10 Questions with Scott Move
1. What is your name, where are you from and what do you do?
I'm Scott Move, I'm originally from the heart of the Essex countryside but I currently reside in the knee-ditch of dirty London Town. I spend my time masquerading as a tattooer, I've yet to be found out.
2. What influences your creativity?
I'm not usually stuck when it comes to ideas, so creatively I'm pretty much ready to go at all times. I've always had a pretty decent imagination I think, it's just finding time to get it all onto paper. I'm influenced by all kinds of art, mainly stuff that's hand drawn or painted, as that's the way I like to create things. Mike Giant, Durer, Francis Bacon, Pushead.
3. How long have you been tattooing, and how did you first get into the trade?
I've been tattooing for about four and a half years. I know that because my son is the same age as my tattoo career. It's easy to remember that way. I didn't do an apprenticeship, but I wish I had, I learned backwards and still have no real idea what I'm doing. It took me a long time to start tattooing because I was scared of it. I'm still scared of it.
4. Describe your work in 3 words.
Into The Void
5. What do you usually listen to in the studio?
There's only two musical stipulations at the studio, no Deftones, no Morrissey. Anything else is fair game.
6. What is your opinion on the way social media has affected the art community?
I've been tattooing as long as Instagram has existed, so I can't really say how it's affected it from before that. All I can say is that I bet tattooing was better when you didn't have to feel judged by an audience of thousands of Internet strangers, to feel valid. The reaction of an Instagram post can affect how you feel about your work, either positively or negatively.. Which is ridiculous but true, it shouldn't have to matter to anyone but your client and yourself. Maybe I'm mental. It's been amazing however, In terms of reach, and in getting people interested in my tattoos. It's a double edged sword for sure. It's both parts good and bad. I would be fucked without it.
7. Who is your dream client?
Basically anyone who can book in a tough tattoo in less than three emails.
8. What was the first tattoo you ever did and who was it on?
My first tattoo was on myself and it's facing the wrong way. It's a severed head, and it's terrible. I see it everyday.
9. What do you do on your days off?
I don't think there's such a thing as a day off really. Unless you look at tattooing as some sort of job? It's really not a job. It's not a career path. It's not a fucking GCSE choice. I can never have a day off. I draw every single day if I can.
10. Who else's work should we check out?
Michael J Kelly
Scott Move can be found on Instagram @scottmove