Scrows Bio


If we cross the yawning chasm of countless millennia, we would return to 1977 and find a 15 year old boy stabbing his arm with an ink drenched compass in a rather boring history lesson.

Thus did Scrow embark on a journey into the tattoo profession, at a time when apprenticeships were practically unheard of, and the only way into the trade involved a helluva lot of hard work, trial and error, with begged, borrowed, stolen or homemade machines……some more trial and error, more hard work, some rather unsavory characters, living in squats, the punk uprising and even more hard work.

Over the next decade, plus a couple of years our hero tattooed a vast cast of characters in a variety of locations around the UK before it came to pass that he would settle in Brighton. Working from a private studio where he quickly gained a reputation for beautiful fantasy art, ultra precise single needle work and very clean Celtic pieces. There was an awful lot of tribal too, but hey, it was the 90’s.

A couple of chance meetings with some freaky yokel and Scrow found himself in the position of mentor, bringing on a young (but bitterly cynical) Wurz and teaching him the ways of the world and how to tattoo.

From here it was a small leap into the present shop, where Scrow really slipped into his stride, turning out piece after piece of quality tattooing covering the broadest spectrum of styles. Rather than specialising in a particular style, Scrow has always enjoyed tattooing pretty much any kind of style or subject you’d care to mention, always to a high standard and always with a Scrow twist to it.

Scrow has had work published in publications such as “Skin Deep”, “the Tattoo Bible”, “Bizarre” and the “Skin Show” series of books to name but a few….one of his customers also ended up in a more esoteric publication or two, but you’d have to ask him about that. Go on…..ask him!

Preferring not to sit on his many laurels, Scrow continues to move with the times and now finds himself tattooing a wide range of art from fluid biomechanics and portraiture to beautifully colourful wildlife pieces by way of art nouveau and traditional Japanese.

He’s tattooed page 3 girls, budding rock stars, actors, hippies, bikers, bank managers, builders, doctors, Mum’s, Dad’s and their offspring, punks and rockers alike. Always showing the same attention to detail, artistic flair and care to one and all whilst striving to push his artistic horizons to the max and continues to enjoy a reputation for quality and care whilst keeping a weather eye on the future of tattooing’s horizon.