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The Best Tattoo Parlours in Toronto

The best tattoo parlours in Toronto are home to some of the scene's major players. A combination of good vibes, a little bit of legacy and a roster of incredibly talented tattoo artists should make these studios your first choice for getting inked up. 

Here are the best tattoo parlours in Toronto. 


Bellwoods Tattoo
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Bellwoods Tattoo

Owner Alanna Mulé has been running this studio on the Ossington strip since 2016. Take your custom piece to any of the five artists on board and watch it come to life, from intricate black & grey back pieces to the mom-heart tattoo of your dreams.

Black Cloud Tattoos
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Black Cloud Tattoos

This spacious studio in Leslieville is laid-back enough for spontaneous sessions but professional enough to take painstaking pieces to completion. Their roster of eight stellar artists specialize in an array of styles like floral illustrations or tiny realism tats.


Okey Doke Tattoo Shop
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Okey Doke Tattoo Shop

This highly popular parlour has survived a store fire and lived to tell the tale (they had to find a new location, but still). Now by Dundas and Ossington, you'll find tons of experts to do your American traditionals.

Pearl Harbor Gift Shop
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Pearl Harbor Gift Shop

After more than a decade of tatting up the people in Kensington Market, this mainstay is still going strong. With a name harkening back to WWII atrocities, the store is full of South Pacific influences from the decor to the tats, many a la Percy Waters-style.


Golden Iron Tattoo Studio Chinatown
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Golden Iron Tattoo Studio Chinatown

What started in Chinatown years ago is now a three-parlour business with additional locations by Yonge and Lawrence and another in Tianjin, China. Owner Cysen excels in black and grey pieces while the rest of the team has you covered for styles ranging from blackwork and fine lines to Chicano typography.


Speakeasy Tattoo
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Speakeasy Tattoo

It's back to basics with this Harbord Village tattoo spot, where everything here is about the art and not much else. Run by Lizzie Renaud, formerly of Passage and New Tribe, Speakeasy's reputation for professionalism and easy-going vibes precedes it.

Tattoo People
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Tattoo People

Originating in South Korea, this tattoo parlour near Bathurst and Dupont offers an array of Asian design options but also offers the usual options of American-style tats and intricate florals. There's plenty of custom work done here, but if you want to make an appointment, you should definitely do it in advance.


Passage Tattoo
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Passage Tattoo

After building a name for itself in the Church-Wellesley Village, Jay Decator packed up and moved to Geary Avenue. Since his takeover of the original location in 2002, Jay (who's been tatting for over 30 years) and Passage have become part of the foundation of Toronto's tattoo scene.

Archive Tattoo Studio
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Archive Tattoo Studio

This longtime parlour in Brockton Village has been a trusted source for neo-traditional works that feel 100 per cent original. Pick from four talented artists to bring your unique vision life, including owner David Glantz.

Lead photo by

Jesse Milns of Tattoo People. Additional photos by Bellwoods Tattoo, @moddaboy of Okey Doke, Golden Iron, Lizzie Renaud of Speakeasy, Passage Tattoo, Archive Tattoo


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