2360 State St, Salem, OR | Directions 9730144.933067 -123.013111
I recommend Karissa – My grandma who is pushing 70 and I go to Karissa and we absolutely love her to pieces! I got a purple daisy on my front ankle and I love it to where I'm having only her touch me with ink any more. I have another tat that I need worked on and I will only go to her from now on, I'm so happy I finally found a tattoo artist I'm happy with 7 tattoos later! She even fixed up a tatoo I had got from Erin who kept pushing my touch up appt back like 4 times I was so irritated. She is AWSOME! I tell everyone and anyone to go to her!!
Dark Star is AMAZING! – I have been into dark star MANY times. Every time i have been into the studio there was always someone there to answer my questions and get things taken care of.. i Got my tattoo done my Karissa. She did an absolutely amazing job. I got a band around my ankle with a hibiscus on my ankle bone. the band that she had drawn up and made a stencil of was a little to short so she had to hand draw the rest of it on. when someone can free had the rest of your tattoo on your body and when it is all done it looks completely seamless its amazing!!!!!... i will go to dark star and only dark star!!
Bad service – I went in to get a tattoo and will never go back. The girl who operates the business, Erica I think her name is, was completely rude to me for no reason at all. I would get a tattoo there if she didn't work there, but she kind of gives the whole place a bad reputation. I would advise going in there on her days off.
Not Forgotten – I have had 2 tattoos done by Karissa. The first was October of 2005, on my birthday. It is a butterfly, containing multiple colors, and none of them have faded. I also had a faerie with tribal done on my lower back about a year later... Karissa did WONDERFUL. All of the original coloring in both of them look great. When it was due for a touch up (I'd gotten a spider bite in the tat that smeared one of the lines earlier), Karissa was out of the shop with back problems. They asked me to leave my name and number, so I did. As soon as she was back in, she not only called me to set up a touch-up, but came in on one of her days off to do it! Even though it only took no more than 5 minutes, that is something I won't forget, and why I send everyone that asks about my tattoos to Dark star. I've had others done at other places, but this is by far the best I've been to!
SCARS – JUST THOUGH EVERYONE WOULD LIKE TO KNOW HOW SCARRED UP MY SLEEVE WAS AFTER RYAN FINISHED MY TAT... HAVE SEVERAL PIECES DON ALREADY BY OTHER ARTISTS SO I DONT MIND THE WORK BEING DONE BUT RYAN WAS VERY HEAVY HANDED AND MY INK IS LIFTED PRETTY BAD TAKE IT EASY MAN... ART WAS DECENT HE WAS TO BUSY FLIRTING I THINK..
I LOVE THIS PLACE! – I have followed Randy Devoursney from shop to shop for my tattoos for YEARS and he has finally settled in at one of the cleanest, most professional tattoo shops I have been in.
The Staff at Darkstar in Salem, Or. are friendly and courteous, whether you are a first time visitor or a long time customer. The prices are fair and comparable to other artists with the same HIGH standards and quality. You get what you pay for, and I have NEVER been disappointed with the work.
I ALWAYS send friends to Darkstar - specifically to Randy.
Love it! – I got a tattoo there a while back, September of '06 for my birthday. I got a tattoo on the inside of my wrist and Ryan? Randy? One of the two, cant remember, its the younger one, he did an AWSOME job. I was a little on the sketchy side, all my other tattoo's were done by my broter who owns his own shop but my sister knew of DarkStar and was getting a tat there aswell, here now over a year later the tat STILL looks good with like no fading or any other problem. Everything was clean and neat, and everyone there was friendly! I totaly recomand this place for people who want tattoos!!!
Imitation is the first sign of admiration! – Hmm, my TATTOO shop is named Dark Star too in Vancouver, WA as of about 10 yrs ago, and not far enough away from Salem to have 2 Dark Stars. I know Its a free country but seriously...... WTF!! You should know what I mean, industry& common courtesy .
Buyer Beware – After being told to buy my jewelry from the mall, I got my piercing done there. I went back when my piercing got infected and they told me it was fine. I went to another studio in town. They told me the jewelry they used on me wasn't meant for fresh piercings. They told me how to take care of it and told me to check the Association of Professional Piercers website for more info. Now that I have read up, I wil NEVER go back there. They were wrong about alot of things. Be careful.
AWESOME Job!! – I had my tat done by Brett, aka Minnesota Tat. He did a FANTASTIC job, great price, didn't take him too long, and the tat is EXACTLY what I had pictured in my mind and explained to him.
I recommend this place to ANYONE looking to get a tat. Go see Minnesota Tat when you are ready!
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