Born in Louisiana, Scott Campbell tattoo artist had intended to become a biochemist and studied at the University of Texas, but in true unruly tattoo style he moved to San Francisco and began tattooing.
Given a start at the old school tattoo shop Picture Machine, Campbell learned the trade and travelled the world tattooing as he went and living the life of a true artist. On his return to America he opened his own tattoo shop, Saved Tattoo, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, where he boasts an impressive clientèle including the likes of fashion designer Marc Jacobs, the late Heath Ledger, actor Orlando Bloom and Penelope Cruz. Not content with just tattooing Campbell has also gained recognition for his other artwork such as his impressive sculptures made from currency and a series of watercolour paintings.
However, tattooing is what Scott Campbell tattoo artist has made a name for himself. So lets take a look at some of his awesome work!
The ability and talent of Scott Campbell tattoo artist is perhaps best seen in the short movie made by film-maker Casey Neistat, in which Campbell makes a homemade or 'prison style' tattoo machine out of what is essentially a pen and batteries! Not finished there he proceeds to create a kickass piece of lettering, seen below. To watch Campbell assemble and use his homemade machine you can check it out here!!