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How would you rate 9 Mag Tatoo Studio?
I would like to get a tattoo from any of the artist because they do free hand work. The work I see on there show is sick.
There art is deffentiely stunning and the crew are very beautiful and professional would love to get a tatoo from them
Absolutely amazing work, the artists are amazing at their crafts. I love the vibes and atmosphere. Also Kat is and the owners ex are beautiful!
I have never had a tattoo. I would love for 9 Mag to do my first tattoo. They bad!
Great show intelligent people nice tattoos
I give them more star if i could.. Want my tatt's from kat but she's in caly.. Its all good.. Waitn til she get back but imma get down wit her krew while she away.. They jus as good 2.. 1luv
Was just in Chicago this past weekend for my bday. Wanted to come so bad, but I don't know my way around the Chi, but I will be back in the spring and I don't care who dies my tatt ALL of you do great work. LOVE the show
I have watch every single one of your episodes, & i will be coming to your shop very soon ;) cant wait . I LOVE YOU RYAN ♡♡
Love there art!!! Wish I lived closer 💁
May you all be blessed. Loyalty means a lot in any relationship & I love seeing that in you guys.
Love the show and the crew are very down to earth I would love to meet them cause I love tattoos
Ryan i coming to Chicago from Saint Louis just for you to do my first tat!!! Never like tats before but i will let you do my first one!!! Ill be next month!!!
I really love the show n one day will meet them in person at the shop!!!!
I like the show and the drama and the love that be going in the shop 😍😍💖
Love the tv show 😍😍😍
They have great artists in there
Havent had any experience yet thats why I want Ryan to take care of me I am a rookie
I had a terrible experience with trying to get a hold of a person that was taking care of business, I came in town with family and thought I could go by to check out the shop... I was told after calling multiple times that Ryan was booked till June, I would have to call other phone numbers to get a hold of the other different artists, and that the shop was only open if an artist had an appointment scheduled that day. I fell like they should not call 9 MAG a tattoo shop, clearly it's an artist studio, and not a functioning tattoo business... Guess it's not just T.V. They really don't take care of BUSINESS!!!
Nice place fun people.. great artists
CAUTION! IF YOU PAY FOR A TATTOO GET IT ALL DONE IN ONE SITTING.THEY ARE NOT SHY ABOUT TAKING YOUR MONEY NOT PROVIDING YOU WITH THE SERVICE YOU PAY THEM FOR, THEN IGNORING YOU WHEN YOU TRY TO GET THE WORK COMPLETED.
I went in for a tattoo from Van. He started the work, apparently did not think I'd be able to manage the pain because he scheduled something for just following my tattoo assuming I'd request we complete the rest at a different date. Believing he was not going to take my money and run I let him hold onto the remaining $100 for the completion of my tattoo, it's been months and months and months of my trying to get this tattoo finished and all I'm getting is the run around. I finally asked for my $100 back since almost A YEAR has passed and they still wont give me a date to finish my tattoo. At first when I finally just asked for my $100 back since they won't give me a date to finish the tattoo I was told they would refund me, but now they've stopped responding to my messages and I have not received my $100. STAY AWAY! They think being famous means they can do whatever they want STAY FAR AWAY!
I live y'all TV show so much I want to cone and check y'all out and yes I do stay in Chicago and I will live to meet all of y'all
There's a $300 price limit on tattoos. Very unfortunate.
Love watching ur show! Im from Cali and want to plan a trip to Chicago to get a tattoo from Ryan 😍...
I am soooooo coming there to visit u guys in Chicago! U all rock!🤘
I was promised and told to come back October 14th because Jet had taken a bit to figure out a printer issue and that I would get my tattoo. I hadn't heard from him since yesterday October 13th. I arrived at the place and no one was there but one artist. The receptionist was busy watching t.v. and being on her phone. She didn't really help she tried to call but said it went to voicemail. She then seemed as if she was rushing me to get out I asked about other options and she said Id have to hit up another artist on Instagram and hope they get back to you then asked what I was waiting for Like what kind of company is this ? This tattoo shop is full of run around. If you are looking for a place the values all customers please don't go here it's more about their show and ego than their art and their customers!
Van was awesome and very welcoming! I have 15 tattoos and this by far is the best one #16!! Will definitely be back for more. Oh and he’s fine as hell 😂😍😍
I’m one of those people that does the random google search for a place. If the reviews add up, I click on the site, navigate, and if I’m satisfied, I will proceed. That’s what I did with 9Mag. I had no clue at all they were on a tv show until after the fact. My husband and I booked an appointment with Ryan. He was so amazing and down to earth. He completely freestyled everything, and I can not tell you how impressed I am. I have a previous tattoo that was stenciled. He made me (almost) :) hate it because of what a good job he did. I would seriously 100% recommend him to anyone and everyone I know! He is so incredibly talented!!!
GREAT ENVIRONMENT! DOPE ARTIST! GREAT VIBES!
No experience just yet but I would like to know how can I get an appointment with Cobra I live in SOUTH CAROLINA I'll be in Chicago soon
I've been calling 9mag for about 2 months now trying to get a tat and no one answers and it says the mailbox is full or if someone answers they just hang up. If you don't want business that's cool bc I can clearly go elsewhere to get a tat but I figure the artist at 9mag do great work and we support the black owned businesses. A call back or someone answering would be great.
No experience run around and prices are too high like damn that's crazy but I do love the work the artist and the show of course #chitown #comedownonthemprices #yessssss keep up the good works Guys and Ryan Henry hire KATT BACK SHE IS GREAT FOR THE SHOP PUT YOUR DRAMA TO THE SIDE WE ALL AS HUMANS MAKE MISTAKES BELIEVE THAT SHE IS 9MAG FOR SURE ..LOVE YOU ALL😘😚😙😘😚😙👍👍👍💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪😘😚😙😘😚😙😘😚😚😙💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💖💖💖💞💞💞💞💜💝💜💝💜💝💜💝💜💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💛💜💜💜💜💛💜💛💜💛💜💛💜💛💛💛💛💛💞💞💞💞💞💞💞💞💜💛💛💛💛💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜
It was a cool spot to jus chill.... ryan is a cool guy and the ppl we met were cool too... we are out of towners and we felt home! Great spot
JUST TOURIST FROM TEXAS! Taking pictures of the site! Heavy Security! Missed photo opt when one tattoo artist came out to ask if we needed service. We told him we were tourist fans from Texas. He said, Welcome! WE left.
There website is pretty cool and I love watching their show!
Can’t wait to get my tattoo did there I will be there tomorrow❤️
Im giving this a 5 star cause of Charmaine, I love her and we should be friends what a beautiful spirit.
My daughter made an appointment with Don on 5/30/18 and placed a deposit for a nose piercing. Her appointment was scheduled for July 22nd at 4:30 pm. We arrived way before time and were met with locked doors. After knocking and waiting for a period of time still no one appeared. We sent an email to the link provided when making the initial appointment and were so kindly informed that the deposit was NON-REFUNDABLE. What kind of business are these people running? Is this establishment for entertainment purposes only or what? If I could give this place no star I would. Professionalism is key and great customer service plays a part also. Please know that this review is not a reflection of 9 Mag but of the newly named company LOYAL INK. Don't waste your time. It seems like fame has gotten the best of them.
Paid my deposit for a piercing with Don on 5/30. I had to email him or his assistant to inquire about an appointment date before my trip to Chicago. Arrived a hour before my appointment and no one is there. I have no contact info for Don but for an email address. Also reached out to Phor about getting a coverup and he never replied back to me. I like the show but damn...have y’all gotten that big headed that your customer skills have declined? The website states that the business would be open but no one was there. All I want back is my deposit...I will take my business elsewhere.
Hours of operation are not accurate. Wasted a trip. Not happy at all
What kind of tattoo shops closes at 9pm that must not be right would like to take a trip to go see the place looks awsome!
I asked for Ryan of 9mag and this woman replied, I’m looking for Jason of jimmy johns lol smh
I love the show@the TATTOO ARTIST..I NEED AN RIP TATTOO..I THINK I'VE FOUND THE PEOPLE I WANT ON MY BODY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I JUST DON'T LIKE PAIN,,,,,BUT IT'S WORTH IT.....GOD BLESS YOU ALL😍😍😍😍😍😍😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎
Coo people, loved the vibe. Very intelligent and positive person to be around. Thanks for treating us like people, and not an outsider. AWESOME DUDE!!!
Wasn't open when I went so I can't really explain how it is.
I am so sad. I drove a 1000 miles to just see the shop and take a pic. I pulled up and seen ryan truck. Im a big fan and it hurted me sooo bad cause i just wanted to see my favorite cast members of black ink chicago. But i love all yall. Headed back to tallahassee fl. One day my wish will come true 😟
Super clean, friendly staff. Had a cover up done and Rahman killed it, he did an amazing job and I was extremely satisfied with the result
They new shop is absolutely beautiful. Amazing job Ryan Henry
At the new 9 mag grand opening party off the chain it's lit!!!
Absolutely great experience from start to finish. Made me feel right at home. Want to thank my tattoo artist @Antonio Rugrats Galvez for his outstanding work. Him and his wife @Gatushka Galvez are the best at what they do. People I highly recommend them and this tattoo shop. He has been my tattoo artist for a quite a while and I'm glad he still is. I always keep going back to him. He is just too damn GOOD and not to mention he and his wife work with you on the prices. Go give them a try, wont be disappointed thats for sure. That's 5 stars from me for sure. Thank you, "9 MAG" you sure are a place I can now called home sweet home. 👌👌
Dope shop and artists are super cool. Will be back soon.
Love the new look coming back to get some work done asap I support any way I can
Love working here..the brand.. the people I'm happy to be apart of if
Very nice place staff is friendly and the new shop looms great.
Great tattoo from ShoGun. #mynewtattooartist
Beautiful shop. Staff was welcoming and cool with all our questions.
Bumped into Phor in parking lot. He took a picture with us without hesitation. Humble dude. Much love & respect for the entire new & old 9MAG crew!
Clean and chill atmosphere, cool vibe, friendly staff. Ryan and his staff are actually funny and make you feel so comfortable . Love my tattoo as well.
Place was nice met some of the new crew members. Went March 15 2019. Brought 2 hoodies.
The shop has a very chill comfortable atmosphere, the staff is friendly and professional. Shogun is my tattoo artist and is true artist. He has done two tattoos and we have so many more planned. Cade recently pierced my septum and has a clean setup, made me feel comfortable and executed my piercing flawlessly.
Love that place. They are all so friendly
My tat was AMAZING!!! IT was completed by KYLE, he did my cover up. First when i walked in the staff was welcoming and hospitable. Brittney, ask me did i have someone in mind which i didnt but she assurred me she had me someone who was good. OMG! DID SHE. Kyle went ABOVE and BEYOND what I expected. The ATOMOSPHERE WAS PROFESSIONAL, FAMILY ORIENTED, AND CATERING TO THE CLIENT. I wasnt expecting to see RYAN BUT HE WAS THERE HE CHECKED ON ME WHILE I WAS GETTING MY TAT AND SO DID OTHER ARTIST. RYAN EVEN THREW THE FOOTBALL AROUND WITH MY SON ( His kids were there) But BACK to KYLE HE MADE SURE I WAS COMFORTABLE, HE WAS GENTLE AND SUGGESTED THINGS FOR MY TAT I WASNT EVEN THINKING OF.
I LOVE 9MAG IM FROM CLEVELAND OHIO, AND THAT NITE I FELT. LIKE I WAS PART OF THE 9MAG FAMILY. OH GREEZY HOOKED ME UP ON SAMPLE BEVERAGES WHICH WAS OFF THE CHAIN(if they stiil say that) AND CADE, HAD ME ON MY PIERCING. He had all sizes. ( Which i didnt wont a fat lip but i watched him do someone else on a nose piercing and hers was was awesome! ) I will go to Cade for my next lip piercing.
I TRULY FELT LIKE FAMILY, THANK U RYAN, KYLE, CADE, GREEZY, BRITTANY, CHYNA, AND ALL THE 9MAG FAMILY. OH, IT WAS THIS TOO PRETTY RED BONE THAT BROUGHT MY SON OVER WHILE I WAS GETTING MY TAT. I Think she was keen to Ryan but thank you girl
I LOVE 9MAG AND THEY MADE ME FEEL LIKE FAMILY. RYAN AND KYLE YALL SHUD CALL ME FOR YALLs NEXT SEASON JUST TO GET ANOTHER TAT ON VH1, JUST TO SHOW LOVE ALL LIKE THAT, BCZ I WILL DRIVE FROM CLEVELAND FOR IT. YALL WAS WELL WORTH IT!!!! NO ONE ELSE WILL DO MY TATS BUT THE 9MAG CREW RYAN, HOLLA.😜
Really nice, clean place. Everyone was very nice & friendly. Cade, who does piercing was very nice, laid back, and has a calming demeanor. I'd recommend this shop to other will be back for more work.
I went to (left my_mark) he was very professional and nice he made sure he told me everything he was doing to make me feel comfortable! Then when he begin my tattoo he made great small talk and made me think less of the pain, I will be back to him
Great staff, friendly environment! Will definitely come back.
I was in town with my family for the Nike Nationals Basketball Tournament. Decided to stop into the shop to have a look and see if me and my group could get some ink and piercings. They met us at the door and got us with some artists. I decided to get work done on my sleeve. Mark got with me and we quickly came up with something to add to my sleeve. Mark was great start to finish and he did some free hand work on my arm. The piece came out great! I could not be more pleased. My daughter and her friends got some ear piercings and those were quick and painless. Very professional atmosphere. Laid back low pressure environment. I’m coming back in November to get more work done with Mark. For a shop that has gained such steam in recent months with the show, I was very pleased with their ability to get me in walking in off the street. Thanks Mark! See you in November!!!
My tattoo came out GREAT! Ace did an INCREDIBLE job from start to finish and I can’t stop smiling at how beautiful my tat came out. He was professional and really friendly. Scheduling was a breeze. The atmosphere of the shop was laid-back and I honestly will not go anywhere else to get my future tattoos 😄
Tried to get a cover up but this is the information I received. I want a tattoo but damn that’s my car note they bogus for the high prices.....My name is Gina, Ryan Henry’s Assistant. Can you please provide a brief description of the tattoo you are interested in getting done. Where will it be going and approximately how big? Are you interested in color or black and grey shading only? Please send any pictures you would like Ryan to reference this session as well as, a picture of the area the tattoo will be going. **DO NOT SEND LINKS**. PICTURES, PICTURES, PICTURES!! They are an IMPORTANT part of of the booking process. Especially if it is a cover up. If you are able to mark yourself, or the picture for approximate size.. it will be extremely helpful for pricing. Unfortunately Ryan does not specialize in portraits. Ryan's current rates are $250 both hourly and minimum, plus there is a $100 non refundable deposit required to book. Please note the deposit is separate from Ryan’s hourly rates, and does not go towards the price of the tattoo. It is EXTREMELY important to provide as much detail as possible and to make sure you answer every question when responding. Making sure all the information is provided allows for booking the appointment faster. Look forward to hearing back from you.
The service was excellent. I did a walk in for a septum piercing. I came kind of late, so the piercing artist was already gone but the receptionist called him and he came back and was there in 15 minutes; Reviewed the forms with me, went over the piercing process and aftercare, and then did the piercing. super efficient.
Got piercings added to both ears at 9mag about two weeks ago... the "manager" who pierced my ears named Brittany Slam was so rude and unwelcoming that I was on the verge of turning back around and going else where. Only person I came in contact with other than her was the receptionist who might I add was just the opposite. I believe she picked up on how nasty/ nice brittany was and pretty much apologized for her attitude while she went to her work station To prep for my piercings, so that was the only good part about visiting 9mag. If you decide to go there for piercings request Don or someone else who will have a more pleasant demeanor and someone who is actually willing to discuss the different kinds of earrings and after care instructions without coming off as irritated or rude.
Thanks to the receptionist (didn't get a name) for her great customer service and welcoming attitude. You rock girl!
We flew in from Texas for my birthday and just had to stop by 9 Mag! I really just went to take pictures and say I’ve been there, but they had an artist available to give me a tattoo so I ended up getting a flawless tomahawk. Since I wasn’t expecting to get a tattoo I didn’t have one in mind so Kyle helped me come up with the idea to represent my Native American side and took the time to design it exactly how I liked it! It’s my favorite tattoo I have and to top it off Ryan Henry was there and he came out to meet me and take pictures! I got to meet some of the other crew as well and they all made me feel like home! Kyle is their secret weapon so ask for him if you get the chance to go to 9 Mag and have the experience of a lifetime!
We went to Mag 9 because my friend wanted to get a tattoo. She changed her mind because our plane was leaving that night to head back home and she was afraid she’d be in pain on the plane. The young lady who greeted us was very welcoming and didn’t seem annoyed once she found out that my friend had changed her mind.
This was such a great tattoo experience. Chelsea is absolutely excellent and her art is a gift. She is professional, friendly, easy to work with and knowledgable about tattooing and especially tattooing on melanin rich skin. She worked with my idea and created a tattoo celebrating my mom and I. It meant a lot for me that this tattoo came out right. It was beyond. It is perfect. I highly recommend booking an appointment with Chelsea.
9 Mag is a dope spot. I drove from Detroit as a surprise..... Thank you Chelsea for bringing to life my vision 💗. She was very pleasant and cool as hell. I was very comfortable. Chelsea's tattoo skills is off the chain.....I will be back soon
They two young women working where rude and didn't greet us just talking amongst themselves, I had asked about a tee shirt price they took 3 minutes to say $30, they never asked if I was there for a tattoo, Staff need customer service training from me! People come ready to spend money they acting like you bothering them they didn't even sell me a tee shirt.(You have a job you at work so, !!!!WORK!!!! I did like the space and nice meeting you "Tattoo Jesus"
I had my koi fish tattoo fixed by Chelsea and it came out even better than I expected! I'm already recommending her and 9mag tattoo to colleagues. I'm coming back forsure.
I went to Brittany Slam for a piercing and she was absolutely amazing!! From start to finish she was very personable and lively. I never knew a piercing appointment could actually be enjoyable, but she made sure it was! More importantly she made me feel comfortable during the process. She was very detailed in explaining what she was doing as she did it and everything was done in a sanitary environment. My piercing as well as my sisters who joined me, healed perfectly. She also made herself available for any questions afterward regarding the piercing. I highly recommend her!
This is my second time being pierced by Brittany Slam. First she pierced my nose, and on my last visit she did my cartilage and my third lobe! LOVE THEM! I was a actually very nervous about my nose, and she made me feel so confident in my decision to go through with it, and now I’m obsessed with it! She even followed up with me letting me know she had new jewelry coming in, as I expressed my allergies to low grade jewelry types and how I was looking for some cute GOOD quality body jewelry. She invests in the best of the best jewelry, so I can’t wait until they come in so I can go back! RECOMMENDED TO EVERYONE!
Also - the shop is so clean, her area is so nicely decorated and very relaxing environment.
I went to get piercings from Brittany Slam about a year ago. She’s very professional and very welcoming. Loved the fact that she made sure that her work area was clean and all her equipment was clean as well. Id would definitely recommend her to anyone looking to get a piercing.
Brittany Slam has pierced my nose twice. Both times she was exceptionally pleasant and answered all of my questions. After losing my nose ring the first time I went back to her, a good decision because she had just gotten stocked with quality silver and gold nose rings with all sorts of pretty stones and designs. So I got to upgrade the look of my piercing anyway with some bling.
The tattoo artists from the show Black Ink Crew Chicago are fantastic, they are friendly out going, they take pride in their work
All I can say is WOW!!! Ryan and his staff are very professional and my experience was way beyond my expectations. Ryan's assistant Briea was awesome. I...read this and 12 more