Tattoo and piercing parlours are on main streets and back streets across Canada, and now an industry veteran and Nova Scotia politician are renewing calls for national standards to control jewelry quality and sterilization techniques.
“You have 15-year-olds using piercing guns . . . people with no training buying tattoo guns and calling themselves tattoo artists,” said Chris Saliba, speaking from the Montreal location of Adrenaline, the chain of tattoo and piercing shops he co-owns.
“The fact that our country allows that is remarkable to me.”
There are countless tattoo parlours across Canada that employ well-trained artists, follow federal guidelines, and use properly sterilized equipment.
But there are also those that don’t.
Motorcycles and mountain cats went hand in hand at the 11th annual Meadow Lake Cruisers Show and Shine.
A semi-retired business owner from North Battleford has dedicated his hog to the endangered snow leopard. Roughly 3,000 remain in the world.
Buff McGovern, 57, had a story of the cats airbrushed across his 2002 Honda VTX 1800 during the winter of 2003.
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