About

Our History

Through the greater cosmic powers unknown, a group of creative professionals have joined forces and set up shop in Canada’s capital. Although their true intentions are not yet understood, one thing remains certain; Ottawa’s raddest tattoos are done outta this shop. Come to us for all your portrait, realism, abstract, watercolour, poka trash, free hand, custom, traditional, Japanese and any other tattoo needs!

Meet the Team

Mel

Mel

Body Piercer/Co-Owner
“After studying nursing at Nippissing University I took an interest in business management. I became a general manager shortly after. After a few years of this I decided to combine my nursing and business knowledge and began my piercing apprenticeship. Now I am a professional piercer and co-owner of Free World Tattoo.”
Kurt

Kurt

Owner / Tattoo Artist
“I started doing graffiti and street art in 2000 as a result of my love for hip-hop and inspiriation from talented friends surrounding me at that period of my life. This escalated into large murals for the city and private commissions. Many art shows later I picked up a tattoo machine moved out of the city and started to learn this great trade, the rest is history.”
Scott

Scott

Tattoo Artist
“I’ve been drawing since I was old enough to hold a crayon. Noticing my passion for arts early my parents enrolled me in a variety of fine arts courses as a child. From there I continued my artistic studies at Canterbury high school, a fine arts high school in Ottawa and then studied animation at Algonquin college.”
Melanie

Melanie

Tattoo Artist
I’ve been tattooing since 2012. Started out in Graphic Design, but decided to try my luck at tattooing after moving to Ottawa, and have been loving it ever since. Love doing all kinds of rad tattoos especially bright colourful pieces.
Chris Coleman

Chris Coleman

Apprentice