Tattoo Apprentice: Stavros

Stavros, a 22-year-old tattoo artist from the enchanting island of Corfu in Greece, embarked on his journey in the tattoo industry at the tender age of 18. Eager to immerse himself in the world of tattoo art, he started off as a receptionist at a renowned local tattoo shop, where he not only managed the front desk but also refined his skills in designing tattoos for clients.

In 2021, Stavros took a leap of faith and made the bold decision to relocate to Oslo. It was here that he crossed paths with Anko, a seasoned tattoo artist who took him under his wing and provided invaluable mentorship. Through Anko’s careful guidance and step-by-step instruction, Stavros not only developed his artistic talent but also unlocked his full potential as a tattoo artist.

Today, Stavros is driven by an insatiable passion for art and tattooing. Traveling extensively with the team from Viaticum Gallery, he has had the opportunity to attend world-renowned museums, festivals, and tattoo conventions, which have broadened his artistic horizons. Stavros has had the privilege of visiting New York City to explore its vibrant tattoo scene, touring prestigious tattoo studios such as Inkology, Love Machine Tattoo Studio, Inknation, and Noble Art Tattoo. During these trips, he had the honor to meet and converse with esteemed artists such as Roberto Carlos, Mashkow, Darwin Enriquez, and many others, gaining priceless insights into their techniques and craft.

Stavros’s passion lies in fineline and minimalistic realism tattoos, and he aspires to specialize in this art form in his career. He takes pride in creating bespoke designs that are not only aesthetically pleasing but also deeply meaningful to his clients. With his talent, passion, and unwavering commitment to excellence, Stavros is poised to carve out a name for himself as one of the most sought-after tattoo artists in the industry.

Incorporating his experiences in New York City and the encounters with renowned tattoo artists adds depth and richness to Stavros’s journey, highlighting his dedication to learning from the best and continuously evolving as an artist in the vibrant world of tattooing.