A breath of fresh air from the southern states.
While his tattoo shop, Saved Tattoo, is located in the trendy territory of Williamsburg, Scott Campbell’s fine art studio is tucked away in just one of many unassuming warehouses of the up-and-coming Bushwick neighbourhood of Brooklyn. His dog, Texas, barrels out on to the sidewalk to greet (and size-up) newcomers, as Campbell, complete with blue dress shoes, slicked back hair and a smile, coaxes him from the door. Though Campbell’s now more accustomed to big city living, his warmth suggests that southern hospitality still comes easily to this Louisiana native. While his recent marriage to actress Lake Bell made for tabloid fodder, Campbell seems to be grounded in his success.
He shows off his artwork with excitement and humbleness – refreshing, as it’s not exactly easy to break into the New York City art scene as an outsider, let alone trade in tattoo guns for notable galleries.