John Maxwell is a tattoo artist who was born and raised in Québec, Canada and in true Canadian fashion he is fluent in both French and English; he can hold his own in Spanish too.

John, who spent 15 years in Whistler, Canada, has also lived in Nicaragua and Costa Rica before moving back to Whistler. Besides tattooing, his hobbies are drawing, snowboarding, skateboarding, surfing and practicing and teaching Muay Thai.

Since he was in high school, John dreamt of becoming a tattoo artist, even getting in trouble for spending too much time drawing instead of listening in class or studying. When the school presented John with an opportunity to do a workshop in the work environment of his choice, then 16 year old John jumped on the chance to apprentice in a local tattoo studio. Ever since that day, he has had but only one goal in mind; become the absolute best tattoo artist he could be by always learning, practicing and refining his skills as an artist. Today, John has been tattooing for over 10 years. John arrived in Costa Rica in 2018 and fell in love so hard with the country that he decided to stay and open his own shop. However due to COIVD-19 and the circumstances in Costa Rica, John made the difficult decision to move back to Whistler. Currently John is working hard to bring his family to Canada​

John doesn’t have a favorite tattoo style and can do anything and everything, from a small, delicate and simple wave tattoo on a finger to a complex, colorful and detailed full back piece. But if you ask him, his favorite thing to tattoo are his own drawings, so don’t hesitate to ask him to show you some of his drawings, or better yet, ask him to draw something special, just for you!

Whistler Tattoo