‘I went to Andy at first as a walk in, he was kind & courteous & always checked to see if we were ok while being tattooed. After a family crisis, I knew I wanted a tattoo & I immediately thought of Andy. I sent him an email & within a week I was sitting in his chair. He has taken my ideas of my “in memory” tattoo & made it into a beautiful piece of artwork. We started off simple & slow. Well I thought it was a simple tattoo.
Little did I know he was working a piece that was harder for some other tattoo artists, due to the lines & fine details. Andy didn’t flinch at all. He attacked it head on & did an amazing job. He told me his ideas & how to have it situated on my arm without out ever making me feel dumb about it or as if my ideas were silly. I left that day feeling as if my personal journey would be a lot easier because of this tattoo & being able to see it.
Fast forward to 4 months later & I contacted him to say “she needs more, she needs to be finished” I told him my ideas, which weren’t many at all & said “run with it, I trust you.” So I booked an appointment for a few weeks later & once again I was in his chair, happy as can be getting tattooed by one of the best tattoo artists I have met. Not only as a tattoo artist but as a kind, genuinely nice person. Andy is easy going & flexible & is full of wonderful ideas to make sure you leave happy with the piece he is doing for you.
He never makes you feel like your dumb for not knowing simple things like “Turning a piece a different way” to make it look better or even your ideas that might not jive with the original piece. He made sure to make my two pieces (that is one) connect without being rude or condescending. He was happy to be a part of my journey of healing & for that I am grateful. People have asked me, will you ever go to anyone else. I always reply, unless it’s in another province or country – no.
Why go somewhere else, when Andy does amazing work, whether it’s fine lines & small details, cartoon & fun, or large pieces that take time & effort. He makes tattooing look easy, when I certainly know it is not. I’m looking forward to having Andy at his OWN shop, where he can work his magic on many clients, anyone that he tattoos is lucky to have that opportunity. He’s an amazing & magnificent artist, and in my short time knowing him a great husband, dad (even with the corny dad jokes) & a good all ’round guy.’