Chris Hold – Traditional Tattoos

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How much is a tattoo?

I charge a flat fee for single-session tattoos and base that amount on various factors like the detail in the design, the location on the body, etc.

For large, multi-session tattoos like back pieces, torso pieces, sleeves, etc. I charge $225/hr.

If budget is a concern I’m happy to chat in-person and let you know what a price range might be for what you’d like tattooed. I do not quote prices online. Tattooing is a process best conducted in-person where questions and answers can be given directly. Come by the shop and let’s get something started!

Where is your tattoo shop located?

Palace Tattoo is at 684 East Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC. The closest cross-street is Heatley Avenue (look for the easy-to-spot neighbourhood pub, “The Heatley”, on the corner of our block.)
Check out this map of where Palace Tattoo is located.

I’m taking public transit, how do I get there?

Hastings Street is a busy, main arterial street running in and out of the downtown core.
The No. 14, 16 and 20 bus routes pass in front of our shop. Use our city’s online trip planner to sort out the best way to get here by transit.

There is a bus stop for Eastbound buses a half-block west of the shop, at Princess Street. The closest Westbound bus stop is in front of the charming Astoria Hotel at Hawks Avenue. We are one block east from that stop.

Where can I park at your shop?

Please carefully read the parking signs posted where you decide to park. Parking regulations are known to change and are occasionally superseded by film crews, local festivals and community events.

There is free public two-hour parking in front of the shop and in select spots on neighbouring blocks along Hastings Street, but please note that vehicles will be ticketed and towed at the posted rush hour times. Parking enforcement officers and tow trucks are poised to attack the second the time runs out so please be cautious and avoid an expensive ticket and towing/impound fee which is usually upwards of $180!

There are also some limited pay-to-park spots available south of Hastings Street along the east side of Heatley Avenue.

I want to get cash before/after the tattoo, where’s the closest ATM?

We are a cash-only establishment, and recommend that you withdraw cash from our neighbours across the street at the Mushroom Dispensary at 651 East Hastings Street. You can’t miss their bright pink-and-yellow awning.
They have a reasonable withdrawl fee (only 50 cents! Typical ATMs charge over $3) and are conveniently located on our block, just across the street. Plus you can browse hallucinogens, literature and grab a snack there as well.