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1. Posted by Mohammad_Amir (Inactive 160 posts) 9y

Hi all.....

has anyone had a tattoo while in bangkok??? or u know anyone who had???
any place??? any recommendations???

Cheers... and thx in advance ...

Rola

2. Posted by joey22 (Travel Guru 561 posts) 9y

i got two bamboo tapped ones on koh tao.... place was called bamboo tattoo. they were excellent and its cool getting it done the traditional way!

make sure in bangkok the place is clean and uses fresh needles and u will be fine

joey

3. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Hello Rola_jutt

I have a tatoo, but i did not get it in Thailand.
U probably know this already, but be careful who u get to do it. If not done properly, they will fade, with time.

Mel

4. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Joey.

What is the traditional way?

Mel

5. Posted by oslaue (Full Member 571 posts) 9y

ive been avised not to get tattoos in thailand!

if i do though then make sure he / she uses a brand new needle from a new packet...and you have seen this

other wise you will be in big trouble!

6. Posted by joey22 (Travel Guru 561 posts) 9y

if u want to get one its fine.... if you see a new needle come of a sterilised pack then what can possibly happen?

afterwards just wash it lots and keep it out of sea and sun as much as possible.... apply something like vaseline or better still, a disinfectant gel three times a day and be sensible. preparation h for haemmorrhoids is actually the best cream! haha

whatever people say, getting a tattoo in thailand is no different from anywhere in the world. i have seven tattoos and one of the was done in a filthy looking place in the UK.... its the needles that count. new needles are fine!!

the best bet is probably to ask around over there.. i looked in a few places in bkk and would have got one in any of them if the needles were brand new

be careful and use your head mate.... dont be put off by horror stories

joe

p.s. the traditional way in thailand is a long, thin bamboo stick with needles tied to the end. the needles are dipped in ink and the tattooist then taps the end of the stick to pierce skin. it was cool to be tattooed in the old way :)

7. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

The traditional ways sounds interesting, but way to scary, for me.

Mel

8. Posted by oslaue (Full Member 571 posts) 9y

mel = puff

i have a tatoo that takes up my whole arm and part of my shoulder got to admit...feeling the needle scrape of my shoulder bone is not nice...its not painful...its more of a irrating kind of pain...

id like to get more...maybe...but some of my friends now have 13-15 tattoos on them...i cant have my tattoo to be made visible...as my clients will judge me on that :(

[ Edit: Edited on Jan 26, 2007, at 8:05 AM by oslaue ]

9. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Oslaue

U would not think I am a puff, if u had personally experienced child birth.

Mel

10. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3379 posts) 9y

Quoting oslaue

...i cant have my tattoo to be made visible...as my clients will judge me on that :(

what do you do, are you garbage man?