In Canada, styles such as realism and Asian style tattoos have grown tremendously in popularity over the last decade. Since relocating to Canada in 2012, following massive success around the world, Master Shark, the owner of Hon Tattoo, has been providing Toronto with the finest in pieces of realism, and Asian style tattoos. Starting his career at only 16 years old, Shark has been formally trained in the art form by his sensei, Master Sengmoon Kim, spending three years in a Buddhist temple properly learning to hand-draw stunning pieces of art in a diversity of Asian styles. He then went on to work in countries such as Japan and China, studying there the unique style and history of design from each country so as to master his craft, and become a more well rounded artist in Asian style tattoos, winning first place several times in the underground convention called Ink Ban in Korea along the way.
Master Shark’s journey continued west, while he worked in places such as Italy and Los Angeles, and luckily for us in Canada, he’s now settled in Toronto. His brand, Hon Tattoo, continues to be the premier source of high quality realism and Asian style tattoos, and they have two locations in the GTA, one being in North York just south of Steeles on Yonge st, the other being in Markham. The parlours are both well-known and respected for their creative, custom designs, spotless facilities, and great value for good prices, and offer service in English, Chinese, Korean, Spanish, and Russian.