Choosing Tattoo Shop in Toronto: 5 Things to Have in Mind

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• Are you planning on getting a tattoo? • Are you new to the whole experience? • Are you simply looking to avoid the reoccurring of any uncomfortable past events? • Do you want to know how to select a trustworthy tattoo shop? If you answered yes to the previous questions, the following advice and information would most likely prove …

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7 Questions to Ask Before Undergoing Laser Tattoo Removal

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Are you considering undergoing laser tattoo removal, but not sure what you’re getting into? Read on to learn 7 questions you should ask beforehand. Tattoos are a beautiful way to express your personality and what’s important to you. There is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to telling everyone your story through body art. But what happens when its time to …

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The Best Tattoo Trends of 2017

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Now that the new year is here, let’s take a look back at the best tattoo trends of 2017. Plus, check out our predictions for 2018 and beyond. There were some exciting tattoo trends of 2017 that wowed even ink haters. The quality of art has reached a new level of awesome. Keep reading for the best trends of last …

Tattoos Every Summer-Lover Needs

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The sun is out, temperatures are rising, and the bikinis are appearing in force—it’s Summer! Summer means shorts, tank tops, and tattoos! Summer is a great time to display your collection of ink loud and proud for all to see. The lighter, shorter clothes and time spent in bathing suits allows you to use tattoos as an accessory, bringing attention …

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So You Want to Be a Tattoo Artist?

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If you’ve ever spent any time talking to a tattoo artist, they’ll all pretty much say the same thing… it’s not really “work” to them. They get to listen to music, hang out with all kinds of different people, and draw all day—and get paid for it! I mean, really…does it get any better than that? That’s not to say …

Decorating the Body – Now and Then

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The concept of decorating one’s body for one purpose or another has been around for as long as history can be documented. The earliest proven tattoo to date currently reaches as far back as 3,300 BCE. Humans have long sought new and inventive ways of expressing themselves through body modifications and indelible art—but for some, they looked for alternative methods …


Martynas Šniok – Quick Stint on the Black Line Studio Team

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Contemporary Tattooing takes on an entirely different shape when in the hands of Martynas Šnioka. The Lithuanian native has been slinging ink out of the Vilnius shop, Angis Tattoo, but his style is recognized across the industry—leading to many guest artist spots across the world. Šnioka’s style is distinct. He combines the most popular genres of tattoos in today’s society …

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Fade it Down, Cover it Up

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When it comes to covering up old or unwanted ink, there is a unique process that has started to gain favour in the tattoo industry. It used to be that when you wanted to cover up a piece of previous ink, you had to go darker, larger, and bolder. Tattoo cover ups were bulky, obvious, and generally unsightly. Those days …

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Get to the Point – How to Choose Your Piercer

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You’ve decided to get that nose piercing you’ve always wanted. So what do you do? Working up the courage to do it is half the battle, right? All that’s left to do now is walk into the local tattoo and body art shop and pay the guy behind the counter. How bad can it go? Well, for the sake of …

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Caring For Your Ink

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Tattoos aren’t cheap. At least, good tattoos aren’t cheap. They’re a piece of art that is to be cherished, admired. So it should come as no surprise that you need to care for them as such. Regardless of how amazing your tattoo artist is, your piece doesn’t stand a chance if you don’t take proper care of it. Here’s how… …

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Are Tattooed Parents Negatively Influencing Their Kids Today?

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Don’t fall for the hype; individuals with tattoos are not criminal or inherently incapable of being able to raise a child to the best of their ability due to the particularly powerful stereotypes surrounding parents with tattoos. Tattooed parents are those who have dared and acted upon going against the grain and the conventional external appearance that close-minded individuals have …

Toronto International Film Festival and a Little Tattoo Love

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Since 1976, the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) has annually showcased some of the most celebrated movies to grace the silver screen. Some of the biggest names in Hollywood have visited Toronto in support of these films. The 2016 TIFF is running from September 8th to the 18th. This year’s films have a few actors who have visited a tattoo …

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Through the Kaleidoscope

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*All Images and tattoos depicted here are by Inshaan Ali Geometric tattoos are one of the trendiest, if not the trendiest, style of 2016. Despite fitting today’s modern aesthetic, these sleek designs have a rich history dating back thousands of years. Geometric tattoos have a timeless quality and have managed to maintain their core elements throughout their evolution. That’s right, …

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Vote for Black Line Studio in NOW Toronto!

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Black Line Studio has received not one, not two, but three nominations this year in NOW Toronto’s 2016 Readers’ Choice awards. The awards cover everything from shopping and activism, to music and everything in between. As Torontonians, this is your chance to celebrate everything you loved this year about this city. Seeing our artists receive the recognition they deserve is …

Airbrush Tattoos: Don’t think before you ink? Airbrush tattoos may be for you!

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At Black Line Studio, we pride ourselves on being a tattoo studio capable of providing the latest styles and technologies that the tattoo industry has to offer. Airbrush tattoos are a fantastic combination of all three! We are one of the only tattoo studios to provide airbrushing services. Okay, but what is an airbrush tattoo? Airbrush tattoos are high-tech temporary …