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tdhine 21-02-2018 06:25 AM

Collection 2018
 
Had a nice day out at Ship Shape Tattoo in New Zealand. Headed down for an appointment with Ben Kaye. I arrived 20 minutes early and Ben was already set up, stencilled and good to go. He charges $1,200 NZ so about £630 or $880 US. Cool guy and a really friendly shop. Highly recommended if you’re ever visiting this part of the world. Tattoo was a shade over six hours. Photo and a video are on his IG:

https://instagram.com/p/BfcdEt-AWGt/

Dominiccjs 21-02-2018 06:55 AM

very cool! his day rate is amazing for someone of his caliber as well. can’t wait to see a healed pic of this.

lwlssptrck 21-02-2018 08:40 AM

So awesome Tom, setting the bar high for 2018!

Lolly123 21-02-2018 09:22 AM

Excellent piece of work and that day rate is very good considering where he works and who he works alongside.

ThrobbingSausage 21-02-2018 10:05 AM

What a bargain! An awesome piece!

tdhine 21-02-2018 11:01 AM

Thriftiest dude on the message board :)

Thanks guys always inspired by all of your additions so it’s good to have something under my belt this year!

Ben brought up tattoo prices in conversation. It’s pretty crazy what people pay and artists certainly raise their rates when travelling. There’s a tonne of talent at Ship Shape and they’re all reasonable, including Matt Jordan.

Literally if you get tattooed by these guys for a few days in the US or UK, for the same money you could get another day of tattoo time, plus your air fare, accommodation, a few beers and a bag of nuts in NZ.

Smokeee 21-02-2018 11:07 AM

Great piece and his dayrate is totally reasonable...Perfect decision mate!

jackf91 21-02-2018 02:11 PM

Wow, great piece and as everyone’s said, bargain!

DGreenwood 21-02-2018 04:26 PM

Awesome! Ship Shape just stays stocked with amazing artists!

I remember a few years ago my fantasy vacation was a trip to NZ where I'd get a collab at Ship Shape from Matt Jordan, Steve Butcher, Hoko, and Coen Mitchell. Now they are all gone except Matt, but Ship Shape is still going strong!

Dominiccjs 22-02-2018 12:32 AM

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Originally Posted by DGreenwood (Post 843594)
Awesome! Ship Shape just stays stocked with amazing artists!

I remember a few years ago my fantasy vacation was a trip to NZ where I'd get a collab at Ship Shape from Matt Jordan, Steve Butcher, Hoko, and Coen Mitchell. Now they are all gone except Matt, but Ship Shape is still going strong!

that was also my fantasy vacation lol. now they have ben and nicklas wong who are incredible as well.


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