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 […]

​​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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

How to Prepare for Your Tattoo Consultation

Preparing for your Tattoo Consultation Preparing for a tattoo can be overwhelming. Sometimes, we have a flood of ideas but are lost for direction. Other times, we have a clear vision but find it difficult to communicate that vision to the artist. This is where consultations come into play. Sometimes even during the consultation, the […]

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