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Tattoo shop recommendations

Posted by Macky on 10/7/2009 at 04:23

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

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Posted by stokates on 10/7/2009 at 05:37

+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.

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Posted by stokates on 10/7/2009 at 05:37

+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.

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Posted by stokates on 10/7/2009 at 05:37

+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.

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Posted by BruceMoon on 10/7/2009 at 06:22

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

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Posted by binderdonedat on 12/7/2009 at 07:35

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/

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Posted by MADMAC on 12/7/2009 at 18:28

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.

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Posted by anelson_82 on 13/7/2009 at 20:28

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!!

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Posted by scott13 on 18/8/2012 at 11:23

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 !

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