Ken has been a professional tattoo artist since 1976. He started tattooing in San Jose, California with his brother Steve “Topper” Cameron. As part of his apprenticeship, he built all of his own tattoo machines. He has been building, rebuilding, and tuning machines for himself and other people ever since. As Ken strived to improve the quality of his machines, he began acquiring more more sophisticated and precision equipment to work with. He now has a small complete machine shop, including a Hardinge Tool Room Lathe, Bridgeport Mill, Cold Cut Saw, Surface Grinder, TIG Welder, and Coil Winding Machine.
Ken is also a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt under Rilion Gracie, an avid Scuba Diver, Cave Diver, motorcycle rider and builder, painter, and has been tattooing for more than 40 years.