• Name:
    BEN «BENKLI» KLISHEVSKIY
  • Location/Date Born:
    MOSCOW RUSSIA 02 AUGUST 1987
  • Tattooing since:
    2008
  • Currently Resides:
    MOSCOW RUSSIA
  • Current shop name/location:
    BANANA TATTOO
  • Equipment (coil/rotary) used:
    VLAD BLAD CUSTOM TATTOO MACHINES (SPONSORED), KWADRON NEEDLES (SPONSORED) FUSION INK (SPONSORED)
  • Featured/Published:
    COSMOPOLITAN, TATTOO MASTER, TATTOO MAGAZINE, FULL CUSTOM MAGAZINE
  • What sparked your love of art?:
    A DESIRE TO LET MY ART LIVE IN THE FLESH
  • How’d you end up becoming a tattoo artist?
    BEN WAS PRESENTED WITH A TATTOO MACHINE – SO HE STARTED TATTOOING
  • Most memorable tattoo you’ve done:
    A TATTOO OF MY DAUGHTER ON MY WIFE’S ARM
  • Have you ever tattooed yourself?:
    OF COURSE!
  • Any tattoos you refuse to do because of any reason like the idea/placement?:
    NATIONALISM (FASCISM), ANIMAL RIGHTS VIOLATION, OBVIOUSLY STUPID TATTOOS
  • How do you handle negative feedback?
    LOYAL. THAT FORMS YOU AS A PROFESSIONAL
  • What signature style do you think you excel in?
    COSMIC REALISM
  • What has been the biggest change in your life since you’ve became more popular?
    AN ABILITY TO MAKE ANY PIECE I WANT (TO CHOSE WHETHER I WANT TO MAKE IT OR NOT)
  • What moment so far in your career that you think you will never forget?
    CREATION OF ALL OF MY STUDIOS (3 OF THEM) IN MOSCOW
  • If you were not a tattoo artist, what would you be?
    A ROCK STAR
  • Any other art related hobbies?:
    MUSIC & MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS + CREATING CUSTOM BICYCLES OF MY OWN
  • Hobby outside of anything art related:
    DIRTBIKE, EXTREME SPORTS IN GENERAL
  • Short term goal:
    OPEN A NEW BANANA TATTOO STUDIO
  • Long term goal:
    WORLDWIDE TATTOO TOUR

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