Don’t fall for the hype; individuals with tattoos are not criminal or inherently incapable of being able to raise a child to the best of their ability due to the particularly powerful stereotypes surrounding parents with tattoos. Tattooed parents are those who have dared and acted upon going against the grain and the conventional external appearance that close-minded individuals have …
Maud Stevens Wagner, the first known female tattoo artist. Image via The Library of Congress. Over the last few months we have talked a little bit about the long history of tattooing and how it has evolved into the art form we now know and love. We have touched on its cultural evolution and how tattoo art styles have developed. …
Since 1976, the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) has annually showcased some of the most celebrated movies to grace the silver screen. Some of the biggest names in Hollywood have visited Toronto in support of these films. The 2016 TIFF is running from September 8th to the 18th. This year’s films have a few actors who have visited a tattoo …
*All Images and tattoos depicted here are by Inshaan Ali Geometric tattoos are one of the trendiest, if not the trendiest, style of 2016. Despite fitting today’s modern aesthetic, these sleek designs have a rich history dating back thousands of years. Geometric tattoos have a timeless quality and have managed to maintain their core elements throughout their evolution. That’s right, …
Background: Previously blogged, this garden gnome tattoo was updated with colour added to the leaves, fruits, and wood in the background. More to be added to stay tuned. By Yovany Cabanas.
(The tattooing) went amazing thank you. I have to say the entirety of the day was excellent and Iâ€™m sure youâ€™ve heard this before but Yovany does great work. I also have to say that the entire staff in Toronto helps make the time spent in a chair quite entertaining. – Etienne V I had my 3rd tattoo piece done …
Background: This tattoo was done to represent the client’s special people in her life. While initials were part of the original plan, the client and Hania both went with having each crane representing a specific person. By Hania.
Background: Continuation piece – the first sitting was the portrait of the client’s father. The second sitting involved adding more realistic elements, including the jacket, hand, and horse racer. Later, he plans to add in a forest with birds flying around, and finishing up the horse racing piece. Exceptional shading details! By Yovany Cabanas.
Background: Black and white tattoo of a tiger crawling down an arm. By Peter Belej.
Background: Yovany’s client came back in to do more work on his Maori tattoo on his shoulder and front chest. The design is complete & will come back to add the letters into the crest. See Part 1 – Sketch & Initial tattooing By Yovany Cabanas.
Background: The main cook from Craft Burger was back for an additional tattoo to compliment her heartogram tattoo. She first came with the idea of a skeleton key, and after speaking with Peter, they went ahead and added a zombie hand around it to match the heartogram. By Peter Belej.
Background: This tattoo is about 80% complete and has a large purple dragon from the shoulder to the wrist, with flowers around the end of the forearm. There are still a few more flowers to fill in along the inside of the arm – will get detailed shots when it’s complete! By Yovany Cabanas.
Background: Originally from the Halifax area, our client came in originally looking for a potrait tattoo of a hooded skeleton. Peter talked him into going for something less common and drew a Sylvia Ji inspired figure in a hood. More to come from this piece. By Peter Belej.
Background: Tattoo of a tulip on the clients hip. No specific reason behind it – just a well done & detailed piece. By Yovany Cabanas.
Background: Each foot had the name of her mother and father on it, and wanted the tattoos to match with her shoes (which she brought along to make sure they do). Came out well! By Peter Belej.
Background The cross and roses were a cover up. Client had asked Yovany to express God and heaven, so he re-did the cross with detail and a rose on top, and added a dove (in the second photo) to the right of the cross. By Yovany Cabanas.
Background This design is a combination of an interest in traveling and her sagittarius zodiac sign. Yovany provided this free hand drawing for her. By Yovany Cabanas.
An email from the client, in regards to his tattoo which we’ve called the “Unseen Heart”. Hi Courtnay: Thank you (and thanks to Peter) for sending the initial drawing, it’s great to be able to begin this conversation ahead of my trip home. I work as a Production Manager in Theatre and am used to having in-depth conversations with designers, …
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