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OLDEST IN GREECE: JIMMY'S CUSTOM TATTOO | | LARS KRUTAK
Article © 2006 Lars Krutak PLÁKA, THE TRENDY DISTRICT in the shadow of the Acropolis, is packed with restaurants and souvenir shops, and is definitely one of the most interesting areas in Athens. If you're into archaeology and historical monuments of the past - not to mention good food and wine - making Pláka your tourist homebase is a wise decision. On the other hand, if you want to get inked by some of the best in Greece, you could check out the brother and sister tattoo tag team of Paul and Anna Mamatsis at Jimmy's Custom Tattoo. Tattoos by Jimmy's Custom Tattoo. © 2002 Lars Krutak. Jimmy's (at 13 Kyristou Street) is the oldest tattoo shop in Greece and was opened by Paul and Anna's father Jimmy in 1977. Jimmy is a legend in Greece, and back in the '50s and '60s he traveled the world as a seaman, picking up the tattooing bug in 1957 in Bombay. "It was a hand-tapped job of a Native American chief and cost six rupees," he says. "But damn if it didn't look good. I couldn't wait