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The Best Tattoo Parlours in Chiang Mai, Thailand

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Updated: 12 February 2018

Chiang Mai is home to some of the best tattoo artists in Thailand. Whether you’re in search for a traditional Sak Yant tattoo, a custom designed piece, vegan ink, machine or bamboo – you’ll find it here!

The Cutler Barber and Tattoo Parlor

The Cutler Barber and Tattoo Parlor is a trendy old-school style barber shop that also happens to have a tattoo studio upstairs where their professional set-up specialises in classic tattoo techniques and designs. A one-stop shop for men who take pride in their appearance.

The Cutler, 95 Samlarn Rd, Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai, Thailand, +66 96 393 2488

Panumart Tattoo

Panumart Tattoo is a little bit of a trek but one you won’t regret it. Ahm, the resident artist, is a specialist in realistic tattoo styles but she can also easily do other designs. This tattoo studio is a beautiful marriage of Thai and Western tattoo culture influences and, along with the cleanliness standards you’d expect, it also has a very welcoming atmosphere.

Panumart Tattoo, 115/48 Soi 16, Moo 7, Pa Daet, Muang, Chiang Mai, Thailand, +66 97 098 4517

Chiang Mai Skinart Tattoo Studio

Skinart Tattoo Studio is located in a small shop just off the Old City moat. Chris, the owner and artist, is a brilliant choice for those who want a more unique and personalised tattoo experience. He encourages customers to design their own tattoos or for him to design them rather than picking generic designs from the Internet. Chris only uses vegan ink, specialises in mandala and dot work styles, and his work is not only done with extreme skill it is also made with plenty of love. Chris also happens to be one of Chiang Mai’s top DJs and is known as one of Thailand’s top graphic designers.

Skinart Tattoo, 74/1 Chaiyapoom Soi 2, Sri Poom, Mueang, Chiang Mai, Thailand, +66 81 169 9132

Celebrity Ink Tattoo Chiang Mai

Celebrity Ink is likely the most commercial tattoo studio and with branches throughout the country. This professional outfit has all the latest equipment and can call on specialists for any style of tattoo you might require. Here, they have native English speakers available to make sure you are getting exactly what you want and their inks are all imported from the US of A.

Celebrity Ink, 44/2 Loy Kroh Road, Muang, Chiang Mai, Thailand, +66 52 009 335

Déjà vu Tattoo

Déjà vu Tattoo is another favourite for those wanting a traditional Sak Yant Thai-style tattoo. Here, they also offer the choice of machine or bamboo tattoos and the team are super friendly. Déjà vu Tattoo is nestled in the Old City and is a popular choice for tourists.

Déjà vu Tattoo, Ratvithi Rd, Si Phum, Mueang, Chiang Mai, Thailand+66 81 445 3508

Sam Tattoo & Body Piercing

Sam Tattoo & Body Piercing specialises in machine and bamboo tattoos, body piercing, body art and custom designs. Here they also do traditional Thai Sak Yant tattoos or “magic” tattoos, which include a blessing by a local monk. The artists here will also work with you on bespoke tattoo designs.

Sam Tattoo, 31 ถนน ช้างคลาน Tambon Chang Moi, Muang, Chiang Mai, Thailand, +66 89 884 0462

Naga Crew Tattoo

If you are in search of a tribal or traditional Thai Sak Yant tattoo then Naga Crew Tattoo is the perfect spot for you! Choose from machine or bamboo techniques and even join forces and get your friends on board as four artists can work on customers at the same time. This studio is located in Chiang Mai’s red light district of Loi Kroh.

Naga Crew, 73/1-2 Loi Kroh Rd, Muang, Chiang Mai, Thailand, +66 85 041 2302