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Geoff Shangh

Geoff Shangh is proud to be born and raised in Alberta. The 32-year-old works as a heavy-equipment operator in Edmonton. His first foray into tattoos was an Asian-style tiger on his chest that he had done at age 17. His ink, like him, is all Albertan created by Black Market Tattoos in Edmonton. Geoff has multiple pieces with roots...

Dannielle Goulet

You were born and raised on Vancouver Island, but you are a self-described world traveler. Please describe what drives you to travel, and what brings you back to the island every time? What drives me to travel is the excited feeling of new experiences! The thrill of going on a new adventure, the excitement of a new unseen place and...

Teresa Bond

Teresa got her first tattoo at 19 for a guy that she really liked, which turned out to be a big mistake! That experience wasn’t enough to stop her though, she has more including a very special butterfly tattoo on her hip. “My brother was just starting out tattooing and I gave him that piece of me to practice. It’s not the...

Ashley Blair

Ashley knew she wanted to be fully covered with tattoos at the age of 16. She got her first tattoo from Ory at Pair ‘o’ Dice when she was 19, that's when the addiction started. She says, “My favourite part of my left arm is the large sugar skull done by Doug at 4 More Tattoos. The skull is...

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Model in Focus: Brianda Millsaps

Brianda Millsaps says that she is asked daily if she is of Asian descent, especially since moving to Japan. “A lot of locals will look at me and speak in Japanese and I’m just like ‘no, sorry, I can’t speak Japanese.’” She is actually Latina, born in North Carolina. When she lived in the United States she even got...

Poppy Del

Poppy Del, Cree First Nations, originally from Fort McMurray, AB. I lived in Vancouver for a while and moved to Edmonton in 2014 to apprentice tattooing at Capital Tattoo under Jessica Wright. What are some of your favourite tattoos that you have done? I've only been tattooing since May of 2015, but I have a bunch of favourites. The first thing that...

Emma Holland

I got my first tattoo (Hokusai's "The Great Wave" on the inner left forearm) as soon as I was 18, much to the dissapointment of my Japanese mother. Coming from a culture where tattoos are still considered taboo and have a strong connection to the Yakuza, the reaction was understandable. From that point on, I started building a sleeve...

Lorne Moore

My Tattoos represent both a place and a time in my Life; each one brings back a memory of where I was at in my life and who I was with. My first tattoo, at age sixteen, was a Slipknot tattoo. I was big into heavy metal and played in bands for years. My second tattoo is my last name "Moore"...

Tess Marie Howroyd

Keeping it Local We caught up with Tess Marie Howroyd to learn a little more about the evolution of her tattoos. Tess got her first tattoo (a butterfly with tribal designs) at the early age of 16. “I had wanted a tattoo for years and on my 16th birthday my mom finally agreed to let me get one.” Now at age 23,...

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