I'm the kind of person who will read reviews for weeks to find the a tattoo shop. This was my first tattoo and I wanted to find somewhere that would be perfect. I read several great reviews about Black & Blue tattoo and especially about the artist Anne Williams who works there.
I sent Anne an initial email with my design and then she called me back and had a really informative conversation over the phone about all the things she could do with the tattoo and what I wanted out of it. She was super patient and really nice.
A few weeks later I went in for the actual tattoo. (fyi, finding a parking spot can be hard so get there early) The shop has a cool art gallery in the entrance and the rest of the shop is very very clean. Before the tattoo, Anne explained the entire process really well and told me how everything would feel before it happened so you could prepare for it. She took her time and even redid the stencil to make sure the positioning was perfect. The tattoo came out PERFECTLY! My friend came along and Anne was very kind and explained the entire process to us. Anne was the ideal tattoo artist, it was such a relief to be able to entrust something so important to someone and have the final result be better that you ever expected.
Afterwards she explained how to take care of it and gave me a special cream to use for the next few days to help it heal.
Trust me, I spent weeks reading reviews and decided to go with Anne at Black and Blue tattoo....it was one of the best decisions ever. She is an amazing artist and you can feel safe knowing that the tattoo she gives you will be just what you wanted.