Issue 11

Kostas Tzikalagias spoke exclusively to HeartbeatInk Tattoo Magazine about the reason why he considers Japanese tattoo the most tattoo of all, what lead him to it, the first years when he didn't know how to draw, the relativity of "apprenticeship"...
I started getting "painted" at the age of seventeen, where, within a group of punk, metal and hardcore friends of mine, we were supporting an "opposition" and indiscipline spirit. Each tattoo for me is a matter, a stimulus, a way of living. I...
Reaction: I had my birthday, I just turned fourteen and I wanted something unique; just for me (how many lies I've told in order to get my first tattoo done). When you're a teenager “forbidden”  is always combined with a few drops of madness! ...
HeartbeatInk Tattoo Magazine visited the exhibition “No Respect”: Graffiti and Street Art that is taking place at the Onassis Cultural Centre and spoke with two of the artists that are taking part in it and are tattoo artists themselves, Jasone...
Back in 1993, when I was fourteen, I announced to my parents that I wanted to have a tattoo... Hahaha, you should have seen their faces – in shock, I’m still laughing and of course I postponed it. Sometime around my thirties, I got my first tattoo...
Tattoos are a big part of my life. My first one was done when I was sixteen years old at Jimmys in Plaka – the one and only existing tattoo studio back in 1983... My second tattoo is an old song that Last Drive used to play, "Graveyard Cat". Now...
I “owe” my tendency towards tattoo to many people; each for a different reason. Such a special person for me was my uncle, who had several tattoos on him. So every time I met him he was telling me a unique story for each of his tattoos. I was...
Live In Color Tattoo Studio was founded in 1998 by Manos Rempoulis. It is based in Maroussi, in Perikleous and Panagi Tsaldari Street. The whole crew consists of seven people and 4 tattoo artists work there. Manos is a tattoo artist since 1998. He...
Even though the tattoo culture was introduced to the West, through sea ports by the  Natives, it has nevertheless become part of today’s everyday life, no longer considered a taboo by that section of society that has blinkers to anything different...
Orge Kalodimas' love and devotion on geometric tattoo led him to his recent book publication "Solstice Mandala". Orge spoke to HeartbeatInk Tattoo Magazine about his transition from realistic to geometric tattoo, the reason why he "avoids" colour,...
"I feel that because of my tattoos, I've learnt to love my body even more". Name: Konstantina KladiProfession: DJ at Ghastly Gals.Residence: Athens. I really like tattoos, although I don't have that many, at least according to my own...
The Thessalonian guitarist of Ozzy Osbourne and Firewind, Gus G aka Konstantinos Karamitroudis, spoke exclusively to HeartbeatInk Tattoo Magazine about his tattoos, his sensitive skin, the “ugly” rockers' tattoos and what causes them, what Ozzy...
I believe tattoo in Northern Greece was “initiated” by Nico and because I grew up in Alexandroupoli I was fascinated by the art of tattoo from a very young age. Maybe not so much from its artistic side, but from the the Rock 'n' Roll side of it....
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