Scott C. “Skott” Greene

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Scott C. “Skott” Greene

Warwick, Kent County, Rhode Island, USA
Death 20 Feb 2003 (aged 35–36)
West Warwick, Kent County, Rhode Island, USA
Burial Unknown, Specifically: Burial Info. Unknown
Memorial ID 20938362 · View Source
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Sadly, Skott was one of the victims of The Station Nightclub fire.

When it came to his work, tattooing, no detail escaped Skott.

"I think what he loved most was when someone would come in with an idea, a far-out scheme, and he would put it on them and make it happen," says a friend and employee Brian O'Donnell. "He loved to do the big crazy pieces because he loved the detail."

He also loved the band Deep Purple, the movie Planet of the Apes, and the television show Lost in Space. In fact, he loved the robot from Lost in Space so much he had it tattooed on the inside of his right arm.

"He was the biggest Deep Purple fan," Brian said. "He thought that in essence their musicianship was the greatest in the world."

Roughly 16 months before his death, Skott got a chance at his dream when he opened Doors of Perception Tattoo, 709 Quaker Lane in West Warwick. His wife, Sandi, co-owned and managed the shop.

"That was his dream; he wanted to own his own parlor, and we did it," Sandi said. "He has been drawing since he was two, his family tells me. You couldn't even have a piece of scrap paper without him drawing something beautiful."

Before owning his own shop, Skott worked for nine years as a tattoo artist at Electric Ink, in East Providence.

"He was a perfectionist when it came to his art," Sandi said. "Obviously you can't erase it. No tattoo ever left that shop without being perfect."

Skott, 35, was known for his excellent tattoo portraits, a reputation that ultimately led him to The Station last Thursday. Jack Russell, the lead singer of the band Great White, had called several tattoo shops looking for a great portrait artist, Sandi said.

Russell ended up at Skott's parlor. "He tattooed a kind of heart with the name Sue in it," Sandi said. "He tattooed it kind of on his pelvic area."

A pleased Russell put Skott and Brian on the guest list for the show. Sandi decided not to go.

"At least in my eyes, I am glad to see so many people walking around with his artwork," Sandi said. "There is no greater memorial. You can have pictures, drawings, but if you are wearing his work, there is no greater honor, and I have told his customers that."

He was born in New Rochelle, N.Y., the son of Fred N. and Dorothy L. (Jones) Greene, of Warwick. He was a 1985 graduate Toll Gate High School.

Skott and his wife lived on Byron Boulevard in Warwick. They married three years ago.

Besides his wife and parents, he leaves two brothers, Fred N. of Coventry and Terrence M. of North Kingstown; two sisters, Pamela C. Suttcliffe of North Kingstown and Kimberly A. Vrogendewey of Rocky Mount, N.C.; and his maternal grandmother Stella Pyrek of Springfield, Mass.

The greatest thing that I loved about Skott was the fact that he loved dragonflies. he would hide one in every piece of art he created. Skin...paper didn't matter. I think that is awesome. Incorporating something you love into everything you's just adding that lil' extra special touch of you. That's the type of guy he was...he went the extra mile, made it personal, and matter what it was.

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