As a young artist during his apprenticeship years, Kyle traveled the tattoo circuit every summer with his first mentors, watching, learning, improving on what they taught him. Working his way up while paying his dues taught him a true respect for this industry, he soon surpassed his mentor's talent level so he was taken under the wing of Dave Long, who in my opinion is one of the greatest man/artists left. Dave brought a lot of needed change to our industry, he is someone we will remember forever. He did work with other mediums besides just tattooing, he spent time designing stain glass windows for churches, illustrations for novels/books, got into sculpture, clay, acrylic and watercolor painting, and doing prosthesis's (prosthetic props and special effects) for movies/TV.
He soon realized there needed to be change within the studio; and in 2003 Kyle left his previous studio, Skintastic Tattoo and Sin on Skin Tattoo Studio was born. Moving upstairs from the previous location on the main level, the studio is now found on the top floor. As one of Halifax's original longest running artists, he has been tattooing in the area since the early 90's, building a reputation as one of the Best.
His numerous radio spots, TV shows, and newspaper articles throughout Canada, helped to answer questions about the tattoo process, the industry, sterilization and the art form itself. Many contacted him because his was the 1st and only shop in the Halifax area, to be Board of Health Inspected & Recommended, unfortunately after the amalgamation the city no longer performs inspections. Since the beginning he has ensured his studio held itself up to a higher standard than the Board of Health expected or required.
22 years later, he still holds those same standards true, going above and beyond what's required.
~Head Tattoo Artist with 24+ years experience
~ Award Winning
~ Special Effects Make Up for movies & TV
~ Color Theory, Numerous Art Courses
~ Blood Born Pathogen / HIV Certification
~ Past shop: Skintastic Tattoo Studio~ Halifax
Over the years Kyle has been contacted frequently by media sources like: CTV news, Live at Five, Maritime's Today, Much Music, Global, Chronicle Herald, The Globe and Mail, 20th Century Fox (see Movies & TV) and Q104. Usually regarding his knowledge of the tattoo industry, artistic ability and his unique temporary tattoo techniques.