Tattoos are permanent--you can say that, given that the removal process is more painful than getting inked in the first place. Over the years, getting tattoos has become a fad. From getting zodiacs and pictures of God to quotes, people nowadays are willing to spend a hefty amount on getting inked. But finding the right tattoo artist can get tricky. The tattoo station must be hygienic, their equipment must be top-notch and the artist must be a pro, don’t you agree? Also, the tattoo artist must be open to suggestions and should be an expert at his job. Let us help you in case you are planning to get inked.
If you live in Bengaluru or are planning to get a tattoo done from there, we’re at your service. Check out the best tattoo studios/artists in Bengaluru and get ready to get inked!
Xtreme Tattoo Studio provides a variety of services, ranging from photo-realistic tattooing to body piercing. Their trained professionals offer an endless array of designs. They also have an expert who can help you design a custom tattoo at no extra charge.
Address: No. 12, Jayanagar 4th Block, Bengaluru
Contact: +91 8884888805
Skindeep has been one of Bengaluru's top tattoo studios for the longest time. The team has ten experts, each with their unique specialisations to sketch and meet the customer's demand. It is one of the few studios that offer computer-generated stencils to guarantee accuracy.
Address: 991, Off 100 Feet Road, HAL 2nd Stage, Indira Nagar, Bengaluru
Contact: +91 9886321804
Bramha Tattoo Studio started in 2002 and was the first professional tattoo shop in Bengaluru. Customers can choose from as many as sixty thousand tattoo designs that are available in the studio. These designs include tattoo art, flash, motifs and many other forms. One of the unique applications of their tattoos is that they are pain-free. They use anaesthetics to numb the area, so as to provide a painless experience.
Address: 6/5/1, 1st Floor, Shivananda Building, Kumarakrupa Road, Shivananda Circle, Bengaluru
Contact: +91 9448200145
Started by Suresh Machu in 2008, Machu Tattoos has been successfully running for over 11 years. The team uses pre-sterilized tattoo ink made in the USA, which is one of the best organic permanent tattoo inks in the world. They specialise in 3D tattoos, tribal art and grey wash tattoos. The unique part about Machu Tattoos is that they also provide services at your doorstep.
Address: 7th G Cross Rd, Ward Number 85, Dodda Nekkundi Extension, Chinnapanna Halli, Bengaluru
Contact: +91 9844827266
Dark Arts The Tattoo Studio was started in March 2003 by Pradeep Menon and Nagender Rao. Initially, the studio was into Tribal and Celtic designs. But now, the Dark Arts team has a database of more than 1,00,000 designs of all styles. Interestingly, they have an in-house doctor, Dr Padmanabha, who specialises in piercings; the entire process is guaranteed to be safe and hygienic.
Address: #622, 1st Floor, 3rd Cross, 3rd Block, Koramangala, Bengaluru
Contact: +91 9845291930
Mykel Kumar, owner of The Pumpkin Patch studio, is one of the most popular tattoo artists in Bengaluru. The best part about him is that he will sit down with you, help you figure out what you want and ensure that you’ll be leaving his studio with a genuinely unique tattoo. The Pumpkin Patch is a hygienic, clean and safe venue that welcomes clients and makes them feel comfortable.
Address: No. 409, 1st Floor, 2nd Main, J, Post, Ramaiah Reddy Layout, Chelekare, Kalyan Nagar, Bengaluru
Contact: +91 9886592447
InkPrik Tattoo Studio started in the year 2008 and as of today, it is a top player in the category tattoo artists in Bengaluru. The tattoo studio has a wide range of tattoo designs to choose from to cater to their customers. The staff at the studio is courteous and prompt at providing any assistance, apart from being super creative and good at their work.
Address: #3A, 3rd Floor, Gowthami Nest, Plot No.10, 1st Cross, Cambridge Layout, Bengaluru
Contact: +91 9731756903
Sculp Tattoo Studio was started by Karthik Bengre in 2013. He is a versatile artist whose work covers many styles of art. His unique approach and attitude makes customers feel like their tattoos are being done by a professional who is also their friend. The best part about Sculp is that the artists there take your input and refine the design before the final tattooing.
Address: D. No, 467, 17th C Main Rd, KHB Colony, 5th Block, Koramangala, Bengaluru
Contact: +91 7406454698
If you want to stand in a crowd with a striking piece of art on your body, head straight to Fear Tattoo Studio. Their team of experts offer an easy-going environment for customers to get inked. Not only do they use disposable needles and good equipment, but their design palette also has some quirky ideas to choose from.
Address: 78 A, New BEL Road, Above Auntie Fung's Restaurant, Bengaluru
Contact: +91 9886983074
Established in 2009 by Veer Hegde, Eternal Expression Tattoo & Piercing Studio has set extremely high standards in the tattoo industry for quality tattoo designs. The Studio runs on Veer's philosophy of creating meaningful, beautiful and personal tattoos for each individual. It also happens to be one of the friendliest tattoo parlours in the city!
Address: 91, Richmond Rd, Ashok Nagar, Bengaluru
Contact: +91 8025309090
Founded by Naveen Kumar, Irezumi was first started in Chennai in 2006. After establishing itself as Chennai’s best and biggest tattoo parlour, Irezumi came to Bengaluru. Naveen’s style ranges from Japanese to tribal and abstract to geometric and everything in between. The tattoo artists at Irezumi come from all over the world, including Germany, Singapore, Australia and a whole lot of other countries. The studio acts as a one-stop destination servicing customers both local and from other parts of Karnataka. In fact, they even offer courses to train aspiring tattoo artists.
Address: 1st Cross Road, #805, 7th Main Rd, Indiranagar, Bengaluru
Contact: +91 9840798487
Gold Touch Tattoo Studio was established in 2004. Their primary tattoo artist is Puneet, who is one of the best professional tattoo design makers in Bengaluru. He's super friendly and very warm towards his clients. He always cautions people before getting inked of all the possible consequences of getting the tattoo and also tell them about the precautions you must take.
Address: 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar, 4020, 1st Main Rd, Next to BBQ Nation Hotel, Doopanahalli, Domlur, Bengaluru
Contact: +91 9880516401
This studio was started by Sameer Patange and his team in 2001. Wondering how the name came about? Sameer thought about the biggest influences in his life and a silly idea kept popping into his head--his 'crayons', that were the very first tool of expressing his artistic side. And that's when he knew what he's going to name his tattoo studio. The place provides the highest quality while keeping hygiene as one of the top priorities for their clients. Their clientele boasts of some of the biggest names in Bollywood, including Hritik Roshan and his wife Sussanne, Salman Khan, Sanjay Dutt, Kangana Ranaut, Virat Kohli and many others.
Address: Shop No. 8, ground floor, Raheja Arcade, Next to City Bank ATM, 5th Block, Koramangala, Bengaluru
Contact: +91 9538721267
We all have multiple questions popping in our head when we planned to get inked. Here are some frequently asked questions that can help to seek answers to the questions you were pondering over.
Yes, tattoo artists can rework on an old tattoo, only the procedure is very painful. But one can also opt for modification of the tattoo. However, sometimes the modifications are limited.
All tattoo artists have some expertise and specialise in a certain kind of art. Some make temporary tattoos only. But the ones who make permanent tattoos mostly have the skill to make temporary ones too.
There are a few artists/studios in Bengaluru that offer a tattoo removal service. Xtreme Tattoo Studio is one of the studios that have artists who specialise in tattoo removal. Not every artist can operate the tattoo removal laser. One should do a little research before getting a tattoo removed or modified.
Most tattoo artists promote client participation. You can always go to the tattoo parlour and discuss your ideas with the artist. You can draw a sketch and show it to them and also take their inputs from them on how it will look once you’re inked. You can show them samples or take their help to sketch whatever you’ve visualised in your head.
The cost of a tattoo varies from artist to artist and also depends on the size of the tattoo. But in Bengaluru, on an average, tattoo artists charge approximately between Rs 1,400 to Rs 1,900 per inch.
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