Ben Shaw, a tattoo artist based in Albuquerque, New Mexico is involved in the tattoo industry since his young age. And he has completed over 20 years in this sector and he is enjoying every minute of working as a tattoo artist. Since more people love to tattoo on their body parts in Albuquerque, Ben Shaw has managed to establish himself as a brand in the tattoo world in the largest city of New Mexico.
Owing to his intense efforts and quality service, Ben Shaw has become a co-founder at New Mexico Guild of Ethical Tattoo Artist and owner at Archetype Tatoo. In addition to this, he is also serving as a host at Art Fusion for a cause.
Shaw identified his love for tattoos very early and he got his first tattoo at the age of 16. And in today’s time, over 70 percent of his body is covered with tattoos. The tattoo artist believes that a tattoo is a way of expressing internal feelings through their skin.
Ben Shaw involved in an apprenticeship in the tattoo industry at 16 and he started his own tattooing business at 20. After honing up his tattooing skills, Shaw managed to gain offers for his art and it helped him expand his business.
It is his deep passion for tattoo art and eagerness to improve the work that helped him excel in this industry. Shaw created the Guild of Ethical Tattooists to warn people about the dangers of tattooing from unlicensed artists. He even raised his voice against the New Mexico Tattoo regulation.
For this, he found Sen. Jacob Candelaria, A-Albuquerque to draft Senate Bill 275 for the establishment of the Board of Body Art Practitioners. Due to the efforts of Shaw and the right support, SB 275 got passed in the New Mexico legislature. Now, Ben Shaw is tattooing people and he is serving as the chairman of the Body Art Practitioners Board.