It was cool to see you in the line up for Graffiato as I knew you hadn’t really done a lot of painting outside of Palmerston North. Since then have you managed to do any travelling on the back of tattooing or mural painting?
Yea, so far just the North Island, but it’s always a unique experience wherever I end up. Street Prints in Whangarei was absolutely stunning, I loved painting there so much I came back for a guest spot tattooing at Tawck's legendary Memory Lane studio.
Nice, my hometown. Seeing the scene grow in Whangarei has been amazing, every town deserves a little colour.
Is there anywhere you’re hoping to travel to in the near future, whether it’s art related or just general travel?
In the long run I need to make my way to Greece for my own rite of passage. My grand father or Papou, Athanasios Ioannidis, immigrated here after WWII, and like many Greeks at the time, started the best Fish & Chip shop in town. That town was Raetihi, so it was also the only one in town, but nonetheless his food was the best! In the near future though I’ll be heading to San Diego, California for a guest spot tattooing and hopefully a little painting too!
Wow, we’re looking forward to see how your ventures in Greece go, and good luck in San Diego, you should certainly try get some painting in whilst you’re out there.
You appear to be attending more and more street art festivals, how has that been for you? And are there any events that you would love to be a part of?
Aww man it’s been amazing. I feel like I’ve been hiding in Palmy my whole life building this skillset In the shadows, and now I’m finally getting the chance to catapult it out in to the world. I've never done SeaWalls so I'd love to try that in the future, I actually paint a lot of underwater creatures so I think that could be a recipe for something epic! And Street Prints is actually coming to Palmy in January so we can finally bring that energy back home, I think that’s going to be massive for us as a city.
Street Prints in Palmy will definitely reinforce all the work that is currently going on there right now, I wish I could be there.