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Here's the problem: How do you decide whether Picasso was a better artist than Rembrant? Is there really a 'right' answer? In reality, the choice between Picasso and Rembrant is a matter of personal taste because both are at the height of their craft. The same goes for the top tattoo shops. Nevertheless, we gave it our best shot.
To help narrow the field, in addition to raw tattooing talent we looked at other elements: the business, the shop environment, the personalities, the customer base. I guess you could sum it all up as the 'X' factor.
After doing tons of research, we narrowed it down to one shop for 2013: Queen St. West's FY Ink.
FY Ink houses some of the city's best tattoo artists, particularly when it comes to portraits and realism. However, they have the talent to do any sort of tattoo and that's why many celebrities (actors, basketball players, etc.) swear by the shop.
About FY Ink:
Contact FY Ink here to book an appointment. And tell them DapperPlanet.com sent you.Forever Young Ink is a premier custom tattoo and piercing studio located in the Art & Design District on Queen Street West in Toronto. Housing a young, talented and diverse roster of artists who specialize in a wide array of styles from black & grey and color realism to traditional/ art nouveau and highly experienced piercers in an open concept space, Forever Young Ink also aims to inspire and showcase the culture of our generation through the various social events they hold and participate in.
But first, take a look at some of the tattoos below by two of FY Ink's finest: Potter and Q.
Sample Tattoo by Potter:
Sample Tattoo by Q: