New shop location

Yes Craftsman tattoos is moving locations, we are just moving down the block though, so no worries. Right on marine drive close the the Sandpiper Pub, we should be there in a few weeks, but in the meantime come see us at our original location. New shop address is 15561 marine drive white rock v4b 1c9


Thats right, this is the guy that tattoos your tattoo artist! Chris Anton does bold, solid traditional tattoos with no fucking around. Only here for four days, so check him out, sept 16 to the 20th

guest artists

So exciting time of year! Suns out, sand is warm and tattoo artists want to visit in do some work!
Trent Pare, a huge influence in Clint Danroths career will be here and taking appointments april 22, 23 and 24!
Daniel Trabucco from finland will be here April 21 and 22.
Mark Jansen will be back may 14 to the 18. come on down check it out!

Craftsman tattoo in Calgary, Alberta

So Clint Danroth, Ashley Dougherty and Benny Hannya will be representing Craftsman Tattoos at this years Calgary Tattoo and Arts Festival in October. To get first dips on appointments with your favorite artist email them asap!


As some of you have noticed our artist section is currently under construction. We are currently updating photos and art for each artist so access to this section is temporarily limited. To see up to date portfolios, please do a Facebook or Instagram search of your preferred artist, or come down to the studio to see their portfolios and meet the artist in person

Milano Tattoo Convention number 18

I am very proud to be taking part in this historic tattoo convention. Milano was the first european convention i ever did, 12 long years ago, and since then I have been able to attend nine or ten of their shows. This convention really changed tattooing for me, with world famous tattooers and a great city, it is always inspirational to be involved in this production. I do have space open at this show for tattooing, if you are interested email me asap at and well get you sorted out

milano tattoo convention

Email now to get in for this legendary tattoo convention

Booking now for Milano 2013 in February

I am very proud to be taking part in the Milan Tattoo Convention 2013 Email now to reserve tattoo time


As many of you know, Dave Shore, One of Canada\'s, and tattooings greats has passed away. He was as prolific a tattooer, as he was a great man, and with permission from his widow, Gemma Shore, we will be hosting a night of drinks, food and stories in memorial of the man. August 11th, at 5:oopm, Craftsman tattoos will have a 50/50 draw, a raffle for 4 hours of tattoo time with craftsman, and stickers for sale, all proceeds going to Gemma Shore. This is a potluck, and you may bring your own spirits, but all must be consumed inside, in a responsible and respectable manner.

"The Art of Good Head" helmet art show, July 30!

Its getting closer, July 30 Craftsman tattoos will be hosting's "The art of good Head" helmet artshow, sponsered by Builtwell helmets. This show will be featuring custom painted helmets from some of the best international tattooists around. Artists from all over canada, as well as the states will be participating and everything is for sale, so come down for the show, starting at 5 for a bbq and socializing. The shop will be open all day for browsing as well, should be a blast!

"Tattoo" Magazine, june 11 issue

Very excited to announce that the Tattoo interview with Clint is now on the stands, check it out, some great photos and a little insight into how Clint views the world of tattooing. We have a few copies for sale at the shop, but they can also be found at Chapters and 7-11.

international tattoo art august 2010 issue

Hey check out the new issue of international tattoo art mag, 1 page spread on myself, "the MOVER from VANCOUVER" Ha!

New Shop Photos

So here she is, we have had many visitors over the last bit, and everyone seems to like the vibe in the shop.
Dax has been in here and there, helping us with the decor, and will start full time Sept 1 so check out his website link on our artist page.