FAQ’s

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAZ’S WITH A Q)

Come in and try it. Everyone experiences tattoos differently. For example, I enjoy getting tattooed and see it as a calming, almost energizing experience. Most people relate it to either a mild scratch of a sun burn or a spiritual event

Check our our Pricing and Payment page. The cost of your tattoo depends on various factors such as size and complexity of it. We charge hourly; minimum cost for something small (taking 30 minutes or less) is $80 and goes from there

Please use our Contact Us page. As we work on adding booking functionality to the website, contact us via any of the mediums outlined on the page to book a free consultation. A consultation is a meet-up between you and your artist to discuss the tattoo, take measurements if required and get the creative process going. It’s really your opportunity to meet the artist and use the creative time to ask any questions or work on the tattoo design together. During a consultation, your artist can book the tattoo appointment based on both of your availability (note that a $50 to $150 deposit is required, exact amount varying based on size of the tattoo, for booking the tattoo appointment which is applied towards the cost of the tattoo)

We accept all major credit cards, debit, e-Transfers and cash. You can also again check out Pricing and Payment page for more info

Because we’re artists and art is sacred. Copying someone else’s work is not cool for us, and we honestly care more about you having an original one of a kind tattoo.

Between the ages of 18 to 134. A day earlier or over is not accepted.

We do not currently do piercings. We do however concentrate on doing the best tattoos ever.

Absolutely yes – after waiting for 6 months! Saving lives through blood donation is a great cause and despite the myth, tattooed people can donate blood

Only on Mondays, and we’re not open on Mondays

When deciding on a name, main criteria was to have something that reflects what we’re passionate about (that, and, was it original, available, etc). We feel privileged in being able to create walking pieces of art for our clients and we see them as paintings in their own right – so, all of us that have tattoos are in essence painted people

Estimates/Booking

Use the form below to describe your vision for the tattoo, or to request a consultation / booking. If looking for an estimate, please be descriptive and tell us about what you want to have tattooed. For bookings, review our Pricing & Payment page; we start with a free consultation; in order to begin your custom drawing a deposit is required.

Asia

ABOUT ASIA

Asia, pronounced like Asha rather than like the continent, is the head artist and proud co-Owner of Toronto’s Painted People Tattoos Salon.

Asia has been tattooing for over 15 years. Her rich resume, apart from owning a tattoo studio, includes roles such as painter, volunteer, designer, music dabbler, and more. Finding her calling at the age of 16, she studied tattooing, first independently, and then as an apprentice to a number of celebrated artists before becoming one herself.

Tattooing is a passion for Asia. She loves creating livable, permanent art through that passion. When she’s not creating, Asia enjoys carrying for her pets, spending time with her family, watching movies, playing old video games, sucking at soccer (or football if we’re being all European) and unloading cat sounds with her husband Nick for general amusement of herself and others.

WATERCOLOR TATTOOS

As the name indicates, watercolor tattoos essentially represent using the human canvas and drawing on them with tattoo ink making them look like watercolors.

Watercolor tattoos require the same expertise and initial process that other tattoo techniques require (you may or may not do a stencil and mix shades of color), but where they really separate themselves from other tattoo techniques is the final outcome. A fresh watercolor tattoo can often appear as splashes of watercolor paint on your body.

Created with a lot more gradual coloring (unlike, for example, traditional tattooing where solid colors are merged together), the subtle gradients help create the characteristics and design of a classic watercolor painting. The other differentiating factor is outlining. Watercolor tattoos pride themselves on often not having a solid outline which is then colored in. The free flowing colors are meant to represent a painting – which they most definitely do.

Asia, while doing every style from black and grey, traditional, tribal, realism, neo-traditional, new school, etc, has really specialized in watercolor tattooing recently. Outside of loving the look and feel of them and genuinely enjoying creating unique watercolor designs, she is quickly becoming known Canada wide for her passion of watercolor tattoos.

One of the common misconceptions around watercolor tattoos is that they fade very quickly. Putting it simply, all tattoos fade overtime. In the hands of a professional tattoo artist (such as Asia), watercolor tattoos are safe from fading for years. How many years heavily depends on various factors such as maintenance of the tattoo / skin care along with placement of tattoo as not placing it on an area where there may be constant rubbing will make it last longer. Watercolor tattoos can fade just slightly quicker due to use of lighter colors, so if one of our tattoos does start to fade you can come back after a few years for a quick touch-up to get it looking vibrant again.

For tips on how to maintain your watercolor or any other tattoos, check out our healing instructions page here