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.
Ryu back piece nearly complete. (Japanese dragon)
Completed Kiku back piece. (Japanese chrysanthemums)
Lower part of a full sleeve that is nearly complete.
Lower leg of a Fudo-Myoo leg sleeve that is in the works.
One side of Kent's short suit. The other side is already well underway with more botan and water.
Progress on Jess's bodysuit.
Getting very close on this one for Jolise.
A tegu mask for Ram. It is also a cover up.
Lower leg all done with these botan.
Crane 3/4 sleeve
Jess' Raijin side panel. This piece is in being added to in the process of being a full bodysuit.
Maple leaf painting
hou-ou sleeve by Rick Wilson. (Japanese phoenix)
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.
triple koi sleeve with samurai head and blossoms. This was a large cover of a tribal half sleeve.
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.
Hannya backpiece painting. Rick Wilson
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.
Yuki-onna in progress
Dragon vs. tiger
Dragon sleeve completed.
A fun thigh piece
One shot Oni by Kevin
Peonies in progress
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!