Shawn Ramsey was born and raised here in Medina, New York alongside the Erie Canal. After gradating from Medina High School in 1993 he graduated from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh in 1996. Working as a graphic designer and later a web developer, Shawn sought out his passion for art, drawing and tattooing by apprenticing in 2005 under tattooer Kevin Croney @ True Image Tattoo Studio in New Kensington, PA. Shawn enjoys big bold color in both Neotraditional and New School tattoo styles. Shawn's smoooove black and grey work keeps clients coming back with a specialty in floral tattoos. Follow his tattoos on Instagram @CanalsideTattoo.
Tattooer / Piercer
Andrew joined Canalside Tattoo Company in 2018. Andrew loves tattooing American Traditional tattoos but is experienced in all styles of tattooing. His talent and good spirit can't be missed when you meet him. He's an excellent addition to our strong team here and we look forward to all the great things he has in store. Follow his work on Instagram @alondontattoo.
Tyler is Canalside Tattoo Company's youngest tattooer, joining in 2017. In just a few short months Tyler's career has taken off. His drawing style best fits a Neotraditional tattooer but his versatility keeps his clients coming back for more. You're sure to be satisfied with your work from Tyler. Follow him on Instagram @Tyler_Vercruysse.
About Canalside Tattoo Company
Canalside Tattoo Company, opening in January 2015, is a brand new tattoo studio here in Medina, NY. Canalside Tattoo Company will be Orleans County’s only tattoo shop. Owned and operated by Shawn Ramsey, who has recently moved back to Medina, closer to friends and family, where he lived until 1993 when he graduated high school. He left Medina to attend and later graduate from The Art Institute of Pittsburgh in 1996.
With a degree in Visual Communications, Shawn worked first for a local Pittsburgh sign company for 5 years, then that there Internets happened and he was off to pursue web design and development and has worked in that field ever since. Still working remotely for his company in Pittsburgh, Shawn moved to New York with the determination to open up his own local business.
Looking to the future, Canalside Tattoo Company will soon offer body piercing, t-shirts, clothing and lots of other stuff, in addition to quality tattoos right here in Medina, NY. The 14103.
Sean and his crew are genuine artist. And their prices are great too!
- Ted Vid. 2/17/2020
Love this place and the artists
- tabatha green. 1/25/2020
The staff was extremely friendly. The place was extremely friendly. I got my ear pierced. Minimal pain. Going back for a tattoo in a few weeks.
- Samantha DINGMAN. 1/22/2020
Great place for fantastic tattoos and piercings!! Check them out!!
- Bobbi Cruickshank. 10/23/2019
Very nice,friendly and professional
- shawn Callaway. 10/14/2019
Awesome artists and super clean shop. Got a piece done by Matt and love it! Will definitely recommend to everyone.
- Allyson Taylor. 10/7/2019
great experience- great environment. went here for my first and second tattoos and they did amazing!! definitely my go to, and would recommend to others.
- B3atJam Leaks. 10/3/2019
Very cleanly run place with professional staff had my work done by my old friend Matt Rolfe.
- Robert Tucker. 10/2/2019
Great people who are fantastic artists, a very welcoming atmosphere and great place to spend some time 😁
- Alex Diffee. 10/1/2019
Great people, great atmosphere
- Kevin Gilbert. 8/7/2019
Awsome work. Great people. I stay loosing my piercings and they Always help me. I will keep going
- Achilies Brady. 6/29/2019
I got my ear pierced here, and they guys were incredible. They were super helpful and nice, and I will definitely come back!
- Valerie Pratt. 6/14/2019
Tyler did a great job on tattoos for my sister and I! It was my sister's first tattoo and he made her feel very comfortable 👍👍 Thanks Tyler!
- Alyssa Taylor. 6/12/2019
Shawn does all my work!!! He and his crew are amazing!!!!!!!!
- Leah Farrington. 5/29/2019
Great artists amazing work and good atmosphere
- Cody Blount. 5/12/2019
Great place for a tattoo. Shawn did a great job on my wedding band. Very patient with drawing up my ideas and nailed what I wanted. Can't wait to see what he draws up for the sleeve I want. Highly recommend going here for some ink. Only warning is once you get one done you will want more lol.
- Scott Horton. 5/7/2019
This the best place in western New York that you can get a tattoo. I would suggest any one in the Medina NY area and want to get a tattoo they do superb work!!!
- James Giarla. 4/23/2019
This place was very clean, the artist did an amazing job and truly cared about what he was doing! I highly recommend this place and will definitely be going back for more!
- K M. 4/11/2019
Wife and I get our Artwork and Piercings done there. A Very Clean, Sterile and FUN Environment. Shawn, Tyler and Andrew are Very Professional and their warm attitudes make you feel at home!!!
- Kristopher Jamez. 4/7/2019
Amazing experience as always! This is my 7th tattoo by Shawn Ramsey and I couldn't be happier! Thank you so much Shawn. Can't wait to see it healed. I highly recommend any of the artists at Canalside! High quality work!
- Jess Malloy. 4/1/2019
Great job, excellent price, the artists are fantastic and professional - I am extremely happy with my tattoo.
- Jarrod Pritchard. 3/18/2019
They do awesome work. Highly recommend Canalside for any tattoo work.
- tjmille217 . 2/25/2019
Great staff. Nothing but professional and great artist. Who says you can't have a big city tattoo shop in a small town.
- Robert Ribbeck. 1/18/2019
3 of the most talented tattoo artist in the area. Highly recommend. Creep creep.
- E&C FLYFISHING. 1/13/2019
I got my belly button pierced today. It is a nice environment and I'll probably go back for more piercings
- Donna Hinckley. 1/7/2019
- Susie Miller. 1/5/2019
The artists are amazing and the atmosphere is great.
- Andrew Nichols. 11/16/2018
Excellent work and awesome prices
- Christina Conley. 10/2/2018
Amazing place! Great artists. Owner, Shawn Ramsey, is friendly and a great piercer and tattoo artist. He has done 2 cover ups and 4 other tattoos of mine as well as my daith piercing! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
- Jessica Malloy. 9/4/2018
Went there for an animal fundraiser, the place was super clean and everyone was super friendly!
- Kailyn M.. 7/4/2018
Tyler you took my idea and did a amazing tat
- John Demanchick. 6/19/2018
Love the work the guys do here. Josh has worked on all my tattoos and they are by far the best I've ever had. Will keep coming back and seeing them
- Josh Gross. 6/18/2018
Excellent and friendly service, I'd recommend this to anyone who wants a tattoo or peirsing
- James LaRock. 4/19/2018
Best place to get tattoos for the best price. You wont be disappointed!
- JJ Wolf. 3/7/2018
Canalside is a class act tattoo shop ,very professional work that keeps me coming back ...Thanks again !!
- Ray Hinman. 2/31/2018
Very easy going place! You should give them a try :)
- Candice Vought. 2/19/2018
LOVE LOVE LOVE my thigh tattoo I got done here not to mention all of the positive energy in this place!! Also got body jewelry from here and when I lost a piece they replaced it no question or issues!! Defiantly highly suggest going here!!
- Rebecca Pinzel. 2/10/2018
Got my first tattoo and I'm proud to say I love it!!!!
- Dylan's Crazy Life. 2/6/2018
Amazing people, beyond happy with my tattoo I got from Shawn. Highly recommend this place!!
- Haley Stansbury. 1/21/2018
I have gotten 4 tattoos from canalside Shawn and Josh are amazing artist would recommend them to anyone. Great atmosphere and very clean and sterile environment
- Bernadette Baker. 1/18/2018
- Sue Foss. 11/19/2017
Amazing work! This is QUALITY. Had a quick walk in for a small, simple piece, and the artist did a beautiful job. Truly a work of art. I was amazed. Great colors, detail, shading...Highly recommend this place!
- starbirdcup . 8/23/2017
These guys are awesome! Josh did a great job on my tattoo. The place is really clean and sanitary. I would definitely recommend this place.
- cortney murrell. 6/27/2017
I got my eyebrow pierced Thursday. Great service. They double cheek to see if you'll be satisfied with the placement , and help pick out the jewelry that is perfect for you. Also nice conversation to make you less nervous.
- The Eccentric Lime. 6/8/2017
Amazing tattoo artists there!
- Joshua Schutrum. 5/15/2017
Quality work, hilarious/funny conversation. Clean and safe environment. Makes you feel comfortable, highly recommended.