Established in 2018, London Ontario Canada. With owners Brock Ryan and Stevie Boy starting up in Old East Village in the fall of 2018, they quickly expanded adding talented artists Matt Leroux and Cortney Foster to the crew. With Hunter Richards newly added and Shannon Rumble at the gate, the Nitty Gritty family continues to grow. With a motivated focus and creative drive matched by few, the shop is continually pushing artistically. The outcome being a unique and modern take on designs and artwork.


I’ve had several sessions with Brock. He’s done my sleeve as well as cover up of an old tattoo. I’ve had nothing but great experience with Nitty Gritty Tattoo. Very clean shop, everyone is professional and courteous. I’m always made to feel comfortable during my sessions. I highly recommend Brock and team for quality, skills and talent for tattooing.

- Nathania G


I’ve been tattooed here by Cortney a few times and my boyfriend with Brock and would whole heartedly recommend them and the shop! The shop is cool af and very well kept, everyone there is friendly and inclusive. It’s always an absolute pleasure to come in. If you’re looking for some cool vibes and amazing art you can’t go wrong with any of the artist here! Highly recommend!

Megan M


I made plans to get a matching tattoo with my sister and was looking for someone very special for such a special piece and Brock delivered! I am so happy with it and with his friendliness and professionalism, he really made me feel comfortable and the time flew by! The rest of the Nitty Gritty staff were so nice and I can’t wait to go back! Would definitely recommend to others!

Liandra G

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In Collaboration with Railway City Brewing Co.

We've released our very own Pale Ale and IPA! Stay tuned for your chance to stop by the shop, relax and crack open one of our Nitty Gritty tall boys!


We donate $1 from every Tattoo & Hair Service to the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) and Centre for Addicition and Mental Health (CAMH)

Nitty Gritty Crew

Nitty Gritty is a diverse team full of talented and professional barbers and tattoo artists.