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The Way Of The Warrior: Choosing A Japanese Samurai Tattoo Design

The samurai is an important symbol in Japanese culture. Their Bushido code, aka “the way of the...

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Ear Piercings That Will Light Up Your Instagram

If you’re looking for new ear piercing inspiration, look no further than Instagram. We love to showcase...

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Pagoda Tattoo Designs & Meanings

A pagoda is a structure steeped in South and East Asian traditions. They are multi-tiered towers commonly...

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How Does Laser Tattoo Removal Work?

No matter how well thought out you may think a tattoo idea is, there’s no real way...

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Asian Tattoos – Baku, the Dream Eater

Some of the most creative, profound modern tattoos take inspiration from ancient Asian mythology. Chinese symbols for...

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Belly Button Piercing – what you need to know

Belly button piercings experienced a surge in popularity in the late 90’s to early 2000’s, and while...

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What is a Helix Piercing?

A helix piercing can mean many things, but the general idea is the same: It’s a piercing...

A helix piercing can mean many things, but the general idea is the same: It’s a piercing that goes through the top curve of your ear. Placement can vary, along with how many you get, but a helix piercing refers to any and all piercings in this area. These...

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Traditional Japanese Kappa Tattoos

Some Japanese tattoo designs are gentle, peaceful, friendly, and downright tranquil to take in. Others — like...

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Types of Body Piercing Jewelry

Body piercing as a form of body modification or body art, representing one of the earliest forms...

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Ear Piercings – Getting You Ear Lobes Pierced

Earlobes are the most widely-received ear piercings worldwide, and it’s easy to see why. They’re simple, fashionable,...

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Ear Piercings That Will Light Up Your Instagram

If you’re looking for new ear piercing inspiration, look no further than Instagram. We love to showcase...

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The LeBron James Tattoo Lawsuit | Who Owns Body Art?

The popular video game, NBA 2K17 boasted it’s realism and details. But those details are getting them...

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The Curated Ear

Those who listen to the latest piercing news and trends in Toronto will have heard an earful...

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2017 – A Year Of Piercing At Chronic Ink

A look back at some of the most newsworthy piercings of 2017. Our Top Instagram Posts In...

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Getting A Walk-In Tattoo In Toronto

Many of our clients are surprised to discover that we offer walk-ins for tattoos. Some of our...

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Chronic Ink Earns Two APP Memberships

We are the first, and only, piercing studio to have received APP (Association of Professional Piercers memberships...

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Watercolour tattoos and why you should love them 2017 UPDATE

2017 Edit: The Update on the Big Watercolour Tattoo Debate A few years have gone by since...

2017 Edit: The Update on the Big Watercolour Tattoo Debate A few years have gone by since our post about watercolour tattoos, so we’re back with an update about developments in the watercolour tattoo trend. Since our original post, debate has raged on between critics and supporters of watercolour...

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That #PhelpsFace Tattoo That Went Viral

Before the 200-m butterfly final in the 2016 Rio Olympics, the then 25-time Olympic Medallist put on...

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Augmented Reality Tattoo Apps – What We Think About Them

Remember your first cell phone? Aside from making a phone call, it likely didn’t really do all...

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The hunt for Chronic Ink’s next VJ

Got a love for tattoo culture and a passion for social media? Chronic Ink Tattoo is looking...

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Lion Tattoos | Meanings & Inspiration

The big cats, and lions in particular, have always been a popular design. But the past couple...

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Ink Goes Chronic | Cannabis Tattoos

Last Wednesday, Canada federally legalized cannabis. In Toronto, people had (very mellow) celebrations across the city. Regardless...

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Helix Tattoos | Downtown Toronto’s Latest Tattoo Craze

The latest tattoo craze is blowing up on Instagram. Taking their cue from helix piercings, these tattoos...

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The Best Asian Tattoo Artists in Toronto

Asian tattoos have a special place in our culture at Chronic Ink. When we started out, we...

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Toronto Tattoo Art Styles

A budding hub of creativity and technology, Toronto is in the tattoo sweet spot. Toronto has one...

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The Future of Tattoos, What’s Coming Next?

For years we have been hearing all sorts of promises about futuristic tattoos that are right around...

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Chronic Ink’s Tattoos – 2017 Year In Review

A look back at some of the most popular styles, stories, and trends in the tattoos of...

A look back at some of the most popular styles, stories, and trends in the tattoos of 2017. 2016 was a fun year for Chronic Ink. We moved to a new location, inked “teen-heartthrob” Shawn Mendes, got shout outs from Carmelo Anthony and Michael Phelps with our “Michael Phelps...

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Geometric Tattoos

You might have noticed a tattoo trend taking shape that looks simple yet mesmerizing at the same...

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Circling in on Mandala Tattoos

Meaning of mandala tattoos Mandala is the Sanskrit word for “circle”, and as a tattoo, is composed...

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Ear Piercings That Will Light Up Your Instagram

If you’re looking for new ear piercing inspiration, look no further than Instagram. We love to showcase...

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Getting An Industrial Piercing? Read These 9 Tips First!

Industrial piercings are awesome, but they require a little extra caution while healing. Having two piercings connected...

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How Long Does It Take For Piercings to Close?

Maybe you’ve fallen out of love with a piercing, want to make room for a new one,...

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Ear Piercing Trends: The Snug

Our team is always keeping an eye out for the latest ear piercing trends in Toronto. Sometimes...

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Toronto’s Most Popular Piercings for Women

Looking for inspiration for your next piercing? We’ve compiled a list of some of the most popular...

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Popular Piercings for Men

With the exception of specific genital piercings, almost all body piercings are unisex. That said, the most...

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Types of Genital Piercings

From rites of passage to aesthetic expression, genital piercings are widespread throughout time and around the world....

From rites of passage to aesthetic expression, genital piercings are widespread throughout time and around the world. Genital piercings eschew conformity, offering a unique sense of self. Whether you show it off or keep it as your little secret, there is a genital piercing for you. Choosing which genital...

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Are Genital Piercings Safe? What You Should Know

Genital piercings have experienced a private popularity over the past few decades. They’re sexy, edgy, and cool....

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Help, My New Piercing is Crooked!

So you left the shop with your new piercing looking just right. You can’t wait to show...

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Nipple Piercing Myths and Misconceptions

Nipple piercings are one of the most common piercings and their popularity is still growing. The myths...

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