Anthousa – Isabella Papageorgiou

People - Issue 19

I started getting tattooed eleven years ago because I was a "jackass"! I entered into any studio that was on my way and I did whatever came into my mind! Until one day I discovered Yorg (Honest Tattoo) and experienced the magic! Beyond his art, which is incredible, he made me change my way of perceiving tattoo and respecting the whole process! Along the way I met Vasso (Eightball Tattoo) and fell in love. Her work is as spectacular and colourful as she is! Whenever she sends me a new design, I frolic like a kid and then I lose my sleep until the day of our appointment comes..! She always takes it to another level! There are many artists that I would like to get tattooed from, however I am so committed to these two tattooists that I'm afraid I will run out of place! I have also made two tattoos myself to see how it is! YOLO.

Name: Anthousa – Isabella Papageorgiou
Profession: Visual Arts.
Residence: Athens.

How many tattoos do you have? 

I don’t count. It’s bad luck!

Which artist(s) did your tattoos? 

Yorg (Honest Tattoo), Vasso (Eightball).

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

First it was a Chinese ideogram (that probably means washing machine) and my last one is “Wanderer” on my fingers.

Which tattoo is your favourite and why? 

My “Cheers” tattoo! Best memory.

Which tattoo artist do you admire?

Yorg, Vasso, Kostas Tzikalagias, Horikuni, Ibi Rothe, Samuele Briganti.

Which tattoo style do you like best? 

Anything traditional! Opaaa.

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

No.

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

No.

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

Yes! My grandmother doesn’t approve them.

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

Parkour Me!

Photos by Ino Mei.

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