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    Bike tatoo in Ottawa or Montreal?

    I'd like to get a bike-themed tattoo and the few tattoo parlours I checked out here in O-town had nothing to suggest... Any recommendations? I live in Ottawa but visit Montreal once in a while.

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    If you figure out a design concept you like, a good tattoo artist should be able to draw something up for you. I would resist selecting something off their wall. If you come up with the concept, it will be unique.

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    I recommend you go with whoever is cheapest.
    I used to know a bike mechanic/tatoo artist but I don't know if he is still working in either biz.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LarDasse74 View Post
    I recommend you go with whoever is cheapest.
    I used to know a bike mechanic/tatoo artist but I don't know if he is still working in either biz.
    I don't recommend that at all. I've done that before and ended up with garbage work that had to be covered up.

    Ask around and get recommendations.

    After all, you will presumably have your tattoo for life; you don't want it to be done badly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ottawa_adam View Post
    I don't recommend that at all. I've done that before and ended up with garbage work that had to be covered up.

    Ask around and get recommendations.

    After all, you will presumably have your tattoo for life; you don't want it to be done badly.
    But you could save $$!!!

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    In my experience, saving money on a tattoo usually means getting a low quality job, that will need correction in the future. A tattoo is permanent. You can't decide to return it if you don't like the end result. It's your body, your choice, but I don't make this kind of decision lightly.

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    I always thought the penny farthing from the end credits of The Prisoner would be a fun tattoo.

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