A lot of people, particularly in the United States of America, have been discussing the possibility of relocating to Canada. Or at least visiting for a long period of time. The current political climate poses somewhat of a threat to individuality and the freedom to live the way we want to live. Canada is home to some of the greatest artists and tattoo parlors on the planet, and Vancouver is an ideal destination for lovers of a cool and lush green coast. Whether you’re planning for permanence or just want to check the city out for a few days, here are some of the best Vancouver tattoo shops.
Liquid Amber Tattoo & Art Collective
Located in the Gastown area of Vancouver, Liquid Amber Tattoo & Art Collective is a world of class in a modest building. With only six resident artists, the shop specializes in one-of-a-kind and custom work in a unique boutique setting. The studio opened its doors in 2001 and has since welcomed artist submissions from all around the globe in hope of recruiting the best of the best. Current tattoos at Liquid Amber Tattoo & Art Collective include Ashley Horncastle, Crystal Alexandria, Justina Kervel, Shannon O’Shea, Milo Marcelo, and Miranda Boire.
Gastown Tattoo Parlour
Gastown Tattoo Parlour is a modern tattoo shop with vintage roots. They adhere to classic standards of tattoo art while also practicing the most up to date and cutting edge safety and technological procedures. The shop can be found on West Cordova Street in Vancouver and is in the heart of the city’s historical district. Tattooers at Gastown focus on everything from American Traditional, to Neo-Traditional, to New School and Illustrative ink stylings. Current artists at the shop include Mitch Kirilo, Stephen Shaw, Henry Black, Boone Naka, and more.
Rainfire Tattoo is a sleek and sophisticated tattoo shop that welcomes individuals by appointment only. Featuring three lovely artists known as Katia Somerville, Felix Addison, and Caroline Cloutier; Rainfire Tattoo is located on East Pender Street in Vancouver and offers specialties in custom ink, geometrical work, and pieces influence nature. All three artists aim to promote a calm and relaxing environment where individuals can feel at ease when receiving the best possible experience.