Mike Gombeda created a custom piece of art for my arm! He took his time with the drawing, planning, using the stencil, and free-handed portions. He always asked permission to free-hand something in place of an original idea to see if it would work better. He was never pushy and never made me feel like his ideas were better than mine. He was especially patient with me when picking out the colors, particularly when I was being indecisive. I really appreciated and welcomed his suggestions during the whole process. Also, as a woman a big plus for me was that Mike never gave me that creepy guy vibe. I never had a fear of infection or cross contamination because Mike is crazy about cleanliness. He washed his hands before we started each session and after breaks, he probably changed his gloves 10 times each session, too. Everything was wrapped in plastic i.e. trays, machines, chairs, electrical wires, etc. Plus, I had the opportunity to watch him open all the needles and tubes from their original packaging during every set up. After completely healing, there are no lumpy scar tissue spots and my skin is smooth to the touch. The colors in my tattoo are vibrant and beautiful, I get compliments all the time! Going to Mike Gombeda at Sweet Baby Octane was a great experience and I've already scheduled my next piece!
I've known Joe Evans, the owner of Liquid Vision since the late 1980's. I have only 1 tat, and Joe was the only person I have ever considered trusting enough to put ink on my skin. I have recommended Joe to friends and family, most of whom have chosen to allow him to work on themselves or their children. Joe has done all of my minor daughters modern ear piercings with no problems or complaints. I've never had issue with cleanliness in his shop. Joe is passionate, caring, thoughtful, loving, and if I had to say anything negative at all, it would be that he is too nice of a guy.
I have been going to Joe for over 4 years. He has done my back piece (tramp stamp), and my foot tatoos and also pierced my nose, ear cartilage, belly button and also my chest dermal. He is very professional while working, and does a "GREAT" job. I also took my son there to have his first tattoo which was a memorial to his brother. Joe got him right in and did a great job. He also pierced my son's ears. My daughter will be going to Joe when she is of age for tattoos and piercings. I will not get "inked" anywhere else, ever. Highly recommend Liquid Vision!
I have been taking my children to get their tattoo's from Joe for years, he is the only artist I would trust. He has always produced the tattoo's the way that my children envisioned them, and they have always been 100% satisfied. The shop is NOT dirty, and that includes the restroom. Joe has always been professional and very pleasant to everyone I have ever seen come in the shop. I have recommended Joe to my family and friends, and everyone that has gone has been extremely happy. Joe is an excellent artist, and Liquid Vision is top notch.