Where to get a tattoo in Thailand?

Thailand is one of the must-come countries and it's certainly known for many things such as food, ocean, Muay Thai, big smile and yes..tattoo. If you’re about to travel in Thailand, top 3 destinations that you will probably visit are Bangkok, one of the southern islands and Chiang Mai. And sure thing, they 3 are all stacked with many great tattoo studios. Ideally, you might want to get a tattoo at last, so there will be worry-free about your fresh tattoo while you’re traveling. But sometimes, some tattoo studios or tattoo artists’ styles could really catch your eyes during your trip, and you simply can’t let it go. 

 

Let me walk you through the 3 cities a bit more then, to see what those 3 cities offer differently. 

Bangkok

Since you will most likely land in and fly out from Bangkok (the biggest airport in Thailand is here), getting a tattoo in Bangkok sounds reasonable. People say you can find anything you want in Bangkok!! Well, yes….including tattoo. You will easily find many great tattoo studios pinned all around the city especially in locations which are close to BTS and MRT train stations. You sure will also find pretty much every tattoo styles imaginably processed by great tattoo artists over there. Bangkok is a really big city though. It's great if you like enjoying city life and get a tattoo along the process. But if you’re not a fan of big cities, how about some islands?

Southern Islands

Apart from street food and kind people. Thailand is also definitely known for beaches and ocean. There are lots of beautiful islands that will mark your Thailand trip in Hall of fame. Phuket is at the top of the list when it comes to an island topic. And you bet, many great tattoo studios will line up for you to choose. Well, if you love green and chilling vibe?

Chiang Mai

If your favorite thing is sipping coffee and just chill, definitely come to Chiang Mai. It’s a small lovely city that has many cafes to hop in and many natural places to visit by. And sure enough that you will spot many tattoo studios along your way. A lot of them are in the old city and night bazaar area which are great places when it comes to exploring Chiang Mai city. Lots of natural places will be found just a bit outside of the city which there are lots of activities for you to enjoy. Spending time with elephants is one of the top lists, if not the top that people come to Chiang Mai for. So Chiang Mai is definitely the place that you can go relax in nature and come back in the city, have a cup of coffee and get a tattoo, what a way, eh!?

Hang on a second!, before you go back to the Chiang Mai city, there is still one tattoo studio up in the mountains. It’s Baan Khagee Tattoo Chiang Mai.

Baan Khagee Tattoo studio in Chiang Mai

Baan Khagee Tattoo studio is tucked away in the mountains, southwest of Chiang Mai where you will meet Nate, a tattoo artist over there.

Alright, let’s hear more from Nate himself about Baan Khagee then.

1. Why you have a tattoo studio on the mountains Nate? I mean tattoo studios are supposed to located where the most traffic is, no?

I guess I have forgot to read a Tattoo business 101 before I opened my studio 😂. I love nature and simple lifestyle though. I had my vision since I was young that one day, doesn’t matter what I do, I will find the way to go back and do it in nature….and here I am ✌️😊🧡

Being in a city was too overwhelming for me I guess and felt it's no difference than working an office job. But now Im blessed, having my tattoo studio up here allows me to have more time focusing on my art and other projects. So instead of getting to overwhelmed by numbers of customers, I'd rather spend time crafting something really special for each person 💚💯

2. What tattoos you love to present at Baan Khagee? 

Well you bet, nature and animal tattoos of course ✌️🌿

There are 4 main categories: ethereal tattoos, fine line tattoos, elephant tattoos and minimal tattoos. Here are some works in each category.  

Ethereal tattoos

Fine line tattoos

Elephant tattoos

Minimal tattoos

3. What makes Baan Khagee Tattoo different from other tattoo studios in the city?

Hmm, many of them are really good actually. But yet, let me break down a bit of what you'll be presented differently here.

First, you will come as a friend

I really believe that doing and getting a tattoo should be a fun thing and leave good memory for both you and I. So instead of just come and get it, my customers (aka friends 🙂) and I love to spend some time knowing each other before a tattoo session. It will be ideal if time is not an issue for you because my tattoo studio is also my house Im living in, and getting a tattoo here will always be in relaxing mode and hurry-free at my studio. 

There are lots of good view up here and lots of customers enjoy driving here themselves. But I can also pick them up halfway if they take Grab or a local yellow truck from the city. 

I craft my own tattoo style

While Im happy to hear any tattoo ideas/styles you have in mind, I also have my own unique tattoo style that I love to present it to you. It’s ethereal tattoo. They are nature and animal tattoos that incorporate “flow” into tattoo designs. The tattoos are soft and elegant from the flow but they also look mysterious in the same time. 

Your tattoo is meant not only for you and me, but others

I have a project called “Small Things Matter”. The idea is 1 tattoo you get = 1 hour I spend teaching and giving kids activities in remote village named Pang Ma O. So your tattoo will not only make you smile but also many other smiles from the kids. 

A place for your first tattoo

Even though Baan Khagee Tattoo is a journey outside Chiang Mai city, lots of my customers have come here to get their first tattoo. It was totally unexpected since I mean...you're getting a first tattoo but you choose to get it on the mountains? Who would imagine? 😅Well, I always do my best though and here are some kind words that they have left for me 😍

"To be honest we were pretty intimidated by the tattoo shop atmosphere. The tattoo experience with Nate was up in the mountains in nature."

Maggie Smith

"Nothing cold as a conventional image of a tattoo shop but more of a friend’s home."

Lorraine Wang

"Talk with Nate, then you know he is the right artist who really enjoy offering unique tattoo."

Lucy JIANG

Either you're getting a tattoo in Bangkok, a southern island or Chiang Mai, hope you have a good trip and get a good tattoo ✌️ 

Baan Khagee Tattoo Chiang Mai

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