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October 2, 2015

10 year anniversary!


10 years!!!  Wow, Thrive Studios celebrates our ten year anniversary this month.  It's been an amazing ride with some great staff and extremely loyal clientele.  I was recently asked how we think we survived for ten years?  Simple really, I've dedicated one quarter of my lifetime doing something that I love to do and choosing to work alongside people who feel the same way.  Our vision seemed clear from the beginning, stand out from the rest and provide a superior experience that will have our clients excited to return.  On top of having the cleanest studio, top sterilization practices, the finest elegant body jewellery and best customer service, we continue to learn and grow each year.  We're thankful to survive in business doing what we love to do on a day to day basis!

2005 doesn't seem so long ago however when I look back through some old photos it reminds me how much we've grown in this period of time.  Starting with looking for a landlord that would be willing to rent to me was the first priority back in 2005.  After many closed doors I was lucky enough to find a location in Preston allowing my vision of owning a high end tattoo and piercing studio to start becoming a reality.   

We started with a small team consisting of Laura, Bry, Lisa and myself.  Each armed with a sledgehammer we began demolition to make way for the new tattoo studio layout.   We had a clear vision and plenty of determination to build the cleanest tattoo and piercing studio that Cambridge has ever seen!   With all the finishing touches in place, our doors opened to the public on October 4th 2005.  Thrive Studios was born!   

Throughout the years we've had numerous amazing tattoo artists call Thrive Studios their home.  I have huge respect and love for each artist that has helped Thrive Studios grow to what it has become today.  Although many have moved on to opening their own studios, or other working engagements, I'm lucky to still call these people my friends and continue to wish them the best on their new journeys.  I'd like to thank Bry Simms, Shawn McLean, Steve Morin, Evin Bekeschus, Danny Pennie, Gord Simms, Travis McGregor, Chris Anthon and Andy Gibson.  Our current artists include Angela MacDonald, Lindsay McCarthy, and now returning to Thrive, Danny Pennie.

Piercing has also seen some huge improvements since 2005.  Education has always been a focus of mine and I love sharing my new found knowledge with my clients.  I've attended the Association of Professional Piercers conference in Las Vegas for 11 years now, and I’m currently honoured to instruct some classes at this yearly event.  We've seen our studio excel with the introduction of only high quality body jewellery options striving to only sell the best jewellery available made within North America.  I’ve also had the pleasure of working alongside some of the greatest Piercers in the industry, either doing guest spots at Thrive, or frequently covering for me as I'm away.  I'd like to thank Efix Roy, Brian Decker, Ryan Ouellette, Tye, Rob Stearns, Lee Horton and Olivia Theriault.

We welcome you to visit Thrive Studios and experience our commitment and dedication for all your body art needs.  Our extremely friendly front end staff will gladly answer all of your questions and greet you with a welcoming smile as you enter our studio for the first time.  Throughout the years we've had numerous friendly faces providing you with great customer service including Donna Webb, Leena Silva and our current studio manger, Katlyn Steel.  I strongly believe each one of these people have helped mould Thrive into the driving force it is today...thank you!

Reflecting on the past brings back many positive memories with very little negative.  I look forward to see what the next ten years will bring and we're ready to grow even more!   With our new artists, new renovations, and positive vibes within the studio, there's no stopping us now!

Thank you

 


       


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