Tattooing since 1999, Ben spent the last 15 years at Love Hate before starting his next chapter with the birth of Pyramid Arts. “I enjoy tattooing with my take on American traditional and Japanese influenced designs – I work to make my tattoos bold and bright to withstand the test of time.”
Ever since I was young, I have had a passion for music and art. As an early teen I started skateboarding, playing classical guitar, and drawing. Once I was old enough to get tattooed, I had discovered my true passion.
I have been tattooing since I was 19 years old, starting at Living Color where I honed my craft with some great artists. I then had a great run at Pure Image in Fairport, where I met a kindred spirit in Joel. We had a great time working together and really enjoyed and appreciated each other’s work. I am now working at Pyramid Arts Tattoo and loving it. I work with talented artists, am learning a lot, and having a great time.
I say thank you to my friends, family, and all the artists I’ve worked with for supporting me and helping me get to where I am today.
Born in Syracuse, NY, I originally moved to Rochester to attend RIT, where I received a BFA in painting in 2004. Following graduation I spent several years in Brooklyn, NY and a few in Boston, MA before returning to Rochester in 2012 to begin an apprenticeship at Lady Luck in Canandaigua. After spending 4 years learning to tattoo alongside the highly regarded artists there, I joined the Pyramid Arts crew in 2016 to continue to expand my experience and knowledge of the craft. I especially enjoy tattooing botanical imagery, blackwork, dotwork, and traditional designs, to name a few. I love a bold outline complemented by some fine line detail, and strive to design tattoos that will continue to look good for years. I feel lucky to be part of an industry where I get to learn more every day and to work beside other tattooers who constantly inspire me and push me to be better.