I have had my last four tattoos done by Angel at Lady Luck Tattoo and I will never use anyone else. Her work is absolutely amazing and I get complimented on my pieces all the time.
The shop is great too. Not only is it open and comfortable, it is also very family-friendly. During our last tattoo sessions, my girlfriend and I were visited by a couple friends, including one with a little boy who had a great time hanging out in the kid section.
And, as if getting a great tattoo in a great parlor by a great tattoo artist isn't good enough, they let me watch Arrested Development the entire time I was getting it done. Best tattoo experience ever? QED.
I've been tattooed at a number of tattoo shops and one of the things that I would tell anyone is: don't pick a shop based on whether you want to hang out with the artist. As long as they're polite, look at their work. You're not paying a tattoo artist to become your best friend; though my tattoo artist HAS become my friend, I can't expect that. And I shouldn't.
I think that the work at Lady Luck is the most consistently spot-on tattoo work I've seen coming out of Spokane or anywhere. I get tattooed by Angel and she has a light, fast hand and great design ideas. She'll tell you if your tattoo idea won't work, but she'll also tell you what will.
I love the atmosphere of the shop and the people who work there are top-notch.
I would give LL 5 stars if they did all-white-ink tattoos.
That said, I wanted a Hello Kitty tattoo and some older, knowledgable-in-ink friends said to go to Angel. Â They couldn't have been more right. Â Granted this was 3 years ago but she didn't seem unfriendly to me. Â I plan to go back twice this year for 2 more pieces now that I have the money.
I was 18 and absolutely terrified; although body mods weren't new to me, ink was. Â The atmosphere rocks and I think some b horror movie was on to amuse my friends and occupy my mind. Â Totally sanitary, and nice and roomy so you're not in the other artists' space. Â The table was comfy. Â Angel was more than willing to do custom, and she answered all my paranoid-first-time questions.
I have been to Evolution Artspace and I prefer LL. Â I only went to there because I wanted an all-white tat, but I feel prices here are more reasonable and the space isn't as cramped. Â Writing this has made me itch for the ink I plan to get in June and August. Â It might not be the closest to home or most convenient, but I love Lady Luck.