There are plenty of tattoo studios and tattoo artists in Bali but how do you find the best tattoo studios with the most talented artists?
You use our list of tattoo shops, of course, we’ve rounded up all the best tattoo shops in Bali covering a wide range of tattoo styles for you to choose from.
The 16 Most Talented Artists For A Bali Tattoo
Please Note: The inclusion of a tattoo shop on our list does not guarantee that you will be happy with any individual work carried out.
We would strongly recommend that you take your time choosing a tattoo studio in Bali and think carefully about the work that you want to be done, even a small tattoo lasts for a lifetime and tattoo removal is imperfect, expensive and painful.
16. Artful Ink Tattoo Studio Bali
This studio is part of a large international network (including Down Under in Ibiza).
The inks they use are all imported from Italy and the USA and they utilize sterile, single-use needles.
If you’re staying in Kuta or Seminyak, they can even arrange a hotel pick-up and drop-off as part of your package.
Where Is It? Jl. Kayu Aya No.8, Seminyak, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
15. Mason’s Ink
This is an Australian-owned and managed studio that uses hospital-grade hygiene standards and a crew of top-notch pros for their art.
It’s a super friendly place to get work done and they are happy for you to eat and drink while they tattoo and will even send people out to get snacks or beers for you!
Where Is It? Jl. Raya Taman No.11, Seminyak, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
14. Mex Tattoos
Local artist, Sugi, runs this exemplary studio which is very clean and well-kept.
He specializes in Yazuka-style work which can look really awesome on the right person. But he’s happy to work with any design that you want to work with.
Where Is It? Jln Legian No.489, Legian, Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali 80361, Indonesia
13. Bali Tattoo Studio (Gods Of Ink)
This studio in Legian is nicknamed “the Gods of Ink” and their three full-time artists are always ready to offer helpful advice and create a masterpiece for you.
From cover-ups to full-sleeve work, you can rely on the Gods of Ink to create a piece that’s memorable for all the right reasons.
Where Is It? Jl. Sri Rama No.440, Legian, Kec. Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
12. Suku Suku Tatau
This studio is also a body piercing artist and they offer full traditional tattooing services which means they use wood and bamboo to drive the ink into your arm!
It’s a labour-intensive process and takes longer than modern tattoos do, and the designs are striking and very detailed.
Where Is It? Jl. Gunung Salak Gg. Kapling Sari No.11 A, Padangsambian Klod, Kec. Kuta, Kota Denpasar, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Online: Suku Suku
11. Two Guns Tattoo
Two Guns Tattoo is owned by an Australian and there’s an emphasis on freehand, freestyle design creation here.
Two Guns are members of the Professional Tattoo Association of Australia (PTAA) which means that you can be assured that their safety and hygiene are first-rate.
Where Is It? Two Guns Tattoo, Jl. Patih Jelantik No.204 X, Legian, Kec. Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Online: Two Guns
10. Balinesia Tattoo Studio
This Kuta-based studio is run by three talented locals Ibud, Jet Lee and Tagel.
The studio is happy to offer you plenty of inspiration from their own creations or work to deliver your designs.
They also offer body piercing art and their standards are all based on Australian standards.
Where Is It? Jl. Pantai Kuta No.27a, Kuta, Kec. Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
9. Redskin Bali Tattoo
This is one of the longest-established studios in Bali and has been running since 1988.
The interior is very minimalist and they aim to showcase local designs through their work.
Where Is It? Jl. Kartika Plaza No.69, Kuta, Kec. Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
8. Tattoo Hut Bali
Jony, the resident artist, at this tattoo parlour, is all about freehand work and he’s been delivering amazing art for a decade at this location in Kuta.
He imports all of his ink from the USA and uses fully disposable needles for each piece.
Where Is It? Jl. Drupadi No.2001, Seminyak, Kec. Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Online: Tattoo Hut
7. Bali Family Tattoo Studio
This is a great place to get a tattoo in Bali and it’s been open since 1973!
There’s really no tattoo that their artists can’t tackle and they use the latest in clean, sterile technology.
Where Is It? Jln Legian No.8, Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Online: Bali Family
6. Red Peach Tattoo
This is the only one of the tattoo studios in Bali that specializes in the kind of art that you see on Pinterest.
All their tattoos tend to be small, and minimalist and use very deep colours to highlight their meaning.
Where Is It? Jl. Pantai Berawa No.102, Tibubeneng, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Online: Red Peach
5. Celebrity Ink Tattoo Studio Kuta Bali
This global brand is on the island now and if you want an artist that has been trained by the best, you might want to consider Celebrity Ink.
Their shading techniques are legendary and deliver a hyper-real feel to the finished piece.
Where Is It? Kuta, JI. Legian No.10, Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Online: Celebrity Ink
4. Koloni Tattoo
This provider of fine-line tattooing offers elegant clever designs across a wide-variety of styles.
They also have an onsite piercing service with a great reputation for their work.
Where Is It? Jl. Raya Semat No.7, Berawa, Canggu, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 08361, Indonesia
3. Karma House Tattoo Temple
The tattoos here aren’t cheap but that’s not a bad thing as a slice of the profits from each tattoo goes to the Happy Mattress Project for Balinese children.
If you want to do some good in the world when you get inked, this could be the place to do it.
Where Is It? Jl. Penestanan No.8, Sayan, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Online: Karma House
2. Satapak Tattoo Bali
This shop is run by a German-Balinese guy (he has another studio in Hamburg too) and he has a huge range of excellent equipment.
That means this is the perfect place for a traditional or modern tattoo!
Where Is It? Jl. Sukma Kesuma No.1, Peliatan, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
1. Wave Tattoo Seminyak
Jeff and his crew run a friendly and highly professional studio in Seminyak.
They can help you articulate your design into reality and are skilled artists who can work a wide variety of styles.
Where Is It? Jl. Nakula No.. 7, Seminyak, Kec. Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
How Much Should You Pay For A Tattoo In Bali?
It really depends on what kind of work you want done, skilled artists and award-winning artists using a particular style are going to cost more than other tattoo studios in Bali.
However, as a rule of thumb, $100 AUD is enough for a small piece, $600 AUD for a medium-sized work and much more for large pieces.
When During My Holiday In Bali Should I Get A Tattoo?
We recommend getting your tattoo done at the end of your holiday. That way you can swim, enjoy the sun, etc. without a bandage ruining your tan.
Is Bali A Good Place To Get A Tattoo?
Yes, it’s a good place to get a tattoo the local artists are all highly experienced and reputable shops (like those listed above) take all proper safety precautions.
Are Tattoos In Bali Cheaper Than In Australia?
Yes, tattoo studios in Bali tend to charge much lower prices than studios in Australia. While the equipment, needles, etc. are all of professional quality, the artists don’t demand wages on a par with Australia and studio rents are lower than at home.
That means you can get the tattoo you want without worrying about compromises in quality or hygiene standards.
How Many Tattoo Studios Are There In Bali?
A lot, in fact, according to a recent poll there are around 280 studios here in Bali.
Why Do So Many People Get Tattoos In Bali?
People choose to get tattoos in Bali because it’s cheaper than at home and because it’s a very hip destination where people are surrounded by tattooed individuals that inspire them to get work done.
Do I Need To Cover My Tattoos In Bali?
No. Though in temples you will be expected to cover your tattoos but this is because everyone has to dress modestly in a temple.
However, we would note that if you have a facial tattoo, you may be denied entry to many places in Bali. FINNS Beach Club, for example, doesn’t allow entry with facial tattoos.
Is A Traditional Balinese Tattoos Better?
No, but they are different from modern tattoos. These types of tattoos are hammered into the skin and create a unique aesthetic.
They are more painful than a standard tattoo and we would encourage you to choose the type of tattoo that you really want, rather than choosing something to impress your friends with tales of your bravery in the country.
Final Thoughts On Choosing A Tattoo Artist In Bali
There are a lot of tattoo studios in Bali and they are almost all capable of delivering art to an international standard in a friendly atmosphere with solid hygiene standards.
However, if you want to feel comfortable getting a tattoo in Bali, we’d recommend you choose a studio from the list above, we’ve found that these studios offer amazing tattooing on a reliable basis.
And, of course, once you’ve had the work done, please come and show it off at FINNS, the best beach club in the world.