Tattoo Lab is rated 4.9 out of 5 stars, based on 160 reviews!
Came to change my nose piercing which was done by John about a year ago and he again did an amazing job was very fast and made me feel super comfortable because I was scared ! Very knowledgeable piercer! Overall great experience!
Best tattoo experience EVER!! I sent a request through Yelp last night. Owner, Gabriel, got back to me immediately. I had the honor of having Amy fix my heart gem and add a very important symbol to my wrist. Amy was amazing from beginning to end. HIGHLY recommended!!!
Dan Tattoo Lab Dublin
I don't even know where to begin. My wife had a horrific accident roughly 5 years ago that caused her to have a skin graph on her upper thigh. She has been very self conscious of this ever since. She did extensive homework for over 2 years and came to the conclusion to have Dan do her cover up. Never having a tattoo in her life this was a very emotional decision to make. Dan was incredibly professional. Dan took this very serious and spent hour upon hours going back and forth with design and drawings. His patience and professionalism is beyond words. I have been there with my wife through this experience from day one. Now having the cover up complete, the closure that she has is incredible. Not to mention the time and detail Dan spent on this was amazing. I cannot ever give Dan enough praise on his work and how he treats his customer's and their personal situation. Dan if you read this I will never be able to express my gratitude to you. Thanks again, Ryan
Very friendly and quick! John did a great job and I loved the results! I'll be sure to recommend this to anyone who asks.
Dan is the man. Great location right off the freeway, food and banks near by. Dan did amazing work on my tattoo. Took his time, made sure I was doing ok and offered breaks every so often. Would highly recommend this place and Dan!
John performed an awesome piercing job on my nose, which after two weeks is healing very well. He quickly explained all essentials, very clear and concise. This week I went back for a tattoo with Jessica. I was extremely satisfied about her work, respectful service, cheerful attitude and the great price.
Jessica Petrie is QUEEN of fine line tattoos!! Super easy process, very chill, in and out in less than 30min and it wasn't painful at all! She was super nice and very sweet. BEST. EXPERIENCE. EVER.
I got my tattoo done by John and he made me feel very comfortable and did a good job on my tat!! Looks fresh and I've gotten a lot of compliments on it. Would definitely go back again!
Jessica is awesome! She does great work! She gave knowledgeable advice, took her time making various adjustments with our ideas & designs to make sure the tattoos came out perfect. She was very patient and nice, which I desperately needed & appreciate! We will be back, she just gained 3 regular customers! Thank you!!!
Walked in with my friend for some impulsive ear piercings. I think the person who took care of us was the owner of the shop. He was knowledgeable, took hygiene very seriously, and most of all, was very efficient. So happy with my new conch piercing!
John is simply amazing!!! I came to tattoo lab a while back because I needed my forward helix piercing changed and I couldn't do it myself. I walked in and was taken right away. He is EXTREMELY knowledgeable and will ease any nerves you may have about a new place. He is so friendly and accommodating. I have come here about 3 more times for piercing changes and he is so quick and painless each time!!
I came in spontaneously on a lunch break and got a piercing by him and again, quick and (not so) painless but that's to be expected when getting pierced. He made it about as painless as it could be! I will never go to anyone else but John, and it helps he is so close to home! Thinking of getting a piercing or need a piercing changed? GO NOW TO JOHN! This place is affordable and clean which is a huge plus when getting piercings or tattoos. If I could give this place AND John more than 5 stars I would!
I'm sorry I don't remember the guy who pierced me name...but he was sitting in the back but he did AMAZING!! I cannot exaggerate!!
I called and asked about my piercing because this morning my piercing in my nose fell out and I did EVERYTHING to get it back in! I thought the hole closed inside and I couldn't get it back in so I thought I had to get it re-pierced :(
I was super skeptical about coming in to tattoo lab I actually found them through yelp too. But I mean anyone would be skeptical about a new place...let me say I'm more than satisfied with them!
It was super quick in and out ;( I wish he would've taken my $10 tip because of how amazing he did I'm still in shock with how fast it happen!!
First he clean the top then I thought he was looking at how my piercing had closed but all I heard was a pop and he said you're all done (mind you a pop for me because my nose is already pierced and my hole inside closed) I'm still in shock that he did it that fast I did NOT feel anything and I'm so happy that I went to him!! On a scale of 1-10 I'd say: 11/10!!
Thank you so much!! Again I would recommend it for anyone who is deciding to get a piercing come here!!
Dan is so professional and pays close attention to what you're asking.. he's a phenomenal artist. I'm so happy with my tattoo, the art, size, placement and color. Dan puts a great amount of attention to detail. I have got several complaints in just 2 days! Thanks Dan!
i got my first tattoo here with jessica!! she is so amazing and she was so accommodating since it was my first tattoo and i had no idea what i was doing. she is an unbelievably amazing artist and i am so happy with the results. i highly recommend coming here because parking is fairly easy, its a good location, and the staff is nice. also check out the artists' instagrams because they have some pretty cool stuff!!
Thanks Dan! Love it, your patience with my bitching and almost passing out was just what I needed. I will be coming back when I muster up the courage to get my next piece of art. Hopefully you will be just as gracious with me being a pain.
Worked with Dan and it turned out amazing! He worked with us on the design and placement, made the design a thousand times better than what we thought we wanted, and was super patient and kind with my friend who was struggling with the pain! Was even able to trace our handwriting so we could write the words. I've gotten 4 tattoos at different places and this is by far the best!
Gabe is the bomb! He recently did a cover up for me and it came out amazing. I have never had so many compliments on a tattoo from random people. I gave him an idea of what I was looking for and he hooked it up. He's super cool to work with and so chill. He chatted with me most of the time and kept it real relaxed. Took about 3 sessions to finish, he was always there on time and very professional. And the guy who doe the piercings...I don't know his name, sorry dude!! But he's super cool too. Got my nose re-pierced and he did a quick and good job. Thanks guys! I'll be back!
Great tattoo shop. This was my second tattoo here and the artist was Jessica. My girlfriend and I wanted to walk in to schedule some matching tattoos and Jessica said she was free to do them on the spot. Clean facility, friendly artist, and great vibe. Already planning my next piece there.
Jessica is amazing! Has done 3 of my tattoos so far and is a great artist. The shop is very friendly and knowledgeable. Love coming here!
My review is based on piercing services.
The parlor is spacious, and very clean. The gentleman that did my piercing was super nice (and cute! ) and very quick (which is always a plus in my book!). I'm happy with my nose piercing ($50 includes jewelry). I am definitely thinking of coming back for my next piercings
Also, the place is CASH ONLY. Thankfully there is an ATM machine located inside. I think it was $3 to pull out cash which is not terrible.
Woke up wanting my tragus love pierced . So I looked up the closest and best ranked tattoo shop by me. Tattoo Lab is located by three sheets craft beer in the plaza next door .
I called them the same day and they were able to take me in an hour after I called :) so I went in and John took care of me . He told me about all the risks of piercings and how to keep it clean; all the do's and don't's. He's very informative and really patient with all my questions since I never had a piercing from a tattoo shop before.. I always had it done at Clair's
Anyways, as I was waiting for my appointment... I felt even more spontaneous and wanted a small tattoo since my birthday had just passed and I didn't get myself anything nice . Soooo I looked up some tattoo and came across a symbol that really related to how I was feeling lately lol.
I asked if they allow walk ins and they do . :) he told
Me he can do it for me at 3pm which was an hour after my piercing appointment . Sure ! Fine by meeee :)
He did the tattoo in like 5-10 minutes . Quick ! And painless !! I didn't even have redness around my wrist and it hardly feels like I just got tatted . I was able to go to work right after !
T h e B r e a k d o w n !
Service ! (5/5 stars)
- Greatttt! Thanks John for helping me find on start to finish.
Cleanliness (5/5 stars)
- everything was in disposable packs . High Walls in between for confidentiality
FREE PARKING in LOT !
P R I C I N G
Tragus Piercing - $50
Wrist Tattoo - $80 (may vary)
Thanks again for everything
I visited the place to get my piercing removed as it was getting painful. John, the piercing artist removed it without hurting me. I am definitely visiting them to get new piercings. The staff is nice and friendly.
Got my nose pierced and it was quick easy and painless. I walked in and out of the shop within a span of 15 minutes. Unfortunately I didn't get the name of the gentleman who pierced me yet he was very professional and experienced. I have a phobia of needles and he assured me that it would be quick and he was right. He placed my piercing perfectly so that I can transition to a hoop in about 2 months. Also know that this shop is cash only but they have an ATM so it isn't a problem at all.?
Thank you Gabe !!!!! Yet again you gave us more amazing tattoos, every tattoo you have inked us with shows your heart and soul. I can't wait to get my next one.
John pierced my nose! I came in on a walk in. It was very quick which was great. He explained the cleaning and after care. Recommend!
This was such a good experience. I went in to get my first tattoo and am pleasantly surprised that it was neither scary nor painful. Dan is an extraordinary artist. He took the time to make sure I was happy with the art and made me feel totally comfortable. I love my tattoo and I'm already planning to make another appointment! I also happened to see my doctor the day after and she said she'd never seen a tattoo that fresh that showed no signs of skin irritation! Super clean and everyone was friendly.
I had my tattoo done today by Dan Logan awesome artist. I really appreciated that he listened and understood what it was I was looking for in Tinkerbell. Dan has a very calm demeanor. I can't say enough about my tattoo I just love it.
John the piercer is great! He took good care of my daughter when we came into the shop for a re-piercing of her septum. He was super knowledgeable and completely honest. I will be coming back for all my piercings. Thanks John!!!
This is my first tattoo and it was am awesome experience. Clean facility and fun staff. I will definitely be coming back for some more work here. John is a killer artist and did a perfect job with my piece.
Got my piercing here with my friend yesterday and it didn't hurt at all. I was really nervous but it wasn't bad. I'm recommending this place to everyone.
Fantastic shop. Dan was my artist and he's the best I've ever been too. He's incredibly professional and friendly while also technically amazing. His lines are straight as an arrow, his circles actually look like circles and his design work is masterful. He came up with a new font for my piece in just a few moments on the spot and it works perfectly. Incredible experience can't wait to go back.
John was amazing. He stands by his piercings. He pierced my nose last year. The nose ring fell out and I didn't have a chance to go in right away. Called him and he redid it, no charge.
John at Tattoo Lab was great! He helped me within a couple hours of a call to do a quick swap of my tragus piercing. He even gave me the placeholder earring for free! The only reason for the 4 stars is I tried calling multiple times to put in my permanent piercing again, with no one answering during their business hours. Luckily, I was able to swap it myself.
I came in to get a different earring for my nose piercing and John had one customized in 5 minutes. He was super friendly, understanding, and patient, and really listened to what I wanted. He also gave me extra earrings just in case the one I had came out. I was super happy with the result and with the service!!! :)
I was looking to get my second piece done, but the artist I had for my first has moved out of the area. I started looking around for someone who could make my concept come to life, and found Dan's portfolio on the website. I tried to call a few times and couldn't get through, so I went into the shop. Dan was very accommodating and spent a good amount of time with me discussing the piece. We set up a time right there and then over the next few weeks communicated via email to finalize the design. We had a mix up on the date (I put it on the wrong week in my calendar) and Dan opened the shop early so I could keep my other plans on the next week. I felt comfortable the whole time and I am extremely satisfied with how it turned out. Dan is a very talented artist, and I will definitely use him again if he is still around when I am ready to get another piece
Great experience, my girlfriend and I both got tattooed by Gabriel. Customer service at this shop was excellent. Came in with a general idea and left with a piece that's way better than I originally came to him looking for. The guy works wonders. Awesome dude to talk with during the tattoo process too.
I went to visit my cousin for my birthday and I wanted a tattoo. I walked in around noon and set up to come back at 2pm with john. I'm from LA and what I wanted would cost me $160 back home in LA, John did it for $80 and it was everything I asked for.
My two teenage daughter's wanted small matching tattoos above their ankles before then went off to college. This being their first, I wanted to make sure they were treated right and that it was a good experience. Dan could not have been nicer, more patient or any more of a professional. He is exceptionally good person and an excellent tattoo artist. I ended up getting another tattoo myself and it was far and away my best experience ever. i would highly recommend Dan and Tattoo Lab to anyone looking for their first tattoo or their 50th.
I previously got my belly button repiecered at this shop and was so impressed by how sterile and clean it was. All the artwork was really impressive. So I went back about a week ago to get a piece done, and was tattooed by Dan. First, his demeanor was so calm and collected. He was so professional! Second, he was so gentle! Third, he transalated what I wanted into the exact vision I had in my head! He was absolutely wonderful!
I haven't met anyone at this shop that was ever rude, or unkind. By far, the best shop I've been to. And I will continue to be a loyal client of Dans! Thanks Dan! You were so wonderful!
Everyone told me to expect some pain while getting my nose pierced but I just had John from Tattoo Lab do my nose and I barely felt a thing. (Maybe because he's a strong guy?) I was in and out of there. My friend got her belly button pierced to support me and she's loving her piercing too. I'll be going back soon for my first tattoo (I was admiring all the art while in there) and more piercings as soon as mine heals!
They definitely have my recommendation!
I came in to see if anyone at TL could help me with my front helix piercing that I'd gotten a week earlier out of state. It had come out overnight. John was right there and immediately gloved up. He looked at the piercing and recommended that I leave the temporary post in there, the only thing I could get in on my own, clean it daily with wound wash, and let the swelling go down (it was SUPER swollen) for a good couple weeks. He was kind enough to bend the post for me so it would quit poking me. I'll definitely go back to TL and John for any new piercings.
Went to get my ears pierced and was extremely pleased with their service. Had no problem asking over the phone with no confusion. Super friendly staff with great prices, selection, and availability. Will definitely recommend to my friends.
Thank you so much, John! After I stupidly ripped out the ball in one of my piercings, I scrambled to find a piercing shop in the Dublin/Pleasanton area as I just got the piercing done recently. John fixed it right up for me. Very quick and clean. John is super sweet and incredibly professional. I would definitely come here again! Seriously considering coming here for a tattoo...
Best body piercer! I wish I could remember his name. I barely felt a thing with my nose and Marilyn piercings.
The place is awesome! I just got my tattoo from John. He was very cool, amazing and very friendly. Great job with my tattoo. Thanks!
Gabriel is just amazing. Not only did he make room for me on his schedule at pretty much the lay minute he did a superb job on my ink!!! Definitely coming back till hon for add on
Shout out to John at Tattoo lab. Professional, clean and fast. My daughter got her cartilage pierced for first time. He explained the process and went over pros/cons. All in all a great experience.
Here is the deal... It is now called "TATTOO LAB". Rob has left the shop and Gabe is the new owner. They are not only super clean, friendly as they get, and fast... but both Corey and Gabe are AMAZING artists. Gabe has done my largest tattoo, and I will be back for sure. I can't say enough about how great this shop has become. Seriously... check them out. Go get some.
NEW PHONE NUMBER IS : 925-455-8286
So i do not believe i can say enough good things about this place. things have just taken off in such a good way. Gabe is the new owner and has done an amazing job in turning this place into the best tattoo spot in the bay! him and Cory do amazing work.i have had work done by both and could not be more satisfied. They are super friendly and are always willing to help work out a good deal on pricing. Their tattoos amaze and you will not be dissapointed. they also now have a full time piercer on staff. he is very knowledgable and helpful when it comes to anything relating to piercings. and now they even have a permanent make up artist! this place is taking off like a rocket. ill be going back until there is no room left on my body to cover. check them out for yourself and be amazed and inspired for a new tattoo!!!!
Gabriel is a true artist my i came in with wha i wanted and he tailored it to best fit in terms of size and placement the BEST ever
After constant searing for a tattoo artist, I chose tattoo lab for my first tattoo. I was very nervous, but Gabe made me feel at ease. His portfolio sold himself, his work is AMAZING!! He took the time to make sure my tattoo design was perfect. He answered all of my questions; even though some were repetitive. He is patient, professional and strives for perfection. My tattoo is a feather turning into birds. I brought in a picture of what I would like and Gabe used his skills and talent to create my tattoo idea into something unique and had customized it for my body so that is looks perfect! It turned out WAY better than the picture that I had brought in. I'm pleased that I listened and trusted his opinions to make my first tattoo beyond what I had expected. My husband shared my first tattoo experience and was impressed with Gabe's work. My husband and I will without a doubt come back for future tattoos!
Tattoo lab has to be one of the best shops in northern Cali. The shop is always clean and the staff cant be beat! Whether you want traditional to new school or full on custom work, Cory & Jason both awesome artists an even awesomer dudes! Gabe owner an head artist has over a decade of experiance in the industry. Needless to say I'm never disappointed in the tattoos from the lab. Its been almost seven years going to the same place an with the service and amazing tattoos coming out of this shop. I don't see me going anywhere else for a long time.
Just got a forearm piece here (on short notice) and I have to say I'm very pleased with the customer service and artistry here. My tattoo came out much better than anticipated and the artist (gabe) was very skilled and professional. I will definitely be returning and would definitely recommend this shop.
If I could give them a million stars I would! The staff is wonderful and kind. Corndog did my tattoo and my sisters tattoo in the same day. He is an amazing artist! He was very patient and is such an awesome person! Definitely going back for another tattoo by Corndog very soon!
I never EVER write post.....buuuuutt this place is an exception, I recently went in for a tattoo on April 10, i waited to see how well the tattoo healed before completely posting about the tattoo shop. Hands down great work. I took my fiance in to get tattoos and the staff placed all our ideas and took it 10 steps above and beyond.
Corn dawg. Beast with the tattoo gun. When they say trust your artist, this man knows his stuff. Staff was great and very easy to talk to and get along with. Already set up another appointment in two weeks. Yup. That good,
Im already recommending this place to everyone i know.
The space is pretty cool. They're very serious and professional. I was scared getting a tattoo here because it was not my normal spot. They were kind and friendly. The tattoo process is super private and I love how closed off it is rather than being out in the open. My friend and I got matching tattoos here, he matched them perfectly and adjusted colors due to our skin color differences. My friend and I are wheelchair bound and he walked us out and actually helped lift us in the car to help us out. I would definitely come back here for small pieces. I enjoyed this shop though it is not my main spot.
After being stood up by my artist multiple times I stumbled across this little shop that's pretty hidden. Honestly it was like finding a diamond in the rough. It has a pretty chill laid back environment, pricing is pretty on point, and the artists that I have encountered were awesome. Unfortunately my memory slips at time and I done goof since I totally forgot my artist's name. Shame on me I know. I have nothing but high regards for this artist. He was really easy to work with. Did not put up a defensive wall and practically made things painstakingly easy just by listening. I would definitely recommend this shop with high regards. I looked through the different portfolios when I was there and I was simply amazed by their artistic interpretation and work. If I crave another random piece I would definitely return to these guys in a heartbeat.
John was very nice and professional, he helped me remove a stuck piercing jewelry. Would definitely go back!
Today was the second time I got pierced by BIG JOHN. He pierced my septum. He did an amazing job. He made me feel really comfortable and relaxed. All of their piercings are $50.00 including the jewelry. This guy knows what he is doing. I've had a lot of piercings from many piercers and John has been the best. The first time I went in there he re pierced my nipples. And he did great piercing those too. If you're thinking about getting a piercing don't look anywhere else Big John is the guy to go to!!! THANK YOU JOHN I'm very pleased with my septum piercing.
Got both my industrial and belly button pierced here, both times John was nice and he was very fast with the piercing. Did not have to wait both times and they were all very welcoming and professional. Would definitely recommend, both piercings are helping well.
Easy 5 star review. Go see Dan. This man is a true artist and does fantastic work. I woke up on a Saturday morning and wanted a tattoo. So I called up the shop and asked if anyone was available to take me. An hour later, I'm on the chair getting tatted. The owner is extremely friendly and the shop in general has a very cool vibe. A+++
My sister got a rook piercing and I got my cartilage pierced here. John was very reassuring and did a great job. I would come back here again :)
I've been getting tattooed by Gabe, the owner of the shop, for the last 9 years. He has always provided both phenomenal artwork and wonderful customer service. He's very upfront and honest about his prices, always answers questions or concerns, and really listens to you about the kind of artwork you're looking for and what it means to you. I frequently get stopped about my work and I couldn't imagine working with a better, more respectful artist.
Since owning Tattoo Lab, Gabe rents out the vacant spaces he has available in his shop. He is not their "boss". Each guy is responsible for his own chair and the appointments they make or turn away.
During my most recent tattoo session, I experienced an extremely rude and pushy girl come in with her boyfriend/husband/whatever looking to get some mid-sized text (coordinates) tattooed on them... keep in mind, I've had my appointment scheduled for months ahead of time. Gabe and I were the only two people in the shop, AND he had another appointment already scheduled for later. This woman calls, before we start working on my tattoo, looking to confirm an appointment that she had scheduled with one of the guys Gabe rents a space to - she was informed that he was not in the shop due to having a tragic family matter to attend to and that he was sorry that wasn't communicated. She continues to go off on the phone for a good while until Gabe finally tells her to come in with her guy and he'd try to squeeze them in between my appointment and the next one (which had also been scheduled for months ahead of time). She arrives about 45 minutes later and was speaking to Gabe very aggressively while I'm still being worked on, explaining what they wanted. He quoted them $130 each for what they wanted, which was extremely nice considering his normal rate is $125 an hour. She proceeded to rudely ask if he'd do it for $100 each instead and he informed her that $130 was the minimum. She said ok, and he told them he'd be wrapped up with me in about 45 minutes. They chose to leave saying they'd come back. 15 minutes after they left the phone starts ringing... since it was just us in the shop and I was being worked on, obviously no one could get it. Instead of this person leaving a message, they hang up and call back about 10 times.... The girl and her boyfriend never came back, but come to find out they left a review here bashing the shop! Smh...
This is a well established Tattoo shop, and while I can sympathize with the annoyance of having to reschedule an appointment, the way this woman came in and was acting was appalling. I am extremely impressed with how professional Gabe remained, as I know that I've sent people out of my office for acting in such a way.
John pierced my nose and my friends cartilage! He did an amazing job I didn't even feel my nose piercing and it looks great! He took into account that j wear glasses and did PERFECT placement! I would definitely come back to John for my next piercing! This guy really knows his stuff! He even said he would fit me for a nose hoop when j am ready! Great service.
Great find! I had my cartilage pierced here by John. He was extremely knowledgeable and helpful in helping me determine where to place on my ear, what type of earring to get to minimize the healing time, how to clean, etc. Overall, he clearly knew what he was doing and I felt like I was in good hands. I am certainly going back to John for my next piercing!
I wanted to get a tattoo of Harley Quinn, I was originally going to go to the shop where I get most of my work done but decided to call Tattoo Lab because they did a couple of my small tattoos. I spoke to Gabriel and after telling him what I want he said to come for a consultation. I told him that I will call him back. I decided to go to their website and look at his work, after looking at Gabriel's portfolio I said, this is the guy I need to do my piece. The tattoo came out awesome, Gabriel is one of the most talented artist I have meet, he did a phenomenal job and the tattoo came out just like I wanted it. I highly recommend this place and specially Gabriel.
Dan's the man He is attentive to detail, and beyond talented! His art is amazing; from the obvious- tattoo's, to oil paintings & airbrushed art, this man has got skillsHe's one of the most laid-back & kindest guys you'll meet- great positive energy. Dan you're awesome, & keep making people happy with your talent!
After being stood up by an artist in Hayward, and another artist in Dublin not wanting to work on my piece. I walked in at Tattoo Lab, and without hesitation John was willing to take me as a walk in. He did an amazing job! I'm ready to work with him again as a continuation of my piece. The staff there is friendly and tells you what they can do to help you out with great explanation. Thanks Tattoo Lab
I had a great experience at Tattoo Lab! John was awesome! I found out that I had to have a surgical procedure in which my nose ring would have to be removed. I panicked since I gotten it pierced 3 weeks before. I called John and he explained about the BioFlex option - it's plastic and safe for MRI's etc. I went in the day before the procedure and John switched out my metal piercing for the BioFlex one. I returned the following afternoon. He removed the BioFlex and replaced it with diamond stud. John was very patient and knowledgeable and I will definitely return with all of my piercing needs.
Review for John! I came in with my friend for my first ear piercings. He was super friendly and helpful with all of my questions, both over the phone before coming in and during my appointment.
I have eczema and it gets pretty bad on my ears but he was very knowledgeable about all of the different kinds of metals and starter earrings (btw titanium and surgical steels are both good bets for hypoallergenic metals. Steer away from nickel!)
John was amazing throughout the entire process. Not only does he have a great personality and good customer service but he was very detailed and careful in his work to make sure the markings are exactly how you want it and that the overall difference in ear sizes is accounted for. He also mentioned that he has over 20 years of experience so I definitely felt better about him doing my piercing than a teenage girl at Claires with a gun.
The interior of Tattoo Lab is also very nice and you can tell that all of the workers are amazing artists.
On most of the yelp reviews it says that basic ear piercing is $40 but it was actually $50, NOT including the after ear care saline solution. I believe surgical steel and titanium are both $50 but there are options like gold that are $60 I believe. A little pricey but a good tradeoff for the service I think. They take cash only!!
I will come back for my doubles haha :)
I just got a nose piercing from John today. I called to make an appointment but I think walk ins are welcome also. I've had my nose pierced before but John still assured me I had no reason to be nervous and talked over aftercare with me. I got the impression that if I had been more nervous or if it was my first piercing and I had more questions he would be more than willing to take the time with me to make sure I was comfortable first. The whole store, the booth, and all the tools were clean, nothing worried me at all. The piercing was super quick and didn't hurt at all and he got the ring in there quickly and effortlessly. I would recommend them to anyone looking to get a piercing! He said if I had any questions, concerns, needed help with the jewelry or even to change it to let them know. I don't always feel this way about shops but I definitely feel comfortable going back if I have any issues! Thanks John!
I got my first tatoo today. (Wave on foot) Big John at Tattoo Lab did it. He took my design and perfected it. I LOVE IT!!!! and working with him was great! He totally put this first timer at ease. If (or as they say when) I get another I'd totally back.
I've had tattoos done I the past can't complain still looking good so went over to tattoo Lab to get a priceing and time wise my 18 year old son asked I and mom about getting a tattoo for graduation being sceptical about cost and how my son could handle the pain went their talk to staff greeted I and my son at the door was recommend from own to talk to John the tatoo artist about what my son wanted to get for his 1st tattoo he full professionally explained to both of us about the tattoo and cost and time very upfront and professionally set a appointment for Saturday 1230 so Saturday came around show up for appointment And John was their when we walked in greeted my son made him sit at Johns work station everything looked clean and sanitized all the equipment then John talk to my son about the tattoo he's getting and John added alittle back ground scenery made tattoo even hat much better looking and giving my son and asking if he need a break for a breath of fresh air and to stretch out for a few minutes and if he's doing okay and fine so wrapped up finishing his tattoo on his right shoulder took around 2 1/2 hours to complete the tattoo came out excellent and even better than my son thought it would look like after that asked. John if he had any other appointment after he ask why I ask him would he have time to do some name lettering he's said no problem I could fit you in what you like I did my wife's,daughter,and son name and John said give me a few minute to clean the work area again and I will set up and take care of you and your tattoo ,finish up all the tattoo around little before 5pm that evening names all turned out awesome for anyone getting tattoos and looking for a clean and very appealing tattoo shop must go to Tattoo Lab in Dublin,Ca and see what all the staff and tattoo artist can do for you if wanting and can't decide to get and excellent tattoo inked or even a piercing done I Really Highly recommend Tattoo Lab talk to Gerald owner or even if John has an opening on his schedule get the tattoo or piercing done the whole staffs awesome at Tattoo Lab in Dublin,Ca And for Future Tatoos done I will be back with my son and wife thanx John your the Man and outstanding Tattoo Artist Perfectionist Also Here's aA Big Shout Out To Big John ,Gerald and Staff at Tattoo Lab thanx for the awesome experience and my son can't what to get his next tattoo again from you Big John Thanx Again Bro See You Soon keep up with all the awesome tattoo art Big John Take Care Ray & Brandon LOL L8R Big John Ink Up
I walked into Tattoo Lab today to talk about a couple of small tattoos that I wanted. Gabriel was very friendly and we had a great conversation about what I wanted, what was possible and in what level of detail. He was super professional and was definitely not out to just make a sale, really listening to what I wanted and set up an appointment (he has a long waiting list) but promised to call me if he had a no show. He also was very up front about pricing. Thankfully, someone else didn't make it in today and he was able to squeeze me in!
The shop is very clean, well kept, modern feeling. They have great processes in place and he also made sure to show me the tags to the new needles that they would use on my tattoo (and keep filed with my paperwork). We worked through references, discussed placement and collaborated on the best solution. The actual tattoos were really quick, he was gentle on the needle work and the finished products were even more than I could hope for! I will definitely be back for future work and would recommend Gabriel easily. I had a great time and I'm absolutely blown away with the final product.
I really like this place. The overall appearance doesn't impress you much. But the tattooers are so nice. They really give you a comfortable and private experience. They care about your comfort and satisfaction. One of my favorite tattoo shops. I will be going there again in the near future.
So happy I went here I will be returning for all my piercings and even tattoos that I need done. John is amazing! I would highly recommend anyone to go to him for anything. Super chill and easy going. Made me feel comfortable too. Very happy with my experience at tattoo lab with him!
I don't have any tattoos myself but I teach art for a living and I can certainly appreciate art and critique it. What really impresses me about this shop though is their appreciation for customer service. The owner takes pride in creating a comfortable atmosphere where the customers will be treated with the same respect and patience that should expected of any business that interacts with the public. He also holds his shop to a high ethical standard and encourages his clients to make thoughtful decisions when choosing their artwork. It is cash only but they do have an ATM in the shop. He does allow his contractor artists to use the square card readers so you may want to figure out which artist you want to work with before you pull out wads of cash.
This review is for John. He is a very deeply strong man. Makes me feel very comfortable while tattoo is being done.
The tattoo is 80% done and turned out great so far. Huge color piece on back. He can do anything from realistic to cartoonish. I'm going to recommend all my friends to go to him specifically; you too!!!
Had an great experience at the tattoo lab this afternoon. It is a very clean professional environment. John made time for my walk in tattoo and was extremely reasonably priced. I will highly reccomend as well as be returning to john for all of my upcoming tattoos.
These guys are great. Friendly, clean, and professional. They care about their clients, which was a nice change from a different shop in town. Just got some work done today and i love it! And yes, they do piercings. My daughter and I got an upper ear lobe piercing here together. Ask for Big John!
I have gotten three tattoos done at Tattoo Lab and each one I was beyond happy with. Danielle is my artist she does amazing work and is a chill person to say the least. The other dudes in there are cool too, never make me feel unwelcome. The environment is nice and clean. Never felt like any of the prices have been unreasonable either . I recommend Danielle/tattoo lab to my friends and I would to anybody reading these reviews too !
I came in wanting a third tattoo, (behind my ear) and when I exited the shop, I wasn't dissapointed! It looks very clean and John did a wonderful job of turning my ideas into something unique! The tattoo was $70 and there was little pain! For anyone who is getting a tattoo for the first time, my advice to you is to find an artist like John who uses a quieter machine, as they hurt less and the sound isn't as annoying as a louder machine. Also, another PSA: it's good to tip your tattoo artist (: try tipping at least 10-15%
thank you to Danielle for having the patience to work with me on the tattoo that I wanted. She was very understanding in how I was concerned about location placement and size. I was thinking of getting a chinese symbol of double happiness with a snake and a rabbit which would represent myself and my husband- somewhere around my foot/ankle.
She also used her experience in advising me as to dates as I wanted to get a ski day in and might have to shove my foot/ankle into a boot which might not let the tattoo heal properly.
Ultimately in the end I just got a Chinese symbol of double happiness.
The pricing was very fair. And my tattoo is healing very very well.
I may add to it in a little bit - with our nicknames written around the symbol rather than the representation of the animals.
What I'm most happy about is that there was no pressure. That was incredibly important to me.
Dan was my artist and he is amazing. The shop is nice and clean. I'm definitely going back
I came in a couple of weeks ago looking to have the phrase "your wings were ready but my heart was not" tattooed on my foot. Danielle did a great job - I'm so happy with the results! She was very knowledgeable and friendly! I highly recommend Tattoo Lab!
My 10 year old wanted to get her ears pierced and I didn't want an inexperienced girl with a multi use gun at the mall and possibly getting an infection. I wanted a professional using a single use surgical needle! Thanks so much John for a great, calm experience with my girl! She's super excited!! She also said she was surprised how little it hurt! I highly recommend John at Tattoo Lab!!
I decided to come here due to the high reviews. I was not disappointed. The location was super clean and welcoming. Shout out to John for explaining the whole process about my piercing prior, during, & after. He made me feel super comfortable and my friends loved him too!
Will come again!
Great customer service. Good place to get a piercing! I think it was Jon( the only piercer there?) but he was super nice and I am very happy with how it turned out.
My experience at Tattoolab was amazingly pleasant. John did my tattoo, and he is a truly talented artist with great experience. I was very nervous at first but he led me through the whole process smoothly. And the result was very nice, even better than I expected. 100% would recommend to everyone!
This place was wonderful! I'm not a big tattoo/piercing person, however I do have several piercings on my ears. I needed one removed today because it was a captive ring and could not do it myself. They were extremely kind and helpful! They did an excellent job and I would recommend this place to anyone!
I had to get an MRI so my daith piercing had to come out. I found Tattoo Lab on Yelp and the reviews were good, so I stopped there on my way to my appointment. John was really nice and took out my piercing really quickly. He sterilized my earring and was ready to put it back in a couple of hours later.
This was my first time getting a piercing besides my ear. I was nervous and scared the person that helped my was so nice he gave me so much advice picked out the best piercing for my nose. He told me to look away and he just stuck the needle in. It was like a little pinch he was so quick, I didn't feel a thing. I recommend going here very nice place!
Got my first one from Dan Logan. A dragonfly. I have added it to the photo section. Truly love it. It was something I'd been wanting to do for a decade and I'm thrilled that I found Dan to do it. He a great guy, light hand, most of the time I barely felt it at all. ( only a couple of the darker dots even those were negligible). If I ever get a second one, he will be my first and only choice.
Really clean shop, took all of the precautions.
Won't go anywhere else ever again. Tattoo Lab ONLY.
I got my daughters' name on my arm a little over over two years ago, let's just say it wasn't exactly what I wanted, so I went back to original artist had him do some more work on it, well it was so messed up and just ugly that I went looking around talking to artists and was told to cover it, that there wasn't anything they could do to make it look right.
I found Tattoo Lab on Instagram and went to talk to somea one.
Danielle told me she could do something with it. So I told her some ideas I had, gave her some time to draw something up and she came out with a beautiful tattoo outline. I was in love. Did the outline, came back for color. Amazing work highly recommend them, I will tell everyone I hear talking about tattoos to go there.
I got my nose pierced a little over a month ago at a different shop. It was just fine for the first three weeks, but the last two/three it's been really sore and nothing I've done makes it better. Today I went into the Tattoo Lab for advice. Turns out I didn't have the best jewelry put in originally. Simple fix of having the jewelry removed and changed, made all the difference! My nose already felt SO much better as I was leaving. This will be my new spot for my piercing and tattoo needs! Thanks so much!!
Perfect experience for a first-timer getting my belly button pierced. I have a piercing on both ears, but nothing else...so it was nice to have a good experience! John was absolutely exceptional and he explained everything very thoroughly, and it didn't hurt except for a little pinch. Super fast and easy. He uses good quality silver jewelry for the piercing so it won't cause any issues. I want to get a tattoo soon and I will definitely be going back here for that. Awesome experience and super friendly staff :)
Fantastic experience with piercings by John! Seeing as I haven't been pierced since my double earlobe when I was 12, I was very nervous going for the inner conch. John made it as quick and painless as possible. Came in with my friends, one got a belly button piercing and the other was there for support, but he did a quick easy piercing on the two of us and then gave my non participating friend a free piece of jewelry she was admiring!
Ok... Where to start... I love how honest and realistic these guys are... I walk in and I had my design in my hand, and they looked at me and said "if you want to have a great looking tattoo I would highly suggest scheduling an appointment" at first I didn't really understand why they couldn't do it but as I was trying to collaborate with them I realized the actual complexity of what I was asking for and like a light it just clicked! Mike will be doing my tattoo on Labor Day and I am so happy he told me to wait so that he can make it something I will love for a lifetime! It really makes me feel so much better knowing that they are looking out for what I will love in the long run! I went there because my roommates went to go get their tattoos done there and I am so glad that they referred me there! I can't wait until Monday!!! As far as customer service... They were awesome! They got bombarded with customers and yet they were always checking on the people waiting to see if they can help them in any way.... I don't give a 5 star review before I get the product (ever) but this place is well deserving of it... I will update the review as soon as the product is done...
Came in as a walk in yesterday and had the best experience. Thankfully John was able to see me so last minute. He knew I was nervous and let me play the Pixies to help calm me! Thanks again, John! Love the tattoo! Hope you make it to Amsterdam!!!
I got my belly button pierced by John and it was great! This was my first piercing since getting my ears pierced at the mall in elementary school so I was really nervous going to the shop and even warned John that I was scared about the pain but he was very patient and nice. The place closes at 8 but he was kind enough to let me make an appointment at 8. The belly button piercing cost me $40 including the jewelry.
The place was cash only but I didn't know till I got there. I also wish I got some sort of paper explaining the the care/cleaning of the piercing instead of him just telling me because I forgot and had to google it later.
If you're looking for a place to get a tattoo, look no further!
I went here with my girlfriend for her first tattoo and I gotta say we had a great experience. John was our artist. He's a big ol' teddy bear and helped us through the whole process.
Pros: affordable, fast and friendly. John's the artist we recommend!
Cons: kind of a weird location, can't really see it if you're driving by, but good thing we got yelp to help us find it.
Overall, would definitely recommend Tattoo Lab to anyone. For sure coming back here when my girlfriend wants more tattoos. (Not me though, I'm not a tattoo guy. But I am a supporter of great businesses.)
John (the shops piercer) is phenomenal! I had an irritated piercing that was making me a little nervous so I called up this shop to check it out because of its close location to my home. He took me back right away and checked it out for me, changing my jewelry to the appropriate sizing and gauge...I walked out feeling a thousand times more comfortable and the jewelry was very reasonably priced ($20 for pair of surgical steel barbels!). John is super knowledgeable and gave me some great advice on how to care and treat irritated piercings (naturally) , my nerves settled right away after my visit. Thanks, John! I will definitely be using this shop for any future piercing inquiries or jewelry.
Danielle was amazing! Did a small heart near my collarbone and her lines are impeccable. I have several tattoos and her lines are extremely clean! She is very nice and even my sister who got her first tattoo (who's afraid of even getting shots) wasn't afraid. She said it was the perfect first tattoo experience. Danielle rocks! You now have two new returning customers :)
I got my belly button pierced by John and it was great! This was my first piercing since getting my ears pierced at the mall in elementary school so I was really nervous going to the shop and even warned John that I was scared about the pain but he was very patient and nice. The place closes at 8 but he was kind enough to let me make an appointment at 8. The belly button piercing cost me $40 including the jewelry.
The place was cash only but I didn't know till I got there. I also wish I got some sort of paper explaining the the care/clearing of the piercing instead of him telling me because I forgot and had to google it later.
Great, friendly service! Nose piercing done quickly and professionally, reasonably priced. Did a great job asking all the right questions and explaining after care.
Great shop. Gabriel and they rest of the tattoo artist are super nice and talented. They also have an ATM right inside the shop for convenience . I would recommend this shop to anyone.
Just came here a few minutes ago a guy with a beard helped me. I was scared to get my first belly button piercing and he did it so fast and I didn't even feel anything. Thank you for the great service!!
Went in today to get my septum piercing redone since I was a genius and left my piercing out for a week. : ) absolutely loved my experience in the shop! Everyone was so welcoming and helpful and Jonathan made the entire piercing process super quick, easy and professional! Highly recommend this place!
Tattoo Lab is a great place to get your tattoo done! It's super clean and everyone is very nice and helpful. My mom and I went to Gabriel and he was amazing, such a true artist! It was my first tattoo and he made it a great experience! We will definitely be back soon!
This is hands down the best experience I have EVER had at a tattoo/piercing shop.
Everyone was kind, welcoming and professional. There is a really good vibe and its clean! Jonathan was a pleasure to have do my husband and my piercings. He really knows what he is doing and does not hesitate to answer any questions or concerns. I would highly recommend this place to anyone looking to get a new piercing or tattoo!
In fact my husband is already planning to go back for a tattoo cover up!
I have wanted this new tattoo for a while. and finally I decided to do it. I looked on yelp and Tattoo Lab had the best reviews out of all the options for tattoo shops in Dublin (in my opinion at least)
I came as a walk in, and talked with Dan. I showed him a drawing of what I wanted, and we sat down and he drew it out(much better of course than what I did) and it was absolutely perfect. it was just like I had imagined it in my head, but now it was on paper and was about to be my newest tattoo. Dan is such a nice guy, super easy to talk to, and a great tattoo artist. I am definitely going to come back to him for my next tattoo in the future, whenever that may be. 5 stars for sure!!!!
This place was great! Danielle did a tattoo for me yesterday and I am thrilled with how it turned out! It was exactly what I had in mind even though my description wasn't all that great - she simply made sure she understood exactly what I was going for before starting out. It turned out better than expected and I can't wait until it's all healed up :)
Price was good and the shop is very clean and open. A little hard to find only because the turn from Village Parkway is pretty short, but lots of parking in front of the shop and a Starbucks right down the street ;)
I felt very comfortable both in the shop and with Danielle working on me. Would absolutely recommend this place and Danielle if you want a great tattoo. Already planning my next one(s) and have recommended that my tattoo-inclined friends give Danielle a call when they are ready! :)
Great lil shop! The girl who inked me was an absolute sweet heart and turns out she knew my sister! Small world! I walked right in and told her my idea and within minutes she was set up and ready to go! I definitely will be going back for more! The pricing is affordable and it's clear they're not doing it just for the money. Low key and comfortable setting, loved it!
Got my nose done Mike was awesome! Took longer to fill out the paperwork, No pain awesome job? I it
I had an amazing experience here! John was awesome. I sent him a picture of what I would like it to look like, and he did it even better than the picture.My tattoo looks perfect. He works so fast and for a good price too. Definitely recommend coming here if you want a quality tattoo!
Dane was amazing! Did a small heart near my collarbone and her lines are impeccable. I have several tattoos and her lines are extremely clean! She is very nice and even my sister who got her first tattoo (who's afraid of even getting shots) wasn't afraid. She said it was the perfect first tattoo experience. Danielle rocks! You now have two new returning customers :)
A friend of mine recommended me Tattoo Lab for piercings about a month ago. John made it super easy and everything went smooth as expected. Thank you John for an amazing experience! I would no doubt be returning for more piercings and new ink in the future.
I had a last minute inspiration to get my nose pierced again. I looked up on yelp for a place that was still open because it was almost 8 pm on a Friday. After finding tattoo lab I called and the guy I talked to was really nice. I showed up and with no appointment and the guy (I wish I remembered is name) who does the piercings was finishing up a tattoo. We waited about 10 min. As we waited I ended up deciding to get new jewelry for my tongue piercing. He came and got us and not only did he pierce my nose but he also changed out my tongue jewelry. The piercing it self was super smooth and didn't hurt at all. I love the placement and really liked the vibe in this place. I highly recommend these guys for all your piercing needs!
I got my first tattoo here and the price was reasonable and they did a great job. I would recommend anyone to come here.
Danielle did my cover up. I came in with an idea that she took and made AWESOME. She was diligent about details, and the end result is mind blowing. She was super easy to work with, friendly, and has phenomenal talent.
Cory Rocks! Keep up the great job!
Cory "Corn Dawg." One of the best tattoos I've seen and its on me. Cory is a first-rate artist. He listens to what you want, researches the design, sketches it out and makes it look better than you expected. When I'm ready for my next tattoo I'm definitely coming back to the Tattoo Lab and sitting down in Cory's chair. I highly recommend him to anyone!
Went in with my mother and sister 03/17/15 to have our first tattoos done by Danielle. The place was very clean and everyone there were very friendly. Danielle is immensely talented and so efficient....I couldn't believe she got my portrait tattoo done in only 2 hours! It looks amazing, I would definitely return if I ever want another awesome tattoo!
I loved this shop and its workers. Everyone is really friendly and relaxed, good vibes all up in this place. I stopped in real quick to get something on my shoulder and everything went great. Danielle is a great artist and really makes you feel like your getting a tattoo from a friend. She was easy to talk to, kind, and helped me turn my idea into a reality. I left the shop much happier than I went in, definitely going to come back here in the future.
Basically I got a botched tattoo at Living Art tattoo shop in Walnut Creek and was incredibly upset. It was my first tattoo, my mom's handwriting in honor of her passing. The owner of the shop did it, and it turned out so horribly after it had healed, I was considering getting laser removal. I decided to do some research to see if I could get it fixed, and after seeing Gabriel's work, I knew he could help me. He was very professional and assured me he could fix it. I was incredibly nervous considering my last experience, however he put me at ease and was very assuring he could make it look the way it was supposed to. Not only did he fix it, but it looks a million times better! It hurt way less than when I first got it, and it is healing nicely and the ink looks nice and black, not faded and blue. I am so thankful I found Gabriel at Tattoo Lab, and know that any future tattoos I may get will be done by him!
Came in today for an appointment with Gabe and I couldn't be more impressed! First of all, he opened shop early in order to fit me in as soon as possible, which was greatly appreciated! The shop was super tidy and clean and Gabe was professional and personable (even got a few book recommendations!). He was honest about what was realistic and not realistic for a small tattoo on the back of my neck and made sure that it was large enough to be readable years down the road, and he did a beautiful job. I will be coming to him for all tattoos that may arise in my future, and I have recommended him to multiple friends looking to get tatted in the future. Thank you for such a great experience!
Just got a tattoo done by Corn Dawg at Tattoo Lab and he did an amazing job! This was my first tattoo and was a little nervous but the staff there was really nice and they all made me feel welcome. The place is super clean and they make you feel really comfortable. Corn dawg was really patient with me even though I was indecisive and wasn't exactly sure what I wanted. He had a lot of confidence which helped me to feel more comfortable and trusting of him. Great overall experience! I would definitely go back there again!!
Danielle is awesome! Will come back.
Danielle did my tattoo for me and she was very friendly and amazing as what she does! She took the time to make sure that the font was big enough and that it was centered correctly on my foot. I...
JR is badass ! Took my 18 year old son to get a memorial tattoo for his uncle my kid lives in Arizona . So we were kinda pressed for time with him flying home the next day . Went to another shop...
I went with my friend yesterday to get her nose pierced and I walked out with my lips tattoo'd on my ass... what a great day!
The guys are awesome, very funny and make you feel at home.
I would definitely recommend coming here and plan to come back!
I haven't gone here for a tattoo....yet.
I love Dylan. He pierced my labret quick and easy. He's really kind and answers all of my questions and then some. He'll tell you exactly what to do and what NOT to do.
The vibe there is sweet, man. Everyone is welcoming and chill.
I will be visiting this place way more often.
Cheers, Tatto Lab!
I had my nostril pierced a month ago from another "piercer" but for some reason it didn't feel right or look right to me. I simply walked in and Gabe courteously directed me to Dylan. All I can say is Dylan is absolutely, hands down, amazingly AWESOME! If you are looking for a piercer that is in no way in any hurry to push you out the door, who will listen to you, answer any question you ask, direct you on proper care and that has a super stellar personality....then Dylan is your man. I will be going back!
I came here with a friend who was getting a tattoo. Did not expect that I too would be getting another one at the same time.
Walked in was greeted by the owner who is super nice and funny. He helped both of us figure out what we wanted. In less than 30 min both of us were getting our work done.
FANTASTIC artists who are friendly and knowledgeable
Accessible with walk-in-ins and appointments.
Will be returning for touch=ups on other tattoos and will use this as my go-to place for ink. Highly recommended!
Awesome place, chill guys, and I got some pretty sick ink. Most deff top on my list :)
Gabe and Cory are top notch!! Great guys and amazing artists. Gabe has done 3 pieces on me and hopefully many more!!!
Gabriel at the Tattoo Lab could not have done a better job on my piece. I walked in with some so-so work by another artist on the upper half of my arm and walked out with a beautiful half-sleeve that didn't just cover the old work but incorporated it into the whole piece so I never felt like i was paying for a cover-up but getting a great new tattoo.
The BEST part about Tattoo Lab- Gabriel is not an @$$. Great artist that treated me like a real person and not just another paycheck. I will be going back and I highly suggest anyone looking to get inked do the same.
Super clean, great place to get a tattoo.
Got tattooed here by Gabe yesterday. I can't say enough good things about how impressed I am, not only with my incredible tattoo but also with the shop itself. Everything is extremely clean, the artists are professional. I've been tattooed all over the country and after recently moving to the Bay Area, I will never go anywhere else other than Tattoo Lab. Highly recommended!
Cory did the most beautiful tattoo on my leg!! He made sure I received a tattoo that is appealing to the eye I get compliments every where I go!! I would reccomend Cory to all of my friends and family and anyone I see that is ready for their next piece~they will not regret going to Cory!!
This place is definitely worth your time and money! I really appreciated Corys professional and honest opinions! He definitely helped me finish up my idea that I had workin in my head! The tattoo was very sentimental to me, and looks absolutely amazing.....in fact better than I could have ever imagined! The shop was clean, and the other people in the shop very friendly and welcoming! Thank You Cory and Tattoo Lab, you guys Rock!!
Can't say enough great things about Gabe!! He has done all my ink...going back about five years now. From the shop in 1st st. to vasco....even his old garage studio in san jo gabe has done a great job on doing amazing work and adding his artistic ideas to my own to get a badass piece of art. That's why I keep coming back and recommending him to ANYONE getting a tat.
Absolutely love this place! I got my first tattoo done here then ended up going back to get a second one. They do an amazing job and are so clean. Cory (corndog) did both of mine and made sure I knew exactly how to care for it before I left. I cannot stress how clean and sanitized these guys are! It's so important in the tattoo industry and they take it seriously. I will not go anywhere else! If your considering going here, definitely do!
Gabriel is so kind and did my kids names in minutes.... Great price
their work is good and are really just the best dudes across the board. i've gotten a few things from different people, and i always have fun... which is prettty impressive given the discomfort i'm usually in. i don't much care for "hangout" shops, but tattoo lab has a different feel that is very comfortable. i don't live in the bay area anymore, so i don't know that i will be able to go there again, but i wish them the best of luck with everything that they do.
After much research, I decided on Tattoo Lab for my tattoo. The deciding factors were Yelp reviews and their gallery photos. Cory did my tattoo and I am so very excited about it! I walked in and was fortunate to be able to be done right away. Cory drew the image and adjusted it to fit where I wanted. So happy!
Tattoo Lab is clean and professional. Every person I spoke to was friendly and encouraging. I highly recommend this group of incredible artists.
Alright so, before I explain how outstanding this place is, let me first explain my standard stance on most tatto artists and tattoo shops.
First, I've been getting inked for almost 20 years. Got my first tat when I was 18. I have several tats with a crap load of hours involved from numerous artists. I keep looking for the one artist to stick with but (until now) I haven't found that person.
Typically, I have found most artists to be Pre-Madonna condescending fuck sticks that act like your typical douchebag auto mechanic. Meaning, if you're not one of them, you're an idiot, your ideas are idiotic, and they are god.
I've been wanting a certain tat for about a year now but kept putting it off. Well, Wednesday came around and I got the itch. I googled tattoo shops and started calling them, nearest first.
It was the same bullshit, the smart ass chick that answers the phones being snotty, until I called Tattoo Lab.
Gabriel answered and I said "Hey, how's it going" his reply much to my amazement was "I'm great, how are you?" REALLY? A polite tattoo artist? It only got better from there.
I went down there and the place was really clean and organized. There were two other artists there w clients as well. Cory and a lady named Gor (sp). They too were friendly, smiled, chit chatted a bit.
Gabriel seemed enthusiastic to do my tat, put his artistic spin on it (as I expect because I am not creative), and drew it up. Even though I'm tatted up he explained to me that he is still going to explain the whole procedure because I am new to him/his shop (very thorough).
During the tat, I was amazed at his talent and his experience tattooing. He was making the longest, cleanest, straightest lines u had ever seen. The way he used his tools kept my skin super moist and it didnt ever feel like my skin was scraping off with every wipe of the extra ink.
My tat is currently healing and it is the most comfortable healing I have ever seen. No scabbing, the lines are already fairly smooth, and the tat looks 1000 times better than I imagined. Gabe was hella laid back, we bullshitted, and I had a great time. We discussed my next tat, which will be a cover up, and we scheduled an appointment. I'm super stoked I finally found an artist worth staying with.
Oh and Gor (sp) is hot!!
I was told about Tattoo Lab by a trusted friend and I have to say, Everything he told me about this shop and the people that work there was totally true. They are a quality operation from start to finish.
I am a middle aged guy that's trying to finish a dream started many years ago and they were very accommodating. I've had Three pieces worked on and I have the rest of a full sleeve in progress. ( Many more hours to go )....
Gabe Lane is a really, really good artist, He can take anything in your head like a design, a picture, a script or even a thought and transform it to your canvas making your idea into something extraordinary. Beyond any expectation.
Corey-Corndog did a couple of pieces on my Brother in law and he is very happy with the quality of work and has plans to get more done. Corn dog will make you laugh and has alot of experience.
Jason is a Madman when it comes to taking on any project. He has extensive knowledge about many cultural styles and is very detailed.
Gabe, Corn-dog, Jason and She-Gore are all awesome.... In fact all the Lab Rats that hang around give the place a certain ambiance that is matched nowhere...
I got my first tattoo here last year for my 18th birthday. Corn dawg did an amazing job on my tattoo and exceeded my expectations. I have a beautiful lily of the valley tattoo on my left side and it took two hours to do the whole thing. He was very reasonable with the price and very friendly although intimidating at first. I'll definitely be bringing my boyfriend here for his first and myself to get my right side done.
I went in to have the diamond on my dermal removed because it was stuck. Mitch helped me and he was awesome! He was gentle and it didn't hurt! He was also very professional and knowledgable. He was giving me tips about how to take care of future piercings, along with some other useful information. He was really nice and we had a great conversation. If you are looking for someone who knows their stuff, go to Mitch!
I've been going to TattooLab for the last two years and I will never go anywhere else!
I initially went in to finish a set of stars on my hips and Gabe did such a great job on them; he even fixed the one I originally had and made it look 100 times better. I've since been back for an additional five tattoos and am in love with each and every one of them. He also did a beautiful job on a cover up on my lower back that he designed himself and I LOVE it! Gabe was super personable and made it a great experience for me as well as producing amazing work; he is extremely talented and I have recommended him to several people since... I always carry their business cards with me because I have so many people comment on his work. I STRONGLY recommend Gabe for your next tattoo.
I've also gone in for ten different piercings including a triple forward helix, snug, and several cartilage piercings with Mitch. He has a great attitude and makes you feel really at ease and comfortable. Any questions that I've had, he's been really great helping with and my piercings healed perfectly.
I would recommend TattooLab to anyone; the people are great, they're very personable, talented, and professional... not to mention CLEAN! Gabe and Mitch are fantastic; I STRONGLY RECOMMEND TATTOOLAB!
Awesome place. I got a piece done by Gabriel and I love it!! I will definitely be going back soon. Great artist..... Can't wait to go back
Danielle did my tattoo for me and she was very friendly and amazing as what she does! She took the time to make sure that the font was big enough and that it was centered correctly on my foot. I highly recommend her and I'm so glad I got my first tattoo there.
JR is badass ! Took my 18 year old son to get a memorial tattoo for his uncle my kid lives in Arizona . So we were kinda pressed for time with him flying home the next day . Went to another shop in town "stay true"the guy there said on the phone come on down so we sat there while he drew something up. Then said no I don't have time to do it . WTF I didn't get it . Why take the time to draw something then not do the tattoo? Even offered the pay extra . He said well it really doesn't work that way . Why ? Scared of money or what ? Then after that big waste of time we walked in Tattoo Lab and was welcomed by JR .. I told him what was up . Let my kid tell what he wanted and JR got the shit done . What a great dude !!! I highly recommend checking him out ! First ... Son was really happy with his tattoo . So that made me happy too !! Thanks again Brother !
I was told by a friend about jr I went in and got my first tattoo done by him and it turned out amazing! He spent the time to but all the details in that I wanted. It will be almost a year since I got it and I'm in love with it more and more I have had so many people tell me that it's some of the best art they have seen and then when I went back to get a paw print for my dog of ten years he took his time didn't push to me into having the whole design done in one sitting or for me to have it a bigger size. I have brought many of my friends To him one of which went Back within a year a got her second one done. He's amazing artist. He doesnt think he is gods gift to people and think he has to get people tattooed.
If you want a tattoo you can go anywhere BUT if you want an actual ART go to Tattoo Lab and ask for Gabriel ! He is amazing artist and will make sure that your tattoos are awesome! He is very professional, friendly and always makes sure that your design is right, will help you decide what to do with it. I always come up with some ideas and he always makes it MORE awesome and looking much much better than i envisioned it! He knows his shit, he knows what he is doing and Tattoo lab's prices are super reasonable. They are down to earth cool people, they are not rude or obnoxious like in other tattoo places i have visited.
I HIGHLY recommend going to this place for your next tattoo! You cannot go wrong! You will NOT be disappointed!
I am happy with my tattoos, just got done one yesterday and loving it!
Tattoo Lab is the best! I will not go anywhere else! Thank you Gabe for my awesome tattoos! :D
Friendly Artistic staff. good clean shop. nice vibe. didn't get treated badly like some other shops ive been to
Very Friendly and Clean place. Love my tattoo! Thanks Corey
Tattoo lab is awesome I'm never dissapointed with any work I've seen or gotten . They take what you want and turn it into a masterpiece. They just keep getting awesome-er and awesome-er and awesome-er! Check these guys out they know what real art is!
Tattoo Lab is awesome. Great service. Cory is an AMAZING artist and totally professional. I have been back several times. I would recommend Cory for anyone looking for an awesome piece of body art!!!