Tattoo artists exclusive in BlackWork are making a strong emergence these days globally. A few, design and execute with insight, originality, and skill. Many focus on strong geometrics and bold lines. Ben Volt is one of those making a name for himself far and wide.
Ben brings a clear “Graphics” perspective with precise bold lines and imagery. While his most prominent work is absent of traditional shading and could be considered flat designs, it is anything but one dimensional and static. His pieces have an unexpected depth, energy bordering on electric, and definitely makes a statement. Also Ben has such a detailed eye and precise accuracy that often he hand draws directly onto the body geometrically perfect lines.
What is interesting about Ben and his work is that he is relatively new to the Tattoo industry and has already made a name for himself. He is in high demand.
Ben cut his teeth at 2SpiritTattoo in San Francisco apprenticing to Roxx, a well known, International BlackWork and DotWork Tattoo artist. He now plies his work at Scholar Tattoo, also in San Francisco with several other amazing artists. You don’t just become quickly a highly sought after artist without inherent talent and design sense.
I’ve been fortunate to be on the receiving end of his needle. Ben is a rare breed. He is really kind, caring, and patient. He is thoughtful about his designs and how it will look in a specific location. Ben will push back if he doesn’t feel it’s the right fit or flows with your body. I expect that from all my tattoo artists. They are the experts.
If you get the opportunity to find yourself in San Francisco, California, book some time with Ben for his one of a kind tattoos. You’ll be glad you did.
Ben Volt can currently be found plying his designs at Scholar Tattoo 3340 22nd Street, San Francisco, CA 94110 (p) 415.400.4306