• Cleen Rock One (real name James Steinke) was born in Illinois USA in 1977.
• He became popular on the internet thanks to being a tattoo artist.
• He competed in the reality TV show "Ink Master" in season 5 and 7.
• He is currently dating Megan Jean Morris and has two children from a prior marriage.
• His net worth is estimated to be over $2 million.


Cleen Rock One’s Wiki Biography

Cleen Rock One, whose real name is James Steinke, was born in Illinois USA on 6 August 1977, so under the zodiac sign of Leo and holding American nationality – he became popular on the internet thanks to being a tattoo artist.

Early life and education

Cleen spent his entire childhood in Elgin, Illinois alongside his parents, however, he hasn’t shared any details regarding them with the public, as he prefers to keep them away from the media’s attention. As he hasn’t mentioned having any siblings, Cleen is believed to be an only child.

He had a rather normal childhood, and didn’t fall in love with tattoos until he was around 12 years old. He began seeing inked people in the streets every day, and as he was already good at drawing, he decided how he might as well try his luck with tattooing. He got his first tattoo at the age of 16, and as he needed parental permission, he persuaded his mother – although satisfied with it, Cleen didn’t get his second tattoo until years after. After he matriculated from high school, Cleen didn’t enroll at college, but rather decided to focus on becoming a tattoo artist.

Career of a tattoo artist

Cleen was 21 years old when he launched his career, and opened his own tattoo shop in Illinois. He was working every day without a day off, and steadily improving his skills to become recognized in his hometown. He first became popular on the internet after appearing in the fifth season of the “Ink Master” reality TV show, in which he competed with other tattoo artists – he didn’t win, but became the runner-up to Jason Clay Dunn.

Cleen Rock One

He came back for the show’s seventh season but didn’t manage to win again – there were rumors that Cleen has won the 2018 “Ink Master” competition but these have been proven wrong, and it is known that although Cleen is a great tattoo artist, he still hasn’t won any competitions. After nearly 20 years of experience, Cleen has opened his new tattoo shop in Las Vegas, and has become recognized all over the US.

Personal life and girlfriend

Cleen is the kind of person who prefers to keep his personal matters to himself but being as popular as he is, some things related to his love life are still known. Although Cleen hasn’t talked about his ex-wife, it is known that he was a married man. The two allegedly met in 2002, and exchanged their wedding vows two years afterwards – they are parents to two kids. They divorced sometime in 2007, and although Cleen hasn’t talked about his past marriage, he is said to still be in good relations with his ex-wife and his children.


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He is currently dating Megan Jean Morris, a tattoo artist as well – the two met when they were both competing in the “Ink Master” reality TV show. It took them around a month to start dating, and they have been together ever since, however, they do not seem to be planning on exchanging their wedding vows anytime soon, and haven’t talked about starting a family together. Judging by his own social media accounts and his secrecy, it appears as Cleen is currently dating Megan Jean Morris, he’s been married once, and has two kids from his first marriage.

Hobbies and likes

While tattoos are Cleen’s biggest passion, there are still numerous other things he is good at, and enjoys doing in his free time. Cleen is a big lover of animals, and has two pet dogs whose names are not known – he occasionally uploads pictures of them onto his Instagram account, and has recently explained how they were there for him when he was going through his divorce and having a rough time. He is a fan of motorcycles, and has changed several throughout the years – he sells his motorcycle when he gets bored with it and goes on to buy a new one. He is also a fan of vintage cars, and goes to car or motorcycle events held in his vicinity.

Cleen is said to love women too much, and some have stated that his divorce occurred due to him being unfaithful but this hasn’t been confirmed – although Cleen is currently in a relationship, he still often shares pictures of himself with attractive women on his Instagram account, while some of his female fans have been sending him nudes throughout the years.

Appearance and net worth

Cleen is currently 42 years old. He has short brown hair and blue eyes, while his height and weight are not known. According to authoritative sources, his current net worth is estimated to be more than $2 million, and is steadily rising thanks to his career of a tattoo artist.

Social media presence

Cleen is very active on some of the most popular social media networks, as this is very important for advertising his tattoo shop. He launched his Twitter account in March 2011, and has gathered more than 42,000 followers and tweeted over 20,000 times. His Instagram account currently has more than 260,000 people following him, while he’s uploaded over 3,000 pictures onto it – Cleen is also running a Facebook page onto which he has managed to gather nearly 9,000 followers.


Benjy is currently a reporter for BiographyPedia based in Adelaide, Australia. Prior to joining BiographyPedia in July 2019, he was a Bizarre TV reporter and theatre critic at TheSun. Benjy has also written for DailyMail and TMZ. Benjy studied journalism at Goldsmiths University of London, graduating in 2009. You can contact him at [email protected].

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  1. Clean did win ink master season 11 in his head to head against Christian

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