Derek Turcotte

Where can you find his work?


Where is he located? Does he travel?

Derek is located in Canmore, Alberta, Canada. Derek likes to works on a few large projects a year.

What is his style?

Derek’s style could be categorized as Neo Traditional; almost like a realistic animations or cartoons. This He specializes in warrior-esk tattoos that usually feature a face with tribal details (or a skeleton) that is wearing a headdress of an animal. Not only can he do faces and animal headdress superbly, he can do animals (yes, dinosaurs and reptiles included) very well!

His style compliments comic book, cartoon, animation, anime, etc.. styled tattoos perfectly too.

Comic book sleeve at its finest. Not only does he execute the characters great, he designs the entire tattoo to feel like a comic book – and nails it.

To add upon his style, he is known for large tattoos, whether it is doing a full back, chest, leg, or arm piece. Within these large pieces he makes use of every inch of skin, so you can be sure you are getting the most detailed art on your body.

The perfect example of how he uses every part of the skin to create huge, flowing pieces.

Additionally, I want to mention that he also does airbrush art, which influences his style as well. You can check out his art pieces here, they are definitely worth seeing.

What makes him stand out?

Derek stands out because of his ability to create large pieces that seamlessly fit together. And not just seamlessly fit together, but also make use of each inch of skin with intricate detail and meaning.

Mandrill warrior sleeve in the works.

When you see one of his headdress portrait tattoos, you know it is his because of his distinct style. Plus, he can do animals so well. And if you’re looking for your favorite comic book, cartoon, or animated character, this is your guy to go to! He will be able to translate it onto you skin perfectly and also create an entire scene for you!

He also stands out because a lot of his tattoos are custom designs, created from sketches he drew, and translated onto the skin – flawlessly. Not to mention, he is capable of create full leg and arm sleeves, chest pieces and back pieces that flow together.

From sketch to tattoo. It doesn’t get better than this!

Why would I want a tattoo from him?

  • Tribal styles portraits/faces with warrior headdresses
  • Skeletons and Skulls
  • Animals
  • Reptiles and Dinosaurs
  • Custom designs
  • Comic book characters
  • Anime Characters
  • Animated/Cartoon Characters
  • Large pieces (sleeves, chest/back pieces)
  • Detailed and flowing pieces.
Dragon Ball Z. I don’t even need to say anything about this one, just enjoy!

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