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Health Care for our Staff

The truth is that tattoo artists and our industry in general do not have the gleaming reputation for self-preservation and healthy-lifestyle that, say, the banking industry might enjoy. From motorcycles to scuba diving, to all manner of other hi-jinx, we’ve earned a label that portrays us as injury-prone goof-balls. It’s a reputation…

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The 5th Annual Urge Tattoos Poppy Drive

            The 5th Annual Urge Poppy Tattoo Drive benefiting the Canadian Legion was a great success! 2015 was one of our most successful drives. Urge, with on-site help of Goldstream Tattoo, raised $3500 while the other two shops who participated in the effort (The Burly Beard Tattoo…

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Urge Congradulates Xtreme Football!

We’re pretty jazzed about the season our favorite Football team had this year! For another season, Urge was proud to sponsor the Victoria Xtreme – the all-woman football squad that kicks ass across the region — and they certainly made the most of our contribution. “We couldn’t have gone to the Duncan…

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Urge Celebrates 20 Years of Tattooing Victoria!

Urge Studios is celebrating 20 years of Tattooing Victoria and Everyone is Invited! So come out to Wheelies Motorcycles on Friday, June the 5th, for the rock n roll parking lot party that’s going to kick start your summer off proper with some of your favorite illustrated ladies and gentlemen. The Stockers…

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Wounded Warrior Foundation Fundraiser

Urge Tattoos is excited to announce that, in partnership with the Wounded Warriors Foundation, we will be holding a tattoo fund-raiser for injured Canadian soldiers in early February. Sunday, February 8th, Urge tattoos will be donating our time, art, and materials to give participants and patrons armed forces themed tattoos. We will…

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Urge Voted Victoria’s Best Tattoo Shop for 5th Year in a Row (2010 – 2015)

We would like to thank everyone who voted Urge Studios the Best Tattoo Shop in Victoria for the 5th consecutive year! We’re really honored to be held in high esteem by the great people of our beautiful region. We’d like to send an extra special thanks out to our customers without whom…

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We’ve Donated a Painting to the Wounded Warrior Run BC

We’re big supporters of Victoria’s veterans, and those living elsewhere, so when approached by the Wounded Warrior organization for a donation we jumped at the chance! Sparky painted the 5-foot canvas that this poster has been designed over. The painting will be auctioned off at the end of the event to help…

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Urge Tattoos Thanked by Association for Injured Motorcyclists

On October 6th 2013 the first Urge Ink & Ride in support of fallen riders throughout Vancouver Island took place. We meandered around the scenic route and through the streets of Victoria eventually ending at the shop for motorcycle tattoos, hot dogs and donations. It looks like donations from the Urge Ink…

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Tattoos Against Cancer

Tattoos mean many things to many people but for one group of friends it was a way to show solidarity with one of their own who was fighting brain cancer. Check out this CTV News clip (starting at the 6:18 mark) to learn more about this group of awesome women, and you…

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UPDATED: 2013 Urge Motorcycle Cruise & Tattoos!

UPDATE Thanks to everyone who came out to the Ink & Ride — hopefully the first of many. We had an awesome day for it and everyone arrived safe for coffee, hotdogs, tshirts and tattoos. Check out this video that was sent to us, cool stuff! The Urge Ink & Ride raised…

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Absolute Underground TV Interviews Sparky about Tattoos in Victoria

Recently Absolute Underground dropped by the shop to talk to Sparky about tattoos in Victoria, tattooing, his history in the industry, Urge and more. Check it out Victoria!

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Urge Wins Title of The Best Tattoo Shop in Victoria for 2013

It Deja vu all over again and we couldn’t be more thankful! Urge would like to once again extend our heart-felt thanks to everyone in the Capital Region who voted Urge Studios the Best Tattoo Shop in Victoria for a fourth consecutive year. Being named the top tattoo and piercing shop in…

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Welcome to Our New Website

Welcome to Urge Tattoos Online. We’re thrilled to have you. Victoria’s own iDreamDigital ( ) has been been slaving away over hot keyboards to bring you this, the brand new Urge Tattoos website. Cruise the site for new features such as in-depth portfolios, service breakdowns, frequently asked questions, and more. We hope…

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Aw, Shucks. Urge Voted The Best Tattoo Shop in Victoria… Again!

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We’re thrilled to have been voted the best tattoo and piercing shop in Victoria for third consecutive year and would like to extend a special thanks to everyone who took a moment to vote for us. We love each of you a little bit more than the last, and are thrilled to…

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Another Successful Remembrance Day Poppy Drive!

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Another Remembrance Day in Victoria has come and gone and 103 more people wear the flower with pride year round after yet one more great poppy drive at the shop. The 2012 Remembrance Day Poppy Drive saw hundreds of visitors and thousands of dollars raised for the Canadian legion. Your donations added…

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Urge Named The Best Tattoo Shop in Victoria for Second Year

BEst Tattoo Shop in Victoria

Thank you to each and every person who voted for Urge as the best Tattoo and Piercing Shop in Victoria in the Best of the City. We were honored to be voted the best shop in town for a second year in a row and promise to keep doing whatever we’re doing…

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The First Annual Poppy Tattoo Drive

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Urge is a proud supporter of our locally-based armed forces as well as those serving our nation through-out Canada and around the world. In this spirit we held our very first Remembrance Day Poppy Tattoo Drive, the proceeds of which go to the Legion where it is used to help military families…

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Monday Magazine Feature’s Pete, Laser Tattoo Removal in Victoria

Monday Magazine featured our very own Laser Pete in the September 2011 issue. Urge is the only tattoo shop in British Columbia offering the very latest in laser removal technology from a certified and trained technician. Learn more about Laser Tattoo removal in Victoria by visiting our Laser Removal section.

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Urge named Best tattoo Shop in Victoria for 2010

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Black Press has expanded The Best of Victoria competition where voters from around Victoria cast votes for their favorite local businesses. From sushi to accountants, car washes to walking trails, and every stop in between — you can now cast your vote for the very best our little slice of paradise has…

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