I officially received my second tattoo! Both were done at Inkenstein by Jason Ballard. My first tattoo still looks great 4 years later, and my new tattoo design was custom designed and met the criteria that I provided. Jason communicated well and provided me with his ideas (drafts) as he designed it in order to determine if it met the specifications I wanted. These guys are honest in practice and great artists! I'm a proud, loyal customer!
Yukia Urban said:March 7, 2014 9:47 pm PST
I went in to see Jason to have a Lotus flower tattoo'd on my chest, as well as having my sister come in for a tongue piercing after he'd been recommended to me by my aunt and her husband.
He drew the Lotus for me and had great ideas for it. The pricing was wonderful. It was my first tattoo in a painful location; I have a low pain tolerance but he was very good with me and very good at keeping the lines steady. The flower looks amazing. He blended the colors very nicely and for the most part, it stuck minus some of the red, which is a difficult color as it is.
He told jokes to keep me comfortable and was very clean. I love my tattoo.
My sisters tongue piercing was clean and painless, though she took it out a few months later (not for any reason related to the shop).
Highly recommend this place to anyone I see and refuse to go anywhere else.
Eddie Perez said:February 14, 2014 8:36 pm PST
So for valentines day we decided to come on in and get some tattoos. I ended up getting three tattoos that where done free hand. I am so happy with my results and i am very pleased with the quality of work Jesse did. His artistic ability is amazing. INKENSTEIN TATTOO is a clean and professional atmosphere. We have found our new tattoo shop for life. Do not hesitate to get inked here!!!!!!!!!!!
Ken Mott said:May 21, 2013 8:35 pm PST
After having one of my "friends" do some really bad work on my arm, I had Jason repair both of them. His lines are very clean and the way he blends colors was so amazing that I had him sleeve my whole arm and I don't think there is a way I could be any happier!!! Well unless he finishes my other arm,
Jackie Hennessy said:January 31, 2013 4:34 pm PST
I have 7 tattoos by 5 different artists and Jason's is by far the best. He took my idea and made it come to life! I am forever grateful and will never have anyone else tattoo me!
Chris Berg said:December 10, 2012 1:55 pm PST
Got my first tatoo last saturday, Jason was very personable and did an amazing job, he asked if he might suggest ideas on making my superman logo tattoo better and I said go for it, very glad I did.
Kate Erickson said:September 8, 2012 10:54 pm PST
I went to Jason on the advice of some friends; I was wanting a pair of Swallow's done on my wrists, to commemorate an especially difficult time in my life. Jason listened to me, answered my questions, was always professional, and best of all made me feel totally comfortable and taken care of. The ink he did for me came out better than I had imagined! Several months later I returned to the shop for a touch-up on both birds; Jason went above and beyond, making my tattoo's look even better than the first time. I can't wait to have him work on another piece for me. The shop is awesome, and Jason is a fantastic person and artist.
Kim Harcq said:August 29, 2012 1:51 pm PST
I first went to Jason for cover up of an old black widow tattoo I got when I was 18. I gave him some ideas of what I wished for thinking I didnt have many options for the cover up. He drew up a beautiful flower with colors I love!! It looked so great, I scheduled my 2nd cover up. AMAZING each time. I have had 2 more pretty good sized tattoos by Jason all since I started seeing him early 2010. One is an animated horror movie character which he brought to life with such detail, its flawless. His studio is always clean and inviting. The over all atmosphere of Inkenstein is very friendly. In January of this year my son turned 16, his birthday wish was a tattoo from Jason. He showed him what he wanted and Jason delivered. My son and I plan on many more in our future, and Jason is the only place we will go. We both recommend him to anyone searching for a tattoo artist you can trust.
Don Wanker said:August 27, 2012 2:51 pm PST
Jason did a wicked awsome Rat Fink on my right leg and since then I have shown several of my friends the tattoo and they were all amazed at the attention to detail that is clearly visible in every square centimeter of this piece. I quote a close friend after seeing my new tatto " Its as if Ed Roth put that tattoo on you himself "
Lisa Lariviere said:August 16, 2012 6:15 pm PST
I am SO glad I took the chance and went forward with my first tattoo and even happier that I chose Jason and Inkenstein Tattoo!! I felt totally at ease the whole time. Jason walked me through the process, took his time to make sure the design was just what I wanted and then in what seemed like minutes I was looking at the best tattoo I've ever seen! MINE!! :) His place is so clean and you really feel like family! I do my research and read reviews, so I hope anyone reading these and trying to decide follows our lead. I promise you won't be sorry! Thank you Jason! See you soon!!!