For me, art has always been a very physical and tactile experience.
To grow from drawing and painting into tattooing embodies that experience more than anything. To work with a living canvas, to feel and respond to how each person reacts, to manipulating the machines. It's all very hands on, in an ever evolving industry that is embracing digital media and the increase in computer based art in general, my hands remain the most essential tool for creating a tattoo.
Physically sketching or writing for me unifies my thoughts and body which allows me to produce ideas more freely. My hands will continue to influence my art, as well as embody it.
Brock hails from Cornwall, Ontario and relocated to Kingston four years ago when he completed his apprenticeship and began his artistic journey into the world of tattoos and piercing.
Clients have come to know him for his unique style, which focuses on realism and extremely detailed work.
Brock loves the freedom his job allows, and he is constantly energized by the ability to specialize in a particular field.
Sabrina was born and raised in Kingston, Ontario and has been piercing since 2012.
Her apprenticeship took her from observing client sessions, to performing jewelry changes, to eventually completing piercings herself. She’s made herself available to every learning opportunity in order to gain the knowledge and experience she’s known for today.
She loves going to work each day in a laidback and supportive environment and finds real value within personal client interactions.
Austin was raised in Oakville, Ontario, before moving to Kingston almost two years ago. As someone who had been interested in it since he was only 6 years-old, Austin started to tattoo in Toronto when he was 19.
He attended college for fine arts, but upon being asked to apprentice, he dropped out of college the next morning to focus solely on tattooing.
Known for his bold, bright colours, he has a vast portfolio to fit most styles. All he wants to do is put a good tattoo on you and make you laugh in the process.
At Ink Well, we love to help aspiring tattoo artists develop their passion into a successful and rewarding career. It’s hard work, but if you love helping people tell their stories, the payoff is more than worth it.
You’ll not only get the opportunity to learn from other people (and avoid making the same mistakes they did), you’ll gain valuable feedback from professional artists; they’ll help you to improve the overall quality of your work, and drive you artistically. We’re here to help push you forward with your ideas.
Here’s What We’re Looking For:
If you’re interested, please reach out to arrange an interview, at which time you’ll be asked to provide us with a portfolio, resume and references.
Please note: We only accept one apprentice at a time.