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Bronze Winner Oceanic Art Custom TattooingFastidiousness may not immediately spring to mind as something you should look for in a tattoo studio, but trust me, you should. Owner and artist Amber Thorpe (your 2010 and 2011 choice for best tattoo artist) and the crew at Adept Tattoo & Body Piercing Studio have fastidiousness on lock. Their sterility procedures are listed right on the main page of their website, and honestly, it’s something even mom could get behind. Thorpe’s credentials are also similarly iron clad. She began working at Toronto’s Way Cool Tattoos, opening Extreme Tattoos in Medicine Hat, then Calgary’s Arthouse Inc. before settling here. Pretty happy ending—for once Alberta’s loss is Nova Scotia’s gain.