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Artists2018-12-11T15:34:25+00:00
Kirt Silver - Starbrite Pro-Team Member
Kirt Silver - Starbrite Pro-Team MemberSilver City Tattoos
Kirt Silver is a Sullen Art Collective award winning tattoo artist who specializes in large custom works. Kirt’s goal is to take his clients ideas and transform them into the next award winning tattoo. Kirt is based out of his studio Silver City Tattoos in Elmsdale Nova Scotia. Check out Kirt’s amazing art work at below.
Will Smink
Will SminkTrue Love Tattoos
Will Smink calls True Love Tattoos in London Ontario his home away from home. The Fredericton Tattoo Expo is pretty pumped to have Will make his way to Fredericton in March. Specializing in realism, Horror, portraits and everything in between, Will says he just loves to Tattoo. Check out some of Will’s work below.
Nate Dostal
Nate DostalTrue Love Tattoos
Nate works out of True Love Tattoos in London Ontario. He specializes in Realism and Portraits, but he says his passion is in dark art and anything with a sinister vibe. Nate also enjoys tattooing wildlife and still photography. Nate loves to collaborate with his clients. Challenge him!! Check him out below.
Saga Anderson
Saga AndersonBoss Tattoos
Saga Anderson is an award winning tattoo artist based out of Boss Tattoos in Calgary. Saga currently specializes in color realism, focusing on full panel high saturation tattoos with photoreal, abstract, and painterly elements. Saga is rarely at home, travelling extensively as Ink By Saga and also part of the tattoo collective the Realism Club. While in Fredericton, Saga will be doing a color realism seminar, details coming soon. Check out Ink By Saga
Xander MacPherson
Xander MacPhersonCyrstalhead Tattoo Company
The Fredericton Tattoo Expo is grateful to so many of the local artists and shops for support our Tattoo convention. Returning for the second year, from right here in Fredericton (George Street to be exact) Xander MacPherson from Crystalhead Tattoo Company. Xander and his wife Crystal are very active on social media, check out their shop and some of Xanders amazing work.
Joey Saindon
Joey SaindonSacred Owl Tattoo
Joey Saindon has 14 years of tattooing under his belt. He works out of his own studio in the country called Sacred Owl Tattoo. Joey’s love for our Canadian wilderness shines the brightest in his wildlife/nature themed tattoos. Realism and illustrative style are what he prefers to work with.
Dave Cummings
Dave CummingsPeep Show Tattoos
Dave has been tattooing for 26 years. Dave says he specializes in tattooing horror, Star Wars, Marvel and animals, his personal choice would be working with color. He loves realism, does amazing water color tattoos and american traditional works. Dave owns a clean, modern, quit shop in Oromocto, New Brunswick called Peep Show Tattoos
James Mullin - Starbrite Pro-Team Member
James Mullin - Starbrite Pro-Team MemberLotus Tattoo in Hemet California
James Mullin is an artist and owner of Lotus Tattoo in Hemet California, about 130 kms southeast of Los Angeles. James has been tattooing since 1993, and says he is pretty versatile, tattooing everything from realism to traditional but admits that the neo-traditional style is his favourite. James is so versatile he invites Fredericton to get one of his signature Roses, or a butterfly, a portrait, or something bio-mechanical. Contact James, give him some ideas and book your time with him while he is here for the Fredericton Tattoo Expo.
Jason Mccaw
Jason MccawMarked for life Tattooz
Jason Always dreamed of owning his own tattoo shop! Tens years ago his Dream became a reality, He does all kinds of styles but enjoys traditional the most . He never thinks of this as a job because he really truly loves tattooing !!! Check him out at Marked for life tattooz in Oromocto NB. Jason also designed the 2019 Fredericton Tattoo Expo T-Shirt.
Luke Cormier
Luke CormierElectric Pineapple Tattoo
Luke Cormier is based out of Electric Pineapple Tattoo in Cornerbrook NewFoundland. Luke is an award winning artist who loves to travel and attend tattoo conventions, he was here in Fredericton last year and we are so happy he is coming back. If you are looking for something exploding with colour, Luke is your guy. Contact him and book your appointment.
Larissa Reinders
Larissa ReindersDragonfly Designs
Dragonfly Designs invites you to discover the beauty and magic of Henna/Mehndi at this years Fredericton Tattoo Expo. Larissa Reinders is a Certified Natural Henna Artist. Her designs are all free hand and Larissa uses only pure, fresh natural henna that she mixes into her own paste. To learn more about the art of Henna, visit the Dragonfly website and stop by Larissa’s booth at the 2019 Fredericton Tattoo Expo.
Jenna Hupalo
Jenna HupaloElectric Pineapple Tattoo and Piercing
Jenna Hupalo has been tattooing for about a year and a half out of Electric Pineapple Tattoo in Cornerbrook Newfoundland. Jenna is originally from Manitoba. She says she loves to travel and attend tattoo conventions. She will be tattooing and piercing at the Electric Pineapple booth at the Fredericton Tattoo Expo.
Dynette Smith
Dynette SmithArmed Maiden Tattoo Parlour
Dynette smith is owner/artist of Armed Maiden Tattoo Parlour in Cape Breton NS. Dynette is sponsored by Dab tattoo cream which isbased out of Pennsylvania. She has been Tattooing for 11 yrs and enjoys tattooing color realism,black n grey realism, portraits and new school but can tattoo any style upon request and she says she enjoys a challenge….so bring it on Fredericton. Book an appointment with Dynette Smith
Steve Levesque
Steve LevesqueTattoos by Steve
As a self taught tattoo artist of 12 years and being the sole artist in his shop, Steve says any style or design that walks into his shop he will do and do to the best of his ability. Skulls and dark images are what he prefers to ink. Tattoos By Steve opened in 2006 and is located in Grandfalls New Brunswick. Business is great, he loves his clientele. If you want to get inked by Steve, message him directly and book a time.
Derrick Lim
Derrick LimSporpion’s Sting Studio
Clean, consistent & creative.
Born in Montreal and raised in Orleans, Derrick is capable of tattooing in various styles such as line art, watercolors, neo-traditional, black and grey, tribal, blackwork, stylized color portraits, etc.
Over the years Derrick has developed his own unique style with noir art as well as a combination of noir and high contrast colors.
​His unique artistry has developed a large following of tattoo lovers that keep coming back for more.
Easy to talk to and always seeking a challenge, Derrick is ready to take your tattoo vision and turn it into reality.
Merle Rose
Merle RoseSilver City Tattoos
You might have met Merle at last year’s Fredericton Tattoo Expo, Merle has been tattooing now for 18 years. He took an interest in tattooing after he had his first one done at the age of 17. Merle has been drawing his whole life and can’t imagine doing anything else, he says tattooing is his way of escaping reality, it’s a life-long meditation session. You can find Merle Rose at Silver City Tattoo in Elmsdale NS working alongside the very talented Kirt Silver. Don’t miss your chance to get some ink for Merle at the 2019 Fredericton Tattoo Expo
Josh Bodwell - Starbrite Pro-Team Member
Josh Bodwell - Starbrite Pro-Team MemberFunhouse Tattooing
Josh Bodwell is a world-renowned tattoo artist that specializes in everything pop-culture. Josh was on the internationally syndicated television series “Epic Ink” on A&E. If you are a fan of Sci-fi, comic books, or Star Wars, you will want to book some ink with Josh. Josh travels a lot, when he is not at his home base, Funhouse Tattooing in Tannersville, PA he hits the road going to tattoo conventions, pop-culture conventions and comic-con events. Outside of tattooing he has created licenced artwork for clients such as Jim Henson company, Yo Gabba Gabba/DHX and Topps Company, creating sketch cards for Topps’ Star Wars trading card series. Don’t miss your chance to get inked by Josh Bodwell at the Fredericton Tattoo Expo.
Tim Whynot
Tim WhynotTactical Tattooing
My name is Tim Whynot, I’ve been Tattooing for almost 6 years now, I own Tactical Tattooing in Dartmouth Nova Scotia. Igie Dube (legacy Tattoo, Halifax) gave me my break and introduced me to Tattooing, after my first year, I continued my journey by joining Jody Kinghorn at Inkredible Skin Designs (Dartmouth). I worked for Jody for 2 years before I inevitably took over ownership in May of 2016, and changed the name I specialize in neo Traditional Tattooing, colour and black and grey, and dabble a little in black and grey realism, my goal is to have my work looking like a sticker. I also really enjoy doing floral pieces…
Mr. and Mrs. Mahar
Mr. and Mrs. MaharEverlasting Tattoos
The Mahar’s have been tattooing together now for about 3 years and love doing collaborations and developing new techniques and styles. Jason comes from a Graphic Design and comic illustration background and has been dermal assaulting for over 20 years! Terrie comes from a CCA and photography background and has been creating her visions on people’s skin for about 3 years now! Come see what we can dream up for you!
Vanessa J Richard
Vanessa J RichardNefarious Ink
I have been an artist since I was able to hold a pen in my hand and have always loved art and made my mark in one form or another.
With over 8 years of professional experience as a Tattoo Artist, I make my mark eternally in flesh and I couldn’t be happier doing what I am passionate about. I am a versatile tattoo artist with a wide spectrum of skill. Specializing in black work and comic style tattoos as well as occult/pastel gore/traditional
Oliver Wassef
Oliver WassefFredericton, NB
Oliver Wassef is the Co-owner and tattoo artist at 7th House Tattoo Company, Oliver specializes in large scale custom projects. Black and grey or color, his preference leans towards realism, surrealism, dark-art and anything inspired by nature
Jesse Pinette - Starbrite Pro Team Member
Jesse Pinette - Starbrite Pro Team MemberPresque Isle, Maine
Jesse Pinette - Starbrite Pro Team Member
Jesse Pinette - Starbrite Pro Team MemberPresque Isle, Maine
Jesse Pinette is an award winning tattoo artist based out of Presque Isle Maine. Jesse specializes in color, black and grey realism and portraits. While here in Fredericton Jesse will be holding a seminar on Realistic Portrait Tattooing. Get in touch with Jesse to book your tattoo and your seat at his seminar.
Amy Zyma
Amy ZymaSudbury Ontario
I am a tattoo artist from Sudbury, Ontario and enjoy tattooing various styles and imagery.
I’m continuously striving to challenge myself with each design to give my clients the best tattoo experience within my abilities!!
Scott Miller
Scott Miller7th House Tattoo Company
Scott Miller is a Tattoo artist at 7th House Tattoo Company, Scott enjoys tattooing in the style of realism, especially anything wildlife or horror related. Outside of tattooing he enjoys pursuing other art mediums but tends to work mostly in charcoal. Contact scottmillertattoo@gmail.com with questions or booking requests.
Omri Amar
Omri AmarCollingwood Tattoo Company
Collingwood Ontario is a small town located North of Toronto and on the banks of Nottawasaga Bay. Give a big welcome to Omri Amar owner of the Collingwood Tattoo Company. Drop by Omri’s instagram page, check out his amazing work and book a sitting while he’s here for the 2019 Fredericton Tattoo Expo. Omri has been tattooing for 14 years he is a world traveled artist originally from Israel
Marie-Michelle Cote
Marie-Michelle CoteMMC Tattoo
I’m Marie-Michèle, I’ve been tattooing for 4 years now and I’m the owner of MMC Tattoo, located in a small village in Quebec. I do realistic tattoos, mostly big projects. I do black and grey but still have a preference for color tattoos! I’ve found the perfect job for myself, I really love this job! There are so much to learn, incredible artist to learn from too, techniques and observation ! I like to challenge myself!
Nick Mastropietro
Nick MastropietroSkin Art Tattoo
Nick is A 21 years old tattoo artist that has been tattooing for 2 years. I’ll Work and adapt to every style and person, but i prefer working Some realistic fine line black and grey, specifically animal portraiture and spreading it across this beautiful country
Sebastian Crow Shoe
Sebastian Crow ShoeScorpion Sting - East Ottawa
With over four years in the business, Sebastian has built a career helping those looking to express themselves through the art of tattooing.
Clients walk out of the studio feeling at home in the tattoos that Sebastian creates.
His styles range from old school traditional, black and grey realism to Smooth greywashes, decorative imagery, bright and bold colors.
He also embraces custom pieces that clients can’t get anywhere else
Nate Hartley
Nate HartleyHeavy Rayne INKorporated Tattoo & Piercings
Nate Hartley is a NBCCD alumni practicing tattooing at Heavy Rayne Ink in Fredericton, NB. He enjoys cover ups, abstract work and traditional. You can check out his work on his Instagram, nate9the3great, or under the tag #natehartleytattoos. You can also look at www.nathanielthegreat.com.–
Patrick Desautels
Patrick DesautelsL'Atelier X Tattoo
At the X Tattoo Workshop, Patrick and his staff offer a unique experience
in their private studio located very close to downtown Montreal. Take a look at his amazing work and book an appointment with Patrick
Nicky Lang
Nicky LangViolet and Fern
Nicky is the owner of Violet and Fern Tattoo located in downtown Fredericton. Violet and Fern is a quality custom tattoo studio known for cover ups, freehand, black & Grey, vivid colours, and crisp lines. Hit Nicky up for some new ink at the 2019 Fredericton Tattoo Expo.
Annie
Annie Permanent Places Tattooz
Annie also known as “Annie’s Got’r Gunz” is a self taught artist of
12 years and is looking forward to coming back to her hometown for
the 2nd Annual Fredericton Tattoo Expo. She is sole artist of her own
studio Permanent Places Tattooz in Lake Echo, Nova Scotia.
She has been artistic since age 12 and also paints, draws, acrylic pours,
resin art and just started to dabble in the art of airbrushing. You
will also find some of her art for sale during the Expo.
Amber Thorpe
Amber ThorpeOwner & Artist at Adept Tattoos
I grew up in Niagara Falls, Ontario where I studied Fine Arts at Stamford Collegiate.

I started my career in 1998 at Way Cool Tattoos under Harley Charlie (RIP) and Crazy Ace (RIP). I learned all there is to know about cleaning, scrubbing, sterilization and how a tattoo studio functions professionally. After about six months of cleaning and drawing, I finally got to do my first piercing.
About a year later, I received an opportunity to open a shop in Medicine Hat, Alberta called Extreme Tattoos with Charlie. I began my tattoo apprenticeship under him. After three years of learning, I decided to venture out on my own. I moved to Calgary and found myself at the Arthouse Inc.
I opened Adept Tattoos in May of 2006. Two hours after I opened the door, a gentleman came in for a tattoo. I asked him what he wanted and he said the Alexander Keith’s deer. So that was the first tattoo I did in Halifax. Since then I started The Maritime Tattoo Festival.
The festival has kept me on my toes and hanging out with some of the best artists to date. I try to keep a hungry outlook on tattoos and my art. I have won numerous awards and am Blood Bourne pathogen certified.
The Rose design is available and I would love to tattoo it in Fredericton.

Aly Parsons
Aly ParsonsThe Rising Tide Tattoos
Ally is a hand poked artist. What is a hand poked tattoo? Basically exactly what it sounds like–a tattoo created by poking the ink into your skin using a needle attached to a stick instead of using a mechanical gun. Interested in a hand poked tattoo, or have any questions. Talk to Ally.
Tony Steylen
Tony SteylenThe Rising Tide Tattoo
Tony is back for year #2 of the Fredericton Tattoo Expo. He was here last year and we were hoping he would sign up again for 2019. Tony works out of The Rising Tide Tattoo shop in Sydney Nova Scotia but travels to as many conventions as he can. Check out Tony’s instagram page for more samples of his amazing work and book with him today!!
Deryk Currie
Deryk CurrieThe Rising Tide Tattoo
Deryk Currie is a tattoo artist based in Sydney Nova Scotia at The Rising Tide Tattoo. This is Deryk’s first time at the Fredericton Tattoo Expo so make him feel welcome and keep him busy while he’s here Fredericton. Drop by his instagram page and check out his amazing work.
Brianna Knocton
Brianna KnoctonBrass Anchor Tattoo Lounge
We are so happy that Brianna is returning to Fredericton. She was here last year and we are sure she will have a few return clients from Fredericton. Brianna is based out of the Brass Anchor Tattoo Lounge in Halifax. She welcomes new and returning clients at the 2019 Fredericton Tattoo Expo. Book with Brianna, you won’t be disappointed.
Daniel Hay
Daniel HayThe Tattoo Place
Pushing ink since ‘88, opened my first studio in ‘95, winning awards since ‘98.
Travis Lawless
Travis LawlessAdept Tattoos
Travis lawless has been tattooing for 3 years has loved art since middle school, he started his apprenticeship at screaming Gypsy corner brook newfoundland under luke Cormier in 2015 then moved to Halifax January 2017 and has been with the adept tattoo team ever since he loves doing traditional and neo traditional tattoos along with black work.
Check out Travis on Instagram and book with him at the Fredericton Tattoo Expo.
Jason George Audit
Jason George AuditStrict Union Tattoo
Artist From Birth, studied fine art, receiving a Bachelor in Fine Arts from the Nova Scotia college of design. Went on to work in a number of positions in the design field, while maintaining a busy past time of creating portraiture. While helping out in a busy tattoo shop, he was offered and completed an apprenticeship with Gordon Sparks at Haidies custom tattoos. Tattooing now for over 12 busy years, he is the senior (citizen) tattooist at Strict Union which he helped to form.
Prefers to work on highly detailed Black and Grey pieces, 3D trauma pieces, horror, biomech, geometrical/ornamental tattoos with a specialized detail to fine art portraits. With some arm twisting and sweet talk, Jason has been known to bang out some extensive color work and major cover-up and restoration.
Rachelle Gammon
Rachelle GammonLyle Street Tattoo Company
Rachelle is based out of Lyle Street Tattoo Company in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia and is vehemently opposed to writing this bio in a third person narrative. I specialize in full colour neotraditional and illustrative designs. I also enjoy doing coverups. No stranger to time on the road, I have a massive inventory of custom flash designs always ready to go. I’ve won some awards for my work, mostly participation trophies in children’s minor league softball, but one or two at tattoo shows as well. If you want a weird tattoo, come look at my book. And if you want a REALLY weird tattoo, fire me a message and let’s talk.
Mathew “Dammit” Bellamy
Mathew “Dammit” BellamyCanadian War Hero - Strict Union
Tattooing out of StrictUnion in Moncton Matt is known for his dark art and horror movie inspired tattoos. Matt is a former Canadian Forces member who brings a military professionalism to every tattoo. Book and appointment with Matt or check out his “up for grabs” book filled with oddities cheesy movie monsters and lovecraftian nightmares.
Desmond Dineen
Desmond DineenAdept Tattoos
Desmond Dineen is based in Halifax, tattooing out of Adept Tattoos and Body Piercing Studio. Desmond would love for you to search him out on Instagram and book a piece with him while he is here for the 2019 Fredericton Tattoo Expo.
Carl Durand
Carl DurandAMAZINK
At first sight Carl might seem grumpy but don’t be fooled ! He’s more of the cool, attentive guy who can turn your next tattoo into an amazing colorwork. He specializes in bright color pieces inspired by geek and pop-culture themes that won many awards over the last 10 years. Check his work below and contact him for an appointement
Kristina Walsh
Kristina WalshUnique Ink Custom Tattooing
I’m Kristina, I’m a first year tattoo artist based out of Barrie, ON. I enjoy doing black + grey, lots of flowers, buglife + animals 🙂
Bekka Vermey
Bekka Vermey Smoke and Mirrors Tattoo Parlour
Bekka Vermey is a artist working out if Smoke and Mirrors Tattoo Parlour in Toronto Ontario. Bekka has been tattooing for just over a year and a half and enjoys working in a style that combines a vintage aesthetic with bright neo traditional colour and linework. She takes most of her inspiration from nature, classic paintings, And vintage jewelry. For bookings it is best to contact her directly via email or instagram.
Melissa Taylor
Melissa TaylorElectric Pineapple
Tattooist out of the West Coast of Newfoundland. The poutine queen has been tattooing for a little over a year and is very excited to loose her convention virginity. Working out of Electric Pineapple, Melissa loves to tattoo anything cute and adorable.
Alessia Francesca Enciso
Alessia Francesca EncisoUnique Ink
Alessia Francesca Enciso was born into an Italian Mexican family in 1994. From the early stages in life to present time, her need to create was evident. Tattooing since 2017, she apprenticed between two shops for two years until she found her home at Unique Ink in Barrie, Ontario. She finds it hard to settle on one specific style but enjoys ornate neo traditional and fine line illustration