Nick Joey

People - Issue 2

My first tattoo is the skate tattoo on the inside of my right arm. It was done exactly 11 years ago at So What Tattoo by Gulliver. Nothing else needs to be said, I believe that whoever truly felt the skate phase as a way of life and not just showing off, understands. My second tattoo is a clown on the inside of my left arm. The original design is by Paul Booth and it was done by Takis at So What Tattoo, a few months after the skate one. My third tattoo is of flowers, done by Mouse at PIMP, which doesn’t exist anymore… I would describe it as one of the “toughest” tattoo studios that had ever existed in Athens, with true artists. After that, I got the phrase “Price of Beauty” done on my side. It’s a phrase full of irony for all of us and I got it at PIMP by a session tattoo artist from Bulgaria. Following that, I did a background scene of a ghostly temple with gateways at House Tattoo (doesn’t exist anymore) by Luca. Then I got another one by Luca and directly after that Ozone (Nico Tattoo Athens) gives me a tattoo of a guy with a pig-head inspired by Mayhem. We chose the design together with. Therefore, surpassing ¾ Ozone continues on the front side of my wrist. And lastly, I have the word EXIT on the top side of my fingers and PAST on the underside which basically seals the concept of the tattoo sleeve. Its interpretation could also be that it if something isn’t really worth it, you leave it behind and show it the way out!

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Name: Nick Joey
Profession: Physiotherapist
Residence: Piraeus

How many tattoos do you have?

Which artist(s) did your tattoos?
Mouse - Fat, Luca, Ozone.

Which tattoo is your first and which one was your latest?
My first is the skate one on my right arm and the latest one is on my left arm below the three quarters, done by Ozone.

Which tattoo is your favourite and why?
The Skate because it is my first and it is clearly sentimental.

Which tattoo artist do you admire?
I’d say Paul Booth.

Which tattoo style do you like best?
I prefer dark tattoos.

Do you regret getting any of your tattoos, if so why?
No. I regret nothing.

Have you done a tattoo cover up?
No. I have never done a cover up.

Have tattoos affected your life? If so, in what way?
Not really, maybe the first one a little.

Do you have an activity of yours that you would like to mention?
Drums, Crossfit.







HeartbeatInk would like kindly to thank Christos Potsios for the realisation of the photoshoot.

Photos by Ino Mei.