Pauline Zahalan opened Yonge Street Tattoos in 1997. Originally trained as a photographer, she became enamored with tattooing in 1995 after a project photographing a tattoo shop, and decided to make the leap to a new career path. Today, Yonge Street Tattoos is the oldest female-owned tattoo shop in Toronto still in the business. 

Pauline can tattoo in a wide range of styles, but draws inspiration primarily from nature, travel, and animals...especially her pets!

To book an appointment with Pauline, email

For latest work, follow Pauline on Instagram @paulinez