Sam Fierens 10.21.16
I got my first tattoo here at Chroma in August and I could not be happier! Jason did an outstanding job not only on the artwork itself, but also in making me feel completely at ease. Chroma's entire staff is so friendly and helpful- they were always prepared to answer my questions. They are also extremely conscious of health and safety and do a wonderful job of informing you of their prepping process and the proper aftercare process. Overall, I would recommend Chroma to anyone!
Kevin Killian 10.12.16
I went to Karlos for my largest piece yet. The drawing I came with was done by a med illustration friend and the skeleton + heart had a lot of anatomical and intricate detail. I will be honest, I stood up when he said he was all done and took a look... I was awestruck. I had been imagining this piece in my mind for weeks and nothing had prepared me for the amount of skill and detail that Karlos put into my tattoo. Hands down one of my best experiences with art in general - and it will now live with me forever. Not only did this piece blow me away, but his professionalism, speed, and touch were top notch. Slated for a 2.5 hour session, he had me out from under the gun after 2 hours. I never needed a break because he was so skilled at pushing just enough before backing off. Over all I loved my experience and have a piece of artwork that I am ecstatic to live with.
Daunte'e Stevenson 09.08.16
Jason was my artist and was mad cool, helpful and very skillful. His energy was so dope and I just love the piece he did for me.
Faith Poles 8.18.16
I recently went to Chroma Tattoo for two ear piercings. I was greeted at the front desk at which time I completed the forms needed. I was also asked to pick out the earrings I wanted. The gal who helped at the front and with the earrings was friendly and knowledgeable.
Kim Johnson was my piercer. She explained the piercing process to me. As we got started on the piercing Kim again explained what she was doing in the process, always asked if I had any questions. After she was done she explained the healing and cleaning process in detail.
I would highly recommend Chroma and Kim for piercings to anyone who is interested. I also inquired about tattoos which I will use Chroma to have those done as well.
Caitlin Aylmer 8.11.16
I went to Jason for my first tattoo and I loved it! He came up with a design that was everything I had hoped for and then some. The staff were all friendly and their shop was spotless. Jason made me feel comfortable and by the time he was ready to start the tattoo I wasn't nervous at all. It was an overall great experience and I will definitely go back again to get another tattoo.
Ashley Ross 6.29.16
Words cannot describe how happy I am with my tattoo! The shop was very clean and the staff was very friendly. The artists have so much talent! Barb Jones did an excellent job with my tattoo, and it was my first one so, naturally, I was very nervous. She took the time to sit down with me and go over what I wanted and she made me feel right at home when it was time to apply the design. I'd highly recommend not only Barb, but the shop as well to anyone looking for a tattoo!
Alison Neville 5.21.16
The experience I had at Chroma Tattoo is the best by far! I have had quite a few issues with other places/artists. Karlos really did an amazing job touching up my sleeve and making it look exactly what I was hoping for. He really puts the time and care into his work. I'm truly happy I found a new artist and can't wait to get more work done. Thanks so much!
Jerry Chandler 4.7.16
This review is for people a bit older who may be considering a tattoo. I have wanted a tattoo for many years. When I finally decided to get one, I researched carefully and decided to come to Chroma. I met with Karlos and explained that I wanted something spectacular, as I was older and didn't want my tattoo to appear childish. It was a really big fear for me. I gave karlos my idea, something very sentimental to me, and instructed him to take his time coming up with a concept that fit my vision. Three weeks later, he submitted his design, and it was beyond my wildest dreams.
In writing the review I want to discuss both the people and atmosphere, and then the tattoo itself. I spent about nine hours getting my tattoo done. Jaime and Karl...how should I put this...it felt like they were my best friends. Their treatment of me had me so relaxed and happy that I didn't want to leave when the work was done. I have never met friendlier people. Even another artist Kaydee, who did my daughter's tattoo, wonderfully I might add, popped in from time to time to say hi and check on the progress. I don't know if getting a tattoo can be considered fun, but I have to say, getting MY tattoo was the most fun I have had in a very long time. As to the tattoo itself, I mentioned that I was in love with Karlos's vision of my concept. But, believe it or not, it looked even better ON me than on the computer screen. Just awesome Karlos, I can't thank you enough. In conclusion, I would never, ever, in a million years, consider going anywhere else but Chroma for my next tattoo.
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Deena Tremblay 3.26.16
I received a tattoo from Karlos a few days ago. I was very pleased with the results, and with the whole experience. He made me feel very comfortable and was extremely professional and nice. I can't wait for my next tattoo with him!
Alma Camunag 3.10.16
Got my first tattoo with Karlos. He is an amazing artist. I was so nervous going in but Karlos made me feel at ease. The staff at Chroma are all friendly. I was already thinking of getting my second tattoo when I got done. Thanks for a very nice experience Karlos! My tattoo is awesome!
Leah Stinson 2.29.16
Karlos was amazing! Not only is he an incredible artist, but he made my session so fun and very comfortable! The studio is clean and professional and I will definitely be back to get more work done. Highly recommend Chroma Tattoo! Ask for Karlos!
Amy Anderson 2.29.16
I have gotten two tattoos from Kadee now and I love them both.
Her designs have looked better than I could have even imagined.
She is very kind and calm with a light hand too!
Tiffany Romelhardt 2.28.16
I was just in to get my second tattoo with Karlos. He is the best!!! He is so patient, friendly and makes you feel completely comfortable during the whole process. I would recommend him to everyone!
Marc Patton 2.22.16
I just had an appointment with Karlos over the weekend. I'm very pleased with his artwork. A part from that, he was very pleasant (actually, all the staff were), and made my experience comfortable and fun. This place has great atmosphere overall and, from what I saw, you can pretty much trust any of the artists to do good work (just look at their portfolios). Highly recommended if you're thinking of getting new ink.
Nikkolas Pigg 01.24.16
Experience was top notch. People were organized and friendly/chill. Ryan is a phenomenal artist and very chill down to earth dude. Deff recommending the shop to people and gotta scrap up some ideas to come back for more myself :)
Destini Craig 12.7.15
Chroma Tattoo is extremely clean and well organized. The staff and tattoo artist are all pleasant and outstanding people to be around. The tattoo artist are very comforting when you are afraid. They tell you exactly what to expect. Great service and great work. I cannot seem to stay away. I love the Chroma Tattoo shop and staff!
Dafna Lewis 12.31.15
I am 16 and just got my first nose piercing. I am horrible with needles and any kind of pain so you can imagine how terrified I was walking into the room. But from the moment I sat down until it was over they were very kind and helpful! It wasn't even as painful as I was anticipating. Afterwards I was dizzy and they helped me feel better. I highly recommend this place!
Nathan Crystal 10.11.15
SO happy with my new tattoo from Ryan Methric. Not only is my tattoo perfect, but Ryan was awesome. I had an idea of what I wanted, but Ryan really helped me through the process and designed a tattoo for me that was out of this world. He made me feel comfortable and was a pleasure to sit with. Really cool guy and very professional. This is by far the best experience I've ever had involving tattoos/piercings. The staff and atmosphere were top notch! I'll be seeing Ryan again if I'm in the market for new ink! Thanks Ryan and Chroma Tattoo!!
Ed White 9.28.15
Kadee did my tattoo and it came out incredible. I was concerned about many things and she took the time and went through each question I had and answered it thoroughly. I gave her several examples of what I wanted and when I cam e back from my sitting, she had it perfect!
I expected it to hurt like hell and I barely felt a thing. She has a great touch and was very patient with me. When she said she was done, I was surprised she had finished so quickly. I looked at it in the mirror and it was PERFECT!
It has been a month today and I am still amazed by how well it turned out. I would highly recommend Kadee for anything you want done!
Abby Karcher 9.23.15
I have been tattooed multiple times by Karlos. I use to go to his old shop he previously worked at and am now driving to Chroma to have my work done by him. He's a great artist and has an awesome personality. Great to work with and totally professional. I have referred him to many of my friends that also have tattoos done by him and will continue to refer to him in the future.
Jay S 8.26.15
I recently decided to get a 2nd tattoo (I got my first one almost 40 years ago). I did a google search and looked through the portfolios online. Barb's artwork caught my eye so I made an appointment for a consultation with her. I was impressed by how clean and professional it is there. I told Barb what I wanted and she designed exactly what I was looking for. It turned out great and I would highly recommend Barb and Chroma Tattoo to anyone thinking about getting a tattoo.
_wendell smith 8.17.15
Karlos gave me my first tattoo today and it was amazing. The tattoo looks great and is exactly what i described to him. Not only is the tattoo great but Karlos is a great guy. He made me feel very comfortable and was very easy to talk to. I highly recommend him.
Carly Bartes 08.14.15
I got my tragus pierced by Kim and she did an incredible job! She was very relaxed and straight up with me. She told me everything she was doing before she did it, informed me about the type of jewelry, cleaning care instructions, and also answered all of my questions. She knew what she was talking about and you could tell that she loved what she did! Overall, the relaxed, comfortable, environment made my overall experience at Chroma great! :) I would recommend this shop to anyone looking for a great, clean, unique, piercing experience!
Kacey Henning 08.08.15
Karlos gave me my first tattoo today! He wrote a very simple and small word but he had a very steady and gentle hand. I would recommend him to anyone as it was all around a great experience. Thanks Karlos!
Maja Golden 08.07.15
I have been to several tattoo studios because I've traveled a lot and want to check out local artists, and I can honestly say that Chroma Tattoo has been the most professional tattoo studio I've been to. From scheduling to receiving the design to getting the tattoo - all ran smoothly. The artist that worked on my tattoo was Ryan Methric and it's an understatement to mention how talented he is. I gave him photos and my vision for my top of hand/wrist tattoo and he created a beautiful piece that incorporated everything I wanted and it wasn't messy or confusing. I would recommend Chroma Tattoo to everyone living in and visiting Michigan. My friend already booked her appointment! Thanks again Ryan for putting my ideas in a cohesive and beautiful piece on my hand!
Julia Moses 08.01.15
This is a nice,clean shop with amazing customer service! I had an issue with one of my tattoos and Karlos fixed it up beautifully for me! The lines are now sharp and the color pops! The owner Jamie is very professional, kind, and she couldn't have been more helpful with this process. I will always recommend this shop and especially the artists Kadee and Karlos. Kadee did an amazing job on my fiance's first tattoo. Thank you Karlos, Kadee, and Jamie! We will forever use Chroma!
Mary McKinney 07.05.15
Kadee was great! Was very gentle and did fantastic work.
Kathryn Decker 06.18.15
Got my first tattoo earlier this week by Karlos,
It turned out Amazing! great artist.
This is a piece of art I will be proud of the rest of my life!
Jen Ahlquist 06.14.15
I recently got a watercolor rose tattoo done by Barb. She did a great job customizing the picture I brought in. She is a highly skilled artist in a variety of tattoo styles (she recently tattooed a large black and white piece for my friend). Barb was very professional, laid back, and easy to work with. My tattoo came out even better than I imagined and I had so much fun getting it! This is my 3rd tattoo, but first done at Chroma. My previous two tattoos were done at popular shops in Ann Arbor. Chroma by far the best shop and tattoo experience I've had. Will definitely be back!
Julie McGurk 05.28.15
Awesome place to get a tattoo. Karlos did a great job. I have gotten great compliments. I would definitely go and see him again.
Brooke S 04.18.15
Just got a tattoo from Karlos a couple days ago and it was an awesome experience. Everyone at Chroma is so friendly and the shop is very clean and professional. I was a bit nervous but Karlos' calm demeanor and great taste in music helped me to chill out. I love my tattoo and will definitely be coming back for him to touch up another one of my tattoos. I'm so glad I found Chroma!
Mitchell Salhaney 04.09.15
Karlos knows what he is doing. Everything was perfect with my tattoo. Everyone is nice and professional, everything was also clean. I would recommend that you give these guys a call because they know what they are doing
Madelyn Harvey 04.02.15
My best friend and I came in to get matching tattoos a few months ago, and they turned out great! Kadee was our tattoo artist and she was super nice. She talked to me for several minutes before getting the tattoo to help calm me down. It was a great experience and I'll be going in soon to get another tattoo.
Charles Nagy 04.01.15
Let me start by saying if you're looking for an awesome looking tattoo look no further than Barb Jones. She does top notch work. I came in with an idea, she made it work and look better than I thought it could. My first tattoo was out in Waterford and Chroma knocks that place out of the water! Everyone at Chroma Tattoo is awesome, I felt at home as soon as I walked in. I want more...many more and with an artist like Barb I don't think I'll be going anywhere else. If you're looking for a new shop or looking to get your first tattoo do yourself a favor and go to Chroma and talk to them!
Jake Sanderson 03.26.15
I came to Chroma on March 25th 2015 and got my first tattoo. Walking into the studio I instantly felt comfortable and welcome. My artist, Karlos went above and beyond my expectations in both the beautiful artwork he put on my body and his friendly, down-to-earth personality. I can't say that I have experience with any other tattoo artist but Karlos did such a fantastic job on my first tattoo that I would recommend him and Chroma to anyone. Fantastic.
Michelle Snyder 03.02.15
Getting my 1st tattoo was a great experience. I met with Jason a week before my actual tattoo appointment. He listened patiently, and drew a few sketches of what I described. We talked about his sketches and he kept making adjustments until he had exactly what I was looking for. He guided the process with artistic advice. When I showed up on the day of my tattoo appointment, Jason confirmed my design, and we were ready to go. His positive and calm demeanor coupled with his steady hands, made me feel at ease. Jason is skilled and confident in his craft. I love my tattoo! Thanks, Jason!
Jordan M 03.01.15
I highly recommend Kadee to anyone looking for a comfortable, laid back, friendly, clean tattoo experience! She was very patient with me 'tweaking' the design multiple times and she offered her advice in a way that was friendly and helpful, not pushy. The tattooing hardly hurt and I absolutely LOVE the way it turned out .. I really could not have asked for a better experience. Thank you, Kadee!
Maddie Herbert 01.29.15
I had Kadee and she's awesome, very easy to get along with, her lines are so clean, and she made the tattooing process as painless as she could. Overall I am very happy with the ending results and I'll defiantly come back to her for my next one! Couldn't be happier:)
Shan Youse 01.26.15
I found chroma tattoo by doing a google search and was very impressed with the ratings and even more impressed with the artwork on the website so I decided to try them out. I am beyond impressed with every aspect of this shop and the employees/artists! My tattoo was done by Karlos and he went above and beyond through the whole experience. I came to him with a fairy complex idea based off of a rendition of a favorite artist. From the very beginning Karlos researched this artist to get a feel for the style of the artists work ensuring that my tattoo would look phenomenal. Once tattooing he made sure I was very comfortable and and had me laughing and talking through the entire process making it an enjoyable experience. I would highly recommend Karlos and the rest of chroma tattoo to anyone!
Kira Suzak 01.12.15
I just got my first tattoo of a dream catcher yesterday with Barb. She was very nice and helped me with the design of it. The shop was very clean and everyone seemed so nice. Definitely will be back and will be recommending everyone here!
Heather Harroun 01.09.15
My very first tattoo experience with Kadee Spangler was perfect. She took the time to make sure my design was exactly how I wanted it placed on my body. She made me feel comfortable during the whole process. The shop was inviting and clean and the staff were friendly and professional.
I highly recommend Chroma Tattoo and Kadee :)
Hannah Svendor 12.27.14
I will never go anywhere but here! My artist was Kadee Spangler and she did an amazing job with my Shel Silverstein Giving Tree tattoo! Very friendly and comforting staff...beautiful and clean shop...I knew from the minute I stepped into that place that I had found the perfect place for my tattoo! Thank you so much! :) Will most definitely be recommending Chroma to anyone who asks!!
Colleen Gillis 12.14.14
I've had several tattoos done at different parlors before, so I wouldn't call myself inexperienced. I found Chroma by a quick google search and was impressed by the website so I gave it a shot. I don't regret anything about the experience! This was by far the cleanest place with the friendliest staff that I've been to so far. I had a design in mind already, but Kaydee helped make it 100% better. I couldn't be happier with my tattoo! Thank you guys!
Debbie Johnson 11.18.14
I brought my daughter in yesterday for her first tattoo with Kadee. She was wonderful and did an amazing job. She was very patient with my daughter and her artwork was incredible! We will definitely recommend the shop and Kadee to others!! Thanks so much for such a great experience!
Natasha Ford 11.12.14
I visited Chroma Tattoo last weekend for my first tattoo. I worked with Kadee, who was awesome! I was not totally sure of how I wanted my tattoo to look, but she was more than helpful with the design process. She was very patient, and gave me great suggestions. Kadee made me feel comfortable and very relaxed. It was quick and painless and I am really happy with it. I will definitely be a returning customer!
Lee Hill 10.25.14
I'm 41 years old and just got my first tattoo while visiting MI on business from CA. Barb did my tattoo--on my rear end. I was really nervous and had read misinformation that there would be little pain in this location for a woman.
Barb was forthright but comforting in letting me know what to expect. She was skilled, quick and was able to distract me from the pain by conversing with me on the purpose and story behind my tattoo and decision.
Thank you Barb for making this a very memorable and nearly pain free :) experience. You are the Best!
Cameron Gibbons 10.22.14
My wife and I came in to get our first tattoo's, and were pretty nervous and excited. Barb was great, she worked with us and gave us some great advice on what we should do with the ideas we had. I absolutely recommend her!
Brianna Palarchio 9.30.14
I came to Chroma Tattoo to get my nose pierced and I liked how the inside of the building seemed "cozy". Kadee did my first tattoo, on my ribs, and she did a great job. She was very patient with me and said if I needed to, she would stop and take as many breaks as I needed. The lines of the tattoo are very smooth and I love it, its perfect. She did a good job of laying out the tattoo with the stencil and when doing the tattoo she was very fun, and talked to us about previous tattoos she has done. When I get another tattoo, she will be the one I see.
Cortni Ritter 9.30.14
I heard about Chroma Tattoo from a friend and I was very happy with the outcome. Kadee was very nice and very professional. I loved the atmosphere of the place. It was very welcoming and cozy. It was my first tattoo and it was on my foot, it was a great experience for me. She did a very good job at making sure we were okay with the pain an if we needed a break, which I never did. I may just have to come back for another tattoo!! Thanks so much I love it!!
Tonya W 09.28.14
I've been into Chroma several times to have work done by Barb (most recently yesterday). My friends have gone as well and have work done by almost everyone in the shop. Everyone is ecstatic about their pieces, and loved the experience. All of the artists are amazing, professional, and very personable. Having every piece designed custom for you is great. They take the time to really understand what you want to make sure you get it.
The shop is very stylish, comfortable and clean. Everyone is great to work with, I can't say enough good things about the crew there. If you want a tattoo or piercing you shouldn't go anywhere else!
Ashley Rogoff 09.25.14
I recently got a tattoo from Barb and she was absolutely amazing! I freaked out a little because I'm terrified of needles, but she was really good at calming me down so we could move forward.
My tattoo looks so great and I would definitely go to her or anyone at Chroma for my next tattoos.
Vince M 09.06.14
I just got my tattoo done recently and I had Kadee as my tattoo artist. It was a really smooth experience. She answered all the questions I had with ease and she did a fantastic job on the tattoo. It was also really useful to have her explain how to treat the tattoo after she was finished.
Sarah H 08.24.14
I came in for a tattoo with Jason. I asked him to add to a tattoo that I already had on the left side of my body. I arrive for my appointment, had time to look through all the paperwork, and my friend and I were invited back to the private space of Jason's work area to get settled. Jason was SURE to take the time necessary to get my tattoo just right. He respected that this tattoo was going to be on MY body forever, so he made sure that the lettering, placement, and size all complimented both the previous tattoo and my body shape. During the tattoo itself he was very professional, and of course cracked a few jokes. One of the coolest things about his work space was the TV he kept on the wall complete with a variety of movie choices to be used as entertainment/distraction during the tattoo process. He charges what I consider to be an appropriate rate considering his work ethic, cleanliness, and talent. I am VERY pleased with my experience and will certainly return to Jason if and when I decide to get my next tattoo.
Jason did my first, second, third, and fourth tattoo and he will be the one who does all my tattoos because I trust him. He does an amazing job, better than amazing. It's very clean and sanitary, chroma has great hospitality and I'm so glad that I chose the right place to get all my tattoos. Jamie the owner is very sweet and funny. Everyone is just great. I love this place and I would recommend it to anyone and everyone. It can be scary getting your first tattoo or any tattoo because what if you chose the wrong place or what if later you won't like it but I'm telling everyone that this is the RIGHT and BEST place to get your tattoo, there is not one flaw about this place or the people and the artists are so good at doing what they do that you'll never hate your tattoo. GO TO CHROMA!
Cassie Neely 08.13.14
I came in December 2013 and had my nipples pierced by Barbara. It was my first body piercing and she made me feel totally comfortable. It's been 9 months and they have healed wonderfully. I will definitely come back to Chroma for my tattoos!
Lorrie Isenberg 07.30.14
I had my first tattoo done on 7/29/2014 with Kadee. It was a wonderful experience. I spent about two hours with her. The first half an hour was spent deciding what kind of tattoo. The work itself took about an hour an half. She does great work. I had no pain. It was a fun evening. The place is very clean. Everyone who works there is so nice.
Spent about 5 hours with Kadee so I feel like I'm qualified to say she's a great artist and awesome person to have tattoo you! I even some sushi out of the deal. Shop is very nice, clean and welcoming. Thanks for the awesome tattoo!
I love this place and Kadee. The shop is very clean and professional looking, my friend even said it was nicer than some doctors offices she's been to. I got my first tattoo yesterday and, first of all she accepted me in a half hour after calling the shop, and when I got there she made sure the tattoo was exactly the size I wanted and made sure I was happy with it. I was very nervous and she made me feel relaxed and she was easy to talk to. I would highly recommend this place, and Kadee, to anyone and plan on coming back.
Maggie M. 07.24.14
I got my first two tattoos here with Barbara and she did an amazing job. Both were fast and skillful. I'll definitely be back for a third.
I came in on Monday for my first tattoo and Kadee did an amazing job!
Kevin and Jillian 06.20.14
Of course, when i said Barb and Katie did our pieces, I meant Barb and KADEE, because i am dumb.
Kevin and Jillian 06.19.14
We came in hoping for a walk-in for coordinating tattoos (don't worry, we're married!) of some text and a skull. Had to make an appointment, but got in the next day (because they're so flexible!). When we got there, our designs were drawn up and waiting, with a couple of choices for each of us. Barb and Katie did amazing jobs with them. They look exactly the way we envisioned them, even though we had only an idea of what we wanted. We are both so happy with their work (both on ourselves and what we saw on their walls) that we've already talked to them about doing our next ones.
All in all, come in to Chroma! It's a great place with a great atmosphere and a super friendly, talented, and helpful staff.
Just got my first tattoo from Barb. It's a sugar skull and it's bad ass. I highly recommend her, she knows what she's doing. I was a little nervous at first but once I saw how nice and clean the shop was and how cool the staff was, my nerves began to settle. I will definitely becoming back to get my next tattoo. Thanks again to Barb and the entire Chroma staff. You guy's rock!
Brian K 06.18.14
Wow! Cannot say enough great things about Chroma!! The staff is fantastic. I started my japanese sleeve with Jason today and the experience was out of this world. Jason was knowledgable, friendly and made me feel at ease the entire time. The work he did was the best I have ever seen. I'll be working with Jason at Chroma for the rest of my work!! This is where you need to be.
Brooke Sloan 06.05.14
Katie was amazing today. She took amazing care of my Marine! The outline of his new Warrior Tattoo looks amazing. I can't wait to see what she does tomorrow! Thank you Katie for an amazing experience today!
Barbara did an amazing job on my tattoo and couldnt be happier with how it looks. The whole buisness is very proffesional and makes you feel comfortable. Would recommend to anyone!
I just got my first tattoo ever by Barb and I
couldn't be more pleased with how it turned out. She was very clear about everything to expect and made the process so easy for me. I gave her a very broad idea of what i wanted and she created something so great and with all the right touches. And the colors look incredible.
Corinne K. 05.28.14
When I was looking for a tattoo shop to get my memorial tattoo done, I stumbled across Chroma Tattoo through friend reviews and I couldn't have been happier with my experience! The shop was awesome and Jamie at the front desk was very helpful with scheduling and other questions. At my consultation, I went in with just an idea of what I wanted and Jason came up with an amazing design! He was even able to capture my dad's writing and spirit into my tattoo. He was friendly, hilarious, and made me feel at ease through the whole process. Jason was also willing to work with me through a touch up after the initial session. I can't say enough good things about this place and Jason. I look forward to getting more work done by him in the future!
I got my belly button pierced at another shop but it became very infected to do lack of sanitation. I walked into Chroma and asked for a new ring, not only was I welcomed with very friendly staff but they also taught me a lot about my piercing that the previous shop did not. They are very educated and have a very clean shop. I would recommend them to everyone I know! Thanks again for all your help!
Elizabeth Fabbri 05.14.14
Ryan did a tropical flower tat on my shoulder just last night....beautiful! I am so impressed, it looks like a painting. What a talent. Now my other tattoos look so elementary :(
Top notch, all around.
Jason did my tattoo. I gave him a few things that needed to be in the work, and a few suggestions that I thought would look nice. I came in for my appt. and he had already done the drawing and was really into it. Sat for about 3.5 hours, was very comfortable the entire time. Very happy with my tattoo and overall experience!
Mike R. Gallagher 12.01.13 I
came here to get my first tattoo and my experience was phenomenal. the studio was clean, comfortable, and calming. I'm happy with my first and can see ill be back, thanks Jason for a great tattoo.
old rose cover up
The customer service is excellent. My cover up tattoo is absolutely beautiful. Thanks again!
Harper Berry 10.20.13
Until today I had never stepped foot into the studio. When I walked in, it was clean, fashionable and easy to get comfortable. Jaime and Barb were both wonderful to carry on a conversation with and gave me great artistic school advice. They obviously both know what they are doing; which is very reassuring to a seventeen year old girl who has only had piercings done at Claire's. I knew for sure that I wanted a nose piercing and Barb was quick and sanitary, explaining to me the healing time and aftercare as she went. Then I decided I wanted a Monroe piercing done as well, which was also executed with little pain and skill. She was wonderful, patient and even offered to put my next Monroe post in for me. The staff I met today were lovely and just what I was looking for. Highly recommended, and I won't go anywhere else.
Nicole 10.06.13 I
was super nervous about getting my rook pierced but Barb was fantastic. She was really fast and it turned out great. Very welcoming and clean place. Would definitely return for future tattoos or piercings.
Jamay 09.13.13 I
recently got my nose pierced at Chroma and as soon as i walked in i felt welcome. When i was getting prepped, my son got upset and they patiently waited for me to calm him down.. Then afterwards we stood around taking about the paintings and jewelry they could order for my new piercing... I would DEFINITELY recommend this place and return for my future tattoos Thank guys
Rachel Normandin 09.09.13
When you're getting a tattoo, especially one with a lot of depth, and one that takes up a good chunk of skin, it's scary! Sometimes people don't admit it, but it is. The amount of trust you have to put into this person that is dragging a needle across your skin,is unreal. Plus you have the pain factor, plus it's going to be on your body forever. Needless to say, the person tattooing you should be the real deal. If you're planning on getting a tattoo of any kind, a flower, a quote, anything, you should absolutely consider Tom to be your man! Not only was he super cool about me my weird faces and twitchy feet, but he really put thought into my tattoo, and the colors, and of course the placement. I gave him a very vague idea of what i wanted and he gave me an amazing accessory to a part of my body that myself, and the majority of girls are self conscious about. I'm absolutely in love, and i plan on going back to Tom for every tattoo in the future. He's the guy to go to!
I had a wonderful experience at Chroma Tattoo, I worked with Barb she is awesome by the way. I came in with my concept, I emailed her different pictures and when I can in she had designed an awesome piece. It went beyond the idea in my head. The whole entire staff at Chroma is awesome. They really care for you. You are more than a customer. The place is sanitary and clean. I have one more session and I can't wait lol !! I would recommend this place to my friends and family. I love art work and to be original and Chroma combines art work and individuality at their facility!
Steve C. 07.13.13
I found Chroma on an internet search and looked through the work of the staff. Their work spoke to me and I decided to go check them out. I had an idea of what I wanted but could not illustrate it. The design is a tribute to my father along with my design. After speaking with Ryan I was completely satisfied he could come up with something great. The trick was he was covering up an old tattoo from my dumb college days. So after the work was complete, I can say not only was it GREAT, but it exceeded my expectations and I am absolutely thrilled with Ryan's work and Chroma Tattoo in general. Everyone was super cool, and Tom came up with a cool design idea when I first went in. I would definitely go back and would tell anyone looking for a piece of art to go see Ryan, or anyone else at Chroma.
Best Tattoo EVER!
I had the best experience ever when I went to Chroma to get my tattoo. Ryan is an immensely talented artist and made the whole experience great! We laughed and talked the whole time, the owner gave me a banana flavored blow-pop sucker and my tattoo turned out SUPER BAD ASS! I will ALWAYS get a custom made tattoo from here on out!
Mark & Darlene 07.01.13
My wife and I are returning customers to this tattoo palace. Jason the artist did a fantastic job and a comfortable/funny atmosphere!!! If your a first timer or one searching for your next 'tat'. Well we highly recommend this place. Jason took his time and was very focused in his talent. We will definitely be going back for more and more!!
What more could you want...?
I’d say I am two shades from OCD, so when I picked my parlor I had to know that they were very clean and very anal. I called the shop three times, with three very specific and detailed questions. Jaime - artist and front desk - was beyond informative, friendly, kind, PATIENT and reassuring. She is great! When I got to the shop for my apt/ink it took me 45 minutes to agree to still go through with the tattoo (my original idea was too thin that Jason felt the lines would overlap and not look good. So he increased the size stenciled it and placed it on my skin to peek at. It took me forever to agree to it because it was twice the size I had been imagining for months. Jason was also very PATIENT, very insightful and assured me that there was absolutely zero pressure to keep the appointment, should I have changed my mind. Finally, Jason lowered the ink an inch and it completely changed the look for me, the size “fit” now. Jason cleaned up (thoroughly), lined up my sketch (precisely) and produced a work of art! I am beyond happy with my pieces, service and price from Chroma. I will definitely be going back! Clean, talented, patient and personable… what more could you want when you look for an artist?
I went to Chroma to get something added to my 12 year tattoo and I talked with Ryan a tattoo artist there who explained to me that it was better to do a cover up since my tattoo was so old. I put my trust in Ryan and after three hours I got to see the results and I loved it!!! He did such a wonderful job I would recommend Ryan to all of my friends as well as Chroma Tattoo not only do they do a wonderful job but all of the people there are nice and inviting :)
Thanks once again Ryan- D'Anna
John Murray 05.21.13
Jason Benci Tattoo Fix
Given the task to unit the two separate Celtic tattoos on my shoulder and under my arm, Jason came up with a brilliant design of filigree. Not really knowing what that was I immediately trusted Jason as the artist that he is. The design enveloped my shoulder and arm like it should have been there along. I can't imagine trusted anyone else with my tattoo. I am very happy with the tattoo. I will be looking for additional work from Jason in the future.
Sally Still 04.16.13
I brought my son in for his first tattoo which was a grad present from mom. Everyone at Chroma was so welcoming and personable. We were welcomed in by Jaime, co-owner of Chroma. She was super nice and a very cool chick. Tom is the artist who did my son's tattoo and also a co-owner. His work is amazing. His talent is all over the walls in his office in the pictures he has created. We all love how the tattoo turned out. My son was so excited and is already planning his next one with Tom!
Got my first tattoo yesterday. Great experience. The studio is very comfortable and clean. Tom spent a lot of time helping me figure out exactly how I wanted the final image to look. It turned out beautiful! Additionally, Tom was very thorough in explaining the aftercare. Needless to say, I was a bit nervous. Guess Jaime sensed that. She did a great job making me comfortable during the process. Thanks to Tom and Jaime for a great first-time experience. I'll definitely be back!!
My cousin her boyfriend and I went decided to get our tats done and we're so happy we decided to come here! The staff was AMAZING and so funny. Jamie was the cutest thing and Tom and Jason were awesome. Very talented!!! Jason did me and my cousins lettering and her boyfriend did a picture with Tom. Both turned out badass and very clean!! Seriously recommend this shop and coming back again.. LOVE YOU CHROMA!! Thanks for the Advice on the nose piercings too ;)
Jason did a great job on my new tattoo. It looks fantastic. Jason did a great job making me feel comfortable and gave me all the information I needed. I will be back and bring my friends!
Alexis B 12.05.12
Absolutely the BEST
I have been wanting a tattoo for a very long time now, but was never able to finalize a design. About a week or so ago, I finally did, and proceeded to figure out what shop I should go to. I did some research and came across Chroma Tattoo on a list of Top Detroit Tattoo Shops. It was right by my boyfriend's parent's house, so I was familiar with the area, and the website really impressed me. But what persuaded me the most was the FAQ - as a first time tattoo-getter, I was a little nervous; however, the FAQ was honest, thorough and just what I needed to read.
The shop is extremely clean and well-kept. Every single person there is genuine and made me feel right at home. I met up with the owner, Tom, for a consultation. He was extremely nice, respectful, as thorough as the FAQ and knowledgeable. Not only that, but he made me feel extremely comfortable, easing any worry I had. A couple days later, I came back to get my tattoo. Jaime and Tom gave us some candy when we walked in the door (which is a HUGE plus) and Tom led me back to the room. I'm not very good at pain, but Tom reassured me, was gentle and made me feel absolutely taken care of.
I cannot reiterate enough just how wonderful this experience was, and I can't even begin to say how highly I recommend this store. I will never, ever go anywhere else and I will direct all my friends to them in the future. They know what they're doing, truly care about the clients and the tattoo, are welcoming, genuine, trustworthy people, and do FANTASTIC work. I don't have enough good things to say about them and I could go on for days.
Seriously people, don't go anywhere else. Go to Chroma - you will NOT regret it and you will get the experience of a lifetime.
From the bottom of my heart, thank you Jaime and Tom for being so absolutely freaking amazing.
Angela T 08.12.12
Outstanding! Every aspect of my experience was top notch. The studio is clean, professional and comfortable. The staff is friendly and inviting. The artist that worked with me was Ryan Methric. Ryan’s comprehension of my request was right on. His drawing of the planned tattoo was exceptional, and the resulting tattoo was identical to the drawing. His ability to mix color created a tattoo that was beyond my expectations. I can’t wait to show it off.
Jason did a great job on my tattoo, he is very good. The atmosphere was great. Very clean shop, probably the best shop i've been to all around.
Steve K 06.18.12
The artistic talent of Jason is unbelievable. He just completed another tattoo for me and it vastly exceeded my expectations. I am totally happy with it. In fact everyone who has seen it can not believe the detail, depth and color Jason was able to articulate in it. Jason has done all my body art and I could not be more pleased with his work. He takes his time, gets it perfect and really takes a great deal of pride in his art. As a result of his artistic talent, even other members of my family now look to Jason for their body art and he always seems to amaze us. Jason, thank you and I will see you again soon. Steve K.
Emily L 06.17.12
I've always wanted a tattoo but was hesitant because I wanted to find a clean, friendly, affordable place. I hit the jackpot with Chroma Tattoo! Jason made the whole experience awesome. I was nervous because of the pain but he definitely made me feel comfortable about the whole thing. I'm absolutely coming back to Chroma for any future tattoos or piercings! Thanks again.
Tamar Hankinson 06.06.12
I came all the way from England to visit a close friend of mine and we wanted matching tattoos. Neither of us knew of anywhere to go and so we googled nearby tattoo places. We were instantly impressed by the Chroma website and the friendly phone manner.
From the moment we entered the shop for our consultation to the moment we left it was a wonderful experience. The staff couldn't have done more to make us feel comfortable and at home. Jaime welcomed us at the front desk, while Jason went out of his way to improve our tattoo design and work on a Sunday as I was leaving the following day. I cannot thank them both enough for how memorable they made the experience and I cannot recommend this place highly enough.
Thank You from the bottom of my heart for creating a piece of artwork of which I am so proud. My friend and I feel closer because of the experience and my tattoo reminds me everyday of my 'family' in the US.
Lots of love from the UK,
Chroma is the BEST
My experience with Chroma tattoo was amazing. The atmosphere was calm and the staff was welcoming. Jason, the tattoo artist, was great. His work was clean and precise, and he kept my friend and I laughing. I will be back!
Maureen Skowron 05.10.12
I am a 54 year old suburban woman who said I would NEVER get a tattoo. Well that changed when we lost our beloved dog, Lucy.
My daughter asked me to get a tattoo in honor of Lucy and I agreed. Let me tell you the experience was awesome. Tom the owner
is awesome! He rescued Freeway a Pitbull that was shot on the freeway in Detroit. I felt I bonded with him immediately. His shop
is spotless and welcoming Jason, did our tattoos and made me feel so comfortable and relaxed! I have told everyone what a great experience I had.
Stacey Fleming 04.20.12
I just got tattooed tonight and have nothing but positive things to say about Chroma. The work is amazing and well executed. Also, the people that worked tonight were wonderful. I felt so welcomed and calm at this shop, compared to the many others I've been to. I would recommend this shop to anyone and I will definitely be returning.
I got my husband a certificate for a tattoo from Chroma Tattoo. We are new to Michigan, so I did some research and they had great reviews, so I was comfortable with getting the certificate. When we went in to discuss what he wanted, we lucked out b y speaking with Tom, an owner! My husband is so happy with his tattoo and it looks so friggin awesome that I am going to make an appointment with Tom for my next tattoo! We feel very blessed to find such a wonderful place with great people! The entire staff was super friendly and very professional! I highly recommend anyone thinking or looking to get a tattoo to have it done here!
Mike R 04.13.12
I had my first REAL tattoo done yesterday. This is my second tattoo, and not being happy with the one I had for about 15 years, I searched for a shop that was different. Fish is the artist that did my tattoo. He was awesome to work with!! From collaboration to design to finished product, I had an awesome experience with an amazing piece of art that I have the honer of wearing for my entire life. The level of talent and professionalism in that spotless shop is second to none!!!!
I just had a double, cartilage, and tragus done today for my 18th birthday. It was my first time at at tattoo parlor and I was kind of nervous. Everything went very smoothly. Fish was very thorough and covered all aspects of not only the piercing, but the aftercare too. Plus, I'm in love with the piercings and my friends are very impressed that I didn't chicken out.
Alyssa L 04.03.12
Professional, 3rd time there!
Chroma was great, the shop looks great. All the walls are decorated, with pictures and paintings. Everyone is very professional, and Adam (who did my tattoo, 3rd time seeing him) is amazing
It took me 3 years and 7-8 text/in person/shop visits to finally found the one shop I feel most at home with..^_^
Great ambience.. Sweet caring souls who takes their time to hear what you really want as body art. Very accomodating, patience, and humble.
Top notch sanitation certification- 5stars!
Wonderfully diverse artists like FISH who specialized in all types of peircing.. He did 4 for me. ^_^ thankU FISH.
The owners Jaime and Tom (also an amazing artist) kindest humblest soul one can meet anywhere.
And last btttt never ever least is ADAM Seymour, my néw tatttooo artist for life until he get sick of me. ^_^
The cherry blossom tattoo below my neckline is PERFECTION..everylady who've seen it is inspired to get tattted now.. And every guy whose seen it.. Well u know. LOL
But seriously...tattooing is a VERY spiritually healing ARTform for me.. 3 tears and 7-8 artist interview
Later.. I've finally found my home in which i can equally collaborate with all the artists for their input on my almost full-body piece I'm about to rock out..
Thankyou Chroma for your lovingkindness. You all rock and I truly and sincerely wish you all the best of luck in all you DO!!
GreatSouL beautifullWOrK memorable.xperience 4LIFE.
Paula V 03.20.12
I would like to start off by saying that I am terribly terrified of needles and amidst my fear I still decided to go through with getting a tattoo.
I went to Chroma Tattoo the week of January 6th, 2012 and was accompanying my boyfriend who wanted to get a quote on what the tattoo he wanted would cost. We had been to other tattoo parlors and they were either really dirty and unprofessional or flat out told him that they would not be willing to do his tattoo for him because it wouldnt come out good.
Well, Chroma Tattoo was our last stop. I suggested to him that we stopped there and I am very very very happy that we did. We were instantly greeted by Jaimie, and she was very understanding and easy to talk to. She then introduced us to Fish, a tattoo artist who is covered with all sorts of tattoos and I am not going to lie, he did intimidate me (I don't know why) but he listened to my boyfriends ideas and completed drafted a sample of the tattoo and said he would be willing to do the tattoo for him!
With regards to the store: The store is awesome. You walk in and there's art on the walls (not tattoo pictures, but actual art), the store looks and smells clean and all of the employees are friendly and incredibly helpful.
After experiencing all of this, I decided to ask Fish for help with my tattoo also. I explained to him and Jaime that I was scared of needles and did not tolerate pain well. They made me feel very much at ease with the process and were not pushing me to get a tattoo or not. They also explained that i had total creative license to the color, location and size of my tattoo but they also provided me with their insights on what would look better for my skin tone and whatnot.
I decided to go through with getting my tattoo and yes, it hurt, but then again, its a tattoo, what should I have expected. I would recommend Chroma Tattoo to any and everyone - I am so satisfied with the quality of care and product that they produce. The facility is great. All of the tools are sterile and one time use only. The staff is knowledgeable and friendly and I am certain I will be back again for another piece of body art!
At the end of the day, my boyfriends tattoo turned out FANTASTIC and my tattoo did as well! We are so pleased and we are sure we will be back in the near future for more art!
Thank you Chroma tattoo! (p.s. sorry for making so much noise during my tattoo, i guess I am a wimp. But looking back at it, it doesnt seem like it really hurt as bad as I made it out to be!)
My love to the folks at Chroma Tattoo!!!
My sister and I went in to get matching tattoo and we love them. Chroma tattoos is very clean and professional, not like a typically tattoo shop you would walk into. The staff is very friendly and will go the extra mile to make sure you will love the tattoo. They are very gentle when doing the tattoo and not heavy handed at all. Tom did my tattoo (which is on my ribs) and knew it was going to hurt, so he offered me breaks and told me whenever I needed a break or if he was getting to heavy handed to just tell him. They care very much if you are comfortable since getting a tattoo is sometimes very uncomfortable. He told me how to care for my tattoo after and it is healing great! I will recommend all my friends to go to Chroma Tattoos.
Just left this place and I loved it! I got a tattoo for my father and I had a great experience at Chroma Tattoo. The staff was very welcoming. The place was also very clean and well kept, which is a huge plus. I would recommend this place a 100 time over.
TR Bowen 03.15.12
You guys have the best tattoo shop and website I've ever seen. Keep setting the standard and good luck in business!
Jessica H 03.14.12
After 2 long years of searching for an artist, I fell into contact with the owner of Chroma, Tom. I had an idea of what I wanted for my bow tattoo, but what Tom created far exceeded even my own wishes. The entire staff treated me as if they had known me forever and completely put my mind at ease. Tom's talent is unparalleled and I wouldn't trust anyone but Chroma for my future tattoos and piercings. Thanks for the privilege!
Took some time for me to get around to doing this review but Chroma Tattoo is fantastic. Chroma is definitely not you average tattoo parlor. It is more like a skin art studio. Instead of the normal flash that litters shop walls, Chroma has actual artwork. Chroma is an amazingly and meticulously clean shop.
I got a quote by my favorite author tattooed on my right forearm by Fish. The tattoo was done perfectly and I could not be happier. I've been to some scrathers in the past and from now on any ink I get will be done at Chroma
This is Andy. It took me 2 weeks to draw my tattoo out myself on Photoshop. It also took me 3 days to find right Tattoo shop online. I was first drawn to well the website was designed and the work the artists did on their online portfolio.
My first impression when walking into the place was that I felt comfortable. There was no flash, everything is customized. My artist was a really cool guy. Knows what he is doing and really listens to you on what you want and really does his part to make your efforts seem that much better. I brought a drawing in, he saw, asked me where I wanted it, then made some fixes to it so it would fit on my shoulder. Now, I couldn't be happier with it. My girlfriend even decided to sit in and watch it being done (for the full 6.5 hours of it) and he was completely cool with it.
The staff is very friendly and down to earth. Even the owners sit and talk to you to get to know you. That's a big thing for me.
I would recommend this place if you want a tattoo done right. They did a great job on my tattoo and gave very good instructions on how to take care of it. I have already got quite a few compliments on it already from friends, and now they want one!! I guess I know where I am sending them.
Great place! I had my lip pierced last week. It healed great and everyone at the shop was super friendly! I can't believe how clean and beautiful the interior was. I'm going back there for my next tattoo
My sister and I got matching tattoos at Chroma. We really wanted them to be special and beautiful. Tom surpassed our expectations! I also got to see the work of the the other Tattoo Artists in the shop, all beautiful!! You really can't go wrong with any of these guys! Friendly people, clean, professional, great artistry. NOT your "back alley" tat shop! Nice furniture and beautiful art, by local artists, on the walls (co-owner, Jamie has some amazing art photography) . This shop is going to be a HOT spot for West Bloomfield! Def get your next (or first) tat here!!
K Roberts 02.15.12
My son got his first tattoo today at Chroma Tattoo. Adam was his artist and took great care and time explaining the process, going over procedures and techniques .The staff was very professional. The shop is clean and beautiful. My son is 17 and loves his new tattoo. I will recommend to anyone looking for a professional quality tattoo parlor.
Chroma is by far the cleanest and most comfortable tattoo shop I've ever been in, I just got my 6th tattoo so I know! The entire staff was friendly and fun, Tom did my tattoo and I couldn't be happier! Go to Tom, he's awesome and lot's of fun to talk to while getting tattooed!!!!!
Clarence Little 02.13.12 Thanks too Tom, Johnny, Jamie and the whole chroma ratio staff. The wife and had a great experience today. The shop is like home. Very clean and the atmosphere was great. Great work on the tattoos as well. We defiantly recommend this shop 100%.
Jeremy Halleck 02.09.12
I recently had my tribute rocking cow to honor my daughter fixed. Bout 6 years ago while playing softball I slid and ruined it pretty bad. So as a surprise my gf and Adam got together to fix it. Adam not only fixed it but made it a million times better. His artwork is unbelievable and will exceed your expectations. His artwork will forever mean the world to me. The facility is the best I've ever been in. The whole staff is a great bunch of people. Once again guys thank you.
And by the way my gf is in here getting work done as I type
My son and I had matching tattoos drawn and done by Tom. Tom did a wonderful job with both. This was a first tattoo for both of us, but Tom and all the staff at Chroma made us feel very comfortable and right at home. The whole experience of having matching tattoos done with my son was made even more special by Tom and his staff.
I also want to comment on the safety and cleanliness of the Chroma shop. I have been a practicing physician in the Detroit metro area for more than 25 years, and I felt that every step of the tattoo process was done in an extremely professional way. The sterility of the instruments, the calm explanations and help from Tom and his staff, the safety precautions that were taken to insure our comfort and safety all made us feel that we had chosen wisely for our first tattoo.
Now that my son and I are almost a week out from our first tattoo experience, we both could not be more happy with our tats. The artwork is perfect and the finished result looks better than I could have imagined! My son has told me that he's not quite done getting tattoos, and while I want him to choose carefully, I have absolutely no issues with him having them done at Chroma Tattoo.
I actually am planning to get another tat in the near future, and of course I will have it done at Chroma.
Thanks Tom and the rest of the staff for a fantastic job with every aspect of this process!!!
My girlfriend and I each got a tattoo, they are awesome! We had so much fun, we'll never go anyplace else.
Staff was awesome. Very helpful answering any questions and very friendly.
Tom did some lettering on my wrist and it was done so perfect people don't think it's even real! I love it
Awesome place , AWESOME people !!!! I had my 5th tattoo last friday and I felt so comfortable , they are really nice people and they know what they are doing. Everyone loves my tattoo and I do too !!!!
Had a wonderful time yesterday at chroma. It was my first visit but it won't be my last. Very comfortable atmosphere. Awesome people to relax with while you or a friend are getting a tattoo or piercing. Check it out if you want a fun day filled with amazing art work and a stellar new tattoo Thanks again Johnny. I love it!
this experience was awesome,the shop and staff were really professional and friendly.they have awesome artwork and very helpful on getting you exactly what you want. thank you much chroma tattoos. and remember use chroma for all your tattooing and piercing needs.
Amazing and beautiful shop!! Talented, nice and helpful employee's ;) Tell everyone to come!!!!!!