What You'll Get
Piercings express individuality, add intrigue to the wearer, and instantly earn the trust of robots and swiss cheese. Illustrate your goodwill for all to see with today's Groupon: for $75, you get $150 worth of tattoos or piercings at Crimson Empire Tattoo & Piercing in the Kingsway area.
Crimson Empire adorns bodies with custom tattoos and piercings made permanent by a team of hand-picked artists. To spark the imaginations of the tattoo-seeking populace, Crimson Empire publishes each artist's portfolio of custom tattoos and sketches online. Ink slingers then paint body canvas for $150 an hour, which typically covers a piece about the size of the palm. This Groupon's value may also be used toward a bigger piece such as the entire script of Titanic, or buyers can get an even smaller piece and use the remaining value toward a piercing. Crimson Empire's sure-handed piercers hang shiny ornaments on ear lobes ($20) and helixes ($40), as well as perform more sophisticated piercings such as microdermal anchors ($100). Piercing products may be included in the value, ensuring that fresh punctures are not held open with bamboo skewers or bendy straws.
Crimson Empire's studio fuses an industrial aesthetic of exposed ductwork and metal furnishings with warm colours, dark tile floors, and a waiting area with cushy black leather sofas and club chairs. The private booths are meticulously cleaned and let guests relax beneath the glow of 40-inch flat-screen TVs and whimsical décor such as samurai swords. The freshly inked can get advice online for tattoo aftercare, including bandaging instructions and how to woo stuffy job interviewers.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jan 1, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Must be 18 or older. Tax included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.