Big Brain Productions
From the second I walked into Big Brain, I knew it would be the place where I could get my first tattoo. Not that I’m in the market for a tattoo. And not that there weren’t many people inside, both customers and artists alike, who didn’t already have many, many tattoos. It just seemed like the kind of place where I could get a tattoo, if I were, you know, interested. And, despite what it may seem, that’s no small compliment.
Far from the image of tattoo parlours as dirty, seedy lounges populated by tough, unsavory characters, Big Brain was bright, clean, and friendly. A bank of flat-screen panels display tattoo art on one wall. To the right, customers’ eyes will pan across to the computerized front desk and the airy, open studios behind it. From the gregarious owner, Smitty, on down, the staff at Big Brain seems committed to making everyone feel cheery and comfortable.
Plenty of people leave Big Brain tattooed head to foot, a testament to the quality work they do. However, whether you’re in the market for a simple piercing or something more complex, my bet is that the boys (and girl) there will do their best to make you leave happy. Not that I’d know.