Think before you Ink!

For almost twenty years now, permanent body art has been a growing trend in fashion and popular culture and shows no signs of abating anytime soon. Just look around you! It’s not just sailors, heavy metal musicians, or Maori warriors that get tattoos these days. Everyone, from corporate executives, to clergymen, to suburban soccer moms, even senior citizens now seem to be “getting ink” as having a tattoo becomes both more popular and socially acceptable.

A few of us at Tattoos For Now have been working in the body art industry for almost a decade now, and a sizeable portion of our clientele is made up of people who either have tattoos or are thinking about getting one. From the former category, we’ve seen our fair share of doosies: poor placement, sloppy, crooked execution, horribly dated or cliché designs, even misspelled words! Not surprisingly, many of these people regret not given this irreversible decision a little more thought. Let’s face it, getting a tattoo is pricey – and permanent! Don’t be that guy with the crooked, faux-tribal barbed wire armband tattoo on you for the rest of your life.

Do yourself a favour:


Tattoos For Now  was founded in 2003 and is Western’s Canada’s largest airbrush tattoo company. Our artists can help you with the important decision of whether to get a real tattoo. Book an appointment at our studio with one of our highly skilled airbrush professionals. With a little notice, we can create a custom design for you, or you can choose from among the hundreds of designs we have on file, one of which is likely to be similar in size or style to what you have in mind.

Our tattoos are airbrushing using a safe, alcohol-based bodypaint that dries instantly and looks realistic. The tattoo can last up to a week, though it can be removed quickly and easily with baby oil or rubbing alcohol.

Our clients love our “Think Before You Ink” service! It is a great moment when our clients see their temporary tattoo airbrushed on. They are often surprised at how realistic the airbrush tattoos look and how trying such a service helps in their decision to get a real tattoo.

Sarah Ware tried our service when trying to decide if her and her sister should get matching tattoos. She says, “The experience of getting an airbrush tattoo was fun! My sister and enjoyed it. It did help us get a better idea of whether or not we will get the tattoo. A likely yes!”

Another client, Eloise came to “test try” a celtic cross design. During the consultation, it cam up that Eloise was unsure of the tattoo design she wanted. Our airbrush artist took the time to speak to her about what her concerns were and offering to test alternative designs on her that she had not considered including water colour tattoos. In the end, the client loved the look of a water colour butterfly that suited her vibrant personality.

She had the following to say about her experince: “Nina was amazing. She was remarkably intuitive in helping chose my design including offering advice on what would suit my personality. Her ideas were amazingly accurate to my needs and wishes. I found Tattoos For Now through a friend and I would definitely go back and suggest that anyone who is thinking of getting a permanent tattoo go and see Nina first. Thank you for all your help. I may not have ended up with my final result without all your input.”



Nina Corrie, Owner and Founder of Tattoos for Now says, “Our Think Before You Ink is a unique service that has been embraced by our clients. The process of getting a real tattoo can be daunting for some people and this service really helps our clients feel comfortable that they are making the right decision. In fact, sometimes, our clients have decided to give their tattoo ideas additional thought. Real tattoos are costly to get and even more costly to remove, so we are proud to offer such an innovative service to our clients.”

The pricing for this service ranges from $50-$200 depending on the complexity of the design you would like to test out. If you are interested in booking an appointment or learning more about this service, please call our studio at 604-309-7669. Please note that all appointments must be made in advance.

For more information, please feel free to contact:

Nina Corrie, Principal
T: 604-309-7669