Welcome to Lower Eastside Studios!

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Being one of the longest established studios in Toronto, we have been happy to call the east end our home since 1986. Our main goal is to give you a clean tattoo or piercing you’re proud to show off, and provide you with excellent customer service. We are health board inspected, and are part of the B-SAFE program in Ontario. We will open all pre-sterilized tools in front of you and educate you on how the procedure will be done, and the aftercare you need once it’s completed.

Piercing

We offer piercings Wednesday to Sunday, without needing to book an appointment. We use 316L Surgical Grade Steel jewelry for all of our piercings, with G23 Grade Titanium as an option upon request. We must only use pre-sterilized jewelry for procedures; if you have your own jewelry you would like us to use, please drop it off at the studio a day or two before your piercing so we can properly sterilize it for you. You must be at least 16 years old with valid government issued photo ID to get a piercing without parental consent. If not, a parent or legal guardian (appointment by the court) may sign for you, again, with proper identification for the both of you. An older sibling or friend over 18 may not. If you are not 18, you are restricted from getting a tongue, nipple, or genital piercing, regardless of consent.

Tattooing

Appointments are encouraged, but not necessary. You are absolutely more than welcome to pop by as a walk- in, as we have at least one tattooer in 7 days a week, however, wait times are not guaranteed. You can also call the studio and check for available times for the day. 

If you would like to book an appointment, you must come into the studio and leave a minimum cash deposit of $40. Artwork will not be started unless you do this. This deposit not only lets the artist draw something for you, but allocates you a specific time slot, and comes off the price of your tattoo upon completion. We have a variety of artists that specialize in certain aspects of tattooing that can give you exactly what you’re looking for. Feel free to check out our artists’ galleries online to view their artwork. It is extremely difficult to give you a quote for a tattoo over the phone without seeing a final size of the image. With that being said, we can give you a rough ball park of what you’re looking at, and an exact price once you’re in the studio. Our shop minimum is $80, and we will not go any lower than that. You must be 18 years of age to get a tattoo with valid government issued photo identification. If you are not, a parent or legal guardian appointed by the court may sign for you. At a younger age, placement of the tattoo may be subject to the tattooer- in which case, we strongly suggest you come into the studio where you can speak with the artist further.

We are proud to say that we are part of  Tattoos.com, Northern Ink Exposure, and most recently the Ontario Tattoo Association.