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Lori Barlow
· March 18, 2018
I had a Daith piercing yesterday and it hardly hurt at all. It was less than a bee sting! Spencer is hilarious and so nice. He knows what he is doing and makes sure everything is very clean and totall...y put my mind at ease by explaining everything before he did it. I highly recommend him! I will definitely go back! See More
Julie White
· March 24, 2018
Chris Merker has done almost all of my tattoos. I've been following him for years. Anywhere he goes that's where I'll go, because he does the best work, he's professional/super nice, and always gives ...ya your idea with his lil twist to it. As a fellow professional piercer I know that Foley is an awesome, and safe piercer. I would reccommend him to anyone. See More
Scott Cranford
· March 24, 2018
Chris Merker is the best! He’s done over a dozen tattoos for me, including one sleeve and we’re working on another. He’s got great creative vision and gobs of artistic talent. The Heavy Metal shop has... a great vibe, the artists are all cool and friendly. If you want a shifty tat, go to another shop; if you want to be happy with your ink for the rest of your life, go see Chris See More
Amanda Turner
· March 3, 2018
Went to Heavy Metal last Saturday and got three piercings by Jason Foley. He did a great job making sure I was comfortable. The shop is really clean and every one was super friendly. Definitely rec...ommend going to Heavy Metal if you want a great piercing experience. See More
Amy Hunter Bostian
· March 24, 2018
Had my first, second and third tattoos by Chris Merker. He is an amazing, talented tattoo artist... must check him out! The staff at the shop are fun and personable also, highly recommend!
Lewis Hunt
· March 23, 2018
Brian Ballew is such a great artist and a great guy
He donated his time and his talents to assist a Veteran struggling through a very tough time in her life.
From all of us at Operation Tattooing Freedom, we gladly support Brian and his team and can't wait to see what art they are able to come up with next
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Taylor Ballew
· March 24, 2018
The guys at Heavy Metal are beyond talented at what they do. If you are unsure of exactly what you want done, they will help your vision become a reality. Their work is amazing, at fair prices. What s...ets them apart from other shops is their professionalism. They are excellent and I highly recommend them! See More
Ashley Lane
· February 10, 2018
This place it great! Spencer did my ear piercing. He was so friendly and professional! Not to mention super clean and sterilized everything in an autoclave before using it on me! I would recommend guys to anyone! See More
Kyle Uptain
· April 12, 2018
This place is awesome, The Owner and Chris Merker were there and it was very welcoming. The Owner is very easy to talk to and kind. I came to get a Tat done by Chris. He did an amazing job and this is... the only shop ill be going to for any future tats. Thanks dudes See More
JennyandMark Butler
· April 14, 2018
The best tattoo shop I’ve ever been to. Spencer did fantastic work and was very professional. Very clean and friendly from the entire staff!! Would recommend this shop to everyone!!! Thank you for the... GREAT work and will be seeing you in the future for all my work!! See More
Jake Christian
· March 23, 2018
Heavy Metal has the most talented artists around the hickory area. They make you feel relaxed and welcomed. The prices are very affordable. And the set up they have in there is just phenomenal. Couldn...'t ask for a better tattoo shop. I am very satisfied with them. See More
Lynn Mitchell
· March 2, 2018
I got my Monroe pierced by Foley and he was awesome he was quick && made me feel very relaxed!! They also have great prices and ALOT of jewelry to choose from. If you are looking to get a piercing or heavy metal tattoo is the place to go 1000% See More
Courtney Latham
· March 23, 2018
Friendly people, warm atmosphere, and finally a professional place in the Morganton/Hickory/Lenoir to get work done. Fantastic jewelry selection, and always a pleasure speaking with their employees.
Kristina Lynn
· April 8, 2018
Had my daith pierced earlier today and it barely hurt....Spencer was great and explained things as he was doing it. Will definitely be back to get my more piercings later on!!
Carrie Saulman
· March 18, 2018
These guys are awesome and make ya feel right at home! I was very nervous but they eased me into the tattoo process. Very clean and knowledgeable ! If I have any more I will be going back here. Spence...r is amazing! See More
Krista Christian
· October 1, 2017
This was my first time to this shop and I was very impressed. The shop was very clean. The artist was light handed and he did a excellent job on my piece. Will definitely be coming back. Thank is again Brian.
Sabrina N Doug Walker
· April 11, 2018
Had my daith and belly button piercings done two weeks ago by Jason Foley. He was very professional and made me very comfortable.
Jason Foley
· March 23, 2018
Morganton has a safe place to be pierced or tattooed, now. Heavy Metal is that place!!
Dylan Nail
· March 23, 2018
Chris Merker did an amazing job!! Great artist and great dude!! Highly recommend!!
Cassidy Clayborn Elmore
· August 31, 2017
The shop is very clean, the guys are professional and they do amazing work. It is definitely worth the drive from Hickory. I highly recommend them.