" This tattoo veteran has been creating custom works of art for ink enthusiasts in the nation’s capital since 1982. With a can’t-beat old-school style, this shop is proof that you shouldn’t mess with tradition."


-Flare Magazine,  2018
best tattoo parlours across Canada

New Moon Tattoo was established in 1982 by legendary tattooist Dan Allaston, a pioneer in contemporary tattooing in Canada as well as producing the first Canadian international tattoo conventions to showcase international artists in 1993 and 1994.
Traveling extensively through the nineties and into the 21st century, Dan worked with professional tattooists from all over the world while building a team of tattooing and piercing professionals that carry on the traditions of tattooing and continue to explore new techniques in order to offer all styles of work to their clients." 
-Damian McGrath, Tattoo Life 2007
editor tattoos.com

Feel free to call us or drop by our studio any time so we
can guide you through the process, whether you are a first timer or avid collector.


since 1982


Dearest Ottawa and New Moon Tattoo clients,

Due to Covid-19 uncertainties we have felt the need to merge our beloved studios. We have ultimately decided to close our Orleans studio and have all our staff under one roof. An end to an era but a new beginning to our mothership, the yellow submarine, our west end studio.

As we enter our 40th year, we would like to thank the over 32 resident artists as well as the 35 guest artists we’ve had the honour of hosting over this time. Not to mention the 23 counter humans that have helped us over the years.

Unfortunately due to the lockdowns, some of our artists books are currently closed they play catch-up.

All piercing clients are welcome to book appointments through our website. Please note, we will be performing nasal  piercings and services as of July 16th 2021 but will hold off on oral piercings till further notice.

We cannot wait to see you all again. 🏼We cannot thank you enough for the support over the last 39 years. 🏼


We encourage our clients to ask questions if they are curious, and we welcome you down to our shops to see the studios

You may also call or email us with any further questions

Image by Robbie Palmer




2920 Carling Ave.
Ottawa, Ontario
T (613) 596-1790 



Monday: Closed
Tuesday to Saturday: 11 am - 7 pm

​​Sunday: Closed