People - Issue 17

I started with my first tattoo at the age of nineteen... Gradually, another two tattoos followed, and suddenly one day I had my first sleeve! Initially I only wanted to have black & grey tattoos,  but just at the very first time that we tried some colour with Bettie… I had a crush on it. Now, I only want colour! Now, I would say that I have two thirds of my body covered with ink and as a result I'm more selective and I think more about how I would like to continue. For me tattoos are some kind of expression, support and sometimes even a burst! Many of them mean different things to me, while other are helping me stay on the path of life that I want. I often think how my life would be in case I had had no tattoos and there are some times that I also desire it, but in the end I am always glad that I have them on me because thanks to them, some roads have been marked off, in order to protect me from situations that would make you forget that you are alive!

Name: Nikolas
Profession: Suspension performer.
Residence: Wuppertal / Deutschland.

How many tattoos do you have? 

Almost many. 

Which artist(s) did your tattoos? 

Bettie (Honest), Natalie Nox (Dr Pepper), Mario (Medusa), Yone (Medusa), Tzenio (Dildo), Selina (Ritual) and some more.

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

An X on my left nipple and my latest tattoo is the one on my head, which is not finished.

Which tattoo is your favourite and why? 

The 1,3% of my arm cause it symbolizes a family of people that remind not to get carried away!

Which tattoo artist do you admire? 


Which tattoo style do you like best? 


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

Sometimes for all of them, other times for nothing.

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


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

I am learning juggling!

Photos by Ino Mei.