The artist/owner of Sinful Inflictions began his journey as a third grade art student at Grand Ave. Elementary School. Jason Stieva was born on September 29th, 1972. In 1994 Jay made his way East to begin his professional tattooing career. Sinful Inflictions began as a small tattoo shop near the four corners of downtown Whitby. Jay's hard work and determination spawned a presence that would forever draw souls into his lair.
Today, this award winning tattoo artist works by appointment only so that he can sit with each of his clients and help them transfer their ideas into breathing works of art. This process assures people that they are receiving one of a kind designs uniquely created for them.
When not working in his studio, Jay takes refuge in private pilgrimages to Europe. He travels with only his backpack, imagination and sense of adventure. He usually feeds his adventurous appetite with skydiving, whitewater rafting, snowboarding and runnning with the bulls in Spain.
Just as Jay lives without limits, he creates art without limitations. When asked, Jay credits many people for the success of his career. Jay would especially like to thank Gary Barber and Mike Austin for opening the door to the vast world of tattooing, while his lifelong friends offer their support.
Over the last twenty years, Jay has tattooed all kinds of people from all walks of life. Jay's ability to create tattoos without boundaries is the reason all of his clients keep coming back for more.