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Is it Safe to get a Tattoo in Bali?

Is it safe to get a tattoo in Bali?

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.

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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?

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.

Is it safe to get a tattoo in Bali?

Where to get Tattooed in Bali:

Luxury Ink Bali (my favourite by far!)

Alter Tattoo

Tattoo Hut –

Bali Tattoo Studio

Two guns Tattoo Bali

Is it safe to get a tattoo in Bali?

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!


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Hi, my name is Samantha, Finance Managing Guru by day, Travel Blogging Enthusiast by... well... day too! Haha! Travelling King is the destination hotspot for the wannabe traveller! Showcasing affordable, luxurious getaways for the budget conscious! With the combination of my financial knowledge and travelling experiences I aim to show you, with a little planning, the right budget and a realistic goal you can fulfil your travel fantasies and explore the world whatever your budget or desires may be!

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  1. Mumun

    Hi there! Just wondering what are your considerations of recommending the other tattoo studios?

  2. Samantha - Travelling King

    I would recommend going to a well known studio otherwise it can be a risk to get hep c etc

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