I took a piece of artwork with me to Thee Ink Well to see Brandis on a recommendation of a friend. After Brandis attempted put a personal spin on the artwork, I requested that we stick to what I had brought with me. I was also very specific as to what colors I wanted. This was a back piece and unfortunately I was unable to keep an eye on what she was doing. The resulting piece was terrible!! Not only was the line work not smooth, but it was also uneven. The entire piece was uneven and she didn't even finish the color work.
Because the lighting is poor in this shop and the mirror I was handed was so small I was unable to catch a majority of the mistakes at the time. once the horror began to become noticable I went to two very reputable shops to get second opinions. I was told by both that the work was apprentice quality at the most and the entire tattoo needed to be redone. I returned to Thee Ink Well about a week later and spoke with both Brandis and the owner Paul Williams. I requested my money returned as I was not about to let Brandis touch me again.
Paul admitted that the entire piece needed "reworked" he offered to do it at no additional charge but no refunds. I ended up going elsewhere for several different reasons. Brandis bragged about Paul teaching her everything she knows which was not comforting considering he allowed me to walk out the door knowing how shabby the piece was. Once the level of trust regarding skill level was in question, I couldn't afford to give them another chance. Original tattoo cost $175, to have it redone by a more reputable shop was $250.