Woodhouse Beer Photo Shoot

I have some rad buddies. And I'm not just saying that. Tattoo artists. Musicians. New York Times illustrators. And breakthrough beer brewers. My buddy, Graham Woodhouse, started up his own titular beer company last year, Woodhouse Brewing Co. And now it's in over 70 bars in Toronto. And good bars at that. The can itself…

What I’ve Learned Inside a Tattoo Shop

Tattoo shops can be intimidating places. Here’s the oxymoron about tattoos: it’s an uber-personal thing that is, in turn, public. What I mean is, your choice of tattoo, be it a skull on fire or a unicorn shitting rainbows, is a form of self-expression. It’s a very personal choice. And that personal choice is then…

Tattoos & Charm

by RYAN BOLTON Okey Doke Tattoo Shop is a good jog from Cabbagetown. When I get to the shop, located at College and Ossington, and gracefully dismount from my bike, I have a good layer of sweat covering my body. Doesn’t bother me, and doesn’t seem to phase Kyle Hollingdrake nor Alex Snelgrove, aka. Big…

Interview with a Tattoo Artist

by RYAN BOLTON, originally published on blogTO. Tat-A-Rama, more than any of the other tattoo shops we've checked out, has a history. Opening its doors for the first time in '87, many of Toronto's top tattoo artists have worked at Tat-A-Rama at one point. There are only a handful of things that keep a tattoo shop…

Tattoo Shop Profiles

I have been working on a set of Toronto's top ink dens with blogTO. And it's been both an enlightening and enjoyable experience. Here's one of my latest pieces, looking at Sal's Tattoo & Barber Shop. by RYAN BOLTON, originally published on blogTO Sal's Tattoo & Barber Shop doesn't cut hair. They used to, a…