Ben Mack Gentleman Tattooer – Custom Tattoo Machines – Designs

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Japanese Styled Tattooing

I’ve always been heavily influenced by the timeless look of the traditional japanese tattooing.  It has such strong imagery, smooth flowing backgrounds, and stands alone by itself.  I would say that i am not a “traditional japanese ” tattooer, but i like to take the themes, imagery, and over all style, to help tell a story with the designs i make.  I would love to do a lot more of this.

the freehand start to a dragon back piece

the freehand start to a dragon back piece

Dragon Backpiece

Dragon Backpiece

tiger 1/2 sleeve

tiger 1/2 sleeve

tiger 1/2 sleeve

tiger 1/2 sleeve

Tiger Head

Tiger Head

peony

peony

cherry blossom 1/2 sleeve

cherry blossom 1/2 sleeve

Koi fish

Koi fish

Koi fish 1/2 sleeve in progress

Koi fish 1/2 sleeve in progress

IMG_0152 3/4 japanese / star wars sleeve

3/4 japanese / star wars sleeve

Storm trooper

Storm trooper

Storm Trooper

Storm Trooper

Daruma doll done at the Philli convention

Daruma doll done at the Philli convention

The start of a dragon 1/2 sleeve

The start of a dragon 1/2 sleeve

snake, skull and peonies

snake, skull and peonies

Black and gray

Black and gray styled tattooing is something i really enjoy doing. It can have so many different ways it can go. I truly believe that there are times when you just can’t get the same affect from color.   The rich tones, the soft shading, the crisp contrast, it just has a look of class to it that will never go out of style.

This about sums up the way i feel about summer in New England.

This about sums up the way i feel about summer in New England.

This was my take on an old classic, originally done by Sailor Jerry.

This was my take on an old classic, originally done by Sailor Jerry.

Sailor Jerry's "Poison" design with my personal twist on it.

Sailor Jerry’s “Poison” design with my personal twist on it.

The anchor is a symbol for faith and hope.  One that pre-dates the Cross

The anchor is a symbol for faith and hope. One that pre-dates the Cross

zombie for the homie Nate Mills

zombie for the homie Nate Mills

good ole franky.

good ole franky.

flowers are hands down some of my favorite things to tattoo

flowers are hands down some of my favorite things to tattoo

rose on my coworker, and friend Timothy james

rose on my coworker, and friend Timothy james

human anatomy

human anatomy

skull and lotus

skull and lotus

free masonry

free masonry

pear blossoms

pear blossoms

shears

shears

jeremy's dad

jeremy’s dad

Surrealism

Surrealism

chain mail

chain mail

Some recent machine builds.

One-off Waters style shader

One-off Waters style shader

close up mack machines The workshop

The workshop

in the collection of Votary Media

in the collection of Votary Media

built with a sideplate from Tim Hendricks. NFS

built with a sideplate from Tim Hendricks. NFS

in the collection of Eamon Gillen

in the collection of Eamon Gillen

liner built with a sideplate from Damon Burns. For sale.

liner built with a sideplate from Damon Burns. For sale.

in the collection of Ryan Bonsall

in the collection of Ryan Bonsall

available at the shop

available at the shop

For Sale

For Sale

Black & grey shader .  For sale.

Black & grey shader . For sale.

in the collection of Dan Zapata

in the collection of Dan Zapata

built for True South Relief Fund

built for True South Relief Fund

built for True South Relief fund

built for True South Relief fund

built for True South Relief fund

built for True South Relief fund

in the collection of Dan Zapata

in the collection of Dan Zapata

in the collection of Tim Hendricks

in the collection of Tim Hendricks

in the collection of Chris Marchetto

in the collection of Chris Marchetto

in the collection of Eamon Gillen

in the collection of Eamon Gillen

In the skin…

hanya start of a freehand japanese half sleeve

start of a freehand japanese half sleeve

cherry blossom half sleeve
chrysanthemum goldfish sleeve progress start of a freehand dragon back-piece

start of a freehand dragon back-piece

rose on my coworker, and friend Timothy james

rose on my coworker, and friend Timothy james

start of a freehand sleeve

start of a freehand sleeve

The anchor is a symbol for faith and hope.  One that pre-dates the Cross

The anchor is a symbol for faith and hope. One that pre-dates the Cross

peony koi sleeve all three done the same day on the same client.

all three done the same day on the same client.

Idle hands…

For those of you that weren’t aware, i had an accident back on Aug. 1st. while in hawaii for the Pacific ink and art expo. On the first day on the island, i shattered my leg while cliff diving. (For the whole story, visit http://thescooponbenmack.wordpress.com/) While in recovery over the last couple months, i was able to draw every day. I even got a few pieces of artwork done. It’s been a long process; a few months spent trapped in a wheelchair, then finally to crutches, and now learning to walk with a cane. The last couple weeks i’ve been able to spend bouncing around more between the tattoo shop, physical therapy, and the machine shop. It really is nice to get back to building again. I’ll be booking apts again toward the end of January. keep an eye out here as I’ll be keeping this updated. Here’s a few things i’ve been up to.

daruma-snake
            prints available daruma-snake prints available My way of Life. For a dear friend who's helped mold me into who I am. Thanks Shihan My way of Life. For a dear friend who’s helped mold me into who I am. Thanks Shihan Koi
            prints available Koi prints available Maneki-Neko
            prints available Maneki-Neko prints available
Roses
            prints available Roses prints available Smart phone
            prints available Smart phone prints available M-1 mini lefty liner
            -available- $350
            Mackmachines@gmail.com M-1 mini lefty liner -available- $350 Mackmachines@gmail.com
One of M-1 mini liner
            -available- $350
            Mackmachines@gmail.com One of M-1 mini liner -available- $350 Mackmachines@gmail.com One-off hand-cut pepper macker
            -available- $350
            Mackmachines@gmail.com One-off hand-cut pepper macker -available- $350 Mackmachines@gmail.com The The “Wessman” Built for Luke Wessman -C/S-
One-off Bensen liner. Creamy caramel powder-coat thanks to Mike Pike
            -available- $350
            Mackmachines@gmail.com One-off Bensen liner. Creamy caramel powder-coat thanks to Mike Pike -available- $350 Mackmachines@gmail.com One-off Bensen shader. Creamy caramel powder-coat thanks to Mike Pike. One-off Bensen shader. Creamy caramel powder-coat thanks to Mike Pike. One-off Bensen shader. candy translucent red powder-coat thanks to Mike Pike.
            -available- $400
            Mackmachines@gmail.com One-off Bensen shader. candy translucent red powder-coat thanks to Mike Pike. -available- $400 Mackmachines@gmail.com
One-off modified and chopped up Bensen mini liner. In the collection of Timothy James. One-off modified and chopped up Bensen mini liner. In the collection of Timothy James. Each a one of a kind. Bonesy machines. in the collection of Shane Murphy, Morgan Freeman, and Gerrald Bellmore. Each a one of a kind. Bonesy machines. in the collection of Shane Murphy, Morgan Freeman, and Gerrald Bellmore. One-Off Bonesy shader. Hand engraved.  In the collection of the Worcester Tattoo Company. One-Off Bonesy shader. Hand engraved. In the collection of the Worcester Tattoo Company.
Progress Progress Getting there... Getting there…

One-off customs

Hand cut Brass bensen shader. Hand cut Brass bensen shader. hand cut 1/4 hand cut 1/4″ brass makes up this heavy, solid shader. This is an interesting machine. I had this old Grandfather clock key kicking around and wasn't quite sure what i was going to do with it, but it came together to make this nice shader. This is an interesting machine. I had this old Grandfather clock key kicking around and wasn’t quite sure what i was going to do with it, but it came together to make this nice shader.
this is a vintage mexican coin inlaid on one of my this is a vintage mexican coin inlaid on one of my “bonesy” frames. Cuban cigars on the coils. Jonesy style liner with cuban cigars on the coils. Jonesy style liner with cuban cigars on the coils. Jonesy style shader. Jonesy style shader.
The The “Key-Dog” shader. This is an interesting one. I took a Bensen side, flipped and reversed it, and this is the result.  Cuban cigars on the coils. This is an interesting one. I took a Bensen side, flipped and reversed it, and this is the result. Cuban cigars on the coils. This is a modified Crawler Shader engraved with a nice rose on it. Sold This is a modified Crawler Shader engraved with a nice rose on it. Sold
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