Following our highly successful article about tattoos in Chiang Mai published several years ago, we thought we should bring you an update and add another list of the best tattoo studios in Chiang Mai. Whether you are looking for a full sleeve or just a cute little elephant somewhere hidden, these places can get to work immediately with the best artists in the city and are clean, professional and are reasonably priced.
For nearly a decade, Best Sure Tattoo studio has been providing impeccable designs customised for variety preferences of the customers in Chiang Mai. Here you will find artists who are well-rounded in pretty much every technique including the free hand designs and the even the traditional bamboo tattoo (aka hand-poked tattoo) that only a handful of artists are capable of. Now, the studio has opened courses for an aspiration artist. Even if you purely have the will to learn but lack of any skill, there is a basic course for you to begin your track. And of course, there is an advance course for those to wish to further develop the skills and technique. The course is opened for both Thai and foreigner.
At Best Sure Tattoo studio, there is also a barber to serve all gentlemen with a casual friendly ambience. The studio has a second branch under the name Indyink. Pay a visit whichever location that suits you.
Best sure Tattoo & Art Gallery
204 Ratchapakhinai Road, T. Sri Phum
Open 11am – 10pm
Tel. 086 776 6883
Baan Khagee Tattoo
Baan Khagee Tattoo is a charming studio tucked away in the mountainous area of Mae Wang district, Chiang Mai, about 10 minutes from the popular white water rafting destination. The owner, Nate, is an artist who loves nature and the simple lifestyle of the local people in the area. His tattoo design aesthetics reflect in the mixture of abstract, realistic and line drawings of animals and nature.
A unique aspect of Baan Khagee Tattoo is the fact that they offer the children of Pang Ma-O, a small mountainous village of 20 households, a wide variety of activities for the children from English language classes, drawing, gaming, movie watching. Nate says that his passion is to connect what he loves to do, which is tattoo art, with giving back to the local community. Under his “Small Things Matter x Pang Ma-O” project, for each tattoo done by Nate, will mean that he will donate one hour of their time to kid’ education.
Tattooing with heart, check them out.
Celebrity Ink Tattoo Chiang Mai
Making their way onto most of our lists, Celebrity Ink is globally recognised with their flagship studio found in Phuket. Opening in Chiang Mai back in July 2017, they took the city by storm with their high end guns, professional and clean attitudes and impressive artwork. With a large number of artists working for them, the studio can take any style and any job and pair it with the right artist at a reasonable price. All of their inks are imported from the USA and are authorised under the Professional Tattoo Association of Australia, the studio is clean and well managed and they have native English speakers to help get each and every detail of the design explained and not lost in translation.
44/2 Loy Kroh Road, Chiang Mai
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Bloodline Tattoo Chiang Mai
Bloodline Tattoo has brought its first branch to Chiang Mai, following its successes in Phuket. This tattoo brand growing in fame have brought in some of the best Award Winning tattoo artists from Chiang Mai, Thailand and Southeast Asia, easily making them one of the best shops around for tattoos, with the ability to tattoo every style and every design imaginable. The Bloodline Tattoo team recently took 1st for Black & Grey, 1st for big job and 2nd place realistic at the 2018 Chiang Mai Tattoo Convention. The business is run by a warm, and friendly Australian owned team who speak English,Thai and Chinese so communication is never a problem. The staff are known be very personal with each, and every client making sure they have the best experience possible. Bloodline Tattoo uses the best imported inks and disposable tattoo equipment and hold a full tattoo license in Thailand.
Chiangmai Skinart Tattoo Studio
This tiny little shop tucked in a small soi along the old city moat may not look all that but the owner and highly skilled tattoo artist will surprise you with his steady hand. He encourages his customers to go with custom designs rather than simply pulling an image from the internet, which guarantees that your tattoo is unique to you and you alone. For geometric, mandala styles or dot work tattoos, this is the place to go. His ink is vegan and his shop is extremely clean and sterile despite its small size. A tattoo at Skinart is very personal, and is just the place to go for those looking for a more one-on-one artists to customer experience.
Open 11am – 10pm (Closed Sundays)
Chayaphum Road, Soi 2
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081 169 9132
Jub Tattoo Chiang Mai
Jub tattoo is one of the newest and coolest tattoo studio in town. The studio is located at Nakornping Condominium on Ratchaphuek Alley, and is home to a tattoo expert “Jub”. After spending over 7 years mastering the skills of the tattoo gun and discover his true speciality, Jub is now ready to bring his passion to Chiang Mai through his own studio. Jub is particularly passionate about geometric design, mandala, line and dot work tattoos, and is a self-confessed perfectionist. As a result, his pursuit for perfection not only helped him win 2nd place in Tribal Tattoos at the Chiang Mai Tattoo Art Festival 2015, but also gain countless customers’ recognition since he recently opened. Jub uses only medical grade cleaning kits and the best tattoo equipment including single-use kits and US imported vegan friendly ink. Jub Tattoo Chiang Mai is fully certified in both hygiene standards and environmental health. If you are looking for a true artist who treats tattoos as a way of life, check out Jub tattoo Chiang Mai.
Open 11am – 8pm (Closed Sunday)
2 Ratchaphuek Alley (Nakornping Condo, near Huay Kaew Road)
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Tel: 086 567 3456
Panumart Tattoo, a family-run tattoo studio has re-opened its doors, this time in the old city. Moving from their old, out of town location, this newly opened tattoo studio has notes of both Thai and western styles throughout, with cleanliness standards and high quality machinery paired with a laid back relaxed Thai style atmosphere. Send a message on their Facebook page or give them a call and share your ideas with the owners and see what you can come up with, in a relaxed environment with no pressure to get anything done if you are still undecided. The inks used include brands such as Electric Ink, Radiant Ink and Eternal Colors, as Panumart Tattoo is dedicated to high quality, vegan inks, service and art. Head artist Ahm is a professionally trained tattoo artist and has a background in art and design – a talented artist who prefers inking up more realistic images, but has the skills and the experience to do anything you may want.
The Cutler Barber and Tattoo Parlor
The Cutler is well known by those who like to get an old fashioned trim and wax in Chiang Mai, but did you know they have a tattoo studio upstairs too? A tight second floor room is home to a bed, inks and guns and the artists that work there are skilled and professional in everything they do. Going with the theme of the barbers below, they love to do old school or classic tattoos but can try their hand at anything if you give them a good idea as to what you like.
Open Midday – 8pm (Closed Wednesdays)
Samlarn Road, Old City
Facebook: The Cutler Barber and Tattoo Parlor – booking only
096 393 2488
Are there any other Tattoo Studios you think should be on this list? Let us know in the comments!