The building itself speaks volumes to the character of the brilliant artists you will find inside. My own tattoo artist, Josh Weeks, had recently started working for this shop, and I was meeting him there to have some more work done on an ongoing piece on my side. Josh is a man of good taste so when he said I was going to like the shop I believed him, but I didn't realize how right he was.
After walking past the first tattoo station (left) I was lead into the back of the shop where I saw framed artwork for sale, happy (despite the pain they were likely in) customers, and friendly artists. Everything about this shop made me feel not only welcome, but intrigued. I spent time checking out the art, looking through more shelves of books, and chatting with artists. After a few minutes it was time to have some work done, I'll spare you the details of me squirming on the table, but suffice to say my ribs are a bit tender, and a whole lot artsier after my visit.
If you are in the market for a great tattoo artist and like the idea of a comfortable, inviting, and inspiring environment then I highly recommend you pay a visit to Dustin and the staff at Valor Tattoo Parlor at 141 Vesta Street, Reno, NV.
As always, thanks for reading and enjoy, Reno!