Tattoos in Toronto

7 Most Commonly Asked Questions about Tattoos in Toronto

12 Aug 2021

If you have been thinking about getting a tattoo recently you may have some questions that need answers. The following is a list of the most asked questions about tattoos in Toronto that we receive at our tattoo studio.

1. Is It Safe to Get a Tattoo?
It is perfectly safe to get tattoos in Toronto as long as you are going to be visiting a reputable tattoo studio to get it done. These facilities must follow regulated safety precautions in order to remain in operation. You can rest assured that all of the equipment being used on your body has been sterilized according to government regulations. If, on the other hand, you get a tattoo done by a friend or at an underground shop, you’ll be taking a chance with your health. Always use an authentic tattoo shop to get it done.

If you happen to have any medical conditions you should check with your doctor before getting a tattoo. As well, the tattoo artist will ask you if you have any health concerns so make sure that you speak up ahead of time and be honest.

2. Does It Hurt to Get a Tattoo?
Pain is a relative thing and something that hurts a lot for one person may not hurt the same for another. Every person has his own pain tolerance. In general, you can expect to experience a scratching, hot feeling when receiving tattoos in Toronto.

The pain has a purpose behind it, however, and once the tattoo is done, you’ll have something to show in return. Pain with a purpose is much different than just ordinary pain that you feel due to an injury. When you have a purpose behind experiencing the pain, you may find that it’s easier to deal with the discomfort and make your way through to the final outcome.

Experience Less Pain with a Tattoo Script

If you’re concerned about the amount of pain, you will feel when you’re going to get your tattoo, consider getting a small tattoo script ahead of time in another area. This will give you a hands-on experience regarding the feeling you can expect to receive when getting your larger tattoo done. Many tattoo scripts are very small in size and since they don’t include any images that need to be filled in, there is much less inking to be done.

Pain and Blackwork Tattoos

Blackwork tattoos are often considered to be the most painful type of tattoo you can receive. A large part of the body area will be covered with black ink. The needle will be passed over your skin several times to make the black colour appear darker in some areas than others. This can make your skin feel quite raw.

You may need to take breaks during the tattoo session to drink some water and your tattoo artist may recommend scheduling multiple appointments to get it done. The tattoo artist may also feel some pain if he has to lean over for an extended period of time to complete the project.

3. How Much Will It Cost for a Tattoo?
You’ll find that pricing varies a great deal from one tattoo shop to another. In general, however, like most things in life, you’ll get what you are willing to pay for. Look for a quality tattoo studio that has amazing artists and be willing to pay the price to get an awesome tattoo.

This is going to be a permanent fixture on your body so keep on saving up your money if you have to in order to get the best tattoo possible. The price should not be a main determining factor when deciding on where you will get tattoos in Toronto and the type of tattoo you want.

4. Is It Okay to Get a Tan When You Have a Tattoo?
This all depends on where your tattoo is placed. If you have a tattoo on a part of your body that would regularly be exposed to the sun, you should realize that sun rays can fade a tattoo over time. You may also want to think twice about visiting a tanning salon regularly if your tattoo will be exposed during the tanning session.

5. Which Is the Best Season for Getting a Tattoo?
If you’re an outdoor type of person you may want to consider getting your tattoo in the fall, winter or spring when you’ll be less active outdoors. Summer sports such as swimming and tanning expose your tattoo more to the elements. Choose a time when you won’t be going out as often and could give your tattoo some extra loving care and time to heal.

6. What Is the Average Healing Time for a Tattoo?
It takes approximately two weeks for a tattoo to heal completely assuming you have taken care of it properly. You will be provided instructions by the tattoo artist regarding the best practices for caring for your tattoo once it has been completed. Make sure that you follow all of the instructions to the letter and otherwise leave it alone and give it time to heal.

7. Can I Get a Tattoo If I’m Not Feeling Well?
It’s never a good idea to get tattoos in Toronto when you’re not feeling up to par. It’s
best to wait until your immune system is as strong as it can be. When you get a tattoo, white blood cells will head to the site to help fight off infection. If you don’t feel well, simply call up the tattoo studio and let the receptionist know what is occurring. Your appointment can be rescheduled for a later time.

These are the 7 most commonly asked questions about tattoos in Toronto we are asked in our tattoo shop. If you have any other questions on your mind, please don’t hesitate to contact us by using the contact form or phone details listed on our website at

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