Tattoo Chiang Mai:
Tattoo artist in the mountains

at Baan Khagee Tattoo Studio Chiang Mai, Thailand

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 in 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 in the mountains. Well then, let's meet Nate, a tattoo artist in the mountains at Baan Khagee Tattoo Studio 

1. Hello, it's Nate

A tattoo artist in the mountains at Baan Khagee Tattoo Chiang Mai, Thailand

In the mountains? 

"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 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 in 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. The idea of the project is...simply share them smile.

📝 More of Small Things Matter


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

Tattoo & Flow

“Where did the flow in your tattoos come from?” I was asked during an interview.

Going back when I was a little boy, I remember always drawing something out of my imagination. And nahh, it wasn’t pretty but I was always happy when I drew.

I also remember that I liked to add some “movement” into my drawing and imagined it moved. Then I would sit quietly looking at my drawing and played it in my head. That was a scene that people often saw but not often understand.

“I guess that was how it started” I told an interviewer.

That little boy has never gone away, but these days, he has turned his world into something that people more understand.

Studio & Friend's house

Our tattoo studio is in the mountains because we love nature and simple life.'s quite far from the city but we love to have everyone as close as our friend 😊🌿

"It felt more like I went to a friend's place."


"Make you feel more like visiting good old friend."

"When I got there I felt like at home."

"More of a friend's home."

"Feel like visited my close friend's house."

"A real people person."

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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