It's definitely a cool place, and where I got my first tattoo. The guys are chill. Not the best though. After some research, I started going to 555 Studios; Tommy has created the most intricate tattoo designs for me. Amazing attention to detail.
Best Tattoo Parlor - 2011
You're in great hands with Leviticus Tattoo. Owner Kurt Melancon opened the shop in 1995, and he and his five artists have nearly a century of cumulative experience, with a heavy focus on Japanese, illustrative traditional tattoos, and intricate designs from world cultures. You can see that interest displayed on the 12-foot stone walls all around the newly remodeled, 4,000-square-foot space, everywhere from the indoor koi pond to the artifacts from the staff's travels to the art gallery filled with hand-painted work for sale. Walking into the shop feels a bit like entering a Buddhist temple married with a chic gallery, rather than one of those sterile sweatboxes blaring death metal—a definite plus when you're on your back in the chair and nerves are on edge. Plus, the shop promises its tattoos are "set to hold up for the long haul," and they'll help you make the right choice via their searchable artwork library. Leviticus also has the largest selection of organic body jewelry in the state, displayed in gorgeous armoires throughout the shop. Bottom line: From the tiniest tattoo to the showiest back pieces and sleeves, Leviticus will do it right the first time.
I just got a tattoo done by Tom Alvarado. He did an amazing job. Even though I had brought in a few pictures of what I had envisioned,
I just got a tattoo done by Tom Alvarado. He did an amazing job. Even though I had brought in a few pictures of what I had envisioned, Tom free-handed the perfect peacock feather. I appreciate the time he took with me to make sure the drawing was right. I am so happy with how the work turned out, it is better than I had imagined. He will definitely do my next piece and I highly recommend him!
- Angela Z.
I've had most of my work done by Kurt. He's an amazing artist with a very gentle touch. I gave him an idea of what I was looking for and he free hand drew the most perfect scene of cherry blossums, water, koi and cranes. It turned out beautiful! I highly recommend this shop.