Artists - Studios

Nico Tattoo Crew Athens was founded in 2005 by Spyros Papakonstantinou. It is based in Plaka, in 97 Adrianou Street. The whole crew consists of 10 people and 6 tattoo artists work there.  Ozone has been doing tattoos since 2008 and specializes in...
Accomplished, modest and a maitre of the black and grey realistic tattoo, Carlos Torres gave HeartbeatInk an exclusive interview about his career and his relationship with the tattoo and the Fine Arts. When and how did you first start tattooing? I...
HeartbeatInk met the talented Pawel Gawkowski during his sort stay in Greece. Amongst others Pawel spoke to us about his “hybrid” tattoo style, the Polish tattoo scene and its acclaimed “blooming”. Is this your first time in Greece? How is your...
The charismatic and one of a kind Tas Danazoglou spoke exclusively to HeartbeatInk, while tattooing at his booth at London's “Into You” Tattoo Studio, about the art of the tattoo with absolute honesty and humour. When did you first get involved with...
Eightball Tattoo Studio was founded in 1999 by Tolle', aka Tolis Tsiamis. It is based in the centre of Athens; 128 Patission Str. shopping centre “Soto” and has been recently renovated.. The whole crew consists of 8 people and 5 tattoo artists work...
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...
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...
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...
Talented and “measured” Thomas Gramm gave HeartbeatInk an interview about his course, the reasons that led him towards Neo Traditional Japanese tattoo and the tattoo scene in Greece. How come you followed this life path? I met Nikos (Nico Tattoo) at...
Proki Tattoo Studio was founded in 2010 by Proki, aka Kostas Baronis. It is based in Ilion in Athens. Between 1995 and 2010 Proki was tattooing privately. The whole crew consists of 6 people: 3 tattoo artists, 2 apprentices and Maris, the shop...
Humble, experienced and gifted with valuable knowledge of the classic Oriental tattoo, Mike The Athens gave Heartbeatink an exclusive interview about his 24 year-old career and his presence in the international tattoo scene.  How did you come up...
Other than a well - known tattoo artist, Klodian Luca is a real artist.  He spoke to HeartbeatInk about the art of tattoo, creativity and how all of it has affected his life. First of all, as far as I know you have an artistic background… I have...
Medusa Tattoo first opened in 1995 by Vasilis Exarchos in Exarcheia. After 15 years on Kallidromiou Street, the studio moved to Solomou Street in 2010. Many great artists have been through the studio during these past 18 years. Now, the studio is...
The notorious Paul Booth, father of “dark” tattoo’ and an idol to so many, gave his first and only interview up until today to a Greek medium, HeartbeatInk, at his base of operations, the atmospheric Last Rites Tattoo Theatre in New York.  Among...
Authentic and faithful to the ‘traditional’ Americana tattoo and having lived on the hard side of life from an early age, Myke Chambers tells us why people do tattoos and about his experience at the 7th Athens International tattoo Convention. When...
“Honest” and experienced Tassos Sgardelis loves folk art and represents the classic tattoo. He spoke to HeartbeatInk about tattoo styles and his beliefs. When did you start doing tattoos and who taught you? I started learning and got into tattoos in...
An expert on realistic tattoos and globally recognized, George Mavridis gave HeartbeatInk an exclusive interview about his career and the art of the tattoo.  What impelled you to become a tattoo artist?  That’s a long story…When I started doing...
Sake Tattoo Studio was founded in 2005 by Sake, aka Giannis Karabetsos. It is based in Chalandri in Athens and 9 tattoo artists work there. The whole crew consists of 12 people.   Sake has been doing tattoos since 2001 and specialises in Colour and...

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