Best Tattoo Parlor - 2006
Before needle touches skin, the writing is on the wall: "Yes, it hurts." And that's only the first sign of Evermore Gallery's honesty. "Don't trust your body to the first person who walks up to the counter," advises Evermore artist Chris Hinkle. "You have to check out the artist's portfoliolook for clean lines and shadingand be sure the artist is willing to guarantee his work with free touch-ups." While Evermore is renowned for its intricate, large-scale artistry, this Edwardsville parlor happily accommodates novices, to the point of supplying "pain charts" in order to answer that eternal tattoo-parlor question: "Which will be less painfulmy ankle or my Adam's apple?"