Government Street Tattoo has been offering quality and affordable work since 1983. All artists are trained in proper and safe tattooing to ensure safety for all of our clients.
Offering Tribal, Black & Grey, Old School, New School, Biomechanical, Lettering, Portraits, Realism, Asian, Media/Cartoons and Anatomical. Our artists can create custom work as well, often on the spot. Almost any design you can imagine can be made into a beautiful tattoo. Bring all your ideas and references…postcards, printouts, photos, etc. to create your own custom body art.
Chris DavidOwner, Lead Tattoo Artist
Chris is a mega-bro and does mega-clean lookin tattoos.
He started tattooing in Toronto many moons ago and has blessed Vancouver Island
with his decision to move to Victoria to work at the new shop.
Bryan TurnbullTattoo design/Artist
My Name is Bryan Turnbull. I was born and raised in a grimy town called Ajax in Ontario. I have been tattooing for 14 years and I have worked at Government Street for 4 years. In my spare time you can find me at the Sushi joint next to the shop or at home hanging with my 2 kitties. I also enjoy collecting vintage Star Wars toys. I like to do clean bold classy tattoos; you pick'em, I stick'em
Ryan GagneTattoo design/Artist
Born and raised Alberta boy. I started tattooing in the summer of 2007, eventually making my way to red deer to work at Classic tattoo under the guidance of Lucas ford of classic tattoo. After numerous guest spots to government street tattoo, my wife and I moved to the island and I began to work with the crew full time September of 2014. All styles covered, from fine line to bold traditional tattooing.
Colin WileyTattoo design/Artist
Born and raised in Victoria, BC and son of a German nurse and West Coast film maker. Travelled to Japan, Norway, Mexico, New Zealand, Bermuda and Australia. Moved to Toronto in 2000 and tattooed for 8 years before moving back home to the island. Continued to tattoo full time throughout the years and has been at Government Street Tattoo for 3 years. Creates illustrative tattoos with a strong focus on Japanese.