A tattoo not only leaves an indelible mark on your skin, it also leaves a lasting and unforgettable memory of the experience.  At Cottage 13, our team is dedicated to providing each and every client with the best possible experience in an exceptionally clean and comfortable environment and of course with an extraordinary tattoo. Using only the best disposable equipment and high quality pigments your tattoo is guaranteed to last as long as your memory of the experience…forever!   


Cottage 13 has been Hamilton’s most reputable tattoo studio since we opened in 1999.  Nominated time and time again in both VIEW magazine and Hamilton Spectator for Best Tattoo Studio. Our team is composed of mature, professional and knowledgeable tattooers with many years of experience under their belts.  Although each artist has a unique style to offer they are all versatile and capable of creating outstanding body art.   Our entire team has industry specific training in Infection Control and is committed to applying their craft in the cleanest and safest manner possible.   

Instagram: @cottage13tattoo #cottage13
Facebook: Cottage 13
Twitter: @cottage13tattoo


Since the mid 90’s body piercing has grown in popularity and acceptance.  Cottage 13 has offered exceptional body piercing service using only the best quality body jewellery in the industry since opening its doors in 1999. 

The importance of a knowledgeable, experienced practitioner with skill in jewellery placement and a thorough understanding of the healing process is essential.  The two piercers on our team are a dynamic duo with years of experience and reassuring bedside manner.  They will confidently guide you through your piercing adventure!  Both Alicia and Yolanda maintain certification from Progressive Mentorship, an industry specific course in Infection Control. They are both committed to providing each client with the best possible service in a clean, comfortable and private setting.


Currently featuring jewellery from Canadian manufacturers Alchemy Adornment as well as American suppliers Body Visions Los Angeles (BVLA), LeRoi, Industrial Strength, Anatometal and Neometal as well as beautiful earrings and ear weights from Maya and TAWAPA. We continue to bring in new, high quality body jewellery for our discerning clients.  Our pricing reflects both the quality of the product and the experience of the piercers.  

IMG_9451 - Version 3.jpg

Vegan Aftercare and Skincare:

Cottage 13 offers a line of responsibly sourced, plant derived vegan aftercare and skincare products created right here in Hamilton by Punk Medics.

Punk Medics offers small batch luxury organic skin care products ideal for aftercare of tattoos & piercings. All products maintain a premium level of quality and are made in an ethical manner using only sustainable ingredients, local in-house manufacturing and packaging sourced within North America.


Simple Care piercing aftercare spray is an organic based plant and leaf extract that provides gentle and effective relief from inflammation and redness after a piercing procedure. Simple Care Instantly relieves itch and irritation and helps soothe the skin. Certified Organic Ingredients including Neem Leaf, Black Seed and Comfrey Leaf helps to moisturize and replenish the mineral and fluid balance of the skin. 100% free of alcohol, this hydrating formula evaporates immediately and leaves skin feeling soft and conditioned.

Simple Cleanse is a vegan cleanser with a blend of hemp and aloe. Formulated with botanical extracts which alleviate irritation from fresh tattoos and piercings. This product can be used to keep either your healing tattoo or piercing clean.

Simple Shield is a deep penetrating vegan friendly tattoo lotion. It helps to retain vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids to condition and replenish dry skin.  This product is as luxurious as it is effective in keeping your healing tattoo moisturized. 

These products are ideal aftercare for your new tattoo or piercing.  They are not tested on animals and are great for you and the environment!