Miss Revolver

Ruth Shanks

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Miss Revolver

After receiving the title for 'Montreal's Best Butt' and winning the 2016 Miss Ink Contest at the Vancouver Tattoo and Culture Show, we figured we needed to meet this girl and find out what she’s really about! How old are you and where are you from? Well I just turned 41 on February 27! My mom’s family is from Holland which is where...

Deserai Bertrand

From an early age I was interested in tattoos, spray paints, and photography. My family has this crazy creative side. I believe it's in our blood; my uncle was a tattoo artist in Vancouver, B.C. as well. I really love painting and use it as a stress reliever. I seem to completely zone out and go into a peaceful...

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...

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...

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...

Ruth Shanks

Ruth Shanks describes herself as ‘a small town girl with a huge heart’. She got her first tattoo at 19, and it was love at first strike! She hasn’t looked back from there, and is now worried about running out of room on her body for more ink! “I wish I could keep getting tattooed forever” she says. She got...

Cassie Askew

cassie askew

Twenty-two year old Cassie Askew, born and raised in Victoria B.C, says that the largest tattoo on her body was influenced by her rough grade twelve year in high school. “While in high school, I had surgery to remove my gall bladder. After just over two weeks, I dropped almost forty pounds in weight. As many girls can understand and...

Karly Stedman

Getting tattooed has been a means of therapy for Karly Stedman. The process has helped her get through painful life experiences, coming out of them with beautiful art on her skin that she is proud of and giving her strength moving forward. She tells us about her tattoo story below: "I got my first tattoo for my 16th birthday, it is a...

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