Many people don’t realize that you could find a tattoo in Toronto before Toronto even existed. That’s because, like most of Ontario and other parts of North America, the original inhabitants of the area were creating intricate body art long before our ancestors arrived or the City was founded.
Since then, tattoo culture has continued to grow, and with it the City of Toronto has become a destination for some of the best Toronto tattoo artists you can hope to find.
TORONTO TATTOOS TODAY
As it is in most big cities today, the Toronto tattoo scene is bigger and more mainstream than ever. Far from being something only sailors and construction workers get, tattoos are now seen in every workplace and in many homes throughout Canada, and Toronto is no different. There’s a good chance your favourite chef has more than one tattoo, as does your banker, your child’s third grade teacher, and possibly even your doctor. Tattoos of every size, colour and description can be found on people from all walks of life, in all sorts of jobs.
GETTING A TATTOO IN TORONTO
If you’re looking for some ink in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), you have several options to make sure that the work you get done is some of the best in the world.
One option is to attend one of the tattoo shows or conventions that are hosted in the City. One of our personal favourites is Northern Ink Xposure, or NIX, which is an annual summer time event showcasing the best Toronto tattoo artists, as well as visitors from elsewhere in Canada and the World.
If you can’t wait for a convention, you still have great options, because when it comes to the best tattoo shops, Toronto is a world leader. Tattoo studios like Painted People Tattoo Co., offer a convenient, easily accessible and comfortable place to access groups of the best Toronto tattoo artists in one place, and we’re always happy to make our customers’ dream tattoos a reality, at any time of the year.
See below video of the Toronto Painted People Tattoo company location
FINDING THE RIGHT TORONTO TATTOO SHOP
If you are looking for tattoo shops in Toronto, there are several things you can do to make sure you get the best service, skill and safety.
Visit a few shops that you’re considering, to talk to the artists, view examples of past work, and look at the overall condition of the shop. You can tell a lot about a place just by spending some time there, so make a short list, and do a Toronto tattoo tour!
Read online reviews about the studios on your list, and make sure that the shops you are considering have a valid and current personal service setting license from the city. This ensures that they are working legally and have had the necessary public health inspections. Make sure that the shop you’re planning to use meets all the industry standards for safety and hygiene.
Finally, when you’ve narrowed your list down to one or two Toronto tattoo studios, talk to individual artists about your designs and ideas. The best Toronto tattoo artists will be able to take the vision you have in your head and translate it into a design that you can wear on your skin.
Whatever your style, whatever your reason, we welcome you to get in touch with us. We are here to help with our warm welcome and friendly personality, so that you are totally comfortable with your tattoo experience.
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