Well so I decided to get a tattoo and I went to see a guy by the name of Lance Bowen, I started to explain to him what I wanted and everything seemed to be going well we agreed on a price and he would draw the picture to my liking. When I came in two days later to get the tattoo he looked like he had been up all night doing drugs, he had a foul smell and some food stains on his shirt this should have been my first clue to walk out the door. When he showed me picture that he had drawn it was completely what i wanted but the price agreed upon had changed, instead of the 200 that we had agreed on he said the tattoo would be three hundred I reluctantly agreed because I loved the picture and this was going to be the first and only tattoo I ever get.
While doing the tattoo he was talking about his aspiring dj career, and then he started talking about the parties that he does and a bunch of stuff that I did not care about being that I am not into the drug and party scene, when the tattoo was finished it was totally different than what appeared on the picture that he had drawn, it looked like a drawing from the artchie comic books and I was completely unsatisfied with the final result and let him know it at which time he proceeded to tell me that there was nothing that he could do about the tattoo now and that I needed to come back to get it fixed once the tattoo was healed, anyway I left the shop completely unsatisfied but the worst was yet to come, turns out that I caught a really bad infection my arm swelled up and it was very painful, after going to the doctor and taking antibiotics it took nearly two months for the arm to heal up, now i am getting ready to go through the laser process to get the rest of this ugly reminder off of my arm.
If you are looking for a profesional tattoo do not go to Lance Bowen at Atomic tattoo in lakeland, maybe he just had a bad day or should I say a good night out before he came to work but it was unprofesional. I havent tried to contact him or the company because I just don't think that I will get any money back. So just for a warning Lance Bowen will just rip you off and do a bad job.