Elina Nikolaou

People - Issue 24

Tattoos are my favourite art form. I have Blackwork tattoos in traditional style. They are my permanant "accessories", my favourite jewels! For some of my tattoos I did a big research, while some others happened completeley spontaneously. I don't regret for none of them and all of them remind me the course of my life and my evolution.  

Name: Nikolaou Elina
Profession: Fashion Designer / Yogi 8 
Residence: Athens.

How many tattoos do you have? 

Sleeves and about ten more allover my body. 

Which artist(s) did your tattoos? 

Christ, Jaqueline, Mickey Boy, Tas.

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

First: a tribal tattoo on my belly. Last: the Indian patterns in my lower arm and fingers.

Which tattoo is your favourite and why? 

My neckless for its details and aesthetics.

Which tattoo artist do you admire?

Jaqueline Spoerle from Corazon Tattoo. Incredible aesthetics and perfection!

Which tattoo style do you like best? 

Ethnic tribal blackwork. 

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

Not really.

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


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

I am one with my tattoos, they are an extension of my personality and the way I see this art. I haven't noticed if they have affected my life.    

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

My hobby is my job and its expansion from womenswear to also kids clothing line. 

Photos by Ino Mei.