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The idea of me getting tattooed was a result of watching for years band members of the metal music scene. When I was fifteen a brought a solemn statement to my mother asking her to allow me to have my first tattoo done, but fortunately she didn’t...
As any tattooed person would tell you, the most common questions we get are, "How many tattoos do you have? How much does it hurt? What does THAT one mean?" and my response has formed over the years into one simple answer. They are all memories. The...
The first tattoo and piercing pictures that I have in my mind are from my childhood; while traveling around the world with my parents. They have the 'traveler's syndrome', which I also inherited, and as a result a big part of my summer holidays was...
Tattoo bears a special magic for me. It can act as a window through which we can see inside, or a shield to protect us from those who cannot see beyond the surface. I loved tattoos from an early age and waited to be old enough to start getting...
Appetite for destruction ... I remember holding Guns'n'Roses album on my hands at the age of twelve and the first thing that I thought when I looked at the cover was "I want to have this tattooed on me"... So when I became eighteen, I started my own...
In my eyes, tattoo is like a garment that you love so much that you decide to wear every day for the rest of your life. For others it may symbolize something, while some other people just make it for decoration. Maybe both. In any case, however, it...
Tattoo for me is a way and definitely a decision of life. You must indeed love it and have the strength in order to back it up and accept that maybe some people may look at you differently. In many cases, you have to certainly show that you deserve...
Tattoo is a kind of worship for me, which started about seven years ago. I begun with something small in order to make two - three tattoos more, but I lost count on the way... I love Neo Traditional and Old School tattoos, but that doesn't mean...
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...
Before I got my first tattoo done, I have been completely opposed to the idea. However, at the age of twenty-four, I decided to show my love for a girl by getting her name tattooed, which at that time was the most far-fetched thing in my life. Of...
Deftones' live appearance in Athens on Monday the 23d of June at Heavy By The Sea Festival left really good impressions. Within their several days lasting visit in our country, the HeartbeatInk team had the opportunity to meet the popular band...
I always wanted to have a tattoo and I enjoyed seeing “colored” people, especially in my style. The decision to start getting tattooed was made ten years ago, without much thinking! I wanted it very much because it was going to mark an era that...
I don’t know where to begin from, because tattoo for me is tied to the story of my life and the way that I see it, is changing and varies according to the “seasons” I am into. Tattoo for me is ''art'' and art cannot be described by words.  It...
I am a grunge lover and a big Nirvana fan. That's why my first tattoo was Nirvana’s emoticon. I was eighteen then. After a two year break, I decided that I wanted to get tattooed. Coincidentally, it was then that I met Tzenios and he tattooed the...
I started getting "painted" at the age of seventeen, where, within a group of punk, metal and hardcore friends of mine, we were supporting an "opposition" and indiscipline spirit. Each tattoo for me is a matter, a stimulus, a way of living. I...
Reaction: I had my birthday, I just turned fourteen and I wanted something unique; just for me (how many lies I've told in order to get my first tattoo done). When you're a teenager “forbidden”  is always combined with a few drops of madness! ...
Back in 1993, when I was fourteen, I announced to my parents that I wanted to have a tattoo... Hahaha, you should have seen their faces – in shock, I’m still laughing and of course I postponed it. Sometime around my thirties, I got my first tattoo...
Tattoos are a big part of my life. My first one was done when I was sixteen years old at Jimmys in Plaka – the one and only existing tattoo studio back in 1983... My second tattoo is an old song that Last Drive used to play, "Graveyard Cat". Now...
I “owe” my tendency towards tattoo to many people; each for a different reason. Such a special person for me was my uncle, who had several tattoos on him. So every time I met him he was telling me a unique story for each of his tattoos. I was...
I believe tattoo in Northern Greece was “initiated” by Nico and because I grew up in Alexandroupoli I was fascinated by the art of tattoo from a very young age. Maybe not so much from its artistic side, but from the the Rock 'n' Roll side of it....

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