Here is a perfect guide on how to get tattooed safely in Bali as we’ve all heard the horror stories of people getting bad tattoos in Bali or worse yet contracting Hep B or Hep C and even HIV due to reused, dirty needles.
Why get tattooed in Bali?
Why should you get your tattoo done in Bali instead of your home town? Bali is significantly cheaper than Australia and you CAN still get some really high quality tattoos as some of the best tattoo artists are either locals to Bali or move to Bali to enjoy the tropics and cheap living. It’s also significantly cheaper eg: 7 hour sitting in Australia might cost $100-350 AUD per hour depending on the artist, where as in Bali is it more like $50-$150 AUD per hour. My partner did a 7 hour sitting which cost him $650 AUD, the same would have cost well over $1,000 AUD in Australia.
Is it safe to get a tattoo in Bali?
Yes and no, a bit of common sense needs to be applied. Do you research and find a reputable company, don’t just walk down the main street of Kuta and walk into any tattoo parlour. Just as you wouldn’t buy a ticket to a random destination before doing a bit of research, I would hope!. Look for Australian owned tattoo parlours in Bali, they are likely to have the better standards and always always watch them prepare their station and ensure they are using clean, new needles. When we had out Tattoos done at Luxury Ink, they made a point to show us that they were using brand new needles.
Where to get Tattooed in Bali:
Luxury Ink Bali https://www.facebook.com/luxuryinkbali/ (my favourite by far!)
Alter Tattoo https://www.facebook.com/altartattoobali/
Tattoo Hut – https://www.facebook.com/Tattoo-Hut-904560336229087/
Bali Tattoo Studio http://balitattoo-studio.com
Two guns Tattoo Bali http://www.twogunstattoobali.com
When is the best time to get a tattoo in Bali?
Obviously any season is fine to get a tattoo however I would recommend getting your ink done a day or 2 before you holiday ends as remember you cant go swimming after getting your new tattoo and it’s best not to sit in the sun for too long after having it done..
I wouldn’t recommend getting a henna tattoos done in Bali as the standards are not as good as they would be in Australia, as well as Black henna can make you very very sick, even causing organ damage – don’t risk it!