Ben Kaye

Realistic Tattooist


Tattooist and Co-Owner of Ship Shape Tattoo in Auckland, New Zealand. I've been tattooing and travelling for almost 10 years. From starting my tattoo carer in Malaysia, through Europe and now happily settled in New Zealand. At the Moment I tattoo only colour realism with a focus on large scale work. For appointments please use the contact form at the bottom of this page...

Thank you for visiting and I hope you enjoy the work.... Ben Kaye


coalition for tattoo safety

I'm super excited to announce my first Workshop will be at the Coalition For Tattoo Safety trade show on the 1st and 2nd of November.

I'll be covering colour blending/mixing, design theory, technique and everything in between. Registration is filling up fast, purchase tickets at the link below.

See you there, Ben Kaye


Travel dates

*Hong Kong* Tattoo Convention // 21st to 23rd of September

*London* Tattoo Convention // September 28th to 5th of October

*Vienna* Boris Tattoo // 8th to 12th October

*New Plymouth, NZ* Tattoo Convention // 23rd to 25th of November

*Cancun, Mexico* Mayan Mayhem // 6th to 10th Decmber 


Contact Me

For appointments please fill in the below form or email Please include a brief description of your idea, the placement of the tattoo, any images you have and where you are based if outside of New Zealand. Thanks for your message. Ben Kaye...


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