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Meet the Toronto tattoo artist to the stars – including many of the Raptors

Scoot Mason, the Toronto tattoo artist who is well known amongst the well-known, said Raptors centre Lucas Nogueira always wants music playing inside the studio. During a recent visit – for a large piece that would cover most of the 7-foot player’s right calf – it was Red Hot Chili Peppers, with Nogueira doing his best to match lead singer Anthony Kiedis note for note. Full Article

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Fan inks Encarnacion’s wild-card homer on his leg

Scoot Mason said he enjoys inking sports stars on people because events like Encarnacion’s home run “got the city buzzing with energy and passion.” “I just like to link my artistic work to being part of what’s going on in the city,” he said. Apart from Bautista and Encarnacion, he has also drawn images of Raptors’ Terrence Ross, Norman Powell and James Johnson dunking on opponents. Full Article

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Would you get a tattoo with ink made from human hair?

Everyone is laughing and cussing and shaking their heads at FY Ink Tattoos on Queen Street West. They’ve just been told of a business idea out of Switzerland, to make tattoo ink from human hair. And it’s fucking unbelievable. “It’s hard to answer without swearing,” says Scott “Scoot Scoot” Mason, the 29-year-old artist responsible for the widely publicized tattoo depiction of Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista’s now-legendary bat flip. Full Article

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Meet the guy who tattooed Jose Bautista’s famous bat flip

Baseball fever has effectively swept through Toronto, as the Blue Jays head into Game 6 versus the Kansas City Royals on Friday night. But regardless of the result of the game, when the clay dust settles on this season, the image that will be remembered most from the 2015 Blue Jays playoff run will be Jose Bautista’s bat flip in the seventh inning of Game 5 against the Texas Rangers in the ALCS. Full Article

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Toronto tattoo artist immortalizes Jose Bautista bat flip

Jose Bautista’s ALDS-winning home run is already burned into Blue Jays fans’ memories – now the moment is burned into somebody’s skin. Scoot Mason says he just wanted to be a part of Blue Jays pandemonium. So the Toronto tattoo artist did what he knows best: he tattooed. Full Article

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