Tattoo Chiang Mai:
Tattoo artist on the mountains

at Baan Khagee Tattoo Studio Chiang Mai

When you come to Chiang Mai and interested in getting a tattoo, there will be some factors that you might take them for consideration such as, studios, locations, prices and of course Tattoo Artists

Chiang Mai is well known for many forms of art, and tattoo is one of them. There are so many great artists in all over Chiang Mai. Most of them are based in Chiang Mai old city (The square) and down town area (Tha Phae Gate and Night Bazaar). But then there is one on the mountains. That's Nate. 


"Is he crazy?"


Those are possibly one of your thoughts. Then the following questions might be who is this guy and what does he do up on the mountains. Well then, let's meet Nate, a tattoo artist on the mountains at Baan Khagee Tattoo Studio 

1. Hello, it's Nate

A tattoo artist on the mountains at Baan Khagee Tattoo Chiang Mai

On the mountains? What a story? 

"I remember dreaming of living in nature when I was a small kid. But that didn't sound possible because what could I do for living? Being a farmer is not my ideal choice either. So I shut that dream down for a moment and chose to study business 💰.

Things almost seemed to work until I worked in a company and found out that didn't work out 😆. And the next move that I chose to do was one of the biggest surprise in my family which was being a tattoo artist 😎🎨. After being and tattooing in Chiang Mai city for awhile, things led me (and my parents) to think that this would work. Until I felt like something was missing, hmmm...what was it?

Turned out, it was the dream of living in nature that was missing. So I'd decided moving up to the mountains and started a new journey, being a tattoo artist...on the mountains 🌿⛰️☀️."

Nate tattooing at Baan Khagee Tattoo Chiang Mai
Nate at Baan Khagee Tattoo Chiang Mai on a tattoo day

2. What tattoos does he do?

Nate is so passionate about nature, so his tattoos mainly reflect nature and animals (Surprise! 😂) in the mixture of realism, blackwork, abstract art and fine linework.

There are 4 main categories presented by Nate from Baan Khagee Tattoo Studio Chiang Mai; 

3. Where is his tattoo studio?

Baan Khagee Tattoo Chiang Mai is his tattoo studio 

It's located up on the mountains in Mae Wang, Chiang Mai. But why has he come that far?
"Well, I always love nature and simple lifestyle. One day I came visiting Mae Wang and fell in love with it. The mountains scene was beautiful. People here was friendly, and ready to jump in to help you. It was so peaceful and super chill. Plus, I love giving back to communities especially things with kids, which Mae Wang gave me big opportunity to do that"   

4. A project with kids

He is doing a project called Small Things Matter x Pang Ma O. The idea of the project is...simply share them smile.

📝 More of STM x Pang Ma O project


5. Hygiene Standards

Even though Nate is on the mountains and you will be welcome as a friend, your safety will be treated professionally. 

💯 New needles
🌐 Name brand inks
🌿 Vegan inks
🛡️ Protective tattoo film for aftercare

Vegan-friendly tattoo studio

At Baan Khagee Tattoo studio, we also use high-quality, vegan-friendly tattoo inks which are Dynamic, Eternal and Fusion

Baan Khagee Tattoo Chiang Mai

6. A bit about Nate

Art & Tattoo

He loves getting inspired by new arts, then experiment and create his own differently and creatively, which also applies to his tattoo style. As a tattoo artist, he has developed and crafted his own tattoo style which was Ethereal Tattoo (a tattoo with the flow) but it hasn't ended there. Instead, He's constantly been getting inspired by new arts, so his tattoo will always evolve.

Studio & Nature

Nate said he is not usually drawn by the city lifestyle but always hands up for the simple local-ness surrounded by nature. Most tattoo artists might choose the studio spot that has high-rated seen but Nate rather chooses the spot that he believes he can deliver his art nicely. Baan Khagee Tattoo studio is located on the mountains, outside Chiang Mai city which is peaceful, beautiful and really relaxing. Tattooing is an art form of connection, so it would be nice that you and Nate spend some time knowing and sharing each other stories...on the mountains

Give back & The kids

Is he a big giver, trying to save the world? He said he's not 😅 He likes kids and loves to see them smiles, especially kids in remote villages where things are not easily "available". So He has started a project called "Small Things Matter" which aims to give those kids smiles. 

Nate is super chill and will make sure you have a good time and good tattoo on the mountains. If you'd love to explore things around there, let him know. He will be so happy to guide you or even show you around. 

One thing he really recommends is Wat Luang Khun Win: the secret temple in the jungle

He also has a guide for those who want to be a tattoo artist on the mountains like him, check this out.

The ultimate guide on how to live as a tattoo artist on the mountains

Tattoo artist on the mountains at Baan Khagee Tattoo Chiang Mai
Tattoo artist's style on the mountains at Baan Khagee Tattoo Chiang Mai
Tattoo artist's studio on the mountains at Baan Khagee Tattoo Chiang Mai
Tattoo artist's clothes brand on the mountains at Baan Khagee Tattoo Chiang Mai
Tattoo artist's activies on the mountains at Baan Khagee Tattoo Chiang Mai
Tattoo artist's give back on the mountains at Baan Khagee Tattoo Chiang Mai

7. How to get here?

Nate really encourages you to take a yellow truck, so you can enjoy the local lifestyle more. But taking Grab taxi will work easily too. 

Then he will come meet and pick you up halfway at Ban Kat Market. 

But of course, if you love to drive to the studio yourself, it's a good way to enjoy the local too. 

🛵 How to get here?

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