NOW BASED @ Matt Jordan’s Ship Shape TattooAfter almost three years at Skinks Tattoo Studio I’ll be relocating to Matt Jordan’s Ship Shape Tattoo Studio in Orewa, Auckland in February 2016. I’ve had an amazing time the last few years with the whole skinks family. It’s a bittersweet move but the start of a new adventure. For appointments at Ship Shape or any future conventions flick me an email @ Benkayetattoos@gmail.com

Ben 101…

From a young age I have been interested in all forms of art but that passion and focus soon became tattooing. I was always drawing on people in class with some idiot talking about ink poisoning in the background. So, at the age of fifteen with all my tattoos planned out, I enrolled in Fine Art college to better myself as an artist. College was a path I wandered down but I never loved it. It was at this point I got my first tattoo in a traditional studio – in a rainy English city called Glossop. “Leave a message on the machine and ill get back to you” was written on his door, he never did walk ins. Harley in the waiting room, glass cases with every cult figure imaginable and you could smoke inside. Steve, who never said his last name gave me a small rose tattoo and I fell in love (with tattooing, not Steve even though he was cool.)

The next couple of years I….. Read More