Artist Of The Month; Ben Kaye – New Zealand

Photography by Carol Howell Photography


  • Hello sir, what’s your name and where are you based?
    – My name is Ben Kaye and I´m based at Ship Shape Tattoo in New Zealand.
  • How long have you been tattooing?
    – I´ve been tattooing for 10 years.
  • What´s your favorite style to do?
    – Hyper Realism
  • Awesome, and how long have you been doing Hyper Realism?
    – I´ve done that style for about 5 years now
  • I can see that you do a few conventions, which convention is your favorite?
    – NZ Tattoo and Art Expo in New Plymouth, NZ
  • Where do you love to travel, for work I mean?
    – I love to visit and work on Iceland
  • So, do you have any future plans that you can share with our readers?
    – Yes, I´m planning on a 6 months tour in Europe and USA with my family
  • Which machine is your favorite to work it?
    – Inkjecta 3.5 cam solid bar
  • Do you have any favorite color, that you use?
    Really Red
  • Thank you for the interview. Where can our readers see more of your work?
    – Thank you. My Instagram is dbkaye and website