Tattooing With Intention

Welcome! thank you for taking the time to visit our site

At Torchlight Tattoo, we are dedicated to maintaining a peaceful and supportive environment, while providing the highest quality of service for people from all walks of life.

We occupy a bright and welcoming space in the heart of Uptown Waterloo, and offer a unique tattoo experience that is built on the fundamental pillars of compassion and respect.

It is our privilege to connect with our community in meaningful ways, and collaborate with you to bring your creative tattoo vision to life. 

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First Things First:

we are the proud recipients of the record reader award for best tattoo studio in kitchener/waterloo, 2017



Please read the following protocols that have been implemented to help reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19. These protocols are in place to protect you, our staff, and our community, and we ask that you take them seriously.

Torchlight Tattoo is now open by appointment only. We encourage you to connect with us by email with any questions. Chris works by appointment only, and is not able to accommodate walk ins or impromptu consultations.


Rising moon Gallery remains open for in-person shopping during the hours of 12-6pm Tuesday - Saturday. Curbside pickup or local delivery are available for any gallery purchases.

E-transfers are the preferred method of payment, but credit cards and cash are acceptable if necessary.

We ask that you postpone your visit if you are exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19, or if you have been in contact with anyone exhibiting symptoms within the last 14 days. Symptoms include:

  • Fever

  • New onset of cough or worsening chronic cough

  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

  • Sore throat

  • Difficulty swallowing

  • Decrease or loss of sense of taste or smell

  • Chills

  • Headache

  • Unexplained fatigue, malaise, or muscle aches

  • Nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, or abdominal pain

  • Pink eye

  • Running nose or nasal congestion without known cause

All tattoo deposits will be honored if you need to postpone your visit due to illness. We would prefer that you take every precaution to keep yourself and our staff safe and not risk visiting the studio while you are sick.

We ask that you not arrive for your scheduled appointment earlier than expected so that we have adequate time to clean and disinfect our work space between clients.

Please note that in order to maintain the appropriate physical distance from one another, we no longer offer a seated waiting area and will not be permitting more than one person into the gallery or tattoo studio at the same time.

Tattoo clients are no longer permitted to bring any friends or family members – including children - with them to their appointment, unless they require assistance getting up and down the stairs.

We ask that you please wear a mask at all times while visiting the studio. A disposable mask will be provided for you if you do not have one of your own.

Please wash or disinfect your hands immediately upon entering the studio. Please be mindful to wash or disinfect your hands immediately after touching your face or phone.


Your safety is of the utmost importance to us and we are grateful for your patience and cooperation as we implement these new protocols. Please do not hesitate to email or call us if you have any questions.


Be well. Be safe.


With love,


Chris and Andrea