06/25/2018Provided by YP.com
I was so excited to get a small airplane tattoo on my finger. My friend had the tattoo already and I was getting a matching one. Right off the bat, they said they couldn’t do the airplane silhouette that I wanted. I showed them the picture of my friend’s tattoo. They said the detail on the plane was too small and that they couldn’t do it....but I was thinking in my head, “Well how did my friend get it then?!” Disappointed, I went with a simpler design. My artist went rather fast and, honestly, insanely sloppy. I wanted her to stop because I could see how the edges weren’t straight or crisp. I immediately saw how assymetrical the plane looked. It was supposed to be even and symmetrical...just like the stencil was....now I have a crooked airplane in which the body does not match up with the front of the plane. The wings are angled differently AND one is also longer than the other. AND the tail of the plane is so lop sided, everyone was saying something after noticing. I am SO incredibly upset about this tattoo and artist. I wish I had gone somewhere else or even just had a different artist. My friend’s tattoo turned out great.
08/07/2013Provided by YP.com
We went to Iron Age to get tattooed the first weekend in August. There are a few things to say, some good - and some very bad:
1) My tattoo looks great. Jason Stubblefield did it and I'm happy with it.
2) They're one of the few legit shops in StL that will tattoo minors with the correct documentation. My sister got her first tattoo that weekend as well and Jason did great with her, and I really respected his discretion on where he would allow placement
3) It was a VERY uncomfortable experience. We were there at opening and we were told 30-45 minutes. 2 hours later we were first worked with. We had no issue with waiting, but it was almost 6pm before any of the 4 of us ate as we arrived at noon and were not done until 6pm. We would have gone to eat had they just told us it would be 2 hours. Jason took my sister and Jeff Durham was the artist who grabbed my chart. I've been being tattooed for 5 years and I have never met someone so rude and uncomfortable. The only reason I was being tattooed by someone other than my artist was simply due to age restriction in our state. We were recommended to Iron Age and I am so disappointed.
He refused to do what I wanted, and would only do it if it was something he liked. I tried to suck it up and work with it, but with a forearm piece I wanted to like what was being placed there. I asked him to draw what he was thinking and we would work with it. He drew it. I wanted a few changes and he declined to make the changes and was incredibly rude to me. I showed him some references of shape and style. He pushed my references to the side and said "This is what you can get". I ended up requesting another artist, advising ALL patrons in the waiting room (around 15) of the negative experience I had with Jeff, and ultimately waited on Jason to finish with my sister to be tattooed myself.
I understand artistic discretion, point of view, and that typically your artist knows what will look good and what will not, but making your clients feel comfortable is extremely important. I've never been treated so badly in a shop. Despite ending up with a quality tattoo (after waiting for 5 hours) I will never return or recommend anyone to Iron Age Tattoo due to their lack of customer care, rushing their clients, and extreme lack of professionalism.
07/08/2013Provided by YP.com
I was a walk in on Memorial Day. Came in with a picture of a really pretty tattoo. It was lyrics from a some that means a lot to me. The artist annihilated my leg. Every bit of it was dug so deep and I have a lot of scarring. I was rushed in and out in less than an hour. The tattoo itself looked amateur. There was no artist imagination put into it all. I couldn't tell at first because my leg was bright red. I didn't want to go back and let them touch my leg again. I have since had another shop attempt to cover it and it's still popping through because of how deep the Iron Age artist went. All I wanted from them was my $200 back, yet through all the emails to them of dissatisfaction and the fact that their artist screwed me pretty permanently, they would not do it. I will never go to Iron Age again and I will make sure I show everyone the mediocre tattoo that came out of their shop.
01/25/2012Provided by YP.com
I went there for my first tattoo and i'd have to say it was a pretty good place. They are very clean and hospitable. The guy who did my tattoo seemed like a nice enough guy but he must have been having a bad day because he was slightly rude, but he did a good job. I would definatly reccomend it.
10/24/2011Provided by YP.com
I absolutely LOVED this place! This was my first piercing and they treated me wonderfully and my piercer Anne was soooo nice! I think that for the quality that 60 bucks was GREAT, as their sign says "great work ain't cheap, and cheap work ain't great!"
10/06/2009Provided by YP.com
Iron age sucks! they are rude and way over priced! Stay away from that!
07/17/2009Provided by YP.com
I have been there to get work done 5 times. I have some great looking tat's. Would recommend them to anybody that wants tatoo's or pierceings. Not much else to say, except that they have been there for 15 years.
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- Regular Hours
Mon - Sun:
- Extra Phones
- Tattoo Removal
- Payment method
- U City Loop
- North Parkview, University City
Iron Age Tattoo
- Tattoos, Body Piercing
- Other Information
Bike Parking: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Price Range : Average
By Appointment Only: No
Services: Tattoo Removal