Good morning everyone happy Wednesday, thanks for checking into the Sullen Clothing blog for another “21 Questions”. We are pleased to announce today’s interview is with our good friend Ben Corn. Ben is currently working out of Simms Ink in Northern California and killing it with his large scale black and grey, but don’t be fooled he can do it all from skulls to lettering to a bit of color as well. In his short 15 year career he has earned a large amount of awards and accomplishments and has proved he is a heavy hitter in the tattoo industry. Ben has become well known with celebrities and sports stars and has done some cool tattoos, one standing out the most which if you read the interview below you will find out who and what it was. So check it out and let us know what you think, become a friend and fan of Ben on his Facebook, you never know he might have some openings to get some work done.
Sullen- What’s up Ben how’s everything going?
Ben- Everything is good, just enjoying life
Sullen- How long have you been tattooing?
Ben- I began my apprenticeship over 15 years ago
Sullen- What’s the reason you love tattooing?
Ben- I love tattooing because of all art forms I’ve tried, there’s too many factors to ever master it and that’s what drives me to keep learning and trying harder
Sullen- Where are you from?
Ben- I grew up in Norco, Ca
Sullen- Did anyone influence you to start tattooing?
Ben- I never really considered it until I was offered an apprenticeship by Roger Blankenship (RIP) of Almost Brothers Tattoos
Sullen-Do you compare your style to anyone?
Ben- I think at this point, I kinda got my own thing going on…
Sullen- What kind of music do you like?
Ben- Underground hip-hop to death metal and everything in between
Sullen- Black and Grey or Color which do you prefer?
Ben- I can do color but…shhhh.. don’t tell anyone but I prefer working in black and grey.
Sullen- Is there one thing that inspires you before you start working like music or anything?
Ben- Ummm..puff puff pass.
Sullen- You favorite place to eat?
Ben- The Corn kitchen a.k.a whatever the wifey is cookin!
Sullen- Favorite drink?
Ben- Anybody that knows me knows that I can’t work without my Dr.Pepper!
Sullen- What’s the most memorable tattoo you have done?
Ben- Lebron James, “Chosen 1″ on his back.
Sullen- How did your relationship with Sullen come about?
Ben- Owner Ryan Smith hit me up and went from there.
Sullen- What’s your favorite item from Sullen?
Ben- The Blaq Paq, it’s made traveling way easier.
Sullen- Who’s your favorite Sullen Angel?
Ben- I plea the fifth lol.
Sullen- If you weren’t tattooing what would you be doing?
Ben- Teaching high school ceramics.
Sullen- If you were to design the next Art Collective tee with Sullen what would the ideal art work be?
Ben- A collaboration between Ryan and myself.
Sullen- What’s a hidden talent of yours?
Ben- I can cook!
Sullen- Anything on the horizon for Ben Corn, any projects you want to let your fans know about?
Ben- I’m always doing something big so stay tuned…
Sullen- Best place you have traveled to?
Sullen- Worst place you have traveled to?
Ben- Haven’t been there yet lol
Sullen- Anyone you wanna give shout outs to this is your time…..
Ben- My beautiful wife Monica for giving me my pride and joy my daughter Kasey Ava and the Sullen family for giving me this opportunity!
Thanks Ben for taking time to catch up with us and being a part of the Sullen Art Collective family, keep up the great work!