The Tattoo Book: Scott Campbell If You Don’t Belong, Don’t Be Long

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Although I wouldn’t necessarily call this a coffee table book – who would just sit quietly, sipping on a cup of cappuccino flipping through pages of more or less known individuals who’d had ink done and they’re showing it off? I think getting a tattoo is a commitment that goes beyond time and fashion. It’s your personality’s ink perspiration. Show it or hide it, a tattoo is there for life. Unless you decide otherwise and then you’ll have the scar for life.

So just in case it wasn’t clear enough – tattoos are there to stay! Scott Campbell’s inking art found so many people willing to wear it that the man became famous in his own right. In his own art. Scott Campbell is a man of ink and art. And now he has a book to show it (and there’s more than just tattooed skin inside, as Scott Campbell found more interesting canvas to use his tools on).

208 pages with written words by Al Moran, Justin Theroux and Richard Price and photographs by uncle Terry (it’s hard to go around his “work” these days). Scott Campbell’s book found a teasing title for its front cover: If You Don’t Belong, Don’t Be Long. Belong where? In the inked club, duh! So? Ready to be / long? (if you’re interested, hereby some inside pictures from the book available here)

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#1 Riana on 05.21.12 at 7:11 am

Not so long ago I saw a tattooed chair by him. A leather chair with a skull on it! OMG I want that chair….keep the book, all I want is that tattooed chair!!

#2 kpriss on 05.21.12 at 7:15 am

;) I remember that chair ;) I discovered it while chasing around for Scott Campbell’s ink work! (I know you saw it too at the time, just in case you missed it, head on here)

#3 Riana on 05.21.12 at 7:24 am

OMG stop the torture….yes, that chair!! ;) :D

I can see it in my imaginary walk in closet. To use it while dressing and only I am allowed to sit in it….le sigh….

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