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The Ascending Koi Family

The friendly and talented team, mixing the best of the tattoo world with amazing customer service

The Go Team!

At Ascending Koi, the women are the driving force that run the show

Trevor ‘Rove’ Jameus

Senior artist here at Ascending Koi, Trevor is a master of watercolor and freehand tattoos

Unusually affectionate staff

We guarantee nobody will be smooched or hugged without their explicit consent

Who is that masked man?

Mysterious Masked Stranger seen with potential accomplices Erica and Marie

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Trevor ‘Rove’ Jameus


 Calgary native Trevor “Rove” Jameus has been creating art his whole life, starting out as a young boy with a keen interest in comic style illustration. At the drawing desk is where he spent most of his days trying to perfect his artistic skills. Armed with immaculate attention to detail and superior visual storytelling abilities, he soon became a fixture in the local comic book world. His illustrations can be seen in various comic books including Legend of Isis (Alias), Decoy (Penny Farthing Press), Ezra (Arcana) and his most recent work, an original web comic titled Terminals (Penny Farthing Press). Terminals was a three year long labour of love, created by Rove and his partner-in-crime, Ryan Ferrier. ( Rove is also a yearly staple at the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo as an invited guest since its inception in 2006. You will find him there year after year selling art prints, drawing superhero commissions and promoting Ascending Koi to the masses.
With some formal training at ACAD, Rove learned to become a “jack of all trades” artist.  In addition to illustration, Rove excels in many other art forms including ink, watercolor, and graphic design.  Over the years his work has ranged from painting & portrait commissions to oil & gas illustration to graphic design and everything in between. Somewhere along the road a friend suggested tattooing. After some thought, Rove started an apprenticeship and quickly realized he had discovered an art form that rivaled his passion for illustration. Finding a career that married his creative skills, love of art and goofy personality made tattooing an easy choice. Rove has been tattooing for over 7 years now, claiming his stake in the world of permanent body art while constantly learning and drawing inspiration from Ascending Koi’s talented family!

Our lead artist Trevor Jameus is closing his calendar until further notice. This means clients currently scheduled for consults, as well as clients working on existing pieces can continue to book for tattoo time. No new projects will be accepted until Trevor’s current wait list has been booked in. If you would like to begin a new project with Trevor, the best way to keep updated is to watch our facebook page or instagram! Once his books open back up we will make an announcement, and begin taking requests. We appreciate your patience and look forward to hearing from you!





I got my first tattoo done by Erica, and it was such a good experience! I was super nervous but she was very understanding and just chatted with me. The tattoo looks ...
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I was in to see Rob this past weekend. Rob is an excellent artist and is also an interesting person to talk to. The whole session was about 3 hours, but certainly didn't ...
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I had an awesome experience at ascending koi! From the very first phone call, to the appointment and everything in between it was a very positive experience. The ...
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The Vibe at Ascending Koi is inviting clean and relaxed. You are greeted with a smile and service that I have never encountered in a tattoo shop. Not only are ALL the ...
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Super welcoming! Really good vibes. Artist really made an effort to work with my ideas and I could tell everyone loved the work they were doing. Really happy with the ...
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