This Friday ten pupils from four Dunfermline schools will display their original tattoo designs at Fire Station Creative.
Inkredible is a joint project by Dunfermline Community Policing Team, Tower House, Fife Council and four local tattoo studios. It is the brainchild of Dunfermline-based community officer PC Scott Morgan who, with a degree in interactive media and a diploma in graphic design, might have thought that he when joined the police, his creative days were behind him. However PC Morgan has been able to draw on his background to deliver an initiative that, it is hoped, will not only build confidence in the pupils taking part but also form the basis of further study and career opportunities.
PC Morgan says, ‘For me policing these days is not just about criminality but is about building relationships with the public. I was happy to work on Inkredible – even on my day off – because I wanted to keep the momentum going and it’s great that almost all of the pupils who began the project saw it through to completion. They’re super keen and that’s fantastic.’
Professional tattoo artists from Mint Gun Club, Voodoo Tattoo Club, Dagren Studio and Blue Box Studio enthusiastically hosted training seminars during the project and will also contribute designs to the exhibition.
INKREDIBLE opens at the Fire Station on Friday 13 and runs until Sunday 28 January. Entry is free.