Get to Know Tat Scott and His Journey to the Tattoo World
Born and raised in Bridgeport, CT, I grew up in a household where I was very sheltered from the world. Anything that was against the grain was definitely a big NO NO in my parent’s eyes. Growing up in a strict household with old school traditional Spanish parents made me want to venture off and explore the world since I was so new to it. As a kid I remember always drawing and never playing with gaming consoles. I was always known for carrying markers and a sketch book on me at all times. I started my career in drawing at such a young age by imitating comic characters and would try and create my own style. My art was influenced a lot by music because my dad is a big music collector and the house was never quiet. Being a big music head, I would always go through my dad’s collection and notice how all the musicians were so tattooed; just looking so bad ass. That’s were all my influence came, and decided I wanted that same look eventually. As I got older, I realized that my dad was such a talented artist and realized maybe it is just in my genes. I figure this has to be where I get my talent from. He would have various projects at a time, drawing his life away, and I would look at it and be like wow how does he do that!? Eventually my dad noticed that I was so intrigued, and he must have seen that I had it in me as well. Shortly after, he would give me the comic section in the newspaper and let me study the animations. I can honestly say that moments like those were huge turning points in my life. I was drawing constantly, and it became such a natural hobby for me. Truthfully, I knew I was good, but I didn’t think it would take me as far as I've gotten.
Once I got to High School, I met up with some homies that were also artists, and they took me on a whole new journey of viewing art. I was introduced to the world of graffiti. I loved graffiti because I was able to be as creative as I wanted and there was no limit to what I could create especially with all the bright vibrant colors. When I was 17 years old, I was arrested for "vandalism" and at that point in my life I knew that I was changed forever in terms of how I viewed my future, but in the most positive way imaginable.
It was the first time in my life I was in a situation such as that, being arrested for something I loved doing, simply creating art; I was so overwhelmed, and one thing I knew for sure was I did not want to come back. While I was there, I had made a promise to myself that I would take my life more serious and I would do permanent art. I realized at that point, when I was doing graffiti, I would pour my heart and soul into a piece to only get buffed in like 2-3 days, so I decided that I would no longer be a temporary artist and wanted my art to last.
Tattoos were something that always interested me but never thought I had it in me to execute it myself. From handling a machine, different color inks, to having to prick someone with a needle, puncturing the skin at a rate of 50 to 3,000 time per minute, it seemed like such an art that was too far fetch. However, it wasn’t stopping me. I was ambitious enough to learn the art and get to where I am today. From the beginning I always had the greatest respect for the art form of tattooing because it was so much more than just drawing on someone. For me, it’s about helping someone get through their tattoos and being able to give someone closure or even helping them feel good about themselves. That’s the most rewarding part of all.
Being in the world of tattooing I've lived a life I would only dream of. I've met some of the coolest, most down to earth people in my career. My dream was to always travel the world and I can honestly say I would have never did as much as I am if it wasn't for tattooing. I've dedicated my life to art and would love to stay true to it. While I am tattooing, it’s almost as if I am in a trance. I'm at total peace because the only thing I am focused on is the piece and the piece only. I would like to thank all my clients and anybody that allowed me to grow and be a better person and artist as well. If interested in getting any work I enjoy black and grey/ color, different line weights with harsh lines and soft shading, animation, graffiti/lettering or anything that will be bad ass and would age well.
Get to know me and my talents past these words. I enjoy meeting new people and creating long term bonds through art.