Having been tattooed by Mr X over a number of years, Alex Nicholson decided to create a short film on the artist currently based at Into You in Clerkenwell, East London. Taught by Dennis Cockell in the mid-’90s, Duncan X (his official name) discusses his life and art in this dark, otherworldly film that sees his own collection of tattoos slowly unveiled. “I think of tattooing as scratching off the surface and revealing what’s really under there…I like grabbing hold of someone and marking them forever and they’ll remember me forever. That’s human contact” Press play.
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