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  • Macky

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    I'm Kind of a tattoo nut. I like to get one in every new place I visit. Does anybody have any experience with tattoos in Thailand or recommend any places? And is there anything I should lookout for other than the obvious cleanliness issues? I don't want to wander into the first place I see and get a shitty unhygienic artist who overprices, ya know?



    -Macky

    #1 Posted: 10/7/2009 - 04:23

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  • stokates

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    +1

    Also does anyone know of a place who do a more tribal tradition like tattoo? With bamboo (I think) ... not an electronic needle etc.

    #2 Posted: 10/7/2009 - 05:37

  • stokates

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    +1

    Also does anyone know of a place who do a more tribal tradition like tattoo? With bamboo (I think) ... not an electronic needle etc.

    #3 Posted: 10/7/2009 - 05:37

  • stokates

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    +1

    Also does anyone know of a place who do a more tribal tradition like tattoo? With bamboo (I think) ... not an electronic needle etc.

    #4 Posted: 10/7/2009 - 05:37

  • BruceMoon

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    Macky & stokates

    Unlike some western nations, there are little or no health criteria governing tattooing in SE Asia. So, there WILL be places that have significant health risks. On this issue, you need to exercise caution.

    There have been plenty of posts to Travelfish about tattooing.

    May I suggest you type the word tattoo into the Search Travelfish box in the grey area up above (on the left) and read what others have had had to say.

    Cheers

    #5 Posted: 10/7/2009 - 06:22

  • binderdoned-
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    Jimmy Wong in Bangkok is very well known reputable place. It's a family business, his daughter is a great tattoo artist as well. They organized huge tattoo shows in Bangkok and Pattaya in the last few years, but sadly not this year. http://travelhappy.info/bangkok/bangkok-tattoo-parlour-jimmy-wongs/

    #6 Posted: 12/7/2009 - 07:35

  • MADMAC

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    Bruce
    What's the big deal? Wort case what will you contract? HIV? Hepatitus C? I don't know, I wouldn't sweat it.

    On the other hand... maybe Bruce has a point.

    #7 Posted: 12/7/2009 - 18:28

  • anelson_82

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    Hey Macky!

    I've heard of a place about an hour from Bangkok called Wat Bang Phra. They practise Sak Yant here which is an ancient form of tattooing that I believe originates from Cambodia (Don't hold me to that though!)

    I myself will be paying a visit to Wat Bang Phra when I go to Thailand as I love tat's as well. There's a really good website that explains all about Sak Yant if you wanted to look. www.Sak-yant.com

    If you ever go to Borneo you should check out their tribal designs, they also tattoo with a Bamboo needle.

    Would love to see a picture if you get one done......good luck!!

    #8 Posted: 13/7/2009 - 20:28

  • scott13

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    I can recommend Tiki Tattoo on Koh Phangan Island.
    One of the best Bamboo artist in Thailand and has multiple Awards to back this up.

    He is specialized in Maori / Polynesian work as he is from New Zealand, but has a unbelievable knowledge of Tatau and Asian Bamboo tattooing

    very clean and professional !

    #9 Posted: 18/8/2012 - 11:23

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