Hey friends! My name is Emma James (she/they) and I am tattooer & queer person based in Toronto, ON. I've got ten years of tattoo experience (going strong since 2011 baby!) in every style you can think of. My strengths are traditional, neo-traditional, japanese, fine line, black & grey, and stipling styles. I have a lot of experience with both walk-ins and custom design work. Bring me your designs or your half-baked ideas and I can get it working! I'm flexible, dedicated to my craft, and overall just looking to giving you the best tattoo I can. Some of my creative inspirations include pulp sci-fi/fantasy novels, bronze age comic books, and botanical illustrations.
I have no interest in judging clients based on their bodies. Every body is beautiful & every body can have amazing looking tattoos (and anyone that tells you differently is a fucking liar). Similarly, I'm not here to judge your tattoo ideas. If you like it and you want it (and your over 18), I will give it to you! I strongly believe in bringing kindness and compassion to everything that I do (blame the Buddhist readings) and that extends to my tattooing. I want you to be excited when you walk into my shop and have a fun, memorable experience getting your tattoo.
My friend says I should tell you about myself so here I go: I have a puppy named Bruce and two cats (Frankie, Sirius) that don't get along so I live in chaos. To escape the chaos, I often bike around the city or pole dance in my living room. I'm a Second City alumni and unprofessional stand-up comedian in my spare time/ when we're allowed outside. I'm an art school drop out (but Philosophy major graduate, go figure) and you will often catch me drawing and painting in my spare time.