Vikas Malani is a Mumbai based veteran celebrity tattoo artist. The man behind ‘BodyCanvas’ got inspired by his mother, who was an artist. Having no formal training in fine art, Vikas’ passion for art led him to start sketching at a very young age. His artwork included a lot of landscape, abstract patterns and designs. He later progressed to body painting and temporary tattoos in college in 1998. He trained under a Spanish tattoo artist, Lydia and with the support of Dr. Kohiyar and Mr. Shantaram, started commercial tattooing in the year 2001. And finally, in the year 2003, ‘BodyCanvas’ was launched.
Vikas has worked on all styles of tattoos, from old school to modern. His personal favourites include linework, dotwork, freestyle, traditional designs, water color and geometric tattoos. He loves experimenting with new styles and does not want to restrict himself to any particular style.
A strong advocate of women empowerment, Vikas has collaborated with acid attack survivors through the Channv Foundation and is actively working with them by conducting tattoo workshops all over India. Further, he also supports the Space Foundation for stray animals (dogs).
- USP: His unbelievable super-sonic tattooing speed along with perfect finishing.