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It's been four years that I've started getting tattooed. The first one was my Maori sleeve. Some people might think that I've started rather a bit old (33 years old), but I always believed that if I was to have something as permanent as a tattoo,...
Joe
I first entered the tattoo world three years ago, when some morning I decided to “picturize” all those things that I had inside my head and my heart. Consciously, one tattoo led to another, which combined to my experiences and horrors, led to my...
Surrounded by "villains" and "antisocial" people since my teenage years; that's the way people saw me when I was chilling in the metal scene and tattoo shops where most of my buddies were heavily inked. This is the life I have chosen to live and...
I got my first tattoo done back in 1996. In 2010 Kostas (Dirty Roses) started tattooing my back, which was completed in 2011. It took him about 80 hours. My back piece has been awarded in the Athens Tattoo Convention (2011 - Best Large of Show -...
Name: FaithProfession: Promoter / BartenderResidence: Philadelphia How many tattoos do you have? Twelve. Which artist(s) did your tattoos? Andrew Idly, Troy Timpel, Mike Oliver, Dennis Pace, Alexis Rivera, Marshall Bennet. Which...
Talented and “measured” Thomas Gramm gave HeartbeatInk an interview about his course, the reasons that led him towards Neo Traditional Japanese tattoo and the tattoo scene in Greece. How come you followed this life path? I met Nikos (Nico Tattoo) at...
"I adore tattoos. They are an expression of art. I believe that if you make the first tattoo, then you just can't stop". Name: Hara.Profession: Promotion.Residence: Athens. Hara wears bikini by H&M. I adore tattoos. They are...
Tattoo is the kind of art that impressed me and charmed me deaply since a really young age. By the time I was a boy, I had "stuck"" on the idea of getting many tattoos later in my life. I love the skin canvas, because it is alive and "out there",...
Doing such a creative job as make-up, I chose to get some tattoos done that would make me and my everyday life more beautiful. My friend John, aka Dane (Taki Tsan Tattoo) has helped me make the decision and get tattooed on my arm! Being a...
Proki Tattoo Studio was founded in 2010 by Proki, aka Kostas Baronis. It is based in Ilion in Athens. Between 1995 and 2010 Proki was tattooing privately. The whole crew consists of 6 people: 3 tattoo artists, 2 apprentices and Maris, the shop...
I did my first tattoo in 2005 and after that, four more tattoos followed. My first one is a flower, while lately I have been extending my sleeve tattoo with Alex Gotza. Among these, I would highlight my matryoshka, my iron fist and the clavicle in...
Tattoos have been a way of living for me. I adore them. I knew that one day I would be full of them. It all started back in 1985. I did my first tattoo at Jimmys. Full face happened after I tattooed my neck. I started partially and gradually. Now...
Name:  Marie Profession: Mother (I love her from the bottom of my heart) Residence: Munich How many tattoos do you have? One big one. Which artist(s) did your tattoos? Ela Berger, Roberto Seifert, Tim Pausinger, Andrik...
Humble, experienced and gifted with valuable knowledge of the classic Oriental tattoo, Mike The Athens gave Heartbeatink an exclusive interview about his 24 year-old career and his presence in the international tattoo scene.  How did you come up...
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