Bare bones is beautiful at Black Diamond Tattoo

Thursday 14th, April 2016 / 02:00
By B. Simm

bdtCALGARY — After tattooing for nine years at other shops, Luke van Wyk decided to step out on his own. Preferring to work in American and Japanese traditional styles, he claims, “Those are the arteries of tattooing, it’s what tattooing has been built from. It’s the best medium, I think. It will look best over time and holds their own. There’s no gimmicks, it’s just good tattooing.” With that van Wyk chuckles, “But I would say I specialize in good tattoos. And with this new space I’m hoping to settle into a style that’s more personable.”

Located in the historic Grain Exchange Bldg., van Wyk is looking forward to having a “small, laid-back, bare-bones operation” that he can get to know his clients and work closely with one on one.

Black Diamond Tattoo is located at #401-815 1 St. SW. Ph: 403-667-5557. Website:

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