Tattoos >Madison Tattoo Shoppe
5155 Strohm Ave, North Hollywood, CA | Directions 9160134.164384 -118.359341
Neighborhoods: South Valley, Valley Village
Evrything i want in a tattoo shop!! – I walked into Madison Tattoo shop and was instantly asked how can I help you. Most tattoo shops you stand around for awhile like a dear starring into headlights cause no one will speak up and ask if you need anything. The shop was clean and had a unique vibe to it. You can tell that they actually put thought into it and didn’t just put a bunch of random crap on the walls like most tattoo shops do. I was there to see Jimbo Cutler the 3rd, I was getting the gonzo logo from Hunter S. Thompson’s printing company. I normally wouldn’t get a tattoo from someone that just finished up there apprenticeship, but after seeing how fast he progressed after doing 40 palm sized tattoo’s I was impressed. His lines were straight and he paid close attention to the small detail. Due to experiences with male tattoo artists which most had heavy hands , I prefer women tattoo artist . I would say that Jimbo had a lighter hand then most which made it more comfortable unlike other artist who dug too far into my skin. I would say if Jimbo continues in this industry he has the potential to become one of LA’s best. He is a very talented artist. Above all else I was mostly impressed by the shops cleanliness, and knowledge of sterile practices. If you visit this shop you wont be treated like a moron, the artist here are friendly and open to ideas and meeting new clients. I’ve never felt more welcome in a tattoo shop. Madison tattoo would be a great place for a first timer to get a tattoo because you’ll be treated with respect through out the entire process.
Franklin's the Man – Madison Tattoo is my kind of shop, it has an open, inviting nature and it's full of friendly, talented artists. It's incredibly clean and the bs attitude that so many other shops display is non-existent. (you know the one, like they don't need your business?)
I've got 2 incredible pieces from Franklin and will be back for more. I'm thoroughly impressed by his passion for the art, originality, and dedication to giving the client a piece of art that exceeds their expectations. He has clean lines, great shading, color, and a light hand. I highly recommend him and here's a tip: You REALLY hook him up when you pay with cash.
Thanks for reading, go get inked!
Franklin..tattoo artist extraordinaire. – When I went in for my first tattoo ever, I was slightly nervous, and had never been to Madison before. Right off the bat, Franklin made me feel comfortable and confident that I picked the right artist for me. Got an even more amazing tattoo than I thought I would, amazing detail and good pricing. Great atmosphere, calm, fun and very clean. Recently went back for my second tattoo and I don't want to go anywhere else. Highly recommend Franklin, he's awesome!
Madison is my homegirl! – I got this lovely little octopus on my wrist from Madison, I adored it so much, I went back to have her fix a goddess I had done years ago on my left shoulder. I am so happy with her, her work, and the studio. Clean, honest, respectable.
Great artists!!! – I love this shop! Tastefully decorated...the interior isn't lined with the flash you usually see in shops. And it's very clean. Everyone is very nice, but Franklin has done three tattoos for me so far. He's been able to incorporate his new designs to compliment work I've had done previously. I literally get stopped on the street by admirers of his work. I've referred my friends who are also very pleased with his talent. Can't wait to have more work done.
Great Shop, Great Artists! – Everyone at the shop is very nice, very helpful and professional, it is super clean and I have never had anything less than an amazing experience. Cole has done 2 tattoos for me now, including an amazing half-sleeve. His design was way better than I originally imagined and he was great about working with me and changing a few things up to make it perfect. He was extremely patient with me and is absolutely one of the nicest guys I've ever met!
Love This Place! – First off this place looks awesome when you step in. It's got a zen type look to it so you immediately feel calm and relaxed. I went in for my lip piercing and had Jimbo do it for me. This was his first lip piercing and he did a phenomenal job! He made sure I was taken care of and that I was relaxed and comfortable, and he sterilized everything and anything right in front of me. I'm definitely going back for any piercings/tattoos. Love this place! Also everyone there looks attractive so that's a plus ;)
Franklin, the master of ink. – Seriously, it's true. I met Frank(lin) through my uncle, who happens to be a close friend of his. When I went to see Frank, I was immediately comfortable, he was kind and professional but had a friendly air to him, as well as the entire shop. The other guys there are awesome, and everyone was respectful and interested in each others work. Frank inked his first Koi fish on my right leg, and it is the most AMAZING Koi I've seen. I am so proud to have ink done by Frank, and look forward to more in the future. Definitely go see him and feel 100% comfortable in choosing him to ink you!
Friendly Shop with Great Artists – Once you walk in this place, you feel so relaxed. Some tattoo shops have an arrogant energy to them, but no here. You walk in to see a large Buddhist Tapestry on the wall and all of the artists portfolios are on top of a zen rock garden. Franklin has taken many of my creative ideas and transformed them into beautiful tattoos. He has a very light hand, his line work is precise and his shading is great. Frank covered an old tattoo I got when I was 16. And not only could you not see the original, but the Chrysanthemum that covered it up was so vibrant and wonderfully shaded. My girlfriends get tattooed by him as well because he is such a warm and friendly fella that you feel comfortable lying in his chair for a while. I hope he never moves outta the area, because artists like him are hard to find.
Need Ink??? Call Franklin!!! – After 3 long years of not getting tattooed I decided to set an appointment with Franklin at Madison Tattoo. Since I have a professional job in which tattoos are sometimes frowned upon I needed to make this not only look indicative of my style but also clean. I told Franklin that I wanted a skull in the center of a traditional rose on my foot. He gave me a version a 100 times better than what I ever thought it could be. This shop is not only artistic, but down to earth, friendly, professional and is so clean you can eat off the floors. Every artist at this shop is amazing but I highly recommend Franklin!!!
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