Joel is an artist working out of Wild Rose Tattoo Co. in Calgary, Alberta.

A finished full sleeve.
A classic hand tat for mom.
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Classic demon.
A bold back of the head Japanese inspired skull.

Joel does mainly classic American traditional tattoos, as well as some more Japanese inspired pieces. He has plenty of flash to choose from, or you can bring an idea to him.

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Good luck horseshoe. This design used to usually be done with the horseshoe facing upright, to keep the luck in. But now people seem to get it upside down more and more, seeming to be a sign of making your own luck.
Gorgeous cross with great placement.
Beautiful flower, always classic.
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Black rose and Bert Grimm crying heart.

Joel does both colour pieces as well as blackwork or black and grey.

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Blackwork peony in more of a Japanese style.
Two great healed pieces. Love the fortune teller in particular.
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Twisty dragon, an American take on a Japanese design.
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Geometric vase and wrap around snake.
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Fortune teller lady head and Bert Grimm tiger head.

You can search him up on Instagram and see when he is doing walk-ins, or contact him and set up an appointment.

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Sleazy Mickey.
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Tough boxer and rose in blackwork style.
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Crowned Jesus blackwork piece.

Joel sticks to the classics, and does it well. He has crisp bold lines and solid shading, all within a readable trad piece.  He is a must visit artist if you’re in Calgary.

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