Miranda Boire enjoys creating in several mediums, from complex embroidery to clay sculpture. She got her first job at a Glassblowing studio in Merrickville, Ontario, where she would quickly become a skilled glassblower. Later she would tour the United States fronting a metal band on Solid State records. She augmented her income with charcoal portraiture prior to graduating from Algonquin College's Dental Hygienist program with honours. From there she moved west to Vancouver.
Here she began displaying her drawings in cafes, illustrating for local zine; This Great Society, screaming in hardcore bands, and eventually producing Murder Dove shows. Murder Dove being her downtempo, trip-hop project, with shows involving large scale sculpture, set design and elaborate costumes. In 2012 Miranda decided to embark on a new creative journey, and she purchased her first tattoo machine.
Blessed with the sanction of mentors renowned in the tattoo industry, and with excellent opportunities based on the strength and versatility of her arts portfolio, she has been living her dream. Shaping her life solely with her own hands and imagination, is something she will never take for granted.
In tattoos, she most enjoys creating the realistic and surreal, in greyscale and in colour. Juxtaposing feminine beauty with a macabre or creepy element is one of her most cherished pleasures. So gather those pretty but slightly twisted ideas, and together you will bring them to life.
Check out her tattoo portfolio below and give us a shout if you would like a tattoo by Miranda. Here's how:
Email us at email@example.com and
- A detailed description of the tattoo
- Location on your body and approximate size
- Colour or Black and Grey?
- Attach any images that assist in describing the style or concept of what you would like to get
- If you want her to work around another tattoo or would like a cover up, please include a clear picture of your existing tattoo.
Miranda will look at your email and we will contact you within 2 weeks with the next step. Should you NOT hear back from us within 2 weeks, please try again as communications do get lost from time to time.
Miranda charges $180/hr plus gst.
To see some designs that Miranda would like to tattoo please click here.
See more of Miranda's work on instagram @murder_dove