Tuesday, June 9, 2020

We're open


It’s all true!!  The news that you have been hearing floating around the interwebs is bang on.  As of Friday June 12th, we have been given to green light to reopen the studio as part of the Stage 2 framework for reopening the province.  So if you have been itching for some new ink, we can start accommodating you. 
Now with the exciting news of reopening also comes a slew of new changes, guidelines and procedures that will become ‘the new normal’ as per the direction of the ministry of health in Ontario.
Please read for full details……………………………………
How are we keeping you and our staff safe?
For those of you who have had the pleasure of attending our studio in the past, you know that we are already employing protocols and procedures in accordance with the local health unit.  Such as…
Contact Tracing
Individual, enclosed tattoo studios per artist
Regular Use of PPE
Thorough sanitizing of all surfaces between clients
100% disposable tattoo equipment
Independent biological monitoring of sterilization equipment
Training and certification of our artists through the Health Unit
But given the tremendous efforts made by the province and country as a whole to reduce and contain the spread of covid-19, there will be some additional changes implemented for the foreseeable future.  Such as……
We will be working by appointment only.  Not to say that we are unable to handle same day requests, but our studio shall remain closed to walk in traffic.  So please give us a call, or shoot us a message, and we will take care of you as soon as possible
Our waiting area inside the studio will also be closed off.  The procedure we must follow going forward, shall be that when you arrive for your appointment, give the shop a call, and your artist will come out to greet you once their area has been properly disinfected, and escort you directly to their personal studio space
Clients are required to mask up while they are inside the shop.  So please bring a face mask.  If you don’t have one, don’t worry, we will happily provide you one.
In order to reduce gathering, this also means... If you are not getting tattooed... You should not come in. So we cannot allow you to bring your friend’s parent’s neighbor’s former roommate with you to the appointment... We need the space to abide by proper physical distancing requirements.  If you have any concerns about being able to come alone message us and we will get you some answers.
There is no need to leave any deposits during this time, as we want to strongly encourage any client to feel free to cancel their appointment should they feel unwell in any way.  We do not want anyone to ignore possible symptoms and show up to their appointment for fear of losing a deposit.
And it should go without saying…...If you have travelled outside the country, been in contact with anyone who has been  are sick, have been sick, or are showing symptoms of covid-19 before your appointment please stay home. The personal safety of our staff, clients and community is of paramount concern.
Other than that, it is business as usual.  Feel free to contact us at any time for more information.  Stay safe, and we hope to see you all soon.

Monday, March 23, 2020

Coronavirus update

Hey there tattoo fans, we know that your Facebook, twitter and Instagram feeds have been filled with coronavirus panic for weeks, and we certainly do not wish to add to the panic in any way. However we know that anxiety and tension is high in these uncertain times.
So we wish to thank our clients for your patience and support, as we navigate through this ever changing landscape.. And we want to let you know that the Neon Crab is working to ensure our approach to the outbreak of COVID-19 – and its resulting repercussions on our clients, our team members and our local community – is handled with care and consideration.
Based on the guidance of the provincial and federal governments, along with the Chief Medical Officer of Canada, the Neon Crab is temporarily closed until further notice as per the provincial order issued this morning by Premiere Doug Ford.
Again we wish to thank you for your patience during this trying time, and know that we are still here for you.  Feel free to email, or message us, and we will do our best to answer all of your questions.
Stay tuned for updates, and in the mean time be healthy, be safe, and be kind to one another.  We will get through this together.

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Raise Your Awareness 5

This year we are excited to bring you the Raise Your Awareness 5 Tattoo Event!! Donna Atkinson-Wilson is holding the main event over at Eastside Bar & Grill at 750 Hamilton Rd. in London during the afternoon with live music, silent auctions and door prizes, while we will be offering select semicolons at $80(+tax) from 10am-8pm!! First come - first served!

We will be donating $20 from every tattoo that day to Keeping Kids Warm. Keeping Kids Warm aims to provide warmth for teens who have found themselves homeless by supplying handmade knitted, crocheted or loomed items such as mittens, hats, scarves, blankets, and slippers.
So come on out, get your semicolon tattoo, raise funds and awareness, and start the conversation about mental health! It should prove to be both an exciting and busy day! See you then!
for more information, check out the Keeping Kids Warm facebook page here...……https://www.facebook.com/events/808549496280312/


Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Bryan joins the Neon Crab

Neon Crab Tattoos & Piercing in London is proud to present our newest rising star.....Bryan!!  Bryan is a career artist who has been practicing all his life before turning his talents to tattooing.  And we are glad that Bryan has chosen to call Neon Crab Tattoos his new home.  Come on in today to see what he can do for you, or shoot him a message at Bryan@neoncrab.ca and he will be more than happy to work with you to bring your custom tattoo designs to life.

Sunday, December 15, 2019

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas from all of us here at Neon Crab Tattoos & Piercing. We hope you had a great year!! We will be closed from December 23rd and reopen December 27th after the holidays!!  But fear not!  There is still time to come on in and get your last minute gift certificates for the tattoo lovers on your list.  We wish you the very warmest season's greetings, and will see you in the new year.

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Housewarming 2019

This is it!!!  Everything we have been doing has led to this moment...….On November 28th, as Neon Crab Tattoos and Piercings celebrates it's 11thn anniversary in business, we will be opening up our doors and inviting you all to join us for our housewarming!!
Neon Crab has been working tirelessly to grow, renovate and improve to serve you better.  And for the last few moths we have been tearing down the old studio you have come to know and love, to rebuild from the walls out, and finally the work has completed!  So on November 28th, we are hosting a celebration for you...our awesome clients, friends, family, and the community that has supported us for 11 years!!
So on Thursday November 28th, come on out and enjoy the fun. Check out the new improved Neon Crab Tattoo studio. There will be giveaways, flash walk in tattoos, treats and goodies, you'll be able to meet and chat with the artists, and of course...... we will be offering half price piercings all day long as part of our anniversary celebration!!
The party runs from 10:00am until 8:00pm and we hope to see all of you there!!  


Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Hamilton Tattoo Expo


October 4, 5, and 6th marks the first annual Hamilton Tattoo Expo inside the Hamilton Convention Centre.  And appearing as featured artists will be Neon Crab’s own Chris Hall and Josh D.  The Expo is partnering with local and International tattoo parlours, and with other related industry experts, for this FIRST OF ITS KIND event for the Hamilton region.  This expo will be hosting over 100 vendors and expects a capacity crowd all 3 days of this spectacular event. Attendees will be treated to....

Live ArtistryProducts and Services from the Salon & Body Art Community. 

Top Local Bands headlining each evening. 

Thrill Show from StrangeorDanger Thrillshow featuring MULTI WORLD RECORD HOLDER Chris Campbell

 Burlesque Show from the Hamilton Burlesque Society

Fashion Shows

Speakers and Other Entertainers

For more information check out the facebook event here………

https://www.facebook.com/events/2227459450684733/

Or get your tickets here…..

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hamilton-tattoo-expo-tickets-65713451703

So come on down and book your spot with one of these  talented artists, before space runs out!


Sunday, July 7, 2019

Under Construction!!

Our London location has been buzzing with excitement and we are finally able to share that excitement with our loyal fans!
To thank our devoted clients for their support over the last decade, we will be undergoing some serious renovations! We are hoping this face lift will bring you a brand new, beautiful, place to get tattooed. You guys deserve it as much as we do.
Beginning July 15th, we will be operating under renovations.  Unfortunately, greatness requires sacrifice, so this will mean a lot of juggling around for the crew but we still aim to give each of you a top notch experience. To make things a little easier while the front half is being reborn; we will be working by appointment only. Once the front is complete, and the workers move to the back, we will be able to handle our wonderful walk-ins once again. Please keep your eyes peeled to our social media pages for updates on renovations, half price piercing day, appointments and walk-in availability!

Friday, May 3, 2019

Jeremy's Legacy

Neon Crab Tattoos & Piercing proudly supports "Jeremy's Legacy"  This  fundraiser event has been created in support of The Addiction Services of Thames Valley (ADSTV) in Jeremy Heffernan's name.
Our friend Jeremy was a local busker in the downtown of London - you often saw him singing beautiful songs on street corners with a guitar , a skateboard , and a smile
He was a beautiful soul taken too soon. So this show is a celebration of his life and his legacy with all funds going towards a good cause.

Please come out and celebrate with us ; with a show/open mic ; a raffle and an incredible bake sale with all homemade treats and goodies, plus the opportunity to get your hands on a sweet NEON CRAB gift basket full of gift certificates, and other cool swag.  10$ at the door :)
Come for the open mic - stay for the baked goods
For more information, check out the Facebook event here....   https://www.facebook.com/events/343546909847182/356427331892473/?notif_t=admin_plan_mall_activity&notif_id=1556803930578293

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Raise Your Awareness 4 Semicolon tattoo event


This year we are excited to bring you the Raise Your Awareness 4 Tattoo Event!! Donna Atkinson-Wilson is holding the main event over at Norma Jean's Bar & Grill in London during the afternoon with live music, silent auctions and door prizes, while we will be offering select semicolons at $80(+tax) from 10am-8pm!! First come - first served!
We will be donating $20 from every tattoo that day to Keeping Kids Warm. Keeping Kids Warm aims to provide warmth for teens who have found themselves homeless by supplying handmade knitted, crocheted or loomed items such as mittens, hats, scarves, blankets, and slippers.
So come on out, get your semicolon tattoo, raise funds and awareness, and start the conversation about mental health! It should prove to be both an exciting and busy day! See you then!
for more information, check out the Keeping Kids Warm facebook page here...…… https://www.facebook.com/Keeping-Kids-Warm-Helping-Homeless-Teens-One-Stitch-At-A-Time-106901852692338/

Friday, October 19, 2018

December Ink Buffet

The season everyone waits for is around the corner.
No, not Christmas, Santa is coming - but not yet.
That's right, you're getting warmer....
INK BUFFET SEASON!!!!!!
December ONLY - Artist of your Choice - Booked for the Day!
10a.m. - 8p.m. for only $500(+tax)
Our all-day-deal year round is $700 and our gift to you for the holidays is taking $200 off of that!
Any tattoo, any size, anywhere. Colour, black and grey, sleeve, back piece, unfinished projects, or maybe you just want to show up with a couple of your friends who all want to get tattooed. Whatever you've been hoping for, but thought you could never afford. The only limit is how much you can take!
But hurry, these days are limited in quantity and book up quickly as each artist has a select amount of days available for buffets (and we have Christmas holidays during December as well). So save your nickles, $565 worth, and pop in after November 1st to book yourself an ink buffet! 
Full deposit required. ($565)
Booking begins NOVEMBER 1st!
For more details, pop on in or give us a call!

Monday, September 24, 2018

Fall Mod Tour


Guest body modification and suspension artist Russ Foxx will once again be in the Neon Crab studio in London on Sunday September 30th as part of his Canadian Fall Mod Tour!  Russ Foxx is a progressive artist specializing in advanced body modification, scarification, suspension and all kinds of precision body piercing. He spends much of his time traveling, teaching, performing freakshows,  and writing for various publications. Now for one day only, he will be in our studio for all of you die hard fans who have been waiting for your chance to get that body mod you've always wanted.  So hurry and book your spot soon as space is limited.  For pricing, and info on what Russ specializes in check out www.russfoxx.com And if you have a question, or would like to book a spot, you can email Russ Fox directly at russ@russfoxx.com.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Gold Ribbon Tattoo Day


Neon Crab Tattoos & Piercing is once again set to run our annual cancer fundraising event. This year, however we joining forces with Childcan to support the many wonderful programs they facilitate to support children and families in our community. So if you have been wanting to get a cancer ribbon to raise awareness and support a loved one, then Saturday September 22nd is the day to do it!! Gold ribbon tattoos will be $100 each, and there will be a number of designs to choose from. We'll be doing it all day from open to close, on a first come, first served basis. We'll see you all there on the 22nd, to raise awareness and funds for the amazing cause....because no child should have to face cancer alone!

For more info visit https://childcan.com/event/gold-ribbon-tattoo-day/
or Childcan's facebook page here.... https://www.facebook.com/Childcan/

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Neon Crab celebrates 10 years in business!!!

Neon Crab Tattoos and Piercings and ADM Productions presents:
Neon Crab London's 10th anniversary celebration.
As Neon Crab reaches it's 10th Anniversary in business, we are hosting a celebration for you...our awesome clients, friends, family, and the community that has supported us for 10 years!!
So on Saturday July 28th, come on out and enjoy the fun. There will be live music, giveaways, temporary tattoos for the kids, real ones for the adults, food, and so much more!! Our friends and community partners will be part of the fun too, as they bring fun activities, craft, and bake sales, special pricing and gift certificate give-aways from Kipps Lane Fish & Chips, Reggae's Caribbean Food, ADM Productions, and NELCE, among others. Then come on back Sunday August 5th when we will be offering half price piercings all day long as part of our anniversary celebration!!
The party runs from 4:00pm until 9:00pm Featuring live Performances from:
The Universe Featuring Ray
www.theuniversefeaturingray.com
Also featuring a performance from the extraordinarily talented fire breathing Christopher Campbell of FenyxFyre.
This is a free event and will be held in the parking lot of the Neon Crab at 1050 Kipps Lane. So come on out, check out the great performers, listen to the cool music, have some great food, say hi to your favorite artists, and check out the amazing art!

Friday, May 18, 2018

Camp Day!

Hey guys!! Tim Hortons Camp Day is coming and Neon Crab Tattoos & Piercing will be there to support!! The event is happening on Wednesday June 6th at 1103 Adelaide Street North (Huron and Adelaide). There is tons of prizes, (including a super cool gift basket from Neon Crab Tattoos), food and fun activities planned so start saving up your change so you can come hangout with us for the day and win yourself some cool prizes!
For more info, check out the event here..... https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10214167219872882&set=a.1667503445856.2089528.1185403535&type=3

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Russ Foxx comes to the Crab

Guest body modification and suspension artist Russ Foxx will be in the Neon Crab studio in London on Tuesday May 8th!  Russ Foxx is a progressive artist specializing in advanced body modification, scarification, suspension and all kinds of precision body piercing. He spends much of his time traveling, teaching, performing freakshows,  and writing for various publications. Now for one day only, he will be in our studio for all of you die hard fans who have been waiting for your chance to get that body mod you've always wanted.  So hurry and book your spot soon as space is limited.  For pricing, and info on what Russ specializes in check out www.russfoxx.com And if you have a question, or would like to book a spot, you can email Russ Fox directly at russ@russfoxx.com.

Friday, March 9, 2018

Guest Artist JD

Neon Crab Tattoos & Piercing in London welcomes guest artist JD!!  From March 18th - March 23rd, JD will join the Neon Crab crew and grace us with his talent for a few days. His time has already started to fill so it's best to email him ASAP to scoop up an appointment before he's gone!

Email JD directly to book your time: douwestattoo@gmail.com

His work on facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/jd.tatts.92

You can also check out his work on instagram:
@doshjouwes
@jd_rockstar

Monday, February 19, 2018

Raise Your Awereness 3

This is Our 3rd year for this Event. We will be raising AWARENESS for mental illness and it's prevention among Young People and Students. Homeless or Otherwise. 
To accomplish this, we will once again be tattooing semicolon tattoos all day long so we can begin to start the conversation about mental health.
There will be a number of designs to choose from created by the artists at Neon Crab Tattoos.  The tattoos will all be done at the shop minimum of $80 each, and 25% from each tattoo that day will be donated to the charity Keeping Kids Warm.
Keeping Kids Warm will also be hosting the other half of this fundraiser at East Side Bar at 750 Hamilton Rd. in London from 2pm until 7pm with live music, raffles, door prizes and lots more.  So once you are done getting your semicolon tattoo, head on over and show your support! 
One day only, Saturday March 3rd from 10am until 8pm on a first come first serve basis.  Call the shop or come on in for more details.  For more details about Keeping Kids Warm and the Raise Your Awareness fundraiser, visit....
https://www.facebook.com/Keeping-Kids-Warm-Helping-Homeless-Teens-One-Stitch-At-A-Time-106901852692338/

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Best Tattoo Shop in London!!

2018 Marks the beginning of our 10th year in operation, serving London and surrounding areas.  With that 10th anniversary fast approaching, we can't think of a better start to the year, then by being named the best shop in London for Tattoo Artistry.  Of course we couldn't have done it without you!  Neon Crab Tattoos & Piercing wishes to thank all of our wonderful clients for choosing us,  We will continue to work hard to earn that distinction by going above and beyond to bring your visions to life.  Call or stop by today!  For more information on the Our London Reader's Choice Award's, visit...... https://readerschoice.ourlondon.ca/2017/10/business-service/tattoo-artistry

Thursday, December 7, 2017

December Ink Buffet!

HAPPY DECEMBER, FOLKS!!
The season everyone waits for is upon us - Ink Buffets are in full swing throughout the Neon Crab locations!! Thank you to everyone who came in during November to book their spots! We appreciate it more than you know.
Here in the London location, we still have a few spots to fill. Grab a friend, or two, and split on a gift to yourselves this holiday season! But hurry, as there is limited space left!!  $565 deposit required to secure date.... get yours booked before they are gone!  Come on into the shop, give us a call or send a message for more details.

Friday, November 3, 2017

Let's support our armed forces this Rememberance day!

Neon Crab London is gathering forces with the Navy League Cadet Corps Glorious 45 for a fundraiser! Join us on November 12th from 10a.m.–8p.m. for select nautical, armed forces and remembrance tattoo designs at $80+tax each. These will be offered on a first come, first served basis and $20 from each tattoo is donated to the Glorious 45!
The Navy League Cadet Corps Glorious 45 is a non-profit, free program for children between the ages of 9–12. This program is run solely by volunteers and supported entirely by fundraising with no Government aid.
For more information, please visit us at:
www.nlccglorious.com

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Pink Ink 2017

Our annual Pink Ink event is coming, and this year, it will last all month long!!  During past events, we offered set designs at set prices. However, since our Pink Ink event was packed into one day, we were hard pressed to help create the customized pieces you truly wanted to represent the strength and courage of yourself or loved ones, due to time restrictions. So this year we have not only extended the event for the whole month of October but we are happily accepting custom creations!! Our standard shop minimum and hourly rates will still apply; however $20 from every ribbon related piece will be collected throughout the month and donated to the F.A.C.E.I.T. program just like the years prior. Come on in to your local Neon Crab and have a consultation for your custom pink ribbon today!
*Past flash ribbons will still be available for $80+taxes each. Ribbon colours may vary but proceeds all go towards F.A.C.E.I.T.
http://www.faceitbreastcancer.com
So give us a call or stop on by to book your pink ribbon tattoo.  Show support, raise funds, and get involved!!

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Half Price Piercing Day

Neon Crab Tattoos & Piercing is turning 9!! Hard to believe, but with your support, Neon Crab in London is coming up on it's 9th anniversary, and we are still going strong! We are growing, and are busier than ever. But we know that we could not have made it without you. So to show how much we appreciate all of our clients, (and I'm sure all you die hard fans have been waiting all year for this) we are once again offering half price piercings all day long! That's right, on Sunday August 6th, you can come in and get yourself almost any brand new piercing for only $20!! And just like opening day, we will be piercing all day long from 10am until 8pm on a first come, first served basis. No appointment necessary. Just come on down, bring your friends, bring your neighbours, have a great time, and get yourself a shiny new piece of body jewellery! Hope to see you all there!!

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Raise Your Awareness semicolon tattoo event

This is Our 2nd year for this Event. We will be raising AWARENESS for mental illness and it's prevention among Young People and Students. Homeless or Otherwise. 
To accomplish this, we will once again be tattooing semicolon tattoos all day long so we can begin to start the conversation about mental health.
There will be a number of designs to choose from created by the artists at Neon Crab Tattoos.  The tattoos will all be done at the shop minimum of $80 each, and 25% from each tattoo that day will be donated to the charity Keeping Kids Warm.
Keeping Kids Warm will also be hosting the other half of this fundraiser at East Side Bar at 750 Hamilton Rd. in London from 2pm until 7pm with live music, raffles, door prizes and lots more.  So once you are done getting your semicolon tattoo, head on over and show your support! 
One day only, Sunday March 12, 2017 from 10am until 8pm on a first come first serve basis.  Call the shop or come on in for more details.  For more details about Keeping Kids Warm and the Raise Your Awareness fundraiser, visit.... https://www.facebook.com/events/381004725584220/