Born in 1969 in Sarnia, Ontario,   artist Dave Petko began making art as soon as he could hold a crayon.      

He went to George Brown College, Lambton College and St. Clair College and holds diplomas in both graphic design and screen printing.

Moving to the west coast of Canada in 1994, Dave screen printed stickers as a day job at New Age Graphics in Vancouver, while his evenings were spent painting and drawing.

Moving to Whistler  in 1995 Dave screen printed stickers at Toad Hall Studios,  and again his evenings were spent painting and drawing.

In 1999,  Black Ohm Tattoos original owner Sonja Prevost asked Dave to be her apprentice where he worked along side Robin Dutcher and Justin Ormiston.

Dave has done tattoo guest spots at Pinz in Revelstoke and Salmon Arm, British Columbia;  Black Swan Tattoos in Gibsons, British Columbia;   Primal Instinct in Kelowna, British Columbia .

Dave now owns and is still tattooing at Black Ohm Tattoos, creating custom tattoos for clients both local and from afar.   

He is well versed in black and grey, as well as colored tattoos.   

His waiting list is currently around one month for larger tattoos.

Feel free to email him using the form on the CONTACT page if you have any questions.