Kevin Brown

Kevin was one of the first tattoo artists in South Africa. Kevin travelled abroad as a young man to study the art, as it was non existent in South Africa. He finished an apprenticeship in Scotland  and returned home.

Kevin has been a key player in the industry for over 40 years, and has worked and owned tattoo studios internationally in Scotland, America, Hawaii, East Asia, and through his travels abroad Kevin’s efforts played a significant role in the development of the profession in South Africa.

His experience in the art is priceless. He is also the president of the South African Tattooing Association, which strives to ensure safe and ethical practice.


Armando Diego Carneiro

A new addition to Kevin’s Kustom Tattoo’s, Armando is an apprentice to Kevin. He is a dedicated, creative individual and will be a forced to be reckoned with growing under Kevin Brown’s wing.

He brings in the same love for traditional tattooing and brilliant tattoo artistry.