ArtGem Tattoos « About Us

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our beginning

Nestled in the lively Fairview neighborhood of Halifax, ArtGem Tattoos emerges as a fresh and vibrant tattoo parlor that embodies the spirit of creativity, inclusivity, and a touch of sparkle. Our welcoming and colorful ambiance creates a unique backdrop for an unparalleled tattoo experience, celebrating individuals from diverse backgrounds.

At ArtGem Tattoos, we champion the belief that self-expression knows no bounds. With pride, we extend a warm welcome and unwavering support to the LGBTQ community, ensuring that every visitor feels esteemed, valued, and secure within our walls. Our inclusive haven fosters an atmosphere of acceptance, embracing diversity and encouraging individuality as not only honored but celebrated.

Come join us at ArtGem Tattoos, where the realms of art and community seamlessly blend in a vibrant celebration of self-expression. Immerse yourself in a world of vivid colors, glittering designs, and an earnest embrace of diversity. Here, experience a safe and inviting haven where your ideas can flourish, and proudly wear your art with confidence.

Inside our studio

Step into the heart of ArtGem Tattoos, and you’ll find more than just a studio – you’ll discover a meticulously maintained haven where creativity thrives. Our commitment to cleanliness ensures a pristine environment, setting the stage for a happy and welcoming atmosphere.

With open arms, we embrace individuals from all walks of life, fostering a space where everyone is treated with respect and warmth. The vibrant colors that adorn ArtGem have been carefully chosen not just for aesthetics but to radiate a bright and positive aura, ensuring that our studio stands out as anything but ordinary.

Here, we invite you to experience a unique blend of cleanliness, creativity, and inclusivity, making each visit to ArtGem Tattoos a memorable and uplifting journey.

Meet the Hamilton's

Justin and Ashley Hamilton, a dynamic husband-and-wife duo, are the driving forces behind the creation of ArtGem Tattoos. Fueled by their shared love for art and tattoos, they embarked on a journey to establish a tattoo shop that would be a welcoming haven for everyone.

Their motivation to be accepting and open to the tattoo community and all other communities stemmed from personal experiences of facing judgment and misconceptions about their own passion for tattoos. Determined to break the stereotypes surrounding the industry, Justin and Ashley envisioned a space where people from all walks of life could express themselves freely and have their stories translated into exquisite artwork on their skin.

With a deep commitment to fostering a sense of belonging and celebrating diversity, ArtGem Tattoos stands as a testament to their unwavering dedication to creating a safe and inclusive space for all individuals seeking to adorn their bodies with meaningful art.

why choose artgem?

Why Choose ArtGem

We are dedicated to providing a safe and inclusive space where creativity flourishes, and our talented artists craft exceptional works of art that you’ll cherish forever. Whether you’re seeking realism, traditional designs, glitter pieces, or any other style, our team is committed to delivering unparalleled artistry and an unforgettable experience.

Unleash your imagination

Whether you’re seeking a bold statement piece or a delicate, intricate design, our artists have the creativity and expertise to bring your vision to life. We listen carefully to your ideas and collaborate with you to design a tattoo that is as unique as you are.

 Safety & Hygiene

Your safety and well-being are our top priorities. At ArtGem Tattoos, we maintain the highest standards of cleanliness and hygiene. Our studio is equipped with state-of-the-art sterilization equipment, and we strictly adhere to industry best practices to ensure a safe and comfortable environment for our clients.


We believe that getting a tattoo should be an enjoyable and memorable experience. Our studio provides a warm and welcoming atmosphere, where you can feel relaxed and comfortable throughout the tattooing process. We take the time to listen to your concerns, answer your questions, and make sure you feel at ease from the moment you walk through our doors.


We pride ourselves on delivering exceptional craftsmanship in every tattoo we create. Our artists are highly skilled professionals who pay meticulous attention to detail, ensuring that each stroke of the needle is executed with precision and care.


From traditional and neo-traditional to realism, minimalism, and everything in between, our artists specialize in a wide range of tattoo styles. Whatever your preferences, we have an artist who can bring your desired style to life and create a tattoo that reflects your unique personality.

Our Promise to You

Our Studio

Beyond the ink, ArtGem Studio is a community of diverse souls connected by a love for creativity. In our judgment-free space, everyone is welcome, and every story is celebrated. We believe in the power of art to transform, to heal, and to connect.

Our Philosophy

At ArtGem Tattoos, we believe that tattooing is a sacred art form, a unique intersection of creativity, craftsmanship, and personal narrative. Our philosophy is rooted in the idea that each tattoo is not merely an inked design but a timeless story etched onto the canvas of life.

Our Mission

We aim to foster a collaborative and inclusive community within our studio, where clients and artists engage in a shared journey of creation. ArtGem Tattoos is more than a space; it’s a vibrant tapestry of stories woven together by passion, respect, and a celebration of diversity.

Our Proimse

At ArtGem Tattoos, we promise to turn your story into a unique masterpiece with uncompromising craftsmanship. Choose us for a brief, extraordinary experience that celebrates your journey.

Directions to ArtGem!

19 Alma Crescent, Suite #200
Halifax, Nova Scotia
B3N 2C4

Finding ArtGem Studios on Alma Crescent is a breeze!

If you’re at the front of the strip mall, look for the door adorned with the distinctive ArtGem logo, conveniently situated next to Mary Brown’s. Once through the door, head upstairs and take a left, and you’ll find us right there.

Alternatively, if you opt for the back entrance, follow the ramp upwards, enter through the back door, and walk straight until you reach the stairs. Take a right at the stairs, and voilà, you’ll have arrived at ArtGem Studios. We look forward to welcoming you through whichever entrance you choose!

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