Tattoo Artist Candice Browne
Candice Browne began apprenticing in 1997 in her home town Calgary, Alberta. After working and owning studios over the years, Candice relocated to Bragg Creek, Alberta. In 2007 Candice suffered a car accident and stepped back from tattooing to focus on healing. At this time she worked office management and bookkeeping positions while tattooing a couple days a week.
After the 2013 flood Candice decided to leave Bragg Creek and relocate to Kelowna, British Columbia. A place she had been to often visiting her grandparents throughout her life. Candice found herself working in office positions and travelling back to Calgary to tattoo before finding a shop to tattoo.
A few years later to today, with the help of her business partner Bethany Saura, Candice and Beth opened The Ink Parlour!
Candice enjoys doing crisp bold outlines, color and black and grey tattoos. Candice spends her free time skiing and mountain biking in the beautiful Okanagan.
Tattoo Artist Bethany Saura
Bethany Saura grew up in the beautiful Okanagan Valley, with art and family always being her top priorities. As far as she can remember, creativity has consistently been a major part of her life. For Bethany, art has always been a form of escape, allowing everything to roll off her shoulders and focus on that sole thing! Since she was little, she has always been drawing, painting, or working with other types of mediums. She spends the remainder of her time horseback riding, hunting, camping and hanging out with one of her many pets.
At age twenty, Bethany was married to her husband and picked up a tattoo machine for the first time. Lot's of changes!
For a birthday gift for a friend, she did a rendition of a realism drawing of the famous painting Michelangelo’s hand of God. Instead of doing a replica of the painting she did Adam’s arm fully tattooed after with the same tattoos as her friend. Friends and family suggested how she could do well as a tattoo artist and should look at getting into the industry.
Fast forward to today, with many years of hard work, passion and determination, Bethany is now doing what she loves. In October of 2018 Bethany went into business with Candice McLean. Many hours went into designing, organizing and building The Ink Parlour.
She is now working on more realistic black and grey pieces. As an artist, you never stop learning and her plan is to continue expanding her skills and following her passion.