Monsters' Ink is Located in Medicine Hat Alberta Canada, and was opened by owner artists Monty and Leslie Ricken in 2007. Monsters' Ink offers a safe clean professional and friendly environment going above and beyond the minimum Health-board requirements. Using state of the art equipment, products and procedures our clients experience less pain and typically faster then average healing time. All our artists are Certified in Bloodborne Pathogens and Sterilization. Our award winning shop will help make your tattoo dreams reality.

Please take the time to view all of our artists portfolios and see new work being produced on our facebook page. Each artist has an album, and even if you are not of Facebook you have the ability to view our business page. Also check out Monty Rickens or Lesile Rickens work on Instagram.

If you have any questions or would like to book an appointment please call 403 580 2607 or email us We are located at 609 Kingsway Ave SE

Shop Policies

Booking an appointment

Once you have decided what you would like to have tattooed and which artist you would like to book with, drop by the shop or phone to book your appointment. We do recommend having a good idea of what you would like to have tattooed and reference images are always a good idea to communicate your thoughts. You must be a minimum of 18 years to get tattooed. Minors have to be accompanied by a legal guardian in order to be tattooed, this requires matching ID's or proof of guardianship. Minimum age is 16 and we reserve the right to refuse service.


Deposits are NON REFUNDABLE, if you are not ready to get tattooed don't book an appointment

Day of Tattoo AfterCare

Repeat this process three times a day until the tattoo starts to dry. This generally takes 1-3 days depending on the tattoo and individual healing.

*Once it is not a wet wound, you can start washing it twice and day and switch to a water based moisturizer (such as H2O or Lubriderm). Continue this for the remainder of the healing time, about 10-20 days.


Touch ups

If there are any questions or concerns regarding your tattoo please contact the shop