So, you’re finally going to do it. You found the perfect tattoo, you know right where you want it, and next up on your list is picking a shop near Mississauga, Ontario.
Of course we’re a little biased as to which tattoo shop you should chose (Chronic Ink Tattoo), but that’s because for over a decade we’ve been helping local Mississauga, Ontario individuals just like yourself get inked with some of the areas (and dare say nation’s) best artwork.
Since 2008 our team of dedicated, passionate and highly-talented artists has worked tirelessly to be the best, and those efforts have paid off, with Chronic Ink Tattoo having won over 90 awards during that time.
But what if you’re not in the area? We realize that not everyone can make it into one of our locations, and also that we might not be the perfect fit for every single person out there. But that won’t stop us from helping make sure you find the best tattoo shops in Mississauga.
Let’s take a look at four steps you can take to make sure you get inked by the best.
Research the Best Tattoo Shops in Your Area
It may seem daunting, but taking time to conduct thorough research can tell you a lot about a which tattoo places in Mississauga are really the best.
The internet is going to be your friend, and things to research include:
Customer reviews will give you a lot of insight into how a shop works. Most people who go through the tattooing process will be more than willing to talk about their experience. Pay special attention to the reviews regarding the type of tattoo that you’re interested in. Pay attention to more than just the outcome. Service and comfortably, as well as sanitation and cleanliness, are also major factors.
For example, at Chronic Ink Tattoo we take great pride in what we do and work to ensure that every aspect of the customer’s experience with us is the best it can be. From friendly front desk staff, to personable and highly talented artists, to industry-leading techniques training and sanitation measures.
Ratings, Awards and Other Accolades
Does the shop you’re considering have a rating? If the answer is yes, make sure you stick to those tattoo parlours that have a higher score. Sometimes they will have customer reviews directly on their site. Other times you may have to go digging for ratings and reviews.
Have they won any awards (not to brag, but Chronic Ink Tattoo has won over 90 awards).
Are they a member of any industry organizations or have they been recognized for anything special within the industry.
All of these are good signs that the shop cares about its reputation and the work they do.
Some shops have videos posted on streaming services such as YouTube. These can provide excellent insight into how a shop functions. You can see the process the artist goes through while working on a tattoo, how they treat their patrons, an idea of how clean the shop is, and more.
Set Up a Consultation
Once you find a shop that fits your needs, set up a consultation. At Chronic Ink Tattoo we offer free consultations to better understand your needs, answer any questions you may have, and to help make sure you feel comfortable before moving forward.
Consultations provide you with the opportunity to a visit and see what the shop offers. Do keep in mind that artists’ time is valuable and they help a lot of people. Consultation with artists are often paid, whereas general consultations and a tour of the shop by service and front desk staff is usually free.
When you visit the best tattoo shops in Mississauga you will want to:
- Make sure they are clean and take the time to sterilize their equipment
- Ask the artist about their professional experience
- Do they have a positive attitude?
- Did the artist take the time to hear you out?
- Do they have a portfolio of the style you’re interested in?
If you don’t feel comfortable about the situation, move on to another shop. Free consultations don’t mean you have to get your tattoo through that location.
The excitement of finally getting inked can be overwhelming. Make sure you pay attention to your artist and what they are telling you. This ensures you are both on the same page with regards to design, placement and expectations.
Your artist should draw up your design and refine the work according to your directions. An artist may give suggestions, advice and tips on design elements, but they shouldn’t be too pushy.
At Chronic Ink Tattoo Mississauga, we always take the time to fully understand your goals and expectations so that you end up with a piece of artwork that you’ll be excited to show off for decades to come.
Make Your Appointment
Once you find a shop you like, set up an appointment. Chronic Ink is located in Mississauga, and if you ask us, we’re the best tattoo shop in and around Mississauga.
Stop by or give us a call today at (416) 341-0311 to learn more about why so many Mississauga area residents trust us for all of their tattoo, piercing and bodywork needs.
Ready to Find the Best Tattoo Parlours in Mississauga?
At Chronic Ink Tattoo, our talented artists are ready to help you explore tattoos to make sure you find something you’ll want to show off for decades to come. If you’re in the Mississauga area drop by our shop and check us out for yourself.
Tattoo Studio Locations
378 Yonge Street,
252 Eglinton Ave East,
7381 Kennedy Road,
100 City Centre Dr.,
1804 W 4th Ave,
Vancouver, British Columbia
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