Tattoo artist Ben Boston for Make-A-Place
Set of pictures to go with a new article on Make-A-Place, about tatoo artist Ben Boston. Words by Anna Hoghton.
From the introduction: Ben is a Bristol-based tattoo artist who specialises in complicated cover-ups. Ben’s customers flock from all over the globe and he’s usually booked a year in advance. He used to pull seventy-hour-work-weeks in his studio on the famously independent Cheltenham Road (Bristol, U.K.) but now, as a father-to-be, Ben sees the value in slowing down. He’s a humble guy, who lives within his means and doesn’t want ‘to be the richest man in the graveyard’. For Ben, tattooing is about the art and the customer’s happiness, not profit. He gets to know the people who sit in his chair intimately and many become firm friends. Ben has an incessant need to create and says he wants to be able to continue to find his place in the tattooing world, but will stop when the time is right. He talks to us about stigmas, his love of Italy and the stories of the tattoos that left a mark.