Rick has been tattooing since 2001, when he began his apprenticeship with Steve Peace. He moved to Victoria B.C. where he opened Spitfire Tattoo. After several years and the birth of his daughter, Scarlet, he returned to Calgary where Rick worked at Strange World Tattoo. In 2015 Rick started Kensho Tattoo Co.
Rick tattoos in the Traditional Japanese style inspired by the great irezumi artists of Japan. He spends a great deal of time studying and drawing each piece, paying close attention to the traditions and rules of the art.
Jess' Raijin side panel. This piece is in being added to in the process of being a full bodysuit.
Ryu back piece
The first sitting on this really exciting job.
Completed Kidomaru. Here Kidomaru learns the secrets of magic from the Tengus.
This one was started many many years ago. we finished finally. Kent is now in the process of completed a short suit.
Here is the start of this short suit.
triple koi sleeve with samurai head and blossoms. This was a large cover of a tribal half sleeve.
Detail of the samurai head
Kiku back piece in progress.
leg sleeve of Baku and geisha with peonies.
A sleeve I made for Shaun. Karashishi and botan.
Hannya and peonies for Brandon. Work in progress.
hou-ou sleeve by Rick Wilson. (Japanese phoenix)
Hannya backpiece painting. Rick Wilson
Botany sleeve by Rick Wilson. (Peonies)
Kevin started tattooing in Vernon B.C. in 2006, under Rob Forest at his shop Genesis Deigns. He moved to Calgary in 2009 and worked at Immaculate Concept with Steve Peace and his crew. Now at Kensho Tattoo, Kevin is taking this opportunity to further his passion for traditional Japanese tattoos. Constantly learning and exploring the complex meanings, stories, and history that makes Irezumi so fascinating. Call the shop or email, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com to set up a consult with him.
Dragon sleeve completed.
A fun thigh piece
One shot Oni by Kevin
Casey Hepburn started tattooing due to the love of the tradition and also a way to redirect his artistic skills from concrete and metal to skin.
Tattooing since 2011, Casey loves to focus his art work towards bright and bold colours, traditional tattoos, big and small scale Japanese,custom lettering, illustrating cartoons and neo traditional. Even though he loves to dip his toes into a couple different genres, Casey puts an unique touch on traditional tattoos
If you can't find Casey in the shop you can either find him on his motorcycle, with his kids, painting trains, or on the river fishing doing average dad things!