ABOUT

 

A BOSS COLLECTIVE

Boss tattoos is a collective Tattoo Studio offering two locations in Central and Northwest Calgary. So what does that mean (collective)? Every artist is an independently, self guided experienced creator. Each artist has different styles, and strengths to bring to the table. We fully encourage you to take a look at each artist and their personal websites to see what style lends itself to you. Each artist manages and controls their own schedule, so dealing with each artist will be a different experience. All of our team is top notch. Emails can be sent through the contact page for general inquiries. Selective inquiries can be sent using the artists contact info as listed below.

CALL- IN not WALK-INS 

Due to the shop’s custom tattoos by appointment nature, we generally do not take walk-in tattoos. BUT we do offer what we would call a Call-in. This is to ensure the availability of an artist. This option if for smaller single session tattoos, not for sleeves or larger tattoos that require sufficient planning. To inquire about the possibility to get in for a same day session, we recommend to call in. If it’s not possible, we will always try to get you in within the next couple days.

We recommend that you CALL or TEXT direct

PARKDALE WALKINS 403-819-5564

BELTLINE WALKINS 587-703-1370

ADVICE

Good art is developed from ideas. We will take your ideas and create artwork that flows and works together over the contours of your body. This “flow” is especially important with larger pieces. We will try to incorporate specific ideas, but  feel that the best pieces are produced where maximum creativity is applied. Each piece is designed just for you, so spend some time and develop a short list of your thoughts and priorities. Every artist has their strengths. Look over the artist’s portfolio to insure that he specializes in the style you prefer. Do your homework!

Always think ahead. Most tattoo virgins think they need to start with something small. The truth is that your best chance at getting art with incredible detail and flow comes in a larger size. Smaller old tattoos can be covered with varying success, but it is much better to have a design that works together from scratch.

Also, you want to keep the main theme simple. Too many images jammed together often isnt visually appealing. One or two major focal points, and perhaps one or two minor elements provide the best format for an attractive tattoo. Clutter is the enemy of flow. Also, text is best incorporated as a part of a banner or ribbon, not simply plopped onto an image.

Quality is what lasts. Meaning is important, but what makes a tattoo great is artistic quality. If it’s good, it will always be good. We want you to be as proud to wear it as we are to create it for you!

All tattoos are by appointment

Contact info below


PARKDALE LOCATION

John Stuart          email - bossmantattoos@gmail.com          instagram - @bosstattoos

Saga Anderson         email - rollingbass@hotmail.com          instagram - @inkbysaga  

John Roberts          email - john@robothousetattoo.com          instagram - @johnrobertstattoo

Scott Ford          email - scottjford@hotmail.com          instagram - @scottiejfordart

Erin Belley          email - erinbelley@hotmail.com          instagram - @erinbtattoos

Amy Jilliane          email - amy.jillaine@gmail.com          instagram - @amyjillaine

Yvonne Koprnicky          email - yvonnetattoos@gmail.com          instagram - @yvon_ink


BELTLINE LOCATION

 

Peter Loyoza          email - musikchink@gmail.com          instagram - @my_ideas_never_die

Rebecca Rouge         email - rebeccarougeink@gmail.com         instagram - @rebeccarougeink

Whitney Thompson         email - coppertoparts@gmail.com         instagram - @copper top_arts

Anthony Ashman         email - aescman@hotmail.com         instagram - @anthonyashmantattoos

Sarah Wilson         email - sarah.wilson.tattoos@gmail.com         instagram - @saraknid

John Stuart         email - bossmanattoos@gmail.com         instagram - @bosstattoos

Emily Clare         email - emilyclaretattooer@gmail.com         instagram - @emilyclaretattooer

Autumn Dancer         email - autumndancer1@hotmail.com         instagram - @missautumndancer