The ink on Ilaria Pozzi

Ilaria Pozzi from Italy

Where did you grow up?
I grew up in Italy, in a little town in front of the sea.

How was it growing up there, would you say that it influenced you?
I think it made me just a little more free.

When did you start getting tattoos?
When I was 14.

Do you consider tattoos as a serious art form?
Of course, tattoos are a very ancient and very important art form.

How do you see the tattoo culture right now?
It's growing so fast and there are always more people are getting tattooed.

What has been your inspiration for getting them?
I just remember when I was a teenager looking at the tattoo magazines and thinking about which one I would like to get done. I’ve worked and met a lot of great artists and people I love, which have inspired me and have inked my skin.

-Stefano Prestileo from Pinker, Genoa. 
-Mallo and Koke from La Bottega Dei Tatuaggi, Rome. 
-Carlo Fastcolors. 
-Satoru Koizumi and Yoichi from Oneshoot Okinawa, Japan. 
-Krooked Ken and Keelhauled Mike from Blackanchor, Denton, MD USA. 
-Will Roth and Ronnie Lanahan from Nameless, MD USA. 
-Piero Folgori aka Walle from Araba Fenice, Rome.
-Roberto Giavazzi aka Grillo....and someone else.

What’s your favorite piece?
I don't have a favorite piece, I just love some more then others. Everyone has a story good or bad, I really can't tell you just one.

Do you catch people staring at you because of your ink?
Sometimes, yes.

In your opinion, do your tattoos change your mood often?
They make me happy.

What’s your next tattoo?
A duck on my left foot.

What advice would you give to someone wanting to get their first tattoo?
Don't be afraid.

What is one thing that life has taught you?
Have fun, eat good, sleep well.

Do you have a favorite quote?
If you have nothing, you don't have nothing to lose.

Photographers Credit:
Gabriele Rigon - 1, 2
Giorgia Borneto  3
Fulvio Maiani - 4
Gabriele Rigon & Azhar Jewels - 5
Gabriele Rigon & Petite Coquine Lingerie - 6
Mario Caponi & MUA Francesco Cesarini - 7