Tattooing ability and colorful person...

Tattooing ability and colorful personality land Kentuckian Tray Benham on 'Ink Master'

There are 18 comments on the The Courier-Journal story from Oct 9, 2012, titled Tattooing ability and colorful personality land Kentuckian Tray Benham on 'Ink Master'. In it, The Courier-Journal reports that:

Tray "Big Daddy" Benham may be covered from head to toe in colorful tattoos -- so many that he's lost count -- but he'll never forget his first one.

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CN

Campbellsville, KY

#1 Oct 9, 2012
I've known Tray for a long time and can tell you he definitely has worked very hard to get where he is. He's a nice guy, and he's always been really nice to me and treated me good. Clear back to the General Lee's days.

I wish nothing but the best for him.

And i hope he did well in the competition too.

Glad to call him my friend, even if i only see him about once every few years or so, lol.
Haha

Elizabethtown, KY

#2 Oct 12, 2012
His tats on the show are so bad. That guy is an as shole anyway.
Angel

Covington, KY

#3 Oct 12, 2012
Sounds to me like haha your just jealous....just sayin
4Life

Elizabethtown, KY

#4 Oct 12, 2012
I've been getting inked by Tray for over 13 years. He has always been real & straight up with me. Tattoos are a lifelong dedication. I am thankful that this artist has shared his blessing with me & the many, many family/friends I have introduced to the culture via this legend. I have over 10 of this man's masterpieces embedded not only in my skin, but my soul as well. Nothing but respect for Mr. Benham as he continues to share his passion by choice. For the love of the craft, not the $, I can truthfully say he will continue to be the 1 & only needle wielding friend to make sure I never forget the important lessons that I am still learning everyday. If you ever get an opportunity to really get to know this man & his history, apply the Golden Rule. You will not be disappointed. 2x Whoop!
djsosazse

Elizabethtown, KY

#5 Oct 12, 2012
Angel wrote:
Sounds to me like haha your just jealous....just sayin
*you're
It sucks

Elizabethtown, KY

#6 Oct 13, 2012
That dragon was terrible. Didn't cover up the previous tat, the lines sucked and the body was proportioned correctly. Those are amateur mistakes but you can't expect a good tattoo artist to be working in a small town like this.
the dude

United States

#7 Oct 13, 2012
It sucks wrote:
That dragon was terrible. Didn't cover up the previous tat, the lines sucked and the body was proportioned correctly. Those are amateur mistakes but you can't expect a good tattoo artist to be working in a small town like this.
Just keep hating. He and Adrian are the only two people I would ever let tattoo me. They both have a ton of artistic talent. And of course because someone is on TV now all the jealous people and haters are going to come out of the cracks. So you spend your time hating and they will spend theirs not caring.
It Years

Elizabethtown, KY

#8 Oct 13, 2012
Actually I have known that he is an as shole that lets underage girls hang around in his shop for years.
Just jealous

Lexington, KY

#9 Oct 13, 2012
I'm pretty sure that the negative comments are just jealous people wishing they were where he is right now.you have to be pretty good to even make it to the top16.He has worked hard to be where he is now so keep your negative comments to yourself.
Just jealous

Lexington, KY

#10 Oct 13, 2012
BULL S----T!!!!!!!!!!
goodness

Bowling Green, KY

#11 Oct 16, 2012
He's the only one who has ever put ink on myself or my husband. What you have to realize on these shows is that Tray is under a time limit for what he does there. When he is at his shop he can do everything in his own time and make it perfect. That's gotta be taken into consideration in this matter. If in his own shop he would do those tats much tighter I assure you!
LOL

United States

#12 Oct 17, 2012
They had people who couldn't spell in the top 16. There may be like 3 good artists in the bunch and etown boy isn't one of them.
Just jealous

Scottsville, KY

#13 Oct 17, 2012
LOL wrote:
They had people who couldn't spell in the top 16. There may be like 3 good artists in the bunch and etown boy isn't one of them.
it doesn't matter what you say the fact still remains that he must be pretty good or he wouldn't be on the show in the first place

“life is what you make of it.”

Since: Aug 12

Location hidden

#14 Oct 17, 2012
I have to say, tray put my chest piece on me and also did a tat on my left forearm. He did an amazing job! He is an amazing tattoo artist, although his tats on the show haven't looked the best. That doesn't stop the fact that I refer EVERYBODY I come in contact with to him and him alone! Being under the stress of being on a national tv show can cause any great artist to fluke their artistry abilities. That doesn't make him a bad artist, just shows he doesn't perform we'll under pressure. To all of you that talk sh** about him, you must be one of the mediocre artists around that are just pissed because you don't have enough confidence in yourself to go on national television and show your artistic abilities and natural talent. Get bent and quit bustin on tray. Much love my friend!:-)
Mandy

United States

#15 Oct 17, 2012
I love Tray & his tattoos. I think the judges are jealous because they probably lost out to him in some competitions before. I remember from Miami Ink that there were a lot of tattoos that Nunez couldn't or wouldn't do, & Garver was the one who did them. Go Big Daddy!
tatt lover

Vine Grove, KY

#16 Oct 18, 2012
I don't know Trey personally , I have watched the show, But I do have to say his tatts on the show looked pretty weak compared to some of the other artist, doesn't mean he is terrible, I have seen people get tatts from other artist in Hardin co and post em on facebook and they think they look awesome but they actually look terrible, beauty is in the eye of the beholder I guess. Either way if he wins or loses the show should help him. I wish him luck.
teamtray

Webster, KY

#17 Oct 18, 2012
I have one tattoo and both my parents have them(by tray), no one but Tray will ever ink me. he and my dad grew up together and are pretty much family. maybe on a show where there is tons of pressure he isn't amazing but down home he is kick a**! I'd like to see y'all who say he sucks do it! all you haters are just jealous! he'll show y'all how down home country does itteam tray all the way!
what

Elizabethtown, KY

#18 Oct 19, 2012
I wasn't even born around here but I am proud of the guy he made it on a show you haters should be proud a good ole boy from ky made it I've heard a lot about him good things and I have a lot of ink on me and I would go to him to get my work done all you haters should be ashamed of yourselves all I have to say is keep kicking ass tray I'm behind you 100 percent

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