Originally opened on Brant Street in Burlington as a family business in March 2016, TELL TALE HEART TATTOO 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. TELL TALE HEART TATTOO is proud to have contributed to the local economy and quickly become a landmark in Burlington, with visitors from all over Canada and the abroad making the trek every day to get a custom tattoo with one of our in-demand artists – some of whom were booked a year in advance. We moved to downtown Oakville in January of 2022, where we continue to provide superior custom tattooing and exceptional customer service to our clients.
We are proud to be winners of the Burlington Post Reader’s Choice Diamond Award for Best Tattoo Studio in 2018, 2019, 2021 and the Platinum Award in 2020 and 2022. With the help of our friends and family, we built the shop with our bare hands, with the goal of making the place itself a work of art. Customers line up around the block on our Surprise Walk-In-Days for an opportunity to get a small tattoo from one of our fine artists.
In addition to Superior Custom Tattooing, we also contribute to the local arts scene by curating art shows that showcase the work of international artists including horror icon Clive Barker (Hellraiser), Hellboy’s Mike Mignola, dark artists Travis Louie, Chet Zar, Nat Jones (30 Days of Night), and many others.
For these efforts, we have been awarded the Platinum award for Best Art Gallery four years in a row. The place is a veritable museum, unlike any tattoo shop in the world. Come and visit us at 133 Kerr Street in downtown Oakville and see why we keep getting voted BEST TATTOO STUDIO every year!
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