Underground Arts – Wellington Tattoo Studio
187 Vivian St, Wellington. Phone (04) 385-2185.

MATT FORD

Matt Ford is an animator, illustrator and tattooist living in Wellington. He has studied a Bachelor of Creative Technologies majoring in Visual arts and animation and completed his studies in 2015. During the last two years, Matt has volunteered on several youth and community projects and hopes to continue to use his art to give back to his community and help others. also working as a freelance illustrator and as a tattooist. Matt is highly disciplined and committed to perfecting his skills to produce the highest work of his ability.

Born in Dunedin, Matt spent his childhood roaming the hilltops of Mt Cargill training for the military, his interest in nature and his experiences as a child have become major influences into his artwork. Matt believes that through every line you can be freed from harsh realities of life and escape into the world of one’s imagination where conquering hardships is possible. With just a pen stroke an artist can become closer to peace in everyday life. Matt wants the viewer to loose themselves in his work and follow the journey of detail, to look beyond the lines and see the meaning and stories hidden behind each stroke.

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Cares about the person, cares about hygiene and wants nothing but the best. Matt is very hard working and goes above and beyond to make your tattoo perfect. He knows his stuff and can draw some amazing things. If your looking for the best tattoo in town then flick Matt a message now.

August 24, 2017

Such fine work Matt lm very impressed and so mega f@%n happy! You went beyond awesome for me. 6hrs or so tattooing, dude l could have sat there till the sun came up, it was absolutely a hell awesome session, and for that, l thank you! Heres to the start of many more to come.
You have given me a new lease on life. It means more than you could ever imagine! Thank you so much!
Matts artwork is AMAZING! Very highly recommended indeed! The lines are so smooth flowing but very crisp! Definately knows his stuff. Im sending both my boys your way lol.
Dude, l will be back 100%!

August 24, 2017

Absolutely enjoyed getting my tattoo today bloody awesome work even though I know you weren't feeling 100 percent .you're work is just amazing in can't stop looking at it and thinking dam the pain and the trip was absolutely worth it is can't wait to come back and get the rest done thanku so much again. πŸ™‚ <3 πŸ™‚ I would definitely highly recommend you to anyone.

August 24, 2017

I had my first tattoo done by Matt and the result as well as my experience was phenomenal! He is immensely talented and truly cares about every tattoo and every person that sits in his chair. I cannot recommend him enough!

August 24, 2017

I went to Matt on recommendation from several people. He took a simple tattoo idea and made it a unique piece of art. He is an incredible artist such a great person. Honestly cannot recommend him enough. Thank you so much Matt and see you in Canada in a few years!

August 24, 2017

So over the moon with my new tat! Matt was super enthusiastic about the concept and design ever since we first discussed the idea, and he did a phenomenal freehand job on the day! Incredibly passionate and talented, super professional, and speedy without compromising quality. His talents only continue to flourish, can't wait to extend upon my tat someday

August 24, 2017

This was my First Tattoo experience.
Matt honestly exceeded any expectation I had made about tattoo's and Tattoo Artists. He double checked everything and made sure I was certain I wanted each tattoo before we got started, even giving me a "You're doing well" when it was a particularly sore area to ink. he was precise and confident in his work giving me some of the coolest tattoo's I've seen. I'm lucky they're on me. He freehand drew and tattoo'd my jellyfish that wraps around my thigh. Was patient, positive and made this a really easy decision to keep going with the tattoos and to get more in the future. I have zero complaints about each of my four tattoo's and I'm only left with the highest of praise.
Both of the two friends that came with me are now wanting some and looking at designs already. He's impressed them too and will more than likely have us give him a revisit for the next lot.
I Can't wait to tell anyone who will listen to check him out for their next ink.

August 24, 2017

Entering the Underground Arts Tattoo Studio was by total hasard, looking for the right place to have my tattoo done. By chance, I met Matt and that was the best thing it could happen to me that day. I came out at a couple hours later, with a master piece of art in my back ! Passionate, very talented artist, friendly, patient, honest, I totally fell in love with Matt's drawings. It was a double mission as Matt had to cover up a previous tattoo, but that's what was make it even more exciting for him as hi loves challenges ! I was very confident, Wicked Matt, thank-you so much for your work, all my respect ! You will go far that's for sure. See you in a couple years in Europe !

August 24, 2017

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