True Love Tattoo offers a bright, comfortable setting for your tattoo experience. We are a friendly studio with knowledgeable staff that provides a welcoming atmosphere that is far from the intimidating shops of the old days. We produce high quality, solid tattoos in a clean, safe environment and look forward to tattooing you here at London's favorite custom tattoo studio.
I finally got my first tattoo yesterday and couldn't possibly love it anymore than I do! Chris is a great artist, and I would defiantly go back/recommend :)
- KALA WOOD
After hearing about this shop and numerous recommendations from friends, my partner and I came in and got our tattoos. He loves his, I love mine and we both really enjoyed the atmosphere! We will be in shortly to book some more work. Thanks!
- RABIAH ELCOCK-GARVEY
I just finished my second tattoo with Dana and couldn't be happier. The first tattoo was a cover up and the new tattoo she gave me is absolutely stunning. The second tattoo was fixing a mistake another artist at another studio made and she turned my tattoo into something I can be really proud of. I can't wait to give her a blank canvas and see what she can do for me!
- TONI SMITH
I just had my second sitting yesterday with Will, working on my 3 cat portrait. I am new to Ontario, and nervous about going to a new shop, but, everyone was super friendly! Made me feel right at ease! So, Will is 2 cats in on the sleeve now, and the work is absolutely beautiful! He is capturing my babies perfectly! Almost brings tears to my eyes to look at them (in a good way!) I am so excited to go back to get the third one, but certainly not the last! I suspect he'll finish that arm...then the other...etc..I will definitely be highly recommending this shop to everyone! Thank you sooooooooo much!!!
- MANDY DAIGLE
Its been 10 years since i have been tattooed my wife and I both just recently got tattooed @ true love by different artists and right from the time we walked in we knew we a found a new tattoo home we are both still in awe of how great our pieces turned out and I recommend true love...... Def 10 outta 10 keep up the great work.
- KAILEE ROBBINS
Great atmosphere, friendly staff, answered all my questions. Great experience for my first tattoo.
- WILFREDO WOLFGANG GARCIA
Yesterday I had my second sitting with Anthony, he is working on a half sleeve for me. My consultation was great we sat down an passed ideas back and forth until we had finalized this amazing master piece. I could not be more happy with how my arm piece is turning out and am extremely excited to see the end result. Further more I would like to thank everyone who works there as they are all very welcoming and friendly. Weather is is going to be your first tattoo or your fiftieth tattoo I highly recommend stopping by and booking a consultation.
- RYAN RIGBY
True Love is the best place to get a tattoo! The shop is really clean, the staff are amazing and the prices are reasonable. Nohl could give lessons in customer service to other businesses. He's very efficient, friendly, polite and extremely helpful. Matthew did my first tattoo in October and I was so impressed with his work that I went back last week and got another tattoo done by him. He turned my obscure ideas into meaningful art that I will always treasure. He is such a talented artist. Both tattoos were memorial tattoos, so it was important that they be perfect - and thanks to Matthew they are. I highly recommend True Love!
Awesome clean place with friendly artists. I got a great tattoo from Garth when I got my Celtic Knot.
- CURTIS THE CHILLER
I've had all my tattoos there, wanting to get more only from there!!!! So much love passion and care for tattoos they defiantly will treat you right. The place I highly recommend for tattoos!!!!
- BECKY SQUIDDLY-DIDDLY
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Below you will find answers to our most common client inquires. For any additional information please call or email the shop.
How do I book an appointment?
Here at True Love Tattoo, we pride ourselves in giving our clients exactly what they are looking for. We set up a free consultation with one of artists best suited for the task at hand. From there we will book you in accordingly, for actual tattoo time. Our artists are highly sought out, which means we do not offer Walk-ins.
You may call or email to book a free consultation appointment to discuss your ideas with the artist of your choice. All clients are required to reserve their tattoo appointments with a deposit. Depsoits are $50.00 per hour booked.
What is a consultation?
Consultations are a free half hour meeting with the artist of your choice to discuss your tattoo ideas. During your consultation you will submit any reference material (pictures, etc) you have collected and discuss the details you would like included in your original design. Details include subject matter, size, placement, and colour scheme. Once the artist feels they have sufficient information to proceed with your design, they will give you a reasonable estimate for cost and time.
How much does it cost?
At True Love Tattoo we charge an hourly shop rate of $170.00, with a shop minimum of $100.00. Tattoo prices are adjusted based on actual tattoo time. During your free half hour consultation your artist will give you a reasonable estimate for cost and time.
What types of payment do you accept?
We accept cash, debit and e-transfer.
Do I have to pay a deposit? What if I cancel?
Yes, all tattoo appointments will require a deposit of $50.00 for every hour of time booked in order to hold your appointment. 1 hour = $50.00, 2 hours = $100.00, etc. If you have booked multiple tattoo appointments, you will only put down a deposit for your first appointment.
Your deposit will be held until until your final tattoo appointment, at which time it will be deducted from your total amount owing for that day.
We require at least 48 hours notice if you wish to cancel or reschedule your tattoo appointment, otherwise you forfeit your deposit. DEPOSITS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.
Do you sell gift certificates?
Yes, we most certainly do! Gift certificates can be made out in any denomination. Gift certificates are a fantastic idea for that person who is hard to shop for.
How old do I have to be to get tattooed?
We require that all tattoo recipients be consenting adults, at least 18 years of age or older. We do not tattoo anyone under the age of 18, regardless of parental consent.
Is everything sterilized, are you inspected?
Absolutely. We are required to accommodate random inspections by the Middlesex London Health Unit on a bi-annual basis. During which time the inspector does a thorough inspection of our facility, tools and supplies.
Every product used at the shop is 'one time use' and disposable including all needles and barriers used during the tattoo procedure. Everything is prepackaged and nothing is ever reused. We pride ourselves on providing a safe and secure environment for our clients and staff.
May I bring a friend?
Yes, when necessary we do encourage our clients to bring a supportive friend with them to their tattoo appointments. We just ask that you limit your support to only one friend, thank you.
During consultations however, we ask that you attend on your own. If you have booked with a friend for a consultation you will be seen individually by your artist.
May I bring my kids with me to my appointment?
For your consultation appointment, it is not an issue to bring your children with you (let us know ahead of time) as the appointment is only a 30 minute chat with your artist. However, for your actual tattoo appointment, please make arrangements for your child to be taken care of outside of the studio as children are a definite distraction to you, the artists and the other clientele and there is no one here able to help take care of your children.
May I receive a tattoo when I am pregnant?
Please speak to your family doctor for more information. This is a crucial time for you and your baby and any chance, even limited, of complications should be avoided.
Does it hurt?
Yes, tattooing does hurt, but for most it is not an unbearable pain. Everyone's pain tolerance is different, so you will have to make your own judgement call as to whether you are an appropriate candidate to receive a tattoo. Most people compare it to a bad sunburn or a cat scratch, and usually after the procedure they comment that it really wasn't that bad.
Do you offer piercing?
No, we do not offer piercing.
227 Wharncliffe Rd. S.
London, Ontario N6J 2L3
We are a custom tattoo studio and generally book in advance, however we do take walk-ins when there is availability.
If you would like to get tattooed please call the shop, email us, or message us on facebook to book an appointment.
CONTACT THE SHOP
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