A new year means new ink. Well, for those of us who’s addiction has reached that level. And what better way to kick it off then by showcasing a tattoo artist who is a master with the gun?

New Zealand based tattooist Matt Jordan is one of the most impressive realistic tattoo artists nowadays not just in his home country, but all over the world, too. With a long tattooing experience Jordan has developed an amazing hand – he is highly skilled in both black and grey and color pieces and has works that range from portraiture to wildlife or to any fantastic idea that a customer could ask him.

Matt plies his trade at Ship Shape Tattoos in Auckland, NZ – the perfect place to a timeless tattoo that will always be in style, even if you run wild with a time machine.

Scroll down to see some beautiful hyper realistic tattoos by Matt Jordan and be sure to follow him on Instagram for more.