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    cookienut is offline Junior Member
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    Default Tattoo artist recommendation

    Well, it's time for me to get my first tattoo--any recommendations on where I should go in the area? Any advice on what to expect/look for? Thanks!

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    Old City tattoo. Go there now.

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    What did you want to get? Where do you live? If you're in south Philly I'd probably recommend Masami but it depends what you want.

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    Yes, I'm in South Philly and am just looking for a simple, non-elaborate tattoo--just the word LUCKY. Thanks!

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    I know jacksh*t about tattoos, but an artist from Old City Tattoos opened up a parlor in Sof Philly this year, 1203 Snyder:

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    Quote Originally Posted by tsarstruck View Post
    I know jacksh*t about tattoos, but an artist from Old City Tattoos opened up a parlor in Sof Philly this year, 1203 Snyder:

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    Hahahaha ha! No, that's not quite old city.

    But yes, I would recommend dakini- her name is Masami. Check her out!

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    Seriously? Some of those portraits are downright awful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickleDimer View Post
    Seriously? Some of those portraits are downright awful.
    Her work is great, it's just that she had to do portraits of your white trash family so she was limited by her subject matter.

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    Definitely go to Old City. Been going to Goldberg for 12 years and I trust those guys completely.

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    She wants the word love on her, not a tripped out zombie with bleeding eyes and foreskin. Yes, Goldberg is cool but there's not really a reason to make an appt in two months for what is a typical walk in tattoo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lucidinnature View Post
    Her work is great, it's just that she had to do portraits of your white trash family so she was limited by her subject matter.
    Yeah, the other stuff looks alright. They should just take those portraits off the website. Either it's ugly people or just a bad day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickleDimer View Post
    Yeah, the other stuff looks alright. They should just take those portraits off the website. Either it's ugly people or just a bad day.
    I can plainly tell you that they are ugly people. She worked in the North East for years-need I say more? hahahahaha

    Seriously, she is an amazing artist-probably my favorite in the city.

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    Oh-btw... here's her personal site with more recent photos... I loooooove this particular tattoo. Watched her do it and it is just amazing.

    Audrey Kawasaki painting reproduction tattoo | Masami Tattoo.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by lucidinnature View Post
    Hahahaha ha! No, that's not quite old city.
    Yah, you're right. I mis-remembered where she said she worked at the zoning meeting last year. She used to work at Northern Liberties Tattoo, not Old City. Apparently the process of Northern Liberties turning into Old City has already happened in my mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tsarstruck View Post
    Yah, you're right. I mis-remembered where she said she worked at the zoning meeting last year. She used to work at Northern Liberties Tattoo, not Old City. Apparently the process of Northern Liberties turning into Old City has already happened in my mind.
    She worked on South Street for a little over a year during the lengthy zoning process and renovation of that building. Yep, prior to that she worked in Nolibs and in the northeast before that. Nicest lady on the planet and one of my dearest friends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lucidinnature View Post
    She worked on South Street for a little over a year during the lengthy zoning process and renovation of that building. Yep, prior to that she worked in Nolibs and in the northeast before that. Nicest lady on the planet and one of my dearest friends.
    I realize this is an old thread, but I'm looking to get my first tattoo and remember reading elsewhere on the board that you were in the business. You mind shooting me a PM when you get a chance so I can ask for some recommendations? Your profile is set so I can't message you. Thanks in advance!
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