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Best Tattoo Parlor in Charlotte NC

Tattoos—they’re a big decision. And it doesn’t matter if you’ve got a mural inked on your back or if you’ve never been under the gun before, it’s important to choose only the best.

Canvas Tattoos has been servicing the tattoo loving public since 2015. Staffed with the best artists and creating a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere, Canvas Tattoos’ is dedicated to giving you a beautiful piece of art, a personalized experience, and excellent customer service.

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Voted 2018’s Best Tattoo Shop in Charlotte NC

Don’t make your next tattoo a contender for bad ink. Canvas Tattoo & Art gallery in Charlotte features artists with serious skills and variation of styles that have — literally — got you covered. Step into this clean, comfy and art-filled studio to experience a great session with one of the six artists in the shop, or pick out your next conversation piece for that blank space on the wall that you just can’t seem to fill.

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2018 Best of Charlotte Critic’s Pick – Creative Loafing

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FOX 46 Unfiltered: Jason Baker of Canvas Tattoos

Watch this video –

“It’s kind of like they hit your sister.”

I’m starting a new thing on my Facebook page called FOX 46 UNFILTERED.

Here you’ll hear from someone I’ve interviewed – unfiltered, no edits, just their words as they said them.

Today, we meet Jason Baker, owner of Canvas Tattoo & Art Gallery in NoDa. He’s a good friend of Ashley Bacon, a bartender at Dog Bar who was sucker punched by a customer Brian Snider over a $2.50 beer.

Jason’s offering a $500 reward to anyone who provides information that leads to Brian Snider’s arrest. It’s selfless acts like these that show why NoDa is not just a hip neighborhood in which to hang out, it’s a wonderful place to live. Neighbors care about each other and they step up to help one another.

Here’s Jason – unfiltered – the way his family and friends like it.

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NODA community supports grieving father after son killed

Credit: Gofundme pageCHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) –

The son of a Charlotte barber shop owner was killed last weekend in Fayetteville.

Kareem Moore’s 9-year-old son Zamarie Chance died after an apparent beating at a hotel. This week, his mother Crystal Matthews was charged with the murder.

“It really touched me in a way that, I wanted to do something,” NODA artist Sam Sullivan says.

Sullivan is one of many in the community that is putting brush to canvas, to help Moore in his time of need.

“I don’t have a lot of money, but I have a lot of art,” she says.

Moore owns “Barber’s Square” in NODA. His friend and fellow business owner Jason Baker says the grieving father is approaching the devastating situation with compassion.

Credit: Gofundme page“He said right off the gate, ‘I forgive her.’ And just talked nicely about her, basically saying, ‘I know that wasn’t the true her,’” Baker, who owns Canvas Tattoo & Art Gallery said.

Baker set up shop on North Davidson around the same time Moore did, just less than a year ago. Quickly, the two grew close, and Baker is now urging the community to rally around his friend.

“When I saw this goodness coming out of him, even in this tragedy, that’s kind of where this started. We’ve got to do something for him,” he says.

Now, local artists and businesses are doing just that. They are donating their talents and time to create a silent auction. Money raised will support Moore, while his shop in Charlotte stays closed.

It’s an instance of strangers coming together, to help a neighbor in need.

“The fact that he’s somebody I don’t know doesn’t take away from what I want to be able to do, to help,” Sullivan says.

The auction is scheduled for Nov. 11 at Canvas Tattoo. For more information, click here (

There is also a GoFundMe account for the Moore family set up here (

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NODA businesses band together to help father who lost 9-year-old son


CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Several businesses in NoDa are feeling the heartbreak of Kareem Moore.

Moore owns “Barber’s Square” off North Davidson Street. His shop was closed Thursday so he could deal with the death of his son.

There is a sign posted on the front door that reads: “Due to a family emergency Barber’s Square will be closed until further notice.”

Police in Fayetteville found Moore’s 9-year-old son, Zamarie Chance, unresponsive in a hotel room. They believe his own mother beat him to death.

Jason Baker, Owner of Canvas Tattoo and Art Gallery, said he is heartbroken for his friend.

“I have a 12-year-old boy. I can’t even imagine the heartache that he is going through right now as a father,” said Baker.

Baker said he spoke with Moore this week.

“We have exchanged some messages and he’s hurting, as you can imagine,” he said.

Baker said the news of the boy’s death really hit the NoDa business community hard. Channel 9 found that many businesses are hosting fundraisers and raffles to keep Moore’s shop open and to help pay for funeral costs.

The owner of Salud, Jason Glunt, said he plans to raffle off a 9-liter bottle of beer and give the proceeds to Moore.

“My heart was broken. My wife’s too. Kareem is a really nice guy,” Glunt said. “We are doing whatever we can to help him out.”

Baker said he is holding a silent auction to help Moore. It is called Just Us for Zamarie and will be held Nov. 11 from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m. at the Canvas Tattoo and Art Gallery off North Davidson Street.

Moore told Channel 9’s sister station, WDTV in Raleigh, that he forgives his son’s mother. He also said he had no idea she had been taking medication for about a year for a mental illness.

Baker said one aspect of his silent auction will include education from mental health professionals.

“Maybe learn a little bit more and prevent something like this from happening in the future,” said Baker.

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NODA tattoo shop says LGBT flag stolen, orders three more


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In a place that makes people stand out, Canvas Tattoo owner Jason Baker wants to make sure they fit in.

“I think it’s important to let people know they’re accepted,” he said. “Small gestures mean a lot.”

Small gestures like the flags planted outside his NODA shop. Military support, religious inclusivity, and LGBT acceptance have always been on display there, he says. Until one of the markers mysteriously disappeared.

“It just felt like something was missing as I pulled into the driveway,” Baker recalled.

The LGBT pride flag, he said, was gone. Baker then took to social media.

“Our flag was stolen,” he remembered writing. “Ordered three more today… this is our values, steal it as many times as you want, I’m prepared for two more thefts right now.”

Now there’s a new flag, and two more duplicates on standby.

He hopes it’ll send a message.

“People who are kind of about knocking people down, are pretty loud in today’s world,” he said. “I think it’s important that if you want to lift people up, you’re as loud today.”

He hopes his shop’s heavily-trafficked street means that message spreads beyond the buzz of tattoo guns.

“You don’t have to be part of a group to understand what it’s like to not be accepted,” he said. “I can certainly identify with feelings of wanting to be loved and accepted.”

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Big Brother Gets Tattoo Of Little Brother With Down’s Syndrome

We all know a set of siblings who are at each other’s throat at any opportunity possible – but maybe things would be different if they had a quick look at this video.

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Because this young man with Down’s syndrome reacted in the most amazing way when he saw his older brother’s tattoo for the first time. We think he definitely approves of it, that’s for sure.

The tattoo was of the LAD’s face inside the mouth of a lion and he couldn’t believe it as he ran his hand across his brother’s arm before giving him a kiss and an affectionate hug.

Someone chopping onions in here? Or just me?

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Britain’s First Tattoo Artist in Victorian Times

Amazing Photos Reveal the Work of Britain’s First Tattoo Artist in Victorian Times

In Victorian England, Sutherland Macdonald stands out as the country’s first professional tattoo artist. After James Cook‘s trip to the South Pacific, where the crew was exposed to Polynesian inking culture, tattoos began to trickle into society, growing in popularity through the years. For his part, Macdonald was said to have been exposed to tattooing in the 1880s while with the British Army.

Already an artist, Macdonald picked up the craft and by 1889 was operating a tattoo parlor out of the Hamam Turkish Baths at 76 Jermyn Street in London. In Victorian England, working as a tattoo artist was unheard of. In fact, in 1894 the Post Office Directory—the Yellow Pages at the time—had to add a new professional category for his listing. Thus, the word tattooist, a combination of tattoo and artist, was coined. Macdonald remained the only professional under the category for four years. “While tattooing was going on, there is no evidence of another professional studio in Britain at the time, working on paying customers,” explains Matt Lodder, a lecturer at the University of Essex.

Macdonald, who started off using hand tools and then graduated to an electric machine that he patented in 1894, had his share of celebrity and aristocratic clients. He’s said to have tattooed several of Queen Victoria’s sons, as well as the kings of Norway and Denmark. Tattoos were becoming increasingly popular with the European elite after Britain’s King Edward VII and his son were tattooed in Jerusalem and Japan, respectively.

“For nearly forty years crowned heads and famous people climbed the narrow staircase in Jermyn Street to visit Macdonald and to leave bearing some of the most wonderful ornaments ever placed on human skin,” wrote George Burchett in his 1953 book, Memoirs of a Tattooist. “A well-spoken, intelligent and gentle man, Sutherland Macdonald made friends of his customers, who treated him as an equal.”

And if that were not enough, Macdonald is also thought to have pioneered the use of blue and green in his work. All told, Macdonald is a historic tattooist who helped pioneer the art form, helping elevate it to a respected profession.

These images are part of the exhibition Tattoo: British Tattoo Art Revealed, on view at the National Maritime Musem of Cornwall through January 7, 2018.

Sutherland Macdonald, who opened his own tattoo studio in 1894, was the first professional tattooist in Britain.

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19 Best Tattoo Artists in Charlotte

Why They’re The 19 Best Tattoo Artists in Charlotte?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored tattoo artists on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analysed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best tattoo artists in Charlotte, NC.

Our Selection Criteria:

  • Reputation
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