Quality tattooing made to look awesome forever.


Ben Verhoek is a native of Northern California's East Bay Area, spending most of his life in San Leandro, Hayward, and a year in Arizona. In July of 2018, Ben opened Pastime Tattoo in downtown San Leandro with his good friend and fellow tattooer Nate Burrow.  Ben has been tattooing since 2008. Although he enjoys tattooing most styles, Ben primarily specializes in American Traditional tattooing.  Bold, solid, vibrant tattoos made to stand the test of time. When not tattooing, Ben enjoys spending time with his family, drawing and painting flash, going to shows, playing music, and traveling.