by Cyndee Maudlin
A testimonial for
My name is Cyndee Maudlin. I am 46 years young and finally in the process of my 1st tattoo. This gorgeous piece of artwork is courtesy of Phillip Spearman. The detail and colors are so vibrant yet soft and delicate; my hummingbirds literally appear as if they have feathers and are going to fly of my back at any moment. After my second session without a doubt I would not pay anyone else to put a tattoo on my body.
I have had a tattoo idea in mind for the past ten years, it wasn’t until I crossed paths with Phillip Spearman did I know it was the right time and right person to finally bring my idea into fruition. That’s all it was too, an idea, I shared with Phillip during our 1st phone call that I wanted a hummingbird and flowers. The night before my appointment I roughly sketched my idea. On August 27, 2016, I arrived at Phillip’s private studio with him waiting outside to greet me. He has an aura about him that just calmed my nervousness. We chatted on the comfy couches for quite some time talking before getting to work on the design of my tattoo. Did I mention that I forgot my sketch! With the pieces in hand let the tattoo begin.
The color on my hummingbirds was just added last weekend and people who see the art say the same thing I do, they “look like they could fly off my back”. The fine detail and coloring is beyond exquisite. Phillip is respectful, a great conversationalist, not to mention talented and what an artist! With only the words hummingbirds, flowers, soft and delicate provided to him, he skillfully tattooed me with my 10-year dream. I wouldn’t recommend getting a tattoo anywhere else. The whole experience is note-worthy hence the long testimonial.
Signing the Papers:
Not knowing much about tattoo’s I was a bit taken back initially by the flat fee cost for his tattoo experience and skill, but after my second session, I know why he charges what he does. It’s worth it.! His private tattoo room is very clean and simple with all of his awards for body artwork hung on the wall. After reading and signing the paperwork, I sat in a chair resting on a pillow a brought with me to so I could remain still and be comfortable. Phillip utilized printed photos to free-hand the tattoo outline on the back of my right shoulder. The process was surprisingly not as painful as I had anticipated but that is probably his level of skill vs my pain tolerance level. After the 1st session he provided me with his own printed after-care instruction sheet, down to the exact product to use for the best results the next few weeks. I recommend following the instructions and even product recommendations. They worked well for me with minimal pealing or itching. Great experience all around.