Getting a tattoo is simultaneously fun and serious. Usually a lifetime commitment, it’s always a good idea to get your ink done at a reputable place. In Malaysia, a growing love for tattoo art and diminishing stigma is bringing more artists and enthusiasts into the spotlight. Here are some of the best places to get a tattoo in the city of Kuala Lumpur, for both the experienced and the uninitiated.
Iron Bunny Tattoo
A small, cozy studio hidden away in Sungei Wang Mall, this friendly shop offers custom, traditional, watercolor, and minimalist arts. Feel free to talk to the Iron Bunny artists for recommendations and to further explore the style you’re after. Just remember that art takes effort, so even if you’re just getting a preliminary sketch, make sure to tip the artist.
A local favorite for delicate and more unique styles, Pink Tattoos stands out from other studios with its adorable interior filled with owl-themed paraphernalia, alongside the many artworks by the artist, including the owner herself. The colorful, cafe-like decor is sure to put visitors at ease, and will help inspire customers about what kind of cutesy design to get next. Japanese-style tattoos are also available if you’re after something intricate.
Pink Tattos, 20 Jalan Telawi, Bangsar Baru, Kuala Lumpur, +60 17-924 0507
Borneo Ink Tattoo
One of the most revered tattoo studios in Malaysia, Borneo Ink has established itself as the place to go for some of the best tribal, traditional, and custom inks around. The studio caters to a large foreign fan base, and the highly-skilled artists are ready for your more ambitious skin arts and bigger pieces.
Borneo Ink Tattoo, Desa Sri Hartamas, KL, Malaysia. T: +60 3-2300 1151
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Bloody Ink Tattoo
A true gem, Bloody Ink is home to some of the most versatile tattoo artists in Kuala Lumpur. Situated in the Sungei Wang Mall, Bloody Ink offers dot, geometric, and old school designs, as well as tribal artwork and others. The shop also offers laser removal, should you want a fresh canvas.
Inkcraft Tattoo Studio
Bringing together the talents of local and international tattoo artists, Inkcraft Tattoo Studio creates a relaxing, comfortable and hygienic atmosphere. Expect nothing but professionalism from this well-reviewed business, where each of the fun-loving artists wins regular clients with their beautiful and skillful inking.
Two Thumb Tattoo Studio
With a full service including piercing and jewelry sales, Two Thumb has made their way into the hearts of body art connoisseurs from all over the region. They provide private rooms for customers who would like to get a tattoo or piercing out of the public eye. The studio has been catering to Kuala Lumpur’s hardcore scene since 1998. Drop by for a real old-school feel, and get new custom inks in Japanese and traditional styles.
Tribal Bodyworks is a designer outlet specializing in realistic artistic works, as well as watercolors, tribal and typography designs. Investigate the myriad ways art can be expressed through tattoos and posters in this vibrant shop, full of artists dedicated to making your inking experience an exciting one.