Ilias Kozas

People - Issue 1

In the summer of 2012, Giannis Bogatinis from Tattooligans did a tattoo of the poem ‘Woman’ by Nikos Kavvadias on my right arm. The tattoo starts just above my wrist and ends at my elbow, all the while unfolding around my arm.  


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Name: Ilias Kozas
Profession: Musician
Residence: Thessaloniki

How many tattoos do you have?

Which artist(s) did your tattoos?
Because it’s been many years since I got my first one and I can’t remember some of the artists' names, I will mention the last two… Giannis Bogatinis (Tattooligans) and Amok (Dirty Roses).

Which tattoo was your first and which one is your latest?
My first one is on my pelvis and the last is on one of my fingers.

Which tattoo is your favourite and why?
I love them all for different reasons! Typical answer but it’s the truth.

Which tattoo artist do you admire?
Many… but especially Kat Von D.

Which tattoo style do you like best?
Mainly Watercolours and Graphics.

Do you regret getting any of your tattoos? If so, why?
Nope and come to think about it, wouldn’t it be insanely stupid?

Have you done a tattoo cover up?
Thank God never!

Have tattoos affected your life? If yes, in what way?
Of course, every new one makes me feel even better!

Do you have an activity of yours that you would like to mention?
Football, Pro Evolution Soccer and Music.



HeartbeatInk would like kindly to thank Rover Bar (Salaminos 6, Ladadika, Thessaloniki) for the hospitality and the realisation of the photoshoot.

Photos by Ino Mei.

​Assistant Photographer: Victor Malkievic.