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Association of Professional Piercers
A fantastic resource for up to date body modification safety, industry standards, and more. Very informative and worth a visit.

Progressive Mentorship Progressive Mentorship is a group of non sponsored, ego free individuals who help all levels of practitioners share knowledge and information within the body modification industry. Their courses are designed to provide the safest working environment possible for both the artists and their valued clients.

Trinity Body Jewelery Trinity is a fantastic body jewellery company, and is Canadian! Our clients rave about the top-quality body jewellery Trinity produces, and we’ve been absolutely thrilled to carry thousands of their items. Don’t see what you want? We can special order for you, so take a moment to check out their website or take a look at the Trinity Catalog when you next visit the studio.

Wellington Dufferin Guelph Health Unit
The W.D.G. Health Unit can provide accurate, unbiased information on tattooing and piercing, and can answer any questions.


Check Before You Choose is your access to inspection results in Wellington, Dufferin and Guelph. This website provides public health inspection results from the food establishments and Personal services Settings (beauty and body art establishments such as salons and tattoo parlours)  in Wellington county, Dufferin county, and the city of Guelph. This link will take you directly to the Nighthawk Tattoo inspection reports, but you can search any tattoo shop in the region to see their reports too!

Better Beard Company  , Topher’s Beard Company  and The Big Red Beard Comb Company   Guelph and area wierdie-beardies unite! With facial hair making a resurgence and no longer relegated to hipsters and lumberjacks, the Better Beard Company, The Big Red Beard Comb Co.,  and Topher’s Beard Company produce high end handmade products for the bearded and non-bearded gentleman alike. 100% natural, made in Canada, and tailored to the modern Canadian gentleman. Nighthawk Tattoo carries a range of products from all three companies. We have all your beard and beard related products covered, from East Coast To West Coast and in between!

Manhattans Pizza Bistro Time to spare before going under the tattoo gun? Kill some time at Manhattans. Located right beside our studio, its the perfect place to have a bite to eat before or after your tattoo appointment. Manhattans is an independently owned neighbourhood restaurant that boasts a unique dining experience featuring live music almost every night of the week. Their delicious menu and hard-working kitchen crew serve up a little something for everyone. The restaurant opens weekday afternoons for lunch @ 11AM. Everyone is welcome: singles and couples, young and old, families, and those first dates. No dress code – come as you are, or however you want to be.


Nighthawk Tattoo has been featured in both local and national media, including articles in the Globe and Mail, National Post and on CBC Radio 1. Read about what folks have been saying about us most recently, as well as herehere, this one too, here and here!

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