Who Am I ?

Seven Beckham is based in Edmonton Alberta and an award winning tattoo artist considered to be among the best at photo realism, detail, nature, animal and portrait

ABOUT SEVEN BECKHAM

Hi. I’m glad you found me!

I guess it’s safe to say you have done your research to find a quality tattoo artist in the Edmonton / Calgary area?? Good. I want you to be sure!

I know there are a million options out there for tattoo artists. In the end the only thing you can really do is look at my tattoo portfolio and if it resonates with you, if my tattoos speak to you over someone else’s work, I have done my job.

First and foremost there are a few things you need to understand about me …  How I work, my philosophy, and about the clients that I choose.

I am a premium brand therefore I am not suited for anyone looking for tattoos on a budget.

My philosophy which I learned from some other great tattoo artist mentors is that “you want it or you don’t, and it’s done when it’s done.”

This is the same philosophy I think most painters live by.  They paint until they feel it’s done to the best of their ability and even then,  it’s often still not done.  Unfortunately with tattoos there has to be a point where we call it finished based on the law of diminishing returns.

I am honoured to have some of the best clients around !! Thank you all.  With that said here is:

Some Do’s and Don’t’s

Sounds simple but number one is please READ my website.  Nothing is more frustrating than having people ask me things are clearly written here.

I have taken my time to write out what should cover all the bases, give you an excellent feel of what I am about and what you should expect. This saves you time, saves me time.

Of course, if it’s not on here please ask!

Please DON’T ask me to quote the price of a tattoo as there are too many variables such as skin health, skin tone how well the client sits, detail level, colour (slower) if they bleed ect . I only care about QUALITY and doing the best job I can.  Don’t start a tattoo you don’t intend to finish it.

Please DO Have disposable income…my work is not the cheapest, but not the most expensive either.  $1000/6h or $550/3h day cash only. Includes setup and prep,supplies, and GST.

Fun fact: did you know that I am $500 less than the average day rate of many artists at the same calibre in the United States?  And they are charging USD…so think about that!! 1500 USD is like …. 3 million dollars CAD 😆 plus travel cost!!

DO know realism tattooing is the slowest discipline of them all. What I do takes generous focus and skill!

Large projects are time consuming.  So I ask my clients to be low stress and understanding of the process.

DO know I have an open mind, be accepting of me, as I am of you, be friendly, trusting, and understanding. I must enjoy what I’m creating, in doing so we will work together making your ideas become our reality.

DO trust that I have unique knowledge of what will make the best tattoo image technically, and visually.  I have far more than my 10000 hours. And over 13 years experience

DO send me pictures (high quality if possible). Since I do mostly photo replication work, I often leave it up to my clients to pick several photos that they love. This way we can use as a focal point for each section of the project. I will always have feedback on these pictures on whether they can find better or if I can find something better.

DO understand that before booking, a 400$ deposit must be emailed or brought in person (cash).

You must give 48 hours notice before changing or cancelling any appointments  (including emergencies).

If I can rebook your spot, it’s no issue, if I can’t you will lose your deposit. I do not get paid if I’m not tattooing. This deposit stays on your account until the project we agreed upon is finished to both our liking.

TATTOOS CRAFTED WITH AN OBSESSION FOR DETAIL

Many tattoo studios fall victim to several risk factors that can compromise your safety if unchecked. I use 100% disposable products, and bio-friendly surface disinfectants, which means no risk of faulty sterilizers, particulates from ultrasonics or carcinogenic chemicals. My mission is to offer you, my client, an elite tattoo experience. The studio is your home while you are there.

MY RATES

  • I am absolutely not the artist who will be inexpensive, what I do is extreme and will cost in proportion to the extremes you challenge me to.

  • Please don’t ask me to quote you a final amount or how long it will take, I care only about quality. There are too many variables.  I focus on getting my tattoos to look as realistic as possible, solid, tight and detailed.

  • Most Tattoos I do are MINIMUM 1 full day and usually more

  • I book by the day NOT by the hour, except for minor touch-ups.

  • One of the benefits to doing ultra detailed tattoos is that I do not pound the ink in, I finesse it, in and as a result is far less painful than many tattoo styles, I often have clients fall asleep!!
I only take the most mature and committed clients, prior to booking and design, I, like all serious artist require a deposit. – pays for design time, covers me in case of no shows or cancellations (without 48h notice)
Once you lose a deposit you will be asked to bring in a new one before we continue, I may ask for a full day  rate payed in advance if I feel you are a risk to my schedule. Deposit will be given back to you ONLY after I’ve approved the final healed piece.
  • Rarely does a realistic tattoo take less than 5-6 hours minimum, unless really small, so I always book by the day.
  • I may do a half day if its a smaller piece that I like 🙂
  • It’s Usually a month or two wait to start a new client after deposit is received. I only book my schedule in 2 month chunks.

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Studio

AN ELITE TATTOO EXPERIENCE

Many tattoo studios fall victim to several risk factors that can compromise your safety if unchecked. I use 100% disposable products, and bio-friendly surface disinfectants, which means no risk of faulty sterilizers, particulates from ultrasonics or carcinogenic chemicals. mission is to offer you, my client, an elite tattoo experience. The studio is yours home while you are there.

Privacy is peace… and that’s peace of mind. For your enjoyment, please bring movies, reading material, food or anything that would make you feel at home

Note: My studio is located in downtown Edmonton. The address will be given out once I have agreed to take your project. .  I have a secured underground stall for small to mid sized vehicles. A pay lot is located across the street

Check out the process...

You Place Your Request

 

You Make Your Deposit

 

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I Book Your Date

I Tattoo Your Skin!

 

“Seven is a consummate professional, his work area and studio are impeccably clean and he is extremely careful to keep it that way. He has a funny and engaging personality and is easy going which makes the 6 hour session fly by… His photo realism is definitely on point and far above most other artists work I have seen in this area…

Overall I have been extremely happy with everything he has done for me… and my wife!! I have a black and grey sleeve and she has a full colour back piece… All I can say is AWESOME!!! As a person asked for a tattoo at the age of seven, body art has always intrigued me. Finding an artist who can imagine and recreate your vision is a task indeed.

Meeting Seven for the first time I knew straight up he knows his shit, wants to try new things, challenge himself and won’t bullshit you. Being tattooed in a private studio is my favorite, his space is great. I love the sweet hummmm of a tattoo needle but not ten of them.”

 

Nick (34), Geologist – AB

“January 2013 my life was forever ‘marked’ by the skilled hands and warm heart of Se7en Beckham. An inspirational photo that lay dormant was awakened and now I proudly share it with the world. I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2000.

The symptoms I experienced led me to believe that my dream of having ink was impossible. Se7en was absolutely fantastic to catering to my unique situation. I was not the ideal client due to my spastic legs.

Thnx to Se7en’s incredible talent & ability to work around my MS, my dream became possible…:) His willingness to go above and beyond the already elite tattoo experience was great. I walked in a client and out a friend!

Thanx Mr. Se7en…you ‘ROCKed’ it!  Cory, Way up North”

 

Corey, Way up North

 

“Seven has done my half sleeve and is currently working on my full sleeve, all of which honor my family. He has expressed my love for them very well in his work.I am constantly approached about my work and happy to say who my artist is.

Seven doesn’t tattoo you, he puts art on the canvas that is your skin.Quirky, fun and constantly improving his craft, he does not disappoint”

 

Paula S.

“Seven is extremely talented, he keeps his work area extremely clean and is careful to keep it that way. He’s extremely professional but has a kind of personality that makes six hours go by fast , he’s very focused on detail which make every hour worth it. I never thought a tattoo could look so real !! ….

He is doing a full back piece and has covered a birthmark, scars and a old tattoo he has given me confidence that I didn’t ever think was possible because of my skin condition. He has exceeded my expectations and his level of work is absolutely amazing.

He has also done a arm sleeve for my husband which is also simply amazing. I would not want to go to another artist … His tattoos are unreal, and could not be happier!! What he has done for my confidence I will be forever grateful!!”

 

Mike P.  Mechanic

“I have known Seven for quite a few years…… Ever since my first tattoo! :). I still remember that first appointment, before he had his own business, and I already knew that any future pieces would need to be done by him! Since then I think I’ve actually lost count of how many times I’ve been to his studio!

For me, I definitely prefer the experience I get with Seven, as compared to what other people describe for their tattoo experiences. I love that it’s private and a more casual atmosphere. The studio kind of has that comfort of home feeling, yet it’s clean and professional. I definitely have never felt like ” just another appointment”, for me, it’s like hanging out with a friend all day while getting amazing artwork!! I find the appointments to always be a lot a fun and relaxing, either watching movies or listening to some music and a lot of good conversation :).

As for my artwork……. I am continually blown away by Sevens creativity and talent! The pieces I have are amazing and I receive so many compliments when I have them out to shine!!

I love that no one else will have my tattoos, they were created for me :). He has come up with ideas that would have never imagined in a million years, and he has never steered me in the wrong direction with a piece, he definitely knows what will look amazing!! Thank you Seven!! I look forward to many more days in your chair!! 🙂

 

Reagan

“I sent my initial email to Seven and received a reply within a week. We worked on the piece and Incorporated several different ideas, giving it a life of its own. He was flexible and responsive to new ideas.

The artwork is very detailed and as such, took a long time to complete. For this reason it did not come cheap, however the piece speaks for itself.”

 

Trav

“I am the most discerning, discriminate, yet passionate tattoo “entrepreneur”, that you will find. My body is a canvas… I currently have 80% of my body tattooed, and every single tattoo I have is one I have considered long and hard before selecting an artist to work with. The artistic capability to create the specific style of tattoo I want is of utmost importance.

I have work done by some of the well-known and artistically talented tattoo artists in Canada and from around the world, and I am willing to wait to get into an artist that I know does amazing work. When I saw Seven’s work, I had to have a tattoo done by him. I wasn’t sure of what it was even going to be, but it just had to be done by him, and I’ll tell you why.

Some tattoo artists do great Japanese art. Some do great portraits. Some do great black and white. Seven Beckham does them all. Not only does he do them all, the quality and caliber of his work is second to none. He is a true artist and can create anything from the most detailed custom design, to something very simple.

His attention to detail is impeccable. He take the time necessary to get everything exactly right and would never considering producing anything less than perfect. He clearly takes pride in his work and it shows. You can see he is more than just an artist, he is perfectionist, and in my opinion, an artistic genius.”

 

Paul, Edmonton

“My time with Seven has reinforced my belief that amazing art is worth waiting for. Initially I was daunted by the wait time; however, through our initial conversations, I knew that his art and his wit were going to make this experience a memorable one. I gave him some ideas and his brilliant creative mind turned those ideas into a tattoo that has people stopping me on the street.

Even when it was just a stencil, people would frequently stop me and now, with it’s vivid colour and detail, I’m frequently stopped. People will compliment me on the work but it is Seven’s attention to detail and beautiful artistry that they are actually complimenting. And they should.

I feel as though I am walking around with a painting on my arm…it is inspiring and humbling to have someone create something for you that is unique and that they are so passionate about creating. My love for tattoos has only been increased by Seven’s work and I hope it will be the first of many from this talented artist. I can truly say that Seven’ exceptional talent is worth the wait. Also, did I say that he enjoys wine? Hint hint.”

 

Deanna B, Yoga Instructor – Edmonton

“I have nothing but good things to say about Seven Beckham. For anyone who is contemplating getting a tattoo from him, I promise you the wait is well worth it. Seven is ridiculously passionate about what he does and it definitely shows in his work.

I had the privilege of having my ribcage tattooed by him in 2012 and could not be more happy with how it turned out. The detail in his work is meticulous and I have had endless compliments from people I know and complete strangers.

Yes, you may have to wait over a year to get a tattoo from him and may pay a little bit more in the end – but if you truly appreciate art, you will walk away with a masterpiece. And he is pretty awesome to talk to when you’re sitting there for 6 hours with your arm over your head. Looking forward to the next one Seven!”

 

Carla, Alberta Yoga Instructor, Ukranian Princess & Tattoo Lover

“There are hundreds of tattoo shops but only a handful of people that are doing it right. At the top end of those selected few people is where you will find Seven Beckham. It’s a huge challenge to find someonewho can capture exactly what you want in a tattoo, Seven truly is an artist who is dedicated to high end quality tattoos.”

 

 

Colby S, Grain Farmer

“It felt like the longest wait of my life, but in the end I met a great person I can now call my friend, and I got a Rock’n tattoo to boot!! Seven is very professional and an amazing artist. Short and sweet:)”

 

 

Corrine V, Self Employed – Beaumont,AB

Seven Beckham Tattoo

General Inquiry?

Do you have additional questions?  Feel free to reach out by filling out the contact form below.  Please try and be as detailed as possible in order for me to properly format my response.  Thanks in advance.

AN ELITE TATTOO EXPERIENCE

Hi. I’m glad you found me!
I guess it’s safe to say you have done your research to find a quality tattoo artist in the Edmonton / Calgary area?? Good. I want you to be sure!

I know there are a million options out there for tattoo artists. In the end the only thing you can really do is look at my tattoo portfolio and if it resonates with you, if my tattoos speak to you over someone else’s work, I have done my job.

First and foremost there are a few things you need to understand about me …  How I work, my philosophy, and about the clients that I choose.

I am a premium brand therefore I am not suited for anyone looking for tattoos on a budget.

My philosophy which I learned from some other great tattoo artist mentors is that “you want it or you don’t, and it’s done when it’s done.”

This is the same philosophy I think most painters live by.  They paint until they feel it’s done to the best of their ability and even then,  it’s often still not done.  Unfortunately with tattoos there has to be a point where we call it finished based on the law of diminishing returns.

I am honoured to have some of the best clients around !! Thank you all.  With that said here is:

 

Some Do’s and Don’t’s

Sounds simple but number one is please READ my website.  Nothing is more frustrating than having people ask me things are clearly written here.

I have taken my time to write out what should cover all the bases, give you an excellent feel of what I am about and what you should expect. This saves you time, saves me time.

Of course, if it’s not on here please ask!

Please DON’T ask me to quote the price of a tattoo as there are too many variables such as skin health, skin tone how well the client sits, detail level, colour (slower) if they bleed ect . I only care about QUALITY and doing the best job I can.  Don’t start a tattoo you don’t intend to finish it.

Please DO Have disposable income…my work is not the cheapest, but not the most expensive either.  $1000/6h or $550/3h day cash only. Includes setup and prep,supplies, and GST.

Fun fact: did you know that I am $500 less than the average day rate of many artists at the same calibre in the United States?  And they are charging USD…so think about that!! 1500 USD is like …. 3 million dollars CAD 😆 plus travel cost!!

DO know realism tattooing is the slowest discipline of them all. What I do takes generous focus and skill!

Large projects are time consuming.  So I ask my clients to be low stress and understanding of the process.

DO know I have an open mind, be accepting of me, as I am of you, be friendly, trusting, and understanding. I must enjoy what I’m creating, in doing so we will work together making your ideas become our reality.

DO trust that I have unique knowledge of what will make the best tattoo image technically, and visually.  I have far more than my 10000 hours. And over 13 years experience

DO send me pictures (high quality if possible). Since I do mostly photo replication work, I often leave it up to my clients to pick several photos that they love. This way we can use as a focal point for each section of the project. I will always have feedback on these pictures on whether they can find better or if I can find something better.

DO understand that before booking, a 400$ deposit must be emailed or brought in person (cash).

You must give 48 hours notice before changing or cancelling any appointments  (including emergencies). If I can rebook your spot, it’s no issue, if I can’t you will lose your deposit. I do not get paid if I’m not tattooing. This deposit stays on your account until the project we agreed upon is finished to both our liking.

Note: My studio is located in the heart of the Ice District in Downtown Edmonton.

MY RATES

Seven-logo-main

Studio

General Inquiry?

Do you have additional questions?  Feel free to reach out by filling out the contact form below.  Please try and be as detailed as possible in order for me to properly format my response.  Thanks in advance.