Each month we like to highlight and share with you moments that don't make it to our Instagram or Facebook. We want to give you a little more to look at for what you may have missed. Your interest can be measured in page views or retweets so lets keep that in mind this month ;).
We started off the month welcoming Pete Zebley from Philly and Keegan Lam from Halifax as our Guest Artist's for this month. Pete's watercolours and patience for a custom piece really inspired us when we met him at Nix Tattoo convention last year. His custom work and unique ability was highly sought after from Torontonians all over this month. Keegan is no stranger to FY INK so it was nice to have him with us again for his extremely colourful wardrobe and strategic subway selfies.
Potter decided to return home from his long tattoo tour around Europe. He was along-side some of the worlds best tattoo artists like Borris Wein, Randy Engelhard, Carl Grace and Benjamin Laukis just to name a few. So far he hasn't let us down and and we are very proud he has found a home at FY INK with us after all these years. He was also nice enough to bring back some gifts from the UK including a antique tobacco pipe for Andrew and some nasal crack that was so satisfying we had to tell Bonnie to stop coming by the shop.
Scoot was on a roll as usual starting off the month tattooing video vixen Sophia Body and her internationally known friend Tory Lanez. He counted hundreds of hundreds with his hundred year old grandma Scoot. It's not everyday that you hear someone turns 100yo never mind your own grandmother so shoutouts to grandma Scoot. Keeping busy wasn't hard for Scoot taking his realism up a notch with some original black an grey pieces day after day. I think overtime Scoot does something that make your trust his judgement. Adding another celebrity to his long list, Scoot was able to get some ink on Rick Homie Qwan before his concert in Toronto. Revealing a hyper realistic portrait of Chris Brown on his Instagram surely got Chris' attention and was reposted with over 150,000 likes! He then followed up with a portrait of 50 Cent for the non-believers. I wonder which celebrities next?
Nikki the great wizard had an amazing month with a custom piece almost every day. She was lucky enough to sneak away to Aruba with Dan for a couple weeks to have some fun in the sun. Cant blame the girl, with all this work she's been doing lately she definitely deserves some time to enjoy herself! Suno & Kwon the master's of the english language had a really exciting month tattooing some of the most detailed pieces i've ever seen. Portraits and script, birds and script, portraits of flowers, portraits with flowers and script lol. A tattoo of anything taking 1 hour or a portrait taking 9 hours will look as good as the rest. These guys know how to Tattoo and lucky to have them both with us.
We welcomed our newest member Cesar to FY INK because we saw his passion for wanting to tattoo. We had to see if this kid was up to the challenge so we paired him and Manny up for Valentines Day to do something a little bit different. Allowing the public to take advantage of an amazing opportunity, we had a 2 for 1 special that kept our doors open after hours. Couples, best friends, siblings and parents all were present that day to scribe mirrored ink into their skin. Both Manny and Cesar did some sick pieces this month proving us all right about their skill and talent. It was a great feeling to have all of our artists share stories and learn from each other and our guest artists we had; Sergey Shanko and Focus Tattoos.
All in all we had a very successful month and we hope we can continue to grow with you guys. Thanks for another month on the block we call home!
Valentines Day, Love Day, Hump Day, Single Day, or just another Specials Tattoo Day at FY INK.
If anything, today is the one day of the year when you have to go out of your way to make someone feel feel special. Whether it be a bouquet of flowers hand picked from your local street vendor dressed a box of chocolates from Lindor or some jewelry from Pandora. Diamonds are a girls best-friend but that shit gets old quick. You gotta do something different if you wanna keep em' happy. I was always a fan of the Ferro Rocher but when fed and seduced I lost all decision making. This year we wanted to do something a bit different for the public. We wanted to be the gift and give 2 for 1 tattoos to make everybody happy.
Thanks to all the infatuated couples and friends who came out and shared their stories with us about how they met in coffee shops, in high-school, on streetcars, or on Facebook. Some friend's had been friends for over 15+ years and just now decided that getting a tattoo together was a must. Whatever it was got them coming out of their house and into our shop where we dressed their skin with some fresh custom ink with the help of some sartorial sounds from T-Pain, R-Kelly, Lauryn Hill, Drake & Marvin Gaye to ease their pain. Here is just a bit of what we experienced today. Hopefully we'll see all the people who missed out same time next year!