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Robert Boyd Smith

“Those without tattoos are invisible to the gods”

I am Robert Boyd Smith, also known as Blacksmith, forging armors of ink since 2006.

My personal created work is established by multiple deep cultures, inspiring ethnic groups and spiritual mythological stories. As I collect protective symbolism from all over the world and fold this together into one story piece, you will ultimately be in the possession of a unique protective armor of ink. Of course, always with all the appreciation towards the derivation of these symbols. On the assumption that you are being as open and honest to me as possible, I am able to symbolize the protection that you need and therefore you will perceive a piece that is personalized and will fit only you. In the end, the overall strong message will be clearly seen from a distance. Yet only in a close-up, the hidden meaningful details will be exposed. As I draw everything directly on your skin, the final drawing will follow the lines of your body and therefore express even more power.


The easiest way to make an appointment is by contacting the shop. Regarding the fact that I am traveling a lot to work abroad and to gain more inspiration, I am not able to reply by myself frequently enough. In the case that I am not present at the shop by the time of your call, the shop manager will love to help you out by answering your questions or by planning in an appointment for you.


House of Kensho

(donderdag, vrijdag & zaterdag)
Parade 4

Method of working

At the beginning of the tattoo session, you are able to show me your preferences and with this information, I will determine what kind of piece is suitable for you. Afterward, we will search for the right shapes and patterns together. The drawing itself will take about an hour and I like to do this over a cup of coffee or tea. By the time that we are both happy with the results of the drawing, I will start tattooing.