Hello, I am Anastasis Karydas. Born in Thessaloniki, Greece. I was the kid
that used to draw all the time , everywhere, on anything and never paid
any serious attention to anything else at school. As a consequence I studied
Graphic Design and Design and got two degrees on these subjects,
however it was always tattooing that took my fancy. I started at 17
with any means and tools that were available at the time and carried on
parallel to my studies. I then sat for a nine months apprenticeship
in a good shop and then straight into the deep waters! I have over 27 years
of experience in tattooing and I had worked in many shops, mainly in London
gaining it. I decided to open Titan Tattoo in 2006 because I wanted to have
a place that I call home where I could feel good and I would be able
to give my 100% to the Art I love and of course my precious customers.
Although I can create in many mediums I always wanted to tattoo
as my main expression, my main tool ; to date I do not know why.
I am still fascinated by tattoos as I was the first time I ever saw one.
It is one of those things, I know I love them, just don’t know why!
I do all kinds of work from tiny to whole body tattoos, but I am mainly drawn
to Japanese and portraits. That’s two different worlds that keep some kind
of balance in my head! My shop is super clean, comfy and situated in a nice,
quiet area, far from noise, trouble and other distractions. I have always loved
tattooing since the days that it was not that popular, in fact the rebellious
aspect is probably one of the factors that I liked it at first. I am not trying
to promote any fashion or take advantage of it. In fact tattoos might be
more acceptable but they can never be fashionable because fashion comes
and goes, tattoos are PERMANENT. I do mainly custom work because
I believe that every tattoo is unique just as the person that has it is.
Everyone and every idea is welcome at my shop.
Anastasis’ 24 years of experience delivers quality to those who love tattoo Art