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10 Most Reputable Tattoo Studios In Bali That Won’t Make You Regret Once You’re Back From Vacay

Getting a tattoo in Bali

Stroll through any touristy neighbourhood in Bali and you’ll notice that every other person is inked. No surprise then, that the island is a hotspot for tattoo studios and is home to many local and international tattoo artists. 

If you’re planning to get a tattoo in Bali, check out these reputable tattoo shops on your next trip.

1. Artful Ink Tattoo Studios Bali – Plethora of tattoo styles

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Image adapted from: @artfulinkbali@artfulinkbali

If you’re heading to Bali anytime soon, check out Artful Ink Bali. This Aussie-owned shop has 2 outlets – one in Seminyak and another in Ubud. They have 13 artists – many of whom are local – with experience ranging from 4-21 years, so you’re in good hands. 

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Black ink tats, American traditional, dotwork, you name it, they probably can do it. Their portfolio shows a tonne of variety, with pieces showing mixed styles such as biomechanical-realism and geometric-realism crossovers. Though their artists have different specialisations, they all have one thing in common – attention to detail.

Price: from IDR2,000,000 (~S$175)

Seminyak outlet
Address: Petitenget Street Number 1A, Kerobokan Kelod, Kuta Utara, Badung Regency, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Opening hours: 10am-7pm, Daily
Contact: +62 878-1316-1933

Ubud outlet
Address: Jalan Goutama Number 19, Ubud, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Opening hours: 10am-6pm, Daily
Contact: +62 878-1316-1333 | Artful Ink Tattoo Studios Bali website

2. Two Guns Tattoo Bali – Big hyper-realistic pieces

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Image adapted from: Two Guns Tattoo Bali

If you want something truly unique, look no further than New-Zealand owned Two Guns Tattoo Bali

Experts in big illustrative pieces, the artists here offer a wide range of styles, including but not limited to oriental, hyper-realistic, and monochromatic. If there is a particular style you prefer, just check in with them.

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However, one of their main highlights is their vibrant realistic coloured tattoos. Thanks to skillful shading and colour mixtures, these tattoos look like paintings that take you on a visual trip. 

Furthermore, the parlour is only a short 3 minutes drive from Kuta Beach – especially convenient if you’re already in the area.

Price: from IDR1,200,000 (~S$106)

Address: Jalan Patih Jelantik Number 204 X, Legian, Kecamatan Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Opening hours: 11am-7pm, Daily
Contact: Two Guns Tattoo Bali website

3. Red Peach Tattoo – Minimalistic Pinterest-worthy tattoos

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French Prison Style.
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If you have a penchant for Pinterest-worthy tattoos, Red Peach Tattoo might be the studio for you. Their artists offer a range of styles, but some standouts include minimalist portraits and ornamental tattoos with deep colours.

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Ornamental tattoos.
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Take up their flashes or get a custom piece – the studio is upfront about their prices, charging per piece, so there’ll be no sudden additional fees.

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Price: from IDR2,000,000 (~S$176)

Address: Jalan Pantai Berawa Number 102, Tibubeneng, Kecamatan Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Opening hours: 10am-6pm, Daily
Contact: Red Peach Tattoo website

4. Suku Suku Tatau – Traditional hand-poked tattoos 

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Image credit: @albartikam

Specialising in traditional hand poked and hand tapped tattoos, Suku Suku Tatau uses bamboo instruments to get the job done. They’re one of the first studios in Bali to offer this tattoo style, so you’re guaranteed a safe hand poked tattoo experience here.

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Image credit: @albartikam

Fascinated by indigenous tribal tattoos, Albar, the owner, uses only a wooden stick and a needle to produce tribal designs. Albar also provides body modification services such as tongue splitting, pocketing, and body suspension.

Price: Enquire with establishment

Address: Jalan Gunung Salak Gang Kapling Sari Number 11 A, Padangsambian Klod, Kecamatan Kuta, Kota Denpasar, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 11am-9pm
Contact: Suku Suku Tatau website

5. Celebrity Ink Tattoo Studio Kuta Bali – Over 40 studios worldwide 

Hyper realism tattoo bali
Image adapted from: @celebrityinktattookutabali

As a trusted brand with over 40 locations in more than 10 countries, Celebrity Ink Tattoo Studio Kuta Bali continues to thrive as a reputable parlour in Bali. 

No matter if you want a traditional Balinese barong mask or a meaningful portrait of your loved one, their adept artists are here to fulfil your request. No matter what you get, their impressive shading makes their hyper-realistic black ink tats pop, giving them a 3D effect.

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They’ve even done some pop-culture and superhero themed designs.
Image adapted from: @celebrityinktattookutabali

Besides body tattoos, they also offer cosmetic tattoo services. This means you can permanently tattoo your favourite shade of lipstick on your lips or have your brows drawn, all the time.

Price: from IDR800,000 (~S$70)

Address: Jalan Legian 10 Br Kuta Bali Indonesia Kuta, Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Opening hours: 10am-10pm, Daily
Contact: Celebrity Ink Bali website

6. Koloni Tattoo – Experienced piercer & fine line tattoos 

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Image credit: @kolonitattoo 

For small minimalistic fine line tattoos, head down to local-owned Koloni Tattoo located in Canggu. Their team of artists hailing from around the world have an array of different styles. If you can’t make up your mind, perhaps consider their readymade flashes you can pick from. 

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Image adapted from: @kolonitattoo, @kolonitattoo

You’ll also be in good hands if you’re looking for a piercing. Although it’s typical to find tattoo studios with piercing services, Koloni Tattoo’s resident piercer spoils the market with over a decade of experience. Ease your mind with their high standard of hygiene and cosy sun-lit environment.

Price: from IDR1,500,000 (~S$132)

Address: Jalan Raya Semat Number 7, Berawa, Canggu, Kecamatan Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 08361, Indonesia
Opening hours: 11am-9pm, Daily
Contact: Koloni Tattoo website |

7. Paradise Ink Bali – Affordable tattoos

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Image credit: @paradiseinkbali

Located in the heart of Kuta, tucked away on a side street, Paradise Ink Bali is a hidden gem when it comes to affordable yet reputable tattoo parlours. Compared to other studios, prices here for small tattoos can be as low as ~S$61

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However, this doesn’t mean that the quality of your tattoo will be compromised. In fact, Paradise Ink Bali is home to many talented artists so you can expect fine detailing and shading in the pieces done here. 

The tattoo room is also clearly separated from the reception area via different floors, creating a more intimate and private setting. You can also take breaks on their rooftop lounge in between sessions. 

Price: from IDR700,000 (~S$61)

Address: Gang Cempaka Number 1, Kuta, Kecamatan Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Opening hours: 11am-10pm, Daily
Contact: Paradise Ink Bali website

8. Karma House Tattoo Temple – Portion of profits go to charity 

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Image credit: @karmahousebali

A yoga, art, and tattoo studio all at once, Karma House Tattoo Temple integrates the concept of spirituality and tattoos, bringing them together in one place. 

spiritual tattoosImage adapted from: @karmahousebali, @karmahousebali

Tattoos here may be a little pricier but that’s not without reason. They use only vegan ink and donate a portion of their profits to fund the #HappyMattress Project, a self-initiated charity that aims to provide 100 beds for 100 Balinese kids in 100 days.

If you get peckish during your session, head down to their on-site cafe for refreshing smoothie bowls. 

Price: from US$100 (~S$134)

Address: Jalan Penestanan Number 8, Sayan, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 10am-6pm
Contact: Karma House Bali website

9. Satapak Tattoo Bali – Affordable parlour in Ubud

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Hand-poked tattoo (left) and machine tattoo (right).
Image adapted from: @satapaktattoobali, @satapaktattoobali

Down the street from Ubud Palace lies Satapak Tattoo Bali. From hand poked to machine tattoos, this affordable German-Balinese studio has got your back. 

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Image credit: @satapaktattoobali

Although relatively newer than its competitors, the artists here have their own distinctive styles and are experienced enough to handle experimental works that hone both hand poked and machine techniques. Some other noteworthy styles include traditional Indonesian hand tapping and American traditional.

They also have canvas paintings for sale in their studio. 

Price: from IDR500,000 (~S$44)

Address: Jalan Sukma Kesuma No.1, Peliatan, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Opening hours: 10am-9pm, Daily
Contact: Satapak Tattoo Bali website

10. Mex Tattoos Bali – Homely family-run studio

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Japanese Yakuza style.
Image credit: @mextattoosbali

Bring your own design or pick one out at Mex Tattoos Bali. At this Balinese family-owned tattoo shop, you get to experience the true local tattoo experience with almost every style available.

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Image adapted from: @mextattoosbali, @mextattoosbali

Notable specialisations include neo traditional and realism. Incorporating your ideas with their own, artists here aim to create pieces unique to all their clients. 

Price: from US$50 (~S$67)

Address: Jalan Legian No.489, Legian, Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 10am-8pm
Contact: Mex Tattoos Bali website

Reputable tattoo studios in Bali

The process of getting tattoos is intimidating, even if it’s not your first time. No tourist wants a bad tattoo experience abroad. So if you’re planning to get inked the next time you’re in Bali, do your research and head to reputable tattoo studios on the island. As this list goes to show, there’s no shortage of them.

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Cover image adapted from: Two Guns Tattoo Bali, @albartikam, @artfulinkbali