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Cosmetic Tattooing

Cassandra has been a professional in the makeup industry for 19 years, starting out in fashion, editorial and theatre. After graduating from SoMA (School of makeup art) with honours, her career progressed into FX for film and television. She later went on to teach at SoMA and culminated her FX career as a shop coordinator in an FX studio here in Toronto.

With her passion for makeup and anatomy, Cassandra made the transition to cosmetic tattooing. She has been blessed with the privilege of studying under two of the top masters in Europe. She completed all of her training in Europe to ensure that her clients will receive the most current techniques and treatments available. Cassandra was also the first person in Canada to be fully certified by Phibrows master, Branko Babic.

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Tattoos last forever

The Holiday season is upon us once again.  What to get for that person who has everything?  We have a solution.  An Adrenaline gift card makes an excellent gift that keeps giving…Forever!!  Gift cards are good for anything we sell.  Tattoos, Piercings, Jewelry or clothing and accessories.  Cut out the frustration.  Any recipient will surely be grateful for your thoughtful gift.  Leave the rest to us.

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Health Educators Recertification

After a long week of seminars the entire Adrenaline Toronto staff would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to @David Vidra founder of @Health Educators Inc. for yet another informative week of re-certification.  For those not in the know, Health Educators is the gold standard when it comes to training and information for the Tattoo and Piercing industry.  This weeks re-certification program included:
1.Sterilization Theory and Practicum
2.Infection Control and Bloodborne Pathogens For The Modification Community
3.Anatomy Of The Skin And Principles Of Wound Care For Tattooing
4.Theory and Practical Application Of Wound Care and Documentation

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Adrenaline Toronto 2 for 1 Piercing Day

Adrenaline Toronto is excited to announce that our first Customer Appreciation Day was a huge success! Its was great to see the Adrenaline Army pile into the shop to take advantage of our offer of 2 for 1 piercings. It was so much fun seeing everybody, old faces and new. We look forward to our next Customer Appreciation Day, and we hope you do as well! Thanks for the love and support Toronto, keep it coming!

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Adrenaline Toronto 2 for 1 Piercing Day

This Wednesday February 26th, 2014 Adrenaline Toronto is proud to present our first Customer Appreciation Day featuring 2 for 1 simple piercings on a first come first served basis.  This event is our way of showing Toronto how much we appreciate being voting #1 piercing shop in Toronto by Now magazine.  Thank you very much for your loyalty and enjoy your day!!!

You will be charged for the piercing and jewelry of greater value and receive the second piercing and jewelry free of charge.  Both piercings must be performed on the same person to be eligible.  Cannot be combined with any other offers.  Valid government ID demonstrating a minimum age of 16 years is required.  Some jewelry is excluded from this offer.  See in store for details.

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Sailor Jerry Flash Day

Old School Designs at Old School Prices!

On January 14 we will be doing a Sailor Jerry Flash Day!

Come on in on the 14th and we will have several flash sheets ready to go with designs ranging form $45-$95! All tattoos will be a first come first serve walk in basis so get down here early to get in line! Please note that all designs must be on ARMS or LEGS, no rib bangers today sorry folks!

Make sure to remember to bring valid government issued photo ID, have a good meal beforehand and try not to be hungover!Adrenaline_Sailor Jerry Bday_carousel-2 copy

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Best In The City

Adrenaline Toronto would like to thank YOU, Toronto, for voting us Best In The City!

You guys are the best and without you, we wouldn’t be able to do what we do!

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Booking A Tattoo

Booking a tattoo at Adrenaline can be a really easy and exciting process. We have a lot of talented artists that can accommodate your every need. Despite being a very busy shop, we can often take walk-ins, depending on the day’s schedule. However, we always recommend booking an appointment so your spot is secured.

For a walk-in, you’ll generally need to have the tattoo design ready to go, or have it easy to find (like easy to Google, chosen off our flash wall, or easy to type up). So come prepared for a walk-in if that’s what you’re hoping to do. Unfortunately big pieces that need modifying are harder to do as a walk-in, unless we have huge appointments available.

Sailor Jerry Flash

For simple pieces, or, if you have the design ready, this can most likely be booked straight in without requiring a consultation. We do need to see the image first however. This is critical to the tattoo booking process. The reason we need the final image, even for script bookings, is so our artists can check that the design will work as a tattoo, and also to allocate the right amount of time to complete the tattoo. The tattoo may be quick, but we must make sure we allocate enough time to follow our strict hygiene protocol (this includes set-up and tear-down).

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When looking to book your tattoo, let us know the exact placement on the body as well, as this can affect the length of the booking and the difficulty of the tattoo. For example, a tattoo on the arm is a lot faster and easier than a tattoo on the ribs.

Thinking Of Inking

We always recommend coming into the store to make a booking so our helpful staff can assist you throughout the process. If you live in the wider Toronto area, come in and see us; we’re super-easy to get to.

We do have a lot of international and out-of-town visitors who would like a tattoo, however. In this instance we may be able to book via email. We’ll need the exact image, the body placement and the sizing to do this. For anything custom, even if you’re from out of town, you’ll unfortunately need a face-to-face consultation, as information can get lost in translation and our artists will need to take a tracing of your body part before preparing their drawing.

If you need an artist to design your tattoo, or if it’s a large or challenging piece, a consultation will be required. Consults are free and are generally a 15 to 30 minute allocation of time to discuss your tattoo ideas with an artist. It’s important to select an artist whose style matches your idea. For example, you wouldn’t pick a traditional artist to do a black and grey realism piece. So check our artist portfolios thoroughly to make sure you’re picking an artist whose style matches your idea closest; all portfolios are in-store and on our website and Facebook page. Bring high quality reference images, preferably printed rather than on a small phone screen, and provide our artists with as much information as possible, while trusting their artistic input and abilities.

Custom Drawing

Once you’ve had a consultation with an artist, you’ll need to give them some time to put the piece together. This could take a number of days or weeks depending on what’s being designed, but the wait will be worth it. Remember, our artists have a large number of clients to draw for and these drawings are done on their days off, so we’ll try and get you booked as soon as possible after your consultation.

Custom Tattoos

For all appointments, whether custom or not, we require a deposit. This can range between $40 to $300 depending on the length of the booking our artists request. The deposit secures your appointment and will go towards the final cost of the tattoo. Custom pieces normally require larger deposits and are non-refundable; the deposit goes to their drawing time in creating the tattoo, but will also be deducted from the cost of the final tattoo session. We cannot hold an appointment without a deposit, but we do accept cash, debit or credit to make it easier.

To reschedule an appointment, or to cancel, we’ll need 48 hours notice. If it’s within the 48 hours, you will lose your deposit, so give us plenty of notice.

You will need government issued photo identification to get tattooed at Adrenaline. The age requirement is 18, although some artists will tattoo you at 17 years of age at their discretion, with parental consent and a parent present, with matching photo identification.

Government Issued ID

Be well rested and have a large, healthy meal prior to your tattoo appointment so your body has plenty of energy for the experience. Tattoos hurt in various degrees, so the better you look after yourself prior to the tattoo, the more comfortable you’ll be. Wear practical clothing for the tattoo, shower beforehand, and bring a drink and snacks for longer sessions.

Our shop rate averages to $150 per hour. Some artists, however, charge based upon the piece, but we will normally get you a price quote prior to commencing your tattoo.

Booking in for a tattoo at Adrenaline Toronto, with all this information, should make for an awesome experience. Hope to see you soon.

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Nuit Blanche

Nuit Blanche 2013 was a huge success for Adrenaline Toronto. The party rages on until 5 in the morning at the shop. We opened our doors to the family, be it staff, old and new friends and anyone looking to drop by. We had our artists Justin Murphy tattooing at the front for hours as well as Kevin our shop manager Djing behind the counter and keeping the crowd live all night and morning! We had 2 body piercers going all night, knocking out procedure after procedure right until 5 in the morning. The streets were packed, and tons of people stopped by to watch in the window as Justin tattooed his client right up until we closed. Yet again, another successful Nuit Blanche and we are eagerly awaiting next year’s festivities. If we didn’t see you, hope to see you next year for the madness that ensues!

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