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Calgary, AB tattoos

Posted by www.tat2.ca from IP: 139.142.153.12 on 04/27/06
Calgary, AB

Hey all, long time skulker, first time poster.

Just wondering if there's anyone from Calgary and surrounding areas on here... I'm getting my second piece done in July (the soonest Steve from Immaculate Concept could fit me in, but he's worth the wait) It's going to be a pinup of my wife, done shoulder-to-elbow.

But, since IC is soooo booked, I'm looking for recommendations for other shops in Calgary (planning another piece - a small moth-eaten Toronto Maple Leafs hockey jersey on the calf, based on the children's book The Hockey Sweater by Roch Carrier).

Any recommendations? Whatever recommendations you've got, I'll put on my new site www.tat2.ca - my site for tattoo links in Calgary and surrounding area.

Of course, if any of you Calgarians want to send photos to post there, please do!

Thanks folks!



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RE:Calgary, AB tattoos

Posted by Crockett from IP: 207.200.116.5 on 04/28/06
CT

paul jeffries or any artist at smiling buddha tattoo. his tattooing put canada on the map a long time ago. im sure theyre pretty busy but maybe they can fit you in sooner. good luck. go flames!


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RE:Calgary, AB tattoos

Posted by www.tat2.ca from IP: 139.142.153.12 on 04/28/06
Calgary, AB

Yes, from all I've heard, from many, many people, Smiling Buddha rocks, but I've also heard of the long wait times for walk-in times, and long waits for reserved times (not that you can fault them for being popular and good, of course!)


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RE:Calgary, AB tattoos

Posted by joetat21@yahoo.com from IP: 67.84.164.241 on 04/28/06

www.bushidotattoo.com
www.hideandseekartworks.com


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RE:Calgary, AB tattoos

Posted by TAz from IP: 207.192.207.158 on 04/28/06
mental institution

Yeah...long waits for Paul but lemme tell ya it is worth the wait...go look at this mutants work...I wish his thumbs would fall off so us human artists wouldn't look so bad...but he'd probably just grow some more!!....Check him out...worth it!!!...TAz


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RE:Calgary, AB tattoos

Posted by www.tat2.ca from IP: 139.142.153.12 on 05/02/06
Calgary, AB

I'd love to see some of the work coming out of Smiling Buddha here in town, but I can't seem to find a web address for them. Any help?


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RE:Calgary, AB tattoos

Posted by Crockett from IP: 64.12.116.66 on 05/02/06
CT.

pauls old school and has no website and probably will never need one. he also has laid back hours i think tues-sat from 11-6 or 7. check the shop out in person and see what the different artists portfolios look like. you might be attracted to ones style of work ove another. and the flames better beat the ducks tommorow night! oh yeah let paul know someone from peter tat2 in the states refered you to him. he knows the guy i work for rather well.


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RE:Calgary, AB tattoos

Posted by www.tat2.ca from IP: 139.142.153.12 on 05/03/06
Calgary, AB

Thanks for the info, and Go Flames Go!


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RE:Calgary, AB tattoos

Posted by jkupiec@sasktel.net from IP: 142.164.177.73 on 05/10/06

My uncle works at smiling buddha. His name is Scott. He loves doing big pieces and is worth the wait. Go check him out.


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RE:Calgary, AB tattoos

Posted by fallen.envy from IP: 137.186.235.34 on 03/08/07
Cal.

May be a little late. But I've known Paul Jeffries for a while, and he is amazing, along with all of his staff at Smiling Buhdda. But you could be looking for a wait. Another really good shop is Strange World. One of the guys Rick, actually used to work with Paul can do some sweet ass shit.


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RE:Calgary, AB tattoos

Posted by Devin from IP: 198.53.162.133 on 03/08/07
Calgary,Alberta,Canada

A small place by my house,
its called smiling buddah
theres a guy there who loves to do large pieces
and is well worth a wait


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RE:Calgary, AB tattoos

Posted by sueszoo2@telus.net from IP: 64.141.127.246 on 05/17/07
alberta

My son and I had tattoos done at The Buddha by Scott Ford. One word! WOW! I called to see about making an appointment and there was a huge waiting list (not much wonder) but was offered the alternative of walk in. Be there on Saturday morning by 7 or 7:30AM. we got the last two appointments of the day and were both totally satisfied by the work. Totally fantastic guys!


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RE:Calgary, AB tattoos

Posted by vogueboy from IP: 74.99.157.110 on 07/30/07
Toronto, ON

I've got 2 pieces done by Paul. The larger one I had to pay 100% cash up front to be put on a 6 month waiting list. We decided to do the piece in one sitting, He did it on one of days the shop isn't open. It took 5 1/2 hours, and is still the BEST piece in my collection. And that was in May of 1996. Yes, It's definately worth the wait.


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RE:Calgary, AB tattoos

Posted by HoleeSpook from IP: 24.66.227.4 on 09/06/08
Cranbrook

Definitely book a session with Scottie Ford . I've known him for 18 years and his work is tight. Went to ACAD with him in the 90's and he has gotten so much better over the years . He has a gallery set up on Face Book of previous and new works, including the 2008 convention on the Labour day weekend . Pricey? maybe, but he does shit with ink that most people can't do with pen, paper or paint and canvas .
Regretfully. Smilin Buddha doesn't have a web site, but their work speaks for itself .
Cheers !


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RE:Calgary, AB tattoos

Posted by cope_bd@hotmail.com from IP: 68.146.18.243 on 03/24/09
Calgary

If you want the best go to Brett Schwindt @ Strange World Tattoo. He used to work at smiling buddah but started his own shop a few years ago. He's unbelievable! www.strangeworldtattoo.com


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RE:Calgary, AB tattoos

Posted by Tiffany from IP: 174.0.79.157 on 12/01/09
Calgary, AB

I'm getting a tattoo done at Smiling Buddha, but I can't find any of the artists' work online? To whoever posted about it, how can I find that Facebook gallery of Scott Ford's work? I've typed in Scott Ford and Scott Ford tattoo and nothing comes up. Please help!
Thanks


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RE:Calgary, AB tattoos

Posted by Dan from IP: 68.144.21.173 on 12/10/09

Ya man, Scott Ford just did a big ass scorpion on my back and it looks fucking sick. I highly recommend him or anyone at Smilin Buddha


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RE:Calgary, AB tattoos

Posted by wildthang109@hotmail.com from IP: 75.158.128.254 on 02/22/10
calgary,ab

Hey there, Wise Guys tattoo in calgary, guys name is Tim Ashman he is amazing... check it out

www.wiseguystattoo.ca


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RE:Calgary, AB tattoos

Posted by zipper from IP: 75.152.170.124 on 08/03/10
calgary

Do not go and waste your money at Painful Obsession. Very poor customer service and I need ALOT of touchups!


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RE:Calgary, AB tattoos

Posted by insane hobo from IP: 68.145.203.250 on 08/24/10
calgary

Hay to the above post i went to Painful Obsession Tattoos and it was clean, cleaner then some shops in town! the artist was very polite and they told me they offer free touch ups.
check out there website
www.painfulobsessiontattoos.com
they do good work and they have awesome rates i love my tattoo my dad even got one after me.


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RE:Calgary, AB tattoos

Posted by MTNGRL76 from IP: 198.53.247.226 on 09/13/10
High River, AB.

Smilin Budha is definately world renowned. Seen alot of awesome work out of that shop. I had Tim from WiseGuys put some Praying Hands on my back last year at the show in Calgary. The guy is amazing. The shop is an old house that has been converted. Very clean, good atmosphere and lots of room. Check him out wiseguystattoo.ca (403) 453-2001


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RE:Calgary, AB tattoos

Posted by busty from IP: 205.206.132.241 on 11/07/10
calgary

I agree with zipper! you pay for the crap you get at painfulobsession.....good rates to save to get things redone...and medical bills.....


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RE:Calgary, AB tattoos

Posted by Chedder from IP: 75.152.161.208 on 08/23/11
calgary ab canada

I have hepititus B. I have only got work done from Painful Obsession tattoos. I am posting this to save anyone from the misery I am going experiencing. I am very shocked, and very disapointed. PLEASE spend a bit more money and go to a better shop... I also have a lot!! of touch ups that need to be done on the outline of my fish tattoo.


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RE:Calgary, AB tattoos

Posted by someguy@hotmail.com from IP: 184.64.77.34 on 11/02/11

Painful obsession is crap the tattoo artist has recently been busted by putting cameras in his shop when women would get hip or chest pieces ! he also molests the customers when its time to be proffesional ! so if i was a female STAY AWAY FROM THIS PERVERT!


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RE:Calgary, AB tattoos

Posted by joe from IP: 70.73.131.46 on 08/16/12
calgary

you sure can't go wrong with scott ford from smilin buddah, he has a long waiting list but on saturdays they have walk ins...but you have to be there around 7 in the morning


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RE:Calgary, AB tattoos

Posted by apeterson95@hotmail.ca from IP: 68.147.33.141 on 10/14/12

Does anyone know how old you have to be to get a tattoo from smiling buddha?


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RE:Calgary, AB tattoos

Posted by meganpollard@hotmail.com from IP: 75.158.23.35 on 05/30/14
Evansburg, AB, Canada

my brother ownes his own shop in Calgary called Ten Speed Tattoo, his has been doing tattoos for 10 years and is amazing, look up his website and check it out. His name is Dave...I highly recommend him and he also is a huge hockey fan and does goalie mask art on the side too...Amazing art and tattoos.


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RE:Calgary, AB tattoos

Posted by gabe from IP: 68.112.238.4 on 06/01/14
Off the Map Tattoo

Loads of amazing artists go to the Alberta Bound Tattoo Fest. We try to go as often as we can, it's one of the best tattoo conventions in the world.


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