Black Line Studio Toronto, Canada.
Tattoos are no longer huge garish things that only people who don’t tend to live in the mainstream wear. Today, every type of person can find, like, and enjoy a tattoo that suits them and expresses their style. Also, people of every age group are now venturing forth and getting their first tattoo. Tattooing today is an art.
Thursday, September 1st my baby daughter stopped being a baby and turned 18 years old. She chose to celebrate her entry into the adult world by getting a tattoo. I supported her decision and went with her to my favourite Tattoo and Piercing Studio here in Toronto, called Black Line Studio.
Over the years my daughter and I have always enjoyed friendly, creative, and top professional service from Black Line. I have a tattoo and a few piercings and my daughter previously got a piercing at Black Line. We are not surprised that they are the recipient of Toronto’s “Best Tattoo Studio” award.
At this visit my daughter’s choice of a tattoo was a small script of the word “Pebbles” written on her inner left wrist. Pebbles is the name of her beloved cat which she has had since she was twelves years old and he was a tiny scrap of a kitten.
We adopted Pebbles from a shelter where he lived after being rescued as a new-born, along with his brothers from the streets of Toronto. A sweet, caring woman took them into her home and fed the litter by dropper until they were strong enough to drink from a bottle.
From day one when Pebbles came to our house, he and my daughter bonded for life. There will never be another, Pebbles, in her life. I agree with her that having his name tattooed on her wrist will always be a lovely heartfelt reminder of her precious cat.
Lorena was Samantha’s tattoo artist on Thursday, and coincidently it was her birthday too! We all agreed that the coincidence was a good omen.
Lorena’s bubbly personality and welcoming chat quickly put my daughter at ease while she prepared all of her equipment. I’m always amazed at how spotless and modern everything is at Black line. The atmosphere feels like a cross between a Spa and Art Gallery.
Did it hurt? Yes, according to my daughter, but not unbearably so and Lorena was fantastic. She worked with exceptional expertise, managing to combine a good speed, perfect lines, and smooth movement at all times.
Not one tear dropped, and a perfect tattoo emerged.
My daughter loves her tattoo and so do I. Actually, I want a script tattoo from Lorena, now!
How do you think “Surprising Lives” would look written down my arm or somewhere? I’m just kidding.
So my baby is now an adult, which is especially astonishing at my young age! And she walked ‘The Black Line’ on her 18th Birthday. A splendid way to celebrate, I would say.
Note: This article is a personal account and story. My daughter and I did not receive any special benefits or services from Black line Studio. Happy belated birthday to Lorena.