Eleftheria Chimona

People - Issue 7

The tattoos that someone has, reveal his personality, tastes and lifestyle. They are something that represent him. My tattoos are Old School and each one has its own meaning. Some of them were made many years ago by people who were considered to be “new artists” at the time, and nowadays some of those who continued tattooing have ascended a great many levels. I believe that any tattoo may need to be "refilled" again at some point. Either for maintenance or for correction. I feel beautiful with my tattoos and I love putting color on them. I had my first tattoo done eleven years ago. It is a star on my neck and two years ago I added the first letter of a lost loved person of mine to it. The next tattoo was done on my left arm. Within the same year, I had the leopard tattoo on my right hand and also another design at the center. When the time of my “intense adolescence” had passed, as I was growing up, I decided to cover some of the “frivolous” designs that I had done during that time. Since then, I haven't had any more other cover ups. I distinguish the tattoo on my leg which was made by Silbo (Proki tattoo); a black and white rose, the toes of my feet which have "faith-love" written on them which I did myself, the owl done by Bullet GB and the name of my son Alexandros behind my right ear. I adore tattoos, they have been part of my life since a really young age and I'll never stop dealing with them, either by doing them on my body or on other people's bodies.


Name: Eleftheria Chimona
Profession: New tattoo artist.
Residence: Elliniko.

How many tattoos do you have?

I have many... However, for me, not too many! I want more!

Which artist(s) did your tattoos? 

Various... The latest ones were made at Proki Tattoo Studio.

Which tattoo is your first and which one was your latest?

The first is the star on the neck and the latest ones are the bows on the back of my legs.

Which tattoo is your favourite and why? 

The one that I made for my son, on the back of my ear.

Which tattoo artist do you admire? 

Moni Marino, and also, supporting Greece, Proki and George Mavridis.

Which tattoo style do you like best? 

Old School! It's obvious! And trash, as well.

Do you regret getting any of your tattoos, if so why?

Have you done a tattoo cover up? 

Yes, on my hands. When you start having tattoos on your body at the age of 16, it is really likely that you will cover them up as soon as you grow up.

Have tattoos affected your life? If so, in what way? 

I faced serious issues about ten years ago. However, hopefully things have changed within the latest years.

Do you have an activity of yours that you would like to mention? 

First comes the tattoo and then everything else!







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HeartbeatInk would like kindly to thank Red bar (Akti Moutsopoulou 50 & Zanni 1, Piraeus) for the hospitality and Panagiotis & Thanassis for the realisation of the photoshoot.

Photos by Ino Mei.