August 2010 saw the introduction of Ray Oved of ‘Rayz Ink’ to the Zealand Tattoo Team.
Ray had been running his own tattoo business for five years but decided to follow a new path in August. Having thoroughly researched Christchurch-based tattoo studios in search of the best, he found us and approached us with the hope of working at Zealand Tattoo. On viewing his portfolio we quite literally snapped him up for an immediate start and saw him as as much of an opportunity to our business as we are to his.
Ray is an extremely skilled tattoo artist and with an exceptionally steady hand his line’s are precise and even. He whips up new and unique designs tailored for each individual client in the bat of an eyelid. Ray’s niche is ‘portraiture’ (the most difficult artform for a tattoo artist), he is so good he has even tattooed beautiful portraits on his own skin! However, by no means is he limited to this style of art… the last month alone has seen him producing Maori, Samoan, Oriental, old school, feminine, ornamental, and lettering art to name just a few. There is no wonder that Ray has quite a following in Christchurch with client’s asking for him by name on a daily basis.
Ray has rapidly become an asset to Zealand Tattoo and we are looking forward to a busy summer season with him onboard.
In short Ray, it is a pleasure to have you working with us at Zealand Tattoo and a pleasure to witness the amazing art that you create every day!