P-INK DAY 2015 ~ Here at Sam's Studio

It is an Honour to be an Artist, Host and Local Leader for

P-Ink Day this Year!

Coming this Oct 10th, 2015, Sam's Studio will be changing lives when Compassionate heart-centered Tattoo Artists Transform Cancer Survivor Scars into things of Beauty... signifying a future beyond the battle.

Here are some healed photos from my amazing 2014 participant Carey, last year we represented in Vancouver:  pink day crop 5 right sidepink day crop left 5 weeks

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This is especially moving for ME this year, as I am just returning from Maternity leave, and stronger than ever is my passion and focus for providing a super high quality tattoo service!

Joining me is Stephanie Melora from Indigo Rose Tattoo Studio in Columbia South Carolina!! Amazing or what!?!

We are both highly motivated to support this annual cause with

Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram will be blowing up with images and support on the day!! Stay tuned





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Late Summer Virgo Celebration - Love is in the Air!!

It took all July to relax this August... Planning, Visualizing and Preparing for the Fall... Sounds like a Virgo trait!! Ha HA!!

I have really been enjoying this Summer Hiatus, I am setting it in stone: NO BOOKINGS July and August! For now, and the foreseeable future!!

All be it I have been 'with child' over the last Two YEARS!!  And there does come a point where ones body meets the limitations of comfort, hormones, cravings and needing personal time... The pattern has been created, the ripple carries on, So YES, I have set the standard in my practice to Honor myself (and Babies, and Hubby) to rest and recuperate in the comforts of home to better serve everyone for the remainder of the year.

All inquiries have been graciously accepted as I have accumulated wait lists to kick off this November (with familiar faces) and coming March (with all new clients). I am very excited to have paved a thoughtful path to work with passionate and inspired people. Thank you all in advance for your support!

This IS and always has been my Favorite time of Year to wind down with Family and enjoy MY star sign! Happy Birth Month to Old and New,... Friends, Clients and Relatives as we bask in the chosen comforts of our kind.

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The Future of Tattoo - Part 5

Part 5 - The Gift of being able to work with scar tissue, and use A.R.T to grow beyond surgical experiences.

** Disclaimer Warning: Rebuilt Areolas seen here, Breast Cancer Survivor surgeries, Before and After my tattooing!

OK, So I have to tattoo for a Reason! More than bending to the whim of most mainstream clients requests, I am honored to offer and provide a specialty service to people who need a change.

Artistically I LOVE to tattoo, but when you put a challenge before me with specific needs I LOVE to rise to that challenge and follow my heart and intuition in providing my clients with the best option available. I am talking about the ongoing work I will be doing with Breast Cancer Warriors for the rest of my foreseeable career. Thank you to the amazing teachers and growing community of artists who are working hard to 'specialize' in this field, seriously setting standards HIGH!!

Over the last few years I have seen a vast range of poorly executed Areola Tattooing done by surgeons, medical staff and cosmetic tattooers!! After the difficult experience of multiple surgeries, and sometimes the complications that follow during the 'healing processes', I understand that much more care and personal assessment has to be taken in to account. A desire to know how to professionally tattoo with the highest quality machines, use optimal pigment and colour theory with your client and develop a relationship of team work, trust and satisfaction, to gain the most advantageous results.

The following images are examples from 1 persons Before/After:   Starting with a healed double mastecomy proceedure including nipple protrusion surgeries, and healed cosmetic tattoo 'heart' areolas..

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2016: New A.R.T Clients with me, ~ SamR, will recieve a $50.00 reduced rate for Unilateral and Bilateral Areola Tattoo Bookings!!

Standard Costs for these services can be seen here: A.R.T ~ Pricing and Care link via Stacie-Rae Weir

 For more information and to see the growing roster of approved artists in your area: Click here for a direct link to:

Peace and Love!


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Thank you to all my clients this 2015 - June Blog

Well, I am nearly back in the same position I was in last Summer!! Very pregnant and ready to take maternity leave for a few months.

Many thanks to the gracious clients I have had the pleasure of working with since January!!
 Winding down my calendar is both exciting and welcome as I am nesting for baby #2!!

I will NOT be accepting NEW CLIENTS until March 2016, I currently have a WAIT LIST for people I plan to contact in the New Year.

I will only prioritize people who contact me through my website, any one on Facebook should try my website as I am least likely to check FB as often.. and I really find a problem on FB  with a general lack of information supplied to me in order to return messages.

Many of my current and regular clients know that I will be working this October for Breast Cancer Survivors, including Areola Restorative Tattooing and the wonderful P.INK day campaign (covering Mastectomy scars with tattoos)!! So, this FALL is the next time I plan to reach out through promotions and updates on my services.

Until March, I am referring all tattoo requests to

Wanderlust Tattoo Co. in Parksville:

CLICK HERE - for the Wanderlust Tattoo Co - CONTACT PAGE

Mark and Miss Tee Opened their shop in March, at 180 McCarter Street in the heart of Parksville! Just in time as far as I'm concerned, haha!! I am more than happy to send people over to Mark, with his 15+ years in the industry and experience with many well know tattooers in BC!

Best of Luck for the rest of the summer!! Cheers, SamR

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Weekend Warriors - May Blog

... And a BIG Thank You to Supporters from our Community!!

On May 24th we held a very successful Certification Workshop at Sam's Studio here in Errington. THANK YOU's go to Stacie-Rae Weir for sharing her passion, knowledge and technique with an amazing group of Participants, Artists and Cancer Survivors!


From Stacie-Rae:  ..."after a woman has gone through a journey as life-changing as breast cancer, sometimes she finds it hard to recognize herself in this new body. The breasts and nipples are removed and reconstructed, things will never be the same again.


Areola Reconstructive Tattooing (A.R.T) is going o change the lives of many future candidates, and we are all honored to have been involved in real-time application for 5 individuals!!

Here are a few testimonials from the day:


"~ Cant thank you enough for yesterday. The day was inspiring and I am more than pleased with my result. It was great to look in the mirror this morning and see what was looking back at me."

"The true gift was being with all of you yesterday. The generosity of all of you is an incredible gift, to share your artistic ability to help others this way is wonderful."

"Thank you again so much for hosting the day! I really had the most amazing day and feel so lucky to have been a part of it, and to have met everyone that I met on that day"

"An unforgettable experience and one I will treasure."

"Tattooing cannot heal or fix those wounds and scars, but expert specialist tattooing can go a long way in restoring a sense of wholeness. A group of us girls got together to spend a day learning and sharing our gifts and stories, and just showing how powerful a little bit of tattooing can be."

I was a long and energetic day, and we were well equipped with help from Thrify Foods, Pharmasave, CompassionArt by Shellie Atwood and a Super talented RAW CHEF Deborah Tobin!!

Check out Deborah's by clicking here!!rawlovelogoSM 

Deborah made us an AMAZING array of lunch goodies and deserts!                                              

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The wonderful team at Pharmasave outdid themselves by providing each participant with a gift card, beauty items and some token s to remember the day!ourcommunity facebook


    Shellie made 10 beautiful Rose Quartz MALA bead bracelets so each of us could consider ourselves joined in health and sisterhood!rose-quartz-mala-beads

           The total support of our project left us all feeling Connected, Appreciated and Empowered!!



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