Tattoos

Traditional Tattoos
Traditional Tattoos
Traditional tattoos to me are a combination of 20th century North American influenced images combined with ancient Japanese methods of solid line work, simple shading and bold color.

Traditional Tattoos

Tribal Tattoos
Tribal Tattoos
Not the 90's tribal armband, but images that have derived from ancient Islanders, and seafarers style tattoo work.

Tribal Tattoos

Fantasy Tattoos
Fantasy Tattoos
We all have images floating within our brains that defy normal reality. Here are a few of mine...

Fantasy Tattoos

Japanese Tattoos
Japanese Tattoos
Japanese style tattoos are a sign of respect and strength. Their boldness coupled with simple imagery filled with ancient meanings, are still popular and thriving today.

Japanese Tattoos

Black and Gray Tattoos
Black & Gray Tattoos
That's just it, black and watered down black ink. Everything else is finesse and imagination. Enjoy.

Black & Gray Tattoos

Animal Tattoos
Animal Tattoos
Meow, woof, moo! Distinctive features of our beastly earth companions.

Animal Tattoos

Sleeve Tattoos
Sleeve Tattoos
There is something so alluring about covering your entire arm meat with healed ink saturated wounds.

Sleeve Tattoos

Full back/front pieces Tattoos
Full Front/Back Tattoos
When you take your shirt off and it looks like you still have a shirt on, you looks badass!

Full Front/Back Tattoos

Leg Tattoos
Leg Tattoos
These appendages keep us moving around. Let's reward them with some decoration.

Leg Tattoos

Ribs Tattoos
Ribs Tattoos

Yes, this hurts..

Ribs Tattoos

Chest Tattoos
Chest Tattoos
The pectoral muscles can be quite sensitive to tattoo. To get tattooed in the center of the chest, the sternum, was once deemed "manly". But now both genders enjoy the unforgettable look of a crest of ink when donning an open blouse or tank top.

Chest Tattoos

Head Tattoos
Head Tattoos
The skin wrapping your skull is quite thin, and you can tell that when you tattoo your's. It can vibrate deep and send sensations that require strength and endurance to endure. Tattoo yours and you have my respect.

Head Tattoos

Hands Tattoos
Hand Tattoos
Extending a hand covered in tattoos for a greeting is unique. To ink one's hands will forever change the way society views you. You should usually obtain a full sleeve before you get your paw permanently identifiable.

Hand Tattoos

About Ben

Ben Shaw is a licensed professional tattoo artist of 19 years. He is Owner of Archetype Tattoo Studio, Chairman for the Board of Body Art Practitioners and CoFounder of The Guild of Ethical Tattooists. Tattooing is his passion and he is working to promote prosperity within his industry through education and charity.

Contact Me

Archetype Dermigraphic Studio
NEW LOCATION
2019 Menaul Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87107

(505) 265-0972