Thrive Studios was founded in October 2005 by Jesse Villemaire. With his experience of working and co-owning a previous tattoo studio (Eternal Body Art) Jesse decided to attempt a new approach within the body art industry. His vision was to create a quality tattoo and body piercing studio with advanced sterilization techniques, in a comfortable and safe environment.
Since our arrival in 2005 we have already surpassed the expectations of many, including ourselves! Some of our highlights over the past years include; helping to raise over $20,000 for breast cancer research, being a major sponsor for Rock The Mill, collecting food and toys for the Cambridge food bank with our yearly Tattooed Santa Cruise, also guest speaking at numerous high schools alongside Public Health Inspectors. Thrive Studios also attends multiple safety/learning seminars and conventions across North America including the Association of Professional Piercers conference in Las Vegas. We've currently been featured on the radio, television, magazines, films and numerous newspapers including the New York Times!
As you walk through our doors you will be greeted by one of our extremely knowledgeable staff Jesse Villemaire, Katlyn Steel, Kelsi Siefert, Nicole Goad and Laura Villemaire. They have been exceeding our client's expectations with customer service since day one. On the second floor of Thrive Studios is our private tattoo loft featuring five of the areas finest tattoo artists; Angela McDonald, Danny Pennie, Lindsay McCarthy, Robert Witczuk, James Bird and Matt Majka. Please call us to set up a free consultation in order to help design your perfect tattoo. We are here to help in any way; even if you have received tattoos or piercings elsewhere, we will gladly answer any of your questions or concerns. Thrive offers more than just tattoos and piercings; we also carry Gift Cards available in any denomination and a large selection of body jewellery. We offer custom jewellery consultations by our knowledgeable staff Katlyn Steel, Laura Villemaire and Nicole Goad. We can custom order jewellery from many different suppliers worldwide at no additional charge. You can order anything from basic earrings to the most elegant gold and diamonds body jewellery. We strive to offer you quality made jewellery from North American manufactures that provide warranties for thier jewellery. Once we show you the quality difference, you'll never want to purchase cheap body jewellery from the local mall ever again.
As Thrive Studios began to grow significantly fast during the first few years, it was time to look into expanding. In 2009 we started a huge renovation project (timeline photos here) which would expand our studio significantly. The year long project allowed us to double in size by adding a private second floor loft space for strictly tattooing. We've also expanded our main lobby allowing more room for clients and expanding our extensive jewellery selection. Our piercing room has gained some extra square footage including new 9 foot ceilings throughout the main floor featuring original tin ceilings from the early 1900's. With a large comfortable atmosphere it's easy to feel at ease during any procedure preformed at Thrive Studios. Invite a friend or two with you while you're getting a tattoo or a piercing.
We're also excited to be Voted BEST Tattoo and Piercing Studio 2006 - 2016 by the Cambridge Times Readers Choice Awards! Since the beginning our focus has been to break down the stereotypical "tattoo parlor" image. Thrive succeeds with this vision as we offer quality body art and the highest sterilization standards, in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. Our professional and educational approach will leave you with a whole new outlook of the body art industry.