Recovering Addict creates Amazing Outcomes Through the Power of Association


Most of you may know me as an award winning tattoo artist

or as an online marketing guru (up and coming anyways)


Many of you do not know that I am a grateful recovering addict.

Yes that’s right, a drug addict!


Gasp,,,what was your addiction many have asked.


Well…I was addicted to “MORE” preferably yours because I was
selfish that way.

My story here:

I battled it for many years…26 or so.

In and out of recovery for 18 yrs before finally getting it
6.5 yrs ago.

Today was Fresh Start Recovery Centre’s 12 Stops for recovery
motorcycle ride.

A chance to give back!

Last December they asked me to do a mural for them.


Through my association with Fresh Start I have been able to achieve 6.5 years

of recovery through letting go of my old way of being.

I also got to meet Barbara I mean Annette Stanwick lol tonight who has written

the book “Forgiveness: the Mystery and the Miracle”.


I’m looking forwards to doing some coaching with her around my book I’m

writing entitled:

” Hi My Name is Vince and I Am a Recovering Jehovah’s Witness”.

It is also about forgiveness and love is the intention behind it.


Wayne is the fundraising coordinator at Fresh Start and an all around

amazing guy.


This is a monk I encountered at the buddist temple on the route :


This is post that was up in the bathroom:


How true is that for me…I feel that in a deep place inside myself.

There were Sumo wrestlers on the route:

Stop 9 of the 12 steps:

Michael the addict delivers his “weapon of choice”

Some related info on addiction:


I am so blessed to be apart of something so much bigger than myself



Vince (Vin-Zen) Wishart


The Ascending Kouple

Ascending Koi Tattoo Giving Back to Calgary Flood Relief


Check out this cool video:


We hosted a rad block party fundraiser.

We do this through our brick and mortar business as well as our online businesses we set the same intentions throughout the Ascending Koi Group of Companies.

We designed the business based on our personal befief systems.


We were told by Bill Walsh Venture Capitalist that: “When opening a business in this day and age to observe what the masses do and run in the opposite direction”


We were not interested in having a tattoo studio that resembled anything like the underbelly, seedy tattoo shops of the past.


So we set a strong intention to create a stand apart business that brings tattooing back to its original intention: That of a “right of passage or a spiritual experience”.


When you come to our studio you will feel different. In a better way.

-Engaging staff

-Giving Back with community events

-Soothing music in our studio sanctuary

-Neurolinguistic programming techniques applied to the tattoo process

-No rock star attitudes,

-Humble and thoughtful approach to the industry

-Not just about producing an amazing tattoo, but also about including the client in the creative process

-Developing and maintaining lasting relationships with the clients

Our goal is to give the best service while providing a safe environment for our fantastic demographic of people.

We do community events to bring a former underground business to an above ground high profile business of a drug free, swearing free, (we have a swear jar) that we can authenically market and blog about to our followers and supporters.

We apply these same strategies to all our businesses in the Ascending Koi Group of companies.

This includes our online businesses. We give so value that people think we are nuts. You see how here:

Our intention with our online businesses is to not only give great value, but also help people ascend in their own lives to get to more prosperous way of being not only financially, but also spiritually, and even physical health is addressed in our blogs and email processes.

So come ascend with us and we will see you on the beaches of the world




Vince (Vin-Zen) Wish-art


The Ascending Kouple

As If…A Tattoo Millionaire?



“Impossible.” they said.

“How could it be possible?” I said.

I’ve been seeking out ways to become a millionaire or find financial freedom for a long while now.

In and out of tattooing.

I found a few people that have achieved millionaire status from tattooing.

Ami James and Kat Von D became millionaires through their television shows and corporate sponsorships.

And their “Definite of Purpose”.

There is another very famous pioneering fella here in Calgary that worked very hard and

focused and became an epic artist even though he had a handicap of being color blind.

Through very hard work, he achieved millionaire status.

He had a divorce which cost him a lot. His former wife went into competition with him. The

tax man also bit a large chunk out his profits later on as well. Real personal growth stuff.


I have interviewed a lot of the older tattoo artists the ones one may call ” Successful”. I

found few millionaires. If they were able to achieve millionaire status it seemed that

much the rest of their life was in shambles.


For me Millionaire is a state of mind. Not a state of pocketbook.

I have seen people win the lottery and then were unable to retain the wealth as their

mindset was not in congruency with their pocketbook.

Timothy Ferris has a new book called: ” The 4 Hour Workweek”


down load it for free here:

Bruce Dickson sang a song about being a tattooed millionaire:

Tobey and Layla have done it. Rags to riches story. Struggling musicians a few months

back. Now they need big trucks to cart their money around in.


A major inspiration for me and Suzanne.


She defines success and gives hope as a tattooed millionaire here:

We give even more hope on our Ascending Kouple blog here:

We help people step into their power here:

Click the link below and see how we help people connect to their inner greatness and give it

to the rest of the world. Join the movement towards freedom.