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.
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