About the Artist

Alison Onyx is a Canadian tattoo artist and fine artist from the Okanagan Valley, British Columbia. As a student she took every art class available - from watercolour and oil painting to life drawing and ceramics. After graduating high school and living abroad for six years she returned to Canada to start her tattoo apprenticeship with Erick Vasquez in 2017. Her area of interest has always been blackwork and dotwork tattoos. She employs intricate lining and stippling techniques to blend realism with surrealism, and she believes that psychedelic imagery doesn’t always have to be colourful. Her tattoos primarily feature animals, plants, and dreamlike beings that inhabit a space somewhere outside the generally accepted version of reality. She is inspired by fossils, fungi, and esoteric art, taking ancient symbols and giving them new meaning within her work. Alison’s focus is on creating a unique and meaningful piece of art for each client that accurately reflects their journey and personality. She operates from a very private setting in an upstairs studio to ensure that every client feels comfortable throughout the entire tattoo process in a space where they can communicate and share openly.

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