Custom Vancouver Tattoo Shop
Welcome to Gastown Tattoo Parlour, a local Vancouver tattoo shop! Our focus is to break the image of the stereotypical tattoo parlour ,while still remaining true to the roots of a traditional tattoo shop. We are a blend of old school values combined with modern day safety standards. Here at G.T.P. our mission is to provide you with quality and original tattoo art using advanced sterilization techniques, produced in a comfortable and safe environment by professionals.
Our tattoo studio is a sanctuary of creative self-expression and we hold a zero-attitude-policy. Each client is treated as an individual with integrity and respect. We strive to be the type of tattoo shop where you feel comfortable the moment you walk through our door.
In addition to tattooing, we offer other aesthetic services as well. Laser tattoo removal for full removal and fading for coverups. In addition we now do microblading (realistic feathered eyebrows) and semi-permanent freckles as well.
Please browse our website and if you have any further questions, feel free to send us an email or drop by our shop to talk with someone in person while checking out our current selection of merchandise. We look forward to seeing you soon! We are located at 105 West Cordova across from the Woodwards building and just down the street from The Cambie.
The history of our location…
Gastown is a historic core of Vancouver. In the late 1800’s and early 1900’s it was a prospering commercial centre flooded with activity.. The building which houses our tattoo parlour was built in 1900 and still has the original wood floors, brick walls and stone facade, today.
Gastown has a history of being a destination for tattoo collectors and has been home to legendary tattooers in past years. Being close to the port, many sailors would get tattooed when they got off the ship.
In 1971 the Gastown Riots happened right outside our doors. Over 1000 people were actively protesting against the illegality of marijuana and the police were called in to disperse the crowd. Following that riot, the city did not allow people to live in this section of town for many years and the area eventually died out. However, things have well since changed and Gastown has undergone a dramatic transformation from what it once was. Gastown is now not only a tourist destination, but also an artistic and creative hub and home to Gastown Tattoo Parlour.
Our shop procedures and guidelines are approved and administered by the Vancouver Coastal Health authorities.
Needles, ink, ointments, gloves and surface coverings are all one-time use disposable products.
We have a sterilization room which contains our high performance Ritter M9 Autoclave. This is one of the industry’s best autoclaves used for sterilizing equipment and is currently used in hospitals. Each month we are also responsible for submitting spore tests to maintain quality standards.
Tattoo tubes are placed in an ultrasonic cleaner, scrubbed, then run through the autoclave to ensure they are clean and sterile for use.
Each station is fully sanitized after every appointment.
When you come by our shop feel free to ask for a tour and we can go over our procedures with you!
Contact Us Today!
Phone: 604 642 6556
105 West Cordova Street