Dora Ampazi

People - Issue 16

I had my first tattoo done at the age of eighteen. I liked tattoos since a very young age, so I didn’t hesitate. Anything I like I have tattooed it on me, and I don't think I will ever regret for any of my ink... My tattoos that symbolize something are two; one is the name of my mother and the other is an anchor, which symbolizes stability, something that characterizes me. My parents will never get used to the idea that I have so many tattoos on me. They have a different culture and their opinion is negative, as they consider them to be too much. I like ink so much and I consider each tattoo to be a jewel that will wear forever. Especially, since I started having tattoos by Raiden, each time I look forward to the next one.

Name: Dora Ampazi
Profession : Barwoman.
Residence: Athens.

How many tattoos do you have? 


Which artist(s) did your tattoos? 

Raiden, Kapris, Open Mind.

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

The first one was is on my leg, while my latest one is on my hand.

Which tattoo is your favourite and why? 

My sleeve, because I consider it to be the most beautiful tattoo I have.

Which tattoo artist do you admire?

Raiden, Proki, Luca.

Which tattoo style do you like best? 

I like realistic tattoos.

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

Not yet.

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

No, I haven't.

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

No, no way. Indeed I believe that it no longer affects anyone's life. You see it everyday.

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



HeartbeatInk Tattoo Magazine would like kindly to thank Panos for the realisation of the photoshoot and Off the Chain Club (Athanasias 4, Zoodochou Pigis 25, Exarcheia) for the hospitality.

Photos by Ino Mei.