ANCIENT AND MODERN TATTOOING
My name is Dion Kaszas, I have been tattooing since 2009. My work has appeared in Skin Deep Magazine, The World Atlas of Tattoo, Tattoo Traditions of Native North America By Lars Krutak and most recently the television series Skindigenous which premiered in 2018 on the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network.
I have been an invited artist at international tattoo festivals in Spain, New Zealand and across Canada. I have a very diverse portfolio which stems from beginning my career in a small town street shop. My machine work includes watercolor, dot work, fine line ornamental, cover-ups, black work, tribal, black and grey and formline.
I also tattoo using the traditional hand tattooing methods of my ancestors the Nlaka'pamux, these include skin stitching and hand poke.
Check out my blog, facebook page, Instagram, Youtube Channel, and research website, Indigenoustattooing.com.
Location and Appointment Information
I live and work in the Annapolis Valley which is located in Nova Scotia, Canada. I work by appointment only. If you are looking for quality and precision tattooing then you won't be disappointed.
I am only taking a few clients each month on weekends and the occasional evening. If you would like to get a tattoo done by me please send a detailed email including the idea of the project you would like to start, the placement, and any references you may have, the style, and I will get back to you with an indication of whether this is project that we can collaborate on.
To book an appointment email email@example.com or you can fill out the contact form at the bottom of this page.
I encourage you to contact me with even the most difficult project, I am especially interested in starting a few bigger projects.
Color Tattoos and Cover-ups
Send a picture of the tattoo you need covered up and I will see if we can do something with it, or I would be pumped to do a floral sleeve or other color project
Traditional Indigenous Tattoos
This gallery contains tattoos done by traditional hand techniques, including skin stitch and hand poke. If you are interested in getting a traditional tattoo don't hesitate to contact me and we will get working on it. Some of the distinctive differences with hand tattooing methods include less trauma to the skin, which means less healing time. It does take more time but as you can see the results are amazing. If you are an Indigenous person who is working on reviving your tattooing tradition and would like to get a traditional tattoo using either of these methods I am always excited to help others in embodying their culture on their skin.
This section highlights the places I will be visiting as guest artist, conventions I will be attending, or presentations I will be giving. Stay tuned as more events are to come.
If you would like to get in contact with me for an appointment, drop me a line by entering your name email and a message in the box below and I will get back to you as soon as I possibly can.
I am now in Nova Scotia and working out of a private studio Please send me a message.
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