6162 Clinton Hwy, Knoxville, TN | Directions 3791236.009063 -83.999471
Go To Wicked Ink ONLY if you expect PERFECTION!!!!!!!!!!!!. Wicked Ink is the ONLY place I have EVER BEEN and will EVER GO TO...period. Jason, the owner & a dear friend, is a PERFECTIONIST and goes STRICTLY by the book...a 100% score from the Health Dept speaks for itself! Marilan is very talented, smart & professional & the best free-hand artist I've EVER SEEN. Behind the counter is Robin...she does an awesome job taking care of all those HUNDREDS, & I do mean HUNDREDS of customers that pass thru that door each & every week. She and Jason are also licensed to do permanent cosmetics. These folks even have to turn people away due to getting booked up so quickly! Having worked there myself, I know FIRSTHAND all the 100% safe, health-dept APPROVED steps that are put into the cleaning & sterilization techniques used along with , the clinical-grade surgical steel body piercing jewelry. They use a top-of-the-line autoclave, which by the way, is tested weekly by spores that are picked up from the Knox County Health Department and have always earned a 100% review from the annual Health Department inspections. And in regards to accusations of a previous customer, who stated that Wicked Ink re-uses needles....I have NEVER witnessed ANYONE walk around with un-gloved handfuls of USED needles. Once these are used, they go DIRECTLY into a Sharps' container that is properly disposed of.....they even get calls from "scratchers" wanting tattoo supplies, needles, and ink ....which they are promptly told Wicked Ink will NOT sell any supplies to them! Sometimes I don't know where these completely fabricated false statements are generated. Not only does Wicked Ink follow strict procedures on the HEALTHY, 100% SAFE tattoo methods, but they also NEVER break the TN law that states it is illegal to tattoo anyone under the age of 18. A statement that many customers have stated SOME local shops DO illegally tattoo under-age minors. HHHMMMM...... EVERY customer gets WAY MORE than what they paid for from Wicked Ink!!!! Therefore, go to Wicked Ink ONLY if you expect other-worldly tattoos and amazing, 100% sterile, safe, virtually pain-less body piercings. Kudos to Jason, Marilan and Robin....I speak from experience, I even had permanent eye-liner done and everyone boasts on the quality of my body art and body piercings. I am a living, walking, breathing testimony to these artists. I just find it a shame how an ex-business partner and his partner and even family, can persuade weak-minded people to post untrue and unflattering comments about a totally awesome place.
Wicked INK RE-USES NEEDLES more than once!!!..
I wish I could rate them lower!
Do not go there unless you want to gamble with your life. They RE-USE needles. I found out half way through my tattoo that the needle that Marilyn was using was used before.
Fresh needles are supposed to be bright pretty reflective silver. The needles at Wicked Ink are old and brown looking re-sealed needles in reusable bags. All they do is clean them and reuse them.
I am calling the board of health to inform them of this disgusting mess. What prompted me to ask Marylin about the needles was that I saw the BIG Blonde girl walking with a handful of what appeared to be Tattoo needles towards the sink. I guess this was becuase it was close to closing time that she did this in front of me.
So, I asked Marylin are you guys re-using needles? She said YES, but we clean them in the auto clave. My heart skipped a beat!!! All I could think about was some type of blood borne pathogen infecting my body at that very moment.
To bad I was half way thorough before I found out. I finished the Tat and got tested the next week. I also got tested 6 months later, and I am going again soon. Luckily I have not tested positive for anything like HIV or Hep C, but it is a gamble I rather not take.
DO NOT Gamble with your life. The staff is also very rude especially the Blond girl, and her boy friend. I also suspect that they are all on drugs.
This place is an accident waiting to happen. They do not care about their customers if they will use old needles on them. They handle them bare handed, and no telling what other neglect goes on with their equipment.
Do not be fooled just because they open a package in front of you. If it is brown it is not new. It should look surgical grade like the tools at a dentist or doctors office.
If you have gotten a Tattoo from Wicked Ink Tattoos in North Knoxville down the street from Wal Mart I suggest that you get a blood test.
Wicked Ink Tattoos charges too much money to be Reusing needles. They do not care about the safety of their customers. They should be required to tell their customers if this practice is legal.
I just found out some states allow needle re use. Im not sure if TN is one of them. Either way its better to be Safe than sorry.
Side note Marylin is an excellent Tattoo artist, but its not worth gambling with your life.
Tell your friends and family to STAY AWAY from Wicked INK TATTOOS!!!! Learn from my mistake and Consider yourself WARNED!!! That is real Wicked! They are scum.
You must be a very JELIOUS, Wanna-A-Be Tattoo Shop to fabricate such lies!! To set the record straight; since the beginning of WICKED INK (in 2003) we have received a score of 100% from EVERY Inspection conducted by the Knox Co. Health Dept. We work very hard to do things exactly the way the laws are written. ALL Needles are always SINGLE USE ONLY, never an exception!! Tattoo needles are made by soldering (any DUMBASS Knows that stainless steel discolors when -continued
Extremely Comfortable.. I got my nostril pierced today and was very nervous about it. From the moment I walked in the door there was a calming feeling. Very clean and professional with helpful and understanding staff. I was truly impressed and will go back and bring friends.
i'll never go anywhere else!. i got my nose, and my bellybutton done and wicked ink and i will never go anywhere else! they are so clean and so good at what they do. they talk to you and actually care. even if i move away in a couple of years for college, i will come back home if i decide to get a tattoo or another piercing!
Best piercing place on knoxville. I had my lip (monroe) done about a month ago Jason pierced it he was the best it didnt hurt he was super quick the staff was very friendly I was a nervous wreck and they talked to me and calmed me down if I ever get another piercing or decide to get a tattoo I will go there and I would recommend Wicked Ink to anybody
Best place in town.
I had my piercing done at another place and now I wish I had waited and came here. The other place got my piercing all wrong. The bar was too short. I decided I would go to Wicked Ink to see if they had a longer bar and much to my surprise they were so helpful and took great care of me. Jason even put the bar in my tongue for me. He was wonderful. I gladly recommend anyone thinking of getting a tattoo or a piercing to go see Jason, Robin or Marilan. They are all wonderful.
I was a little nervous about going in there after the last place messed up my tongue piercing but when I got in there and started talking to them all my fears went away. I know if I ever get another piercing or anything I will be going to them.
The facility was so clean, organized. It was unbelievable. Take it from me or read the other reviews this place is the best.
Top Notch. I brought my 8 y.o. daughter here to have her ears pierced after hearing some bad mall piercing experiences. Wicked Ink has very high ratings from the health dept. (they don't even visit Claire's). She wanted to have her ears pierced and paid for it herself, but was still very nervous. The staff was superb. She was given lots of attention and was made to feel very comfortable before, during and after the piercings. The hoops that were used are adorable, so much easier to clean and better for sleeping. She has diligently followed Jason's care instructions and her ears are perfect. There was never even any redness or crusty stuff like I remember from getting earrings as a child. I feel great about how clean we're able to get her ears by rocking the hoops back and forth. This was an excellent experience (my daughter LOVES Jason & says that getting her earrings was almost the most exciting thing that's happened in her life - close to snorkeling in Maui!) I confidently give this place my highest recommendation.
wicked ink is the best i got my nose and my snake bites done there!! they couldnt be any better!! i tell everyone to go there because they are the best!! i wouldnt go anywhere else!! my brother also got his lip pierced there!! and he thinks they are the best also!! my sister got her first tattoo there!! they done a wonderful job!! they are amazing!! i will always go there if i get another piercing!!
Great!. This place is amazing. I had been wanting to get my belly button peirced for quite sometime now, so I had been getting information from friends that had already gotten them done. Everyy single one of them suggested Wicked Ink. They said they were the best around. And guess what.. THEY ARE! They had a very happy easy going atmosphere, it was very sanitary, the workers were so polite and they were very friendly. Everything was very clean and neat. All of the tools were new and sanitary. They answered every question and helped with every need. The peircer, Jason, was very talented. He is so quick and persice. He has 13 some years of experience, and it shows! This is by far your best choice for tattoos and piercings! What are you waiting for? GO!
A great time had by ALL!!!. While on a visit from out of state to Knoxville (we live in La.,Who Dat) We stopped into Wicked Ink on recommedation for relatives. Now I do have a few Tattoos and know what to look for in a shop and artist. What a great time and expirence. From the moment we walked in to the time we left!! Clean, professional, caring artists and staff. Marilan did my tattoo and Jason inked my wife. Because my wife had a little more custom work done Jason had to use small needles. OMG, the art work and color on both of our tattoos are fantastic! Don't know or care what shop John Bon went to but it was not Wicked Ink. If you are looking for a place to get your first or last tattoo, Please go here. Great people, clean, wonderful music, conversation, everyone was happy and along with the fantastic art work from both artists we received (and this is very important) great aftercare instructions. My wife and I both agree when we get more work done, we will travel the 10 hours to Knoxville and let them do their magic. Thanks again Jason, Marilan and staff. BRAVO
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