Tattoo studios in Bali aren’t hard to find, especially throughout the island’s main southern beach resort areas of Kuta, Legian and Seminyak. The professionalism, skill and experience of the tattoo artists is one thing; but quality and hygiene are equally important, and you’ll want to undergo your inking sessions in the most comfortable of setups and settings as possible.

    Most tattoo studios in Bali are manned by local artists who are as amazing with their pens and sketches as they are with their tattoo guns. You can choose from a cool array of artwork from their original portfolios, from tribal motifs and ethnic styles to calligraphy and portraits. You can also consult them with your own ideas and concepts before getting prepped.


    Artful Ink Tattoo Studio Bali

    Artful Ink is an international network of tattoo studios, with others Down Under and on the party island of Ibiza. You can find their Seminyak shop on the main Petitenget route. They offer established standards in design, use of genuine Italian and Californian inks, sterile and single-use equipment, as well as good overall hygiene.

    You can book your sessions inclusive of a hotel transfer if you’re staying anywhere in the Kuta-Legian-Seminyak zone. Among the many offered designs are script translations of Sanskrit from English. They also have a small café serving refreshments where you can sit back and admire your new body art.

    Location: Jalan Raya Taman No.8, Seminyak, Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

    Open: Daily from 10am to 8pm

    Phone: +62 (0)878 6051 1033


    Mason's Ink

    Australian managed, Mason’s Ink has 2 studios in Bali. One is in Seminyak and the other on Jalan Legian. The Seminyak studio is spotless with hospital grade equipment and setups, where its core crew of professional and talented artists work on their clients.

    Their designs include colourful ink works, which go very well into graded watercolour-style floral and feather patterns. Their shops are equipped with large screen TVs that help take the boredom out of your ink session. Their friendly assistants will even go out of their way to go get you a nibble when you’re feeling peckish, or an ice-cold Bintang when you're in the mood.

    Location: Jalan Raya Taman No.8, Seminyak, Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

    Open: Daily from 10am to 10pm

    Phone: +62 (0)822 4766 4666


    Mex Tattoos

    Mex Tattoos is a tattoo studio on Legian’s main Jalan Legian route that can do tattoos of any sizes. Designs to choose from range from portraits, tribal style patterns to realistic designs in colour, black or grey. You can also bring your own motif, which they’ll happily apply.

    The studio is clean and well laid out, and so are their operating setups. Balinese owner and artist, Sugi, is often on site and has been honing his craft since 2008 at various other tattoo studios in Bali before setting up his own. Mex is a great one to go to if you're up for a Japanese Yakuza style tattoos, which is Sugi’s favourite.

    Location: Jalan Legian Kelod No.390, Legian, Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

    Open: Daily from 10am to 8pm

    Phone: +62 (0)852 3830 1158


    Bali Tattoo Studio (Gods of Ink)

    Consider dropping by Bali Tattoo Studio whenever you’re roaming the southern part of Legian and thinking of getting inked. It’s one of the great tattoo studios in Legian with skilled artists in its team who use international quality inks and equipment.

    Bali Tattoo Studio, who nickname themselves as ‘Gods of Ink’, has a comfortable and modern studio with air-conditioning and Wi-Fi. Tattoo artists Rudi, Eka and Dedy are happy to translate your own concept or design into a lifetime masterpiece. They also provide hotel transfer services.

    Location: Jalan Legian No.398, Legian, Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

    Open: Daily from 10am to 9pm

    Phone: +62 (0)819 9948 5959


    Suku Suku Tatau

    If you’re game, check out Suku Suku Tatau, a tattoo and body piercing studio on Legian’s Jalan Nakula. It’s where you can get traditional tattoo services – using hand-tapping techniques with traditional tribal tools! Although the tattoo artist, Albar, has modern tattoo machines in store, the main game at Suku Suku Tatau is by traditional techniques using wooden and bamboo tools.

    And even though it’s a more labour-intensive process, his designs are remarkably detailed. Choose from waves, mandalas, tribal swirls and Papua New Guinean style armband motifs.

    Location: Jalan Nakula No.99X, Kuta, Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

    Open: Daily from 11am to 9pm

    Phone: +62 (0)815 9691 475


    Two Guns Tattoo

    Two Guns Tattoo is an Aussie-owned tattoo studio in Bali, manned by a team of highly skilled artists who use imported American inks and guns in their freehand work. They’re happy to apply any style that you can think of, and accept cover-ups or fixing bad tattoos, as well as restorations of old and faded tattoos.

    Two Guns is recognised by the Professional Tattoo Association of Australia and have advanced medical sterilizing equipment in house.

    Location: Jalan Patih Jelantik No.204X, Legian, Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

    Open: Daily from 10am to 6pm

    Phone: +62 (0)813 3742 9868


    Balinesia Tattoo Studio

    Balinesia Tattoo Studio is Australian-backed and has two 2 studios in Bali: one on Poppies Lane in Legian and another on Jalan Pantai Kuta along the way to the beach. Manned by awesomely skilled Balinese artists, Tagel, Ibud and Jet Lee, they specialise in custom and creative tattoo designs. You can either choose from their extensive gallery and albums or you are welcome to bring your own.

    It’s also one of the few reputable studios that can also do body piercing art. Their studios welcome you into a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. All equipment and hygiene are of Australian standards, using quality ink and all new disposable needles.

    Location: Jalan Pantai Kuta No.27a, Kuta, Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

    Open: Daily from 10am to 10pm

    Phone: +62 (0)361 767394


    Redskin Bali Tattoo

    Redskin Bali Tattoo has been in business since 1998 when rotary tattoo machines were still in place. Now, modern and further upgraded and with an extensively grown portfolio, its tattoo artist and owner, Agusto, is capable of accepting any kind of order.

    The studio boasts a minimalistic design complete with a waiting room that is equipped with air-conditioning, cable TV and internet. The tattooing equipment are also international standard, with needles and quality ink imported from America. Agusto does tribal art, simple wordings and calligraphy, portraits, artistic renderings of Balinese motifs such as the Barong and other mythical figures, both in black and white and full colour shades.

    Location: Jalan Kartika Plaza No.69, Kuta, Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

    Open: Daily from 10am to 10pm

    Phone: +62 (0)817 9782 879


    Tattoo Hut Bali

    Aussie-run Tattoo Hut is where resident artist Jony delivers all kinds of freehand styles, from Balinese to Oriental designs in highly detailed shades and vivid colours. Since 2014, Tattoo Hut maintains its high hygiene standards, with new disposable needles for every customer, and using imported American inks.

    Depending on the area and size of your chosen tattoo design, and whether it is detailed and multi-coloured, tattoo sessions vary in price, depending on whether it’s a small design or an elaborate full sleeve.

    Location: Jalan Sunset Road No.27X, Kerobokan, Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

    Open: Daily from 10am to 10pm

    Phone: +62 (0)822 3707 1957


    Bali Family Tattoo Studio

    Bali Family Tattoo Studio opened in 1973, making it one of the longest standing tattoo studios in the Legian and Kuta area (and probably the whole of Bali). Their equipment is constantly upgraded, using sterile, clean and safe needles and disposable, single-use inks.

    They offer a diverse selection of freehand styles and ready designs in their portfolio. These range from Balinese mask and mythical beast designs such as the Barong and Rangda, as well as portraits, symbols, Vikings, and animal and floral patterns in colourful shades. In addition to tattoos, they also do body piercings and dreadlocks as well. Depending on your bargain, larger areas can actually cost less.

    Location: Jalan Raya Legian No.8, Legian, Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

    Open: Daily from 9am to 10pm

    Phone: +62 361 757189

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