Private studio. By appointment only

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BARB BROWN

BARB BROWN

 

Barb is a well known Canadian, female artist well respected within the industry.  Her specialty of photorealism shines and have won several awards along the way, including the NIX Tattoo of the day, 2017. 

Meet Barb Brown. A Canadian Tattoo artist with her studio located in Courtice, Ontario (Just 40 minutes east of Toronto)

Since Barb could put pen to paper as a young girl, she always enjoyed drawing. As she grew up, so did her natural talent and skill. She was destined to have art a part of her everyday life and career.

Barb began her apprenticeship at Sinful Infliction in Whitby,  Ontario and moved to XXX.  In 2008, Barb took that leap that most artists dream of, and opened her own shop.  Her first retail location was a large studio with several artists helping to build her valuable brand. Though being a business owner certainly has its perks, it also has its downfalls.  Barb ended up spending so much time managing her business that it didn’t leave much time to do what she is passionate about and loves…tattooing.  She since has closed that retail location and now creates incredible art and art through tattooing in her private home studio.

For the past few years, she has really focused her efforts in specializing in both photorealism work and large custom pieces.  The number of prestigious awards she has will attest to her talent and caliber of work.

 

With Barb embracing a vegan lifestyle, she reflects that into the products she uses and promotes to her clients.  Forevermore offers selective vegan and petroleum-free aftercare products.

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Meet Barb Brown. A Canadian Tattoo artist with her studio located in the quaint village of Orono, Ontario (Just 45 minutes east of Toronto)

Barb began her apprenticeship in 2003 under Greg Hodge, then sharpened her skills at three additional studios until Barb took that leap that most artists dream of, and opened her own shop in 2009.  Her first storefront location was a large studio with several artists helping to build her valuable brand. She has since closed that retail location and now creates incredible art and art through tattooing in her by appointment only, private home studio.

Barb has really focused her efforts in specializing in both photorealism work and large custom pieces.  The number of prestigious awards she has will attest to her talent and caliber of work. She loves a more simplistic and down-to-earth lifestyle enjoying all the time she can with her kids while they are still young. 

With Barb embracing a healthy, vegetarian lifestyle, she reflects that into the products she uses and promotes to her clients.  Forevermore Tattoos Inc. offers selective vegan, cruelty-free and petroleum-free aftercare products.

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CONTACT US

Private home studio in Orono, Ontario. Our address is only share when you have an appointment booked.

To have a tattoo by Barb Brown, you first need to have a face-to-face consultation. The waiting list can be quite extensive and she typically only conducts consultations on a Saturday, 2 to 3 times annually.

On average, the wait to have a consultation is a 6 month wait, then your first tattoo sitting would be approximately another 6 months from the day of your consultation.

There is a $200.00 non-refundable consultation fee. Should you wish to commit to booking the appointment(s) required to complete the tattoo you discussed with Barb in your consultation session, that $200 is converted to a deposit and is deducted from the cost of your final tattoo sitting appointment.

Our Consultation List is currently full. We will update The form when we are back open. Please check back often.

 

Tattoo Aftercare

We take your health very seriously and have taken every precaution to ensure that you have been tattooed in a clean, properly disinfected area and that all instruments used are either single use only.  From this point on, your artist is not responsible for any infection or problems you may have with your tattoo if you don't take proper care of it.  It is very important that you follow these guidelines and any verbal specifications that your artist may have given you.

Leave the bandage on your tattoo for a minimum of 2 hrs.  This will protect your tattoo from airborne bacteria, and helps to prevent any cross contamination that may occur from your tattoo coming into contact with any surfaces.

Always wash your hands before caring for your tattoo!  After washing your hands, remove the bandage and wash very gently with unscented soap.  Form suds in your hands with the soap and water and use only your hands (no wash cloth) to clean your tattoo.  Take care to gentlyremove all ointment that was applied after your tattoo and make sure that it no longer feels “slippery.” Rinse well until all soap residue is removed.

Always gently pat dry with a clean, fresh towel.

Apply a thin layer of ointment; Polysporin™, or specialized tattoo aftercare product.  Use your fingertips to gently apply a thin layer of ointment to your tattoo, taking care to dab off any excess.  Your skin should feel moisturized – not slimy.  If you are using a specialized tattoo aftercare product be sure to follow the manufacturer’s directions with the guidance of your tattoo artist.  Re-apply ointment or aftercare product any time your skin feels dried out or excessively itchy.

Clean your tattoo at least twice per day, or before every application of ointment or aftercare product to be sure that you’re not trapping in any bacteria that may be on the surface.

Avoid: hot tubs, swimming, and soaking in the bath for 2-3 weeks (or until it is healed).  Submerging your tattoo underwater can cause damage to it.  Showering is perfectly fine, just try to avoid getting shampoo and other irritating products in your fresh tattoo – if you do, make sure to rinse immediately.  Prevent the spray of the shower from directly hitting your tattoo – instead, allow the water to gently run over it.

Stay out of the sun for at least three weeks. Your skin will be very sensitive at first, and more susceptible to sunburn.  Even after your tattoo is healed, you should take care to protect it and cover with sun-screen.  The sun is the most damaging thing to your tattoo over time.

Your tattoo may be a little red and you might notice some swelling immediately after your tattoo is finished (swelling is usually more noticeable with tattoos on/around the elbow, wrist, knee, ankle and foot).  Taking ibuprofen or putting ice on it can help with the swelling.  

If swelling and redness lasts longer than a few days, begins to get worse, or is accompanied by yellow/greenish oozing, this could be a sign of infection.   Contact your health professional immediately.  Generally, if examined soon enough, it can easily be treated with an oral antibiotic.

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