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Exquisite Ink / tattooing

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I am reporting Xquisite Ink of Brantford for poor business practices, lack of ethics and bullying of disgruntled customers. My daughter received a tattoo on her leg and it was of poor quality and immediately became infected. Come to find out they don't even insure their apprentices. I posted a factual review on facebook and was bullied by Stephanie, Joshua McKenzie, Charlene McKenzie, Stephen Williams and Matt Dean. They called me a hoe and so on. Beware of this business! They are a bunch of children.

Sep 21, 2018

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  • Js
      9th of Oct, 2018
    -3 Votes

    Beware of this shop! The owner (Stephen Williams) tried to scam my friend out of $3000. She was an apprentice and he said he would buy all her gear. She wasn't allowed to know where from/how much it cost. She also found out his other apprentice is not covered by his insurance. So where is the $3000 going? It's not like he actually teaches anyone anything. He can't even draw.

    His current apprentice runs around doing everything and paying for everything while he sits on his butt whining and smoking all day. Pretty sweet deal. He must feel like a big man scamming and threatening vulnerable young women. But he's really just a huge hypocrite and a cry baby.

    His work is awful. He doesn't know how to shade or color correctly. His linework is shaky. He threatens anyone who posts the truth about him and cries defamation. It's not defamation if it's true.. and our opinions are subjective anyway.

    He makes fun of literally every other tattoo parlour in town. He has said awful things about Bouncing Buddha and Distinktiv Ink - two studios that are much more talented than he will ever be. He says these things to clients. How's that for defamation?

    Also, he makes fun of ALL his clients. One lady was having a maple leaf tattooed on her butt cheek and growled a little having it done. When she left, he said she's literally crazy and made fun of her. He also made fun of an 18 year old girl who had a typical chinese tattoo done on the back of her neck. He's just a seriously awful person. He's referred to some of his clients as crackheads. Well, you are who you tattoo.. so what does that say about you?

    My friend has been receiving harassing messages from him, Matt Dean, Joshua McKenzie and Carla Smeck almost non-stop for weeks. She had to file a police report and inform Bell that their employee Matt Dean likes to threaten people because they literally would not stop. Matt Dean is a hillbilly loser who gets off harassing young women. He made sexually harassing remarks towards her several times in the studio as well.

    I've told all my friends about this experience and they told their friends. It won't be long before the city of Brantford realizes what a joke this guy is. Just like Hamilton and Orillia previously. Have you heard? His shop in Hamilton was shut down because he didn't pay his bills. He ripped off all his artists which is why he has no one working with him now. Also he is currently ripping off his "friend" Lashed by Ancaster by overcharging her on the rent.

    Beware of this scumbag! He's a crook. I'm sure he will try to have this review removed. If that happens, I'll share this everywhere else on the web possible.

  • Le
      9th of Oct, 2018
    -3 Votes

    FYI he's not booked up for months in advance. He only does one tattoo a day because he's lazy. So technically, he's not very busy or popular haha..

  • Br
      10th of Oct, 2018
    -4 Votes

    I don't know of any reputable tattoo shops that sell MLM products.. haha

  • St
      23rd of Oct, 2018
    -1 Votes

    The woman who posted this Crystal Spaller is a crackwhore who is jealous I didn't want her tattooing at my shop.

  • Je
      23rd of Oct, 2018
    +2 Votes

    I believe I had the wrong business when posting this. The business in question is Excuisite Ink, not Xquisite Ink of Brantford, Ontario. I apologize for the confusion and retract my statements.

  • Je
      24th of Oct, 2018
    +2 Votes

    I am the party responsible for posting this review and the comments on this page. This review is completely unfounded and untrue. I have never been to this business nor have I received a tattoo from any of the tattoo artists employed by this business. I am certain that this business is upstanding, clean and reputable. All comments posted on this page were left by myself and are also untrue. I'd like to correct my mistake. I apologize to all affected by my review.

  • Kr
      7th of Nov, 2018
    -4 Votes

    While I appreciate the attempt to stand up for me, I would prefer if you kept your comments to yourself. I would like to apologize to Steve for all of this, and if it were possible to have these comments removed, I know I would. Unfortunately, I cannot. It would appear that Complaints Board does not allow anyone to delete comments or posts, and refuse to remove any of these despite having contacted them. I do hope however this will stop the attacks against one another on this website and appreciate having the posts removed where I can, such as google.

  • Ja
      17th of Nov, 2018
    -5 Votes

    He's a scamming piece of crap

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