Tattoo studios are popular in Phuket, with over a dozen businesses running in Patong Beach alone. Sak yant (religious tattoos) is a very popular tattoo in Thailand, as it's believed to bring fortune, protection, or power. This form of tattoo was originally done by practitioners of magic and Buddhist monks, using long and sharpened bamboo sticks (mai sak) dipped in ink. 

    Tattooing is a serious business which requires a lot of patience, skills, and strict hygiene. The best tattoo studios in Phuket strictly adhere to the rules, using sterilized tools and brand-new needles for each client, as well as giving out handy tips on the post-tattoo healing process. If you want a permanent souvenir of your Phuket holiday, we've listed down some of the most highly recommended tattoo studios on the island.


    Golden Needle Tattoo

    Phuket Town

    Golden Needle Tattoo is near Rama IX Park in Phuket Town and is a nicely decorated and compact wooden house with a lampshade entirely made with used tattoo needles. The owner of this multi-award-winning tattoo studio, Chart Khemtong, has over 20 years of experience in tattooing. 

    Chart, along with employees Mee and Kai, specialises in oriental designs using only electric tattoo machines. Many famous UFC and MMA fighters have gotten their tattoos at Golden Needle Tattoo Phuket.  Prices start at around 1,000 baht. 

    Location: 62/14 Chaofa Rd, Talat Nuea, Phuket Town, Phuket 83000, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 12.30pm to 9.30pm

    Phone: +66 (0)81 271 7152


    Celebrity Ink Tattoo Phuket

    Patong Beach

    Celebrity Ink Tattoo Phuket delivers custom and high-quality tattoos at affordable prices. Their team go above and beyond to ensure every client is satisfied with their tattoo. This award-winning tattoo studio is known for their highly skilled and fully-licensed tattoo artists, who often share expert advice when it comes to design and post-tattoo healing. 

    Location: 23/12 Soi Sea Dragon Patong, Phuket 83150, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 9am to midnight

    Phone: +66 (0)76 641 006


    Aussine Tattoo

    Patong Beach

    Aussine Tattoo Phuket occupies a tiny store on Rat-U-Thit Road in Patong. All tattoos are created using tattoo machines, with custom-made designs or images brought by their customers.

    You can find a wide range of tattoo styles at Aussine Tattoo Phuket, including tribal, Japanese, Celtic, and sak yant (Thai spiritual tattoos). Prices start at 1,000 baht for a simple black design and can go up to around 60,000 baht for a detailed and coloured full-sleeved tattoo.

    Location: 4 Soi Kebsup, Patong, Kathu, Phuket 83150, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 10am to 10pm

    Phone: +66 (0)61 030 9252


    Old Man Tattoos

    Phuket Town

    Old Man Tattoo Phuket has been operating in Phuket Town since 1999, making it one of the island's longest-running tattoo shops. Founded by celebrated tattoo artist, John, the studio is known for its quality work and attention to hygiene. John uses traditional Thai bamboo techniques and specialises in a mix of oriental/Japanese, black and grey, as well as classic Thai designs. 

    Location: 37 Phang Nga Rd, Talat Yai, Phuket Town, Phuket 83000, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 10.30am to 10.30pm

    Phone: +66 (0)81 535 9498


    Patong Tattoo Studio Phuket

    Patong Beach

    Patong Tattoo Phuket is a long-established studio supervised by a Thai founder who is proficient in both English and Thai languages. This assures efficient communication in every stage of tattoo creation, from cultivating ideas and designs, through to the finished art on the skin. The team of tattoo artists here consists of sought-after and award-winning creative talents who are experts in a myriad of tattoo styles, from Japanese to realistic to Mandala to Thai Sak Yant Tattoo – the traditional Thai style made with hand-poked bamboo.

    You can rest assured that any tattoo style you choose never disobeys the art and design principles. These include a custom-designed process that aims for perfection, a precise eye for details, and clinical hygiene best practices. Patong Tattoo Studio Phuket is located at Andaman Beach Suites Hotel, right in the heart of Patong Beach, yet sheltered away from the noisy areas.

    Location: 60/12 Andaman Beach Suites, Rat-U-thit Song Roi Pee Road, Patong, Kathu, Phuket 83150

    Open: Daily from 11am to 7pm

    Phone: +66 (0)93 664 0535


    Siam Ink Tattoo

    Patong Beach

    Siam Ink Tattoo is at the entrance of Paradise Hotel Complex in Patong Beach. Employing 4 tattooists (including international award-winning artists), this modern parlour uses traditional bamboo sticks and tattoo machines. 

    Siam Ink Tattoo specialises in many styles of tattooing, including custom-made layouts following their customers’ tastes and requirements, free-hand, repairs and cover-ups. The tattoo studio charges around 3,000 baht per hour. 

    Location: 141/5 Royal Paradise Hotel Complex, Rat-U-Thit 200 Pee Rd, Patong, Kathu, Phuket 83150, Thailand

    Open: Monday–Saturday from 12pm to 11.30pm, Sunday from 6pm to 11.30pm

    Phone: +66 (0)81 676 9411


    At Ink Tattoo Studio

    Bangtao Beach

    At Ink Tattoo Studio at Bangtao Beach has been around since 2013. It's owned by Mit who has been in the tattoo business since the late 1990s. Mit's quite famous in Phuket’s tattoo scene for his polite professionalism.

    Working with tattoo machine, they can create just about any design. You can get a traditional Japanese, Thai, sak yant (Buddhist spiritual tattoos), or your very own custom design. Prices start at 1,000 baht, and increase according to difficulty. 

    Location: Soi Bangtao 2, Choeng Thale, Thalang, Phuket 83110, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 11am to 9pm

    Phone: +66 (0)81 747 1146


    Seed Tattoo Patong

    Patong Beach

    With over 15 years of experience behind him, Rucky of Seed Tattoo Patong offers a nice selection of designs to choose from, including Thai, American and Japanese styles. The tattoo studio meets international standards of hygiene, with fully sterilised equipment, high-quality inks, and many satisfied customers. His shop is right by the Patong Boxing Stadium, on Sansabai Road.

    Location: 169/81 Sansabai Rd, Patong, Kathu, Phuket 83150, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 12pm to midnight

    Phone: +66 (0)86 860 7807


    Bloodline Tattoo Patong

    Patong Beach

    Bloodline Tattoo at Soi Patong Resort is an Australian-managed studio with a team of award-winning Thai artists. Offering both machine and traditional bamboo tattoos, they operate in a highly sterile environment and use only disposable tattoo equipment and high-quality imported inks. Many satisfied customers have walked away with traditional Japanese, realistic, dot-work, and cover-up tattoos, among other styles.

    Location: 54/2 Soi Patong Resort, Bangla Rd, Patong, Kathu, Phuket 83150, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 7am to 11.30pm


    Mayhem Ink Tattoo Studio Phuket

    Patong Beach

    Mayhem Ink Tattoo Studio Phuket is Thailand’s first custom-built tattoo studio, located above Aussie Bar on Bangla Road. It's practically an extension of the bar, with 2 lounges and TVs airing live sports matches. This Australian-owned tattoo studio is known for offering high-quality tattoos in a safe and sterile environment.

    Location: 9 Bangla Rd, Patong, Kathu, Phuket 83150, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 10am to 10pm

    Phone: +66 (0)93 763 8542


    Pitbull Tattoo Phuket

    Patong Beach

    Pitbull Tattoo Phuket is a professional tattoo and piercing studio on Bangla Road. Skilled Thai artists, overseen by highly qualified western management, make use of imported inks, sterilized tools, tattoo machines and traditional bamboo techniques. They offer a broad range of tattoo designs, from photorealistic to cartoons, and everything in between.

    Location: 31 Bangla Rd, Patong, Kathu, Phuket 83150, Thailand

    Open: Daily from 10am to 11pm

    Phone: +66 (0)95 545 6196


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