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- by on 05/17/2012
I had a friend who got a wonderful tattoo here before from an artist named Betty Rose (bit.ly/J0xLX1) So I made my appointment. When I came in, she had created the drawing based on an image that I sent her and it looked incredible. The tattoo took 2 hours, and I couldn't be more thrilled with how it turned out. Betty is such an incredible artist and I will definitely be back soon. AND the price was one of the best quotes I got from a number of reputable shops. bit.ly/L2UPFg
- by on 02/23/2012
Was in NYC for a vacation and on a whil decided to get a tattoo. This place was the only one open on a Monday holiday. went in, no waiting, got me right in, drew up what I wanted right on my body and went to work. the colors and design came out great! the people there were all very friendly and down to earth. would make a trip back for another one!
- by on 01/04/2012
There are a lot of incredible tattoo artists at this parlor. Adam in particular is amazing. He can design and create the most detailed tattoos that put others to shame. This place is very hygienic and insists on giving great aftercare advice. There's no question I will return for my next tattoo.
- by on 11/17/2011
I am a huge fan of Red Rocket Tattoo. The shop is clean, fun and all of the staff make you feel at home. Everyone there is very creative and talented. I found Red Rocket by chance and I am so happy I did. I read on Yelp that Red Rocket got great reviews from clients. I took two female colleagues who wanted piercings and Alex took good care of them. He's a good dude and very professional. My colleagues were very pleased. While I was there I found an artist's portfolio that I could not put down. The tattoo work inside was outstanding and truly unique - it grabbed me. I asked for the artist, Betty Rose, and she was eager to chat with me even while she was in the middle of a very detailed tattoo. I have been tattooed in 3 other different NYC shops (which I will leave unnamed) and I can tell you none of them have artists with the outstanding, warm, bed side manner Betty Rose has. I mentioned some of my future tattoo ideas and Betty responded just as she always does - even today: Sounds good man, I'm into it!!! When do you want to do it? The first tattoo Betty completed for me was a beautiful Asian-inspired bird with cherry blossoms in my right arm's ditch. It took 3 hours and she motored through it. The bird is very detailed and has lots of vibrant colors, which Betty excels at. Since then Betty has completed 4 more large tattoos for me and I am EXTREMELY happy with all of them. The tattoos have all been big pieces and require multiple sittings. I am comfortable with Betty and give her a lot of artistic freedom. (This is a HUGE tip for anyone who has not been tattooed before or often.) It shows a lot of respect for your tattoo artist and in the end, you will obtain a way better tattoo! Another tip: take as many printed pictures for artistic reference as possible, and artists Do Not want to see an idea or picture on your Mobile phone! I have been tattooed around 69 hours in my life, Betty has now tattooed me around 28 of those hours in total. I will say she is really good at blending her new work with the older, existing work from other artists. She also has a very light touch and her machines are silent. Most of my work is pretty traditional, they are Japanese/Asian inspired with new school Betty Rose twists and trick techniques slipped in there along the way (it's fun stuff). All my work involves lots of detail, lots of popping color - and Betty rocks this! I have a good number of future tattoos I want to obtain, Betty and I are always discussing when and what. I have mentioned this to a number of people and I'll tell Betty directly: There is absolutely no need to go looking anywhere else for a tattoo artist when I have already found the best!!! If you are in search of a great tattoo, a clean facility and cool artist........go to Red Rocket, look at Betty's portfolio, the one with the Rose on the front. Ask for Betty, you will not be disappointed!
- by on 11/08/2011
I had such a fanastic experience at Red Rocket. My artist, the fabulous Betty Rose, took a great deal of time in creating and bringing to life a three-quarter sleeve. She completely understood my vision but brought her own ideas that made it even better than what I ever imagined. Her artistic eye and true talent have resulted in a fantastic tattoo that I love, and I literally have people stopping me in the street asking where I got it done. \r \r I never write reviews but this recommendation is too important not to share. Go in and chat with the artists. They are all amazing. You will not regret going to Red Rocket.
- by on 02/27/2011
LOVE my tattoo! While visiting NYC I decided to get my first tattoo. I went to Red Rocket as a walk in and was treated very well by all the employees that were there. Kyle took the time to listen to what I was looking for, and designed an AMAZING tattoo. The atmosphere was clean and comfortable and everyone was super friendly. Kyle made sure I was comfortable with what was going on. Very fair price for an exceptional piece of artwork! The experience was the best part of my trip!! Thank you Kyle!
- by on 01/17/2011
I'm in midtown all the time, and I must've passed by Red Rocket Tattoo a hundred, two hundred, three hundred times.\r \r A friend of mine told me that he had been directed to Red Rocket by his daughter, who mentioned that the shop has real artists onboard, and that among them was one Betty Rose.\r \r So I called up, made an appointment with Betty, and then explained the idea I had in mind. Betty made some suggestions based on location, size and -- this is what neiled it for me -- originality. Betty explained how long the work would take, and believe it or not, she was within five minutes of her estimate.\r \r So now I've got this beautiful work on my forearm, and when I'm asked WHERE I had it done, I just say, ""Midtown. Red Rocket. Betty Rose.""\r \r By the way, the shop is clean, the other artists know what they're doing, and the shop's located in midtown. But Betty Rose is THE one.
- by on 12/06/2010
i went for my first tattoo there, a full sleeve on my left arm. Not only were the people there incredibly welcoming and honest, but they actually CARED about the quality of the tattoo. This is no drunken-night-tribal-tattoo-on-face dive, they take it seriously and are dedicated to the craft. I love this new tattoo so much and I'm definitely hooked on the atmosphere there. I recommend it without any hesitation whatsoever!
- by on 12/06/2010
After moving to NYC a friend recommended Adam Hays at Red Rocket. Since my first session, Adam has been my tattoo artist of choice. He is amazingly talented with a great sense of color, line and form. Give him any image or idea and he will create an amazing piece for you. I highly recommend him!
- by on 12/05/2010
I have been getting tattoos since I was 14 years old....that's just over ten years. Since I discovered Adam nearly two years ago, I don't think I ever want to let ANYONE put ink on my body. He has given me the most INSANE and INCREDIBLE four pieces of art I have on my body. They make all the other ones look pretty lame. I've never gotten more compliments on my body art than the compliments I get on Adam's pieces. I'm super lucky to have found such a sick artist to do my ink...after all...it's kinda of like...permanent...so you want it to be awesome, yeah?