Dion Kaszas is a painter, tattoo artist, cultural tattoo practitioner, teacher, and scholar of Hungarian, Métis, and Nlaka’pamux (Interior Salish) heritage. He was born in Salmon Arm, British Columbia. As a professional tattoo artist he can be found working at HFX Tattoo in Halifax Nova Scotia. The inspiration for his work comes from his Salish and Métis heritage and his life long passion for tattooing. With the exception of a ten year period where Dion was serving as a Christian minister and spiritual leader Dion has always been creating something using his hands. The spark to create returned as Dion entered his tattoo apprenticeship in 2009 and it was in 2013 after taking the seminar ” Painting the Portrait,” facilitated by one of Dion’s favorite artists Shawn Barber that Dion feel in love with oil painting.
Dion’s passion for tattooing extends beyond his artistic work into his academic pursuit of a Masters degree in Indigenous Studies at the University of British Columbia Okanagan in Kelowna, British Columbia. His area of research is Indigenous tattooing, focusing keenly on the revival of Indigenous peoples tattooing practices, using Indigenous and Creative research methodologies.
This blog is dedicated to Dion’s artistic production outside of his work as a professional tattoo artist and cultural tattoo practitioner, if you are interested in checking out his work as a tattoo artist please visit his website:
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