January 29, 2013
Life is great again! It's amazing how working with a great group of Tattoo artist's, who are open minded, amazingly talented, and synergistic with the goal of every one helping each other to bring out art to the next level! Having the great Joanne running things helps so much as well as well she takes care of all our bookings as well as us! :) Thanks Joanne, Justin, Michelle, and Stacy for making me feel right at home!!
January 2, 2013
Well I finally made the break and am going to be working in a space with lots of good energy and support! To all my client's I will be making a big announcement in the next week!! Please feel free to drop me an email!
Winter is here! This means the 'slow' season for "Tattoo Land". So now is the time to come in and get that Tattoo you always wanted!! Drop me an email and we can set up a consultation for you within a week in most cases! So, what are you waiting for?
I would like to thank Larry Updike from CJOB for doing an interview with me this morning (at 7:00 am..ugh) to clear up and explain why the Tattoo shop in Edmonton that was not following proper cross contamination controls. I will always be happy to show my clients all of my procedures, and answer any and all questions they have! Don't be afraid to ask, there is no such a thing as a dumb question. If a shop and/or artist gives you "attitude" when asking question about your safety, head for the door!!
Winter is coming fast this year, with that "Summer" we all had!? So now is the time to get all of those sleeve's and back pieces finished up. Or maybe it's time to start that large Tattoo you have always wanted to do! Winter is the best time to do it. You don't have to hide from the sun and water for what seems like weeks on end, ( the healing period) when you get Tattooed in the winter! So drop me an email and we can meet for a free consultation to get you new piece of art started! And please if I take the time to book you an appointment, please call and let me know if you can't make it at least 3-4 days before hand, so it doesn't mess up my schedule! There, that is my rant for the month!
Ione Waterfalls near Nelson B.C. August 2008
My wife and I just got back from a wonderful trip to Nelson, B.C. A big thanks to my sister Tara and her husband Clay for putting us "up" for 10 day's!! They have a beautiful home on a huge, amazing section of land in Crescent Valley just out side off Nelson, B.C. The "rafting" and rope swinging in the Slocan / Kootenay river was way to much fun. We also took in some relaxing hot springs. The Lithuim laced water at Halcyon Hot Springs was soooo relaxing, and the hot water filled caves at Ainsworth Hot Springs were so cool to explore!! I may return to Nelson, British Columbia this winter and do some Tattoos, as I was getting asked allot if I had my Tattoo gear with me. I am working on finding a Tattoo shop in Nelson to do a Guest Artist spot at, so hopefully next time I'm through I will be doing some Tattooing!!
Why do some people not bother to research or even think about the one who is going to give them a permanent piece of (hopefully) art!! It amazes me the amount of people who come in and say they don't CARE who does their new Tattoo!!! Just because someone is in a shop with a license, it doesn't mean they can Tattoo a solid line let alone something that can be considered ART!?!? While I am venting......... what about a little patience please. If an artist is busy with Tattoo bookings why then do you not want to wait a few weeks? If you walk into a shop and the Tattooer can get you in right away you have to wonder why? Remember the old Tattoo saying ....The Pride of a Skillfully Rendered Tattoo WILL Last for All Eternity...but the STING of a Crappy Tattoo WILL Last a Life Time!!
Summer is just around the corner, and it's time to show off all of that awesome Tattoo work! If you don't have that new Tattoo you all ways wanted, drop me an email and we can get started on your new Tattoo that you will proud to show off all summer!!
February , 2008
It is my 5 month wedding anniversary and I couldn't be happier. My lovely wife Michelle has made the last 5 months breeze by with her. She is the best thing to happen to me!! Hopefully I haven't made you gag yet. Summer is quickly (not fast enough) coming, so if you are looking for some new Ink to sport this summer now is the time to get it started!! Just send me an email if you have any questions and I'll do my best to help you out!!
Well Christmas is almost here! Get you Gift Certificates in any denomination! I am planing on giving this web site an overhaul when I have a few days off after Christmas. I have a pile of new photos I will be putting up. Hope every one has an happy holiday!!
September 30, 2007
Well I got a chance to get some more picture up in Album #2. I am trying out a different photo album (literally) for this one. Please give me your feed back as I'm am not sure if I like it yet.
September 18, 2007
I just got Married on September 8 to my new beautiful wife Michelle Primeau !! It was the most fun I have ever had at a Wedding! We were the first couple to be granted permission to get married in the Grotto at Cooks Creek. Thanks to all the bridal party for all the help, and to my wonderful wife for the amazing design/decorating of the hall. We had an awesome honeymoon at Lake of the Woods and High Lake. So with all the Wedding planning of the last several months, I have not been able to update my photo album. I am going back to adding a few new pictures every week, so check back often to see my new work. My email problems with my server and MSN and hotmail seem to be fixed. So if you have not received a reply to your MSN or hotmail email please resend it as I can now reply
July 27, 2007
Well I finally have a moment to get some more work done on my web site. New today... Photo Album #2. Just got it set up so there is only a few pictures right now. But, now that I got it up And running I will be able to add a few pictures every couple of days. I am trying out a different album style. Please take the time to drop me an email and let me know what you think of the "picture book" format. ( put your pointer over the page corner and drag it across.
I am working on a new albums worth of Tattoos and Art. I hope to have it up in the next few weeks. I have a days worth of work to do on it. So those of you who don't see your Tattoo picture up yet no worries it will be up soon! I am also working on some new web site goodies so expect a new and improved site in 2007. Oh yeh, sorry to any internet explorer (ie7) users who tried to use my contact page. Turns out my email wasn't showing up!? I use Firefox for all of my internet browsing and it was not a problem with it! I fixed the problem so now more problems I hope ! On a side note, if you have never tried Firefox as a browser instead if Internet Explorer I highly suggest you give it a try it free and way safer than ie7.
January 1, 2007
HAPPY NEW YEAR ALL!! Best wishes for you and yours in the new year! Well another new year is here and it sure came on with a bang..what happened to global warming (just kidding ). When you have dug out of the snow what a better way to mark the new year with a new Tattoo!!
December 23, 2006,
MERRY CHRISTMAS...YEH I SAID IT!! What is up with all this political correctness!! It's "offensive" to non Christian people ?! I'm sorry but that is total shit. I am by no means a go to church kind of guy. But every year we make sure we put up a real Christmas tree 3-4 weeks before the day. We enjoy the time building up to the day as the tree becomes surrounded with brightly colored gifts. Gifts that will be shared with those close to us on that special day. Now what does any of that have to do with religious beliefs?? So there is my last rant of the year. I wish you a happy Christmas and a awsome new year!
Hangin' with Bam Margera and Tony Hawk on Corydon Fall 2006
November 18 2006
Christmas is around the corner, why not give the gift that lasts a life time-the gift that keeps on giving a TATTOO. Gift certificates are available in any denomination , make sure you ask for a Jay Primeau Gift Certificate.
October 26 2006
Fall is here, and it's slowing down! Now is the time to come in for those big winter Tattoo projects. I have been adding new pictures to my photo album, they just don't all ways go up in order, so have a look through and you might see your Tattoo, if not come down to the shop so I can get a picture of your Tattoo to put up on my site!
September 12 2006
I'm back!! It's been a good summer! Lot's of Tattooing! Put some new pictures up.
I got to take a vacation for the first time in a few years. My Sister got married in July just out side of Nelson B.C. A BIG CONGRATULATION TO TARA & CLAY!!! I know they will have a long happy life together! It was my first time in the Kootneys and it was beautiful, If you have been trying to call me at the shop I'm sorry I don't get to the phone much. It is much better to email me as I seem to catch up on my daily messages late a night.
June 1 2006
Happy CANADA Day!! "Summer time and the livin's easy" (Bradly 1996)
June 10 2006
Summer is here!! As you can tell I'm having a hard time keeping up on this blog. Summer on Corydon Ave. is awesome! If you haven't been down to go for a gelato or to hang on Bar Italia's patio with all the amazing thing's to do and see, it's time. stop by the Tattoo Shop and get that new one you have been thinking of. Come down and ask for me and I'll show you some of the Cool Tattoo's I have been working on...esp. Don Thompson's wicked Dragon that goes from his waist-up his back-and on to the chest...Picture's to come soon!
May 22 2006
Hope everyone is having a great spring with summer just around the corner! Now that all that skin is exposed it's time to put some new Art on it!! Take a look around, I'll bet you can't walk around a public place and NOT see a Tattoo. The only problem with that is, with the proliferation of shops in Winnipeg comes the proliferation of SHITTY TATTOOER'S ( notice I didn't use the word "ARTIST" because most are far from it!!) so when you are looking for that perfect Custom Tattoo, designed just for you please check around, and then come see me and I promise to give you the best Tattoo possible!!
May 15 2006
Why do people think us Tattoo artist's have some kind of mind reading skills. I don't know how many times a week I have someone say I have my Tattoo idea in my head, but have not taken any time to find some visual reference to convey the idea in their head. As you can see this makes it hard for me to come up with a drawing that will make them happy. So if you are reading this you have access to a vast array of reference pictures by doing a Google Image Search, it only takes a few extra minutes to make sure you get the best Tattoo for you!! I am more than happy to take any thing, from a stick man drawing to a photograph of a loved one and spend the time to come up with a Custom Tattoo for you that you will be proud off for the rest of your life!!
May 10 2006
Sorry I haven't been updating my blog...I have been Tattoo'n like crazy!! I would like to wish my Mom, Elaine a happy Birthday( don't tell her I told ya but I heard she's turning 60!! oh she's going to kill me!! haha
April 03 2006
This is the first web site I have built. After many years of promises by friend's I finally had it and decided to educate my self and learn how to do this. It's been a few month's now and the site is slowly getting "there". I will try to update pictures as often as I get them, but I will to do weekly updates so check back often. If you have a Tattoo from me and want me to post it on my site stop by the shop or e-mail me a good copy.( a .jpg file please)
Summer is finally here!! Appointments are filling up fast, please be sure to call and book your new Tattoo for the summer!! I will be working in B.C. this summer for a few weeks, I am still finalizing dates and locations, If you are one of my many clients on the west coast let me know if you want a new Tattoo, and I will try my best to accomodate you.