Seattle >Madame Lazonga's Tattoo
Mastectomy scars from breast cancer have bothered me for 11 years. I had considered getting tattoos to cover them but every search I made turned up artists in CA or TX. I wanted someone in WA who had experience and interest in scar coverage and so was delighted when I found TV and newspaper articles on Madame Lazonga and her work with twin sisters who had double mastectomies, as I had. The consultation was very informative and helpful. I told Madame Lazonga that I wanted flowers, preferably hydrangeas, across both breasts and a bit under the arms to cover the scars. Within days she emailed me the drawings. My husband and grown kids, including my very tattooed son, thought the design was perfect. I had the first breast done this past week and it is stunning. My family and close friends, including other cancer survivors, have wildly praised the beauty of the flowers and leaves. And best of all, no one, even me, can see the scars anymore. In two weeks I have an appointment for the other breast. I am so happy that I went ahead with this plan. Although tattooing hurts, esp. under the arm and directly on top of the scars, I recommend that anyone else with scars they want to hide go to Madame Lazonga. She really seems to care about helping people who have suffered illness or injury. My breast is now a work of art!
I went at Madame Lazonga's Tattoo with a simple idea but walked out with mind blowing work.
I highly recommend that let them create a custom tattoo.
Amazing Tattoo Parlor with Amazing Artists.....
This is the exact kind of tattoo parlor one should seek out for some high quality inking. The staff is a powerhouse of artistic talent and they are most concerned with making your vision come to life on your skin, not just getting a paycheck. It is quite obvious that everyone here truly loves their job and loves being able to express their art in the tattoo medium (not to say they don't also showcase some amazing paintings and drawings in the shop and in their portfolios: These folks are true artists). And despite all their talent and notoriety, none of them seem to have that high and mighty attitude prevalent in a lot of tattoo artists.
I just recently had some work done by Elijah Cole. Up front and honest, he admitted what I wanted done wasn't his usual style but he could definitely manage it. Not only did he do an amazing job, the execution was better than I could have imagined and his style made the image come to life in a way I could not have articulated. Despite having a certain style, he definitely showcases great versatility in his work and is an all around nice, genuine guy.
Add to that: the prices here are very decent. Some people might balk at the price of a good tattoo, but if you are paying any less for it, it isn't worth it. High quality work comes with a higher price tag but you can't really put a price on the quality and care you receive from a great artist and a great parlor. There is no comparison between that and the alternative. I highly recommend this shop and Elijah Cole.
Walk in with an idea, walk out with mind blowing work.
My artist was John Leroux. I came to John with a simple idea for a half sleeve and a few pictures off of Google Images. John created a tattoo better than anything I could dream up. It was everything I described to him and more ( Go to Madame Lazonga's site, click on artists, click on John Leroux and go to tattoo gallery #2. Mine is lion vs snake).
My tattoo experience with John and at Madame Lazonga's was outstanding. The place is always clean, everyone is friendly and the work is amazing. The artists take intrest in each others work and make it an inviting place to get tattoo work done.
I currently have 3/4 of a second half sleeve completed by John and once again the work is second to none. My wife and friends have also gotten work done by John and all were very pleased.
John is friendly, funny and makes getting tattooed for 7 hours an enjoyable experience. I suggest walking in with an idea for what you want and let him create a custom tattoo.
sloppy. My tattoo artist was 10 minutes late. Didn't follow the stencil so now it's lacking symmetry, flow, and continuity. He was kind with personality but seemed a bit distracted. He caked the black ink like crazy. Even managed to get some on my forehead. If it is at all possible, i am planning on having a professional artist fix my tattoo. i heard the shop under the needle is good.
My tattoo artist is Steph Hanlon. She was amazing! She listened to everything that I wanted when designing my tattoo, and it turned out to be amazing!
It was better than I ever thought it could have been.
On top of a great experience with her I found the whole place to be nice and relaxing. Everyone was kind and I was at ease, even while getting tattooed for hours!
I highly recommend that this is where you go (especially to see Steph) if you want quality work done. I am honored to have a piece of amazing art on my body!
Best tattoo. My tattoo artist at Madam Lazongas is Stephanie Hanlon and she has been one of the best artists I have ever worked with. Our first consult she actually listened to everything I had to say and then put her own artistic twist on it. My tattoo is becoming more then I ever expected it to, it has movement and artistic quality that is above my expectations. I would not hesitate to recommend Stephanie to anybody. She is very easy to work with.
Doesn't get any better..
I love art, it's part of who I am. I've been drawing my entire life and decided when i turned 19 that i needed a tattoo that represented who i am. I researched portfolios of artists in the Seattle area with hope of finding a tattoo artist that shared my syle and passion and i stumbled upon Madame Lazonga's. I can tell you that every single portfolio i saw was phenominal but one especially popped out to me, Stephanie Hanlon. She is fantastic!
I called in and made a consultation appointment. When i showed up for it, the atmosphere was very pleasing and welcoming. Art is a picture of someones mind, in its deepest, most secretive place. The walls are gracefully dressed with work from all of the tattoo artists. You dont see any tacky cliche tattoos in their portfolios, but instead you see their personal and genuine designs.
All of the artists there are straight forward and realistic. Steph Hanlon is my favorite, of course, because I have sat for her for more than 14 hours and have a few more to go. She understands im not the richest girl in the world, but she also understands how important this tattoo is to me. Not only did she help me design the EXACT image in my mind for my tattoo, but she made it even better by doing exquisite, priceless work, and giving me a discount because she knew money was an issue for me.
Overall, this place is incredible. I highly recommend Steph Hanlon and any other artist in the store.
I would never go anywhere else. Madame Lazonga's Produces beautiful one of a kind custom work that is unique from very talented artists. In the past I have gone to Jackie & Ruby who are no longer there and I recently went to Steph Hanlon for the most beautiful angel on my arm & I would never think about going anywhere else for my tattoos.
Vyvyn is a dream!.
Vyvyn is a dream. I simply adore this women! Sweet, caring, soft spoken - she reminds me of a tattooed Disney Princess. I had the most wonderful experience with her, and everyone who worked by her side was just as wonderful.
I went in to get a cover up on my lower back. The original tattoo was done when I was 18 at a place on Capital Hill (I think you know whom I mean) The work was sloppy there, and the tattoo was VERY painful - the so called "tattoo artist" on Capital Hill went too deep into my skin causing scaring. I was scared to get anything done after that. I've wanted a cover up for years now, so 7 years later I choose Vyvyn.
Working downtown Seattle and also going to Olympus spa offend I've seen so many beautiful pieces. Every single time I've ask the women whom did her work I was told Vyvyn or Suzy, and I'm talking about me asking 30 + different ladies. I got very excited and contacted Vyvyn for the tattoo. :)
The cover up that Vyvyn did for me is roses, a red, highly detailed with leaves and thorns - they are just BREATH TAKING - the work in just beyond words, I can't thank her enough. The work she does is what a tattoo should be, done with skill, heart, soul, ... beautiful - TRUE ART. The tattoo should express you as a whole and make you feel beautiful, this tattoo does just that.
Like I said, I can't thank her enough but THANK YOU VYVYN YOU ARE AMAZING! I hope that you can create more art for me in the future. <3
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