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Ready to get inked? Montreal has a lot of great tattoo shops and artists. The most important thing you have to do before getting one, is finding a very good artist. (Keep in mind you'll keep it forever.)  He or she will be able to guide you through your ideas and work on the perfect drawing. There's nothing better than trusting your tattooer.

Rémi Doisneau works at Studio TattooMania. Rémi specializes in Japanese style. He is very creative and capable of doing amazing drawings. His talent will blow your mind. To see more of his work, check out his Instagram profile.

Simon Golygowski works at POL Tattoo studio. Simon specialized in Japanese style and is known as one of the best artists in Montreal. You can check his website and Instagram profile for ideas and portfolio.

Dave Cummings works at PSC Tattoo. If you're thinking of getting a large scale tattoo, Dave is your artist. He's one of the best when it comes to full back pieces and sleeves. Check his Instagram profile to future reference.

Pierre Chapelan, owner of Studio TattooMania. Pierre specializes in Japanese style and his name is known among tattoo artists in Montreal. If you're looking for something spectacular, check out his work at his Instagram profile.

Travis works at MTL Tattoo studio. Travis' neo-traditional style is one of the best in Montreal. His portfolio and artwork will make you wanna have one right away. To see more of his work, check the studio's website.

Alex K'eh, owner of Saving Grace Tattoo studio. Besides owning one of the most respected tattoo shops in Montreal, Alex is also known for his consistent portfolio. He is the kind of tattoo artist who can do mostly everything. Check his Instagram profile and the studio's Facebook page to see more of his work. 

Hillary Jane works at Tatouage Royal studio. Hillary has a very clean linework. A mix of traditional style and thin lines that definitely stands out. Her portfolio has a huge variety of artwork. If you feel like checking it out, visit her page.

Véro works at Studio TattooMania. She is one of the best artists when it comes to portraits and realistic tattoos. Her work is so good, people will stop you and ask where you got your tattoo. Check her Instagram profile to know more.

Vincent Brun works at Bodkin Tattoo Montreal studio. Vincent enjoys to work with traditional themes but also does a brand of illustrative colourful takes on a broad range of subject matter. Check his Instagram profile to see more of his work.

Nick Oak works at MTL Tattoo studio. Nick is a very good option if you're looking for a traditional artist. Check more of his work at his Instagram profile.

Anam works at Kustom Kulture studio. She is amazingly talented when it comes to realistic tattoos. You will be surprised to see how real her drawings are. Go to her Instagram profile and check out her work.

Pol, owner of POL Tattoo studio. His work is insanely good. If you're looking for an artist who's capable of exceeding your expectations, Pol is the right artist for you. Check more of his artwork and tattoos at his Facebook profile.

Nicolas Durand works at Bodkin Tattoo Montreal studioNicolas' work is painterly and creates compositions that deal with natural elements. Check more of his work at his Instagram profile.

Olivier Julliand works at Glamort Tattoo studio. Olivier has a cartoonish style which will make you go crazy (in a good way). If you're more into this style, Olivier is the right artist for you. Check out his Instagram profile to see his portfolio.

Cat Bijou works at Studio TattooMania. Cat is one of the best old-school, traditional tattoo artists in Montreal. You will definitely want to check out her profile on Instagram and see her fantastic portfolio.

Yann Black has his own project called "Your Meat is Mine". Yann has a very particular style and is one of the most sought after avant-garde tattoo artists in the world. Check his website to see his portfolio.

Mel works at Sin City studio. Mel specializes in realistic tattoos. Her work is incredibly awesome and respected among Montrealers. You can check her portfolio at the studio's  Facebook page.

Jean Michel Manutea works at Imago studio. Jean specializes in Polynesian tribal pieces. He is one of the best artists if you're interested in this specific style. Check out his Instagram profile to see his work.

Sylvain Proulx works at Tattoo Lounge studio. Sylvain has a more traditional style and a very varied portfolio. To check out his work, visit his Instagram profile.

Alex Peyrat works at Studio TattooMania. Alex is one of the great names in Japanese style. His work is amazing. Check his Instagram profile to see some of his work.

Rebecca Guinard works at Glamort Tattoo studio. Rebecca is known for her very colourful drawings and polished style. If you're looking for something that will definitely stand out, she's the one for you. Check her Instagram profile to see some of her work.

Val Day works at Imago studio. Val's drawing is close to the South American style. With numerous colours, her tattoos differ from the ordinary. You can check her work at her Instagram profile.

Dalton works at Angerink Tattoo studio. Dalton's technique has realistic lines and shades. He also has extremely precise outlines. Check out his portfolio at his Instagram profile.

Catherine works at Studio Mandrika. Catherine has unique artistic skills. Her graphic background style is getting more and more famous among tattoo lovers. You can see some of her work at her Tumblr page.

Chris Allen works at Adrenaline studio. Chris has a varied portfolio and a vast list of clients. His tattoos always have strong colours. You better check his Instagram profile to have some ideas on what you'd like to get.

Scal works at POL Tattoo studio. Scal has excellent lettering lines. He also draws in street art style, which is super cool. If you wanna check out his portfolio, here's his Instagram profile.

Timer works at Studio TattooMania. Timer has such incredible lines and colouring techniques that bodies turn into white canvas. For more information and to check out his work, see his Instagram profile.

Max works at Slick Styled Steel studio. Max's traditional style has attracted tons of people to the studio. You can check out his portfolio at the studio's website.

Jonathan Bourassa, owner of Private Tattoo Montreal studio. Jonathan specializes in traditional Japanese style. If you're a lover of the Japanese culture, Jonathan is one of the best choices for you. Check his Instagram profile to see more of his work.

Henry Yuvallos works at Adrenaline studio. Henry's skull tattoos and B&W style are awesome. Check out this work at the studio's website.

Yanick Sasseville works at Mile-End Tattoos studio. Yanick's dark style is the perfect choice if you wanna get an unique tattoo. Check his portfolio at the studio's website.

David Choquette works at Bodkin Tattoo Montreal studioDavid has been tattooing for over ten years. His work is inspired by his love for traditional tattoos. Check his Instagram profile to his portfolio. 

Lara works at Tattoo Box studio. Lara has a varied portfolio yet a very unique style. From realistic skulls to traditional drawings, her work is totally worth taking a look. See her profile at the studio's website to have some ideas.

Joel works at Tattoo Bar studio. Joel also has a very good B&W style. His skulls tattoos are pretty sick. Check his work at the studio's website.

Guillaume works at Studio TattooMania. Guillaume has a very colourful tattoo style. His work is always super graphic and cool. Check his portfolio at this Instagram profile.

BertMonster works at Tatouage Royal studio. Bertrand is very talented. He specializes in traditional Japanese style, which is perfect if you're a classic tattoo lover. Check his work at his Instagram profile.

Karl Wojciechowski works at Bodkin Tattoo Montreal studio. Recently arrived from Toronto, Karl is a traditional tattooer through and through. He specializes in classic americana themes and has developed a rich folkloric visual repertoire. Check his Instagram profile to see more of his work. 

Olivier works at Studio TattooMania. Olivier is the kind of artist who likes to play with colours and different drawings, specially when it comes to traditional tattoos. Check his portfolio at his Instagram profile.

Bruce Bodkin works at Bodkin Tattoo Montreal studioTattooer since 1963, Bruce Bodkin has passed on his passion for traditional tattoos to his daughter Dominique who he has joined at Bodkin Tattoo. 

Meaghan Goeb works at Slick Styled Steel studio. Meaghan's colouring style definitely stands out and her outline technique is awesome. Check her Instagram profile to see more of her work. 

Kevin Ward, sponsored by Ron Meyers Greywash. Kevin is known for his realistic tattoos and amazing lines. He's one of the greatest names in Montreal. Check his Instagram profile to see his portfolio. For any other questions, send him a message on his Facebook page. 

JF works at Saving Grace Tattoo studio. JF's traditional style is one of the best in Montreal. His portfolio is absolutely amazing. Check more of his work on his Instagram profile and also on the studio's Facebook page.

Vince works at Private Tattoo Montreal studio. Vince has a varied portfolio with beautiful artwork and tattoos. Check his Instagram profile and the studio's Facebook page to see more of his work.

Joel Marleau works at Tattoo Lounge studio. Joel specializes in colourful, traditional tattoos. Check his Instagram profile to see more of his work.

Dominique Bodkin, owner of Bodkin Tattoo Montreal studio. Dominique specializes in traditional tattoos and custom work. You can check her work at the studio's Facebook page

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