People - Issue 12 - 13

Tattooing is a unique habit. When you start with your first tattoo, you already think about the next one. And this is what is happening on both occasions; whether you make a tattoo, or you get it done by someone else.

I had this experience twelve years ago. Not in a tattoo studio but at home.  With a handmade machine, with a packet of Prince cigarettes, and with a small red button for pedal. I had my first tattoo: a date - logo. My job in return, was to fill a small tribal on my friend's back. 

Nowadays things are  quite different, since I have DTP studies and an experience in graphic arts. For the latest six months, I have been working as a tattoo apprentice at Circus Tattoo studio.  Painting on skin is something that offers me a great pleasure. Each tattoo has its particularity, its own difficulty. It's been a great experience for me, not only to paint bodies, but also to get familiar with new  people and welcome them to the wonderful world of tattoo.

All tattoo freaks inside! 


Name: Katerina
Profession: Tattoo apprentice at Circus Tattoo.
Residence: Exarcheia city.

How many tattoos do you have? 

Nine. Small and large ones.

Which artist(s) did your tattoos? 

Tolle’ (Eightball), Nikos (Eightball), Emmanuele (guest at Circus tattoo), Sotja (Honest), Dimitris (Black Sheep Chania).

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

Twelve years ago, a really small one.. It is a date that is going to be covered up. Considering my latest one, it was done on my right hand by Tolle’.

Which tattoo is your favourite and why? 

Tolle’! And the knives on my fingers by Sotja! My hands in general, because I work with them...

Which tattoo artist do you admire? 

Mr. Tzikalagias. Respect!

Which tattoo style do you like best? 

Japanese tattoo.

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


Have you done a cover up and if so what exactly? 

Yes. I had something written on my hand in Elf font. Mr. Tolle’ made it black.

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

Pretty much… If I continue getting more tattoos done, my mom will stop talking to me...

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

I have been busy with graphic design since 2003... and I love working on the creative part of magazines...
















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Photos by Ino Mei.