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Ascending Koi Tattoo and Apparel

Is the culmination of mutual passions, philosophies, as well as artistic interests and talents of the entire Ascending Koi family; the unique & authentic studio first opened on June 1, 2011. The Ascending Koi team has created a space that is ego free in which they can actively share their passions for beautiful tattoo & fine art & the development of awesome, on-going relationships with clients & local and global communities. They also wanted to design a space filled with a strong sense of community that opens channels for artistic expression personal & professional growth & the sharing of ideas and knowledge.
The Ascending Koi family strives to offer an approachable and open-minded atmosphere for their clients & is unsurpassed in client care. They are fun & funny & from the moment you walk through the door, you will feel welcomed and at home!
The name “Ascending Koi” was chosen for the studio because the legend reflects the belief system held by the team of  never giving up and always striving to achieve one’s goals and aspirations….to strive for one’s own personal successes in life, no matter  what obstacles one may encounter along the way .

The Ascending Koi Family

Is an amazingly talented, fun, and engaging group of artists and customer care gurus! Their mission is to offer an approachable and open-minded atmosphere for their clients as well as local and global communities. They implement a holistic approach to the tattooing industry by not only creating customized fine art tattoo, they have a supportive family-like environment & encourage client participation in the process of tattoo, every step of the way. Their interest is in building relationship with each client thereby extending the sense of family to every person that comes through their doors & then to send each client away having had an amazing experience “wearing” the most rad & outstanding custom artwork! To find out more about Suzanne and the Ascending Koi team, click below for full biographies.

Trevor “Rove” Jameus

Trevor “Rove” Jameus

Has been creating art his whole life, starting out as a young boy with a keen interest in comic style illustration. At the drawing desk is where he spent most of his days trying to perfect his artistic skills.
Samantha Spring

Samantha Spring

Sam is a dedicated, hardworking artist who has been pursuing her artistic passions her entire life. Wanting to work with people in an artistic field, Sam spent five years pursuing two University degrees in fine arts and education to become an art teacher.
Kyla Evans

Kyla Evans

Kyla got into tattooing because of a well nurtured passion for art.
She has 6 years of tattoo experience and a solid skill base, specializing in a stylized version of organic themes and realistic imagery.
Mattew Krawchuk

Mattew Krawchuk



Shaun Monto

Shaun Monto

I have beentattooing professionally for the past 5 years. Some of my influence are artists such as @roveink, @josh_duffy, @chiwontattoo and @stevebutchertattoos. Ispecialize in Black and Grey Realism, Watercolor and Cover up work!
Calan Lovstoan

Calan Lovstoan

Smart, passionate, and dynamic, Calan is characterized by the Twins, Castor and Pollux, and is known for having two different sides he can display to the world.

Staff

Suzanne

Suzanne

Suzanne is owner and general manager of Ascending Koi Tattoo…and the heart of the studio. Her vision and mission has been to create a space of community and compassion, acceptance and respect as well as a place of beautiful and rad art!
 Marie Ferraro

Marie Ferraro

Meet Shop Manager Exroninairé, Marie(she/her).
She has been expertly handling all of your client needs and wrangling in our fine artists like a champ since 2013.

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Community Projects

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✌️The Piece Project✌️is an initiative that is inspired by a handful of tattoo studios and artists in the United States; created to support people who are making positive changes in their lives.

We will cover self harm scars and racist/hate imagery free of charge & no questions asked. At Ascending Koi Tattoo, we believe everyone deserves a chance at a fresh start – so we are offering an opportunity for those looking for one.

Three of our resident artists are participating in this project and they will be accepting one piece each per month so your patience is appreciated. Our goal is to do our best to work with each person who has reached out to us.

Please follow the submission process if you are interested in participating in The Piece Project. Our studio will contact you once we have reviewed your submission.
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Ascending Koi Tattoo and Apparel launched the initiative last week after a staff member noticed a tiny pantry in a community while travelling in the United States.

They are hoping the idea catches on and spreads through the city the same way as the little free libraries have.

“I'm hoping that people see these things out in their community and say I could build one of those it's kind of like those free libraries. One popped up and now they are everywhere and my hopes are that would happen with the free pantry project,” said Marie Ferraro, from Ascending Koi.