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It will be your first tattoo to remember for the rest of your life…

What is so special about a person willingly to get “hurts” and gets inked?

There are many reasons behind this, perhaps. Some people get a tattoo to remember the important events of his life. Others use tattoos to show pride, pleasure and sadness. While others have a simple reason just to follow the fashion trend.

These days tattoos have become a fashion trend, especially in Bali.

There are many tattoo artists here. It’s not difficult to find, especially in the south coast like Kuta, Legian and Seminyak.

However, choosing the best of it is a little bit difficult. And you don’t want to end up with a little regret for the rest of your life. The professionalism, skills and experience of tattoo artists is one thing, but the quality and cleanliness are also important.

Perhaps you have a few questions like why you should get your tattoo done in Bali instead of your home town?

Getting tattoo in Bali is significantly cheaper than any other country in the world. Although it is relatively affordable, you can still get some high-quality tattoos.

But… is it safe to get a tattoo in Bali? Yes and no, a bit of common sense needs to be applied.

Don’t just walk down the main street of Kuta and walk into any tattoo studio.

Do a research and find a reputable company. Here is an overview of what to expect and things to be aware of for your safety and satisfaction; Research your dream tattoo design, find a tattoo artist and studio, make an appointment and pay the deposit, get your tattoo done safely and settle the bill after each inking session, learn about aftercare.

So how to find a best tattoo studio?

The best tattoo artist in Bali is different for everyone. Just like how your favorite nasi goreng or your favorite place to stay in Bali might not be the same as your friend’s favas. But don’t worry, here are five tattoo studios that we know for their best services.

Artful Ink

Located in Petitenget area, Seminyak. They maintain a sustainable design standard, the use of genuine Italian and California ink, sterile and single-use equipment, and overall cleanliness.

Mex Tattoos

Located Legian main street. There are many designs to choose from a variety of portraits, tribal style patterns to realistic designs in color, black or gray. You can also bring your own. The studios are clean and neatly organized, as well as their operating setup.

Two Guns Tattoo

The Aussie-owned tattoo studio in Bali, managed by a team of highly-skilled artists using American import tools. They love to apply whatever style you can think of, and accept cover or repair a bad tattoo, as well as old tattoo restoration and fading. Two Guns are recognized by the Australian Professional Tattoo Association and have advanced medical sterilization equipment at home.

Bali Tattoo Studio

Whenever you’re roaming the southern part of Legian and thinking of getting inked, drop by Bali Tattoo Studio. It’s another tattoo studios in Legian with skilled artists equipped by international quality inks and equipment. It’s also comfortable and modern with air-conditioning and Wi-Fi connectivity.

Balinesia Tattoo Studio

An Australian backed and has two studios in Bali: one on Poppies Lane in Legian and another on Jalan Pantai Kuta on the way to the beach. Manned by awesomely skilled Balinese artists, they specialise in custom and creative tattoo designs, you can either choose from their extensive gallery and albums, or feel free to bring your own. It’s also one of the few reputable studios that can also do body piercing. The studios have a relaxed atmosphere, and their assistants are all friendly. All equipment and hygiene are of Australian standards, using quality ink and all new disposable needles.

Most of tattoo parlours in Bali operate with high safety standards and quality equipment. They follow routine practices to ensure a hygienic environment for body art on par with studios in Australia, America and Europe…

But wherever you decide to get tattooed, there are always risks to your health and safety, and it’s up to you alone to make smart decisions that minimize your risks. To significantly reduce your chances of getting a serious illness, educate yourself about all things before and after about getting a tattoo.