Issue 14

HeartbeatInk Tattoo Magazine met Unida in Athens and discussed with John Garcia, Arthur Seay and Miguel Cancino about tattoos, stereotypes, zombie movies, stoner rock's current flourishing and the reasons why Greece reminds them of California....
Bettie Chrysovitsanou spoke to HeartbeatInk Tattoo Magazine about her teenage dream, which was none other than tattooing. She analyses her transition from Realistic to Neo Traditional tattoo, the augmenting "phenomenon" of the use of Greek words on...
The one and only Alex Binnie spoke exclusively to HeartbeatInk Tattoo Magazine about his journey from punk rock to Art School and then to tattooing, the reasons why there were always more tattoos in England, being in fashion, how hipster tattoos...
Unicorn Tattoo Studio first opened in early 2001 in the center of Glifada and has since been a benchmark in the most commercial street of the area. Specifically, it is based on Metaxa Street number 24 to 26, in the first floor of the shopping center...
HeartbeatInk Tattoo Magazine was in London on the 26th, 27th and 28th of September at the spacious and beautiful Tobacco Dock – as usual -  for the famous London Tattoo Convention, now in its tenth year. The venue may be the same each time, but the...
HeartbeatInk Tattoo Magazine photographed all the winners of the 1st Thessalonink’s tattoo contests. Photos by Ino Mei. Day 1 - Friday 19 September Best Tribal: Kostas Pliakas / Prive Tattoo Best Japanese: Nikos Katsoulis / Nico Tattoo Crew...
The first thing that amazed me when I arrived at the port of Thessaloniki was the amazing space and everything surrounding it. My surprise continued when I also entered warehouse C where Thessalonink was taking place. I came across an...
Thessalonink, the first and long awaited tattoo festival in the city of Thessaloniki, starts tomorrow. HeartbeatInk Tattoo Magazine spoke with the organizers, George Mavridis and Fotis Lazos. Thessalonink will be taking place at Warehouse C in...
The first tattoo and piercing pictures that I have in my mind are from my childhood; while traveling around the world with my parents. They have the 'traveler's syndrome', which I also inherited, and as a result a big part of my summer holidays was...
Tattoo bears a special magic for me. It can act as a window through which we can see inside, or a shield to protect us from those who cannot see beyond the surface. I loved tattoos from an early age and waited to be old enough to start getting...
Having myself previously visited the magnificent land of Japan, I waited with great interest for the arrival of "Tattoo in Japan" book of Edition Reuss. Browsing and reading this impressive edition of 320 pages, I immediately wanted to talk to the...
Appetite for destruction ... I remember holding Guns'n'Roses album on my hands at the age of twelve and the first thing that I thought when I looked at the cover was "I want to have this tattooed on me"... So when I became eighteen, I started my own...
In my eyes, tattoo is like a garment that you love so much that you decide to wear every day for the rest of your life. For others it may symbolize something, while some other people just make it for decoration. Maybe both. In any case, however, it...
Tattoo for me is a way and definitely a decision of life. You must indeed love it and have the strength in order to back it up and accept that maybe some people may look at you differently. In many cases, you have to certainly show that you deserve...
"I like Japanese tattoo style a lot and therefore my future tattoos would be done under this particular style".  Name: Fani Roukos Profession: Manager at Aigli Lobby at Bournazi.Residence: Athens. I had my first tattoo done at the age of sixteen! I...
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