Sunday, August 12, 2012

New artist at Tattoos for the Individual

Announcing our new artist!
Conrad Berglund, from Alberta, will be joining us at Tattoos for the Individual starting in the second week of September. Check out some of his work in the link below...
He will be working on small, medium and large work in various styles, if you would like to inquire about getting tattoo work from him, please call us at our studio 204 889 3943 and we can set up a consultation for you to meet with him.

Here is his website...

Click here to see his work on Facebook.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Vicki (Victoria Jane) Banner R.I.P.

I am very sad to say goodbye to our dear friend Vicki Banner who passed away last Friday.
She was a one of a kind and we will never forget her.
Rest in Peace Vicki.
 Here is Vicki's husband Zenon, Vicki and Me at one of our art shows.

Alex, Vicki and Zenon at the studio.

Monday, December 05, 2011

Adventures in Paris and Switzerland...

A couple of months ago I went to visit some of my friends in Europe, it has taken me a while to post a blog about my trip but here it is now...
I started out in Paris where I went to visit Tin Tin and to be a guest artist at his shop Tin Tin Tatouages.
I was in Paris for a week, during which I did alot!
During my stay, I was able to do a few tattoos, his shop is great and it's in a really cool area of Paris. I had a really fun time hanging out there, everyone there was really cool, it was great to be able to watch Tin Tin and the other talented artists who work with him at work and to have the opportunity to briefly work along side them was a real honor!
If you ever find yourself in Paris I suggest you stop in to Tin Tin Tatouages, who knows you might even get lucky and be able to collect a tattoo while you're there!
I was also able to see a bit of Paris while I was there, I spent a day at the Louvre and was in awe of the many masterpieces that hang in every corner, it was a vast museum and I'm sure I didn't see everything. Viewing the works of the master painters is a huge inspiration for me, the paintings really speak to me, I could spend hours just looking at one of them.
While in Paris I was also lucky enough to see a group art show at  La Halle Saint Pierre, near the Montmartre area of Paris, which features an entire room of paintings by my good friend Titine Leu, this show is only up for a limited time so I was really lucky to be there while it was on!
I went to the catacombs which was a really special place for me I spent a few hours down there pondering the lives of the bones I was witness to and thinking about the history of the people entombed there.
...And I even got to spend some time relaxing in the beautiful French countryside with Tin Tin's family who were great hosts and some of the nicest people I've met!
Paris was great, I love Paris!

After Paris, I went to visit my good friends the Leu family, in Switzerland!
Filip and I did a collaborative back-piece on Jonny Murdoch, a tattoo artist from Victoria, B.C..
I had met Jonny in 2010 at the Saskatoon Tattoo Convention, he asked me then if I would be interested in doing a skull back-piece in collaboration with Filip Leu. Filip and I had worked on another back together a couple of years ago and that one was alot of fun, so to get to do another one with him, and for it to be a skull, well of course I said yes!
He contacted Filip who also agreed to do it, and so we met up in Ste-Croix, Switzerland at Filip's shop to do the tattoo.
We spent one day doing concept sketches then drawing the piece directly on his back, planning it out and making sure it all works. The next day we tattooed it, Filip and I worked together at the same time switching sides every now and then so that we both worked on every area of the tattoo. The session lasted six hours and we were able to complete the tattoo.
That was alot of fun, and it was an honor to once again work with Filip!
After the collaborative tattoo, I spent the week mostly relaxing, we made some music, I painted, hung out at the tattoo shop a bit, I got to have a great visit with Filip and Titine, I got to see Loretta, Tania and Ajja as well as some other friends.
At the end of my trip Filip tattooed my thigh, he did a tattoo inspired by one of his paintings to go with my other thigh which he did a few years ago, also inspired by one of his paintings.
I had a great time visiting the Leu family and I hope to see them again soon!

Here are some pictures from my trip...


Painting by Kurt Wiscombe, Oil on Canvas paper, Switzerland 2011

Monday, October 24, 2011

"Dark Secret"

Announcing the release of my latest print "Dark Secret"...
"Dark Secret"
Kurt Wiscombe 2008
Limited Edition of 25
Signed and Numbered
Image Size 26 x 30 cm (4 cm border on print)
Offset Lithograph on Paper
$100. plus shipping

Friday, September 02, 2011

"Gallows Hill"

Announcing my newest print "Gallows Hill", this one is a limited edition of 12, each print is signed and numbered.

"Gallows Hill"
Kurt Wiscombe 2011
Etching on Paper
Limited Edition of 12
Signed and Numbered
Image Size- 8 x 15 cm (Overall Print Size- 25 x 32.5 cm)
$40. (Plus Shipping)

This print has been printed on high quality Arches lined paper, the reason I chose this paper was to be as close to the paper that was commonly used to print on in the early days of print (from about the 1400's to the 1800's), which is within the time period I was thinking about when creating this work (the late 1700's, before the days of the long drop). It is referred to as lined paper because when you hold it up to the light you can see lines (sort of like a water mark), this is due to the way the paper was made.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Hoodoo Vision

Announcing my latest print!
"Hoodoo Vision"
This one is a Stone Lithograph, printed on very high quality acid free paper (Peschia)
Limited Edition of 20, each print is signed and numbered.
Size 25.5 x 28 cm
$50. each (plus shipping)
E-mail me if you would like to order one....

"Hoodoo Vision"
Kurt Wiscombe 2011
Stone Lithograph on Paper
25.5 x 28 cm
Ltd. Edition of 20, Signed and Numbered

Thursday, July 07, 2011

Toronto/ Los Angeles

Got home about a week ago from Los Angeles, where I was a part of the "Tattoo Masters Invitational" Tattoo Convention put on by Permanent Mark. It was a blast, I had a great time! I got to see some old friends and meet some legendary tattooers!
One of the highlights was a roast of Hanky Panky!
As well it was fun to visit with everyone, meet some really cool people and do a few tattoos.
I would like to say thank you to Permanent Mark for inviting me to be a part of this great event!
Before the convention, I spent a few days chilling out in Hollywood, a super fun town that until now, I had only spent a little bit of time in.
I got to see alot, I went to the beach, I walked all over Hollywood, went to the "Ripley's, Believe it or not..." museum, went to the Museum of Death, went to a Rush concert, went to a few tattoo shops, went to a cemetery, all the fun stuff!
Before I went to  L.A., I was in Toronto for a week, with Alex and Jay. We went there for the annual "Northern Ink Xposure" tattoo convention, which was a great time as usual! This was Jay's first time working at a tattoo convention!
We also went there to help Damian McGrath put together an art show which was on display during the convention it was called "Death", it was a group show where each artist was sent a coffin shaped board and asked to do their interpretation of... you guessed it...Death! The show was fabulous and Alex, Jay and I are proud to have been a part of it!
The show is set to travel around the world, for more info check out
Here are some pictures from my trip...
Pictures from Toronto...
 Alex unpacking some of the boards for the art show
Aaron Bell and Damian on Queen St.
 Setting up the art show
The set-up crew
People at the show
Steve Moore
Jay, with his first convention tattoo (a swallow on the guys hand)
Jay tattooing
Some tattoos I did...
Alex's coffin painting
Jay with Lyle Tuttle
A tattoo in progress I worked on
Jay, Me and Steve Moore
Sarah Rogers, Jay, and Scott Veldhoen

Pictures from Los Angeles...

Bob Tyrrell tattooing Carlos Torres
Me at the beach (Santa Monica)
Bob Tyrrell, Charlie Roberts and Me at Spotlight Tattoo
Bob and Amber at the Rainbow
A Siamese turtle.
Philadelphia Eddie, Me and Gil Montie
A tattoo I did
Trevor McStay working on a back
Permanent Mark
Bob, Freddy Negrete and Me
Paul Jeffries, Sandra and Trevor McStay
Another tattoo I did
Me, Rodney Raines and Bob
Mike Davis, Me and Mike Skiver

On a sad note, I just learned yesterday of the passing of Bill Jamieson a great guy who would often have groups of crazy tattooed people over to his lovely home in Toronto to show off his collection of oddities, rest in peace.
 Me and Bill Jamieson with a couple of shrunken heads, Toronto 2000