Maria Sunny

People - Issue 20

My name is Sunny. I entered the world of tattoo when I was twenty-three, just a year ago, thanks to Anastasis Karydas who gave me my first tattoo; the sleeve on my arm. I was charmed gradually by tattoo because I had the honour to spend some months at his studio " Titan tattoo" in London - not as an artist but as an assistant - and saw his daily work, his drawings and all the unknown to me, until then, tattoo world. Before I saw tattoo as a form of expression and more ... like a child seeing drawings!

Today the art of tattoo means a lot to me. I have more knowledge and I highly respect it. This is why I loved Japanese, and so one day I decided to decorate my whole arm with flowers and colours. Now, I can't imagine my arm without it. It makes my mood and reminds me of places that I've been and the pain to have it done. That does not intimidate me, so I dream even more Japanese themes on my skin. I think if you start getting tattooed, you never "unravel" with tattoos. Here I want to thank my dearly beloved "little friend" Anastasis Karydas because I am grateful to have one of his wonderful creations.

Name: Maria Sunny    
Profession: Saleswoman.
Residence: London.

How many tattoos do you have? 


Which artist(s) did your tattoos? 

Anastasis Karydas (Titan Tattoo Studio).

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

The sleeve on my arm! It’s my first one…

Which tattoo is your favourite and why? 

Same as above!

Which tattoo artist do you admire?

Alex Reinke Horikitsune.

Which tattoo style do you like best? 

Japanese & Realistic

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


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

No way.

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

I would say they’ve made it better.

Photos by Victor Malkievic.