Honest Tattoo is honestly one of the most awesome tattoo studios in Athens, Greece. They take great pride in their bright, solid and neat tattoos done by Tassos, Yorg, Sotja and Betty. We had a little chat with Tassos, the owner.
How did you first get interested in tattoos? How did you decide to become a tattoo artist?
In Greece in the 80s when I was a child it was really hard to see tattooed people.I was lucky enough to have a neighbor that from his fingers till his neck he was full tattooed,that attracted me very much,also he had a very bad reputation,probably cause he was tattooed and this connection,the antisocial,attracted me even more.Later some older friends started getting tattooed and my day to walk into a tattoo shop has come.This day I realized that this is what I want to do in my life.
What are your inspirations?
Every day someone else for a different reason.
You do full back tattoos too at your studio. How difficult is it?
We do a lot of big works at the shop.In tattooing everything is about give and receive,a big and difficult tattoo can be fun and a small and easy pain in the ass.
How do people approach tattoos today? Do you think it is changing? In which way?
Everyone has a point of view,time will tell.
What do you think are the most important features for a tattoo artist to have in order to become successful?
The successful is the honest one.