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How to get the PERFECT tattoo in Toronto (11 things you NEED to know!)

If you have a tattoo, are interested in getting a tattoo, or are at all familiar with tattoo culture, you’ve probably noticed the dramatic spike in the number of Toronto tattoo shops. With the ever-increasing popularity of tattoos in popular culture, it’s no surprise that there would be increasing supply to meet the growing demand. But the problem is—ANYONE can …

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Infection or Perfection? The definitive (13 step) guide to a safe Toronto Piercing

13 REALLY important tips to ensure a safe and happy Toronto piercingYou might agree that: With so many body piercers, piercing parlours, and tattoo shops in Toronto (or any other city for that matter), it’s really hard to figure out where to go for your next piercing. How do you know what to look for in a piercing artist and …

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Seven

Follow Seven on Instagram now! https://www.instagram.com/imdasink/I started tattooing in the late 90s. I did an apprenticeship from John Hyland aka Pluto. From there I worked with Psycho Dave and was mentored a bit more. Music, cinema and art are a huge part of my life. I also enjoy painting digitally and doing oil, acrylic, water, airbrush, ink, mixed medium and …

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Martine

Follow Martine’s Tattoo work on Instagram now! https://www.instagram.com/tattoos_by_martine/Follow Martine’s Piercing work on Instagram now! https://www.instagram.com/piercings_by_martine/From a very young age, I was passionate about drawing. My school work was always covered in sketches.  Later my grandfather introduced me to oil painting and I began to experiment with landscapes and nature scenes.   At the age of 16, I began an apprenticeship in …

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Kaleb

Follow Kaleb on Instagram now! https://www.instagram.com/klebtattoos/Ever since I was able to hold a pencil, I’ve been immersed in art. After finishing high school I earned an apprenticeship and have been tattooing ever since.   Currently, my favourite style is realism (especially dark & spooky) but am happy to do other styles as well. I have a strong work ethic and a …

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Jac ‘Blackbeard’ Wimalanath

Follow Blackbeard on Instagram now! https://www.instagram.com/jacxblackbeard/Becoming an artist is a quest that never ends. Starting from Level 5, watching my father paint at night after coming home from work, I would plop right next to him and watch him create wonderful works of art. Except then, instead of drawing landscapes and portraits, I would draw Power Rangers, robots and anime.  …

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Dave

Follow Dave on Instagram now! https://www.instagram.com/psychodave/More than 3 decades ago, I was working a job in construction. While lugging drywall up and down stairs was paying the bills, it was less than creatively fulfilling. I had always been passionate about drawing, art, and tattoos, but these were simply pastimes at that point in my life. I knew that I didn’t …