Maria Vasileiadou

People - Issue 19

My relationship with tattoo started somewhat when I was eighteen. My brother had begun tattooing (JIMAS) and I as the younger sister I entered the world of tattoo... And as he went on, I went on. Through him I met, I learned and I became involved in the tattoo field, and here we are seven years later working together with my brother and I'm his biggest fan!

Name: Maria Vasileiadou
Profession: Shop manager at 7th Sense Tattoo Studio.
Residence: Athens.

How many tattoos do you have? 

About ten.

Which artist(s) did your tattoos? 

Jim Vasileiadis (a.k.a. JIMAS), Dimitris Rtb.

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

My first one has been covered and my latest one is a Neo Traditional tattoo on my left shoulder.

Which tattoo is your favourite and why? 

Every new one becomes my favourite.

Which tattoo artist do you admire?

Aniela Fru Duva, Neon Judas και JIMAS (my one and only).

Which tattoo style do you like best? 

Realism (colour and black & grey) and Neo Traditional.

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

Of course, that’s why the cover up!!!

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

Sure thing! Three stars on my wrist (how original!).

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

Not until now. After all I am working on the tattoo industry.

Photos by Ino Mei.