Pick a tattoo shop that is experienced with the type of work you wantIt’s important to note that most tattoo shops are capable of tattooing in a variety of styles, but that doesn’t mean that they’re stellar at it. If you want fine-line work done, for example, go to a shop that is known for mastering intricate pieces using fine-line strokes. If you want a tattoo with realism, go to a shop that is experienced in this type of style. Whatever style you choose, make sure the tattoo shop is great at bringing that particular style to life. At Chronic Ink Tattoo, we work with only the most talented tattoo artists, each with varying specialties to ensure the outcome always surpasses customer expectations.
Make sure the tattoo shop is clean and safeTop tattoo places in Mississauga will only have licensed tattoo artists at their establishment for a good reason. You don’t want an amateur working on your tattoo and handling critical sterilization techniques, you want a professional who knows what they’re doing. If you’ve found a few tattoo places and you need to narrow it down to one, you need to ask some important questions about their practices. What kind of ink do they use? Ask where they source their ink from. Some inks contain harmful metals and solvents which could be detrimental to your health. What do employees use to sterilize equipment? Make sure they use disinfectant with bleach. This is super important because tattooing has a lot of exposure to blood. Ask to shadow a tattoo artist. Asking to shadow a tattoo artist while they are working could be helpful and tell you a lot about the shop’s reputation. Make sure they are wearing new disposable gloves (and throws them in the trash when tattooing a new client), using needles from sealed containers, and a sterilization machine to completely disinfect equipment. At Chronic Ink Tattoo, we take our profession and your health, safety and satisfaction seriously. Each of our tattoo artists is licensed, highly experienced and trained on utilizing industry best practices with regards to sanitation and more.
Our Favourite Tattoo Aftercare Products
After InkedAfter Inked Tattoo Moisturizer delivers effective skin moisturization and helps to preserve the colours of your tattoos. There's no petroleum so it won't stick to or stain your clothes. This moisturizing skin lotion, enriched with Grape Seed Oil, can also be used on any permanent makeup procedure on lips, brows, eye liner, and areola, as well as an after-laser tattoo removal moisturizing lotion. After Inked is Dermatologist tested, non-allergenic and non-irritating.
PurSanPurSan Aftercare is a specially formulated Vegan skin cleanser used to clean and moisturize as part of an aftercare regimen for fresh tattoos and piercings. It revitalizes, refreshes and purifies skin without drying it out. Gentle yet effective, PurSan contains no parabens, fragrances, colourants or alcohol. Chloroxylenol (PCMX) is a proven antimicrobial ingredient shown to be effective against bacteria and viruses without burning or irritating the skin. Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose (Hypromellose) is an ultra-high grade lubricant ideal for sensitive skin.
Get recommendations from real peopleReading reviews online about people’s experiences at different tattoo shops in Mississauga could give you some insight on where to go. But meeting real people who’ve had work done from the tattoo shop you’re considering is even better. You’re able to see their tattoo in-person and ask questions about their experience. Reach out to some friends who have some tattoos and ask them if they know of anyone who has a tattoo with the style you’re thinking of. You may be able to find a reputable tattoo shop through networking.
Meet and get to know your tattoo artist before the procedureAt Chronic Ink Tattoo, we firmly believe that getting a tattoo is all about the experience. Once you’ve located a tattoo shop that has done the type of work you’re looking for, see how well you connect with your tattoo artist during the consultation. You don’t want to pick someone that you don’t get along with. Ask them some questions to get to know them a bit better so you can judge if they’re the right person to bring your vision to life.
Ready to Explore Good Tattoo Shops in Mississauga?
At Chronic Ink Tattoo, our talented artists are ready to help you explore tattoos to make sure you find something you’ll want to show off for decades to come. If you’re in the Mississauga area drop by our shop and check us out for yourself.Tell us Your Idea
Tattoo Studio Locations
378 Yonge Street, 2nd Floor, Toronto, Ontario M5B 1S6 Directions
252 Eglinton Ave East, 2nd Floor, Toronto, Ontario M4P 1K2 Directions
7381 Kennedy Road, Unit #105, Markham, Ontario L3R 5B5 Directions
100 City Centre Dr., Unit #2-311, Mississauga, Ontario L5N 2C9 Directions
1804 W 4th Ave, Vancouver, British Columbia V6J 1M3 Directions
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