About Us

For more than a decade Elite Tattoo Studios has been a staple in the Newfoundland and Labrador tattoo scene. Throughout our year-round services, we host local artists, as well as world renowned guest artists from North America all the way to Russia and everywhere in between. We have four locations across Newfoundland and Labrador, With local tattoo & piercing artists sharing a combined experience of almost 30 years, we have an artist and location to serve everyone’s tattoo & piercings needs! Feel free to contact us for any questions you may have!

Our Studios


Elite Tattoo Studios – 38 Ropewalk Lane, St. John’s
Elite Tattoo Studios – Marystown, Newfoundland
Elite Tattoo Studios – 201 Humber Avenue, Lab City, Labrador
Elite Tattoo Studios – Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador


Bingo Barns

I got a quick and easy tattoo done there and they did a good job. The artist was friendly and walked me through my first tattoo. Can't speak for custom work but the small google image for penicillin I had done on my wrist was done well and healed well.

Emma Yvonne

Me and my brother had a great experience their yesterday and I will certainly be coming back, so glad you are here permanently now!! Wooooo!!!

Yannick Sergerie

Evan was awesome. Best atmosphere. All the artist were very friendly as I was the last appointment for the day, they all gathered around and made me feel like part of the gang. Definitely will return and recommend.

AJ Roul

It was amazing to be tattooed by such a nice young man! He listened to what I wanted and there was no pressure at all!! He had fun completing the piece and was very proud of his work and so was I. Thanks Miguel Rowe!! I’ll definitely be back!

Jermaine Manning

Absolutely love my latest ink! Miguel did an awesome job on my elbow piece today. Definitely going back to him to complete the rest of my sleeve. He also did an amazing job on my husband’s arm tat today. Friendly staff. Would highly recommend!


Dan Quilty

Dan has been drawing since he was a child and has been drawing portraiture since high school. Since 2015, a skilled tattoo artist specializing in black and gray styling as well as realism.

Bill Hiscock

Bill has Been drawing all of his life, ever since he could hold a crayon. He began tattooing in 2007 and has been featured in numerous international magazines and has also been featured in many studios. He is fluent in all styles of tattooing but black & grey is his real passion!

Michael John

Michael was born and raised right here in St. john’s, where he began drawing as soon as he could hold a pencil. He is a diverse artist in Traditional, Neo-traditional, and Japanese styling. We are very honored to have him as a part of our Artistic team.


  • Only the touch new piercing as necessary to clean the healing wound. Wash your hands and nails thoroughly for at least 30 seconds with warm soapy water prior to touching your piercing site every time to avoid infection.
  • Soak your piercing for 30 seconds 3 times daily for the first 2 weeks following the piercing, then 1-2 times daily for following 3 weeks.
  • Be sure to soak the piercing before removal of crusts, as removing dried crusts can cause the wound to rip at the edges, promoting scarring and infection.

Safe, professional recommended piercing aftercare must include:
– Upholding daily hygiene.
– Maintaining good health habits.
– Avoiding additional trauma.

Recommended aftercare products:
– Store-bought saline solution.
– Hurts-Free antiseptic wash.
– Non-iodized sea salt + distilled water (1/8 tsp per 1 cup water).

  • The temptation to play with your new jewelry can be almost overwhelming, but you must resist in order to both avoid additional trauma which can lead to hyper tropic scarring and to avoid introducing bacteria to the piercing site which could lead to infection.
  • Avoid antibacterial soaps and alcohol. These are much too harsh and can cause unnecessary irritation.
  • Leave the tattoo bandaged for a minimum of 1 – 3 hour and no longer than 8 hours.
  • Remove bandage under warm running water. If the bandage is stuck to the tattoo, gently remove it while under running water, therefore reducing the risk of damaging the tattoo
  • Once bandage is removed, make sure your hands are clean, and using an unscented, anti-bacterial soap (Such as Dial™ ) , wash the tattoo off well with lukewarm soapy water.
  • When done washing the tattoo, gently pat/dab it dry with fresh paper-towel and allow the tattoo to air-dry for about 5 – 10 minutes.
  • On the second day, apply a fragrance free, daily moisturizing lotion (Such as Aveeno™ ) to the tattoo 2 – 3 times daily.
  • Keep applying lotion for the continuing week, or until the tattoo is completely done peeling.

Somewhere between 3 and 6 days, the tattoo will start to flake off like tissue paper. Do not pick at or scratch (slap it, dont scratch it!). Let the skin peel naturally, You may notice small pieces of dry skin containing colour coming off while using the lotion or washing the tattoo. This is normal – it is just the top layer of dead skin coming off. Your tattoo is not disappearing.

  • Re-bandage the tattoo once the bandage has been completely removed.
  • Allow direct sunlight on tattoo for first 2- 3 weeks.
  • Pick or scratch tattoo while its peeling.
  • Soak the tattoo for 2 weeks.
  • Swim, Take Baths, go tanning, or enter a hot tub or sauna for 2 weeks or until the tattoo is completely peeled.
  • Shave or wax the area until tattoo is completely healed.
  • Apply Alcohol, Vaseline (petroleum jelly) or sun block to fresh tattoo.
  • put too much faith in commonsense advice: If you have questions, call or visit the artist that did your tattoo!
  • Once you leave the shop, proper care of your tattoo is your responsibility.
  • Small amounts of color may appear on clothing or bet sheets for the first few days.
  • When tattoo is peeling, color will appear in pieces of dry skin.
  • If the tattoo is in an area where it can be exposed to the air, allow it to breathe. allowing the tattoo to breathe will help the healing. Your body and oxygen are going to heal the tattoo.
  • If possible, wear loose fitting clothing over the tattoo and be careful not to suffocate tattoo with socks or pantyhose.


    Elite tattoo Studios
    Address: 38 Ropewalk Lane, St. John's, NL A1E 5T2
    Phone: (709) 687-5950
    Elite tattoo Studios
    Address: 201 Humber Ave, Labrador City, NL A2V 2Y3
    Phone: (709) 288-0198
    Elite tattoo Studios
    Information: Contact us for bookings.
    Phone: (709) 687-5950
    Elite tattoo Studios
    Information: Contact us for bookings.
    Phone: (709) 687-5950

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