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By sunshine 28 March 2009 31

Have finally decided to get my first tattoo.

Can anyone recommend a good tattooist?

I heard the guys in Queanbeyan are the best around, but just thought i’d throw the question out there to the wise people of RiotACT.

[ED – We’ve been here before, but times change, so let’s go again.]

What’s Your opinion?

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zllauh 12:31 am 30 Mar 15

Queanbeyan guys are the best.
go get it done from there (Y)

RikkiChickie 11:12 pm 11 Aug 10

I recommend Cactus at Tattoo Power in North Lyneham it is a very comforting community there, I got introduced there by a mate of mine and the person i am a small shy girl, as i first got there it was like everyone was opening there arms and making me feel comfortable around them. I’ve just started getting a tattoo sleeve of Alice in Wonderland the new Tim Burton film and the work that Cactus has done so far looks exactly like it is in the movie, The colours are perfect and his lining is perfect 😀 I wouldn’t recommend anyone else cause I’ve had tattoo’s done around Canberra and none is as good as what Cactus has done 😀

Mr.Barugl 7:13 pm 11 Aug 10

I have had many hours of tattoo done by Cactus,with many more to come.His approach and professionalism is second to none…….the comment that Tattoo Power is a blokie place,is a load of crap,everybody is made to feel very welcome there,it is a fun friendly atmosphere,if it wasn’t,I wouldn’t take my 12 yr old son there.
I would recommend him to anyone.

annabel_ 2:36 pm 11 Aug 10

I had my first tattoo (and only tattoo at the moment) done by adam cook at tattoo power in lynham,and my honest oppinion is, I found him to be nothing but mature friendly and he made it clear to me that he knew not only what to do but made is so i was completely happy with the design he did.

The comment above solely targeted at Adam Cook is bordering on slander and is a pretty cruel thing to say about someone who is one of the best tattoo artist’s in the business.

The Basement 2:22 pm 11 Aug 10

Adam from Tattoo Power did this on me, it looks quite tasty

Helen 2:15 pm 19 Feb 10

I had a tattoo done about a year ago by Lynda at North Lyneham and it’s turned out great. Although I was a bit intimidated when I walked in to make the appointment, she was lovely and very friendly and I felt comfortable pretty quickly. My piece probably wasn’t very difficult, but she also did a fantastic job of fixing up an old tattoo on my partner’s arm.

I’ve also been told by someone in the health inspecting business that they’re the cleanest shop around.

motleychick 2:00 pm 19 Feb 10

Don’t go to Queanbeyan. I’d recommend the boys in Lyneham or Tuggers, or if you’re up for the trip, the best place I’ve been to is Mischief Moon in Darlinghurst. They are brilliant.

PBO 12:41 pm 19 Feb 10

Bring back Ex!

Jim Jones 11:59 am 19 Feb 10

colourful sydney racing identity said :

Do not go to Biro in Fyshwick, I have seens ome of his work and it is crap.

I got my first tattoo done by Biro many many years ago when he was in Civic. Still looks good (although it is a very simple design).

But yeah, “every tattooist is one persons hero and another persons nightmare.” Each tattooist has a style or styles in which s/he is comfortable in, so best to look for the tatooist that’s most appropriate for what you’re after.

Danman 11:06 am 19 Feb 10

Dredging up an old piece, and in defence of North Lyneham tattoo, I just had a piece done there.

It was a full lower calf “St Michael” – Chris done it, and though I am not covered in tattoo’s I have a few and know what makes for good ink and value.

Chris’s consultation on my custom piece was top notch, his price was reasonable, and on completion of the job, which I was extremely happy with, he knocked 50 bucks off the price because it took less time than he expected.

Expect to wait about a month for your tattoo – which is a good thing – A busy studio means a good reputation.

His demeanour whilst inking me was nothing less than friendly, loving to have a chat between buzzing and dipping and was very friendly.

Further to that, they have a 4 week “service” where they check the healed tattoo and make any touch ups free of charge.

On top of that, I saw nor heard none of this blokey attitude that other posters have spoken of, and saw many clients come and go whilst I was there and they were treated as anyone in retail wanting a sale would treat a potential client.

I would have no hesitation to go see Chris again, and would point anyone who wants quality work cleanliness and professionalism in his direction.

Oh and I in no way will recieve any kind of freebie or services for my endorsement, just a happy customer spreading the word.

My brother’s first tat was done by a guy with the name of Shakey Bill who used to work in St Kilda, talk about inspiring confidnece

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