Angelos Petroutsas

People - Issue 21

It all started just before the transition to the new millennium, one thing led to another, what was inside me came in the form of ink on my skin, but I choose what is visible to all eyes in the form of tattoos.

I started with Maori and moved to Japanese, no color and only on the upper part of my body and for some reason I did only birds. Time went by and in 2009 I'm in Florence, it was Epiphany, and asked to be photographed naked among the trees, where I realized what I was in life; a human tree, in which "birds" are nesting so I decided to make a tree tattoo and to ask people I love to give me a word - a bird nest - to go on its branches.

The dream became a reality and I continue to take root and to spread branches and grow like a tree that new messages are being etched and on its trunk. My name is Angelos, I live in Hydra, soon in Copenhagen, and I smile to life.

Name: Angelos Petroutsas
Profession: the art of living.
Residence: Hydra.

How many tattoos do you have? 

One, as a whole.

Which artist(s) did your tattoos? 

Yorg, Christ, Antonis, an unknown guy and Thanassis from Hydra (I am forgetting some of them).

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

The first one is a Maori spiral and the last one a love message from my partner.

Which tattoo is your favourite and why? 

A small bee that for me symbolizes life!

Which tattoo artist do you admire?

Mr Sebastian.

Which tattoo style do you like best? 

Currently Blackwork. Maybe cause I grew up.

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


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


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

I want more…

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Photos by Ino Mei.