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When words cannot express one’s feelings, people bring it out in another way. Getting inked is one such way! For some getting tattooed is just for superficial reasons such as fashion, catching up on the trends, etc. But for others, it is the expression of their feelings, beliefs, or a memory. The other reasons for people getting tattoos are in the name of tradition and culture. There are some beliefs that assert that tattoos ward off evil and protect you.  

Getting tattooed can be a painful experience. There are other options for getting your tattoo as well, but these are all temporary options. You can try

  1. Henna tattoo
  2. Airbrush technique
  3. Decal Technique

In Thailand getting inked is nothing new. It’s like a tradition for them. In the past, we have even seen Hollywood stars flying all the way to Thailand to get inked for their beliefs. The most sought after tattoo in Thailand is the Sak Yant tattoo, a traditional tattoo, which has many rules and regulations associated with it, during the procedure and post-procedure. 

The major places people visit in Thailand are 

  1. Bangkok
  2. Pattaya
  3. Phuket

There are dozen of fun things to do in Thailand which you should never miss during your visit. We have comprehended and put together a list of some of the best tattoo parlors from these places. Do go check them out!

PS: 

  • Before you go ahead and decide on your tattoo design, please be aware that getting a Buddha tattoo done on you is considered offensive. So, please be mindful not to hurt anyone’s beliefs or feelings.
  • The price of the tattoos you want to get always depends on the work you want to get done

Bangkok:

Being the capital city of Thailand, Bangkok depicts Thailand in a nutshell. Bangkok is the most happening place in Thailand and it lives up to being The Capital City. Tattoo shops in Bangkok are some of the most professional and reputed tattoo parlors. They not only practice Sak Yant but also modern tattoos like the hyper-realistic ones too. 

We have mentioned some of the best tattoo shops in Bangkok below:-

1.  Arjanneng Thaisakyant:

The most celebrated tattoo artist of the Sak Yant tradition in Bangkok. He is one of the most sought after traditional tattoo artists in Thailand. People from all over the world go to him.  You will have to book an appointment well in advance. 

Be mindful of your dressing and most of all, respect the art and the artist. 

Timings: 8 am Local time

2.  All Day Tattoo:

This is another very famous tattoo shop in Bangkok where you will find some of the most top rated resident tattoo artists. This parlor is known for its modern designs and techniques. You can get any kind of hyper-realistic tattoos here. From neo trad tattoos, nerdy ones to the black-and-grey tattoos with intricate linework or even watercolor tattoos. 

You name it, they will do it for you.

Timings: 12 pm to 8 pm Local time

3.  BKK Ink Tattoo Studio:

This parlor is a classic example of a very famous proverb  “Don’t judge a book by its cover”. The street this is located on is filled with Bars and Pubs. However, this place is like a mecca for tattoo enthusiasts. The artistry with which the work is done here is par excellence. The resident artists here are extremely sensitive to your needs and they will never let you down. 

Timings: 12 pm to 12 am Local time

Pattaya:

Pattaya is called Sin City! This speaks a lot about the reputation the city has got because of the entertainment it provides. However aloof this place might seem to you, it also harbors some of the most skilled tattoo artists in the whole of Thailand. Most of them are situated in and around the Beach road. 

Some of the best tattoo shops in Pattaya are given below.

1.  Adikt Ink:

A state of the art tattoo studio that is internationally acclaimed for its artistry. It has its wings in locations like Portugal and Luxembourg. They have sterilized rooms, cartridge needles, and dermatologists approved inks which are imported making this place one of the best tattoo shops in Pattaya. They do Traditional Thai tattoos and abstract tattoos or anything the client wants to customize.

Timings: 2 pm to 10 pm

2.  Tattoo Society:

A sophisticated tattoo parlor with the usage of computers for its custom, client-specific artwork. They have 15 years of reputation and specialize in Asia Style Tattoos, Japanese, Bamboo tattoo designs as also custom designing. The environment is extremely clean and they have been certified from the Ministry of Public Health as well.

Here, pre-booking of appointments is favorable as they can get really busy.

 Timings: 11 am to 11 pm

3. Celebrity Ink Tattoo Studio:

This is a chain of tattoo shops which has footprints in about 8 countries, including India! The world’s biggest tattoo shop brand owned by an Australian is one among the best tattoo shops in Pattaya places to get inked. Given their global presence, you can rest assured of the quality of the work to given the tattoo artists are all professionals. The passion for the art form can be seen on the extremely well-executed tattoos. They can do any type of tattoos; ranging from mandalas to trash polkas, portraits to tribal and neo-traditional. You name it!

Timings: 10 am to 12 am

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Phuket:

The country’s largest island province, Phuket is the destination for a perfect vacation. White sands, lively streets with more than 30 most amazing beaches. This makes Phuket one of the best tourists attracting cities in the world. Whenever a beach vacation comes up in one’s mind, Phuket is the first on their list!

Given all the tourist attractions Phuket gets it is considered as one of the best tourist spots in Thailand. Phuket also comes with all the traditions and values of Thailand. And hence, here as well there are some great tattoo parlors which are famous around the world. 

1.  Seed Tattoo:

A great reputation with the best quality tattoos is what attracts customers to this very famous tattoo shop in Phuket. Owned by an experienced tattoo artist of two decades, this parlor is itself a decade old. This speaks loads about the place. So, there’s no need to think twice, you can head straight to this best tattoo shop in Phuket.

Timing: 12 pm to 12 am

2.  Inked In Asia:

Beginning with just one parlor in Phuket, and then spreading across the whole of Asia,  their services are winning awards. With a hygienic and well set-up studio with brilliant artists, one need not have to worry about anything else other than getting a beautiful tattoo. They are all certified professionals and are best known for their most creative designs. 

Timing: 10 am to 12 am

3.  Angel Ink:

A tattoo parlor which is the dream of multiple award-winning tattoo artist Tom. A self-trained man who worked his way up the ladder and won many hearts apart from awards. He then put up all his hard work into building his own tattoo parlor and making it one of the best tattoo shops in Phuket. This tattoo parlor has evolved to be the most visited tattoo parlor and customers vouch for it! 

Timing: 12 pm to 11 pm

Final Thoughts: 

Next time you think of tattoos when in Thailand, you don’t have to worry much. This is like one of the above are the best places to get your tattoos done. It’s been inscribed in their tradition as well.  So, while in Thailand why not try to get one!