Chris G’s Best Yelp Reviews: O’Reilly’s Tattoo Parlor – 4/5 Stars

O’reilly’s Tattoo Parlour – CLOSED
$$$ Tattoo
1108 Mission St
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Five Stars for Jason:

I worked with Jason for six months between 2008 and 2009. He tattooed my entire lower sleeve on my left arm. Jason is incredibly talented and very focused on detail and was really into the tattoo he was making, which I appreciated most. The tattoo came out incredible. Even after four years, I still get asked who worked on me. He designed a raven motif with incredible detail on the feathers and roses he gave it.

O’Reilly’s Tattoo Parlour is very clean and always smells it. It’s a converted home with perfectly polished wooden floors. I still remember their old-timey tattooed freak show pictures in the bathroom walls, which was incredibly interesting in itself.

Less than Five Stars:

A few months after my tattoo was finished, I was hanging out at Cafe Pergolesi and met a barista who was in the process of getting the SAME EXACT bird motif as mine on the same place of his arm as mine. The artist he was working with (not Jason – can’t remember his name) also worked at O’Reilly’s. Whether copying previously done tattoos and putting them in the same places that other people have them may be common, I was not expecting to ever meet them! To describe the feeling better: I felt like I was in a situation where I wearing the same dress as someone else to prom.

Poor form!

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