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Need to find a shop?

Need to find a shop?

Daron_JamesRecently moved and new to town?  Need to find a shop? With tattoo shops popping up on every corner in America, how do you find what shop is the best for your needs?  Another Tattoo caught up with Daron James owner and piercer of Diamond Thieves Body Piercing & Tattoo.  They have two locations in Asheville and Marion, NC to serve all your needs.

Here is what he had to say:

I know personally from moving around a lot from state to state the best way to find a new shop or artist is by word of mouth.  Most collectors love to show off their ink and will give referrals to local shops.

Back in the day “Google” was a great source but recently other shops have used it as a weapon to publicly slander other shops and try to paint a bad picture of them. These days I would say find a local magazine (i.e.. mountain express) check their website for who has been voted number 1 or even for ads ran by local shops. Usually, legit shops are the only ones who have a strong enough clientele to afford legit advertising. Look at shops websites! Usually, all the artists at that shop have their work on their sites be sure to match that work with their in-house portfolios to make sure they are not stealing others photos. All in all though yes , word of mouth is the best form of advertising , always will be. Continue reading Need to find a shop?