Toronto’s Best Tattoo Shop
Black Line Studio is Toronto’s best tattoo, removal and piercing studio. We’re also Toronto’s only body art boutique. Since opening our doors in 2006, our vision has been to create a place where anyone who enters, from those who are heavily tattooed to those who have never experienced tattoo culture, feel comfortable and welcome. We are located in the heart of King Street West, one of the most vibrant and eclectic neighbourhood’s in the city.
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I looked at different websites of shops around the city and made some phone calls to try to book a tattoo appointment. It was very last minute thing.
I didn't want to drive downtown from uptown to put cash deposits down for some other shops in the area and have to go back down again for the appointment. Taking a chance on walk-in availability was also not appealing.
I had sent an email to Black Line Studio and got a call back the same day and the staff was incredibly friendly and accommodating and was able to fit me in the next morning! Great work, friendly service, clean shop, price was bang-on.
From consultation to application I spoke with 6 people that work there and they were friendly and professional about all my questions. I can't say I relate to the previous comments.
The studio is beautiful: high ceilings, hardwood throughout and very bright. It has more of the feel of a spa/clinic than a tattoo parlor. I believe I was very lucky to have found India - she created a piece of art that perfectly covered an old tattoo. She's patient but very serious about what she does and the result is amazing.
I would definitely recommend Black Line Studio (and obviously India). I can't comment on price in relation to other studios but quite honestly, a tattoo isn't really the service I want to haggle on either ;-)
I had a great experience getting my first tattoo at Black Line Studio. Overall, a great bunch of people, super friendly, and very professional. Everyone I dealt with took the time to ensure I was taken care of and comfortable. And Sarah does great work! A very clean and great looking studio, a very comfortable place to spend a few hours. I will definitely go back when it comes time for the next tattoo.
Just had my second tattoo done at Black Line and just like the first they were great to deal with right from the start. To put up with me before a tattoo is not easy. They take there time and got it done right.
One thing I find here that sets them apart is there are no egos. Just the need to get your tattoo right.
I came to this studio multiple times & saw three different artists. I can only say good things about this place & the people I dealt with.
Sometimes I've been a little apprehensive in the past about going into tattoo shops because they can be a bit pushy or intimidating, but not here.
I met with Joseph at the front all three times to get ideas going & then did consults with the artists to figure out what I wanted. The end results were awesome. I've recommended a few friends here since to see Sarah or India (who did amazing work!).
The studio itself is really well kept, clean & bright. You don't feel stuffy in any of the rooms.
The price was about what I would expect. It's based on an hourly rate. When it comes to tattoos I don't think 'cheap' is a good thing when we're talking about anything to do with them.
I am definitely a fan & will return for any future ink here!
Had a phenomenal tattoo done here- so happy with it. The service was good and the tattoo artist that I had drew several sketches as options for me; it really mattered to her that I liked it. It was not cheap though- my beautiful dove tattoo was about $500. I'll always pay more for something that's on my body for the rest of my life! Really cool vibe in the place too- you feel like you're in a boutique business unlike mass tattoo producing places like Adrenaline or New Tribe. I would go back!
This is long overdue. I have 8 tattoos, from a number of different Toronto shops. And when I feel the need for some more ink, I will be calling Black Line.
1) The place is immaculate and is designed so that you can TELL it is immaculate with clean glass and metal surfaces everywhere.
2) They have some of the world's most interesting and unique artists visit to tattoo for a week or so.
3) Their in-house artists LISTEN during consutations, but also advise, so you don't wind up with permanent crap on your body. Everybody has an IDEA of what they want, but it is the consultation that turns it into a tattoo that you will be proud to show.
4) I have a piercing in a very personal place from Black Line too, and though it hurt like hell for about 5 seconds, I was completely comfortable and had no doubt I was in professional hands throughout.
5) THEY REMEMBERED ME on my subsequent visits. That is a completely unique feature when compared with other shops I have patronized.
Got my first tattoo done here, and am beyond pleased with the entire experience I had with Blackline! From the start of contacting and inquiring about my tattoo, I received an email following up with my artwork and other details. They were extremely professional and speedy in booking me an appointment, looking at my images, and explaining details to me. I had been to the studio before, and loved how modern and clean the facility was, and was just as impressed as I returned. Thank you so much to Yannick who made my first tattoo experience amazing, and much less scary that I imagined it to be. He made sure I was comfortable, explained all the details and process to me, spent a great deal of time on my image, making sure its done to my liking, and was just so kind during my appointment! Everything was so clean, and done properly from the beginning of explaining paperwork, tattoo details, imaging, aftercare, etc. I was even more pleased to be emailed after to see how my tattoo was healing and whether I have any questions, amazing service! I'm absolutely in love with my tattoo, and would definitely recommend this studio to anyone in the city, it definitely deserves the title of being one of the best studios in Toronto!!
Perfect. It was my first tattoo, so I was a bit nervous. Joseph was very nice and explained everything really well. The artist, I believe his name was Mike, was great and and just very easy. I wanted to have three little birds on my wrist and my tattoo looks exactly the way I wanted it.
Can't really say anything about the price, paid $150 for the tattoo, cleanser and moisturizer, which I don't think is too expansive. I'm really happy I went to Black line Studio!
Got my first piercing (belly button) done here 2 weeks ago by Ion and I am thrilled with the result. I felt very comfortable in their spotless facility and my concerns were all addressed thoroughly and professionally. I was given clear instructions and great products for the aftercare, now my piercing is healing perfectly - I'll definitely be coming back here and I'd highly recommend this studio to anyone. Thanks Ion!