Tassos Mourikis

People - Issue 20

My relationship with tattoos began in 2000. I went, like so many, wanting to make a single tattoo. The course then evolved differently and now I have only few points on me lefts without ink. For the most part the desings I have are personal choices as these matters been reflected are according to my experiences. They have been created in consultation with Tolis from Eightball, who is the only one that has ever tattooed me. A characteristic story about my tattoos... Every time I entered the ring for kick boxing fights, they did humor saying you should take off your “shirt."

Name: Tassos Mourikis
Profession: Private employee.
Residence: Vienna.

How many tattoos do you have? 

Plus minus infinity.

Which artist(s) did your tattoos? 

Tolle Eightball Tattoo Studio.

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

First one on the chest and last one on the fist.

Which tattoo is your favourite and why? 

Every single one of them has a special meaning for me, therefore I love them all the same.

Which tattoo artist do you admire?

I don’t distinguish some tattooist in particular. 

Which tattoo style do you like best? 

I enjoy all styles. 

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

No, and neither I’m not going to.

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

No, I’ve never done one.

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

Personally no. Other people naturally yes.

Photos by Ino Mei.