Written by Felicia Di Palma on 07.02.14

When it comes to tattoos, there’s no discrimination. Whether you’re new to it or a veteran of the ink, one thing is certain, you better know where to go and who to see for the best possible tat work. After all, it is a permanent embellishment. We’ve mustered up our top suggestions to make sure your tattoo ideal is executed with perfection and as true to your imagination as possible, or better.

Sin City

If you are looking for a piercing, a semi-implant or tattoo, check out Sin City. With tattoo artists that specialize in portraits, fantasy, new school, realism, traditional and more, there is bound to be an artist with the skills needed for your desired tattoo style. Sin City has something that makes them special and that’s their tattoo artist Mel. She has grasped realism, portraits, fantasy and pin ups like no other. She has won awards at Northern Ink Xposure in Toronto and Montreal’s The Art Tattoo Show. Definitely check out her portfolio and schedule an appointment with her quickly before her waiting list gets any longer. Learn more on their site.

4107 Rue Saint-Denis, Montréal, QC H2W 2M7
(514) 903-696

Studio Tattoomania

Tattoomania has been around since 1997. For over a decade, Tattoomania’s owner, Pierre Chapelan, has been a co-organizer of Montreal’s Art Tattoo Show. If you would like to be tattooed by one of the best, you have to book your appointment in advance since he only has one consultation day per month. If Chapelan is unavailable, Tattoomania has almost ten tattoo artists including guest tattoo artists worth checking out. Check out their website for more info.

1615 Bd De Maisonneuve E, Montréal, QC H2L 2B3 
(514) 525-2025

POL Tattoo

If you are looking for a Sailor Jerry tattoo, or maybe some Japanese style ink, head over to POL. Their tattoo artists’ diverse portfolios are impressive and include heaps of black and grays as well as portraits. In addition, if you are shopping around for a Japanese colored sleeve that includes koi, dragons, cherry blossoms or a phoenix, POL has a great reputation in this genre and once you see their work, there’s no question as to why. For more details visit their website.

6654, av Papineau, Montréal, QC H2G 2X2 ‎
(514) 504-9588


Imago’s artists have such a wide variety of different styles; no matter what type of piece you want there will be an expert there ready to draw up your mark. Looking for a skull piece? Ask for a consultation with Safwan. If on the other hand you’re looking for a day of the dead portrait or looking for some ink with a modern Japanese twist to it, ask for Nat Jean.  What really adds to Imago’s top 5 merits is Jean Michel Manutea who specializes in Polynesian tribal pieces. Definitely talent worth exploring. Explore their services a little more through their site by clicking here.

4059 Boulevard Saint-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2W 2T3 ‎
(514) 350-0015

Tattoo Lounge

Tattoo Lounge is full of great artists, but their female tattoo artists need recognition because their work speaks for itself.  Sophie ‘Doll’ Fiset and Clarence aka Bill are the ones you want to see for any colored or new school pieces. Their sugar skull work, pin ups, nesting dolls and fantasy work are not to be out done. These ladies are upcoming tattoo artists that show lots of promise making Tattoo Lounge a parlour you must visit. Go through their website for more info!

3672 Bd St Laurent, Montréal, QC H2X 2V4 ‎
(514) 656-1417

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