Ben Leadlove received his undergraduate education pursuant in Fine Arts, concentrating in Sculpture and Illustration at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA. He also pursued Continuing Education studies at The Academy of Fine Arts (PAFA), focusing on classical sculpture and anatomy with regards to the human form. He is an accomplished Illustrator and Graphic Designer, with publications in children's literature and the comic book community. With over a decade of experience working alongside a diverse roster of commercial and independent clients, developing personalized branding and promotional material to suit their individual needs, Ben has established himself as an innovative and contemporary creator.
In 2014 Ben completed a two year tattoo apprenticeship at Irish Buddha Tattoo Studio located in Seaford, Delaware. Over the years as he honed his skills as a professional tattoo artist, he began gravitating towards custom designs in predominately fine line black & grey. Ben utilizes a minimalist approach in much of his work, focusing on line and form, peppered with soft hatching grays. He also enjoys a freehand painterly approach to color application, as seen in his abstract watercolor representations. He prides himself on his commitment to meticulous detail and attention given to unique, conceptually-driven custom designs for clients.