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“Yi’s unique style of tattooing between blackwork and dotwork is a radically different artistic practice, allowing her to design truly stunning tattoos.”


Yi is a Hangzhou-born, Toronto-based artist working at Golden Iron Downtown. Having graduated from The University of Toronto as an Art and New Media major student, Yi has devoted the majority of her time perfecting her skills in tattooing. With over a decade of drawing lessons due to a lifelong interest that blossomed from a very young age, Yi has mastered many tattooing and drawing techniques including line work, hatching and pointillism. In the process of turning traditional drawings into tattoo designs, Yi has gradually found a beautiful balance between two radically different artistic practices. She has developed a unique style in blackwork and dotwork.

Yi says that her career has many perks that come along with the journey. “I love it when my clients tell me the little secrets and stories behind their thoughtful custom tattoos. It makes me proud that I can help them bring their visions to life and help them build somewhat of a confidence when they show off their new tattoos.”

Yi explains; “It’s small moments like these that inspire me and keep me going even when times get tough. I wish to continuously keep growing and to continue helping others grow by marking their new beginnings and ends with pieces of my art.”