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11. Posted by masterblaster19 (Full Member 119 posts) 9y

so if you get the bamboo style tattoo? do they still use needles? so you need to make sure its a brand new needle as well. I'm going to get one. i love tatoos but not sure what of, just yet.

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

Thx everyone..

Joey.. the traditional way sounds scary ... so i l go and c someone getting tattooed this way and then decide whether or not go for it ...

now even bigger question... WHAT TATTOO....???

i know i know it shud b something i m passionate abt... and not lovers names ...... but just wondering wat tattoos do YOU have and any reason???

or wat wud it be if u ever have one ....

Rola

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

the bamboo way is less painful than traditional needle machine.... it also heals in 48 hours so is great for humid, slightly less clean places like thailand. no offence to thailand as it is a beautiful, welcoming country!!

i would recommend that whatever you get you are 100% about getting. think it through carefully and remember it is permanent.

i love all of mine and they each mean something to me... i use them as a diary of my life. they remind me where i was or what i was doing then

if u get one you will love it and probably want more

joey

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

Hello Jennygro and roa_jut

I think it is very important that u give a lot of thought to the tatoo u get. When u decide, leave it for some time, to see if u continue to like the idea.
I dont know how many people i met, who wanted to be rid of their tatoos, as soon as they got them.

I think a good way to choose one, is to go to the tatoo guy or girl and look at the pictures of tatoos they did. See what they do, that looks particularly good.

I was going to get a lilly tatoo. But, when the guy drew it for me, I did not think it would look good, as a tatoo. The colours were just not striking enough. I went for a long stemed rose bud, instead. It starts, just below my waistline on my back, and the stem goes down 3 inches.

Also, make sure u get the size of the tatoo right. Ask the tatoo person to draw it on paper. U should be able to see it clearly, when u stand at the other side of a medium sized room. Make sure, u dont get one that will just look like a dark blob, at that distance. And, i know i dont have to tell u, to consider your job, when u are deciding where on your body it will be. I thought I was getting mine, in a discrete place. Everybody who walked past me, at work, said cool tatoo. It used to peep out, between my trousers and shirt, when I sat down, and leaned towards my computer.

Mel

15. Posted by paul j (Respected Member 217 posts) 9y

How much cheaper are tattoos in Thailand ??

16. Posted by masterblaster19 (Full Member 119 posts) 9y

Well i think i have sussed out the places i am getting them pretty well.
I am getting one (was thinking of a lotus flower) in the middle of my shoulder blades under my bra clasp. And another one of a turquoise star on my side which could be hidden by my bra aswell.
An important question, how well does colour come out of the bamboo tatoos? My friend got one done in ko tao, it is beautifully detailed but she got it in black and white and was not sure about colour.
thanks.

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

tattoos are very cheap in thailand..... the bamboo tattoo i have on my back took 15 hours over two sittings and cost me the equivalent of £120.... in the UK it is between £50-100 per hour with a tattooist and although my design may have taken about 4 hours with a tattoo gun it still would have cost a lot more.

the tattoo i have on the inside of my forearm took an hour and a half to tap and cost me a little over a tenner!! it would have been around 70-80 quid to get it doe here because of the detail involved.

i honestly don't know about colour with the bamboo method.. my two black and white bamboo tats are both very dark still over one year on and have not blurred around the edges at all. they were tattooed onto sun-tanned skin and healed within two days and i couldn't be more happy with the quality.

generally colour inks will lose definition more than sharper black inks... the detail will 'blur' more over time. this also depends very much on the type of ink used and the depth in which the tattooist applies the inks, i.e. the harder they press with the gun or tap with the stick.

without meaning to plug them too much, Bamboo Tattoo, on Koh Tao are fantastic. there are two shops in and around sairee village and the guys are skillful and also really cool. i had a couple of beers and they bought me a pizza when i was having my back done and it was a pleasant experience overall. I got a free t-shirt afterwards too and then went out and got drunk with all the chaps haha!

plus the bamboo way is cool and you get to learn about the culture a bit and how the skills are passed from one generation to the next. if those guys brough it to the Uk and europe I know they could make a shitload of money!!

joey :)

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

p.s. jennygro, the lotus flower sounds cool!!

joey :)

19. Posted by paul j (Respected Member 217 posts) 9y

Quoting joey22

tattoos are very cheap in thailand..... the bamboo tattoo i have on my back took 15 hours over two sittings and cost me the equivalent of £120.... in the UK it is between £50-100 per hour with a tattooist and although my design may have taken about 4 hours with a tattoo gun it still would have cost a lot more.

the tattoo i have on the inside of my forearm took an hour and a half to tap and cost me a little over a tenner!! it would have been around 70-80 quid to get it doe here because of the detail involved.

i honestly don't know about colour with the bamboo method.. my two black and white bamboo tats are both very dark still over one year on and have not blurred around the edges at all. they were tattooed onto sun-tanned skin and healed within two days and i couldn't be more happy with the quality.

generally colour inks will lose definition more than sharper black inks... the detail will 'blur' more over time. this also depends very much on the type of ink used and the depth in which the tattooist applies the inks, i.e. the harder they press with the gun or tap with the stick.

without meaning to plug them too much, Bamboo Tattoo, on Koh Tao are fantastic. there are two shops in and around sairee village and the guys are skillful and also really cool. i had a couple of beers and they bought me a pizza when i was having my back done and it was a pleasant experience overall. I got a free t-shirt afterwards too and then went out and got drunk with all the chaps haha!

plus the bamboo way is cool and you get to learn about the culture a bit and how the skills are passed from one generation to the next. if those guys brough it to the Uk and europe I know they could make a shitload of money!!

joey :)

Thanks Joey , i think i will most definitely get a tattoo in Thailand , am 28 and i still have never got one , so i think it will be nice to have it done with bamboo in the traditional way in Thailand.And also take the piss out of my friends for the expensive efforts that they have got over here

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

good on ya paul

the beauty of the bamboo is the fact they are so damn cheap, but also its kinda cool and u can brag to your mates about it haha

try the place in koh tao cos koh tao is also a great place to just hang out for a week or so tanning, snorkelling and messing about

joey