Ignore the clique first. I find it ironic they parrot the same thing they make fun of - way to be individualistic NBR.
So for skytrain access, Funhouse along Cambie near 14th does good work from what I've seen (two to three pieces) and heard. If you're in the downtown area, Craftsman tattoo has a great rep but I was less than impressed with what He drew up for my foot (didnt have any aspects of what I said I wanted - shark on the foot was there, no black eye or blood in the gums. Hell it didnt even have an open jaw).
A little further in East Van is Electro Lady Lux (I think). They did my sisters and bro n law's pieces, which for the NBR cool kids, was to commemorate my sisters still born.
That's all I know of in the area listed. If you're out in Langley or can get out there, Lady Luck on Fraser Hwy is highly and personally recommended.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it." -Aristotle