Urge 2 Tattoo Studio

Voted Best of Edmonton – Tattoo Studio


About Urge 2

Urge 2 Tattoo Studio opened it’s doors in 1999. We have been serving Edmonton custom tattoos in a safe, clean, and fun environment ever since.

We are located downtown in the Central McDougall area, just north of Grant MacEwan on 107 avenue. Urge 2, a friendly open concept tattoo shop, is also home to Second Skin Tattoo Removal. Second Skin can remove or lighten your tattoos for cover-ups.

We are open from 12:00pm – 6:00pm daily and are a cash only tattoo shop. We do not tattoo minors, even with parental consent, and do not have piercing services. Walk-ins are welcome, however, if you wish to ensure getting a tattoo on a particular day it is recommended to book an appointment.

The artists at Urge 2 Tattoo Studio require a non-refundable cash deposit for all tattoo appointments booked, which comes off the final cost of your tattoo.  48 hours notice is required for all cancellations or postponements of your appointment. Failure to do so forfeits your deposit and another deposit will be required for subsequent bookings.

Your deposit confirms your commitment to the appointment and in case of a no show, will be used to compensate the artist for work and prep already done.

Our shop rate is $165 +tax per hour and consultations are free.

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Tattoo Artists

Johnny Faulds - Urge 2Shawn Thompson

Yura - Urge 2 Mark Lobkowicz - Urge 2Nikko Adams

Jon Squires - Urge 2



Your tattoo artist will tell you how long you need to leave your bandage on. Generally it is recommended to keep the bandage on overnight the day of your tattoo.

Remove the bandage carefully and wash the area gently but thoroughly with warm water and mild unscented soap. Washing your tattoo will ensure that all excess ink, plasma and blood has been removed; reducing the potential for infection.

Pat the area gently with papertowel or a clean towel. Always pat, never rub, you don’t want to irritate your fresh tattoo.

Ensuring your hands are clean, apply a small amount of unscented lotion, such as Lubriderm, to the tattoo and rub it in, ensuring the whole tattoo is covered, but don’t use too much. The goal is to lubricate and protect, not drown the skin.

We recommend unscented Lubriderm or one of the many tattoo specific aftercare products available. Do not use straight petroleum jelly (Vaseline) or plastic wrap as it traps bacteria next to the skin. Never use gauze or polysporin. Polysporin is an antibiotic and will pull ink out of the skin while the tattoo is healing.

Continue using the lotion 3-5 times a day as required till the tattoo is completely healed.

Do not re-bandage the tattoo unless your clothing or work environment is irritating it. If you do need to rebandage for protection, ask your artist for additional bandages.

Any questions or concerns, please call us and ENJOY!!!


How long do I need to wait before going into the sun, pools, hot tubs?

A minimum of 2-3 weeks. It is important to have the whole area healed with no scabbing or flaking left on the area. Always use sunscreen when going into the sun to protect your new artwork and avoid damaging your skin.

What is your minimum charge?

Our minimum charge is $165.00 +tax for any tattoo taking an hour or less.

How do deposits work?

We usually take a cash deposit, depending on the size of the your tattoo, which is collected at your consultation appointment and will come off your last appointment. We require 48 hours notice for cancellations. Failure to do so forfeits your deposit and another deposit will be required for subsequent bookings.

Deposits are non-refundable, non-transferable.

Our time is valuable, in demand, and our policy is meant to ensure that both the client and artist are treated fairly and that nobody’s time is wasted.

What is your process?

Take a look at the portfolios online or come into the shop and take a look through the books. Choose an artist that has a style that suits your fancy. Call the shop and ask for which artist you would like to work with. At that time the artist can book you in for a consultation. It is recommended to have ideas and any reference that inspires you to bring to the consultation.

Do you take walk-ins?

We do, but we may not have an artist available. It is always recommended to book an appointment to ensure you have an appointment.

What kind of lotion should I use?

We recommend unscented lotions such a Lubriderm, Aveeno, or Glaxal Base.

Apply a small amount of lotion to the tattoo and rub it it, ensuring the whole area is covered. Don’t use too much, the goal is to lubricate and protect, not drown the skin.

Do you tattoo anyone under 18 years old?

You must be 18 years old or older to get a tattoo at Urge 2, not even with parental consent.

Do you do piercings?

No, unfortunately not, but we do have Tattoo Removal in house. Check out Second Skin Tattoo Removal for all your tattoo removal and lightening needs.

What is your hourly rate?

Our hourly rate and minimum charge is $165.00

Contact Us

10502 107 Avenue NW #6 | Edmonton, Alberta

(780) 420-6252

Open daily: 12:00pm – 6:00pm

We require a non-refundable deposit to book your tattoo time. We are cash only and our shop rate is $165 per hour. Urge 2 Tattoo Studio does not tattoo anyone under the age of 18 under any circumstances.