Benoit, Paris

Posted Saturday February 14th, 2015


Name/ nickname Benoit

Where do you live ? Lille

Your job? To put panels solar energy on the roofs of parking lots to produce some electricity, it is nice for the nature

Describe yourself in only one sentence : Keep cool and enjoy your life

Why do you have tattoos ? To express an art form which will age with me

What is your interest in tattoos ? The permanent side. We live in a world today where the consumable and the disposable are a king. I guess the tattoo is in contrast. I am also very attracted by the traditional and ritual tattoos for their symbolism, such as sak yant Thai, the Maori.

What or who is your artistic inspiration ? It is going to be difficult to limit them to a sentence. I like different styles and various tattooers from Jeff Gogue to Horiyoshi III including Xoïl.

Who is/ are the Tattooist(s) who have stung you ? For the moment I had the only pleasure to be tattooed by [Kim Anh Nguyen] ( when she passed to Suzann Grimm‘s shop (the shop of Justin Dekan). She is very nice and very pro.

What is the story of your tattoos (numbers, place, … ) ? I have only this tattoo on the top of the arm for the moment, I hope to add others soon. I looked for a tattoo which like me, mixes Asia and Europe.

When did you start ? 31

What was the reaction of your friends and family ? Rather good one. I think that the fact of having tattooed a part of the body which is hidden or little because hidden under clothes helps in the acceptance. It is even easier when the tattoo is beautiful!

Your next tattoo ? soon !

What would be your definition of the tattoo ? Keep with you moments of your life

When you will be an old man/ old woman ? I already have difficulty in planning ahead in 6 month thus you will ask me the question when I shall be old?

Your favorite picture ? Artist ? Favorite that does not mean exclusive for me. I shall say Paul Gauguin or Haruki Murakami.

Your favorite restaurant ? It has been a while since I was able to go there but I think of a small restaurant in edge of beach to Sihanoukville. OK it is a little bit far but their salad of papaya in the marinated crab is outstanding!

The perfect song ? There is so, Comment revoir Oursinet by Sebastien Tellier, Where is my mind by The Pixies or Windowpane by Opeth

**Your site, blog, twitter, instagram, or other web stuff ** @ben_h0rus

What entertains you right now ? We arrive on the verge of a pattern of consumption and wealth distribution which is going to have to evolve. We live an incredible societal revolution which, I hope, will restart better. Otherwise I passed on Apple and I am sad!

Benoit, Paris

Posted Saturday February 14th, 2015