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Welcome

WELCOME TO
Hedgehog
Inklings
TATTOOS & ESTHETICS

We are a family-owned business located in Fort Macleod, Alberta. Our services include tattoos & clinical esthetics. We also have an emporium filled with a variety of eclectic products, many of which are provided by southern Albertan artisans.  We provide a safe and AHS approved environment for our clients and ensure that all of our services are done with the utmost care and professionalism. We are dedicated to making sure that you have a memorable and enjoyable experience. 

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ABOUT US

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Meet The Team

Mario RJ Corbin

Mario RJ Corbin (He/Him)

- Co-Owner: Tattoo Artist & Clinical Esthetician

 

Experienced in a variety of artistic styles, he has worked as a muralist for various businesses and schools over his lifetime. He began tattooing in 2016. He specializes in animation (e.g. Disney, Marvel, DC, Cartoons, Comic Book, Anime, etc...), however, he is also adept at other styles of tattoos. Having lived and taught in South Korea, The Republic of Ireland, and Quebec, Canada, he brings with him an eclectic array of skills and influences to his approach to body modification. This includes but is not limited to developing his skill set in para-medical tattoos (e.g. Mastectomy Tattoos and Scar Cover Ups) and he became a certified clinical esthetician in 2023. He holds a B.A. Honours in Cultural Anthropology & an MPhil in Sociology. He is certified in Bloodborne Pathogens for the Body Art Community, First Aid, and an Advanced Clinical Esthetics degree from The Esthetics Institute.

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Jennifer Fawcett (She/Her)

- Co-Owner & Textile Artist


Introducing the better half of Hedgehog Inklings, the passionate Zimbabwean quilter and fabric connoisseur who specializes in creating unique works of art with her exquisite embroidery and vibrant textiles. From intricate vintage needlework to stunning colour combinations, her quilts and designs bring out the beauty in every fabric. She has developed several courses for a variety of academic institutions with a focus on heritage and cultural influences on textile arts. Having lived in Zimbabwe, South Korea, The Republic of Ireland, and Canada, she brings a unique perspective to every piece of art that she creates. When not creating textile art for sale through our shop, Jennifer tends to the day to day behind the scenes running of Hedgehog Inklings. She holds a B.A. Honours in Sociology & Geography & an M.A. in Sociology. Jennifer is certified in First Aid.

Jennifer Fawcett
Sarah Jewers

Sarah Jewers  (She/Her)

Partner: Vendor Relations & Owner of Bright Petal

Welcome Sarah, the newest partner at Hedgehog Inklings! With a degree in business and a minor in insurance, Sarah's passion for business growth drives her dedication to supporting local talent and has called Fort Macleod home since 2019. Alongside owning Bright Petal, Sarah brings her expertise in curating handpicked selections from Southern Alberta's talented artisans. As a partner, Sarah looks forward to collaborating with fellow entrepreneurs, showcasing the diverse creativity of Southern Alberta, and contributing to our vibrant community. Join us in welcoming Sarah to Hedgehog Inklings and discover the beauty of locally curated selections at our store.

 

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Connie Ramsey (She/Her)

Gift Shop Manager

Connie is a multi-talented member of our team. When she's not busy cooking up delicious meals at Digbee's Diner, she can be found managing the gift shop at Hedgehog Inklings. Her knowledge of our products is second to none! If you're looking for a friendly face and expert advice, be sure to visit us on Wednesdays and Thursdays to say hello to Connie!

Connie Ramsey
Sterling Sanders

Sterling Sanders (He/Him) 

- Jr. Tattoo Apprentice

Sterling is a talented artist who is about to embark on his apprenticeship. His passion for art and creativity is evident in his specialization in flash art and unique pieces. He is eager to learn about the industry and create exciting new pieces for his clients. When he's not creating art, Sterling enjoys spending time in nature, particularly fishing and hunting.

Sterling is a level 1 apprentice who is currently observing and providing flashes. He is also taking courses such as the bloodborne pathogens for the body art community and First Aid. His work experience with Hedgehog Inklings will also earn him credits with his high school. It's to note that he will not be tattooing at this time.

Are you a high school student looking for a part-time apprenticeship in tattooing or clinical esthetics? Look no further! Our program offers up to twenty-five (25) hours of hands-on experience (bar actual tattooing of course) and 3 credits towards your academic record. Limited spots available for the academic year starting this September.

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Tabitha Corbin (She/Her) 

- Child Care Sitter & Owner of Tabby Toe Beans

Tabby Toe Beans offers reliable and trustworthy babysitting services for parents in need during their tattoo or esthetic appointment. This service is offered on site at our Fort Macleod location. Thus, Tabitha and your child will be working on an activity along side us during your appointment. With Tabitha's experience and care, you can rest assured that your child is in good hands. Contact Tabby Toe Beans today to schedule your next babysitting appointment. Terms & conditions apply.

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Tabitha Corbin

Meet Our Guests!

WANTED - GUEST PIERCERS!

 

Great news! Our team is currently seeking a talented piercer to join us. If you have a passion for body art and a strong skill set, we would love to hear from you. Please send us your resume and portfolio be considered for the position.

 

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Krista Corey

Krista Corey (She/Her)

- Guest Esti-Besti & Owner of Honey Bee Beauty Studio in Lethbridge, Alberta.

 

Krista has 10+ years experience with premium lash and brow services and continues to be extremely passionate with what she does. She started her career in Lethbridge, then ventured off to work in Salons in the Yukon, BC and made her way back to AB where she opened her own studio in Lethbridge in 2020. Her attention to detail and prioritizing a quality over quantity experience will leave you feeling amazing. Krista specializes in Lash Lifts + Brow Laminations, Brow Threading + Waxing, Brow Tinting / Stains, Freckle tattoos, Microblading as well as Lash Extensions. She is alternately a Certified Lash Lift and Brow Lamination Trainer where she gets to pass on her passions to others interested in developing those skill sets.

 

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Ari Guarino (She/Her)

 

- Guest Tattoo Artist & Owner of Love Lost In Ink in High River, Alberta.

 

Ari is a tattoo artist from High River, Alberta. Her love for tattooing stems from her interest in creating something beautiful, timeless, and original! Her style is mainly illustrative and geared towards patchwork, but she is open to exploring different realms of creativity. She really enjoy funky stuff and cat tattoos! Her current rate for custom tattoos is $85/hour, with pre-drawn flash designs available on her Instagram for a flat rate. She is so excited to work alongside Hedgehog Inklings and hopes to design something for you soon! Be sure to book with her today as spaces are limited! 

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Ari Guarino
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Urban Core

257 24 St, Fort Macleod, AB T0L 0Z0

Tel: (403) 625-9169

info@hedgehoginklings.com

 

Nominated For Best New Business Award
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Tattoos & Medical Esthetics With Mario

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Emporium Hours

Sunday & Monday - Closed

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday - 10am to 2pm

Saturday - During Scheduled Appointments

2023 Best New Business Award
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LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT 

Hedgehog Inklings is located on Traditional land and terrirtory of the Nitsitapi (Pikani, Kainai and Siksika - the "Blackfoot People") within the Treaty 7 region of Southern Alberta, Canada.

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