Kiriakos grew up with street subculture values while skating in the squares of Athens, and extreme sports thrills as a motocross and motard rider from a very young age.
A tattoo lover ever since his teenage years, at the age of 25 he found himself exploring the techniques of professional tattooing entering the family of, today prominent, Sake Tattoo Crew. In 2014 he took the next step creating DarkSide Tattoo Society.
His tattoos stand out because of the unique concepts and his outstanding graphic style, which he has been developing since his studying years in London College of Printing. His pieces often combine heavy themes/ lines/ shapes and “naive” color details.
In 2012 he developed a signature style combining graphic lines and watercolours effect.
His work, name and activities draw the attention of well respected companies (such as Monster,Vans etc) for creative collaborations and sponsorships that are frequently covered by special- or even mass- media.
He is also the artists’ manager and organiser of Athens International Tattoo Convention and Balkan Thessaloniki Tattoo Convention.
Mr French was born and raised in Athens.
His love of art developed from an early age and he spent time painting, doing graffiti and architectural design.
He went on to work as a graphic designer, art director and creative director for many well-known greek magazines and newspapers.
When he got inked for the first time his life changed. From that moment on he entered the tattoo world.