Kevin, Montreal

Posted Tuesday June 30th, 2015

Tattoos by shamus MAHANNAH

In collaboration with INKED Mag France, pictures taken with the Lomography [Petzval] lense (

Name/ nickname

My name is Kevin, in France mmy friends call me Kevino

Where do you live ?

I live in Montreal for 2 years 1/2, I am native of Tours.

Your job?

I am a butler to the restaurant Pastaga, in Montreal.

Why do you have tattoos ?

I always needed “to modify” myself (piercing or tattoo) in the optics to return my body more beautiful. I think it comes because I took time to accept me such as I am.

How did you choose teh drawings of your tattoos

I simply gave my ideas, the elements that I wanted to see appearing in my sleeve, and Shamus drew the whole in his style.

What’s your interests in tattoos?

What I find the most important in the tattoo and in my tattoos, it is that they tell a story. In my case, they tell me at a certain moment of my life, they represent me, are the reflection of the choices I made at some point, and these choices were in a way, saving. Then, I wanted to anchor them and to ink in me…

Who is/ are the Tattooist(s) who have stung you ?

In France, my letterings were realized by Gody (Gody Art Tattoo, Tours(Ballots,Towers)), and since I am in Montreal, I fell in love with his style, it is Shamus Mahannah who realizes all my new tattoos, from now on.

What is the story of your tattoos (numbers, place, … ) ?

My big tattoo is on my left arm, it is the whole sleeve, that symbolizes my journey up to here, my assertion of myself, and the luck to have made met certain people who pulled upgraded me, and urged me to forge ahead. Without getting into detail more, I assume completely the person whom I became, or whom I was always, I do not know too much…

When did you start ?

When I was 26

What was the reaction of your friends and family ?

My first ones were relatively discreet, then there have been never really big reactions. But since my tattoos are bigger and bigger, and contain from now on of the color, it is more my parents who a little grind teeth, the rest of my circle of acquaintances does not seem more surprised that it.

Your next tattoo ?

Haaaaa, I do not know. Every time I say that it is the last one, but it is addicting, when we begin, we cannot stop any more… Then, certainly during the next 12 months.

What would be your definition of the tattoo ?

The tattoo it is as a second skin, or as a garment which we cannot remove, as if it served to hide it is especially a very beautiful way of expression.

When you will be an old man/ old woman ?

Tattoo hasten to see myself old with heights. Anyway, seen the number of tattouées people this day, it will not really be a problem. I just hope that my tattoos is going to age.

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Kevin, Montreal

Posted Tuesday June 30th, 2015