As I mentioned last week week with my post on Kore Flatmo, I'm really excited by the tattoo work that is coming in for my next book, and I have to share some with y'all. For today's show-and-tell, I figured I'd honor my Hellenic homies and Greece's first ever win in the World Cup yesterday by presenting the work of an Athenian artist whose tattoo work--by hand and machine--is inspired by motifs and texts of the ancient Greeks and re-interpreted in a modern way.
Below, the artist offers more on the influences in his tattoos:
The ''journey'' starts from the Cycladic era, around 4.000 b.c. and continues into Minoic, Mycenaean, Archaic, Classical, Hellenistic periods and reaches modern times. It explores the ways of expression that apply to all people, regardless of origin, belief or cultural background, since all people come from the same source. Our effort is to bring to light the things that unite us while at the same time preserving the beauty of diversity.
An important aspect of H.S. is geometry, since geometry expresses and represents the Archetypal that is common to all individuals. In addition, the technique of working by hand which we use, goes beyond technical achievements, and helps to approach the primary way of application of this ancient form of art in a ceremonial way.