39 Reviews

Copper State Tattoo

Phoenix, Arizona
General Info
Copper State Tattoo is a clean and classy traditional tattoo shop located in the heart of central Phoenix. We provide top notch tattooing in a safe, clean, well lit studio. We are experienced professional artists, capable of drawing and designing beautiful and correct tattoos. Our strength is in our art. We are also more than happy to tattoo your designs or anything you find, as long as it will be a good choice in the medium of a tattoo.
Reviews
Gene I.
10 May 2019
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Love this place!!! Was down in Phoenix for 3 months working. Spent most of my free time at this stop. Stephen was my artist and he gave me 4 amazing tattoos. One was a coverup and I was more than impr... Read More
Love this place!!! Was down in Phoenix for 3 months working. Spent most of my free time at this stop. Stephen was my artist and he gave me 4 amazing tattoos. One was a coverup and I was more than impressed with how it came out. His detail is on point!!! He does insanely good work and after going to him I would never go anywhere else. He is also one of the coolest, most real people you will ever meet. I STRONGLY suggest him! Read Less
Serra B.
7 Apr 2019
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I went there initially to get my first tattoo and got it from the owner was great which is why I went back but the second time horrible. The artist was Stephen and I really did not like his overall cu... Read More
I went there initially to get my first tattoo and got it from the owner was great which is why I went back but the second time horrible. The artist was Stephen and I really did not like his overall customer service was horrible originally when I went in the owner drew it out and made sure I liked the tattoo Steven on the other hand didnt even care about what I wanted and now I have a shitty tattoo wrong color and size and a horrible experience there, he did not ask me anything but went on about how many years experience he had, then why cant you do the tattoo I want. I wanted pink got purple I wanted something dainty got a huge ass character on my hand, really I suggest in the future if I am paying something I suggest listening or at least try to listen to what the customer wants before giving your own opinion. I did not want something that was noticeable and thats why I wanted to less noticeable color I am writing this not because I wanted to give a bad review but because I am so mad on how I was treated and talked to there and how rude Steven was and hopefully hes a better reader than listener because had he taken the time to listen to what I wanted maybe I couldve been a happier customer instead of an unsatisfied one having to life w a tattoo that couldve been what I wanted had he been less of a cocky SOB horrible service bad artist and overall bad experience. Read Less
Steve M.
6 Jan 2019
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Stephen is the man to go to for cover up or as they call em I think Regret Erasers ..He did a beautiful job covering up some tattoos on my hands Hands down a very kool tattoo shop with some kool as pe... Read More
Stephen is the man to go to for cover up or as they call em I think Regret Erasers ..He did a beautiful job covering up some tattoos on my hands Hands down a very kool tattoo shop with some kool as people Stephen is highly recommended Thank all you guys for being some kool kick ass Read Less
Andrew S.
22 Aug 2018
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Great looking shop, great people and great work! I got a piece done here almost 2 weeks ago and it was an awesome experience. The artist that worked on my design was Stephen Huntt, really cool guy and... Read More
Great looking shop, great people and great work! I got a piece done here almost 2 weeks ago and it was an awesome experience. The artist that worked on my design was Stephen Huntt, really cool guy and does great work. I walked in with no appointment just an idea and in under 3 hours I was in and out, he drew up the design went over it to make sure it was exactly what I wanted and made it happen... Nice people and good environment, real comfortable for a first time experience Read Less
Stephanie R.
7 Aug 2018
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Highly recommend getting your tattoos with Alex! He's done two of mine and I'm getting ready for another! I like working with him because he has a lot of patience with me since I'm such a wuss haha!! ... Read More
Highly recommend getting your tattoos with Alex! He's done two of mine and I'm getting ready for another! I like working with him because he has a lot of patience with me since I'm such a wuss haha!! He's very professional and has a lot of passion for what he does! Read Less
Kami Johnstone
6 Jul 2018
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Came here out of recommendation, and seriously was blown away by the array of art covering ever serface of the shop. Emma did my memorial tattoo and it came out even better than I imagined in my head.... Read More
Came here out of recommendation, and seriously was blown away by the array of art covering ever serface of the shop. Emma did my memorial tattoo and it came out even better than I imagined in my head. All the artists at Copper seem awesome in their own way. I made small talk with a few of them while on the table. Next trip back out to Phoenix I will be stopping by for my next addition. Thank you Emma for everything!! Read Less
Tryston Blose
1 Jul 2018
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My girlfriend and I scheduled a last minute appointment with Alex, looking to get a tattoo while visiting family, Alex gave us such great insight and knowledge. Tattoos came out wonderful!
Dani O.
26 Feb 2018
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Best place in town for Tebori Japanese tattoos and plenty of other good stuff. You can usually expect good jams and plenty of geek level conversation about coffee and the nature of art as it relates t... Read More
Best place in town for Tebori Japanese tattoos and plenty of other good stuff. You can usually expect good jams and plenty of geek level conversation about coffee and the nature of art as it relates to the culture it derives from. Read Less
Patrick Brennan
19 Feb 2018
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Not so good. Lost key's there. Also, I paid for my tattoo beforehand, money supposedly came up missing after I gave it to the person doing my tattoo. I guess it was the manager or owner that subtly ac... Read More
Not so good. Lost key's there. Also, I paid for my tattoo beforehand, money supposedly came up missing after I gave it to the person doing my tattoo. I guess it was the manager or owner that subtly accused me of taking the money. So, I won't be going back. Read Less
Bailey Edwards
1 Feb 2018
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Andrew was absolutely amazing. He executed the tattoo I wanted perfectly. He was able to fit me in according to my schedule. The staff were so friendly and just chatted with me while he tattooed me. I... Read More
Andrew was absolutely amazing. He executed the tattoo I wanted perfectly. He was able to fit me in according to my schedule. The staff were so friendly and just chatted with me while he tattooed me. It made me feel so comfortable and welcome. Everyone was super professional. I recommend this shop for anyone wanting to get inked. Read Less
Tanya C.
17 Nov 2017
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We walked in to Copper State and received amazing customer service and fantastic tattoos! I was lucky enough to have Andrew Work on me, and he was the best. Very clean lines and worked quickly! Thank ... Read More
We walked in to Copper State and received amazing customer service and fantastic tattoos! I was lucky enough to have Andrew Work on me, and he was the best. Very clean lines and worked quickly! Thank you all so much for doing our Best Friend tattoos and my survivor tattoo! Read Less
Heather Page-Farlow
18 Jun 2017
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My daughter took me to this studio when I wanted to get my semicolon tattoo. She had made an appointment with Alex and although he was busy when we got there Emma gave me the tattoo I wanted. It too... Read More
My daughter took me to this studio when I wanted to get my semicolon tattoo. She had made an appointment with Alex and although he was busy when we got there Emma gave me the tattoo I wanted. It took no time at all. It was terrific. However, as it healed the bruising didn't go away. I assumed it was my age and the placement on my wrist but after contacting Alex he said to let him look since 2 months is a long time for a bruise. He checked it out and confirmed I had tatt...oo blowout which happens. He offered to fix it. After meeting with him to discuss idea I him add some color around the semicolon - teal for anxiety awareness, blue for depression awareness, red for my root chakra and purple because when I am an old woman I will wear purple. Love it! Alex was very quick and had a soft touch. The whole experience was great. I love looking at the flash and artwork. Seeing the artists sketching was amazing. This is a really nice, clean and friendly local studio. See More Read Less
Heather P.
16 Jun 2017
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My daughter took me to this studio when I wanted to get my semicolon tattoo.  She had made an appointment with Alex and although he was busy when we got there Emma gave me the tattoo I wanted.  She ha... Read More
My daughter took me to this studio when I wanted to get my semicolon tattoo.  She had made an appointment with Alex and although he was busy when we got there Emma gave me the tattoo I wanted.  She has a soft touch and it took no time at all.  It was terrific.  However, as it healed the bruising didn't go away.  I assumed it was my age and the placement on my wrist but after contacting Alex he said to let him look since 2 months is a long time for a bruise.  Ge checked it out and confirmed I had tattoo blowout which happens.  He offered  to fix it free of charge.  After meeting with him to discuss idea I him add some color around the semicolon - teal for anxiety awareness, blue for depression awareness, red for my root chakra and purple because when I am an old woman I will wear purple.   Love it!  Alex was very quick and had a soft touch.  The whole experience was great.  I love looking at the flash and artwork.  Seeing the artists sketching was amazing.  This is a really nice, clean and friendly local studio. Read Less
Beck Murphy
15 Jun 2017
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Sara Elizabeth Wallich
17 May 2017
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I waited 11 years for my tattoo and finally decided this was the place for me! The atmosphere was friendly and welcoming, the staff is amazing and overall just an amazing experience. I came here for m... Read More
I waited 11 years for my tattoo and finally decided this was the place for me! The atmosphere was friendly and welcoming, the staff is amazing and overall just an amazing experience. I came here for my 1st tattoo and ended up getting a full sleeve done by Scott! I am more than pleased with the hard work that was put into my piece and the way they would have gone out of their way to make sure that I was comfortable. I'm already looking forward to more work! Read Less
Conner Herman
30 Mar 2017
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A shop of well trained craftsmen who are focused and can work in any style. The shop is always clean and is covered wall to wall with original art inside and out. Everybody is very nice and profession... Read More
A shop of well trained craftsmen who are focused and can work in any style. The shop is always clean and is covered wall to wall with original art inside and out. Everybody is very nice and professional and can translate your ideas into a solid life lasting well executed tattoo. Read Less
Michael Bass
30 Mar 2017
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This is a great shop. Depending on what you want, there will be someone in-house, fully capable and professional to tattoo you up real nice. I chose this shop because of its clean atmosphere and frien... Read More
This is a great shop. Depending on what you want, there will be someone in-house, fully capable and professional to tattoo you up real nice. I chose this shop because of its clean atmosphere and friendly artists. Alex Empty, a local artist, has been working on my traditional Japanese sleeve in the Tebori style and I absolutely love the work. This shop is a great place for the first time Customer and for the seasoned guest alike. Thanks again. See you soon! Read Less
Fat Mike
30 Mar 2017
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This is a great shop. Depending on what you want, there will be someone in-house, fully capable and professional to tattoo you up real nice. I chose this shop because of its clean atmosphere and frien... Read More
This is a great shop. Depending on what you want, there will be someone in-house, fully capable and professional to tattoo you up real nice. I chose this shop because of its clean atmosphere and friendly artists. Alex Empty, a local artist, has been working on my traditional Japanese sleeve in the Tebori style and I absolutely love the work. This shop is a great place for the first time Customer and for the seasoned guest alike. Thanks again. See you soon! Read Less
Jennifer Miles
30 Mar 2017
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Over the course of a couple of years, I've spent a lot of time in this shop, working on a traditional Japanese back piece. Each time I come in for work, I'm treated like family by Alex, the owner. He'... Read More
Over the course of a couple of years, I've spent a lot of time in this shop, working on a traditional Japanese back piece. Each time I come in for work, I'm treated like family by Alex, the owner. He's caring, easy to talk to, receptive to my thoughts regarding the tattoo work we are doing, and is the ultimate professional and artistic talent. The other artists in the shop are also very friendly and awesome. There's always great music playing and good energy flowing throughout. I must also mention the importance of cleanliness when in this type of environment and the shop ALWAYS adheres to the industry standards of cleanliness and proper sanitation. I love Copper Sate Tattoo, I bring friends here and would recommend this place to anyone looking for solid work and an excellent tattoo experience. Read Less
rich caniglia
30 Mar 2017
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just want to give a heads up to tattoo collectors, 1st timers, or people who are researching tattoo artists in Phoenix area. Copper State is a very clean, professional studio with talented artists wh... Read More
just want to give a heads up to tattoo collectors, 1st timers, or people who are researching tattoo artists in Phoenix area. Copper State is a very clean, professional studio with talented artists who help you feel comfortable and relaxed. The artists offer multiple styles from classic Americana to Traditional Japanese Tebori (handpoke). I took my daughter for her first tattoo last weekend and she had a great experience. Read Less
Casey Strauss
30 Mar 2017
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I've been getting tattooed by Alex for about 6 years. His talent is remarkable and his passion runs deep. It has been amazing watching him grow in his work to finally opening up such an amazing shop a... Read More
I've been getting tattooed by Alex for about 6 years. His talent is remarkable and his passion runs deep. It has been amazing watching him grow in his work to finally opening up such an amazing shop as such. He surrounds himself with like minded individuals that each have their own flair. Copper State Tattoo isn't just your average shop. The free flowing, no judgemental energy is felt as soon as you step through the doors. You're instantly greeted and feeling welcome. Whatever your tatto needs are, I assure they will be met beyond expectation here. Read Less
Jennifer M.
28 Mar 2017
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Over the course of a couple of years, I've spent a lot of time in this shop, working on a traditional Japanese back piece. Each time I come in for work, I'm treated like family by Alex, the owner. He'... Read More
Over the course of a couple of years, I've spent a lot of time in this shop, working on a traditional Japanese back piece. Each time I come in for work, I'm treated like family by Alex, the owner. He's caring, easy to talk to, receptive to my thoughts regarding the tattoo work we are doing, and is the ultimate professional and artistic talent. The other artists in the shop are also very friendly and awesome. There's always great music playing and good energy flowing throughout. I must also mention the importance of cleanliness when in this type of environment and the shop ALWAYS adheres to the industry standards of cleanliness and proper sanitation.  I love Copper Sate Tattoo! I bring friends here and would recommend this place to anyone looking for solid work and an excellent tattoo experience. Read Less
Margo Bozeman
25 Mar 2017
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Amazing artists! Cecelia does some beautiful work, and I am so glad that I came to her for my sleeve. You can check out some of their work online, but I do recommend visiting their location to browse ... Read More
Amazing artists! Cecelia does some beautiful work, and I am so glad that I came to her for my sleeve. You can check out some of their work online, but I do recommend visiting their location to browse their extensive portfolio collection. Schedule appointments well in advance, as they are usually booked up. Read Less
Luke Glogg
10 Mar 2017
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Amazing shop w/ a great atmosphere, Tony killed my tat! Will be back for more ink soon!
Colin Garmany
4 Jan 2017
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Clean, professional, quality tattoos. All of the artist do great work! Get a tebori tattoo by Alex it's a very unique and comfortable experience. I've been a customer over ten years.
Mike Bass
29 Oct 2016
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This is a great shop. I wanted to start my tattoo journey and I sought out Alex Empty. He is extremely talented. Using the Tebori technique, he has started a beautiful tattoo for me. See you soon bud... Read More
This is a great shop. I wanted to start my tattoo journey and I sought out Alex Empty. He is extremely talented. Using the Tebori technique, he has started a beautiful tattoo for me. See you soon buddy! Read Less
Phaedra S.
13 Mar 2016
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This tattoo parlour is fantastic. I've been tattooed by three different artists here and I love all the work I have from here.
Aaron H.
19 Sep 2015
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Alex and the guys at CST are awesome! We went when they first opened on a Saturday morning, probably their busiest day, for some "rework" on a tattoo that my daughter had.... She let a friend do it, a... Read More
Alex and the guys at CST are awesome! We went when they first opened on a Saturday morning, probably their busiest day, for some "rework" on a tattoo that my daughter had.... She let a friend do it, and it was horrible.  Alex got her in and they fixed the bad tattoo right away, a vast improvement!!The shop is super clean and they are all meticulous about sanitation. Everybody is friendly and professional. Although what we had done wasn't in the "creative" range, their traditional style stuff on the walls looks awesome.Definitely go see Alex and the guys at Copper State Tattoo! Read Less
Jeffrey B.
11 Jul 2015
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Talented artists in a fun little spot. Copper State is a true representation of Midtown Phoenix and the rise of the Central Avenue Corridor. This place is a hidden gem with authenticity at its core. I... Read More
Talented artists in a fun little spot. Copper State is a true representation of Midtown Phoenix and the rise of the Central Avenue Corridor. This place is a hidden gem with authenticity at its core. I've both had and witnessed work done by several artists there and would certainly recommend it for those who are collectors at heart and are looking for something unique and homegrown - even down to the ink itself! Read Less
Hettie R.
6 Jul 2015
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This isn't your typical male ego driven shop, these are guys that love tattooing and are passionate about creating great art. You will witness a group of people that work amazingly well together and o... Read More
This isn't your typical male ego driven shop, these are guys that love tattooing and are passionate about creating great art. You will witness a group of people that work amazingly well together and only want to see each other succeed. What this means is that for you, as the customer, you will feel at ease and secure that you are in capable hands. I have walked into many tattoo shops and have walked right back out just because the atmosphere is not one that I would want to be in during such a vulnerable time. Between the laid back atmosphere and amazing artists, this is just an undiscovered gem of a shop. I have spent countless hours being tattooed by Alex Empty, since we are working on a half body suit, and have come to look forward to my time on his table. I would not trust anyone with this much of my skin as I have come to trust Alex. Amazing as Alex is, I now want something from each of the artists in the shop. Everyone there is friendly, welcoming and extremely talented. Read Less
Kelly T.
26 Jun 2015
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I love this place. Exactly what a tattoo shop should be like. The guys are awesome. Not pretentious or full of themselves. Not too cool to give you the time of day. They're all amazing artists with a ... Read More
I love this place. Exactly what a tattoo shop should be like. The guys are awesome. Not pretentious or full of themselves. Not too cool to give you the time of day. They're all amazing artists with a deep respect for the trade. I've known Alex for a few years now. He took on a sleeve for me that was a coverup of a coverup. It's coming along great. Also got an awesome clover tattoo by Jake. Having Avie start on a leg piece for me. That's how you know it's a great shop when you want to be tattooed by everyone there. This place feels like a second home. A second family. If you're looking for a new shop then definitely check this place out. You won't be disappointed. Read Less
Kim Brandt
24 Jun 2015
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Alex is true to his craft...super professional, super clean, great art on walls, and super nice guys who also work there. There is no attitude walking into Copper State, everyone is really cool. I lov... Read More
Alex is true to his craft...super professional, super clean, great art on walls, and super nice guys who also work there. There is no attitude walking into Copper State, everyone is really cool. I love going to see Alex, he tweaks my ideas to make them even cooler than I imagined! You certainly won't be disappointed. The best artist by far I've been to. Read Less
Hilary J.
16 Jun 2015
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I started getting tattooed by Alex back in 2005, when he was living and working in the San Francisco Bay Area. Although I stumbled upon him randomly, his creativity, vision, and passion for tattooing ... Read More
I started getting tattooed by Alex back in 2005, when he was living and working in the San Francisco Bay Area. Although I stumbled upon him randomly, his creativity, vision, and passion for tattooing kept me returning to him almost exclusively up until he left the Bay Area and returned to Phoenix 5 years ago. I have one full sleeve, a back piece, and numerous smaller tattoos from Alex and I could not be happier with every single one of them. My husband and I recently made the journey (finally!) out to Phoenix to see Alex and the new shop and to get some work done. We were both blown away by Copper State Tattoo- the ambience is relaxed yet professional, the guys are all super friendly and knowledgeable, and the walls are covered in beautiful artwork. It was a pleasure to get tattooed in such an environment. Read Less
Lindsey C.
14 Jun 2015
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I absolutely love Copper State. So far, I've had two pieces done by Alex. There is no one I trust more. These guys are incredibly down to earth with a passion for the craft. They believe in creating q... Read More
I absolutely love Copper State. So far, I've had two pieces done by Alex. There is no one I trust more. These guys are incredibly down to earth with a passion for the craft. They believe in creating quality work that lasts. They really know how to position tattoos in ways that they will not distort as the body moves naturally. They are incredibly clean and professional artists.For my latest piece, I wanted something that reminded me of home. I told Alex the basic concept of what I was looking for. He drew up a quick sketch that really tied everything together in a way that far exceeded my expectations. I could not be happier with how it turned out. I knew I could trust Alex to create something incredible based on such a simple concept.The shop can be tricky to find that first time, but it's on the corner of Osborn and 7th Ave in a little strip of businesses behind a Cricket store and a Mexican restaurant. Read Less
Leah N.
3 Jun 2015
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A shop full of funny, interesting, talented and patient guys. They know exactly how to make your idea into the perfect tattoo.
Connie Marks
30 Mar 2015
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Avie has designed and given me several spectacular tattoos. He is a true perfectionist and it shows through in his attention to detail and his love for his art.
Naoi R.
16 Feb 2015
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Tired of the monster egos and attitudes in many of  tattoo shops locally?  I was, so I went here.  They'd done some work on my friend, and it looked incredible.  I just spent the last two days there, ... Read More
Tired of the monster egos and attitudes in many of  tattoo shops locally?  I was, so I went here.  They'd done some work on my friend, and it looked incredible.  I just spent the last two days there, as Alex Empty (owner) is doing a very large japanese style back piece on me.  He is amazing.  The piece looks so good (understatement of the year), and I cannot wait for it to be finished.  He's very detail oriented, he even wrote famous japanese artists with questions on seasons and the position of objects in my tattoo, caring about what is accepted and that my tattoo was done properly.  He cares about the details, and his passion is definitely in this area.  He's well traveled, and has studied it seriously.  Japanese style is not the only type he does, but he's damn good at it.  I got to know the other artists as well, since I spent so much time there this past weekend. They are all talented.  On top of that, good people, good vibes, and they care about their craft.  No one else is tattooing me.  Ever. Go see them, talk to them about that tattoo you've been thinking about, and see if it's a good fit for you. Read Less
Aimee H.
16 Jan 2015
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These guys are great! The hubby and I stopped in on a whim... aren't most tats are on a whimp right hahaHe needed to fix a monstrosity from a drunkin bad choice back in the day, and I needed to get my... Read More
These guys are great! The hubby and I stopped in on a whim... aren't most tats are on a whimp right hahaHe needed to fix a monstrosity from a drunkin bad choice back in the day, and I needed to get my stamp of completing for my half marathon. Simple work for both of us. These guys were great. Their books looked good, they do a great job with covering old tattoos. They are very clean and have a nice work space. They haven't been around a long time so don't have a huge following that I can tell, but you should check them out. I will be back in two months when I get to get my 26.2 tat Yay! Read Less
Trenton Cox
19 Sep 2014
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I have several pieces done by Alex Empty. He is a remarkable artist, traveled and learned, and takes great pride in the tradition of tattoos. I love his work and his outlook on the art and culture of ... Read More
I have several pieces done by Alex Empty. He is a remarkable artist, traveled and learned, and takes great pride in the tradition of tattoos. I love his work and his outlook on the art and culture of the tattoo community. You will never be disappointed with anything from he or anyone he vouches for. Great shop, great artist. Read Less
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Copper State Tattoo

Phoenix, Arizona
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3343 North 7th Avenue
Phoenix Arizona 85013
Copper State Tattoo is a clean and classy traditional tattoo shop located in the heart of central Phoenix. We provide top notch tattooing in a safe, clean, well lit studio. We are experienced professional artists, capable of drawing and designing beautiful and correct tattoos. Our strength is in our art. We are also more than happy to tattoo your designs or anything you find, as long as it will be a good choice in the medium of a tattoo.
Tuesday
12:00PM-19:00PM
Wednesday
12:00PM-19:00PM
Thursday
12:00PM-19:00PM
Friday
12:00PM-19:00PM
Saturday
12:00PM-19:00PM
Sunday
12:00PM-19:00PM
Gene I.
10 May 2019
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Love this place!!! Was down in Phoenix for 3 months working. Spent most of my free time at this stop. Stephen was my artist and he gave me 4 amazing tattoos. One was a coverup and I was more than impr... Read More
Love this place!!! Was down in Phoenix for 3 months working. Spent most of my free time at this stop. Stephen was my artist and he gave me 4 amazing tattoos. One was a coverup and I was more than impressed with how it came out. His detail is on point!!! He does insanely good work and after going to him I would never go anywhere else. He is also one of the coolest, most real people you will ever meet. I STRONGLY suggest him! Read Less
Serra B.
7 Apr 2019
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I went there initially to get my first tattoo and got it from the owner was great which is why I went back but the second time horrible. The artist was Stephen and I really did not like his overall cu... Read More
I went there initially to get my first tattoo and got it from the owner was great which is why I went back but the second time horrible. The artist was Stephen and I really did not like his overall customer service was horrible originally when I went in the owner drew it out and made sure I liked the tattoo Steven on the other hand didnt even care about what I wanted and now I have a shitty tattoo wrong color and size and a horrible experience there, he did not ask me anything but went on about how many years experience he had, then why cant you do the tattoo I want. I wanted pink got purple I wanted something dainty got a huge ass character on my hand, really I suggest in the future if I am paying something I suggest listening or at least try to listen to what the customer wants before giving your own opinion. I did not want something that was noticeable and thats why I wanted to less noticeable color I am writing this not because I wanted to give a bad review but because I am so mad on how I was treated and talked to there and how rude Steven was and hopefully hes a better reader than listener because had he taken the time to listen to what I wanted maybe I couldve been a happier customer instead of an unsatisfied one having to life w a tattoo that couldve been what I wanted had he been less of a cocky SOB horrible service bad artist and overall bad experience. Read Less
Steve M.
6 Jan 2019
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Stephen is the man to go to for cover up or as they call em I think Regret Erasers ..He did a beautiful job covering up some tattoos on my hands Hands down a very kool tattoo shop with some kool as pe... Read More
Stephen is the man to go to for cover up or as they call em I think Regret Erasers ..He did a beautiful job covering up some tattoos on my hands Hands down a very kool tattoo shop with some kool as people Stephen is highly recommended Thank all you guys for being some kool kick ass Read Less
Andrew S.
22 Aug 2018
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Great looking shop, great people and great work! I got a piece done here almost 2 weeks ago and it was an awesome experience. The artist that worked on my design was Stephen Huntt, really cool guy and... Read More
Great looking shop, great people and great work! I got a piece done here almost 2 weeks ago and it was an awesome experience. The artist that worked on my design was Stephen Huntt, really cool guy and does great work. I walked in with no appointment just an idea and in under 3 hours I was in and out, he drew up the design went over it to make sure it was exactly what I wanted and made it happen... Nice people and good environment, real comfortable for a first time experience Read Less
Stephanie R.
7 Aug 2018
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Highly recommend getting your tattoos with Alex! He's done two of mine and I'm getting ready for another! I like working with him because he has a lot of patience with me since I'm such a wuss haha!! ... Read More
Highly recommend getting your tattoos with Alex! He's done two of mine and I'm getting ready for another! I like working with him because he has a lot of patience with me since I'm such a wuss haha!! He's very professional and has a lot of passion for what he does! Read Less
Kami Johnstone
6 Jul 2018
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Came here out of recommendation, and seriously was blown away by the array of art covering ever serface of the shop. Emma did my memorial tattoo and it came out even better than I imagined in my head.... Read More
Came here out of recommendation, and seriously was blown away by the array of art covering ever serface of the shop. Emma did my memorial tattoo and it came out even better than I imagined in my head. All the artists at Copper seem awesome in their own way. I made small talk with a few of them while on the table. Next trip back out to Phoenix I will be stopping by for my next addition. Thank you Emma for everything!! Read Less
Tryston Blose
1 Jul 2018
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My girlfriend and I scheduled a last minute appointment with Alex, looking to get a tattoo while visiting family, Alex gave us such great insight and knowledge. Tattoos came out wonderful!
Dani O.
26 Feb 2018
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Best place in town for Tebori Japanese tattoos and plenty of other good stuff. You can usually expect good jams and plenty of geek level conversation about coffee and the nature of art as it relates t... Read More
Best place in town for Tebori Japanese tattoos and plenty of other good stuff. You can usually expect good jams and plenty of geek level conversation about coffee and the nature of art as it relates to the culture it derives from. Read Less
Patrick Brennan
19 Feb 2018
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Not so good. Lost key's there. Also, I paid for my tattoo beforehand, money supposedly came up missing after I gave it to the person doing my tattoo. I guess it was the manager or owner that subtly ac... Read More
Not so good. Lost key's there. Also, I paid for my tattoo beforehand, money supposedly came up missing after I gave it to the person doing my tattoo. I guess it was the manager or owner that subtly accused me of taking the money. So, I won't be going back. Read Less
Bailey Edwards
1 Feb 2018
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Andrew was absolutely amazing. He executed the tattoo I wanted perfectly. He was able to fit me in according to my schedule. The staff were so friendly and just chatted with me while he tattooed me. I... Read More
Andrew was absolutely amazing. He executed the tattoo I wanted perfectly. He was able to fit me in according to my schedule. The staff were so friendly and just chatted with me while he tattooed me. It made me feel so comfortable and welcome. Everyone was super professional. I recommend this shop for anyone wanting to get inked. Read Less
Tanya C.
17 Nov 2017
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We walked in to Copper State and received amazing customer service and fantastic tattoos! I was lucky enough to have Andrew Work on me, and he was the best. Very clean lines and worked quickly! Thank ... Read More
We walked in to Copper State and received amazing customer service and fantastic tattoos! I was lucky enough to have Andrew Work on me, and he was the best. Very clean lines and worked quickly! Thank you all so much for doing our Best Friend tattoos and my survivor tattoo! Read Less
Heather Page-Farlow
18 Jun 2017
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My daughter took me to this studio when I wanted to get my semicolon tattoo. She had made an appointment with Alex and although he was busy when we got there Emma gave me the tattoo I wanted. It too... Read More
My daughter took me to this studio when I wanted to get my semicolon tattoo. She had made an appointment with Alex and although he was busy when we got there Emma gave me the tattoo I wanted. It took no time at all. It was terrific. However, as it healed the bruising didn't go away. I assumed it was my age and the placement on my wrist but after contacting Alex he said to let him look since 2 months is a long time for a bruise. He checked it out and confirmed I had tatt...oo blowout which happens. He offered to fix it. After meeting with him to discuss idea I him add some color around the semicolon - teal for anxiety awareness, blue for depression awareness, red for my root chakra and purple because when I am an old woman I will wear purple. Love it! Alex was very quick and had a soft touch. The whole experience was great. I love looking at the flash and artwork. Seeing the artists sketching was amazing. This is a really nice, clean and friendly local studio. See More Read Less
Heather P.
16 Jun 2017
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My daughter took me to this studio when I wanted to get my semicolon tattoo.  She had made an appointment with Alex and although he was busy when we got there Emma gave me the tattoo I wanted.  She ha... Read More
My daughter took me to this studio when I wanted to get my semicolon tattoo.  She had made an appointment with Alex and although he was busy when we got there Emma gave me the tattoo I wanted.  She has a soft touch and it took no time at all.  It was terrific.  However, as it healed the bruising didn't go away.  I assumed it was my age and the placement on my wrist but after contacting Alex he said to let him look since 2 months is a long time for a bruise.  Ge checked it out and confirmed I had tattoo blowout which happens.  He offered  to fix it free of charge.  After meeting with him to discuss idea I him add some color around the semicolon - teal for anxiety awareness, blue for depression awareness, red for my root chakra and purple because when I am an old woman I will wear purple.   Love it!  Alex was very quick and had a soft touch.  The whole experience was great.  I love looking at the flash and artwork.  Seeing the artists sketching was amazing.  This is a really nice, clean and friendly local studio. Read Less
Beck Murphy
15 Jun 2017
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Sara Elizabeth Wallich
17 May 2017
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I waited 11 years for my tattoo and finally decided this was the place for me! The atmosphere was friendly and welcoming, the staff is amazing and overall just an amazing experience. I came here for m... Read More
I waited 11 years for my tattoo and finally decided this was the place for me! The atmosphere was friendly and welcoming, the staff is amazing and overall just an amazing experience. I came here for my 1st tattoo and ended up getting a full sleeve done by Scott! I am more than pleased with the hard work that was put into my piece and the way they would have gone out of their way to make sure that I was comfortable. I'm already looking forward to more work! Read Less
Conner Herman
30 Mar 2017
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A shop of well trained craftsmen who are focused and can work in any style. The shop is always clean and is covered wall to wall with original art inside and out. Everybody is very nice and profession... Read More
A shop of well trained craftsmen who are focused and can work in any style. The shop is always clean and is covered wall to wall with original art inside and out. Everybody is very nice and professional and can translate your ideas into a solid life lasting well executed tattoo. Read Less
Michael Bass
30 Mar 2017
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This is a great shop. Depending on what you want, there will be someone in-house, fully capable and professional to tattoo you up real nice. I chose this shop because of its clean atmosphere and frien... Read More
This is a great shop. Depending on what you want, there will be someone in-house, fully capable and professional to tattoo you up real nice. I chose this shop because of its clean atmosphere and friendly artists. Alex Empty, a local artist, has been working on my traditional Japanese sleeve in the Tebori style and I absolutely love the work. This shop is a great place for the first time Customer and for the seasoned guest alike. Thanks again. See you soon! Read Less
Fat Mike
30 Mar 2017
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This is a great shop. Depending on what you want, there will be someone in-house, fully capable and professional to tattoo you up real nice. I chose this shop because of its clean atmosphere and frien... Read More
This is a great shop. Depending on what you want, there will be someone in-house, fully capable and professional to tattoo you up real nice. I chose this shop because of its clean atmosphere and friendly artists. Alex Empty, a local artist, has been working on my traditional Japanese sleeve in the Tebori style and I absolutely love the work. This shop is a great place for the first time Customer and for the seasoned guest alike. Thanks again. See you soon! Read Less
Jennifer Miles
30 Mar 2017
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Over the course of a couple of years, I've spent a lot of time in this shop, working on a traditional Japanese back piece. Each time I come in for work, I'm treated like family by Alex, the owner. He'... Read More
Over the course of a couple of years, I've spent a lot of time in this shop, working on a traditional Japanese back piece. Each time I come in for work, I'm treated like family by Alex, the owner. He's caring, easy to talk to, receptive to my thoughts regarding the tattoo work we are doing, and is the ultimate professional and artistic talent. The other artists in the shop are also very friendly and awesome. There's always great music playing and good energy flowing throughout. I must also mention the importance of cleanliness when in this type of environment and the shop ALWAYS adheres to the industry standards of cleanliness and proper sanitation. I love Copper Sate Tattoo, I bring friends here and would recommend this place to anyone looking for solid work and an excellent tattoo experience. Read Less
rich caniglia
30 Mar 2017
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just want to give a heads up to tattoo collectors, 1st timers, or people who are researching tattoo artists in Phoenix area. Copper State is a very clean, professional studio with talented artists wh... Read More
just want to give a heads up to tattoo collectors, 1st timers, or people who are researching tattoo artists in Phoenix area. Copper State is a very clean, professional studio with talented artists who help you feel comfortable and relaxed. The artists offer multiple styles from classic Americana to Traditional Japanese Tebori (handpoke). I took my daughter for her first tattoo last weekend and she had a great experience. Read Less
Casey Strauss
30 Mar 2017
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I've been getting tattooed by Alex for about 6 years. His talent is remarkable and his passion runs deep. It has been amazing watching him grow in his work to finally opening up such an amazing shop a... Read More
I've been getting tattooed by Alex for about 6 years. His talent is remarkable and his passion runs deep. It has been amazing watching him grow in his work to finally opening up such an amazing shop as such. He surrounds himself with like minded individuals that each have their own flair. Copper State Tattoo isn't just your average shop. The free flowing, no judgemental energy is felt as soon as you step through the doors. You're instantly greeted and feeling welcome. Whatever your tatto needs are, I assure they will be met beyond expectation here. Read Less
Jennifer M.
28 Mar 2017
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Over the course of a couple of years, I've spent a lot of time in this shop, working on a traditional Japanese back piece. Each time I come in for work, I'm treated like family by Alex, the owner. He'... Read More
Over the course of a couple of years, I've spent a lot of time in this shop, working on a traditional Japanese back piece. Each time I come in for work, I'm treated like family by Alex, the owner. He's caring, easy to talk to, receptive to my thoughts regarding the tattoo work we are doing, and is the ultimate professional and artistic talent. The other artists in the shop are also very friendly and awesome. There's always great music playing and good energy flowing throughout. I must also mention the importance of cleanliness when in this type of environment and the shop ALWAYS adheres to the industry standards of cleanliness and proper sanitation.  I love Copper Sate Tattoo! I bring friends here and would recommend this place to anyone looking for solid work and an excellent tattoo experience. Read Less
Margo Bozeman
25 Mar 2017
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Amazing artists! Cecelia does some beautiful work, and I am so glad that I came to her for my sleeve. You can check out some of their work online, but I do recommend visiting their location to browse ... Read More
Amazing artists! Cecelia does some beautiful work, and I am so glad that I came to her for my sleeve. You can check out some of their work online, but I do recommend visiting their location to browse their extensive portfolio collection. Schedule appointments well in advance, as they are usually booked up. Read Less
Luke Glogg
10 Mar 2017
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Amazing shop w/ a great atmosphere, Tony killed my tat! Will be back for more ink soon!
Colin Garmany
4 Jan 2017
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Clean, professional, quality tattoos. All of the artist do great work! Get a tebori tattoo by Alex it's a very unique and comfortable experience. I've been a customer over ten years.
Mike Bass
29 Oct 2016
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This is a great shop. I wanted to start my tattoo journey and I sought out Alex Empty. He is extremely talented. Using the Tebori technique, he has started a beautiful tattoo for me. See you soon bud... Read More
This is a great shop. I wanted to start my tattoo journey and I sought out Alex Empty. He is extremely talented. Using the Tebori technique, he has started a beautiful tattoo for me. See you soon buddy! Read Less
Phaedra S.
13 Mar 2016
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This tattoo parlour is fantastic. I've been tattooed by three different artists here and I love all the work I have from here.
Aaron H.
19 Sep 2015
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Alex and the guys at CST are awesome! We went when they first opened on a Saturday morning, probably their busiest day, for some "rework" on a tattoo that my daughter had.... She let a friend do it, a... Read More
Alex and the guys at CST are awesome! We went when they first opened on a Saturday morning, probably their busiest day, for some "rework" on a tattoo that my daughter had.... She let a friend do it, and it was horrible.  Alex got her in and they fixed the bad tattoo right away, a vast improvement!!The shop is super clean and they are all meticulous about sanitation. Everybody is friendly and professional. Although what we had done wasn't in the "creative" range, their traditional style stuff on the walls looks awesome.Definitely go see Alex and the guys at Copper State Tattoo! Read Less
Jeffrey B.
11 Jul 2015
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Talented artists in a fun little spot. Copper State is a true representation of Midtown Phoenix and the rise of the Central Avenue Corridor. This place is a hidden gem with authenticity at its core. I... Read More
Talented artists in a fun little spot. Copper State is a true representation of Midtown Phoenix and the rise of the Central Avenue Corridor. This place is a hidden gem with authenticity at its core. I've both had and witnessed work done by several artists there and would certainly recommend it for those who are collectors at heart and are looking for something unique and homegrown - even down to the ink itself! Read Less
Hettie R.
6 Jul 2015
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This isn't your typical male ego driven shop, these are guys that love tattooing and are passionate about creating great art. You will witness a group of people that work amazingly well together and o... Read More
This isn't your typical male ego driven shop, these are guys that love tattooing and are passionate about creating great art. You will witness a group of people that work amazingly well together and only want to see each other succeed. What this means is that for you, as the customer, you will feel at ease and secure that you are in capable hands. I have walked into many tattoo shops and have walked right back out just because the atmosphere is not one that I would want to be in during such a vulnerable time. Between the laid back atmosphere and amazing artists, this is just an undiscovered gem of a shop. I have spent countless hours being tattooed by Alex Empty, since we are working on a half body suit, and have come to look forward to my time on his table. I would not trust anyone with this much of my skin as I have come to trust Alex. Amazing as Alex is, I now want something from each of the artists in the shop. Everyone there is friendly, welcoming and extremely talented. Read Less
Kelly T.
26 Jun 2015
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I love this place. Exactly what a tattoo shop should be like. The guys are awesome. Not pretentious or full of themselves. Not too cool to give you the time of day. They're all amazing artists with a ... Read More
I love this place. Exactly what a tattoo shop should be like. The guys are awesome. Not pretentious or full of themselves. Not too cool to give you the time of day. They're all amazing artists with a deep respect for the trade. I've known Alex for a few years now. He took on a sleeve for me that was a coverup of a coverup. It's coming along great. Also got an awesome clover tattoo by Jake. Having Avie start on a leg piece for me. That's how you know it's a great shop when you want to be tattooed by everyone there. This place feels like a second home. A second family. If you're looking for a new shop then definitely check this place out. You won't be disappointed. Read Less
Kim Brandt
24 Jun 2015
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Alex is true to his craft...super professional, super clean, great art on walls, and super nice guys who also work there. There is no attitude walking into Copper State, everyone is really cool. I lov... Read More
Alex is true to his craft...super professional, super clean, great art on walls, and super nice guys who also work there. There is no attitude walking into Copper State, everyone is really cool. I love going to see Alex, he tweaks my ideas to make them even cooler than I imagined! You certainly won't be disappointed. The best artist by far I've been to. Read Less
Hilary J.
16 Jun 2015
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I started getting tattooed by Alex back in 2005, when he was living and working in the San Francisco Bay Area. Although I stumbled upon him randomly, his creativity, vision, and passion for tattooing ... Read More
I started getting tattooed by Alex back in 2005, when he was living and working in the San Francisco Bay Area. Although I stumbled upon him randomly, his creativity, vision, and passion for tattooing kept me returning to him almost exclusively up until he left the Bay Area and returned to Phoenix 5 years ago. I have one full sleeve, a back piece, and numerous smaller tattoos from Alex and I could not be happier with every single one of them. My husband and I recently made the journey (finally!) out to Phoenix to see Alex and the new shop and to get some work done. We were both blown away by Copper State Tattoo- the ambience is relaxed yet professional, the guys are all super friendly and knowledgeable, and the walls are covered in beautiful artwork. It was a pleasure to get tattooed in such an environment. Read Less
Lindsey C.
14 Jun 2015
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I absolutely love Copper State. So far, I've had two pieces done by Alex. There is no one I trust more. These guys are incredibly down to earth with a passion for the craft. They believe in creating q... Read More
I absolutely love Copper State. So far, I've had two pieces done by Alex. There is no one I trust more. These guys are incredibly down to earth with a passion for the craft. They believe in creating quality work that lasts. They really know how to position tattoos in ways that they will not distort as the body moves naturally. They are incredibly clean and professional artists.For my latest piece, I wanted something that reminded me of home. I told Alex the basic concept of what I was looking for. He drew up a quick sketch that really tied everything together in a way that far exceeded my expectations. I could not be happier with how it turned out. I knew I could trust Alex to create something incredible based on such a simple concept.The shop can be tricky to find that first time, but it's on the corner of Osborn and 7th Ave in a little strip of businesses behind a Cricket store and a Mexican restaurant. Read Less
Leah N.
3 Jun 2015
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A shop full of funny, interesting, talented and patient guys. They know exactly how to make your idea into the perfect tattoo.
Connie Marks
30 Mar 2015
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Avie has designed and given me several spectacular tattoos. He is a true perfectionist and it shows through in his attention to detail and his love for his art.
Naoi R.
16 Feb 2015
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Tired of the monster egos and attitudes in many of  tattoo shops locally?  I was, so I went here.  They'd done some work on my friend, and it looked incredible.  I just spent the last two days there, ... Read More
Tired of the monster egos and attitudes in many of  tattoo shops locally?  I was, so I went here.  They'd done some work on my friend, and it looked incredible.  I just spent the last two days there, as Alex Empty (owner) is doing a very large japanese style back piece on me.  He is amazing.  The piece looks so good (understatement of the year), and I cannot wait for it to be finished.  He's very detail oriented, he even wrote famous japanese artists with questions on seasons and the position of objects in my tattoo, caring about what is accepted and that my tattoo was done properly.  He cares about the details, and his passion is definitely in this area.  He's well traveled, and has studied it seriously.  Japanese style is not the only type he does, but he's damn good at it.  I got to know the other artists as well, since I spent so much time there this past weekend. They are all talented.  On top of that, good people, good vibes, and they care about their craft.  No one else is tattooing me.  Ever. Go see them, talk to them about that tattoo you've been thinking about, and see if it's a good fit for you. Read Less
Aimee H.
16 Jan 2015
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These guys are great! The hubby and I stopped in on a whim... aren't most tats are on a whimp right hahaHe needed to fix a monstrosity from a drunkin bad choice back in the day, and I needed to get my... Read More
These guys are great! The hubby and I stopped in on a whim... aren't most tats are on a whimp right hahaHe needed to fix a monstrosity from a drunkin bad choice back in the day, and I needed to get my stamp of completing for my half marathon. Simple work for both of us. These guys were great. Their books looked good, they do a great job with covering old tattoos. They are very clean and have a nice work space. They haven't been around a long time so don't have a huge following that I can tell, but you should check them out. I will be back in two months when I get to get my 26.2 tat Yay! Read Less
Trenton Cox
19 Sep 2014
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I have several pieces done by Alex Empty. He is a remarkable artist, traveled and learned, and takes great pride in the tradition of tattoos. I love his work and his outlook on the art and culture of ... Read More
I have several pieces done by Alex Empty. He is a remarkable artist, traveled and learned, and takes great pride in the tradition of tattoos. I love his work and his outlook on the art and culture of the tattoo community. You will never be disappointed with anything from he or anyone he vouches for. Great shop, great artist. Read Less
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