I've been getting tattoos for many years and I've met many excellent people and I've seen many prominent tattoo shops, but all of them pale in comparison to Paris Tattoos. After moving back to Charlotte from San Francisco (where there are many great tattoo shops and artist) I was longing to find just the right place, with the right heart and passion to begin doing more work. I looked high and low for about 3 years. I took my time because I knew when I found the right place and the right person, I would know it in my heart.The day I walked into Paris Tattoos I was blown away. It wasn't like anything I had ever seen before. It wasn't a hole in the wall where you pick out something hanging on the wall and have it inked on your body. It was the opposite! It was an experience. The moment you walk into Paris Tattoos you are confronted with the beauty of the experience. You can feel the passion and see the passion in the portfolios of the artists Paris has on staff. You can feel the passion of each person working in the shop. Paris is the leader of passion because he is full of passion.You can tell each artist was hand picked by a leader who understands that tattooing is more than just putting on ink in order to get to the money. Paris Tattoos is about relationships and connections. Paris Tattoos is about the journey. You are made to feel comfortable the moment you meet Paris. Paris cares not only about your story and ideas, but works with you on the image until it is the perfect art and story to put on your human canvas forever.The shop is clean, professional and upscale. His wife Alexandra is a joy to work with and cares for you from the moment you walk in. The after care is unmatched. Not only do they send you home with a plan of aftercare, they follow up by email, Facebook and then have you return in a few days to take a look at the work to make sure all is healing perfect. If you are looking to get some ink, then you don't need to look any further than Paris Tattoos. You will not regret it. I'm a customer for life.Steve Wright
My review is for my tattoo artist: Robert McCollumHe is absolutely AMAZING.He is meticulous, a perfectionist, has an excellent attention to detail, and does gorgeous line work and is very consistent. Very clean artwork and very sterile tattoo artist. I am blown out of the water by his talent. I received 4 tattoos from him: a pointillism piece that is absolutely exquisite in detail, a few astronomical symbols that required PERFECT circles and line work that he absolutely NAILED-it looks like a computer printed it onto my skin they are that perfect, Third: a Compass: the directional points come to a perfect point and not a period and that takes a LOT of skill and practice to do, and lastly a gorgeous painterly black and grey fawn piece that is exactly like the reference I gave him and more. He is VERY sweet and has an overall calming effect. This was my first time getting a tattoo and I went big and sat for four tattoos and I trusted this man 100%. I have always taken an interest in tattooing- I researched a lot and being an artist myself-I knew exactly what I was looking for. These were my first tattoos and it took me THREE years of scrutinizing over portfolios and contacting other "big" artists in the Charlotte area that I either A) I did not mesh with or get a good vibe from or B) They did not have the (in my opinion) technical skill level or the style of art in their portfolio that I gravitated to.....All until I came across Robert's portfolio this year when he moved to the area and I immediately KNEW he was my artist. If I ever decide to get more tattoos, I will not go to anyone else.
It’s hard to put into words how to describe Paris at Paris Tattoo’s. Professional? Absolutely. Clean and Sanitary? Of course. But what about the talent? Bar none, the best in Charlotte. Period. I’m not going to let just anybody put ink on my body. I have a few tattoos already and was use to quality work. My first 2, I searched far and wide while in San Francisco, and finally decided on the famous Lyle Tuttle studios. But now I live in Charlotte and I was looking for that right someone to do a sleeve for me. Now don’t get me wrong, there are several top-notch artists in Charlotte doing good work, but nothing really special. That’s is until I saw some of Paris’s work on a friend. Amazing and in Awe was the only way I could describe it. I had found “The one”. It wasn’t that I “Had” to have work done by Paris. I “Must”! His artistic vision, talent, and experience are truly inspiring. The subtle nuance and flair are impeccable. He has done image rendering and free-hand on me…so far. To say I’m satisfied is an understatement. I’ve finally just said, “Do what you do. I have totally faith and trust in your abilities. I’m turning the whole design and process over to you. Do what you do best. Create.” So here is my final statement. You’d be a fool not to have your work done by Paris. It isn’t just ink, it’s art.
I am extremely proud to say that I have had work done by Paris Pierides. He is a world class artist with world class character. By far one of the nicest people I have ever met. And his skill level and creativity is unmatched. I have been to multiple studios and had work done but nothing compares to my experience here. He cares about his legacy. He will not tattoo just anything, he will tell you exactly what will and will not work and why. Some shops will tattoo any image for money, but not Paris. His shop is an art studio and extremely clean. Makes you forget that you are in a tattoo studio. He cares about his work so much that he continues to follow up by calling and also having you return five days later. He even stopped by my work on his way to the studio to see how my tattoo was doing. Can you tell me any other artist that would do that? His method of healing worked so well that I was completely healed in one week. His wife, who runs the shop, is an absolute joy to be around. And when it comes to actual tattoo time, he is a very funny guy to talk with and he has an awesome, eclectic array of music that he has jamming. Loved the entire experience and will recommend Paris Tattoos to everyone who says "wow, what a beautiful tattoo."
I went to Paris to add white to an already existing tattoo that I had done while living in CT. Now that I moved to NC I had to have someone else do this. When I walked in, I did not think that Paris would work on me seeing all the awards he earned, magazine articles written about him and the high caliber of his art in general. (when I have talked to other artists in CT. with this same talent, they had a lot of attitude and would not even bother to tattoo me! ). First thing I noticed was how humble Paris is and the integrity of his work as well as the respect he has for other artists. He was careful to make sure that I was truly from CT and in this predicament because he does not work on other artists' tattoos. While working on the tattoo, he said positive things about the original artist and even mentioned how Charlotte has good tattoo artists as well. I saw his canvas work and pictures of original tattoos he has done and they are both beautiful. Paris treats you as his canvas and his tattoos as any other original work of art done on canvas. He does beautiful, beautiful work and is the nicest guy. They are all nice. He only asks that you take care of the work done so that it will last a long time and that you will be happy.
acknowledgment of a sensational tattoo artist Paris Pierides I have the exceptional fortune and pleasure of possessing a piece of body art created by Paris Pierides As a person who thrives on individuality ,expression and each individuals unique fingerprint on life's canvas........I was beyond thrilled and grateful to find a artist such a s Paris Pierides to bring my personal body art to life Paris exemplifies pure talent and expression ......His work is a striking powerful composition of expression filled with brilliance ,passion , distinction , fluidity, sharpness and intensityHe is a astonishing artist who exhibits intense talent that speaks for itself If you are fortunate enough to have his masterwork gracing your personal canvas you indeed have been blessed And you will find yourself a most dedicated loyal collector forever pursuing his next piece to have to call your own .....Paris sketched free handed the most stunning beautifully flowing koi fishes down the center of my back and colored them in the most magnificent way......resembling a Japanese watercolor but more beautiful ....way beyond my own expectationsParis Tattoo Studio is the finest of its kind on every level no other compares .....PERIOD!!!!!
I've just completed the fourth session on a 3/4 Japanese sleeve with Paris. Number one, the work is beyond expectation. I get numerous compliments daily from all sorts of people, be it at the office or just in public.Number two, the studio is awesome, both in terms of atmosphere and decor. Go check it out to see for yourself. Once you're in the door, you'll most likely end up talking to Alexandra, booking yourself an appointment! And Alexandra is no small component at the studio. While being a permanent makeup artist, she doubles as the nicest, most caring and helpful shop manager I've ever witness at a tattoo studio!Lastly, Paris is an absolute pleasure to spend hours with...which is VERY important when there's a large piece involved. Lots of great stories from his time spent all over the world, and an extraordinary appreciation of cultures from around the globe...including the ones in this great country!I would (and DO) recommend anyone serious about getting solid, quality, professional tattoo work done, to check out the work at Paris Tattoos. Go by the studio, book an appointment, and be glad you're about to love your life!
When I saw that Charlotte was getting another tattoo shop, I thought "just what Charlotte needs - another tattoo shop"! However, after visiting Paris Tattoos and meeting Paris and seeing his work, I believe he is exactly what Charlotte needs - a tattoo ARTIST. I saw Paris work at the recent Inkfest Live show, (where he won Best Overall), and it was clear that all the other artists at the show hold Paris in the highest regard.I thought I knew what my next tattoo was going to be and I had a shortlist of local artists who I trust do do a good job. After I visited Paris Tattoos and spoke to Paris, I realized that I was restricting myself to what I perceived as "available art". After talking with Paris I completely changed my mind on the piece I wanted, and knew for sure who I wanted to do it. I made an appointment a few days later and actually enjoyed the experience at his shop. I am absolutely blown away with my tattoo and I have received many compliments on it. I would highly recommend Paris to anybody who is considering a tattoo, and I know I'm looking forward to my next one!!