During a time when Tattoos were considered an underground art mainly catering to certain groups of people, James O’Donnell, Owner and Operator of Artatorture,  took his long time passion of one of the oldest art forms and opened a Tattoo Parlour.  Soon after opening its doors, the Studio moved around the corner to a larger location to accommodate its significant growth.

Artatorture Tattoos is Licensed by The City of Toronto and adheres to all safety and sterilization protocols as directed by The Toronto Board of Health.  The equipment is state of the art with some of the newest tattoo machines on the market.  We use vegan ink and pre-sterilized disposable needles.  We will take the time to sit with you, help you design your tattoo and answer all of your questions.   Our emphasis is on quality and a safe and comfortable setting.

The talented artists at Artatorture take their work very seriously. Each artist has had formal training in Art and is involved in many other art projects of their own.  They take great pride in their art form and endeavour to ensure that every customer is thrilled with their new artwork.

Artatorture has a long and illustrious client list, including celebrities such as “3 Days Grace”, Jully Black, ODB (of Wu Tang Clan fam), Mike Maksudian (former Toronto Blue Jay), Curtis “Cujo” Joseph (former Toronto Maple Leaf), and has been consulted for many TV and Movie shows over the years including, Rookie Blue,  Wharehouse 13, Princess, To Die For, Red Blooded American Woman Part II,  just to name a few.

We are conveniently located in downtown Toronto,  just 4 lights east of Yonge Street at:  220 Queen Street East (at Sherbourne Street) Toronto, Ontario.


Laura M
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I've been getting pierced & Tattooed at Artatorture for nearly 20 years and they have been consistently professional and friendly, always giving pro advice and confident in their skill. Coming back today for more!
Jayden G
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Amazing artists, very talented and you can see their passion for their craft. Gotten two tattoos here and counting. Highly suggest them especially if anything marvel or a fun sort of tattoo.
Pierre D
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Great experience with James as a walk-in on a random Tuesday for a piece in script of personal significance. Friendly, professional and down to earth. Would definitely recommend and will go back again.
Sukhi G
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I just got my second big piece from James!!! Not only does he provide great deals but he does an exceptional job on the tattoo you are getting at the moment but also ensures to implement your other previous tattoos (done by James) into the design . Highly recommended! I can't wait to go back to get more done.
Khomal D
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Had my second forearm tattoo with James, he did a great work. And all in all, everyone is so nice and friendly. Had a great experience.
Marie K
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Never disappointed! Artists and staff are beyond amazing, attentive and flexible. They aim to please on all levels. Clean environment, great pricing! I felt secure getting a tat here with all the precautions they are taking and the quality of work is like no other! I leave with a unique piece of art for life!.
Natalie L
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Had a spontaneous decision to get a piercing and they were able to fit me in. Great service and friendly atmosphere. Would definitely recommend
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Got my very first tattoo with James. He gave me an experience I will never forget. He was very patient and walked me through what I will expect. Will highly recommend James. Very satisfied.
Brianne M
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The staff are super friendly and accommodating and atmosphere is welcoming. The shop has a ton of cool stuff inside that serve as great conversation pieces. I've had 3 tattoos done here and recommend stopping in to all my friends who want something done. 🙂
Shantel S
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Just want to start this off by saying that there is absolutely no tattoo artist in Toronto better than James. My brother and I stopped in for a tattoo this afternoon and the service, passion and attention to detail was just what we remembered from years ago when James did our first tattoos. He is extremely professional, and his shop is beyond spotless. Needless to say, both my Brother and I will never go to another place ever. We have over 30 tattoos between the two of us, and only done by James. 11/10.

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