Kudos

BUCKY SAYS:
SAT, 27 DEC 2014 5:32 PM
IT’S TWO YEARS SINCE I WAS LAST TATTOOED BY MIKE, AND ALMOST 40 SINCE HE GAVE ME MY 1ST TATTOO. I AM DEEPLY SADDENED TO HEAR HE PASSED AWAY. HE WAS SOMEONE I ADMIRED AND LOVED. MY CONDOLENCES TO MEHAI AND FAMILY.
YOU WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED.

NELSON SAYS:
FRI, 17 OCT 2014 9:23 AM
GOT MY FIRST TATTOO HERE BACK IN 2009 AND TO THIS DAY WHEN EVER ANYONE SEES IT THEY ASK IF I JUST GOT IT. THESE GUYS DO GREAT WORK AND DESERVE ALL THE KUDOS IN THE WORLD.

CARLOS SAYS:
TUE, 11 FEB 2014 2:35 PM
SADDENED TO HEAR ON THE PASSING OF MIKE. GOT TATTOOED BY HIM OVER 30 YEARS AGO AT THE LOFT. I REMEMBER HE WOULD THROW YOU DOWN THE KEY, AND YOU WALK UP AND IN THE LOFT, HE HAD A WHITE PARROT IN THE LOFT. I GOT A PARROT TATTOOED ON MY SHOULDER, THAT TO THIS DAY IT STILL ONE OF MY BEST TATS ON MY BODY.AWESOME ARTIST AND MAD COOL DUDE…RIP

MARISOL SAYS:
SAT, 01 FEB 2014 10:10 AM
I’M LOYAL TO MIKE AND MEHAI FOR LIFE!! TWO OF THE FINEST AND SKILLED TATTOO ARTISTS I KNOW. 20 YEARS OF ART THAT MANIFESTED ON MY BODY CAME FROM THE BEST SHOP IN THE CITY, “FINELINE”! LOVE YOU GUYS!
SEE YA LATER!!

TANIA SAYS:
SUN, 20 OCT 2013 10:18 AM
I WENT TO FINELINE FOR À NEW TATTOO IN AUGUST 2013, ANDI JUST HAVE ONE WORD: PERFECT!!!!
MEHAI WAS MORE THAN PROFESSIONAL, HIS FATHER IS SO CUTE AND MY TATTOO IS THE PRETTIEST IN THE WORLD!!!!
THANKS, THANKS AND THANKS!!!
WITH LOVE,
TANIA

ALINA SAYS:
SAT, 13 APR 2013 4:53 AM
THANK YOU MEHAI FOR THE SICK PIECE RUNNING DOWN MY LEG. IT’S EXACTLY WHAT I WANTED: EXPLOSIVES RAINING DOWN. SOLID WORK.

MIKE RICHARDSON SAYS:
WED, 12 DEC 2012 9:42 AM
I’VE BEEN GETTING MY ART DONE BY MIKE AND MEHAI SINCE THE EARLY 80’S , I HAVE 12 TAT’S AND I LOVE EM LIKE THEY’S MY CHILDREN ,AND MIKE , THANKS FOR TALKING ME OUT OF GETTING THAT GIRLS NAME DONE, THAT WAS A CLOSE ONE. I DO THINK IT’S TIME FOR ANOTHER, SEE YOU GUYS REAL SOON!!!

ALAN BUSTER KNIGHT SAYS:
TUE, 30 OCT 2012 4:46 PM
ALL THE BEST ALL THE TIME FROM BONNIE SCOTLAND , HOPE YOUR ALL WELL

CARL ALIOTO SAYS:
THU, 07 JUN 2012 4:44 PM
MEHAI DID A FREE HAND FISH ON ME A COUPLE OF MONTHS A GO GOING BACK TOMORROW TO FINISH UP MY SLEEVE I’M LEAVING IT UP THE HIM TO DO WHAT EVER HE WANTS THAT’S THE KIND OF TRUST I HAVE IN HIM & THIS SHOP !! AMAZING WORK THIS IS THE ONLY SHOP FOR ME !! DON’T WAIST UR TIME ANY WHERE ELSE THIS IS THE PLACE

VIVIAN FROM QUEENS, NY SAYS:
FRI, 13 APR 2012 2:05 PM
THANK YOU MEHAI!!! I’M SO LOVING MY NEW TATTOO. MY DAUGHTER AND I BOTH CAME IN YESTERDAY FOR THE MOTHER/DAUGHTER BOND JAPANESE SYMBOLS. I JUST CAN’T STOP LOOKING AT YOUR WORK. IT’S SO BEAUTIFUL, EXACTLY WHAT I WANTED. THANK YOU ALSO FOR MAKING ME FEEL COMFORTABLE AND ASKING ME IF I WAS OKAY EVERY SO OFTEN. MY DAUGHTER WILL BE BACK NEXT WEEK TO SEE YOU FOR HER COVER UP ON HER FOOT . I’M SURE IT WILL BE AWESOME.

JENNIFER FROM RHODE ISLAND SAYS:
SUN, 01 APR 2012 1:28 PM
THANK YOU MIKE! WOKE UP WITH HUGE SMILE LOOKING AT MY NEW TATTOO. LOVE IT EVEN MORE THAN I DID YESTERDAY. SO GLAD THE WORLD HAS ARTISTS LIKE YOU IN IT. BE WELL.

FRENCHY FRED SAYS:
SAT, 21 JAN 2012 11:38 AM
MERCI MEHAI MY SLEEVE IS SICK!!! C’EST LEMEILLEUR TATOUEUR QUE J’AI RENCONTRE JUSQU’A PRESENT. GOOD JOB. SHOUT OUT TO MIKE TOO. BONJOUR LES GARS

LENOX RAMIREZ SAYS:
FRI, 16 DEC 2011 6:59 PM
COOL STUFF GUYS!
NICE SEEING YOU.
I LIKE THE DRAGON TATTOOS !!!!
LENOX

RANDY G SAYS:
TUE, 11 OCT 2011 4:16 PM
MEHAI HAS SICK SKILLS, CAN’T WAIT FOR MY NEXT PIECE…

SHAWN DEGAN SAYS:
THU, 28 JUL 2011 4:24 AM
YOUR WORK ROCKS!!!!

ASAF SAYS:
SUN, 10 JUL 2011 8:05 PM
JUST GOT OUR INK DONE ON SATURDAY (YELLOW SUBMARINE AND REESE’S PEANUT BUTTER CUPS).
MICHAEL AND MEHAI WERE REALLY AWESOME. THEY GAVE US EXPERT OPINIONS ABOUT OUR DESIGNS AND TWEAKED THEM TO MAKE THEM BETTER. MEHAI EVEN SUGGESTED CRAB CITY TO GO EAT AFTERWARDS BUT WE ENDED UP GOING TO INOTECA (3RD AND 24TH, WHICH I WOULD SUGGEST TO GO TO MEHAI, IT WAS INCREDIBLE FOOD).

DENNIS SAYS:
WED, 22 JUN 2011 5:46 PM
MY WORK WAS DONE IN 1990 BEFORE I MOVED BACK TO MIAMI AFTER TWENTY ONE YEARS OF BALLS TO THE WALL LIVING IT ALL STILL LOOKS FANTASTIC THANKS MIKE

MAIKA SANTIAGO SAYS:
WED, 16 MAR 2011 6:32 PM
ANGELO UR MY NEW TAT ARTIST.LOVE MY LASTEST TAT. TY. THINKING OF MY NEXT ONE ALREADY…

STEVE SAYS:
MON, 17 JAN 2011 5:29 PM
HI MIKE,I’M THE GUY THAT CAME IN TO SHOW YOU THE WORK YOU DID ON ME BACK IN THE 70’S.I WANTED TO TELL YOU THAT BACK THEN WHEN I WAS THE USUAL MIXED UP KID OF THAT CRAZY ERA I SAID SOMETHING THAT GOT THIS RESPONSE FROM YOU “JESUS GUY YOU’VE GOT A REALLY GOOD HEAD ON YOUR SHOULDERS”.BELIEVE IT OR NOT THAT STATEMENT HAD A REAL EFFECT ON ME BECAUSE AT THAT TIME I WAS DOING MY BEST TO BE THE BIGGEST ASSHOLE IN THE WORLD.ANYWAY A SALUT MIKE YOU ARE A GOOD MAN.

YOUNGBLOOD SAYS:
WED, 05 JAN 2011 5:23 PM
MEHAI IS THE BEST TATTOO ARTIST I HAVE EVER BEEN TOO AND I’VE BEEN GETTING INKED UP SINCE 1990. I WILL BE BACK AGAIN IN ABOUT 3 WEEKS FOR ANOTHER ONE. I WON’T GO ANYWHERE ELSE.

PHIL SAYS:
WED, 29 DEC 2010 10:44 AM
MY TWO SONS AND I WENT DECEMBER 23RD FOR OUR 1ST TATTOO. WE GOT A CROSS WITH THE ITALIAN FLAG DRAPED OVER IT. VERY FRIENDLY ATMOSPHERE. WE ARE VERY HAPPY WITH THE OUTCOME. MIKE AND HIS SON DID A GREAT JOB.

TANYA J SAYS:
MON, 22 NOV 2010 4:04 PM
THIS PAST FRIDAY NIGHT AFTER WORK I WALKED INTO FINELINE TATTOO KNOWING EXACTLY WHAT I WANTED IN MY MIND. I MET JOE AND BRIEFLY DESCRIBED WHAT I WANTED, HE LOOKED AT ME AND WITHIN 10 MINUTES HE HAD FREE HANDED MY THOUGHTS! I AM EXTREMELY HAPPY WITH MY “FIRST” TATTOO THANKS TO JOE. I HAVE REFERRED A FRIEND TO FINELINE AND JUST MIGHT BE BACK SOON FOR #2!! THANKS FOR MAKING THE EXPERIENCE AWESOME!! NEAT, CLEAN SHOP, WITH PROFESSIONAL AND KNOWLEDGEABLE STAFF.

LUKE SAYS:
TUE, 02 NOV 2010 7:08 PM
FINELINE TATTOO IS PURE TATTOOING AT ITS BEST. I HAVE SEEN TATTOO SHOPS ACROSS THE GLOBE AND IF YOU WANT QUALITY, THIS IS THE PLACE

KAREN S SAYS:
THU, 21 OCT 2010 12:07 PM
JOE DID A TWO-FISH TATTOO FOR ME A FEW WEEKS AGO WHILE I WAS VISITING NYC. A CONCIERGE AT MY HOTEL RECOMMENDED FINELINE. THE PLACE WAS LOW KEY, CLEAN AND VERY FRIENDLY. JOE DID A FANTASTIC JOB. ITS MY FIRST, BUT DEF NOT MY LAST TATTOO, THANKS TO HIS GREAT ILLUSTRATION SKILLS. THANK YOU AGAIN!

ALISA P. SAYS:
THU, 02 SEP 2010 10:42 PM
FINELINE TATTOO WILL NOW BE THE ONLY PLACE I GO TO FOR MY TATTOOS. I REALLY WANTED A KOI FISH TATTOO FOR THE LONGEST TIME. I HAD ONE OF THEIR ARTISTS, JOE, DRAW ONE UP FOR ME. IT WAS AMAZING. I ARRIVED AT MY APPOINTMENT AND WAS READY TO GO. EVERYONE IN THE SHOP WAS SUPER FRIENDLY AND I FELT COMFORTABLE THERE, UNLIKE SOME OTHER PLACES I HAVE GONE. THE SHOP ITS SELF IS SMALL BUT I LIKE THE PERSONAL APPEAL IT HAS. I WOULDN’T SAY I HAVE A HIGH TOLERACE FOR PAIN BUT I DID WANT TO DO MY ENTIRE TATTOO IN ONE SITTING. JOE WAS REALLY HELPFUL AND UNDERSTANDING. HE LET ME TAKE BREAKS AND SWITCH POSITIONS WHENEVER I NEEDED TO. THE TATTOO TOOK ABOUT 4 HOURS TO COMPLETE. I LOVE IT WAY MORE THAN THE ONE I HAD IT COVER UP. YOU CAN’T EVEN TELL I HAD A TATTOO THERE BEFORE. I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS SHOP AND TATTOO ARTIST TO A FRIEND, I’M BRINGING MY SISTER THERE (HOPEFULLY, IF SHE DOESN’T CHICKEN OUT) TO GET HER FIRST TATTOO. IF YOU WANT AN AMAZING TATTOO BY SOME AMAZING ARTISTS, GO TO FINELINE!!!!!

LAUREN B. SAYS:
TUE, 31 AUG 2010 3:45 PM
A GREAT TATTOO SHOP WITH A FRIENDLY TATTOO ARTIST THAT TRULY CARES ABOUT HIS CRAFT. VERY CLEAN AND NO NONSENSE ARTISTS THAT DON’T MIND QUESTIONS FROM NEWBIES. I GOT ALL MY MAJOR WORK FROM JOE MANUTTI, AND HE HELPED DEVELOP MY PIECE, WHICH IS TAKING UP MY WHOLE BACK. I HAVE A LOT OF COVER UP WORK ON MY BACK AND ITS COMING A LONG AMAZINGLY. HE TOOK HIS TIME AND YOU CAN SEE THE PASSION IN THE TATTOO, IT TURNING OUT BEAUTIFUL. HE TALKED TO ME, AND I WAS BLOWN AWAY BY THE ATTENTION TO DETAIL IN THE SHADING AND IN THE LINES. THERE’S A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN JUST A REGULAR TATTOO ARTIST AND SOMEONE WHO IS DEDICATED TO THEIR CRAFT.

ROBERT GAMBINO SAYS:
WED, 14 JUL 2010 11:14 PM
MIKE BAKATY DID MY TATTOOS IN 1988,AND HE IS THE MOST CREATIVE MAN I KNOW.HIS TALENT IS THE BEST,GOOD CONVERSATIONALIST AND I AM GOING TO FLY INTO NYC AND HAVE MICHAEL DO WHAT EVER HE THINKS.I WAKE UP SMILING EVERYDAY WHEN I LOOK IN THE MIRROR AND SEE HIS WORK AND ITS EVEN BETTER DAY.MIKE,I LOVE YOU MAN

KELLY JAIME SAYS:
SAT, 08 MAY 2010 9:13 PM
THANK YOU ANGELO FOR MY MOON TATTOO WITH MY SON’S FACE. NICE, CLEAN AND PROFESSIONAL. YOU ROCK !!!

MICHAEL ZANNO SAYS:
THU, 06 MAY 2010 3:28 PM
HELLO OLD FRIEND! THIS IS MICHAEL FROM THE MULBERRY STREET GARAGE, YOU DID MY AQUARIUS SIGN AND I NEVER GAVE YOU MONEY FOR IT……..IM SORRY MAN BUT A LOT OF THINGS HAVE HAPPENED SINCE THEN AND IM IN ENGLAND NOW RUNNING A TATTOO SHOP CALLED “INK2LAST”, I PROMISE WHEN I COME TO NEW YORK CITY SOON I’LL STOP BY, I SHOULD HAVE GONE JAPANESE FROM BEGINING BUT IM ALL SLEEVED UP NOW, YOU KNEW THIS WAY AHEAD THAN EVERYONE MIKE, THENX FOR THE ART WORK, I OWE YOU!

MAIKA & AL SAYS:
SUN, 25 APR 2010 8:00 PM
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR DOING OUR TATTOOS..MUCH THANKS TO MIKE AND ANGELO…YOU HAVE MADE FRIENDS WITH US..THIS WONT BE THE FIRST OR THE LAST TIME YOU SEE US…SEE U IN A COUPLE OF MONTHS FOR OUR NEXT TATTOO…

JOJO SAYS:
SAT, 24 APR 2010 8:56 PM
I WAS 18 WHEN MIKE DID MY TATTOO IN 1984. I FOUND HIS AD IN THE BACK OF THE VILLAGE VOICE AND WAS THE FIRST PERSON AMONGST MY FRIENDS, TO GET A TATTOO, WHEN IT WAS ILLEGAL IN NYC. I REMEMBER NERVOUSLY GOING TO HIS ADDRESS IN THE BOWERY. I WALKED IN AND IT WAS SUPER CLEAN, LIKE A MEDICAL OFFICE. FAST FORWARD TO THIS AFTERNOON, 2010. IT WAS SUCH A SURPRISE TO WALK BY HIS SHOP IN THE EAST VILLAGE AND TO THINK THAT GETTING TATTOED USED TO BE ILLEGAL. THANKS MIKE!

ROBIN AGAIN SAYS:
TUE, 20 APR 2010 7:12 PM
I REMEMBER CUZ HE HAD A AFRICAN GREY PARROT THAT SCREAMED EVERY TIME THE MACHINE CAME ON AND IT SCARED THE HECK OUTTA ME. SAME MIKE RIGHT?

ROBIN BOND SAYS:
TUE, 20 APR 2010 7:10 PM
A GUY NAMED MIKE DID MY TATT IN 1983. I AM BLACK, BUT I CAN STILL SEE THE TATT. THAT’S SAYIN A LOT.

DAVE HOLM SAYS:
SUN, 18 APR 2010 9:08 AM
TO AN OLD FRIEND FROM BACK IN THE DAYS…THANKS MIKE FOR YOUR INK, FRIENDSHIP AND GUIDANCE.
LES FOREVER…
DAVE
WWW.BASELTATTOO.COM

ALEX MOSHONISIOTIS SAYS:
FRI, 16 APR 2010 1:41 PM
MEHAI, I AM SO GREATFULL FOR THE GIFT YOU GAVE ME, YOU DID MY ARM WITH QUAN YIN FACE, I AM SO IN LOVE WITH IT, AND IT HAS CHANGED MY LIFE. EVERYONE WHO SEES IT, EVEN IF THEY HATE TATTOOS FALL IN LOVE.
THANK YOU… I AM NO LONGER LIVING IN NYC, I AM ETERNALLY GRATFUL…

WYCKWD WYSE SAYS:
MON, 15 MAR 2010 5:52 PM
I GOT FIRST TWO TATS FROM FINELINE. ONE BY MIKE AND MY SECOND BY MEHAI BACK IN THE BOWERY LOFT DAYS. MY TATS STILL LOOK GREAT AND NOW THAT I KNOW THEIR STILL KICKING IT STRONG, I’LL BE STOPPING BY TO MAKE A APPOINTMENT.

TIM PICKNALLY SAYS:
FRI, 05 MAR 2010 9:43 PM
I HAVE TWO TATS BY MEHAI THAT ARE WONDERFUL. UNFORTUNATELY I DONT LIVE IN THE AREA ANY MORE. BUT I AM DIEING TO GET BACK IN AS SOON AS I AM IN THE AREA

SARAH DEAVITT SAYS:
THU, 25 FEB 2010 1:31 PM
THE SITE LOOKS AMAZING! MEHAI IS BY FAR THE BEST ARTIST I HAVE EVER HAD WORK ON ME. THANK YOU SO MUCH! I WILL BE BACK VERY VERY VERY SOON!

IAIN POTTS SAYS:
TUE, 23 FEB 2010 9:22 AM
GREAT WORK AS EVER GUYS, SEE YA LATER.

JOHN SAYS:
MON, 22 FEB 2010 1:49 PM
GOOD STUFF! BUT NEXT TIME PLEASE CHECK THE PROPER USES OF YOUR AND YOU’RE.

RICK ROCK SAYS:
THU, 28 JAN 2010 7:50 PM
HEY GUYS, CAN’T WAIT TO GET MY TAT AT YOUR SHOP WHEN I’M IN NYC NEXT. GREAT SITE, LOVE HOW EASY IT IS TO VIEW YOUR WORK!

JULIETTE SAYS:
MON, 25 JAN 2010 5:49 PM
LOVE IT! GLAD THE SITE IS UP… VERY NICE.

IRA BLOCK SAYS:
FRI, 22 JAN 2010 3:37 PM
WOW, I’M IMPRESSED! GREAT SITE AND GREAT WORK.

JUDY R. SAYS:
FRI, 22 JAN 2010 1:02 PM
MEHAI JUST TATTOED ME YESTERDAY AND HIS WORK WAS AMAZING ( AN ANGEL HOLDING A BANNER WITH MY SONS NAME). HIS ART AND TALENT HELPED CAPTURE, IN INK, THE PRIDE I FEEL AS A NEW MOTHER. THANK YOU SO MUCH!

TIM HUNTER SAYS:
SAT, 16 JAN 2010 11:04 PM
SITE LOOKS SOLID PEEPS!

HAVEN WHEELOCK SAYS:
FRI, 15 JAN 2010 8:44 PM
I MISS YOU GUYS SOOOOO MUCH!!! THANKS FOR BEING MY FAV. SHOP ON THE EAST COAST!

DAVID THUROFF SAYS:
FRI, 15 JAN 2010 7:35 PM
TRULY AMAZING ARTWORK…
YOU GUYS ARE INCREDIBLE.
SITE LOOKS GREAT!

BOBBY LUV SAYS:
FRI, 15 JAN 2010 5:26 PM
“ANY INTELLIGENT FOOL CAN MAKE THINGS BIGGER, MORE COMPLEX, AND MORE VIOLENT. IT TAKES A TOUCH OF GENIUS — AND A LOT OF COURAGE — TO MOVE IN THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION.” ALBERT EINSTIEN
I HAVE BEEN TO OTHER TATTOO SHOPS IN THE CITY AND ITS ALWAYS BEEN GRAY ROUTINE. I CAN HONESTLY SAY THAT THE TIMES I HAVE SPENT IN “FINELINE” WERE THE MOST MEMORABLE AND MEANINGFUL BECAUSE HONESTLY GETTING TATTOOED SUX…….
THANK YOU MIKE AND MEHAIH FOR EVERYTHING I WISH YOU GUYS MUCH SUCCESS…
YOUR PATRON,
BOBBY LOVENECK

MO SAYS:
FRI, 15 JAN 2010 5:12 PM
I CAN’T RECOMMEND MEHAI ENOUGH FOR THE QUALITY OF HIS WORK AND THE QUALITY OF HIS CHARACTER. WITH A LIFETIME OF EXPERIENCE BETWEEN HIM AND HIS FATHER, YOU KNOW YOU’RE IN GOOD HANDS…
GREAT JOB ON THE SITE, GUYS. WELCOME TO THE 21ST CENTURY!

HEATHER POTTS SAYS:
FRI, 15 JAN 2010 5:07 PM
MEHAI IS A GREAT TATTOO ARTIST AND A GREAT GUY. FINELINE IS NOT FOR FANCYPANTS BULLSHIT LOVERS; IT IS THE REAL NITTY GRITTY.