Friendly staff, nice shop, excellent tattoos.
A guy named Roger Franco owns the shop. I have never gotten work from him but I have seen his work and people rave about him. Anyways, they just opened a new shop not that long ago where I got my second tattoo done, the first one was in the old shop. The new shop is nice because you walk in and you can see everything that is going on in the shop and you are able to watch them all tattoo. The receptionist is nice and will refer you to an artists right away. The first piece that I got done was a silhouette of a phoenix with flames. I was introduced to the artist, Tim. A very down to earth and friendly guy who had no problem getting a drawing by then next day (it was the end of the business day). Tim was excited about doing the flames a certain way and I could tell he cared about the tattoo. He was talkative throughout and assured that that was looking good (couldn't see it - it was on my back). It came out great and better than I had envisioned it. He encouraged me to come back in a month or so for a touch up if need be. I came back about 3 months later and decided to add to it. All I told him was that I wanted my name included with a certain font. He decided in order to incorporate the name he would frame it in smoke and bring it all together. Turned out to be a great idea. I would definitely go back there if I still lived in the area but I don't. I have seen other tattoos from other shops in Bloomington/Normal and I think that you are better of going to Graphic Flesh.