just get left very upset. - Many thanks.
    Last edited by Mazzy; 07-08-2019, 12:16 PM.

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  • Mazzy
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    Originally posted by Boo View Post
    I'd vote with my feet. They both sound childish to me.
    Thank you for your reply Boo - will do.

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