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 to be extremely useful to know. Below is the definition of what a tattoo ...

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 move on and get rid of a tattoo that no ...

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 year and what we hope sticks around in the coming ...

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 to certain body attributes or key designs that ...

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 the job is a ...

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 are gone.

Cover up tattoos have come in leaps and ...

Inked Pride - Be Proud of Your Shop: How To Choose Your Tattoo Shop

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Getting ready to get some new ink? Whether you’re a first timer or a seasoned pro at going under the needles, deciding on a tattoo shop is one of the first steps in the process of securing some new body art. This is a decision you need to be confident in. You need to be comfortable in the shop; assured that the shop meets health and safety standards and ...

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 priceless. Whether it’s inking or piercing, we take ...

Artist Spotlight: Lorena Lorenzo

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How did a trained painter become a tattoo artist? Meet our Lorena!

If you have spent any time at all on our Instagram page (@BlackLineStudio), you must have observed that Lorena is a master of colour, dot work, and geometrics. Her painting expertise and Fine Arts education has directly influenced her personal style. Lorena’s magnetic personality is reflected in her dynamic pieces – vivid, detailed, and organic.

As one will ...

Always With You

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By Alan

Portrait tattoos are one of our regular and favourite styles of realism inking here at Black Line Studio. They challenge us and drive us to really hone our technical skills. These tattoos typically involve a human subject, and every once in a while, we are asked to create portraits that serve as tributes for beloved family pets. In traditional art, realism is often heralded as superior to most ...