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Terri Potter-Little
· May 2, 2018
Matt S did my first tattoo & I am so in love w/it! He did an amazing job and made me very comfortable!!! Can't wait to get my 2nd tattoo w/him!!
Cindy Johnson
· March 16, 2018
Matt Scheftic at Ascend is so awesome! I was getting my first tattoo and he was extremely patient with me and very thorough. His artistic ability is unmatched!! Thanks so much Matt. I love it!!!
Dean O'Gorman
· May 6, 2018
Where you want to go! Love the ink I received from Josh meant the world to me on how it was done.. he achieved that and more!
Amy Riter
· May 2, 2018
Got my first tattoo. Matt did an excellent job. Thank You so much!!!
Tina Allen Reynolds
· May 2, 2018
Matt did my first tattoo over a year and I love it. Thank you so much Matt.
Apryle Reffett
· September 6, 2017
Amazing work &&' great people. This is the only place I'd let touch me other than bare knuckle in watertown
Rachel Morgan
· January 16, 2015
I was wondering through NY (from PA) originally going to get wine ice cream when I decided to get a tattoo instead. I quickly looked up shops (though I don't feel right calling Ascend a shop-it's more... of an establishment) & read reviews. Under Your Skin was automatically ruled out. I went to Sacred, who were busy til close & they recommended Ascend.
Honestly, I'm so glad I did.
I walked into a nice, professional, clean shop & was immediately greeted with a friendly smile & though I didn't know what I was going to get, understanding & patience.

My best friend & I sat down to look through the portfolios & we were both highly impressed with the clean, precise line work, smooth transitions into color, & the overall details of every single picture of every artist.
I've never walked into a place where I could put my trust into not only one but 6 immensely capable artists.

Chris did the tragedy/comedy masks on the back of my thighs just last night & they look incredible.

I'm more than willing to drive the 2-3 hours into NY just to get work done by either of them, no matter how small.
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Katie McLaughlin
· May 11, 2017
2nd time there today and brought my roommate and her friend for their first tattoos. (And my 2nd) as always the guys are always sweet, and its as always clean and a great atmosphere whith great friend...s. Thanks again guys! We all are coming back soon! See More
Todd Davenport
· August 4, 2017
Ascend is where true artists practice their craft. The art is stellar and the gallery is clean and spacious, couple that with great personalities and you have a remarkable experience just waiting to happen.
Ashley K. Lohan
· February 10, 2016
Negative response when requesting a touch up-it's been over two years that I've been attempting to receive a touch up on a previous paid for tattoo. Then why trying to get a new tattoo I had to wait ...over three months- then my appointment was switched twice. Then I received a text stating he will not tattoo me. Unprofessional business ethics See More
Lisa Bunal Zimecki
· September 14, 2014
I had a large dark tribal on my arm to cover. James Sidelinger not only made the old tattoo completely disappear, he turned it into something beautiful. There is so much talent in that one building!

...Secondary, the place was gorgeous! Neat and clean and a coy pond in the middle! Hands down the best tattoo studio I have ever stepped foot in. See More
Candy L. Price
· February 17, 2014
Had the pleasure to travel from Ohio to visit Ascend Gallery this past weekend. This shop is a gem of upper state New York! We were so impressed with the wonderful staff, amazing artists, and the, creative atmosphere. Special thanks to Adam for capturing exactly what I wanted, that beautiful little tattoo has a soul. And Sean, you are a true artist, fantastic piece! Such good people, we had a great time! See More
Samantha Elizabeth
· October 3, 2016
This place is so nice. Level of professionalism and cleanliness is unmatched. The first group of people who saw my tattoo thought it was fake because it was so bright and well done. Can't say enough.
Kristina Welsh
· June 14, 2017
Husband has gone, I've gone, friends have gone! Nothing but praise to this shop!!
Ryan Allyn
· July 20, 2013
By far the best tattoo studio in our area. This place is clean, professional and the artists are just that... Artists. I can't say enough positive things about this place. Adam Golden is awesome. He ...did my last tattoo. I would have complete confidence in all the other artists at Ascend as well. See More
Alana Sawchuk
· May 31, 2014
I got a tattoo from Sean Price last night and he was the absolute worst. God, what a prick. But I love my tattoo. For a huge asshole he can certainly tattoo flowers like a master. (I'm totally kidding...; it was an amazing experience and Sean was a dream artist. What a great 6 hours I had yesterday! I've also gotten pierced by Sarah and she's absolutely stellar, highly recommend!) See More
Rachel Perine
· December 27, 2013
I love this place!!! My boyfriend and I both got our tattoos here, we love our tattoos!! They were so well done. I will never go anywhere else to get another tattoo. Ascend Gallery is the place to go ...if you want to get amazing tattoos and piercings!!! See More
Kevin Aries Vesuvius
· September 6, 2017
Of course it's going to be an excellent parlor if it's run by an talented artist like Kristina Pafford then it's a sure 5 stars
Luke Ryan
· June 14, 2017
Excellent shop. Friendly group of people. Very clean environment. Chris did and excellent job with me and I'll definitely be returning for more work.
James Robinson
· October 2, 2016
Chris made my first tattoo experience awesome. I love the tattoo that I got. I would definitely go back to ascend to see Chris again or another one of their artists.
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