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Artist Profile - Curtis Pettigrove


Age: 30

Years Tattooing: 6

Favourite Style: Traditional


What can we say about Curtis? He’s a quiet, unassuming gentleman who’s a fan of Dungeons and Dragons, obscure punk music and surrealist art. Once you get to know him you realise there’s a whole bunch of other layers, with a sarcastic wit enveloped by a party loving good natured guy who loves to go off the beaten track in conversation, best shown by his bio on our webpage:


“..It is known that his father, a former member of the Shirai Ryu, forbade his son from joining the clan, as he did not wish for his son to live the life of an assassin. However, Curtis joined in spite of his father's wishes in order to provide his wife and son with a comfortable life.

Now Curtis is a hell-spawned spectre, inexorably seeking vengeance against those responsible for the destruction of his clan and the death of his own family. He tattoos in his spare time at Ink Remedy.”


So now you’ve had a taste, let’s delve a little deeper and get to know the man who some affectionately call “Feather fingers”


What is the strangest request for a tattoo you’ve had?

I’ve had a couple of dudes come in and ask me to tattoo a little stick figure guy with a lawn mower on their groin area, so when they shave some of their pubes off it looks like the little guy is mowing them away… that was… fun?


Where in life do you draw your inspiration from?

I feel most of my inspiration comes from spending time with women of ill repute and various earthen born substances that alter the state of ones mind… oh, and I guess travel and my friends and family.


Let’s throw a random one in here, if you could be any animal, what would you pick and why?

Ok, here goes…. A rhino body, running on six sets of undulating gorilla arms which can be used as both legs and hands….. nah, Killer Whale


Last but not least, who is your all time favourite artist?

Yves Tanguy, who was an amazing surrealism artist, and I guess tattooing would be Jeremy Ross Armstrong from the USA, who i'm lucky enough to have one of his original pieces hanging on the wall at the shop



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