Excellent Customer Service, Exceptionally Clean, Extremely Professional.
Why this shop rates a seven, I'll never know. It is a 10+ in my opinion. Getting a tattoo is a personal choice, a refection of a person, or in my case to cover a huge scar from a surgery!
I visited several tattoo shops that were recommended to me before finding Sonju (the owner) The staff immediately put me at ease with conversation. I was taken to the back in a timely manner and all my concerns were addressed. Sonju understood what I wanted and took measurements to custom draw a "mock up" . I returned the next week to view his handiwork.The tattoo was gorgeous on paper. I couldn't wait to get started. Sonju's skills were put to the test on scar tissue and he explained that the color may fade and have to be touched up. When it was completed I couldn't believe my eyes. It loooked just as good on me as it did the drawing. The color did have to be touched up and Sonju did this at "no charge" even though he explained that scar tissue wouldn't hold color as well as skin.
I am so impressed with his work I've told everyone I know.
Pleasant piercer and atmosphere.
I can only comment on the piercing aspect of Area 51 since I didn't patronize the tattoo artists. Piercer was friendly and knowledgeable and prices for piercing are average. Jewelry, however, was a bit on the pricey side. Of course, there aren't many tattoo/piercers in the area to choose from.