People - Issue 23

I loved creation and art form a young age; the colours in the fabrics, the techniques, the combination of various materials and their evolution. I was impressed by many tribes, and especially the Kalinga tribe and Whang-Od in particular - the last Kalinga tattoo artist. The traditional tattoos, the earnings, the way tattoos were done, even the colours and the shapes of their fabrics, traveled me far away from "our" civilisation.        

Freehand traditional tribal line and a small blending of civilisations was my first tattoo by Christ. I consider him as an artist of high level, with exciting work that is so close to various civilisations and evolves with his own way the level of the "tattoo artist" in Cyprus and not only.  

A great part of my work has been influenced by various elements of tattoo and music. My creations initially started as a hobby and they recently developed to a "job". I have my own workshop with handmade pillows and small furniture. Fabrics, colours, materials and techniques consist my work.

Name: Emily
Profession: Creator of Handicraft Workshops.
Residence: Athens.

How many tattoos do you have? 


Which artist(s) did your tattoos? 

Christ ‘Endangered Species’.

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

My first one is the sleeve and my last one is on my back.

Which tattoo is your favourite and why? 

Both of them! I see them as a whole. They have the same flow.

Which tattoo artist do you admire?

Christ, Jaqueline Spoerle, Tas Danazoglou. 

Which tattoo style do you like best? 

Line, blackwork, maori, traditional tribal.

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 always loved tattoos and they existed in my surroundings. My life hasn’t changed neither my way of thinking.

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

It started as a hobby and became a ‘job’. The pillows I sew and knit, as well as the small furniture I make are my creative activity.

The photoshoot took place at HeartbeatInk Headquarters of HeartbeatInk Tattoo Magazine.
Emily wears tank top by Yogi 8 and leggings by HeartbeatInk Apparel
All pillows are by Handicraft Workshops.

Photos by Ino Mei.