Hi. I have a special situation here, and I figured I'd get a consensus before doing much more research.
I'm in Atlanta, and in four months I'm meeting up in Toronto with a friend who lives in Kitchener so we can spend some time together. While we're in Toronto, we'd like to get tattooed together. This would be my second tattoo, so I'm somewhat familiar with the process and I know what to look for and all that, but I'm definitely not a tattoo expert. I've also only been to Toronto once.
We don't want anything fancy, nothing huge or even big, nothing in crazy colors (I think mine will be all black). However, if possible, she (being very fair skinned) would like to get a white-ink tattoo (she's done the research). Again, though, it wouldn't be large.
So we've got some complicating factors here. I'm not sure how easy it will be for out-of-towners to book an appointment; though my friend knows people in Toronto, I'm not sure if having them come by will count. I'm totally willing to put down a deposit, anything along those lines. My friend's called and emailed Way Cool Uptown, and gotten no response; I guess they don't see it as a good risk. I'd like to contact New Tribe, but they might not be willing to do white ink, let alone the difficulty of us being out-of-towners. I think my friend would be willing to forgo the white ink if a place would book us otherwise. I don't know if it would be recommended or even possible to do a "walk in" situation (while it might be possible theoretically because the tattoos would be small, I'm not sure if reputable tattoo places do that), and I'm wondering if I could come by the day I arrive and book for a few days later before I leave, or what. My friend in Kitchener might be able to make the trip to Toronto to book if there's absolutely no other way in that regard.
If it doesn't look like a decent place will book us without both of us coming in in person months in advance, even with the small tattoos and even without the white ink, I'd like to know that for certain. Please advise! Thanks!