Tattoo Artist

The first time I can remember really getting into drawing, I was 13, and drawing on all my older brothers friends jean jackets. I was born in Kentville, NS. At the age of 16 years, I started tattooing friends to get experience. When I turned 20 years I went into a local tattoo shop in Kentville and walked out with an Apprenticeship that lasted 5 years. The opportunity arose for me to move to Alberta in 2004 and I jumped on it. In 2008 I moved to Lloydminster to work in a shop, and that is where I met Dez, who would later become my wife. I always knew I wanted my own shop so when opportunity presented itself Dez and I jumped on it and never looked back. I have been tattooing now for 29 years now and have learned a lot of techniques along the way. I pride myself on the wide range of styles I can create, my favourite being Black and Grey shade. Dark Dark Dark. Which brings me to Dark Hour. My wife and I brought our dreams to life with our shop in 2009, and from then on this dream has been amazing. I pride myself and our team on our professionalism and respect for this industry and really look forward to where we will take Dark Hour Ink in the future.


Tattoo Artist

I’m Hailey, AKA ‘Slailey’… Nicknamed because of my love for Slayer and anything metal. I remember being a little girl hiding away from everyone drawing in my sketchbook. My artistic side always burned bright, It was a way to express myself with no words needed, I was attracted to tattooing because I love that we as humans can modify our bodies In a way to express ourselves. It is truly an amazing form of art – I wanted to get into tattooing to aid people in feeling confident and beautiful in their bodies. A successful tattoo session for me is seeing my Client leaving happy with their tattoo and Feeling better about themself. I am eternally grateful for this Career, 1 absolutely love what I do. I cant wait to learn more, grow more and experience more in the tattoo industry.