The Tell Tale Heart is a one-of-a-kind custom tattoo studio located in downtown Oakville, Ontario. 

“The best tattoo shop in Oakville!” – Andrew Robb. Opened in March 2016, THE TELL TALE HEART takes its name from the famous Edgar Allan Poe short story, and is the culmination of the founders’ combined lifelong passions for tattooing, film, art and literature. All of our spectacular artists are by appointment only and usually booked at least few months out, but we also  accept “phone-ins” subject to artist availability. Please call us to see if we have someone available for small to medium same day tattoos.  Subscribe to our mailing list to receive announcements about our special events! (Sorry, we do not do piercing.) We are located at 133 Kerr St in downtown Oakville, just a few steps from Lakeshore. There is ample free parking behind our building, so pay us a visit and see why we keep getting voted BEST TATTOO STUDIO every year!

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meet our artists

With more than 65 years combined professional tattooing experience, our team of world-class artists is here to bring your vision to life.

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Curious about how to properly heal your new tattoo? Follow these simple instructions to ensure proper healing and longevity of your new tattoo. You don't need any fancy creams or special stuff, just simple and basic care!

We're moving to Downtown Oakville! 133 Kerr St. Location opens Jan 18th, 2022.