Zen Tattoo is run by Tattoo Artist Romeo Reyes. He started off working for a Tattoo Supply Company in 2009, then worked as a Tattoo Shop Manager, and now as a Tattoo Artist and shop owner. Romeo has been interested in Tattooing since he was a child. He was always a passionate Artist who loved to draw, paint, and do anything creative. In Elementary, High School and College he would constantly draw Tattoo designs using Sharpies on his own skin. Even his classmates would ask him to draw Tattoos on their skin. Romeo has always loved painting portraits & specializes in Asian Tattoos, and Floral tattoos. He studied Fine Arts at Langara College and has completed the training program for Blood Borne Pathogens & Certified First Aid OFA Level 1.
Romeo has been learning about the history of Traditional Filipino Tattooing. He is very fascinated and proud to share his knowledge of this ancient practice.
As a Tattoo Collector, Romeo has seen the varying atmospheres of different tattoo shops, and understands that walking into a shop for the first time can be intimidating. His passion is to create quality work and provide a welcoming, knowledgeable, calm and enjoyable experience for his clients at Zen Tattoo. His compassionate approach to tattooing has garnered a great reputation for his work, and a loyal following.
Romeo is also an actor and has also been featured on popular TV shows such as "Arrow", "Supernatural", award-winning short film "In The Deep", and Commercials for Subaru & Vancity. Romeo has also created custom portraits for celebrity artists Kat Von D and Norah Jones. He is also a singer-songwriter and has released music under his full name, "Romeo Ryu Reyes". Romeo is an advocate for the Transgender community & has been featured on CBC Radio One's "On The Coast - Future of Gender" segment with Gloria Macarenko.
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"A man without tattoos is invisible to the Gods" - Iban Proverb