Scott Campbell: If You Don't Belong, Don't Be Long
Text by Al Moran and Justin Theroux and Richard Price, Photographed by Terry Richardson
Adored by celebrity patrons and admired by his peers in the industry, Scott Campbell is known not only for his amazing technique and vision as a tattoo artist, but also as a respected fine artist on the contemporary scene. Both Campbell’s artwork and tattoo work are informed by timeless trends of “new antiquarian” style, nineteenth-century hand-lettering, kitsch, and classic tattoo “flash.”
Campbell is considered the tattoo artist of both the trendsetter and the daring celebrity. However, though Campbell has tattooed celebrities from the late Heath Ledger to visionaries like Marc Jacobs, it is through his distinctive aesthetic that he has become a celebrity in his own right.
Campbell renders fleeting trends into timeless masterpieces not only on canvas and in sculpture, but also on skin. This book captures both, exemplifying how his tattoo work informs his artwork and vice versa.
About The Author
Scott Campbell is a tattoo and fine artist living in Brooklyn and is also the founder of the now legendary studio Saved Tattoo. Al Moran is the co-founder of OHWOW, a gallery and publishing house that provides a platform for progressive art and features both emerging and established artists’ work. Justin Theroux is an actor, screenwriter, and director, and has starred in the films American Pscyho and David Lynch’s Mulholland Drive, to name a few. Richard Price is an American novelist and screenwriter, best known for his books The Wanderers and Clockers.