Red Tide Tattoo Co - Saskatoon Sk
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Red Tide Tattoo Company is one of Saskatoon's premiere custom tattoo studios. Red Tide is located on 8th St., one of Saskatoon's busiest streets, and is packed full of talented artists with a diversity of styles.
Family owned and operated by entrepreneur and laser technician Bradley Friesen and his wife/tattoo artist Jenlee Friesen.
Red Tide's artist lineup consists of Jenlee Friesen, Nicky Toews, Joe Shedden, and apprentices Ellise Watling and Trevor Gusikoski and our new artist Julez Maurice.
Our goal as a shop is to provide everyone with a top quality tattoo experience. We will work with you to create your perfect tattoo, no matter what the style, or subject matter. Also, we can help you fix or cover tattoos that you are no longer happy with. We provide laser tattoo removal services for removing tattoos or partially removing and/or lightening a tattoo to help give the most options for a custom coverup. We operate the most technologically advanced laser on the market which is the Quanta QplusC.
We pride ourselves in keeping our shop clean and sterilized for our clients well-being and our own. We use sterile single use needles, inks, and supplies. We use barriers and bag covers on all our equipment as well to prevent cross contamination. Our tubes and grips are sterilized in our shop in an autoclave that is spore tested monthly here in Saskatoon to assure quality sterilization. We are enrolled in the "Infection Control Quality Assurance Program" and follow Health Canada guidelines for safe body art.
New Hours Open Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 10pm
With our apprentice Ellise and our new artist Joe starting evening shifts at Red Tide, we're able to make it easier for you to stop by for last minute walk-in tattoos at your convenience. Stop by to see some great ready to go art by them or bring in your own ideas.
Jenlee Friesen - Tattoo Artist
Jenlee started her tattoo career in 2006 in Saskatoon. She is self-taught in art and self-taught in tattooing.
Her style has grown into something quite recognizable, she is able to capture any style of tattooing and still make it look like her own.
Her favorite subject matters/styles to tattoo are gypsy's, women, animals, neotraditional, black and grey, and always loves to accept a challenge of a coverup.
Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Color Tattoo work by Jenlee
Coverup Tattoos by Jenlee
Black and Grey Tattoos by Jenlee
Flash by Jenlee
Available to be tattooed
Nicky Toews - Tattoo Artist
Nicky Toews started her apprenticeship in Saskatoon in 2009. She's an experienced artist who strives to maintain the highest standards in cleanliness and tattoo application, and will patiently work with you to create a unique and personal design.
Nicky enjoys almost every style of tattooing, but favorites include; black and grey realism, neo traditional, and large scale, detailed lettering.
Email her at email@example.com
Black and Grey
Joe Shedden -
Junior Tattoo Artist
Joe is coming home from apprenticing in California and ready to start tattooing full time. He likes to work in traditional and neotraditional and black and grey styles. He loves the boldness of the traditional style with a realistic look but he's always open to switching things up.
email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Julez Maurice - Junior Tattoo Artist
Julez Maurice is the newest artist to join Red Tide. He specializes in black and grey realism and illustrative tattoo styles, as well as traditional and graffiti styles, and he always appreciates a good challenge.
He is available to chat with you about any of your tattoo needs at Red Tide. Stop by the shop to see him or call to set up a consultation. 306-477-4778
Email Julez at email@example.com
Tattoos by Julian
Artwork by Julian
Ellise Watling - Tattoo Apprentice
Red Tide Tattoo Co. is pleased and proud to announce that Ellise May Watling, our apprentice, is ready to now start taking some small appointments.
Ellise has been with us for almost a year now and has been working very hard at the first stage of her apprenticeship. Ellise has a background in art and art history at the University of Saskatchewan and is extremely dedicated to her art. She has completed over 150 art assignments in the short time that she's been with us and has surpassed our expectations. We are very proud of the effort that she has put into her apprenticeship this far and we are confident that she is now ready to begin tattooing.
Like all apprentices, Ellise still has a long way to go. She has now entered into her 2nd stage of her 2 year apprenticeship with us, and we are confident that she will only continue to grow and progress.
Ellise is available for prebooked appointments or walk ins, Tuesday - Friday evenings.
email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
follow her on instagram @ellisemay
Artwork by Ellise
Most pieces are available to be tattooed call 306-477-4778 to book one of them
Tattoos by Ellise
Trevor Gusikoski - Tattoo Apprentice
Trevor Gusikoski started his apprenticeship at Red Tide Tattoo in January of 2016 and has been excelling and surpassing what we have asked of him in respect to his art, finishing his 200 art assignments and more.
You may know him as "The Other Guy". He has been painting and selling pop culture and custom figurines for the past 5 years. His previous painting has really lended itself to creating his own unique style of drawing that will make for great tattoos.
Trevor is just starting to do some of his first tattoos this fall. Keep a watch out for him on his progress and email us if you would like to be tattooed by him in the near future!
The designs you see below will all be available to be tattooed by him.
In the Media
fine lifestyles - volume 6 issue 4 - 2015
business view saskatoon - greater chamber of commerce - october/november 2015
*Artist Positions Have Been Filled
Red Tide Tattoo Company in Saskatoon is expanding and looking for a talented Tattoo Artist and Apprentice to join our team full time.
The right artist will have shop experience, a minimum of 2 years tattooing and must tattoo at the level of standards the other Red Tide Artists work at. We are looking for someone with a strong portfolio and capable to take on different styles of art. If you a bare minimum artist you will not fit in. Having a clientele is preferred but we will help you build one if you do not.
We run an efficient, well-kept, clean, open concept shop on one of Saskatoon’s busiest streets. We also operate a state of the art laser tattoo removal service at our shop separate from tattoo hours of operation. We are a tight knit tattoo family that works very well together. Personal matters are expected to be left at home and not interfere with work or affect the others at work.
APPLY IN PERSON AT RED TIDE AND ASK FOR JEN OR BRAD, OR EMAIL RESUME PORTFOLIO AND LINKS TO REDTIDETATTOOCO@GMAIL.COM.
New Tide Laser Tattoo Removal
We are here to help you get rid of your unwanted tattoos or prepare your tattoos for your next cover-up.
Contrary to what you may have heard or experienced with laser removal in Saskatoon, the procedure is quick and the discomfort is quite minimal and very bearable.
At our location in Saskatoon, we are confident that we can professionally fulfill all your tattoo removal and tattoo lightening needs.
Please contact us for a free consultation or to book your appointment and start treatment right away.
Our total focus at NEW TIDE LASER is tattoo removal. Our service is second to none in Saskatchewan and we have invested well over $250.000 to carry the best equipment in the world to provide our clients with premium service.
- 240a 2600 8th St. E.
Tattoo shop Hours
- Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 10pm
New tide laser removal hours
- Sunday 12pm to 8pm
- Monday 10am to 2pm (by appointment only)