UPDATE: We are sorry to announce that @bennyheaven will not be able to make it to Copenhagen due to visa issues.

⁠⁠We are sad to announce that @bennyheaven will not be joining us for a guestspot @handshakestudio the 5th to the 14th of November 2020.

Benny is a young tattoo artist originally from Russia.

Been tattooing for 6 years in total, he has been busy traveling and tattooing around the world last 3 years - lastly in the U.S.

Russia is world know for its tattoo culture around russian prison tattoos - but in contrast Benny takes his inspriration from a whole different source: medieval prints within the realm of the occult.

As Benny puts it:

“I was inspired to do that style with old Russian book called Lubok. It had a lot of very old authentic etchings, that I found pretty cool so I decided that this is what I wanna do”

Lubok was characterized by readable illustrations and narratives derrived from literature, religious stories, and popular tales. They sometimes appeared in series, which might be regarded as predecessors of the modern comic strip.

Benny takes the artwork to a new level with his medieval themed tattoos he executes the tattoos in sharp and solid lines that really makes the quality speak for itself.

For booking send us an email with a small description of size, placement, motive and what date you are interested in booking at or DM

Thanks for reading!

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