Tattoos have gained significant popularity among all generations and age groups. Tattoos have become a fashion statement and a form of self-expression. Because of this, you can find tattoo studios on every corner. However, should you trust the artists working there at all, and how do you find the right specialist?
We've gathered the best tattoo studios in Bali where you can get a beautiful and high-quality tattoo.
Island Ink Tattoos and Piercings
Opening Hours: Daily from 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
The salon offers the most in-demand services, and they employ only experienced artists. The founders, Clayton (from South Africa) and Josi (from Germany), have over seven years of experience in the tattoo industry.
The Balinese artists at Island Ink use state-of-the-art technology and the latest equipment in their work. The price of a tattoo depends on the design, size, placement, and color. At Island Ink, the minimum cost of a tattoo is 1 million IDR. The salon does not charge by the hour.
They also offer piercing services. The starting price for a piercing is from 300,000 IDR. Piercing jewelry is locally made in Bali, and the cost of surgical steel jewelry starts from 300,000 IDR. The salon also sells aftercare products for piercings and tattoos.
You can check out photos and read customer reviews in the gallery on the salon's website. It's advisable to make an appointment in advance to visit the tattoo studio.
You can get recommendations from specialists either in person on-site, or through WhatsApp or Instagram. Once all arrangements are finalized, the staff will provide the final price for the tattoo.
The establishment has many positive reviews on Google Maps (around 170) and a high rating (5.0).
Skin Canvas Tattoo Art Studio
Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday from 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM, Sunday - Closed.
This is a tattoo salon that respects delicate, elegant designs, but if the client desires, they can also create bold skull tattoos. Additionally, you can cover up or restore tattoos here.
Professional Balinese artists will explain the intricacies of the process and provide a free consultation before you make a final decision to get a tattoo. The studio features original portfolios, offering a wide range of excellent artworks, from national motifs and ethnic styles to calligraphy. Moreover, you can discuss your own ideas and vision for the result with the artists before getting the tattoo.
Unusual ornaments and original designs for both large and small tattoos are particularly popular in the salon.
The cost of a small tattoo starts at 800,000 IDR, and restoration begins at 1.3 million IDR. The salon's specialists have extensive work experience, and all consumables are disposable, while the instruments are sterile.
The bright studio has a large-screen TV to keep you entertained during your session.
The salon has more than 200 reviews on Google Maps, and almost all of them are positive. The establishment has an average rating of 5.0.
The People - Tattoo Studio
Opening hours: Daily from 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM.
This salon, although relatively new, has already earned a reputation as one of the best tattoo establishments in Bukit.
The team consists of talented artists who create styles and unique designs. Each of them has their own workspace. Currently, the salon has four tattoo artists of various profiles: a local Indonesian with excellent English speaking artists. They are capable of bringing any of your ideas to life. All the artists are passionate about their work and are committed to realizing your projects. The tattoo artists specialize in styles such as fine line, mini realism, ornamental, and floral tattoos.
It's also worth noting that the studio has a modern design and advanced equipment. They use high-quality pigments and disposable materials. Sanitary norms are strictly adhered to, and instrument sterilization is closely monitored.
You can check out examples of the artists' work on the salon's website or social media. You can also find useful information on preparing for your tattoo appointment.
The cost of a tattoo starts from 2 million IDR per hour. The final price depends on the size of the design and the complexity of the work. A full day session costs 12 million IDR, which can cover either 6 or 8 hours. The final cost can be determined during a free consultation.
Additionally, in the salon, they will offer you a cup of aromatic coffee or tea with sweets.
The average rating on Google Maps is 4.9 based on more than 20 reviews.
Kaze Tattoo Bali
Opening hours: Daily from 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM.
Inconspicuous at first glance, this tattoo salon has long gained a reputation as one of the best establishments of its kind in Bukit. Despite its modesty and minimalism, the place is highly popular among both locals and foreigners.
The salon offers a wide range of services. These include not only tattooing clients' bodies but also rectifying unsuccessful tattoos done previously. Master Ken is a professional in his craft, deeply passionate about art. His works range from portraits and national styles to realistic color or black and gray tattoos. You can also bring your own design, which they will successfully apply.
You can view a gallery of their work on the studio's Instagram. However, it's worth noting that the price for each order is calculated individually and depends on many factors. The minimum price for a tattoo is 700,000 IDR.
The average rating of the establishment on Google Maps, based on 136 reviews, is 4.9.
Jili Tattoo Nusa Dua Bali
Working hours: Daily from 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM.
The salon consistently employs two artists - the founder Jili and his partner Micha. These specialists have extensive experience. Each work is a unique piece of art that accentuates the lifestyle and views of any individual.
You can view examples of their work on the salon's Facebook page to get inspired and understand the capabilities of these masters.
Great attention is given to cleanliness and sterility here.
As for prices, they are competitive. For instance, the cost of artistic tattoos starts from 700,000 IDR, and corrections start from 1 million IDR.
Reviews of the establishment are mixed; many praise it, but there are also opposing opinions. Complaints about service quality and discrepancies in prices compared to what was stated over the phone or during consultations are not uncommon.
The average rating on Google Maps, based on 33 reviews, is 4.8.
All well-known and reputable studios seem to have settled in Changgu, Seminyak, and Kuta.
And yet, you can get a tattoo as a memory of the island or bring an old dream to life without leaving Ubud. While walking its streets, you will probably come across tattoo studios. Not just "we'll give you a tattoo," but "we'll conduct a tattoo ceremony" - that's how they lure you into getting a tattoo in "the most mindful area of the island." The specific atmosphere of Ubud couldn't help but influence this field. Read below which of these studios are worth visiting and how to choose a master.
Phone: +62 (0) 878 9790 8929
A studio in the center of Ubud that combines German quality with Indonesian ease. Modern tattoo design here is combined with traditional elements and batik motifs.
Here, you can get not only machine tattoos but also traditional handcrafted ones. In the case of traditional tattoos, the ink is inserted under the skin by tapping with a special stick.
This studio pays special attention to the atmosphere. Therefore, they welcome any questions from guests, whether you plan to get a tattoo from them or not. The artists and administrators are always ready to explain what the ancient tradition of tattooing in Indonesia is all about.
The studio is small but cozy, with two tattoo chairs and a platform for traditional tattoos. The artists are committed to guaranteeing high European hygiene standards during the procedure.
- Areu Pendul Djangkaru: Owner. He has been passionate about tattoo art since the age of 16. He splits his time between two countries and works in two studios, so you can find him not only in Bali but also in Hamburg (where another Satapak tattoo studio is open). His artwork is inspired by his travels, reflecting a fusion of cultures. He excels in various styles, both machine and traditional tattoos.
- Agung Babau: Specializes in applying tattoos with fine hand-drawn lines. When the owner is away in Hamburg, Agung manages the studio. He is a welcoming and friendly guy.
Yan Tino tattoo Ubud
Phone: +62 857 3835 5839
With almost a thousand reviews on Google Maps, Yanti has not received a single negative one. The studio attributes this result to their main priority - hygiene, which meets Australian standards in the tattoo industry. They use new equipment and needles (the client opens the latter themselves before the procedure). The equipment is also safe and clean, sterilized in a medical autoclave.
The studio is fully air-conditioned and offers music, movies, free Wi-Fi, and transportation for each client.
Karma house tattoo studio Bali
In this studio, they take pride in adhering to Western hygiene standards. However, Karma House is not just about that. In essence, Karma House is a community center that combines transformative events and charitable activities. Tattooing here is not just a procedure; it's a ceremony conducted with a specific intention. In other words, they encourage you to remember that tattooing has existed as a sacred art from ancient times and was associated with deep cultural significance. For example, it was used in initiation ceremonies or dedication rituals.
The outcome of such a ceremony in modern times can be a tattoo of any size, style, color, and genre. The studio collaborates with the best artists from around the world, and almost every one of them has received professional awards.
Registration is open with 5 masters:
1. JUKE - specializes in snakes, dragons, and delicate line work in the traditional Balinese style. He's also a very friendly guy.
2. AGUS - works with fine lines and excels in watercolor-style tattoos.
3. YANDE - specializes in Balinese motifs and mandalas. The most experienced artist in the team.
4. KADEK - has been doing tattoos for two decades. He enjoys creating traditional tattoos with Balinese mythology, fine lines, and mandalas.
5. AGUNG - a master of realism, specializing in tattoos in traditional Balinese and Japanese styles.
You can find them on
and Google Maps.
Their phone number is +62 812 3972 5932
Their phone number is +62 812 3972 5932
Conscious Arts Tattoo Shop.
"Quality is our goal" - that's the motto of this Ubud studio. They use 100% high-quality vegan inks imported from North America.
The artists work efficiently, so the price here is not based on the time spent on the tattoo (some artists charge hourly). The final cost depends on factors like size, detail, color count, placement, and complexity and will be quoted after the design is approved.
However, the artists value their time, so they're not inclined to engage in casual conversations. Appointments need to be booked, and a non-refundable deposit of $50 is required. According to the studio's administration, this ensures productive sessions and proper attention to the client. The deposit made during booking will be deducted from the final tattoo price.
Part of the proceeds goes towards supporting educational programs for intellectually disabled youth in Bali.
You can find them on Instagram,
and Google Maps.
Their phone number is +62 812 3972 5941
Artful Ink Tattoo Studio Bali.
This is an international brand with over 20 years of experience in the industry. They have two studios in Bali - one in Seminyak and one in Ubud. Each studio features world-class artists, friendly staff, and high hygiene standards. However, the Seminyak branch is much more well-known and established compared to the modest Ubud location. If you prefer a well-air-conditioned environment, it's best to choose the Seminyak branch.
In Ubud, you can book appointments with any of the three artists:
1. Denis - Russian with 8 years of experience in the profession. He specializes in tattoos with darker themes. Despite this dark style, Denis is friendly and open, making it pleasant to collaborate with him. Clients appreciate his attention to detail and steady hand. You can find his Instagram with his work here.
2. Oscar - an Indonesian artist with 11 years of experience. He is ready to work in various styles but is often referred to as a master of fine lines, delicate tattoos, and mandala designs. He is kind and gentle with his clients. You can find his Instagram with his work here.
3. Masha - Russian with 4 years of experience in the profession. She creates detailed and delicate designs, particularly enjoying working with floral motifs and fine lines. You can find her Instagram with her work here.
and find their location on Google Maps.
Their phone number is +62 878-1316-1333.
Their phone number is +62 878-1316-1333.
Seminyak and Canggu
Mason's Ink Tattoo Studio
Opening hours: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Australian salon. Operating since 2014, the salon has now moved to the building opposite. There's a second studio located in Legian.
Custom salon, they can do any designs.
The studio is cozy with friendly staff.
Price is based on the design, not the time spent.
A small design starts at 1 million rupiahs, two small ones - 1.5 million.
They specialize in color work in watercolor style.
Ink is from the USA.
14 Ink Tattoo Seminyak
Location on Google Maps
Opening hours: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
The studio has been operating since 2009.
On average, a design costs two million rupiahs, with a minimum price starting from 700,000 rupiahs.
They create all kinds of designs and can help you choose one.
Sometimes, they offer promotions; you can find details on the salon's Instagram.
The staff is polite and accommodating.
Design options range from portraits to realistic color, black, or gray designs.
Hendrik Shinigami Tattoo Bali
Opening hours: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
The studio's most unusual decoration includes columns with dragons and sakura.
They execute all designs and can help create a unique design for you.
1.5 million rupiahs for half an hour of work, and the owner of the studio's design costs 3.5 million rupiahs per hour (booking with the owner requires a two-month lead time).
They use American vegan inks.
Babayaga Tattoo Bali
Opening hours: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
An international team: Russian and English-speaking administrators and tattoo artists.
They promise a unique design for every client.
They work in all styles, specializing in graphics, minimalism, dotwork, and blackwork techniques.
Prices start at 2.6 million rupiahs per hour.
They use hypoallergenic vegan inks and organic aftercare products.
Canggu Tattoo Studio
Opening hours: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Specialize in graphics and realism, mixed techniques.
The cost depends on the size, complexity, and placement of your tattoo - starting from 500,000 rupiahs and up.
They can work from your own design (no matter if it's from a book or a t-shirt), create a tattoo based on your description, or offer one of their own designs.
Charlie Rose Tattoo Studio Canggu
Opening hours: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
The salon was opened in 2018 and named after the owners' daughter, Charlie-Rose Angel. The studio's idea: LOVE + TRUTH + FAMILY.
It's an atmospheric place with a very friendly administrator and an international team.
They recommend choosing a master with whom you feel the most comfortable. The emphasis is on your comfort and involvement in the process.
Approximate cost: 2 million per hour of work (for example, for 3 small designs).
How to choose a studio
No matter how they package the process, the main thing is that it should be comfortable, safe, and leave only pleasant memories.
Hygiene - perhaps the most important thing to consider when choosing a tattoo studio. It doesn't matter how long you've been choosing an artist and how many years you've dreamed of getting to the master. If anything bothers you, it's better to leave to avoid later suffering from an infection.
Artists - if you've already decided on the style of your future tattoo, look for the artists who work in that style. Bali has many experienced and talented artists - someone among them will definitely help bring your idea to life.
Prices - depend on the size of the image, complexity, and technique. Most likely, you will only find out the final cost after agreeing on the sketch. But depending on the studio's level, professionalism, and experience of the artists, prices can start from 600,000 to 1,500,000 rupiahs.
Comfort - the process of applying paint under the skin, to be frank, is not the most pleasant. So it's worth reducing the number of irritating factors. This means looking for a studio where you can relax and enjoy the experience even though you'll be under the needle for several hours. Sit in the chair, look around, feel the smells. Make sure the air conditioner is working, and the music isn't driving you crazy. Do you like everything? Then stay!
How to Care for Your Tattoo in Bali
Bali has a very hot and humid climate, so if you're planning to get a tattoo or have already had one and want it to stay fresh and vibrant, here are some simple ways to care for your tattoo in the local climate.
If you've come to Bali as a tourist and want to get a tattoo as a souvenir of your visit to this magical island, tattoo artists recommend getting the tattoo a few days before your departure. The skin becomes sensitive after the procedure and needs time to heal. The wounds should scar over, and dirt, sweat, sunlight, and saltwater are enemies to them.
If you live in Bali or will be staying here for some time, after getting a tattoo, you should avoid swimming in pools or the ocean for the first week. Prolonged exposure to water can lead to ink leaching from the skin, causing fading. Moreover, pools and the ocean contain bacteria and microbes that can enter your body through a new tattoo. Treat a new tattoo as you would any open wound.
Direct sunlight can cause your tattoo to fade. Always use special sunscreen with a high SPF on your tattoo. It's even better to keep the tattoo covered with clothing – choose only natural fabrics. The clothing should be loose and not rub against the area where the tattoo is located.
You should refrain from intense physical activities for 10 days. It doesn't matter where exactly the tattoo is located, its size, or color; during exercise, you'll sweat. Sweating can lead to ink rejection, increasing the risk of gaps appearing in the tattoo.
Under no circumstances should you scratch the tattoo, even if the itching is quite strong.
Continuously inspect the tattooed area. While some inflammation and redness in the first few days is normal, it should gradually decrease over time.
Wash the tattoo three times a day, use special moisturizing creams, and apply colorless cream after washing. This will prevent it from drying out.
Getting a tattoo is a specific stress on your body, so don't forget about your diet and staying hydrated. Choose a reputable tattoo artist and studio with good reviews. Don't neglect the rules and advice provided by your tattoo artist, and enjoy the tattooing process.