Cody Philpott

Cody Philpott has had a passion for art since his early childhood in Northern British Columbia. After completing a BA at Thompson Rivers University in 2009, he lived and worked as an English/Art teacher in Kyoto, Japan. Cody was fascinated by Japanese art and folklore and later discovered it's deep connection to tattooing. After receiving his first several large tattoos, Cody was inspired to pursue his passion for art and a newly discovered passion for tattoos. He returned to British Columbia in 2011 to attend a fine art program at Capilano University to sharpen his artistic skills before entering a tattoo apprenticeship downtown Vancouver. This ultimately lead to the creation of North Shore Ink (NSI Tattoo), a private tattoo studio in North Vancouver where Cody honed his tattoo skills over the next several years while frequently visiting Japan to continue his studies.

In 2016, Cody met his future wife, Fabiana Philpott, and travelled to Brazil to tattoo with her in Sao Paulo. Now back in Canada, Cody and Fabiana are establishing North Shore Ink Tattoo in beautiful Lake Country, BC. Cody enjoys tattooing many different styles and enjoys both large and small projects. If you are interested in doing a tattoo with him, please contact him at