Kensho Tattoo began in April 2015 by Rick Wilson. After many years working for other shops, meeting great people and learning the trade, he felt it was time to bring his vision of what a great shop is, to life. He wanted a place where artists can grow and continue to learn. He wanted a shop filled with amazing and talented people who push each other every day to become better tattooers. He wanted his shop to be a place where, the moment you walk through the doors, you know you have come to the right place.
-January 2015; lease negotiations are complete and renos begin on the shop. Rick works many long hours and late nights getting things ready, all the while his amazing daughter helps with everything inch she can.
-April 2015; the very first tattoo is done at the shop by Rick. Such an exciting time!
-June 2015; Kevin Pregitzer is the first to join the Kensho. I am so pleased to have such a great person and artist at Kensho.
-January 2016; Stuart Teekasingh joins the family. He is an amazingly talented person and a good friend.
-September 2017; Rick and Kevin had an amazing time attending the 15th annual Montreal Tattoo Convention. So great to see old friend and make some new ones also. See you next year Montreal.
-November 2017; We are very happy to have Casey James joins us at the shop.