Frequently Asked Questions                  

Does it hurt?


Pain is really relative. Everyone has a different tolerance to pain. It does hurt. Just not that much. Some have compared it to a "hot scratching feeling". But, people would not be returning again and again for tattoo after tattoo if it hurt that bad! Most of us are not into pain, but the beauty of the tattoo and the pride associated with wearing it far outweighs a little pin-stick here and there. 


Do you require a deposit?


 Yes. $50 for smaller tattoos and $100 for larger (hourly ones).


Are deposits refundable?


No. Deposits are to reserve your spot/time and go towards the final cost of the tattoo. If you need to reschedule we require at least 24 hrs or you lose your deposit. No exceptions.


What are you rates?


Our minimum charge is $100  Our hourly rate is $150.  The hourly rates of our artists may differ. Come in for a consultation to find out.  We encourage in person consultations for a more accurate quote.   


                                                                              I'm not sure on what to get?


If you're getting a tattoo, especially as an expression of your individuality, why would you want a tattoo just like someone else's?  Instead, find other pictures of what you're looking for and have an artist draw up a custom design for you.  Example: If you are wanting a tattoo of wolf standing on top of a rock mountain, find real images of a wolf and a rock mountain.  If you want a tattoo o f a blue rose wrapped around a cross, find images of real roses and crosses that you like.  If the pictures don't show exactly what you want, just take them to your artist to use them as guidelines and tell them what changes you want made to the original pictures.  A real artist will welcome the challenge of a custom piece.  Ultimately you can get whatever you want, and whatever your artist is willing to do. You can choose a picture off the wall, or you can have them create a custom piece just for you. Your only limit is your own imagination. 



Are you up to date with health regulations?


Yes, we are fully health approved and fully licensed Palour.  As of July 1, 2015, under the revised Municipal Code Chapter 545, Licensing By-Law all establishments offering Tattoos, micropigmentation, body/ear piercing etc., will be required to get a PSS licence and post their inspection notices at or near the entrance of the business, so that it is clearly visible to the public. The health department inspects our Parlour annually. We only use disposable tubes and needles along with receiving our supplies  from reputable manufacturers. We make sure our supplies are used well before their expiration dates. You can rest assure we comply with all necessities required by the Health department.


                                                                       What is the best time of year to get a tattoo?


Although you can get a tattoo any time of the year, your skin gets a lot more abuse during the summer with swimming, tanning and just being exposed to the elements more. Winter time is really the best season to get a tattoo.


                                                                                 Is it ok to get a tattoo if I'm sick?


When your immune system is low, we recommend not to get tattooed. You're going to need your strength and your white blood cells to heal your tattoo, something your body won't be able to do if it's already doing battle against virus and bacteria. If you have an appointment, call and reschedule for when you're feeling well again.


                                   Is it ok to lay out in the sun or go to the tanning bed when you have tattoos?


It might be really tempting to get some rays during the summer months, but before you ruin your tattoo, please see our section on aftercare and continous care.

Do you do cover ups?


Yes, We have done a lot of cover ups and it’s great to see clients ecstatic with their new pieces because every tattoo is different and we extremely suggest a consultation before we can give you a definitive answer. 

Where to Find Us:

Poison I.V. Tattoo Parlour

1027 Gerrard St. E.
Toronto, On M4M 1Z6

Text: 647.575.0606



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