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Q&A: Should I Shave Before Getting a Tattoo?-The Village Ink

Q&A: Should I Shave Before Getting a Tattoo?

  If you’re getting ready for a new tattoo, especially if it’s your first one, you may be wondering what the proper etiquette is regarding shaving. Should you shave beforehand or not? What happens if you stop by for a walk-in and haven’t shaved? Well, don’t panic! We’re going to explain what you should know...
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Tattoo Trends: Spine Tattoos- The Village Ink

Tattoo Trends: Spine Tattoos

  Warm weather is here, which means Canadians are shedding their winter coats to soak up the precious sunlight while it lasts. That means showing off more skin, and possibly some awesome new ink. Lately, Toronto tattoo shops have been getting more requests for spine tattoos. It’s easy to see why they’re a trend. There’s...
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Man Denied Entry Into Bar Over Face Tattoos, And It's Totally Legal-The Village INk

Man Denied Entry Into Bar Over Face Tattoos, And It’s Totally Legal

  In 2018, tattoos, piercings, and body modifications barely get a second glance. They don’t hold the same taboo that they once did due to their ever-increasing popularity. But even as society has become more accepting, facial tattoos are still viewed negatively. A Winnipeg man found this out the hard way recently after he was...
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You Can Now Put DNA Into Tattoos- Yes, For Real| The Village Ink

You Can Now Put DNA Into Tattoos- Yes, For Real

  Every day it becomes more apparent we really are living in the future. Although we don’t yet have the hoverboards Back To The Future promised us (and no, those “hoverboards” out there currently do not count), we do have some cool new technology. Take, for example, the new technology developed by Everence that allows...
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Here’s How Long You Should Wait Before Changing Your Piercing- The Village Ink

Here’s How Long You Should Wait Before Changing Your Piercing

  Even before we’re finished with a piercing, clients almost always ask us, “So when can I change out the piercing?” It’s a simple question, but it doesn’t have a simple answer. Healing times vary a lot depending on what type of piercing it is, where it’s located on the body, and how quickly an...
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The OG Avengers Got Matching Tattoos- The Village Ink

The OG Avengers Got Matching Tattoos

  It’s nothing new to see cast members and celebrity friend groups get matching tattoos. But we’re always here for it. The original Avengers just got matching tattoos to mark the release of Avengers: Infinity Wars, which is killing it at the box office, to say the least.   Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett...
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