Got a small tattoo here. I'd go back. Clean. Very professional and friendly artitists.
When I was looking for somewhere to get my first tattoo, a friend of mine recommended the Arthouse. I had done a lot of research about what to look for in a tattoo parlour, but was extremely nervous and had no idea what to expect.
All I can say is, I am so glad I chose to get my first tattoo done here. And I as long as I am in Calgary, I will never ever go anywhere else. I've gotten three other pieces done since then and I haven't been disappointed.
I've used four of their artists and each one of them was a pleasure to work with. They were kind, extremely knowledgeable and skilled, and they each put my mind at ease. The very first artist I had work on me (I've forgotten his name) was especially wonderful - being a newbie to body art, he reassured me about the pain and told me that ten minutes in, I'd be thinking about what I wanted next. I didn't believe him at the time, but boy was he right!
The atmosphere is lovely, extremely hygienic, and comfortable. They were very welcoming, even encouraging, of my sisters coming back with me to hold my hand and comfort me.
They charge an $80 deposit/base rate that is applied to the overall fee if you are doing a longer sitting. I've found their prices extremely reasonable and it was absolutely worth every penny.
I cannot recommend this place highly enough. In fact, I wish they had a referral program because I encourage anyone and everyone I know who is thinking of getting a tattoo to go there!
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