Vancouver’s home to a slew of world-class tattoo artists who help people express their personal style, disappoint their parents, and make the world just that little bit more beautiful.
If you’re in the market for a new tattoo or looking to show some love to Vancouver’s local talent, make sure you follow these top 12 tattoo artists on Instagram.
Trish Bevs: @trishbee
Artist: Trish Bevs
Shop: Raincity Tattoo
Trish creates ornamental nature tattoos with tons of detail.
Katie So: @ghostmeadow
Artist: Katie So
Shop: Black Medicine Tattoo
Katie works with black ink to create mystical animal and portrait tattoos.
Chris Hold: @chris_hold
Artist: Chris Hold
Shop: Strathcona Tattoo
Chris designs adds a special twist to his traditional and neo-traditional tattoos.
Aaron Wuolle: @aaronsinistertattoos
Artist: Aaron Wuolle
Shop: Sinister Skin Tattoos, Port Moody
Aaron’s a versatile tattoo artist who creates tons of designs. Enjoy traditional tattoos, watercolour designs and much more.
Casper Macabre: @caspermacabre_tattoos
Artist: Casper Macabre
Shop: Adorned Precision Body Arts
Casper’s the go-to lady if you’re vying for a black style or illustrative tattoo.
Ryan Halter: @mrhalter
Artist: Ryan Halter
Shop: Steveston Tattoo Company
Ryan Halter creates bold back pieces and sleeves you can’t miss.
Arden Marow Ross: @kidmarow
Artist: Arden Marow Ross
Shop: Private Studio
Arden’s in a league of his own thanks to his unique portrait style tattoos.
Devin Stacey: @devin_stacey
Artist: Devin Stacey
Shop: Archetype Custom
Devin stays true to his edgy style by experimenting with tons of different ideas, creating stunning custom designed tattoos.
Nomi Chi: @nomi_chi
Artist: Nomi Chi
Shop: Gastown Tattoo Parlour
Nomi’s books are currently closed, but her mythical tattoos are worth checking out and coveting.
Vanessa Dong: @nessaaa_
Artist: Vanessa Dong
Shop: Private Studio
Vanessa specializes in botanical and floral tattoos. She uses vegan ink for her tattoos.
Dave Pelham: @hellfx
Artist: Dave Pelham
Shop: Sacred Heart Tattoo
Dave’s the master of watercolour designs and regularly posts pictures with his adorable Chihuahuas.
Moorea Hum: @mooreahum.tattoo
Artist: Moorea Hum
Shop: Three Point Tattoo
Moorea has an extensive portfolio of quirky tattoos you won’t find anywhere else.
Written for Vancity Buzz by Amy Smith