About Triple J’s

Established in 2004, Triple J’s is Yukon’s only truly independent music store with a huge selection of CDS, VINYL, ART, CLOTHING, MERCHANDISE, TOBACCO PARAPHERNALIA – plus we have the oldest and most-trusted TATTOO and PIERCING studio in the Yukon.  We have an incredible special order system – if it exists for sale in this world, no matter how rare or obscure, we can find it for you!!  Most special orders take approximately 10-14 business days.


As a working artist, I've always appreciated Jordi's enthusiasm & professionalism, when working with her on exhibitions . Gallery22 is one of the best spaces in Whitehorse for established & emerging artists to show new work. Triple J's is an asset to this community in so many ways. Proud to be a part

Colin Alexander (Renowned Yukon Artist)

I have been a customer of Triple J's for years. My favorite thing about Triple J's is how welcoming the store and its staff are. They usually have what I am looking for and if not, they don't hesitate to bring it in for me. I will continue to be a customer for years to come. Happy 10th Anniversary.

Daniel Vigneau, Drummer, The Mourning After

I believe that you [Triple J’s] have raised the bar in recognizing emerging artists in the community. You have empowered me by being a support of Claire's Karma Clothing through displaying my work in all your locations and viewing me as an integral part of alternative and recycled art. Your bold and provocative ideas in art have included me in numerous art exhibits in your gallery and you have made youth and other person's sometimes limited in their means be apart of culture. Your strength as an individual, your family values and commitment to animals has been as inspiration. You ROCK! By the way, I love you too.

Claire Strauss, Artist Extraordinaire

Jordi puts her money where her mouth is. We're proud to support the hard work she's doing for music community in the Yukon, and for the animals.

Dallas, SLATES

Triple J’s is an excellent example of a community-oriented business run by a socially conscious young entrepreneur with a DYI, make-it-happen attitude! Triple J’s is more than a store where you can get cool products and services. Over the years, so many opportunities have been created for local musicians and artists to share their work. In particular Jordi has created venues for under-represented genres and youth bands to show what they’ve got and gain experience. And to top it all off, over $125,000 has been raised for animals in need. So inspiring! THANK YOU for your dedication to community! Sincerely,

Nicole Edwards (Renowned Yukon musician)

The staff at Triple J's can help you find that band you've been looking for. Whether it's your favorite album from high school or something new that you've have yet to discover, they'll cover all the bases. Amazing!

Kate White, MLA for Kopper King


Record Club

We are proud to announce that we are getting back into vinyl in a serious way starting in 2014. We now sell a variety of record players, replacement needles, record cleaners and anything else needed for the full LP listening experience PLUS a listening station for your audio viewing pleasure! We have commenced an awesome new Record Club that will give deals and special privileges to members.

Come and be a part of the future by getting back to the past!

Record Shop Specialist Joshua Clarkson


Highly educated fool. Born and raised in the Yukon. Lived in Asia long enough to be 28% Asian. Three favourite bands: Kyuss, GWAR & Tool. Although in the past few years I have been moving into “new” genres, especially female vocals. Three favourite bands since coming back from Asia: Little Dragon, Toro Y Moi & Phantogram. I am extra excited about the direction that Triple J’s is moving in, VINYL!!! I hope I can assist you in getting you all the records you’ve always wanted and wished for.


Congratulations!  You are about to receive a gift that lasts a lifetime – an amazing tattoo at Yukon’s Premiere Tattoo Studio!!  Established in 2004, Triple J’s is the oldest, most trusted and reliable studio in the Yukon.  We are fully insured AND health-board approved.  Safety and excellent service remain our number one priority!!

Are you 18 years of age or older?  Some exceptions for persons under the age of 18 will be made at the discretion of the tattoo artist.  However, if you are under 18, a parent or legal guardian must accompany you, and sign a waiver on your behalf.  To book a consultation appointment, please Contact Us, or stop by the store in person.  Consults with our tattoo artist are encouraged prior to booking custom tattoo appointments.  If you wish to pursue booking the tattoo appointment, please COME IN to the shop, fill out a consent form and provide a minimum CASH deposit of $50!  Out-of-town clients can leave a credit card in lieu of a deposit.  If you cancel your appointment with less than 48 hours notice OR you are a no-show, this deposit is NON-REFUNDABLE and credit cards will be charged the minimum deposit fee of $50.

Ideally, reference material should be provided at least 48 hours prior to the appointment.  Photo Identification is required.  It is illegal to tattoo anyone under the influence of drugs or alcohol.  We will refuse service if you are intoxicated.  Please eat well and be rested.

Be careful about being the sun leading up to a tattoo.  Prior to your appointment, please use sun block on the area to be tattooed.  If you are sunburned, we will not tattoo you.  When skin is irritated or peeling, it is impossible to do a perfect tattoo.  Do not put your new tattoo into direct sunlight, ocean or chlorinated water.  We have a brand new, renovated studio (private room) available for your comfort.  We advise that you were loose clothing or a bathing suit if you are getting tattooed within the tan line.


All needles used by our tattoo artists are disposable, sealed in sterile bags, used once, then disposed of in a SHARPS container.  All the inks used in a tattoo are dispensed into disposable ink caps, and thrown away after each tattoo.  Triple J’s has been approved for tattooing by the Environmental Health Branch of Health and Social Services, under the Yukon Territorial Government.  In addition, we have obtained a special business license specific to these services.  PROUDLY HEALTH INSPECTOR APPROVED!  To our knowledge, we are the ONLY insured tattoo studio in the Yukon. You are not at risk for HIV/AIDS or Hepatitis.  All needles are sterilized, and proper protocols for disinfecting the environment are strictly adhered to.

The sensation of being tattooed differs from person to person, and will depend on the placement.  Tattoos are not painless – they do hurt, but for the majority of the population, the sensation is bearable.  The first 10 minutes of a tattoo are the worst, and then it can get better.  This is due to your body releasing natural endorphins.  The main thing to remember is breathing and relaxation.  Do not fight it – the more you tense up, the worse it can get.  During the tattoo, you will find that some areas are more sensitive than others.  It won’t last forever, just relax.  On large pieces, short breaks may be taken.  If it hurts, DON’T MOVE, your tattoo is for life, and the pain is temporary.  If you move, you will affect your tattoo, as it is very hard to draw a straight line on a moving canvas.   We will not be held responsible for tattoos which suffer as a direct result of the client not strictly adhering to our requests to remain still and calm.

Check out our FAQ for more information.

Don’t miss our Artists and make sure to check out all their awesome work!

Buzz McDiarmid, TattooDale, and Steve Dunford



To make a piercing appointment, please come to Triple J’s Music in person, provide a $20 deposit and we will confirm your appointment. Should you cancel your appointment with less than 24-hours notice, or do not attend your appointment, the $20 deposit is non-refundable. We will be happy to re-book your appointment, however, a second $20 deposit will be required. You must be 16 years of age or older to sit for a piercing or we require parental consent (with the parent or guardian coming into the shop to sign). We are fully insured and health board approved. Newly renovated studio! Best Prices in town! Free smiles with every piercing! Call 456-7555 for more information.

Check out our Piercing Aftercare 2012 brochure.

Make sure to fill out a Piercing Consent Form.

Piercing Specialist: Sara McDiarmid


Sara has been piercing for 15 years.  She hails from one of the busiest piercing and tattoo shops in all of Ottawa. Sara joined the Triple J’s team in June, 2013, when she moved up with her husband, Buzz (also our resident tattoo artist). Sara has very specialized talents above and beyond piercing, including ear lobe repair, tongue splitting and silicone implants.  We are thrilled to have Sara join the Triple J’s collective!

Piercing Specialist: Jaime Hewitt


Jaime was born and raised in the Yukon, which likely explains her urges to “get away” often to warmer climates. Don’t be fooled, she’s not an outdoors girl at all. She really also really likes shoes, her dogs & chinchilla, popcorn and Pepsi (and red wine). Her interest in body piercing started when she went away to college and came home with a few new holes that had her mom faint in the knees. Since she showed such interest in body piercing, she thought “hey, I’d like to try this stuff out” and she contacted Jen D at Triple J’s….and the rest is, as they say, history. Jaime started apprenticing with Triple J’s in May, 2011. Three years later, Jaime still enjoys poking people for sport.


Jewelry Specialist: Jen Finn

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I moved to Whitehorse from Toronto in February and found myself a cozy home at Triple J’s. Yes, I’m still a bit of a “City Girl” but that means I know lots about stuff.. all kinds of stuff… like piercings and body jewelry. If you’re looking for a specific kind of jewelry, or need help figuring out what it is you really want, I’m the girl you want to see! I have a love for music and have a vast knowledge of all kinds, especially anything electronic, and we have quite a substantial stock of used electronic vinyl. When I’m not here u can be guaranteed I’m at home being a gigantic nerd with my nose in a book, or a sketchbook in hand. Come in, say hi and check out the store.



Paraphernalia Specialist: Teesh Merkel


Born and bred in the Yukon, I have a heart of gold! Word! My unique Northern upbringing has given me insight into the paraphernalia needs of my peeps. I am the Smoking Ninja at Triple J’s, and able to find the perfect equipment for any of your smoking preferences. Whether you are looking for some new tunes or to add to your paraphernalia collection, I got ya covered! I’m super chill and usually found rockin’ out to some old school hip hop or thug rap. When not at the shop hooking up customers with sweet counter-culture swag, I can be found long-boarding the streets of Whitehorse or kickin’ ass on the ice. I’m stoked to keep Triple J’s stocked on fresh, innovative products for your smoking pleasure! Holla!

Contact Us

Drop by the shop or give us a call and set up a consultation today!

Shop Hours:  Open SEVEN DAYS A WEEK!  Monday through Thursday, 10 am to 6 pm, Friday 10 am to 8 pm, Saturday 10 am to 6 pm, Sunday 12 pm to 4 pm.

Address: 308 Elliott St, Whitehorse

Phone: (867) 456-7555

Fax: (867) 456-7558

Have a question? Send us an email or visit us on Facebook!



Piercing – How Much Does It Cost?

Service / Cost
Lobe / $20
Trans-Lobe / $35
Helix / $30
Industrial / $50
Tragus/Anti-Tragus / $40
Rook/Conch/Snug / $35
Daith / $40
Orbital / $50
Eyebrow/Trans-Brow / $40
Nostril / $40
Septum / $50
Lip/Trans-Lip / $40
Labret / $40
Marilyn/Monroe/Medusa / $40
Frownie/Web/Glicker / $45
Tongue / $40
Navel / $40
Nipple / $40
Jewellery Changing / $15
Stretching / $15
Surface / $75min
Genital / $125min
Dermal Anchoring / $75min
Save $10.00 Off – Lobe, Lip, and Nipple When you get them done at the same time.
This offer is only for people getting two piercings as specified in the same sitting.

To make a piercing appointment, please come to Triple J’s Music in person, provide a $20 deposit and we will confirm your appointment. Should you cancel your appointment with less than 24-hours notice, or do not attend your appointment, the $20 deposit is non-refundable. We will be happy to re-book your appointment, however, a second $20 deposit will be required. You must be 16 years of age or older to sit for a piercing or we require parental consent (with the parent or guardian coming into the shop to sign).

We are fully insured and health board approved. Newly renovated studio! Best Prices in town! Free smiles with every piercing! Call 456-7555 for more information.

Tattoos – What should I bring?

We suggest bringing water, juice or pop and something to eat with sugar in it.  A person can get light-headed when having a tattoo done.  Sugar helps!

Tattoos – How much do they cost?

RATES: We charge by the piece, not by the duration of the tattoo – and this quote will be given directly by the artist.  Guesstimates may be given by the staff, however, the artist is responsible for determining actual cost.

DEPOSIT: Triple J’s Music charges a non-refundable deposit when the appointment is made.  For a 1-hour appointment, a minimum $50 cash deposit.  For a 2-hour appointment, minimum $100 cash deposit.  For appointments 3 hours or longer, a minimum deposit of $200 must be provided.  Credit cards can be used to hold appointments for out-of-town clients.  Guest tattoo artists require minimum deposits of $100.