Blancolo Tattoo

39 Union Street
Glasgow G2 8DL
+44 (0) 141 221 4999


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2.5 out of 5.0

Based on 7 reviews

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October 17, 2015

I got my lip pierced here a few months back and I was happy with the service and quality. I then decided to go get another piercing which I was excited about getting. Yet again I was happy with the quality and service, I cleaned the piercing as I was told with sea salt and water but a limp formed on the top of my tongue and my friend said it was part of the healing process as that's what happened with hers so I left it a few days but after leaving it, the lump worsened and a yellow/green substance started leaking from it. I went to the doctors for antibiotics and was told to remove it if it didn't clear up within 2 days. It hasn't cleared up so as a result of this happening I have had to remove this piercing. I am nowhere near happy with this result and I will not be returning to blancolo for anymore piercings!

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September 30, 2015

I'm writing this because I wish someone had written this for me when I was searching reviews because I know how helpful they are. I had my nose pierced here around 2 months ago and at the time I was searching for something cheap and good quality. Apparently you can't get both those things. The reviews for this place were generally mixed and I wish I had looked further into where I could get it done. Don't get me wrong I watched a ton of videos about cleaning and pain, yet failed to get the crucial part right.

I went with a parent due to being under 16, and was pretty nervous. The waiting time was relatively quick and everyone was friendly so these things weren't the problem. Once entering, and of course there are different employees so this won't apply to all, the guy seemed pretty bored and was hardly reassuring. He skipped the whole part where he speaks to me about what's about to happen and because I was nervous I didn't think of asking. He never explained what gauge the piercing was, or what material it was or how much it will hurt. Once over I felt fine but a little dizzy, he spoke extremely quickly about the aftercare and skipped most important things like what to use and how long for. Yes, I was given a leaflet though it lacked information on what to do if a bump formed.

And this leads me onto my next point, a bump formed on my nose shortly after. Though I'm not putting the blame on the piercer or shop because it's mostly my fault but I do believe if I had known more information about the right care and what to do if it fell out, how to put it back in etc. I followed the care routine of a sea salt solution three times a day religiously but the bump didn't seem to budge and occasionally bled. At this point I gave up and decided to go back to the shop to ask further questions I was too stupid to ask last time. Again, the girl I asked seem slightly amused and bored at my questions (which were all perfectly reasonable). I was told to use bio oil as it was a "keloid", which I later found out is an advanced stage of scar tissue which my bump was not. Of course, despite her attitude, I followed instructions and to no avail. The bump worsened and the bleeding increased.

I have now taken the piercing out, after searching online I believe the remedies I've tried should have worked by now and either my body is rejecting the piercing or it's a sign of an allergy to the piercing. After my experience, i don't believe I would come back here. Yes, it is cheap and reasonable (my friend got her nose done around the same time and hers is perfectly fine) but I didn't enjoy my experience. I hope this helps people thinking of getting a piercing here!

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January 30, 2015

Agree very much with previous posts. Very rude receptionist, got the impression this is a regular way they treat customers . stay well away

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November 26, 2014

Deeply disappointed in the total inability of this so called tattoo parlour.
Got a small tattoo on back hand by there "best" tattooist. Within a week it was clearly incomplete. Having been back several time I eventually gave me an appointment for shop manager to assess their work, or "lack" of it only to be told the manager was 90 mins late!!! The attitude by staff is, to say the least, totally unprofessional, arrogant unhelpful. I left raging.
My advice is that you would be better off elsewhere.
Martin Mcgoldrick
Coatbridge.

Keywords: Idiots

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September 01, 2012

I was so angry leaving this place! I never write reviews but I am wanting everyone know how we were treated in this shop!

I took my niece who is 14 out to get the top of her ear pierced. So I took her to Blancolo, walked in on a saturday afternoon. There was a queue at the reception area and was rudely addressed by one of the girls behind the desk. I said she ( my niece) wants the top of her ear pierced. So the girl asks what age she is, I said 14. She went heh, and growled at us and then The older guy sitting behind the desk smugly laughed and said Eh No. So I asked would I not be able to sign the permission slip. He said in an extremely arrogant voice... You need to be her mother to sign the form, I said really I thought a guardian could sign it to which he replies 'no love I never joke about these things' I just thought ...your a penis!! Ok that might be the law but there was no need at all to be so rude!!

I am heavily pierced and would never recommend this place. Horrible rude arrogant smug staff!

How hard is it to be polite to customers! Clearly very hard tor these people! Avoid! Plenty of other piercing studio's in glagow and surrounding areas!

Keywords: 100% not worth it

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December 07, 2009

HAVING LOOKED FOR AGES FOR SOMEONE TO DO MY TATTOO I HAVE ALWAYS DREAMED OF I FOUND THE PLACE TO GO AT LAST WHERE THE STAFF DONT GROWL AT YOU OR TREAT YOU LIKE A D*%K JUST BECAUSE YOU DONT HAVE TATTOOS ALREADY . BLANCOLO TATTOO AND KASKA WHO WORKS THERE CANNOT BE PRAISED HIGHLY ENOUGH. THESE GUYS ARE THE DOGS BOLL*&KS. I WAS TREATED WITH RESPECT AND DIGNITY GIVEN A FAIR PRICE AND OUTSTANDING WORK THAT FAR SURPASSED MY EXPECTATIONS. AS YOU CAN TELL I AM TOTALLY BLOWN AWAY BY THESE GUYS TRUST ME GO IN AND SPEAK TO THEM THEY ARE BY FAR THE MOST FRIENDLY AND APPROACHABLE SHOP IN GLASGOW BY FAR AND WILL DO YOU A FAIR DEAL FOR WORK THAT IN MY OPINION IS WORTH A LOT MORE THAN I WAS CHARGED. IN SUMMARY FORGET THE REST BLANCOLO TATTOO IS THE BEST .

Keywords: TATTOO

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January 26, 2009

TOOK MY GIRLFRIEND THERE FOR A TATTOO FOR HER BIRTHDAY. SHE WAS DONE BY ONE OF THE FEMALE STAFF THERE FANTASTIC JOB. FRIENDLY SERVICE AND GREAT LOOKING SHOP. HIGHLY PRAISED THIS IS WHERE TO GO FOR YOUR INK IN GLASGOW . FOLLOWING WEEK THEY PUT HER TATTOO ON THE TV IN THE WINDOW AND SHE WAS WELL CHUFFED . THEY ALSO DO A LOYALTY CARD WHERE IF YOU SEND ENOUGH PEOPLE IN YOU GET A FREE TATTOO.

Keywords: tattoos

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