– Jason Baker –
From a young age Jason was fascinated by tattoos, at age 15 he got his first tattoo and from there was hooked. Starting to tattooing as a hobby from the age of 16 now honing his skills and learning all styles. Jason loves to tattoo a range of subject matter.
– Ben Kaye –
Ben specializes in colour realism and large-scale Black and Grey. His tattoo passion has taken him around the world from his home in England though Asian, Europe and finally settling in New Zealand and Ship Shape Tattoo.
– Nato Borges –
Originally from Brazil, Nato has become a new member of Ship Shape, with many years experience in tattooing, and has been developing his realism folio. Find out more by clicking the link below.
– Nathan Mathewson –
Nathan Mathewson; born and raised in New Zealand. Specialising in realistic tattoos, however I do enjoy a large variety of other styles and subject matter. please do message if you have any questions and/or want to make a booking.
– Michael Hsieh –
Growing up I was always intrigued by all forms of art, and I was fortunate enough to receive private tutoring from a very young age. After a brief stint working at Weta digital, I was asked by a friend to try out for a tattoo apprenticeship around 2012. And I fell in love with tattooing ever since.
– Ryan Evans –
I have always taken an interest in art, constantly drawing as a young child and taking as many art based classes as possible throughout high school.
I began tattooing in Auckland, New Zealand, in 2010. After a couple of years I moved to London, UK, and started working in a well known private studio where I began focusing on black and grey realism, particularly portrait work.
– Nick Noonan –
I believe it is clear when a person loves what they do, a specific look of conviction that conveys their passion. An attention to detail that is a result of the hours, days and years of practise and dedication to hone their skill. It is my belief you can see all these attributes within a well shaped piece of art.
I started a tattooing apprenticeship at 18 at a "walk in" studio in Christchurch for my first few years, allowing me to build a well rounded knowledge base. My tattooing quickly became influenced by Japanese tattooing during this time as I started to concentrate on the style. After a number of years I moved to Left Hand Path Tattoos (also in Christchurch), where I began specialising in realism…