Kem (CYP), founder of Art Studio 46, Birmingham

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‘I always wanted to bring everything I loved under one roof, and with me being a go-getter, I used all my resources to build Art Studio 46 and turn that dream into reality. It combines the things I love: getting tattooed, pierced and drinking exquisite coffee. The interior consists of cars, motorbikes and other garage materials – another thing I love in life. Now our customers – and I – can kick back while getting tattooed and enjoy some of the best coffee in the world.’

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‘The original shop was in Northern Cyprus, my turf. And now we’re expanding to Birmingham, UK, where we will open a second shop. So now I’m not just integrating the things I care for, but also the places. There’s no ‘living the dream’ if you’re not going to build it yourself, right? I am now planning an international franchise opportunity to sell this awesome concept. So you can now own one yourself! An Art Gallery 46-establishment offers the following services: a tattoo-modelling agency, tattoos & extreme piercing, graffiti, photography and exotic coffee.’

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‘I dedicated the bar to my grandfather who was a legend, known for his outrageous drinking and rebellious behavior. His spirit lives on in me: I fucking love to drink and party. Oh, and if you’re wondering what the number 46 stands for, it’s the number on the mental rapport that confirms you are mentally ill. I know, it’s a bit extreme, but we’re all a bit crazy sometimes, right?’

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