Making a difference to a rescue animal is an action that can have a truly lasting impact, much like those made by tattoo artist, Clinton Naidoo – a long-time supporter of the Cape of Good Hope SPCA.

As a lifelong Grassy Park resident, Clinton has always viewed the CoGH SPCA as a landmark in the community. In the ’90s, the CoGH SPCA led a campaign which called for local schools to decorate the walls of the SPCA. Clinton managed to paint his very own art piece in 5 hours and bring this structure to life with his talents.

Having this experience encouraged the untrained artist to believe in his natural gift and so began his personal journey in the creative field. Along with this affinity for creating, Clinton also loved animals and at one time had numerous pet birds, often receiving advice from the SPCA regarding their care.

Once again Clinton was asked to design a banner for an SPCA Charity Shop event and thereafter worked on artwork for the popular SPCA book sales, Wiggle Waggle Walks and Adoption campaigns.


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Flash forward to 2019 and Clinton is now a fully-fledged tattoo artist in high demand. Who would have thought painting a wall as part of an SPCA campaign would have kick-started his successful tattoo career?

Primal Culture Tattoo Studio, run by Clinton and supported by his staff will be hosting the 2019 SPCA Tats for Tails Tattoo-A-Thon from the August 23 to 25.

Keep an eye out for some very familiar celebs who will be taking part in this great event as well!

Tattoo costs: R600 for a 7cm x 7cm artwork.

Venue: Primal Culture Tattoo Studio, Shop 2A, 108, Main Road, Plumstead, in Cape Town.

Bookings can be made [email protected]  or contact details: 021 707 1299 or 021 811 8282

Funds raised will go towards the vaccination and sterilisation of animals in need.

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Lucinda Dordley

Lucinda is a hard news writer who occasionally dabbles in lifestyle writing, and recent journalism graduate. She is a proud intersectional feminist, and is passionate about actively creating a world which is free of discrimination and inequality.