Ahem…..July, Middle(ish) 2016!

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hey folks! longtime no talky.

so. just a few things for this update.

firstly id like to thank all the fine folks at Lucky Devil tattoo, both the Orillia and Barrie locations for having this old man in your company. it has been sometime since ive done a guest spot in a shop that i wasnt already acquainted with in some way and in some instances first time spots can be nerve wracking. however  that wasnt the case with  Joe and his crew at Lucky Devil. folks there made me feel welcome and there was ALOT of work which was great. working alone at home can be too much me at times and it was nice to be surrounded by hard working enthusiastic tattooers. its quite a positive experience for me and customers im sure to be in a warm, energetic atmosphere, so thanks to all of you there. id like to extend that thanks to all the clients that came my way and ill certainly be back soon. dates on that will be posted soon. if anyone has any questions about said return please call or preferably text at 6137105304 and ill be happy to discuss details about any  future or continuing projects that you would like to acquire…. so. thanks thanks thanks.

secondly ill be doing a long weekend stint at MTL tattoo in montreal(name gives it away) towards the end of july. the exact dates im speaking with them about today and will insert here once the info is concrete. like above, any details or specifics can be discussed by contacting me via text. its just the most direct way to contact me. MTL tattoo is a beautiful, talent packed tattoo temple of the highest order and im looking forward to getting back there. if there is any on going projects that need to be finished nows your chance. that being said id like to make this visit to montreal and MTL tattoo somewhat regular so im down to start new larger stuff or  walk ins. im easy. look for more regular day to day scheduling posts on facebook or like i said just get at me directly.

theres a bit more update wise but ill save it for next week.

aside from that things will continue to chug along here at steadfast studio here in ottawa.

thanks to all. clients, friends. everyone!




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what was once joelconroy.ca will now be steadfaststudiocanada.com

for those of you who might
 be interested ive ventured out on my own. so youll see updates via facebook up asap. which will include some guest dates, as well as  an addition to the team Marc Scribe Tiger. more to come about that soon. ill just get you up to speed with what i know for sure at the present moment.

now that you know where to find me in the land of internet id like to mention that you be able to find me at the present mailing address:

c/o joel conroy


1226-a wellington upstairs unit 3

ottawa ontario



and ill be taking calls at 613-710-5304.

you can also text that number which seems to be the best way to get ahold of me…..

now that im in  the new space and settled ive got openings here and there in the next couple weeks. if youd like to get tattooed now would be the time to ask due to the fact im a tad re-energized and more responsive. those spots will go asap!


2015. dawn of stuff.

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webforsure1like this painting. i solemnly swear to post more, due to constant badgering by those who seek to have me shower them constantly with every minute updates about my extremely extreme, hot in the spotlight life. nope. thats not for real. i think ive worn a path into google maps going to and from shop and home. is anyone else pooing or picking at an orifice dig in!



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hi folks! tomorrow begins the west end guest spot of my coast to coast excursion. ill be arriving at stevestontattooco.com later in the afternoon and will be there until may 9th. ive got time available so if youd like to get tattooed perhaps email me @ conroyjoel@hotmail.com or you can call the shop directly, 604-284-5030. the second part of my b.c. visit will be at government street tattoo and i have to to do tattoos there on may 10-11-12. ill post more about that closer to those dates and talk more about my visit east!


STEVESTON TATTOO COMPANY! thats right i said it!

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GUEST SPOT may1-9 @ steveston! ill head to victoria after and visit the dudes at government street for a few days before heading to the halifax convention!


its been some time and im here to say a few things. first of all ill be joining the gang at Steveston Tattoo in Richmond b.c. itll be quite an honour to work along the fine folks at Steveston! ill be tattooing there from may 1st until may 9th. for those of you who might be interested in gettting a tattoo you can email me at conroyjoel@hotmail.com, call me at the shop 6136955597 or perhaps call Steveston. one way or another im sure that we can make it happen. for those of you ive spoken with now will be the time to confirm times. im very much looking forward to getting out west! im working now on updating my portfolio as its been sometime as well as getting new shirts and prints…..in the next week or so ill also get folks up to speed on the barnstormer venture east to halifax! but thats all for now, more on that soon!



Top 6 destinations to inspire travel in 2014, joel conroys ” year of the tattoo convention”.

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ill start by mentioning we have a shop site that is resource for both glen and myself. barnstormerstudio.ca. so please check it out. there are a few things that i wanted to post about. first and probably most notable is that the shop that glen paradis and myself  opened is very busy , upbeat and blessed to have such great clients. we have now been slam dunking tattoos for just over the 1yr mark and we both have alot of people to thanks for that being possible. to name a few ill start with glen. hes an inspiration in too many ways to mention them all but  here are a couple. one would be that in a self regulated industry, rarely do you find such discipline  and consistency. glen has both and an A+ in execution. for this i am grateful, for the good example he is. always has a friends back and to have a great role model in the life management sector is a gift for me. thanks glen. also on the thanks list is wayne murrill. he really had a great hand in conjuring up the idea  for glen and i to partner up and lit a fire under the both of us. wayne saw potential . not to mention his attention to detail in the logistics of how to get it done. that attention, benefited us immensely and he was ever so kind to pass that step by step guide along to us. opening a shop was stressful enough in the beginning even with his insight. so without his guidance, notes, advice and support, i would hate to see what may have been. glen is calm and great under pressure….im the worst. also, katie, my love is my bright shining sun when its a cloudy day. she helps keeps my screws tightened, even when im in denial that they are loose. she is just the best.  as well kaylie  really helped keeps things running smoothly at the start and is now apprenticing at the ink spot. yay kaylie! so for all of those who’ve helped, many thanks to you all. currently we have christian as our aide or man at the wheel and he himself will be starting to tattoo soon so please keep your eyes and ears open for news on that. once he gets started im certain he will be busy. thankfully we have nate macdonald to step in and help out once christian has started. he will be joining us in late june. nate has started tattooing and will continue to and learn as well, simultaneously sharing the counter/shop management role with christian. thus he will get up to speed with the operation of the shop and the two of them will share those duties for the next while. maybe forever, hehehehe.

so! my concrete immediate plans to travel are:                  webposthorse

Halifax tattoo convention- may 17 18 19

Toronto tattoo convention- june 13 14 15

Montreal art/tattoo convention- september 5 6 7

Calgary tattoo convention-october 17 18 19

aside form that i plan on doin one other convention outside canada and if anyone has a suggestion please contact me. perhaps may even want to share a booth and is  looking for a tat con bud.

one other trip to note is that ill be in vancouver and victoria and maybe even some other b.c town around the time of the vancouver convention although i wont be attending that one. a stop with the fellas at government street tattoo and a coupleother spots that are not yet confirmed but when they are youll get the news.

im going to leave it at thatexcept one last dont miss a guest : check out Cam (willy grimes) febuary 5 6 7 8


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so things are chugging along quite nicely here at barnstormer . both glen and myself are very busy and i have just a couple of things to notify those who are curious about our goings on. first glen has proudly had his first art show at seven crowns tattoo in toronto called, artificial intelligence! ill post the flyer at the end of this update. as well as glens many paintings, christian awad has two submissions and i myself have one. so congrats glen and thanks again to the folks at seven crowns for having the barnstormer crew. also glen will have prints available at the shop for purchase. i will have some of my flash as well. please come by the shop for more info! to those of you who are curious our tall slender friend from whoville, kaylie is now apprenticing at the ink spot. yay for kaylie! plus she can dunk. youtube it. so if you are calling the shop to book appointments or consultations youll most likely be speaking with our right hand man, christian. hes a very cordial young many of many talents. if you would like to see him in action, either wiping the sweat from my brow or doing good drawings, at the shop is where you will find him. other than that you can hear him do raps with the rest of his fantastic musical crew called, sound of lions. apparently this music is great for “bonig, sexy like”. ok, so now you are up to speed somewhat. if you are looking to get an appointment right now im booking in november and glen in january so you best get to it…..also ill be slowly catching up on updating pictures on both my site, shop site and portfolio. over and out!





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what up homies. so just ta get some of yall up to speed first off ill be doing a guest spot at my pals shop TRUE NORTH. ill be there from the 28th of may until the 2nd of june. only have a couple things lined up so far so there is still plenty of room for me to book you an appt. please call me at 613 695 5597 or call true north and chat with wayne. see ya there. secondly here at barnstormer studio our pal MASON LAROSE will be working from june 11th until the 15th. if perhaps you wanted to get tattooed sooner than later and also to get an oppurtunity to get work from someone whom is from out of town now is your chance. just give us a ring at the shop! over and out……..


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its up. the sign is up, we are settled and in a serious groove. glen paradis will have a personal website up for himself soon. that means are butts are all over the internet……..

any questions please call us: 613 695 5597 or stop by 591-A bank street……………..see you soon.




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hello once again. we are ringing in the new year here at barnstormer  with much enthusiasm. glen paradis and myself are quite busy working away. a few things to report so keep reading. for starters ive now raised my hourly rate to $150. thats tax in just so ya know. other than that ill be doing a short guest spot in winnipeg at soul survivors. ill mostly be tattooing one person while im there but if someone is interested in either finishing something ive started or doin something that can be done in one shot please email me. that will be around april 20th. after that its off to the vancouver convention with glen paradis, wayne murrill and dave schultz. that will be from april 26th-28th. please email if you are interested in getting tattooed while im there. thanks amigos!!!!