Emmanouil Pytharas

People - Issue 15

I was fourteen years old when I had my first tattoo done. It all started for fun, as I was skating with friends in Agia Paraskevi and we bet who would be the first of us to have a tattoo. After so many years, I “see” tattoo differently. I have met many people within the tattoo context, who perceive it and express through it; from a single line to a complete piece, the meaning of which is only familiar to the people who "carry" it. Now, I consider tattoo to be something "necessary" to me, so I only get tattoos done by people with whom I am on the same page with and who I love.

Name: Emmanouil Pytharas
Profession: Cook.
Residence: Kalamata.

How many tattoos do you have? 

A big one. 

Which artist(s) did your tattoos? 

Sake Tattoo, Mike the Athens, Luca, Dildo, Fotini, Fat and myself. 

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

When I’ll finish, I will then know.

Which tattoo is your favourite and why? 

I love them all the same.
Which tattoo artist do you admire? 

Orge, Sake, Mike, Luca, Alfredo, Harris Bel, Tam, Roza, Captain, Ifi, Fat and many more.

Which tattoo style do you like best? 

Whatever is made with love.

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


Have you done a cover up and if so what exactly? 


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

I have only met good people and I love them.

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

Sak Tattoo Crew – One Love – One Family.

Photos by Ino Mei.