Chris Smith- Owner & Artist
Hello! My name is Chris and this is my story. I started drawing and creating art as soon as I could hold a pencil, I would say I was about 2-3 years old. Skip ahead 15 years and I’m starting my tattoo apprenticeship. Skip ahead another 15 years and now I own a little tattoo studio called No Love Lost Tattoos and Piercing in Bowmanville, where I spend most of my time creating custom tattoos. My art style has developed into a multi-faceted style that is based around traditional tattooing but encompasses many different styles that produce my own unique brand of art. Basically, I like to do everything! I like to push myself out of my comfort zone to learn and grow, as I feel like that mindset has continuously helped increase my ability and keeps me passionate about tattooing. I am known for my colour work and large, complex designs. I love themes of nature, spirituality, Japanese art, comic book art and horror culture. As well, I love the ritual of tattooing! From the conception of the idea, through the pain and the struggle of the procedure, to the feeling of accomplishment and pride you get when it’s all done. If you have an open mind and a courageous soul, I want to meet you and create art for you that tells YOUR story!
Dillon Leask- Artist
I run on coffee and I’m obsessed with tattooing. I’m passionate about tattooing timeless imagery in a new stylized way as larger projects; subjects like mythology, psychology, spirituality and animal related concepts really interest me. I love nerding out with the research for projects and getting to know my clients really well so I can personalize the narrative and create something unique and different. I’m human, you’re human, let’s talk about that and make some art.
Daniel Armitage- Artist
Daniel noticed his love for art at a young age. He realized when he was 14 he wanted to take his art to skin. That desire never left. Daniel started his apprenticeship with Chris in November 2014 and was more than prepared to do his first real tattoo on a friend in April of 2015. We are proud that Daniel has completed his apprenticeship and has lots of amazing tattoos under his belt. Following his love for realistic images as well as using bold color schemes Daniel is truly passionate about art and it shows.
Curtis Hircock- Piercer
If you had asked me years ago if I would have considered piercing as a career, I probably wouldn’t even have an answer for you. It was something that I kind of jumped into. My good friend Kyle Tait at Motor City Tattoos offered me a 6 month apprenticeship under him, and I jumped at the opportunity. The No Love Lost crew is a very professional team, and I’m extremely excited to be apart of this family. Piercing is something therapeutic to me, and I only hold myself to the highest of standards as far as my quality of work, sanitation, and as well as customer satisfaction. Come by and let me stab holes into you!