|Address:||18630 Woodfield Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20879, USA|
|Working:||12–9PM 12–9PM 12–9PM 12–9PM 12–9PM 12–9PM Closed|
I would (and do) recommend Raw Ink to everyone I speak too , regarding tattoos! Bobby did a fantastic ribcage tattoo on me (of a breast cancer ribbon and a quote around it). I also sent my whole family to him! He did a phenomenal job on my uncles tattoo, he got a portrait done of his daughter (my cousin)- it looks as if it was a real picture of her from a camera. He also did my brothers 2 tattoos... one happens to cover his entire back lol. Bobby sits down with you, makes you feel super comfortable, and makes sure you love what your about to get. Now, the studio? thats a completely different story and deserves another 5 stars! I organized a promotional photo shoot in his studio a couple years ago- amazing location! Very clean, spacious, etc... they even have a "Lounge" with a movie theater style tv... need I say more? If you want a tattoo, go to Bobby W (the owner).. even if you dont live near Gaithersburg- its worth the travel! -Heather
I got my a rib piece done by the owner Dec 2012. He is in high demand, I waited 3 months for my initial appointment. My tattoo is amazing, he free handed the tatt to contour to my body. Its a rib tatt, it hurt like hell to be expected. Rob however is very meticulous about his craft, so you are guaranteed to have an awesome art piece. The service at the shop requires patience. I had 2 three hour sessions, the first time I showed up the shop was closed so I had to wait for someone to get there to open up. When they opened up he took back some chic who was a friend of his friend, and did a quick tatt on her, I overheard all of this as she was trying to get in with him. My session started well past an hour it was supposed to. He took a half hour break in the middle of one of my sessions which I didnt mind. Despite the horrible service, Rods work is amazing and I am not against getting another tatt from him.
This is a long overdue review but much needed. I originally met the team at the Baltimore Tattoo Convention where I was turned down multiple times for my rib/cover-up piece. The only shop up for it was Raw Ink and after a session at the convention then another at the Studio where Bobby free handed the entire tattoo and did an amazing cover-up at the same time. I couldnt have been any happier with my tattoo and highly recommend this Studio to others. Also the shop was very clean and contrary to another review Bobby and the rest of the staff would always go outside to smoke. The prices are crazy reasonable compared to other shops in the state especially for the level of professionalism and expertise you will receive, so definitely check this place out guys. Thanks again Bobby and staff.
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I called before I went to find out how much it would be if they pierced my navel using my jewelry. They WONT use yours, it has to be theirs. OK, NP! I got there, had to come back. The guy was in the middle of a tattoo. OK, understandable. When I came back, I filled out the paperwork, and looked around for about 3 minutes. Got taken back to get my piercing. He was annoyed that I had tried myself a few days prior, and when the forceps slipped off, I lost the alignment, so I stopped. He also mentioned that it was too deep, and crooked. Well it took all of about 60 seconds, once he found the right jewelry. He was quick, and quite painless. It pinched a little. Well, here it is the next day, and I have to say, EVEN HIS IS CROOKED! I should have saved the $50 and done tried it again myself.
I had a 16 year old tattoo that needed to be refreshed. It had been redone about 8 years ago, with some success, but now needed work again. It looked more like an ink splash than a tattoo. I stopped in at Raw Ink and spoke with the owner, Bobby. After inspecting the tattoo, he expressed with confidence that remedial work could enhance the appearance of the tattoo. He explained what and how he intended to do the work and answered all my questions. I agreed. One of the best decisions Ive made. When he was finished, the tattoo did not look refreshed or restored; it looked NEW. Bobbys artistic and techical skills far exceeded my expectations. I would recommend without reservation.
I visited the shop in hopes of getting a new tattoo. I spoke with bobby(the owner) and he assured me that the shop was the place to get my next piece of art. I gave him my ideas and he said he was the man for the job and asked for my contact info so that he may schedule a consulting appointment.....sound great so far.. He let me know that he had a full schedule for some time a but he could still work with me in the mean time. I gave him all my contact information, left the shop very excited and ready to go.....only to never hear from him again. I do understand that he is busy, but it is no means professional to start to beginning process to find out it was bs
Had an appointment with Matt tonight, and Im beyond speechless! I had expectations going into the appointment; Im very picky and wanted my tattoo to look a certain way, it turned out completely different than what I imagined.... Matt made his suggestions and gave great advice, I listened and trusted him, and Im so glad that I did! Im absolutely in love with my tattoo and immediately booked my next tattoo! Ive found the artist Ive been looking for to do my sleeve, and Im looking forward to working with him!
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If youre like me then all these five-star ratings seem a little skeptical. Until you go there. This shop is amazing, and Bobby is totally cool. He sat down and helped me plan out several future pieces, then got started on my work for today. Its crazy how much he can get done in a short time, and hes a true artist with amazing skill. Great prices for larger pieces too. I cant wait to go back.
VERY impressive studio and artists, and I mean real artists with extensive skills. They can both ink in awesome detail AND still get a great deal done in half the time as other places, and at very good prices! Highly recommend their creativity and resourcefulness for pieces with any level of custom work, including ones in which you know exactly what you want!
Raw Ink Tattoo is the only place to go to get tatted! Super friendly and professional. All art is custom and the advice given by all the artists is superb! Wouldnt go anywhere else. I know people who travel across the country for tattoos from Raw Ink. Bobby is the man but all the artists are great. Not to mention the awesome fish tanks etc ;)
Got my first two tattoos at theyre old shop went to the new one thinking it was open cause Google an theyre website said open today 12pm to 9pm so i went in an the doors were locked with a piece of paper saying Sunday and Monday appointments only like that really upsets me please update your website might end up going somewhere else