About Nostalgia Tattoo
Nostalgia Tattoo is the shop to go to if you're looking for a personalized, welcoming, and accepting experience. Unlike big chain tattoo shops, we don't have any managers or receptionists. The person you talk with and see when you enter the shop is an artist of Nostalgia Tattoo. We're a small but mighty team who likes to make exceptional tattoos.
We pride ourselves in making some of the best art in American Traditional, Neo-Traditional and Japanese tattoos in Guelph and the surrounding area.
We use the finest needles, inks, machines and aftercare bandages available. Everything that comes in contact with your skin comes to us prepackaged, sterilized and is single use only. Needles and tubes are opened in front of you so you can rest assured you're going to get a safe and sterile tattoo.
Meet the Nostalgia Tattoo Team
Nostalgia Tattoo has been owned and operated by tattoo artist Marc Chislett since 2014. Marc has been tattooing in Guelph since 2007 and formerly worked at Frequent Habits tattoos and Stigmata Body Art.
Marc's style is traditional - loose, bold, high contrast, and highly readable Whether you got it today, or 50 years ago, you'll be able to tell what it is across the room. He enjoys doing any form of traditional tattooing; from simple four-colour traditional, to Japanese-inspired traditional, to the wild stylings and crazy colours of Texas traditional.
Marc started drawing as soon as he could hold a pencil and grew up wanting to be an animator. After trying animation in high school he decided it wasn't for him. He wanted a career where he could draw something different and unique every day.
"A lot of my heroes growing up had tattoos, my dad, my uncle and my older brother: my brother also had plenty of tattoo magazines laying around that I would "borrow" and try to draw some of the tattoos in these books. Tattoo magazines were always so intimidating to me and I never thought I could do it, but after my first tattoo artist convinced me that I should I decided to give it a go and haven't looked back," Marc says.
Marc loves that every day is different and he gets to tattoo a new drawing, meet someone new almost daily, and they walk away wearing a piece of his art forever. When he got into tattooing his mentor told Marc every day, "You're only as good as your last tattoo." That's what he loves most about tattooing, it's a career that you can always keep getting better at.
"G" aka Gerardo
G has worked at shops in L.A, Toronto, Georgetown and now has decided to settle down in Guelph. G has been at the shop since April 2019.
His tattoo style is American traditional. It's bold, it can be bright, and it stands the test of time. This style allows him to be completely imaginative and creative with the designs. G can work with his clients to create incredible, personal work that also has a defined, recognizable style.
G started tattooing because he was seeking a job that engaged him creatively, which a typical 9-5 did not offer. He decided to follow his passion for drawing and begin tattooing.
G loves creating art and talking to people. He believes tattooing can have such power: "Sometimes, I get to help people feel more beautiful or more confident in their bodies, or help them get through a difficult time with a meaningful piece. And, other times, I just get to create a rad piece of art for someone to enjoy forever," he says.
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