About Us



When you bring your tattoo idea to The Tattoo Machine, we’ll take the time to sit down with you. Not only will we help you develop your idea (or choose one of ours), we’ll pair you with the perfect artist to bring your vision to life. From the beautiful to the macabre, from remembrance to decadence, we have the perfect artist for you. The Tattoo Machine’s mission is to embrace your concept, transforming it from an idea into reality.

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The Tattoo Machine, located on Wellington West in the heart of Ottawa, is completely invested in you, our client. Not only do we do multiple styles of tattoos, our shop is comfortable, clean, and safe. We want you to enjoy your time with us, to leave the shop thinking ‘this was a good day’. After all, if your time with your tattoo artist is unpleasant, your ink will carry that memory with it. That’s why everyone at The Tattoo Machine provides nothing but the best, most positive experience for you. Our customers are extremely important to us.

We also offer aftercare products and merchandise and we encourage you to follow up with us as you heal.


We pride ourselves on the fact that our artists work in a wide variety of styles. Each has their own aesthetic approach, which means that we can provide you with exactly what you’re looking for. Our artists hold themselves to the highest standards, and The Tattoo Machine expects nothing less. Take a scroll through our gallery to see some of what we’ve done for our clients.

Our gallery showcases some of our pieces, in styles ranging from photorealistic to classical to cartoon to gothic. As you look through our gallery, you’ll see that our pieces range from big, bold statements to small, subtle accents. If you’re interested in the process, or if this is your first tattoo, a little knowledge beforehand is good to have.



When you first visit us at The Tattoo Machine, you’ll be greeted by our storefront window full of raptors and robots, and a little nightmare fuel as well. Once you enter, you’ll see the length of the shop and feel our laid-back, artistic vibe. Take in the art on the walls and bask in the sheer creativity that pervades The Tattoo Machine.

There’s nothing more important to us than making you feel comfortable and welcome. Whether you’re booking a consult or coming in for an appointment, we want you to share in the positivity and enthusiasm we have for our art. And nothing makes us happier than helping you get the perfect tattoo.

Here at The Tattoo Machine, we truly have something for everybody, and we’d love to hear from you.

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