Blog

News, updates, tattoo ideas, and insights on Picktheink

Scoot Ink, A Photorealistic Tattoo Artist

Scoot is a photorealistic tattoo artist in Toronto, Ontario.

One particular day while working on King St, a call came into the shop requesting Scoot to tattoo privately at a local upscale hotel. Without question Scoot packed up his equipment and made his way over. When he walked into the room he came face to face with Johnny Depp and six of his close friends. This is a moment Scoot will never forget. Without missing a beat, Scoot set up shop and got down to business. It was shortly after this opportunity that the local media began publishing his work.

Find out why Scoot Ink's work is sought out by so many professional athletes, musicians and actors.

Scoot Ink specializes in photorealistic tattoos in Toronto, ON. Find him on pick the ink.com. @scootink
Scoot Ink specializes in photorealistic tattoos in Toronto, ON. Find him on pick the ink.com. @scootink

"One thing I love the most about being a tattoo artist is just meeting new people everyday, hearing different stories, being able to create my own images."

 
 
 

Shark, An Asian Style Tattoo Artist

Shark is an asian style tattoo artist in Toronto, Ontario.

Shark, originally a tattoo artist based in Korea, has been tattooing for 17 years now. When he first met his sensei in Korea, Master Sengmoon Kim, he was merely 16 years old. Upon becoming Shark’s teacher, Master Kim took him to a Buddhist temple for 3 years to properly learn how to hand-draw a diversity of Asian style arts. After mastering his sketching and drawing techniques, Shark was invited by his master to start tattooing in his shop as an apprentice. After 3 years in Korea, Master Kim sent Shark to Japan for another 2 years to finish his apprenticeship. As a young and upcoming tattoo artist, Shark then moved to Shanghai for a year in order to learn Chinese style tattoo designs and its history in hoping to improve and establish himself as a more well-rounded Asian style tattoo artist. With prior experiences in Korea, Japan, and Shanghai, Shark was able to claim first place in an underground tattoo convention in Korea called Ink Ban after going back from Shanghai. Since then, he had traveled around the world and worked in multiple cities such as Bari in Italy, New Mexico, and even Los Angeles. Already being a well-established tattoo artist, Shark moved back to Korea to tattoo, where he claimed first place once again at the Ink Ban tattoo convention. He relocated to Toronto, Canada on September 21, 2012, and has been tattooing ever since.

Shark specializes in asian style tattoos in Toronto, ON. Find him on pick the ink.com. @master_shark
Shark specializes in asian style tattoos in Toronto, ON. Find him on pick the ink.com. @master_shark

"I already spent so many bad time because of the tattooing in the Korea but still I love it because
when I do the tattooing I feel I alive."

 
 
 

German, An American Traditional Tattoo Artist

German is an American traditional tattoo artist in Toronto, Ontario.

A tattooer from Latin America currently residing in Toronto, Ontario, German specializes in American traditional tattoos. His keen awareness of tattoo history is imbued in his work. Committed to bold lines and clean designs, German creates timeless images with modern tools. His acute attention to detail facilitates the realization of clients' ideas with honesty and delicate craftsmanship.

German specializes in American traditional tattoos in Toronto, ON. Find him on pick the ink.com. @germanshible
German specializes in American traditional tattoos in Toronto, ON. Find him on pick the ink.com. @germanshible

"It is one of the oldest forms of tattooing in the west. It is designed to last the longest in the skin. It is clean, it is quick, it reads from across the street"

 
 
 

Alveno, a Blackwork and Script Tattoo Artist

Alveno is a blackwork, watercolour, and script tattoo artist in Toronto, Ontario.

Specializing in contemporary tattooing and an entrepreneur at heart, Alveno rose in the tattoo industry with his talent and commitment to perfecting his art. As an entrepreneur, Alveno wanted to change the game in the tattoo industry. This lead to the creation of the Matchbox Tattoo Company, Canada's first shipping container converted into a tattoo studio.

Entrepreneur and tattoo artist, Alveno specializes in blackwork, watercolour, and script tattoos. Find him on pick the ink.com. @alveno_tattoo
Copy of Copy of DSC_4474.jpg

"It was a way of making ourselves feel or look a little different than the next person."