How Has COVID Affected My Skin?


Hand sanitizer can make your skin dry, itchy and burning. The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on the very existence of human civilization. As a matter of fact, it still is having an impact and we don’t yet know the full magnitude of its effects on us. In some ways, what happened in […]

Keloids and Bumps on New Piercings: What You Need To Know

What do I do if I have a bump on my new piercing, and how do I get it to go away? Understanding keloids and what to do if you get one. One of the most frustrating things that can happen after getting a new piercing is noticing a small to large size bump located around […]

​​How Did Skin Become a Canvas? 


Why people tattoo their skin and how it all started Art is the creation of something from nothing. It might be a drawing, a painting, a sculpture, a wooden carving, a cooked meal, a manufactured product, a written song, or a tattoo. Human beings have been creating things on Earth since the beginning of time. […]

A Guide to Different Types of Body Piercings, Ear Piercings & More

Choose quality over flash when it comes to body piercing jewelry. Research styles, metals, and reputable studios for comfortable healing. Learn more here. Understanding Your Choices Before Your Piercing Appointment Different Types of Body Piercing Jewelry We Offer at North York Ink When you hear the word ‘jewelry’, your brain probably lights up with images […]

The Top 10 Most Painful Places On Your Body to Get a Tattoo (In Our Opinion!)

The most commonly asked question we get here at North York Ink from clients who have never gotten a tattoo before is, “Does it hurt?” The short answer is yes, tattoos hurt. There’s no such thing as a painless tattoo! Anyone who tells you differently is probably the type of person that sleeps with their […]

The Top 5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Go To Claire’s for Your Next Piercing

Why Claire’s and other similar retail chains that offer piercing services are bad for you. Piercings are a popular form of body modification and self-expression, and often something that is done in the spur of the moment. However, as we stress over and over again to our online audience, where you choose to get your […]

Why You Should AVOID Getting Tattoos in the Summer Months

Leisure in summer - Rear of beautiful women tan relax on beach with tattoo on foot. retro filter effect

Think before you ink! Getting a tattoo in summer might not be the best idea. Protect your new tattoo from the sun, and consider colder months. One of the biggest misconceptions when it comes to getting a tattoo in the summer is that the Sun is your friend. Though the Sun does provide many health […]

Everything You Need to Know Before Getting a Tongue Piercing

Every Question You Have, Answered Ready to take your tongue game to the next level? Don’t fret, we’ve got the inside scoop on all things tongue piercings! From their fascinating history to the nitty-gritty of what to expect during your appointment, we’ve got you covered. And with a variety of jewelry options available, we’re here […]

Why Tattoo Consultations are a MUST, before your Appointment!

A quick guide to understanding why Tattoo Consultations are so Important! Tattoo consultations are a key component in all successful tattoo experiences. They allow our artists and our clients the opportunity to thoroughly discuss the design, placement, and size of the tattoo.  Here are a few reasons why the initial tattoo consultation is important: At […]

What type of metal is best for a piercing? 

Understanding the advantages and disadvantages of your jewelry selection Jewelry, originally made from materials like – bone, animal teeth, shells, wood, and carved stones – was once worn solely for its ‘magical’ properties. Today, high quality jewelry has become an indicator of wealth, social status, religion, currency and overall adornment, made from the ‘Noble Metals’ […]

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