H.B. (Harris Bel.)

People - Issue 8

My first “crush” on tattoos was at a really young age. When I was twelve years old I wanted to grow up so I can have “sleeves”. Because of the music that I was listening to, the people I was hanging out, the streets and especially my friend Jim P. who took me for my first tattoo at Stavros (Second Skin Tattoo) a little bit before my sixteenth birthday, this is how I ended up looking like today (laughs).

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Name: H.B. (Harris Bel.)
Profession: Freelancer.
Residence: Athens (South).

How many tattoos do you have? 

If you're still counting, you're not in the right direction!

Which artist(s) did your tattoos? 

99% Dildo Tattoo Studio.

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

My first one is by Stavros at Second Skin Tattoo, although he was working at home back then; the gothic letters on my lower back. The last one is not done yet.

Which tattoo is your favourite and why? 

Each one has its own reason and every tattoo is part of me. However, tattoos with a special significance are: the name of my mother on my neck, the initials under my eye, the “YOU FAIL ME” tattoo on my chest, the “ANTI” tattoo on the front of my neck, one initial on my hand, the heart on my shin and some tattoos that I have identical with some very good friends of mine.

Which tattoo artist do you admire? 

Mike the Athens - Yorg - Kostas (Dirty Roses) - Luca - Dildo Family.

Which tattoo style do you like best? 

I am one of those “stuck” people who want their tattoos to bare something behind; to have their own story.

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

Ha, ha! No!

Have you done a tattoo cover up?

No!

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

Yes! In a negative way for the older ones, once upon a time. In a positive way for younger ones, now.

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

Those ones of you who love the tattoo, should be aware of the words of Tassos and Yorg (Honest Tattoo).

Show respect, Give Love, Make peace. H.B.

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HeartbeatInk would like kindly to thank Dildo Tattoo Studio (Nefelis 10, Palaio Faliro, Athens) for the hospitality and the realisation of the photoshoot.

*Read here HeartbeatInk Tattoo Magazine's exclusive interviews with:

Mike The Athens

Yorg Powell

Tassos Sgardelis

Klodian Luca

Photos by Ino Mei.

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