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Tributes paid to Margate tattoo artist Ben Seed who died at Cliftonville house

By Matt Leclere

Friends have paid tribute to a talented tattoo artist and father who died earlier this week.

Ben Seed's body was found at a house in Cliftonville but police said his death is not believed to be suspicious.

The father, who was in his early 30s, worked at the Reaperz studio in Margate town centre.

Ben Seed's body was found at a house in Margate on Monday afternoon (7140426)
Ben Seed's body was found at a house in Margate on Monday afternoon (7140426)

Friends and customers described him as a 'funny and sweet guy' and a 'great artist' in tributes shared online.

Rob McNally, one of his best mates, said: "I can't believe this has happened. Rest in peace brother. Still in shock."

One of his customers, Lisa Barnes-Wing, said he was a 'true gentleman' and had the tattoo he did as a reminder.

Mr Seed's body was found at a property in Ethelbert Crescent in the town at 5pm on Monday.

Pictures have been shared of Mr Seed's work on the Reaperz Facebook page in tribute to his work.

Hannah McKinnon said: "Ben did a correction on a tattoo I had done elsewhere that I hated and spent forever with me designing it. Such a funny guy and so sweet too."

Ruth Tollington added: "Ben did all my tattoos on my arm an amazing artist he will be sadly missed RIP BEN."

Rik Stevenson wrote: "Don't no what to say he was a nice guy and an amazing artist RIP my friend"

The death is not being treated as suspicious.

A police spokesman said: "Police were called to Ethelbert Crescent, Margate at 5pm on Monday, 11 February following a report that the body of a man in his 30s had been found.

"Officers attended and the man’s death is not being treated as suspicious."

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