Inklife Tattoos Piercing & Art Gallery

Inklife Tattoos Piercing & Art Gallery

Olympia, WA

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About Inklife Tattoos Piercing & Art Gallery

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Hi, and thank you for considering our shop! We have several tattoo artists to assist you and cater to your style and preference, with lots of years of experience behind them.

We have custom art work, professional, clean, bright, and friendly environment, no attitudes!, and you nearly always know your tattoo price upfront, with the exception of back pieces, so no surprises!

We have master piercer, single point dermals, and full-body piercing, as well as a nice amount of jewelry to choose from. Please feel free to call or stop by with questions; walk-ins are welcome. We love what we do, and so will you!


307 4th Ave East
Olympia, WA 98501


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  • 5/5 stars March 8, 2014

    Haven't actually gotten my ink yet but from the pictures I'm completely confident that these guys will do it Right! And the quote I got from them was the best price I've found anywhere for the cover tat I want done! I Will be contacting them when I'm ready, and will most likely want them to do my wife's new tat and another one I have in mind for myself when we're ready!

  • 3/5 stars November 2, 2013

    Well I really couldn't give a higher rating because I was unable to get my piercing done. Apparently they were expecting a new piercer to show up out of state and it didn't work out so....after 3 weeks of waiting I've decided to go elsewhere. To bad 'cause I really liked the vibe of the place and Capt Lu was very charming. Here's hoping they'll have better luck finding someone else.

  • 5/5 stars August 3, 2013

    Very satisfied with the art work, great service and I definitely will be coming back! :)

    Capt Lu A. from Inklife Tattoos Piercing & Art Gallery replied to this review on August 3, 2013:

    Thank you Breanna! :) We were Very happy to work with you on your Birthday tattoo, and are very pleased you are pleased with the finished product! THANK YOU for the kind words and nice review! We appreciate our customers and look forward to seeing you back soon!

  • 5/5 stars April 13, 2013

    hey everybody. my name is frankie and i went in recently to get my first tattoo. i went to alot of differnt places to try and find the right person to do it. i went in and captin lu was amazing. he helped genrate ideas and came up with a beautiful peice that was very meaninful and special to me. I cant help but to show it off to everyone. he did great with the shadding and made it as easy as possible for me. I am wanting to get a sleeve done and i refuse to go to anyone else. i highly recimend inklife and i will defintly go back. also the prices were very good. so please people go check them out ask for lu he is great.

    Capt Lu A. from Inklife Tattoos Piercing & Art Gallery replied to this review on April 20, 2013:

    Thank you so much for this feedback. Capt Lu really loved doing your tattoo for you and working on creating your personal piece that has great meaning to you. We appreciate your business and your kind words. Thank you.

  • 5/5 stars September 27, 2012

    Went in tonight for a tongue piercing and was super nervous.Definitely going back there next year for our annual piercing. Dustin made it so easy and quick, other than drooling and laughing till I cried it was great!:) who knows I might see them alot sooner for a tattoo. i highly recommend Inklife:)!

    Capt Lu A. from Inklife Tattoos Piercing & Art Gallery replied to this review on September 28, 2012:

    Deborah! THANK YOU !! for taking time to write a review!! We are so pleased u love our shop. Dustin is a great piercer with lots of knowledge and exp and we have a good vibe in our shop that tends to make people relax and have a good time rather than feel like they are in the presence of rockstar haha :) we keep attitude outside the door and make sure every one leaves happy! THANK YOU for yer business and so gad u are pleased! We have very talented tattoo artists as well so when you have an idea, please come back and let us work with you :) if you have time , could u review us at this google link? word of mouth is our best advertizement, :) have an awesome day !

  • 5/5 stars September 3, 2012

    Decided to get my first tattoo. Stumbled onto ink life :) thank God I did. Capt Lu took the basic design I wanted and turned it into and amazing and meaningful piece. It came out 10 times better than I ever thought it would.great price and an awesome shop. Ever employee was great to be around, friendly and having a God time. I would HIGHLY recommend this shop to everyone.

    Capt Lu A. from Inklife Tattoos Piercing & Art Gallery replied to this review on September 3, 2012:

    THANK YOU so much Ricky, Capt Lu loved doing your piece and you were a real pleasure to work with>>>u gave detailed explaination on what u needed an dyer ideas, and size and we were able to tork very easily together!!! we really appreciate you and your friend coming from out of town and choosing our shop and look forward to working with you in the future!!

Question and answer

Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

A. ASK QUESTIONS! Look around, is it clean!!! Does it feel good to you in the studio?? Is it well lit? DOes it smell good? Are the people friendly and helpful or rude and ignore u??? Your money time and body is yours!!! Make sure the people deserve it that you give it to.

Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?

A. That not EVERYONE can be a tattoo artist and piercer, it may look simple to color in lines or poke a hole but there is a huge difference between a nurses aid and a surgeon ............and there is a huge difference between some one that knows how to do something and some one that knows how to do something right....same applies to this industry!

Q. What questions should a consumer ask to hire the right service professional?

A. Ask about an autoclave, do they have one ? do they spore test? how often? do they send spore tests out or do in house ? ( once a month is mandatory in WA and sending out is best) Ask to see a portfolio of previous work, and ask anything you want to that makes u feel comfortable. If the artist or piercer is rude , go somewhere else. Its your body!!! :)

Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?

A. We are known for our professional yet RELAXED atmosphere. No rockstar attitudes that make you feel uncomfortable when you walk in , we are family friendly, we have moms bring daughters and daughters bring moms, same with sons and dads etc, its a very positive sort of vibe in the shop, big brigh shop, lots of portfolios to look at without asking they are there when u come in, we are happy to offer FREE CONSULTATONS that alot of shops dont offer and we also do NOT charge extra to custom draw pieces. You can book an appointment with a deposit that is required, but the full amount of the deposit goes to the tattoo! We are open 7 days and till 10pm on weekends, so we cater to all hours of clients AND we offer a MILITARY DIscount of 20% to all Military with Valid ID and their families. Our piercer is not all about getting you in and out with out any niceness involved :) She answeres any and every question you have and takes as long as you need with you. We have a big selection of small and large gauge jewelry and can special order as well with a deposit, no extra fee :)

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