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