Amazing and Talented.
I had to laugh when I read the two bad reviews, these are obviously talented people who know just what goes into being a tattoo artist...Read a large dose of sarcasm here please.
I have NEVER spelled marajuana or any other drug in that place and considering the enormous fines for such a thing it is ludicrous to even post that comment. Perhaps a customer, oh wait no they won't work on customers who are under the influence ITS CALLED STANDARDS!
Anyone who has worked in the shop and been rude, inconsiderate or unwilling to work with customers has either been fired or was an apprentice and never finished their apprenticeship, as you can tell when you walk in the door.
Coral is an amazing artist as well as extremely intelligent person and does some truly mind boggling work. Perhaps you should check them out for yourself and when you realize they are booked out in advance, only do custom work and have actual talent in their shop you won't want to go anywhere else.
AMAZING. I got an AMAZING tattoo there from christy Zeiler, she was totally awesome, she spent more time working on my tattoo then she charged me for, and was ABSOLUTELY amazing, the tattoo turned out even better then I could have ever imagined! she was very comfortable and friendly as well as a TOTALLY phenomenal artist, I will never get another tattoo from anyone else.
These guys are the BEST!.
Funny to read other peoples reviews. Yes there is a waiting period to get into Vinnie, however that says something about him. He is great and worth the wait. If he wasn't so good there wouldn't be such a long wait. If you can walk into another tattoo shop and get right in with an artist chances are they are new and haven't built a clientele yet or they aren't good.
As far as pricing goes, they charge the same rates as all lof the other shops in town, in fact they were one of the last shops to go up to the current rate here in town. With the exception of the Hole Look, they are the only shop in town that has lower prices.
Again, you are permanently marking your body. With that being said, you don't just want to base your decision on who can do it the fastest and the cheapest.
Rebirth Tattoo by Vinnie rocks! All the people that work there are friendly and great artists. The shop is very clean and inviting.
Don't give these guys your money!.
I asked around and some people swore by Vinnie and some people said to stay away.
I went down to the shop to look at portfolios. I was mildly impressed with Vinnie's work but he's not as crazy sick as everyone had said. I just expected mind blowing for the strict pricing. All the same, I would have waited the 3 months to get in with him (for lack of better options) and paid his stupid prices if he and the people in his shop weren't so rude. The younger guy was too busy talking on his cell phone, smoking cigarettes, and playing on the interenet to answer my questions and look some stuff up for me.
He and another girl who i think was suppose to be the counter helper were so rude reeked like weed and were obviously stoned and glassy eyed. Vinnie was almost yelling in his cell phone WHILE HE WAS TATTOOING SOMEONE and when he looked up at me, he had this air of like, "Yeah? Can you see i'm busy?" Instead, he asked if he could help me with something but his tone and energy was all wrong. The shop just had a really bad vibe. Like they think they're better than everyone else just because they're better than the trashy artist around here.
The other artists were pretty talentless. I have a pretty refinded eye, having grown up an older brother who tattoos at an award winning shop and it was amatuer work at best.
Save yourself the headache and go to the HOLE LOOK or save your money and go down south where you have more choices. The good news is that there are better artists slowly making thier way up here and Rebirth by Vinnie will find they're attitudes and mediocar work outdated.
i know good work when i see it....
anchorage has ALOT of bad tattoo artists. i'm sorry but its true. its not like austin where everyone is an award winner. good work is harder to come by up here.
vinnie does good black and grey. really good. he posts his stuff on inked nation and other artists rate it. he always gets props for his work. if you're a serious collector of serious tattoos, then price isn't an issue.
some people are cheap and want good deals and for them thats all that matters. they'll spent four hundred dollars on a phone but when it comes to tattoos its, "so and so got this tattoo done by so and so and he only charged...."
i find that people like that end up going to the wrong person eventually based just on price. they end up with a tattoo they hate or that is poorly done. and it serves them right.
and with regards to vinnie...his time looks valuable. i wouldn't bother him with some stupid tribal or script. i'd go to him for what he does best and gladly pay his asking price. its how business is really done in the tattooing work when you aren't just some co-signer.
and as far as attitude goes...well, thats a matter of opinion. if you come in expecting deals and acting like a brat, you might just get treaded as such. i don't tend to have bad run-ins with tattoo artists because i respect thier opinions and don't act like they owe me something.
anyway, there's talent here, some of the best i've seen in anchorage anyway. not just vinnie...there's other talent there. good people with good hearts and you won't walk away with an overworked, poorly designed, misplaced tattoo.
Stay Away. Stay away from this shop unless you are wanting to get ripped off. This guy is one of the most arrogant people I have met. He charges more than any other tattoo shop in town and his art is not even the best around. I recommend the "hole look" if you are wanting a great tattoo without being taken advantage of.