Tattoo artists in Jakarta


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Body art lovers can now find more diverse tattoos in Jakarta that range from Japanese-inspired styles and expressive lines to cute candy-colored ink. If you’ve been gathering the courage to get inked, or maybe feel like getting another tattoo, we’ve compiled a list of skilled Jakarta-based Indonesian tattoo artists

All of these artists post their availability and schedule on Instagram, so before booking, be sure to scroll through their feeds for their latest updates.


1. Mulie Addlecoat – tattoos with intricate origami designs


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Mulie Addlecoat’s signature eye-catching origami and generally Japanese influenced-style attracts not only local tattoo enthusiasts, but also many people from overseas who’ve flown in to Jakarta just to get inked.

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One reason behind Mulie’s success as a tattoo artist is his commitment to creating custom-made designs based on concepts discussed with his customers. He doesn’t accept designs made by other artists, which means you’ll get to have a one-of-a-kind design that no one else has.

Mulie charges by the hour, and you can visit his website to see his past works and booking process. Though bookings are currently closed, he’ll be accepting appointments for 2021 in July 2020. 

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2. Nadya Natassya – cute tattoos with colors that pop


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Nadya Natassa is the artist to go to if you’re into delicate designs and a color palette that makes tattoos stand out on the skin. Her style works well with tattoos of flowers, animals, or mythical creatures, but isn’t restricted to those motifs – it can also lend itself to whatever design you decide to go with. 

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Sidespace Tattoo, a South Jakarta studio that she owns and shares with other artists, charges an hourly rate of Rp. 1,750,000 (~USD127.99). For tattoos that take less than half an hour to finish, there’s a minimum fee of Rp. 1,000,000 (~USD73.41)

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3. Jessica Johana – tattoos with soft colors and lines that flow


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Those of you who like tattoos that remind you of a watercolor or ink painting should definitely go to Jessica Johana, who’s a resident artist at the Revolver Tattoo Studio. While her style is soft and flowing, the pastel or black inks also stand out boldly on the skin.

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Jessica’s hourly rate is Rp. 1,500,000 (~USD109.60), with a minimum fee of Rp. 800,000 (~USD58.45) for smaller tattoos. Head over to her or Revolver Studio’s Instagram page to book an appointment.

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4. Unbound Tattoo – minimalistic and complex blackwork tattoos


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Also part of the Sidespace Tattoo Parlor, Unbound Tattoo, or Danang, mainly focuses on blackwork tattoos. Using mostly black ink, he’s the guy to go to for bold lines and complex patterns.

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Before your session, send any pictures or sketches you would like your tattoo to look like  to him so he can get a head start on designing your tattoo. Those of you who have extra time to spare and prefer to talk about your ideas with him in person can simply ask him to design your idea on the day of your appointment. Danang also has predesigned tattoos you can choose from. 

As with Nadya, Danang’s hourly rate at Sidespace is Rp. 1,750,000 (~USD127.99), with a minimum fee of Rp. 1,000,000 (~USD73.41)

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5. Diedra Cavina – the unique lines of hand-poked tattoos


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Maybe you’ve been thinking about getting a tattoo, but you’re too intimidated by the sound or sight of a tattoo machine. Worry not because Jakarta-based artist Diedra Cavina does hand-poked tattoos under the name Tusuktusukan.

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Because hand-poked tattoos generally take longer to do, she usually does small-to- medium-sized tattoos – typically with black ink. She will happily ink your favorite comic characters or quotes that you like on your skin, but she’s also ready to make a customized tattoo for you.

Diedra charges by the hour, so if her style and method are what you’re looking for, get in touch with her via Instagram.  

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6. Tato Bersama Alvin – detailed hand-poked tattoos


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Another tattoo artist who focuses on hand-poked tattoos is detail-oriented Alvin. He has ready-made designs you can choose from, and if you’re an illustrator or designer yourself, you can feel free to give him your own work.

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Keep in mind that hand-poked tattoos take time to finish, but it’s worth it for the painstaking detail. Alvin’s hourly rate is Rp. 200,000 (~USD14.61). Be sure to consult in advance – you can book a session with him via his Instagram account.

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7. Agatha Pratiwi – tattoos with expressive lines


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Fans of expressive artwork can consider getting inked by Agatha Pratiwi, another member of the Sidespace Tattoo Parlor. Her signature style lies in her soft black lines, which are unlike the typical bold lines of body art.

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Agatha does small to large tattoo designs, and you can choose from her catalog or ask her to custom-design your own ideas. Or if you have an artwork or image in mind, she will customize it in tattoo form, like how she’s put her own spin on the works of famous artists such as Gustav Klimt.

Her hourly rate, like others at Sidespace, is Rp. 1,750,000 (~USD127.99), with a minimum fee of Rp. 1,000,000 (~USD73.41)

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8. Antisimetri – Japanese-inspired tattoos


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Japanese art in general has a distinctive style, and this also includes irezumi, or Japanese tattoos. Antisimetri is Sidespace Parlor’s go-to guy for Japanese-inspired designs – whether you want to get a more modern version of irezumi, or stick with some of the more traditional motifs.

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While Antisimetri does a lot of large sleeve tattoos, he also designs small ones with lines that look as if they were painted with an ink brush.

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Antisimetri’s hourly rate follows the standard at Sidespace Parlor, which is Rp. 1,750,000 (~USD127.99), with a minimum fee of Rp. 1,000,000 (~USD73.41)

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Tattoo artists in Jakarta


Getting a tattoo can be both exciting but also nerve-wrecking, especially if it’s your first time or if you’re working with an artist new to you. To ease your worries, it’s a good idea to talk to them beforehand so that you know what to expect from the process. So book an appointment with the artist whose style suits you most and get your dream tattoo. 

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