Jen has been part of “the cottage” crew since its conception in 1999. When we first opened our doors she was the tattooer. Jen has attended a number of Canadian universities for fine art and graphic design. Her tattooing career began in 1997 and took her across our great country. With a little phone call and a lot of courage she relocated to Hamilton in 1999 and helped us open our shop. Jen is without a doubt the most respected tattooer in our city. Known primarily for colourful, large-scale pieces as well as black and grey. Jen’s talent is highly sought after by many. She prefers organic, nature based imagery such as plants and animals, but is extremely versatile and can create beautiful designs in almost any style. Jen is in constant pursuit of professional perfection. Her linework is impeccable and her colour can be spotted a mile away.
Os has been a part of our extended family since 2001. He honed his tattoo skills at Tattarama and continued his career at Passage, both reputable Toronto shops. We lured him to our fantastic city shortly after opening Cottage 13 and he has been with us ever since. An incredibly versatile artist, Os is able to put his unique spin on all styles of tattoo.
Bryce is an acclaimed Hamilton artist whose murals can be found in public spaces around Hamilton like Beasley Park and Carter Park. A graduate of the Sheridan College Illustration program, he joined our team in 2012. He completed his in-house apprenticeship and has quickly become a successful tattooer in high demand. He is a prolific artist capable of creating artistically composed and beautifully executed tattoos. Specializing in graphic and illustrative designs with a focus on colour and detail, Bryce’s style is recognizable and emerges in every piece he creates.
Chris Hall is a relative new comer to our studio but has quickly become a part of our family by way of Good Point Tattoos in Oakville. Tattooing since 1999, Chris is incredibly versatile and able to quickly discern what his clients are looking for. His style leans towards traditional designs that demand clean line work and solid color and Chris is able to deliver on both fronts. He is also adept at custom tattoo style lettering. His professional approach and firm handshake will put you instantly at ease. You can be fully confident that a tattoo by Professor Hall will be admired forever.
Caroline Murakami is a recognizable face at Cottage 13 as the most lovely and capable receptionist. Her supernatural organizational skills and an inherent ability to draw, have earned her the role of Cottage 13 Tattoo Apprentice!
Under the watchful eye of tattooer and Owner, Andrew, and with the guidance and encouragement of all the artists at the shop, Caroline is well on her way to putting her mark on Hamilton’s tattoo scene.
While she is still developing her tattoo style, her designs are quirky and often include obscure living creatures (which she loves) from axolotl to zorilla.
She is sure to make us proud as we watch her career blossom!
Yolanda began her journey as a body piercer in Hamilton in 1997. She very quickly gained a reputation for her skill in jewellery placement and excellent bedside manner. Cottage 13 is synonymous with impeccable health and safety standards, quality body jewellery and professional service. With almost 2 decades of piercing experience, Yolanda is by far one of the most qualified piercers in Hamilton and surrounding area. She is committed to providing each and every client with a positive experience in a comfortable setting and making each procedure as quick and painless as possible. Using only the best quality body jewellery in the industry and offering vegan aftercare products will ensure both your piercing and healing experience will be successful. Yolanda has obtained a certificate from Progressive Mentorship and is fully trained in infection control.
Yolanda is also the creative force behind Vespidame Fashion House (vespidame.com), a line of sophisticated, edgy clothing often featuring silk screened images created by Cottage 13 tattooers. Her designs can be found in house at Cottage 13 as well as at Blackbird Studios.
As one of the founding members of Cottage 13, Andrew has played an essential role in developing our stellar reputation. From its conception to designing and building our space, Andrew managed the shop when we first opened. He tattooed for 13 years as we developed our team and has provided direction and professionalism. Although Andrew has had to give up his role as tattooer, he continues to play an important role at our shop as teacher and supervisor to our apprentice. His passion and dedication to the trade has led to opportunities in other areas related to tattooing. Andrew continues to be a major contributor to our industry.