Volume 96, Issue 55
Monday January 6, 2003

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Best of Arts
& Leisure

The Gazette's
Best of London

Best of Food
Best Chinese food at 3 a.m.
Best hangover breakfast
Best ice cream
Best lunch at a strip club
Best milkshake
Best mussels
Best pizza
Best place to get a sandwich
Best Portuguese chicken
Best selection of draft beer
Best sugar high
Best vegan/vegetarian-friendly restaurant

Best of Arts & Leisure
Best arcade
Best DJ
Best driving range
Best live venue
Best local band
Best place to buy clothes someone may or may not have died in
Best place to do tobagganing
Best place to have a gay ol' time
Best place to light a spliff
Best place to pick up a cougar
Best place to see a Scottish man in leather pants
Best place to watch pigskin fly
Best street performer
Best Sunday hoedown
Best selection of magazines and vinyl
Best tattoo/piercing place
Best used book store
Best used CD store

Best of the Rest
Best all-purpose sex shop
Best cabbie for drunken conversation
Best gym
Best hair salon
Best place to buy a creative gift
Best place to buy house accessories
Best place to buy long, striped knee-socks
Best place to buy men's dressy clothes
Best place to drop dead
Best place to find a unicorn
Best place to get a pet
Best place to plot a revolution
Best place to pretend you're in London, England
Best place to pretend you're not in a city
Best place to rent costumes

Best on Campus
Best custodian in the UCC
Best female athlete
Best makeout/study spot on campus
Best male athlete of all time
Best on-campus meal
Best on campus meal for $5
Best on-campus napping site
Best on-campus Tim Hortons lady
Best place to cry
Best place to photocopy a textbook
Best place to spend the most money on the least amount of food
Best place to stand in line
Best residence to party, sleep, and study
Least worst student politician

Best tattoo/piercing place
Addictive Tattooing and Body Piercing

Scott Bielby/Gazette

There's no better way to rebel against your parents than by putting holes in strange places on your body or decorating it with permanent ink. If you're looking for the best place in London for either outlet, Addictive Tattooing and Body Piercing is the place to go. According to Addictive partner Jacqui Gallant, their parlour has been open for business in London for six years now, and has seen a growing clientele with each passing year. "I think if you do what you do from your heart, it pays off. Everyone here loves what they do, and it shows," Gallant said. The services available at Addictive include tattooing and custom work, and professional body piercing, including surface and extreme piercing, Gallant said, adding they provide mostly custom and some machine made jewellery. Gallant described Addictive's most important role as being "after-care specialists." "Many people, who have been pierced or tattooed at other locations, have come to Addictive if they are having problems," she said, adding that being able to offer extensive after-care is an incredibly important aspect of their jobs. The average age of customers at Addictive is between 18 to 25, Gallant said, noting this bracket makes up about 90 per cent of their clientele. The growing business at Addictive can be directly attributed to word of mouth, Gallant said, noting most of their clients come in because of referrals. As to their key to success and why they have been chosen the best in London, "I'm very flattered. I think that just being friendly and being able to offer quality service really stands for a lot," Gallant said. Addictive offers a friendly atmosphere and staff who will be able to serve your every tattoo and piercing need, as well as quell any concerns if you're a first timer. If you're going to be piercing or tattooing any part of your body, you should make sure you go to the best place in the city.
181 Dundas St., 679-1456
-Kelly Marcella