Issue 5

The tattoo that I have on my back is an Iban one; a warrior tribe from Borneo. It was done gradually, from bottom to top. Yorg started it in 1997, Mike the Athens continued it in 2003 and it was finally completed, by the shape of the shield, by...
Aggressive and romantic at the same time, Potergeist spoke to HeartbeatInk about their new album, swamp metal and their tattoos. What is Swamp Metal? Swamp Metal is a darker version of Southern Metal, with more sludge. Why did you...
I had my first tattoo done when I was twelve and a half years old... No friend of mine had a tattoo then, so as to get influenced, I just wanted to do it. My appearance was same as today, so I didn't face any problems considering my age. After...
I started getting my back tattooed in 2012 by Kostas Tzikalagias. After seven long appointments, it was finally completed. I had always been a tattoo lover and I wanted to have a large tattoo. It was only after I met Kostas, saw his work and felt...
A Master in New School Oriental and Realism Oriental tattoos, Jess Yen gave HeartbeatInk an interview about his journey through the art of tattooing, his perspective on Oriental tattoos and the tattoo family he has created. You were awarded a...
My first tattoo was done in 2001. Now, I have four tattoos and if I continue bringing them closer and closer, hopefully there will be finally two! Tattoo is and will always be a wonderful art form for me, while the process of making it is actually...
I was initially “introduced” to the tattoo world a long time ago; some childhood friends of mine got professionally involved with the art of tattoo. My first tattoo was done right after the most important moment of my life; the birth of my...
Taki Tsan, aka Panagiotis Stavraleksis, started his career in tattooing back in the late 90’s and opened his first studio in 2003 at Nea Ionia. In 2012 he opened his second studio at Nea Erythraia and at the same time extended his tattoo artists...
Miki Vialetto has been a household name in the tattoo international scene for the past twenty years. HeartbeatInk had the chance of meeting and interviewing him in New York City. Miki Vialetto organises the London Tattoo Convention and he...
HeartbeatInk, as a communication sponsor of Athens V – Day festival, participated with its own booth at the Classic American Car & Bike exhibition, that took place at Kifisia last Sunday, September the 15th. This particular exhibition which is...
"For me, tattoo is a way of living, not a simple fashion… I think that it  is a reflection of the personality and experiences that anyone has ... Something that "marked" you, something you don’t want to forget or just something that makes you...
I always loved the the art of the tattoo. However, there was a small difference. I never thought of getting one or two tattoos and then stop. I always wanted to get heavily tattooed, which is something that I still desire. I believe that this is...
It all began from and about love! It began as a fairytale in 2006 and turned to be a love comedy, with a lot of drama in it! The motivation for my tattoos were my feelings! It happened to me to ‘melt’... The tattoo that my friend Harry made me,...
The exceptional and perpetually progressive Alex Gotza, spoke to HeartbeatInk about the timeless value of New Traditional tattoos, the tattoo heyday in Greece and the importance of conventions.  How did your initiation into tattoo begin? It happened...
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