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    I've been following Karen from shop to shop for years. She does great work and always has a lot of positive energy while she's working on you.  Her current shopmates are a great bunch and things can be mellow or lively depending on who's doing what.

    The color and detail on my tattoos are holding well, and I can't wait to have the cash to get started on the next phase of my personal decoration!

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    Amazing doesn't even begin to describe Spellbound Studio.   I went to Karen for my first tattoo,  which happened to be a half sleeve, and I left with an incredible work of art that far exceeded my expectations.  From my first meeting with Karen all the way to my last session with her was a pleasurable and positive experience.  The shop was immaculate and provided a soothing and relaxing atmosphere, especially for a first timer. Her patience and creativity are phenomenal.  I look forward to working with Karen again on my next piece and cannot stop telling people how amazing she is.  Karen, you are truly the best in Austin!

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    I can't say enough good things about Karen Slafter's work -- beyond the acknowledgement and recognition she's received from the Austin Chronicle, her work with ink on skin is living art.

    I walked into her old tattoo shop next to the Continental a few years ago, either 2004 or 2005 -- a friend of mine is an old friend of Karen's and highly recommended her. We talked briefly about what I wanted (matching designs on both my arms), and I set up an appointment a week later.

    The work, at that time, was actually cheaper than originally quoted, and the actual inking went quickly. I'll say Karen had a very light touch, deceptively so in fact, because the colors have remained vibrant, and the details have remained sharp after all these years.

    Her shop was very clean and well-lit, she handled me in a very professional but friendly manner, and my one regret is that I've not had more work done by her, something I hope to correct in the near future.

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