Choosing which tattoo shop for your new ink can be a stressful endeavour. You know well and good that tattoos are quite permanent, making the decision of finding the right tattoo shop (and artist) an important one. Once a tattoo is done, there’s no going back.
Mississauga has several different shops in the area, each with their own unique way of doing things. Doing your research beforehand is the best way to ensure you’ll have an experience that you’ll remember for all the right reasons.
Speaking of “experiences”, at Chronic Ink Tattoo we believe strongly that the process of getting inked IS an experience that should be comfortable and enjoyable for each of our customers. From the first phone call to meeting your artist and getting in the chair, we strive to be the very best. A dedication that has won us over 90 awards for the work that we’ve done over the last 10+ years.
If you’re in the Mississauga area, we hope that we get the opportunity to work with you and show you why so many local residents trust us for all of their ink.
If you’re not in the area, or need further advice and guidance on how to choose the best tattoo shops Mississauga has to offer, this guide will help.
What makes a good tattoo shop?
Knowing the qualities to look for in a good tattoo shop in Mississauga is the first step to choosing the best one for your desired ink and design. If you want your tattoo to come out looking incredible, you need to go to a tattoo shop that has talented, experienced and licensed professionals. Also, knowing if the shop is safe is crucial to avoid serious health problems like a skin infection or a blood-borne illness.
Steps you Can Take
Ask if it’s possible to shadow an artist during a tattoo session to see how they operate. While they are tattooing a patron, they should always be wearing new disposable gloves to avoid contamination. Another thing to look out for is needles, are they coming from a sealed container? A good tattoo artist always uses new needles and pigment trays. Ask about how employees at the shop clean and what products they use. A truly clean shop will sterilize chairs, tables, and counters with bleach-based disinfectant. If you want your tattoo to be done right, you should follow these steps above to find a good shop.
Our Favourite Tattoo Aftercare Products
After Inked Tattoo Moisturizer delivers effective skin moisturization and helps to preserve the colours of your tattoos. There’s no petroleum so it won’t stick to or stain your clothes. This moisturizing skin lotion, enriched with Grape Seed Oil, can also be used on any permanent makeup procedure on lips, brows, eye liner, and areola, as well as an after-laser tattoo removal moisturizing lotion. After Inked is Dermatologist tested, non-allergenic and non-irritating.
PurSan Aftercare is a specially formulated Vegan skin cleanser used to clean and moisturize as part of an aftercare regimen for fresh tattoos and piercings. It revitalizes, refreshes and purifies skin without drying it out. Gentle yet effective, PurSan contains no parabens, fragrances, colourants or alcohol. Chloroxylenol (PCMX) is a proven antimicrobial ingredient shown to be effective against bacteria and viruses without burning or irritating the skin. Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose (Hypromellose) is an ultra-high grade lubricant ideal for sensitive skin.
Have a Good Idea About What you Want
Knowing which style of tattoo you want is also important. Many shops offer various styles, but it may not be their specialty. If you want a fine-line tattoo, for instance, you wouldn’t want to go to a place that is known only for traditional style tattoo using bold, thick lines. The artist should have experience doing the kind of work you’re looking for and have a strong portfolio.
Chronic Ink Mississauga
At Chronic Ink, we’ve proudly served the Mississauga community for years, with our talented artists having inked hundreds of customers. We listen to your ideas and goals and then work with you to bring those to life in a meaningful and impactful way.
Since inception we have won over 90 awards recognizing the talented work we do at our parlour, including awards for (but not limited to) categories such as: best sleeve, most realistic, best medium black and grey tattoo, and so much more. Feel free to look at all of our awards or browse or testimonial page.
At Chronic Ink Tattoo we’re more than just another “tattoo shop”, we are constantly redefining the art of tattooing and pushing the limits on creativity to provide a truly unique experience and results that dazzle and impress.
Our mission is to ink the best art tattoos in the world. We’re well-known as the most authentic Asian tattoo shop in Toronto, but offer so much more in terms of style. Our highly capable and experienced artists are well versed in a number of unique styles and can ink stellar designs black and grey realism, fine-line work, scripted tattoos, and breathtaking watercolour tattoos.
We are confident we can transform any design you have in mind into an impressive piece of body art that you’ll be excited to show off for decades to come.
We look forward to hearing about your idea, get in touch with us and book a free tattoo consultation so we can further prove why we are the best tattoo shop in Mississauga. We will give you an estimated cost and how much time it will take to bring your design to life.
Ready to Explore Tattoo Shops 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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