Dave Sanders is 40 years old, was born in St Catharines, Ontario and raised in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. He has been involved with tattooing for over 20 years now, and has opened various shops throughout his career.

“Artistic creation has always been a part of my life, and I began at a very young age and always remember being able to draw. I studied formal music training and also like to paint, and craft various materials.” Speaking with Dave, he said, “I never meant to get into tattooing as my main profession. It had been a way I could get more on myself, as I started working solely on my own body. I was working in a computer store in a tech department, when I decided I was tired of working for other people and struck off to open a tattoo shop. Since then I have realized it is one of my main passions, and am glad I did open my shops.”

As an artist, it definitely seems like Dave had many tight times, and setbacks. He recently moved his shop over 7 hours away to be around for the birth his daughter. So much extortion from the city when he moved back to it, almost put him out of business. He finds that when society hears you are a tattooist, they automatically believe you live the Rockstar life when some artists like Dave live the family man lifestyle. Dave’s a blessed man and is able to have seen all of Canada already, and attend various conventions across the lands throughout Canada. This unique artist has been to invited to 13 different countries to tattoo, and asked to cast for multiple television programs. As long as Dave can tattoo he will continue to, most definitely. He also hopes to continue to expand his portfolio and skills in all of his artistic forms of art and he will tattoo for as long as he can put a clean line.

Written by: Michael Farnell


Dave Sanders

Tattoo artist from Canada

Located in Hamilton Ontario

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