Are you a newbie to body inking or looking for something different for your next tattoo design? From established tattoo shops to popular tattoo artists, we’ve done the legwork and compiled this ultimate guide to getting your ink done in Singapore, with plenty of tattoo ideas to keep you going for more!
Tattoo shops to get inked
Ink By Finch Tattoo Studio
Specialising in custom tattoo designs, Ink By Finch Tattoo & Piercing Studio has a team of artists who’ll take you through the whole process to create your ideal tat. Prices start from $80.
#02-30 Peninsula Shopping Centre, 3 Coleman Street
9623 4477 | inkbyfinch.info
EZ Tattoo Singapore
With over fifteen years of experience, the guys at EZ Tattoo Singapore offer a wide range of designs, with prices starting from $50. You will sure find enough tattoo ideas to make the right decision for you.
150 Orchard Road, #04-13 Orchard Plaza
9768 4615 | inkingme.com
Bugis Tattoo & Body Piercing
Explore all kinds of tattoo designs at Bugis Tattoo & Body Piercing. The tattoo shop has three resident tattooists that specialise in many styles in black and grey, plain black, and colour. They also do cover-up tattoos. Choose from a simple butterfly to an elaborate full-back tribal design.
Blk C New Bugis Street, #CSL 22 (2nd Level)
9834 8930 | bugistattoo.com
Iron Fist Tattoo
Known for their impressive dot-work and black-and-grey designs, this modern tattoo shop is conveniently located in a cosy Chinatown shophouse. Head to their Facebook or Instagram pages to view their stunning work!
133 New Bridge Rd, Chinatown Point
facebook.com/ironfisttattoo | instagram.com/ironfisttattoo
If you’re all about the details, head to Elvin Tattoo. This tattoo shop has a huge selection of beautiful designs with intricate details, from geishas and skulls to life-like animals.
9798 9140 | facebook.com/Elvintattooart
Exotic Tattoos & Piercings Singapore
Granddaughter of tattoo pioneer Johnny Two Thumbs, Sumithra Debi (“Sutattoo”) became the youngest professional female tattoo artist in Singapore at age 16. Safety and hygiene are of utmost importance at her studio, as are age limits. Personalised and custom designs can be done as cover-ups or touch-ups of old tattoos.
#04-103 Far East Plaza, 14 Scotts Road
6834 0558 | gurkhatattoofamily.com
Familiar Strangers Tattoo Studio
Started in 2009, this tattoo studio is run by Whopper Tan and resident tattooists Tommy Seow and Chris Corleone. The wide range of tattoos includes Japanese, Polynesian and font works. From small wrist tats to a zenshin irezumi (traditional Japanese tattoo body suit), most requests can be handled, including customised tattoos.
Balestier Plaza #02-44, 400 Balestier Rd
9760 4147 |familiarstrangers.info
Galaxy Tattoo 2
The four resident artists at this studio, which opened in 1998, occasionally host tattooists from around the world. Choose from black designs as well as lively colours in a selection of tattoo ideas, from a simple olive branch behind the ears to vibrant full-leg prints.
16A Trengganu Street, Chinatown Point
6222 2182 | galaxytattoo2.com
Opened in 2008, this studio has a safe and sterile environment, and you’ll be in good hands with the artists, who offer customised work in just about every preferred style.
24 Bali Ln
instagram.com/gimmelovetattoo | facebook.com/gimmelovetattoo
Offering great artwork and designs, this private tattoo studio specialises in vibrant colours and intricate details. From small designs to almost full-body inking, artist Sheng’s skill and dedication are clear.
8323 6875 | facebook.com/goodmorningtattoo/
Started in 2007 by Aelvin Lim, Imagine Tattooing offers all kinds of designs, from tribal and Maori art to Oriental styles. You can even choose to have a memorial tattoo made of a loved one (or a pet)!
3B Trengganu St
9107 9181 | facebook.com/imaginetattooing/
Johnny Two Thumb Tattoo Studio
Founded in memory of legendary tattoo master Indra Bahadur (who had a second thumb on his right hand!), this tattoo studio continues the legacy of standards and style. Helmed by the talented Chak, you can expect nothing less than quality designs and lively colours. Besides having over 25 years of experience under his belt, the studio is also known for its high standard of hygiene.
#04-15 Far East Plaza, 14 Scotts Road
6737 4861 | johnnytwothumb.com
Kustoms 7 Tattoos
Come by Kustoms 7 Tattoos for high-quality, customised inking that will last. Artist Jap Loh offers one-of-a-kind designs with intricate detail, from fonts and roses to realistic animals and tribal prints. Make sure you make an appointment before dropping by.
476B Upper Serangoon View
9002 7096 | facebook.com/kustoms7tattoos
Memory Lane Tattoo Studio Singapore
Helmed by tattoo artist Apple Qu and her husband Edward, this studio offers custom designs and scar cover-ups. Apple has been tattooing for over ten years and handles a range of styles including oriental watercolour, fontography, and more. Tattoo pigments are imported from Japan and the US, and the studio uses single-use disposable instruments for greater hygiene. Tattoos start from $100.
61 Ubi Rd 1, #03-41
8720 9852 | instagram.com/singaporetattoostudio/
The artists at this studio mostly do customised and original designs, from dragons to nature motifs. Designs are never repeated so you’ll be sure to have a one-of-kind gem to show off! Hygiene is highly upheld and consultations are on an appointment-only basis.
#04-00, 213 Jalan Besar
9761 4242 | instagram.com/moonstrucktattoo/
Of Gods & Monsters Tattooing
Get your next tattoo done by this studio’s resident artist Samuel, who has been plying his trade since 2000, and who offers a range of realistic designs including monsters, animals, and nature. He travels the world to do tats, so he must be good!
213 Jalan Besar 4th floor
8189 7899 | ofgodsandmonsters.business.site
Rise Above Tattoo & Piercing
This studio was founded in 2012 by Boon, an ink artist for more than 10 years. Boon aims to create a greater appreciation of ink and body art among the wider community. He specialises in black and grey designs but is versatile with others as well. Fellow artist Yus has over 12 years of experience and does great old-school and Japanese works.
#04-70 Far East Plaza, 14 Scotts Road
6235 5610 | riseabovetattoo.com.sg
Since 2003, Tattoo Craft has been creating stunning tattoo designs. Offering both coloured and black works, there are many tattoo ideas for you to choose from, including calligraphy, animals, tribal, roses and even cartoon characters.
#02-13, 263 Tanjong Katong Road Suites
9387 4501 | tattoocraft.tumblr.com
Founded in 2005, this tattoo studio offers tattoo ideas based on your particular personality and desires. Artist Joseph and his crew strongly believe in freedom of expression, so have a consultation with one of the artists and create your dream tattoo. Tattoos start from $150.
8B Canton St
9856 9478 | visual-orgasm.com