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Toronto Ink Tattoos

Mark Prata

Master Tattoo Artist, Mark Prata was born in 1983 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He grew up drawing cartoons and graffiti. For fun, he tagged friends binders and school lockers with band graphics and basketball players’ names.

Mark’s love for art transformed at the age of 16 — he walked into a street tattoo shop and asked if he could learn. Cleaning floors, painting walls and making needles was his daily grind that slowly transitioned into an apprenticeship.

This is when tattooing found Mark.

After a short year of tattooing, Mark pushed his passion for art while completing a few full-colour new school pieces that were bold and bright —these changed his career forever. At that time, they were much different from what was circulating in the Toronto tattoo scene. With an awesome mix of graffiti and cartoons, Mark’s style gained a lot of attention. He quickly became popular in the skate, punk and BMX scene. With Mark’s attention to detail and passion for learning, he enrolled in life drawing, realism, colour renderings and pen drawing courses at George Brown College and Ontario College of Art & Design University (OCAD), Toronto.

These new skills and expertise’s opened new opportunities, and before he knew it, Mark became a world-ranked tattoo artist with a diverse skillset.

Mark’s public popularity grew; he was featured on numerous TV shows, music videos and movies such as I hate my tattoo (slice network), MTV Live, breakout kings, total recall, Honda rebel exclusive mutual funds commercial, Sum 41 music video, Youngstown music video. He also had many news presses on City TV, the Mike Bullard Show, CP24, the Toronto Star, Wave Magazine and the Toronto Sun. Mark’s TV appearances drew attention from celebrities and athletes who soon reached out. Before Mark knew it, he was tattooing professional athletes in the NHL, NBA and even Olympic athletes.

Right in the midst of his career, Mark ventured off and established Toronto Ink Tattoo studio in 2007. “I noticed that many of my clients are travelling far distances, some being from all over the world,” Mark says, “I want my clients to feel special and to know that I appreciate them being here.”

Today, Mark has over 20 years of experience and diversity in various styles from black, grey and colour. He is extremely humbled by the love and support of his clients, friends and family. Mark being a lifelong learner spends time with those he can grow with and continue to flourish. Mark spends his life dedicated to tattooing, art, being centred and grounded. He has a deep spiritual connection to meditation and yoga but most importantly spending time with his wife and their two sons.

Miranda Mckenzie

Miranda Mckenzie was born n’ raised in Toronto, Ontario. She is currently 24 years old and has been tattooing since the age of 20. Miranda has had a passion for art, and curiosity about tattoos since she was a small child. Over the years she has had the opportunity to learn about multiple different tattoo styles and techniques. Bold designs are her favourite things to tattoo, she loves classic American traditional tattoo design. She also loves painting tattoo flash, amongst a plethora of other crafty hobbies.

Benny Mac

Tattoo Artist, Benny Mac has been tattooing for just over 6 years, full-time. He prides himself on being a versatile artist capable of a multitude of styles. He is always looking to challenge his abilities and continually improve — he aims to exceed not only his own but the client’s expectations as well. Having said that he appreciates tattooing neo-traditional, new-school, illustrative colour, illustrative black and grey work, and has found a new fascination with the Japanese tattoo style and subject matter.

Along with to subject matter, he likes tattooing all things nerdy from Star Wars to anime, which fits with him being a huge nerd! Similar to the nerdy influence he also enjoys doing animal-related work and anything mystic or mythical themed, he claims it’s half a fault liking so many styles and themes in tattoos and finds he has a hard time sticking to one thing.

Ben likes to think he gives off a more relaxed and “chill” vibe in and outside of the tattoo studio, from cracking jokes while working and chatting with his clients and coworkers alike while tattooing or drawing. He also prides himself on the fact that he hand draws all of his client’s work from scratch. Regarding tattoo size, well he loves it all — from small-scale work to sleeves and chest pieces. He even loves to tattoo client’s palms and hands!

Rebëcca J. Fife
Rebëcca J. Fife

Becca has been tattooing for 6 years, specializing in dark illustrative work, she also enjoys black and grey realism. She’s motivated to tattoo any subject that comes her way, especially horror and grotesque pieces.

Becca has always loved drawing and has surrounded herself with creative and classic gore art. She knew from a young age she wanted to become a tattoo artist — in fact, during high school, she completed a cooperative education placement at a tattoo studio which encouraged Becca to follow her passion as a tattoo artist.

In addition to working at Toronto Ink Tattoos, Becca is pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) professional education degree in drawing and painting.

Sarah McDade

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Monique Munoz

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Mikey

Meet Michel Couture, a rising passionate tattoo artist forging his path in the inked realm. He holds an unwavering love of blending the timeless art of black and grey traditional work with a fresh perspective. Despite being a newcomer to the scene, Mikey’s contagious personality and empathetic nature make him stand out in the industry. Stemming from a world of music, his art, and tattoos resonate with rhythmic precision on a personal level. Beyond the tattoo chair, catch him snipping pucks on the hockey rink or embracing the open roads on his motorcycle – where every journey fuels the creative fire within.

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