Elisabetta Dere

People - Issue 2

All my tattoos were done by really good artists. I was lucky enough and honoured to meet them personally and hang out with them. However, I would single out my tattoo-sleeve (left arm – just started) which is also my latest and has make-up as its theme because I love it and it’s what I do… It’ s created by Alex Gotza (Dirty Roses). We started it in January 2013 and had a second session in February. It depicts three brushes and a stick of red lipstick. It’s mostly in old school style and I hope it will be continued soon. Also, the mandala on my side by Ifigenia Pearl (Sake Tattoo), which is also the only tattoo I have had done in Athens (June 2012).


Name: Elisabetta Dere
Profession: Make Up Artist
Residence: Thessaloniki

How many tattoos do you have?

Which artist(s) did your tattoos?
Alex, Kostas and Amok at Dirty Roses, Ifigeneia Pearl at Sake Tattoo, Live2 at Tattooligans and Dimitris. 

Which tattoo is your first and which one was your latest?
The first one is the cherry blossoms on my shoulder (Kostas). The last one is the paintbrushes on my hand (Alex).

Which tattoo is your favourite and why?
Hm. Difficult. Probably the guns on my waist.

Which tattoo artist do you admire?
Loads, I can’t single one of them out and my profession doesn’t allow me to!

Which tattoo style do you like best?
I would say Old School but also Dots!

Do you regret getting any of your tattoos, if so why?
No, I did all of them for a reason.

Have you done a tattoo cover up?
I have done a cover up on my hand. I use to have my name and now I have a girl.

Have tattoos affected your life? If so, in what way?
Yes in many ways, both positive and negative…

Do you have an activity of yours that you would like to mention? 
Not yet. If anything happens I will inform you!



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Photos by Ino Mei.