I have been going to Keith at Artistic Ink for 6 years. He is an amazing artist with great talent. Its always refreshing to go into a shop where there is no flash on the walls, and no generic tattoos coming out. Every piece is a custom work of art. All you have to do is walk in with an idea and Keith will start working immediately. He is the only artist I trust to give my idea to and let him just run with it, knowing it will look amazing when its finished!
Theres a good atmosphere and everyone there is friendly, not only will you leave with a great tattoo, but you will probably make a few friends while you are there.
Not Recommended At All!. These guys are horrible! There attitude sucks! They were very mean to me when I asked about a tattoo. I used to go there for the guy that i liked Wes, who is not there anymore! Luckily I found him in Madison at Archangel Tattoo. Artistic Ink is not good at all!
Incredible Artist, Magnificent Tattoos.
I have been going to Keith for the last 3 years and have always received excellent service. Keith is a true professional. I went to him 3 years ago to help fix a 3/4 sleeve that another artist had laid done but hadn't turned out the way I wanted. Keith made my so-so tattoo into a work of art. I have been from coast to coast for business and no matter where I am I will get stopped several times by strangers asking to look at my 3/4 sleeve. I have had requests to have pictures taken of my tattoo by art aficionados that wanted to be able to show their friends the incredible work they had seen.
Whenever any of the athletes that I train want to have a tattoo done I always recommend Keith Groves at Artistic Ink. I even sent my fiance to Keith to do a cover up on her wrist. He has created an incredible rendition of Van Gogh's "Starry Night" with an Angel that always draws attention and garners compliments.
Keith spent a year in Japan learning Art, and later served proudly in the Army. He runs his shop like a well oiled machine. He is always friendly and approachable. Keith knows no strangers and he always has a smile on his face.
Before you decide to read bad reviews, take the time to read the good ones. It's unfortunate but some people that leave bad reviews are only engaging in childish, immature, Jerry Springer-like behavior because they had their feelings hurt. Keith parted ways with a long time associate and unfortunately those people lack the ability to shake hands, and part ways amicably. Instead they choose to leave bad reviews that are false.
Take it from me, Keith is the real deal but don't just take my word for it, Go see for yourself.
Keith is a great artist, and has the awards to back it up. Artistic Ink in not your typical studio, it is a very clean and comfortable atmosphere. But the thing that impresses me the most other than the talented work they do, is the fact they don't depend on volume or high pressure sales tactics to gain loyal clients!
(One question to Josie Ham, did Keith locked the door behind you when walked in, if someone is rude for the moment i walk in, I turn around and leave)
Wish There was a Worse Rating. Bad experience from the moment I walked through the door. I was going to complain to the owner until I realized the rude man I was dealing with is the owner.