Stu Kay – Owner/ Tattoo Artist



Stu Kay has been tattooing in Toronto since the early 1980s.  The founder of Lower East Side Studios in 1986, Stu opened Abstract Arts in 1991.  Stu has been a large contributor to the tattoo community in Toronto, together with Damian McGrath he founded in 1995 and spawned the Northern Ink Xposure – Toronto Tattoo Convention in 1998.  Recently he founded the Ontario Tattoo Association as a way for Artists to come together on a united front.

Stu specializes in black work and portraits but after as many years of tattooing under his belt, he appreciates all subject matter.  We’d love to tell you what Stu does outside of the shop, but we’re not quite sure he’s ever actually not doing something tattoo related.

Stu works by appointment only, but feel free to come into the shop, or give us a call to book time with him.