Mirto Iliana Mettou

People - Issue 10

Since my very first tattoo, I knew that this endless “ink journey" will not quite finish. When I arrived at Prive Tattoo and met Kostas Pliakas I was certain that this will be the place that my "psychotherapy" would take place. This sweet pain and the desired – of course – outcome combined with Kostas', Xenia's and the whole team's good energy, make me always look forward for the next time. I hope that at some point in Greece, there will be more open – minded people when it comes to tattoos, so I can manage to do on my body all that I have in my mind, while I'm young.


Name: Mirto - Ilianna Mettou
Profession: Waitress (Cruiser, Flisvos Marina).
Residence: Palaio Faliro.

How many tattoos do you have?

Around 8.

Which artist(s) did your tattoos? 

Pliakas (Prive Tattoo), Tzenio (Dildo Tattoo), Fat.

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

The first one was a portrait of a very good friend of mine and the latest one is the panther from my favorite team which also depicts my family.

Which tattoo is your favourite and why? 

I love them all the same, each one for a particular reason. They remind me of good or bad moments and every time I look at them, they give me strength.

Which tattoo artist do you admire? 

Pliakas Kostas (Prive), Marco Galdo (Trafficanti D'arte).

Which tattoo style do you like best? 

I like Dots very much, but one day I would like to have an Old School sleeve done.

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

About one that was done by a friend of mine with a home made machine who didn't even know how to paint a sun - I was 19.

Have you done a tattoo cover up? 

I had an old tribal on my hips covered which the spade with the two dices now.

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

They affect me all the time. Psychologically! Of course I get a bit angry every time someone looks at me in a weird way at my work or at the beach, but then I relax thinking the reason why I made tthem.

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

I make jewelery and various objects and give them as gifts to my friends. Because when you take, you fill your hands, while when you give, you fill your heart!














Photos by Ino Mei.