3 customer reviews
I had requested an appointment with Adrian during the pandemic upon the passing of my brother to inquire about having his portrait tattooed on me. Adrian was in contact within a few days and I sent some pictures to him via email. He said he was willing to do it, I left a tiny deposit and we were scheduled....Well, Pandemic and a half later and we were finally able to have minor restrictions lifted to get this tattoo done about ten days ago. All I can say is I will post photos once it's completely healed but it's exactly why I flew to LA from Boston. You find someone who matches what you're looking for, pays attention to every little detail, then slam dunks your thoughts. During the end of the tattoo, I felt like Adrian knew my brother better than me as he filled in details I never would have known. On to the Memoir Tattoo Shop/Gallery. Memoir entrance is located off a side street where you are buzzed in to approach what we in Boston would consider a "museum". We were greeted by Kim Saigh and Shawn Barber who were working on customers stories/tattoos. Sat on a couch awaiting Adrian and looked around studio to see all these paintings that were just gorgeous. Of course Shawn Barber painted them, is this a joke I ask myself? He should see my mean stick figures.....The talent amongst this group is completely insane but it's not just the talent, it was the people. You look at people as though they are stars or celebrity types when the reality is they are great people also. It was a really comfortable experience for an emotional tattoo and that comforting feeling made everything much easier. This tattoo would not have happened if I couldn't get to Adrian, there wasn't another choice. Choose one of Memoirs artists if you want to be comfortable, treated like a human, and have a sick tattoo at the end. Awesome experience and I hope to work with them again in the near future. Pictures will be added upon fully healed tattoo. More...
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This review is long overdue!! I'm not sure why I never wrote because it was a wonderful experience. I wanted to replicate a tattoo that my dad had and contacted many artists. I connected with Kim because she was professional and calm. The whole experience was very professional and pleasant. The studio is clean and private (not a store front walk-in) and Kim is amazing! There is a reason she has been in the business as long as she has with the reputation.Anyway, sorry for the long overdue review. I recently added my dad's signature to the tattoo and made me think about memoir tattoo.Thanks again it is close to my heart and I get lots of well deserved compliments. More...
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Let me start off by saying that I didn't know what to expect when I first started exploring for tattoo artists in Los Angeles. Tattoo shops are a dime a dozen and finding one that puts emphasize on perfecting each tattoo and customer service is even harder. So, when I came across Kim Saigh's work on Instagram there was no doubt that I found the tattoo artist for me. Her work is so incredibly realistic. She never fails to miss any details or produce crisp line work.When I reached out to Kim she was extremely prompt and answered all of my questions thoroughly. As the date got closer to my tattoo she sent me a picture of the mock up and got feedback on any further changes needed. Additionally, Kim reassured me that the shop was adhering to CDC and county guidelines in terms of COVID protocol.The day of my tattoo I was a ball of emotions. When I entered the shop a sense of ease rushed over me. Probably because Kim was so calm and understanding. Kim walked me through the process of getting the tattoo before starting which helped me know what to exactly anticipate. The tattooing process was done so meticulous. There was no detail or line done haphazard. Kim made sure I was comfortable at all times and allowed me to take breaks at any time.After the tattoo was finished the final product absolutely blew my mind away. The attention to detail and color was everything I wanted and more.Overall, the whole experience couldn't have been any better. I would highly recommend this shop to anyone who is considering getting a tattoo! More...
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