Scott Campbell tattoo above on Sophia Amoruso.
Tattooer and fine artist Scott Campbell is co-owner of one of the most respected tattoo studios in NYC, Saved Tattoo; however, his popularity extends far beyond the tattoo community, particularly, for his A-List clientele. You can also see him on TV dancing with his actress/filmaker wife Lake Bell for an Apple Watch ad, and he was the best man at Justin Theroux and Jennifer Aniston's wedding.
It's the pop culture celebrity pedigree that often precedes discussion of Scott's artwork, as is the case in this NY Times piece on his latest work, Whole Glory, an exhibition and performance at Milk Gallery. The exhibition opens today and runs through Sunday, from 10 am-6pm. The closing reception on Sunday is from 6-8pm.
As Scott wrote on his Instagram, "At the center of the installation will be a hole. On the other side of that hole will be me. I will tattoo (for free) any arm that comes through. There is no communication. I tattoo whatever I am inspired to do, and recipient doesn't get to see until it's finished."
The Times interviews Scott on this performance aspect of Whole Glory. Here's some of that talk:
Read more here. To RSVP for the reception on Sunday, email email@example.com.
Scott Campbell tattooing Marc Jacobs.