Matt Jordan is the a co-owner of the Ship Shape Tattoo studio, in New Zealand, along with Jason Baker and Ben Kaye. Matt chose the name of the studio: he wanted it to be short and sweet, and stand out somehow.

The first Ship Shape opened in 2013 in a quiet beach town called “Orewa”. When Jason and Ben joined him in 2017, their creative minds immediately saw the potential in a rundown warehouse in Dairy Flat. They gutted it completely and, starting from scratch, created the beautiful studio where they are now, working with lots of talented tattoo artists.

Matt Jordan, Ship Shape Tattoo, Auckland, New Zealand
Matt Jordan, Ship Shape Tattoo, Auckland, New Zealand

Matt Jordan has been tattooing for 16 years. He likes to make large scale black and grey pieces that he creates “with images that come from my own ideas”.

Take a look at our gallery and discover the art of Matt Jordan… in a nutshell!

Follow Matt Jordan on Instagram: @mattjordantattoo