John Vlachopoulos

People - Issue 3 - 4

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, then I had to find the right design, as well as the right artist. The fact that I went to Dermagraphics Tattoo Studio and met Dimitris Aronis, turned out to be the best choice for me. Accordingly, I think that I am the best choice for Dimitris as well, haha. 

The Maori sleeve that I mentioned before was completed after three appointments. During the same year I also got my right sleeve done in two sessions, a Maori tattoo as well. It was completed this year. In 2010, I decided to “beautify” another part of my body.  This is my favourite tattoo and the reason why is that Dimitris and I had such a good time in those sessions. I am talking about my right calf. The tattoo was completed in seven sessions.

Then a Japanese tattoo on my left calf followed up (three sessions) and then there was time for my left leg, hip, waist (2011, dots, three appointments). In 2012, we did a scull on my right leg in two appointments. Lastly, in September 2012 we started my back, which was completed in April 2013 after eight long sessions. 

The greater plan is to unite them all (almost there) so as to have only one tattoo.

At last, I would like to mention that after this trip, I realized that what counted above all, was how much we “found them” with Dimitris and the chemistry between us. I think that the result justifies both of us.

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Name: John Vlachopoulos
Profession: Employee
Residence: Athens

How many tattoos do you have? 

I will let you know as soon as they all become one...

Which artist(s) did your tattoos?

All of them are done at Dermagraphics by Dimitris Aronis.

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

There's no first and no last for me.

Which tattoo is your favourite and why?

My right calf. I think that when we did this both Dimitris and I felt as if I was getting tattooed for the first time!

Which tattoo artist do you admire?

I don't admire any tattooer in particular. They should admire us, the collectors, for “carrying” their works of art. However, I love Dimitris.

Which tattoo style do you like best? 


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


Have you done a tattoo cover up?

No! I searched out and found Dimitris, so that I would never need to!

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

They have not affected it... They have just made it more beautiful!

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

I make people smile.















Photos by Ino Mei.