Josh is awesome. My brother went in for his tattoo and I left getting one as well. Let's say I couldn't say no because my brothers turned out great!!! I 10/10 recommend!!!
Josh, one of the owners, took me on a walk-in earlier today. I was asking to get a mountain range tattooed on my bicep. He gladly took me in and helped me design the perfect tattoo. He took about 30 minutes to do it all completely and was very fairly priced. The place was super clean and well kept. Awesome atmosphere and music. I'd reccomend them to anyone.
John R., san Francisco
Gave my husband an idea for a tattoo (I got the idea from a sock). Fernando tattooed him literally the next day and drew up one awesome piece! My husband really appreciated Fernando and his knowledge and support of the tattoos he currently has. I think the tattoo looks awesome! Oh and Austin is awesome. He was great at responding to my emails and very friendly!
I stumbled into Dame of the West last month after drinking my fair share of sake across the street and haven't looked back since. I met Fern just by walking up to the counter and explaining a piece I was trying to get that had been turned down by another shop down the road
(for going against a "moral code" of tattooing). He listened to what I wanted, gave me advice without a lecture, and it was done the next day!
Fern is the 4th tattoo artist I've worked with and by far my favorite. His talent goes without saying, but I get the most compliments on his work out of all my pieces. I always ask him for his professional opinion on the pieces I'm getting and he is so helpful and knowledgeable. I really like that he's so great to collaborate with and doesn't take offense to changes I want to make. I got one of my pieces "upside down" and Fern let me know that traditionally it should face the other way. When I told him I really, really wanted it upside down he didn't judge or give me pushback. I hate when shops shut your ideas down right away because you're new to tattoos or want something they think is "stupid". Fern just has this really chill way of lending his professional advice without turning it all into his show.
As for technique, Fern is as speedy and light-handed as it gets! I have a hard time watching when I get my nails or a tattoo done, because I think it's so incredibly awkward to stare at an artist at work on me. So half the time I'm zoned out and then I hear him tell me we're all done and I'm like okurrrrr! The shop also uses this AMAZING adhesive wrap that stays on for days (even through the shower) and helps your tattoo heal so much faster. It's called Saniderm, and my last tattoo almost completely skipped the scabbing stage because of it.Fern is so easy to book/collab with, can't wait to keep working together on more!
This is the first and only tattoo shop I've ever been to, and I would absolutely recommend it to anyone. I went in knowing they had talented artists, but they're also all very friendly and fun to be around. The facility is clean, the location is great, and I couldn't be more pleased with my experience.
Josh Carter did my tattoo and he is great! I didn't keep track of how many hours my tattoo took (3/4 sleeve with chest panel), but it was definitely a lot of time spent with him and in the shop. Probably 5 or 6 visits, a few hours each time. Josh was always on time, professional, and fun to spend time with. I would trust any of the artists there without any reservation.
Jordan Nichols, Scottsdale
I recently got tattooed at Dame of the West by Fern. The shop was clean and comfortable. The vibe was very welcoming and professional - Fern, Max and Josh all provided a great experience. Highly recommend Fernando for any traditional style tattoos and Dame of the West in general!
So I stopped in for a consolation on a tattoo last week, and was pleased with the professionalism and how pleasant the staff was at the Dame of the west Tattoo shop was. 100% recommend this shop!!! Got a sick Japanese inspired tattoo from Josh, great artist and love my new tattoo, can't wait to add to it!
Stellar work by all the guys here. Josh and Max are amazing and it shows in their work. They have a ton of experience in this shop and whether you're looking for traditional Japanese Irezumi, or you have an idea that you want to make a reality, the gang is great at visualizing & designing it and following through to ensure that it is exactly what is wanted. Check them out for sure!
I can't say enough about Josh and his crew here. Absolutely professional and courteous. The work they did for me was top notch and admired by many. This was my first tattoo ever and they made me feel welcome and comfortable. I would not hesitate to send anyone here.
Nice clean shop. Friendly staff. Me being very, very picky, I asked if I could place the two stencils on myself with a little help from the tattooist. He was very cool about it. Got two classic swallow bird tattoos. They came out exactly the way I wanted from the picture I provided. I would highly recommend this shop.
I regularly travel from Nashville Tennessee just to get tattooed there. The overall vibe and experience is unparalleled! Whatever you’re looking to get done you will not be disappointed!
This place is the best! From the time you walk in the doors you are greeted in a very friendly atmosphere, real down to earth people,kudos to Josh! He did my work. Very personal and comfortable environment and very cost friendly. Quality work all the way.