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Wait for it….winter is coming. There, we got that overused meme-stamp out of the way so let’s get down to business.

Yes indeed, the season is upon us and some of you are considering getting your first or second tattoo. As such, you have a lot of questions, and one of them is in regards to whether or not there is anything you need to know about getting inked in the weeks surrounding the December 21 solstice. The weather is cold and you’re dressed to the hilt and want to make sure your new tattoo gets the care it needs to heal to perfection. Today, we’re going to address all of your questions and concerns.

4 Things You Need to Know About Getting a Tattoo This Winter

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Snowboarding After Getting a Tattoo Vancouver Toronto

Greater Vancouver is surrounded by world class snowboarding, from Grouse Mountain to Whistler Blackcomb there’s a something for everyone. For those of you in Toronto, Mount St. Louis Moonstone and Blue Mountain Resort beckon from just under two hours from our Queen Street studio. Bottom line, is that whether you’ve got slopes in your backyard or you plan on making a snowboarding trip this winter, your stoked for the arrival of the season.

While the snowboarding and tattoo cultures certainly cross over, some of you are wondering if OK to seek fresh powder after getting a fresh tattoo. You’re about to participate in a pretty intense outdoor winter sport after all, and want to make sure you’re not putting your investment in ink at risk. Just in time for opening season (depending upon when you’re finding this article) Adrenaline is here to weigh in to answer your questions and concerns.

4 Things You Need to Know Before Hitting the Slopes After Getting a Tattoo

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Getting a Tattoo and Piercing on the Same Day

A walk in the forest may help with your decision

Can you get a tattoo and piercing on the same day? Believe it or not, this question comes up from time to time, and to be honest, there is no clear cut answer. Of course, it’s absolutely viable, but whether or not you should, or if a given studio/shop will agree to do it, depends a lot on you. Read below to see what we mean.

5 Things to Consider If You Want to Get a Tattoo and Piercing on the Same Day

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Laser Tattoo Fading for Cover Up

Give your cover up tattooist a cleaner canvas

We seem to be spending a lot of time talking about laser tattoo removal of late, as the demand for more information keeps piling up. While it may seem strange for a business that is first and foremost a tattoo parlor to encourage such candor, we absolutely do. In the end, we don’t want to be known for populating the country with the most tattoos possible, but for delivering the highest quality tattoos, ones that people are actually stoked to live with.

In one of those aforementioned recent pieces, we answered your question about whether you should consider laser removal or a cover up for your unsatisfactory ink. In that article, we introduced the concept of fading, a procedure which combines modern laser application together with traditional cover up methodology. Today, we’re going to dive deeper into the details behind this highly effective means to replacing an unwanted tattoo.

Using Laser Tattoo Removal to Make Your Cover Up Better

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Benefits of Laser Tattoo Removal

Don’t worry, there’s a better option

Tattoo removal has been around as long as body ink. And just how the tattooing process was once a crude one, removal too was cringe worthy, perhaps more so when you consider the antiquated methods. Heck, even today some services continue to use trichloroacetic acid to remove tattoos. Yes, acid.

Thankfully, you now have a better option – laser tattoo removal. But alas not all laser systems are created equal. As one of Canada’s premier studios offering tattoo removal as a service, we have carefully chosen the world’s first picosecond laser and the most advanced tattoo removal laser around. Today as we look at the benefits of choosing laser for your tattoo removal, we will focus on the best possible system out there, PicoSure with patented PressureWave technology.

Top 5 Advantages of PicoSure Laser Tattoo Removal 

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Should I Get My Eyebrows Tattooed - Microbladed - Vancouver

Eyebrow tattooing and microblading is becoming big business in the image-conscious cities of Vancouver and Toronto. The delicate hairs above the eye that follow the shape of the lower margin of your brow ridge have a major impact on your appearance. Because of this, people are taking longterm or permanent cosmetic action to alter the shape, fullness, and symmetry of their brows to highlight the eyes and better frame the face.

Eyebrow tattooing is a permanent solution which uses ink, and follows the traditional practice of getting tattooed. Eyebrow microblading is a non permanent (typically lasts up to a year or 18-months) method that applies pigment (vs ink) to the second dermal layer of your skin in fine strokes using a specialized hand-held tool. Both are very effective, with preferences varying by individual needs. The intent of this article however, is to help you decide whether or not you should consider moving forward with either, or to leave your brow as it is now.

5 Reasons Why You Should Consider Getting Your Eyebrows Tattooed or Microbladed

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Can You Tattoo Over a Scar

Some scars are badass and come with a backstory that makes for great cocktail party fodder. However, most of us didn’t get stitches from going blow to blow with a croc in Costa Rica or attempting a 900 aerial at a local skatepark. Nope, for the most part they come from a bout of clumsiness or a surgery we’d prefer to forget. Whichever the case, if Polysporin didn’t do the trick and you’re left with an unsightly blemish on your otherwise perfect epidermis then you’re wondering if a tattoo is a viable option to cover it up. There’s no clear cut answer to this query as every case is different, but we can provide you with the intel you need to determine your next course of action.

5 Things You Need to Know If You’re Considering a Tattoo to Cover Up a Scar

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Tattoo Removal or Cover Up

Are you tired of looking at your tattoo? Whatever the reason may be for wanting it wiped clean from your canvas, you know you want it gone. The problem however, is that you’re torn between removal and a cover up. The good news, is that you have choices, and as a full service tattoo business with shops in Vancouver and Toronto that offer both options, we have lots of insight on the matter. Today, we’ll take a look at what you need to consider before making your big decision.

4 Things You Need to Consider When Deciding Between a Tattoo Removal and Cover Up

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Where Should I Get My First Body Piercing

Ears, check. Now where should you get your next “first” piercing? It’s a question that everyone who wishes to expand beyond the lobes and upper ear cartilage struggles with. And like with a first tattoo, placement plays an essential role in the experience, aftercare, and overall satisfaction. Given that Adrenaline boasts premier piercing studios in Greater Vancouver and Toronto, both of which accept walk-ins, we know what you’re going through. Today, we’re going to take a look at the most popular first-time body piercing zones so that you can make a more confident decision about the placement of your own.

*Disclaimer: Pain threshold, recovery time, reaction to body jewelry, and risk of rejection varies by person. If you have any any blood borne diseases, illnesses, or a strong history of keloids, inform your piercer.

5 Parts of the Body You Should Consider for Your “First” Piercing and What You Need to Know

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Where on the Body to Get a Tattoo

Nothing is off limits when it comes to where on the body to get a tattoo, and we mean…nothing. That being said, there are certainly many things to consider, especially if this is your first foray into the world of body ink. Having parlors populated by artists that have indeed tattooed on every imaginable inch of the human epidermis, we’re more than qualified and happy to provide you with some insight into this important decision.

5 Things to Consider When it Comes to Tattoo Placement

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Reasons to Get Permanent Makeup

By definition, permanent makeup (aka cosmetic tattoo) is a cosmetic procedure which employs the discipline of tattooing as a means of producing designs that mimic traditional makeup. Common applications include eyebrow tattoos, eyelash enhancement, lip liner, beauty marks, and a variety of other permanent color enhancements to facial skin. Given its effectiveness (when done by a professional), the decision to undergo the procedure is one that should be well thought out. Today, we take a look at some darn good reasons why permanent makeup may be right for you.

3 Logical Motivations for Getting a Cosmetic Tattoo

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How to Prepare Your Skin for a Tattoo

You’ve weighed the considerations, done your homework in regards choosing a studio and a tattooist, and you’re ready to get a tattoo in the very near future. Awesome. And now, given your nature for being a person who performs their due diligence, you’re wondering about how to best prepare the area on your body so that your ink comes through with shining success. Of course, a professional parlor known for upholding the strictest standards in health and safety will properly prep your epidermis minutes prior to putting ink to skin, but what about day weeks and days leading up to the big moment? That’s where you come in. Today, we’re here to provide some do-it-yourself guidance on this important topic.

5 DIY Tips to Preparing Your Skin Before Getting a Tattoo

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Should I Remove My Tattoos

There was a time when the question above was not a reasonable one to ask. Watch the last 5-minutes of Sons of Anarchy Season 1 Episode 5 for clarity on that statement. But thankfully we live in an era where tattoo removal is now a viable option for those of stuck with ink they no longer want. But still, it’s not an easy decision to make. While our satisfied clients don’t have to consider today’s quandary, we’re here to help those of you who are on the fence about making this important decision.

5 Reasons Why Tattoo Removal May Be the Right Choice for You

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Should I Get a Tattoo

So you’re pondering whether or not to get a tattoo. You’ve asked your friends and family and now you’ve gone online to ask the web for its opinion, leading you here. Now we know what you’re thinking – how can a tattoo shop not give a bias answer to this question? Look, we’re all about transparency when it comes to ink (you know what we mean) which is why we’re here to help you decide if now is indeed the time to get your first tattoo. We realize that in doing so we may sway you in the other direction, but we’d prefer you make the right choice for you. While we offer tattoo removal services, we envision a world where such a thing isn’t necessary, and that starts with following everything you read below.

5 Things You Need to Consider When Deciding Whether or Not You Should Get Your First Tattoo

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How Soon Can You Go in the Ocean After Getting a Tattoo

With the remainder of the summertime forecast in the Lower Mainland indicating more dry and hot days to come, those about to get a tattoo from our Greater Vancouver studios are wondering when it will be safe (Jaws not included) to get back into the nearby ocean. We know how tempting it can be to join your crew in saltwater festivities, but it’s important not to jump the gun. Today, we provide you with some insight into what you need to know before getting back into the ocean after getting inked.

Four Key Things to Know and Consider Before Going Into the Ocean After Getting Tattooed

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How to Choose a Tattoo Artist in Vancouver and Toronto

Getting your first tattoo, or a tattoo in a new city where you have no connections to tap into, requires some homework. Yes, you can easily reference reviews of local studios and follow these tips on how to choose a tattoo shop, but what about the artists themselves? After all, they are the ones who you will form a brief but intimate union with for a few hours or more. Their work will be forever inked on your canvas and so performing due diligence is a must to say the least. Easier said than done, right?

Today, Adrenaline Studios is here to provide you with some intel on how to choose a tattooist so that you can make a more educated choice about where to go and who to see to get your ink.

5 Things to Look for When Choosing a Tattoo Artist Near You

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Given that you have just searched “how to choose a tattoo shop” you are likely on the verge of getting your very first tattoo – so congratulations! Exciting times aside, it can be a bit daunting deciding how to choose the best studio in a city (from Vancouver to Toronto), for you. We get that, which is why we have put together a short but succinct guide on how to pick a parlor that won’t leave you scarred from the experience, literally and figuratively.

7 Things to Look for When Choosing a Tattoo Studio Near You

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