Duncan X

Tattoo Artist — South London

Name
My name is Duncan X. It's my real name, I changed it by deed-poll when I was younger.

What do you do?
I am a tattooist and I have my own style of invention.

Where are you from?
I grew up in Bromley in South London. I was 13 in 1978 and I witnessed the birth of Punk Rock, as it happened on the streets and in the pubs and parks of suburbia. I spent that time mainly running away from bigger, scary individuals (like I have become).

A music icon that has inspired you?
The Sex Pistols were obviously a massive influence but I also loved bands like The Jam, the Stranglers, Ian Dury, Bowie.

First song you played on repeat?
The first record I owned and played to death was the single 'Trash' by Roxy Music, and I still love it.

What has been your all-time favourite gig?
I saw Iggy Pop play when I was 17 and he touched me - physically (on the head) and spiritually (in the heart).

What music did you listen to growing up?
My life has had an ear for punk music, a mod revival, skin heads, soul boys and disco, New Romantics, indie bands and even a summer of love in ‘88.

Who do you listen to in your studio?
I now have the whole history of popular music playing while I work, tailored to my personal taste by technology (Spotify). Amazing. In fact, I have to confess I was in a band myself in the early 90’s called Sheep on Drugs. It's still there on the internet...

Instagram: @DuncanXtattoos

What was the first song you played on repeat?
'In Every Dream Home a Heartache' by Roxy Music

A music icon that has inspired you and favourite song?
'Heroes' by David Bowie

A song you wish you'd written?
'Ace of Spades' by Motörhead 

A song lyric that has inspired you?
'I'm Waiting For The Man' by The Velvet Underground
“First thing you learn is that you always gotta wait” or "We can be heroes, just for one day" by Bowie.

What music did you listen to growing up?
'Ghost Town' by The Specials

What was the last piece of music you bought?
Peggy Lee compilation

Name
My name is Duncan X. It's my real name, I changed it by deed-poll when I was younger.

What do you do?
I am a tattooist and I have my own style of invention.

Where are you from?
I grew up in Bromley in South London. I was 13 in 1978 and I witnessed the birth of Punk Rock, as it happened on the streets and in the pubs and parks of suburbia. I spent that time mainly running away from bigger, scary individuals (like I have become).

A music icon that has inspired you?
The Sex Pistols were obviously a massive influence but I also loved bands like The Jam, the Stranglers, Ian Dury, Bowie.

First song you played on repeat?
The first record I owned and played to death was the single 'Trash' by Roxy Music, and I still love it.

What has been your all-time favourite gig?
I saw Iggy Pop play when I was 17 and he touched me - physically (on the head) and spiritually (in the heart).

What music did you listen to growing up?
My life has had an ear for punk music, a mod revival, skin heads, soul boys and disco, New Romantics, indie bands and even a summer of love in ‘88.

Who do you listen to in your studio?
I now have the whole history of popular music playing while I work, tailored to my personal taste by technology (Spotify). Amazing. In fact, I have to confess I was in a band myself in the early 90’s called Sheep on Drugs. It's still there on the internet...

Instagram: @DuncanXtattoos

What was the first song you played on repeat?
'In Every Dream Home a Heartache' by Roxy Music

A music icon that has inspired you and favourite song?
'Heroes' by David Bowie

A song you wish you'd written?
'Ace of Spades' by Motörhead 

A song lyric that has inspired you?
'I'm Waiting For The Man' by The Velvet Underground
“First thing you learn is that you always gotta wait” or "We can be heroes, just for one day" by Bowie.

What music did you listen to growing up?
'Ghost Town' by The Specials

What was the last piece of music you bought?
Peggy Lee compilation

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