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Best tattoo shop: Classic Tattoo

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Classic Tattoo, located on the square, was voted best tattoo shop in San Marcos. Classic has been running since 2003 and offers a variety of tattoo styles.
Photo by: Jamie Dorsey | Staff Photographer

Due to its outstanding ink artwork, Classic Tattoo was named the best tattoo shop in San Marcos by Texas State students.

Classic Tattoo artist, Mark Diehl, said he feels honored that students’ voted for the business.

“It’s amazing they voted for us,” Diehl said.

Since 2003, Classic Tattoo has provided artistic specialty in tattoo design and body-piercings.

Victoria Flores, San Marco resident, said along with the artistic talent at Classic, the shop provides an inviting atmosphere.

“For a lot of people, tattoo parlors may seem like an intimidating place to walk into, especially if you’re new to tattoos, but they make it very comfortable,” Flores said. “As soon as you walk in the door, you’re greeted by a friendly staff willing to help in any way.”

Flores admires the great job the artist did on her floral tattoo on her forearm. From the design ideas to the actual art work, Flores commends each artist for the talents that they possess.

“I mean you can tell them what you are thinking, and they can whip up a drawing,” Flores said. “They each have styles that they specialize in and will help you find the artist that best suits your needs.”

Diehl identifies the community at Classic as his family.

“I couldn’t imagine working anywhere else. Everyone here is amazing,” Diehl said. “I couldn’t ask for a better experience.”