Whether you’re new to getting inked, or are covered in tattoos from head to toe, you’ll still have to partake in the familiar song and dance of finding the right tattoo artist for you.
Luckily, there are many tattoo studios in KL that are not only reputable but are also very talented. So, how are you supposed to choose the next place to put that gorgeous new piece of art permanently on your body?
We’ve compiled some of the best tattoo studios in the area, as well as highlighted their signature styles, so you can get a better idea of where to go for your next ink.
Bloody Ink Tattoo
One of the most reputable tattoo studios in Kuala Lumpur, this studio is where many have gone to for their very first ink – perhaps you can make this yours too?
Their signature styles are geometric art, Japanese-style pieces, and tribal designs, but they’ve also been known to branch out into pop art and floral tattoos.
Borneo Ink Tattoo
Established in 1999 by the David siblings Eddie, Simon, and Lina, you can expect the coolest tribal designs such as traditional Borneo and even Polynesian mix.
That’s not the only trick up their sleeve, though, as they’ve been known to do realism too. If you have a certain design in mind, this tattoo studio in KL might be able to work with it.
Cheer Ink Tattoo Studio
Want tiny, delicate tattoos that will look fabulous on your skin as well as your Instagram feed? Stop by Cheer Ink Tattoo Studio which specialises in small, fine line tattoos.
These tattoos not only look great on their own but would make fantastic fillers anywhere on your body. Just think about the possibilities!
Dragonfly Tattoo Malaysia
This tattoo studio in KL can do super realistic but tiny tattoos which will undoubtedly impress those around you.
What’s great is that they also do scar cover ups, so if you’re feeling sensitive about a particular blemish, they can totally work with that.
Electric Dreams Collective Tattoo
Founded by Simon David of Borneo Ink Tattoo, this studio is actually a hub for tattoo artists looking to get their name out there.
Don’t let that stop you though as they’ve got a serious bunch of talented artists here, capable of doing anything from geometric to traditional designs.
Opened by a female tattoo artist named Priscilla, Gimmick Tattoo now employs several tattoo artists to offer fun and colourful tattoos for all.
We seriously can’t get enough of their bright and colourful art style! They’ve got pieces that are small and cartoonish but totally cute, especially their daruma tattoo series.
Haiyuan Tattoo Studio
Haiyuan Tattoo Studio, a popular tattoo studio in KL, is home to many artists, each with their own signature style. If there’s a style you’re looking to get, chances are, they’ve got an artist we can do it.
We’re blown away by the designs of two tattoo artists in particular: the gorgeous, dreamy ones by Hishiko Woo and the fanciful floral art by Jolie.
Here’s a versatile tattoo studio that can do both small, fine line tattoos as well as huge, impressive sleeve designs.
If you’re on the fence about what kind of tattoo to get, we’re certain that a browse through their Instagram page will help your decision-making.
Iron Bunny Tattoo
We’ve got another tattoo studio here which can do a little bit of everything, from surrealistic pieces to beautiful watercolour and floral art.
Their tattoo parlour is small and cosy, but houses seriously talented people who can do the most complex custom tattoos you can imagine.
If you’re looking for more realism with a hint of vintage, stop by at Pink Tattoos. That’s not to say they can’t do cute too, as they also dabble in chibi art.
One thing to note is that this KL tattoo studio doesn’t do micro tattoos or white tattoos, so if you’re looking to do that style, you’re out of luck. We also love the ambience of the place, as it’s bright and filled with cute memorabilia.
Replayink Tattoo is one of those places who can do huge pieces as well as tiny tattoos. They offer neo-traditional style and delicate floral pieces.
For us, we’re highly impressed by their Pokémon tattoos, which look so much like the official art style, we are shocked!
Although Shipwreck Tattoos have only been operating since 2017, they’ve got experienced members under their team as one of them was originally a founder of Borneo Ink Tattoo.
The best part about this tattoo studio in KL is that they can do just about any style, including those delicate, fine line tattoos to accurate recreations of pop art figures.
The Tattoo Parlor Malaysia
This tattoo studio can do many different styles, including the rarer watercolour, geometric, and trash polka art.
Enjoy the music playing on the stereos as you’re getting inked, because the studio loves their rock ‘n roll! Who knows, it might be a welcome distraction from the pain and discomfort.
Wayang Kulit Tatu
Expect the coolest traditional americana tattoos when you step into Wayang Kulit Tatu. They can do bright and bold colours as well as solid blackwork, so the choice is up to you.
The atmosphere is as cool as the tattoos they produce, as the waiting room is filled with creepy yet awesome antiques that’ll be great for taking photos.
Yang Lee Tattoo
Although Yang Lee Tattoo is well known for its awesome, classic Japanese-style tattoos, they’ve got artists who are able to do more delicate, feminine pieces.
Got a custom design in mind? It’s no challenge for these talented artists as they can offer customised designs to your liking.