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.
Front panel for Jess. Soon enough on to the other side with Fugen and dragon.
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, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a consult with him.
One shot Oni by Kevin
Stuart started his career in 2014 in Vancouver. Working in his private studio Great Tradition Tattoo, before coming back to Calgary. Stuart dedicates himself to his take on Traditional Japanese, large scale blackwork and ornamental work with a keen interest in spirituality and religious artwork. Stuart strives to produce bold and timeless work that is true to tradition while continuing to push the boundaries of tattoo art.