Getting a tattoo can be one of the most important decisions in a person’s life. You wouldn’t want to end up living the rest of your life with a piece of art that will not please the eye or might even bring back bad memories. In case you choose a studio that doesn’t take care of the hygiene, you might even end up with a nasty infection and life-long scars instead of something that was meant to be beautiful artwork. Of course the skills, experience and style of the tattoo artist are important, but please make sure also the quality and hygiene of the studio match the standards. That said, there are numerous high-quality tattoo studios and to make an important decision easier, we have tried, tested and found 5 of the best tattoo studios in Bali.
HBSC is an Australian-owned tattoo studio in the heart of Legian and truly a tattoo junkie´s dream come true. The studio is clean and the hygiene of top standard, the staff is friendly and welcoming and the tattoo artists from Bali and Java have many years of experience. Award-winning artists Adjul and Guntur will listen to your wishes and create beautiful art on your skin just the way you want it. Don’t be surprised if you enjoy the atmosphere and the talent that fill this studio so much that you end up spending most of your free time there and getting a bunch of tattoos instead just one.
Address: Jl LegianKaja No.46
As most high-quality, high-standard hygiene tattoo studios in Bali, Tattoo Hut is also Australian-owned. Located only a stone’s throw from Legian Street and Poppies 1, this is the favorite jaunt of many Australians regularly visiting Bali. The staff is fun and friendly, and the award-winning tattoo artists such as Jony and Andre are extremely talented geniuses. Their full sleeve pieces are simply breathtaking.
Owned by an Indonesian-European couple, Bold and Bright is a fresh breath of air to Canggu tattoo community. It is a beautifully decorated high-standard hygiene studio, that despite its young age has already gained great foothold among the Canggu hipsters. The resident artists Pupha and Ocen deliver fine old school artistry while the great staff will keep you entertained for hours on end. After getting your tattoo done, it’s perfect to nip in to neighboring Pretty Poison to enjoy the cheap beers and cocktails and watch some skateboarding action. They have also opened another studio, that can be found at The Shampoo Lounge in Seminyak.
Mason’s Ink is Australian run and operated and prides itself on its clean, safe and professional environment and Australian hygiene standards. The staff speaks good English and go out of their way to satisfy their clients needs. The tattoo artists Ali Bastardos, Erwin, Made and Ipin are highly skilled and deliver your wishes to the max. The Seminyak studio is brand new, and you can also find another of their studios On Jl Legian in Kuta.
Gede Shotonk is a true tattooing legend. Born and raised in Bali, he opened his first tattoo studio already in 1998. An extremely talented tattoo artist and painter, his pieces adorn the bodies and walls of dozens of locals and tourists alike. The atmosphere at the studio is chilled and very much Indonesian, the staff are very friendly and the hygiene is top-notch. In case Mr.Shotonk himself is fully booked, you could opt for getting tattooed by his son, who skillfully follows in his dad’s footsteps.