When warmer weather is returning (or you’re heading off to a mid-winter all-inclusive), it’s the perfect time to get a tattoo. Hot days + shorts and tees = more opportunities to show off your chic, new design (it’s basic math, sis). Whether you’ve been itching to get inked for the first time or dying to add another element to your intricate sleeve, these are the best tattoo parlours in Saskatoon. If you’re a tattoo enthusiast like us, click here to check out our fave spots in other major cities across Canada.
Rites of Passage Tattoo
Find it: 634 10th St. E., roptattoo.com
The rundown: As the name would suggest, getting your first tattoo is truly a right of passage (trust us, you’ll be hooked). This family-owned and operated tattoo parlour has six full-time artists (including two badass ladies) and one guest artist every month, so you’re pretty much guaranteed to find a talent that can realize your vision.
Cost: $95 minimum; $150 to $175 per hour
Walk-ins: Yes, every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Tantrix Body Art
Find it: 107 3 Ave. N., tantrixbodyart.com
The rundown: If you’re looking for a complex black and grey design, a colourful piece or a realistic portrait, this award-winning custom tattoo and piercing shop will be your new go-to.
Cost: $80 to $100 minimum; $150 to $160 per hour
Walk-ins: Yes, but only occasionally, so check their Facebook page for announcements
ON2U Body Piercing & Tattoos
Find it: 101A 20th St. W., on2u.ca
The rundown: This bright tattoo and piercing shop is adorned with red walls and an industrial-inspired interior. Owner Veronica Tricker can give you a sweet tat or a chic septum piercing, plus she offers laser tattoo removal for those old designs you’ve fallen out of love with.
Cost: $100 minimum; $80 to $150 per hour