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3 Local Shops To Get Inked

For many people, once they find that one special artist to permanently leave a mark, they’re clients for life. Perhaps you’re in that category, or maybe you’re looking for someone new to work their artistic magic? Whatever the case, here we’ve rounded up four local neighborhood shops to get you inked. Victory TattooVictory Tattoo – 2116 East Hastings St. T: (778)-379-8287 E: info@victorytattoo.ca

With tattooing rooted in Western and Eastern traditions, Victory Tattoo is a fully disposable tattoo shop utilizing modern, sanitary methods for your peace of mind.

  • Quality work at fair prices
  • Custom designs
  • Walk-ins welcomed

Artists: Daniel Kurc and Kyle Hoffarth

Victory Tattoo is open Monday, Wednesday-Sunday, 12pm-7pm – Tuesdays are by appointment only.

Facebook: Victory Tattoo

Instagram: @victorytattooing

Black Rider TattooBlack Rider Tattoo – 2255 E Hastings St. T: (778)-379-9970 E: blackridertattoo@gmail.com 

Artists: Paul Gardiner and Alisson Lilly

Paul has been working as a tattoo artist since 2004 and has experience with a wide range of different tattoo styles. Alison apprenticed from 2011-13 and has been tattooing professionally in shops for over 2 years.

Facebook: Black Rider Tattoo

Twitter: @blackridertatt

Instagram: @blackridertattoo

Ashley Apok Rainfire Tattoo – 1635 East Pender St. E: rainfiretattoo@gmail.com (by appointment only)

Katia Somerville launched Rainfire Tattoo in 2008 after extensively studying the art of tattooing for many years. She enjoys getting to know her clients before she starts tattooing them so that they can establish a safe and comfortable connection before getting started. Katia views tattooing as a sacred part of the human experience and it is important to her that her clients understand that this artwork and experience will be with them for life.

Artists: Katia Somerville, Ashley Apok, Felix Addison, Caroline Cloutier and Geo Anomaleye

Twitter: @RainfireTattoo

Instagram: @rainfiretattookatia

Facebook: Rainfire Tattoo