Playing Your Part: COVID-19

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As a part of the tattoo industry in the greater Toronto area, we wanted to get in touch with our clientele to discuss the COVID-19 virus, which is taking the city and the rest of the world by storm. We are concerned about your safety and we believe that we all have an important part to play to keep this virus at bay and to help keep those with compromised immune systems as safe as possible.

Be Prepared

The assessment made by the World Health Organization (WHO) to call this a pandemic was expected. The health system in Canada has been preparing for the situation and the PHAC (Public Health Agency of Canada), along with health authorities and different government levels nationwide, have been putting together plans to make sure that all response and preparedness measures are adaptable and appropriate. With this in mind, it’s important to realize that there is a risk for Canadians to experience a more severe outcome with this virus. Those that are more risk include:

  • Individuals with immune systems that are compromised
  • Individuals 65 years of age or over
  • Individuals that have underlying medical conditions

Containment continues to be the focus to help keep the virus from spreading out of control. This is done by identifying cases rapidly and finding any close contacts and notifying them ASAP. Social distancing and isolation also come into play since they are tried and true measures that have proven to be effective in the past.

Once community transmission begins, these containment actions will still continue. This will help to interrupt transmission chains and delay outbreaks whenever possible.

Playing Your Part

It’s important for everyone to realize that they have a significant role they need to play in order to mitigate the impending impact of this virus. Canadians need to stand up and take responsibility for their own actions. While the health sector and the government will do its part to keep the spread of COVID-19 down, it takes all of us to band together to make sure it happens. This involves taking action based on an understanding of how it spreads and how you can prevent illness.

Individual Preparedness

As an individual, you need to formulate a plan regarding the actions you can take to remain healthy and help prevent the virus from spreading. This includes the following measures:

Stay-at-home if you are ill – You should isolate yourself from other people during the flu and cold season and also encourage others to stay home when they are sick until they are symptom-free.

Change your greeting practices – Restrict the amount of contact you have with other people starting with how you greet them. Instead of a hug, a kiss or a handshake, greet those you meet with an elbow bump or a friendly wave to keep the exposure to COVID-19 at a minimum.

Wash your hands – Your hands must be washed frequently for at least 20 seconds and soap should be worked around the fingers and joints and underneath the fingernails for a thorough cleaning.

Practice proper sneezing and coughing etiquette – Make sure that you cover your nose and mouth with your arm when sneezing or coughing.

Making Plans

The best way to get prepared for the outbreak of COVID-19 is to plan ahead. Shop for groceries during off-peak hours and if possible use public transportation when it’s less busy and not during rush hour. Know what you will do if you become sick. If you care for others then you should have a plan in place for backup caregivers.

Find out if you’re able to work from home by talking to your employer about the possibility. This is especially important if you will possibly need to take some time off to help care for somebody in your family that has fallen ill.

You should also ensure that your prescriptions have been refilled so that you can avoid going to a pharmacy later. You may also want to consider seeing your doctor now to get your prescriptions renewed ahead of time.

Make sure that you have a stock of non-perishable items of food and avoid doing any panic buying. It’s easier to build up a stock by buying extra food gradually at each grocery shop. Items that you may want to consider purchasing include sauce and dry pasta, canned soups, canned beans and vegetables, pet food, feminine hygiene products and facial tissue.

It would be handy to have enough essentials on hand so that you wouldn’t have to worry should you have to self-isolate. As well, even if you don’t end up falling ill, if you have enough supplies at your disposal you won’t have to leave your home and subject yourself to the possibility of getting the virus once the outbreak reaches its peak.

Social Distancing

One of the best ways to protect yourself and others from COVID-19 is to practice self-distancing. If you put this into place now before things get any worse, you can become a part of the solution instead of part of the problem. Playing your part is essential right now and moving forward, so that we can minimize the impact of this virus on our everyday lives.

There is something you can do about it and the time to act is now.

Instagram and the Tattoo Industry

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Instagram has been instrumental in helping tattoo artists display their work and expand their businesses. This social media platform gives artists the opportunity to showcase their best work and to build up a reputation in the tattoo industry. It’s one of the best ways to connect with others in the same industry along with potential and existing customers. In fact, some artists believe that almost 3/4 of their clients come from Instagram.

Displaying a Masterpiece

Ask any Toronto tattoo studio artist and he’ll let you know that he has a few masterpieces under his belt that he would be proud to display. Instagram is the perfect venue for showing others the best of your best work. It’s a place where artists can get recognition from the public at large for the hard work they do. While other artists build up a reputation by displaying their artwork at galleries, at shows or at public venues, tattoos are body art and for that reason are much more personal and private.

Any artist can appreciate a boost in morale from others that believe he is talented. He can also get a lot of work this way since others will flock to an artist that they believe can do great work. After all, allowing a tattoo artist to paint something on your body involves a great deal of trust in his ability. Instagram allows tattoo artists to build up this trust and establish a shining reputation.

Booking Ahead

Tattoo artists and businesses can fill in their books in advance when they use the proper hashtags and images on Instagram. This is a game changer in the tattoo community giving artists the ability to increase the number of followers very quickly. Word spreads fast in the world of social media so it’s important to get your tattoo brand out as soon as possible. Instagram can be the turning point for a tattoo business that is just getting itself on its feet or one that needs to establish itself more.

This is an online portfolio that any artist can use to make connections locally, nationally or even internationally. It’s a place where an artist can showcase not only his best tattoos but he can also show that he does his best art consistently. It’s a place where art and inspiration can be shared with others by either posting pictures or by running ads.

Building up Followers

It’s important to note that building up the number of followers on your Instagram account is not a passive activity. It needs to be done actively, every day, in order to see results. Many artists or businesses will put up multiple images each week on their pages.

When you’re first starting out you can simply use your phone to take the pictures of your tattoos. Once you have started to see results and you see that your appointment book is filling up faster than ever, you can invest in equipment that is more sophisticated in order to get up close and personal stunning and lifelike pictures of your art.

Some artists are learning how to take professional pictures of their own while others know a person within their circle that can take higher-end photos. If you have a particular tattoo that stands out above the rest but you don’t know anyone that can take good shots, you may want to consider getting it professionally photographed and be willing to pay for it in order to get the best picture possible.

Instagram Story

Tattoo businesses are also using Instagram Story to share short snippets about their artists and the tattooing process in general. Artists are using this Instagram feature to personalize themselves within the community and show a bit of their personalities. It’s a great way to humanize the industry even more.

Inspiration and Motivation

Any artist needs to continue to be inspired and motivated in his selected field. Instagram provides the accountability for inspiration and motivation that many artists may be lacking. For example, if your followers are expecting a post every Monday from you displaying your art from the previous week, you’ll be sure to be putting your all into every tattoo you do. You may find motivation and inspiration from within that you didn’t even realize existed.

Of course, there is a bit of a competitive atmosphere that you’ll have to edge into once you start using your Instagram account to build up your business. It’s all part of the game, however, and you can use it to your advantage. If you are a talented artist or have a tattoo business that employs several talented artists, you can shine along with the best of them and build up an extensive clientele using this social media platform.

Toronto Tattoo Studio

If you are looking for tattoo artists in a well-established Toronto tattoo studio with an impeccable reputation for design creation and inking, please visit our website now at We look forward to helping you create the tattoo of a lifetime that you can proudly display on your own social media channels.

Why You Need to Consider Getting a Fine Line Tattoo

For many people, tattoos are not limited to simply just one. In fact, once you have received your first tattoo you may become addicted and start thinking about the next one right away. If you have not yet experienced the thrill of getting a tattoo, you’ll find out later why you may want more and more.
There are many trends that have come and gone with tattoos in the last few years. One of the biggest trends right now are fine line tattoos. Whether this will be your first tattoo or one of many, these tattoos are special and distinctive from the traditional colour tattoos you may be used to.

Fine Line Tattoos

These tattoos are minimalistic with popular trending designs such as flowers, body contours, and even faces. Mountains are also trending on the same scale as uplifting/ motivational quotes. These images and letters are created using distinct curved or straight thin lines that are consistent without any gradations in colour or shade. They can represent either 3-D or 2-D objects with an emphasis on outline and form versus texture, shading and colour. They can be incredibly detailed without going overboard.
Fine line tattoos can be delivered by an expert artist in a tattoo studio Toronto. Make sure that you work with a professional that has expertise with fine line tattoos to get the best results. A pro can make a note or image look like it was drawn directly into the skin using a technical pen.

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Less Pain, Faster Healing

This style of tattooing involves using a 3 round liner needle, which consists of 3 needle tips. These tattoos cover less surface area, while at the same time still offering beautiful results, which means less pain for the individual receiving the tattoo. On top of that, there is less healing time involved since they put less stress on the body. If a person chooses to get a tattoo with colour, the needles need to penetrate the skin longer and deeper in order to make sure that the colour is fully absorbed. A faster healing time can be expected with fine line tattoos.
If you are interested in getting a fine line tattoo and are looking for the best tattoo studio Toronto artists, please share your ideas with us and we can help you choose the best option for you! Continue reading “Why You Need to Consider Getting a Fine Line Tattoo”