The act of getting a tattoo is often a tricky process. For first-timers, it requires a lot of research to decide on the design and placement of that special first time. Once you've gotten the hang of it though, the next few times can fly by without a hitch.
Even famous names know that you've got to be sure of your artist and placement because, well, it goes without saying that a tattoo is forever.
If you need some tatt inspiration and don't know where to start, check out these local tattoo parlors who've given beautiful inks to familiar celebrities and influencers. Make sure to contact their social media accounts first to double-check their booking times!
If there's one star-studded tattoo shop that first comes to mind, it's 55 Tinta. They've catered to the likes of Nadine Lustre, Hidilyn Diaz, Dennis Trillo, Jennilyn Mercado, and more - so you're sure you're in good hands.
They offer a multitude of tattoo designs from tribal, minimalist, micro, watercolor, and more.
Branches: Makati, Maginhawa, and La Union
Arte Tattoo offers piercings alongside their tattoo services. Rhian Ramos, No Rome, Janno GIbbs, Kean Cipriano, Sam Concepcion, Angel Dei Peralta, and many other famous names have since vouched for its classic blue walls.
They are also currently holding discounted promos for vaccinated individuals, such as buy one/get one and/or up to 50% off on piercing and tattoos.
Location: Poblacion, Makati
With their motto "meditation through pain" Vimana has become famous for their hyper-realistic designs and out-of-this-world concepts. Their expensive clientele lists ranges from Jaclyn Jose, Glaiza de Castro, Ivana Alawi, Kylie Padilla, and more.
Similar to Arte Tattoo, Vimana also offers piercing services.
Location: Tomas Morato, Quezon City
If you're far from the Metro, Cebu's Redeemed Tattoo might be the place for you. They've provided piercing services to Baron Geisler, while they're also responsible for Margielyn Didal's iconic arm tattoos.
Need more convincing? Our very own Miss Universe Philippines Beatrice Gomez recently got a dainty finger tattoo set from Redeemed's very own Boots Brandon.
Location: Corner C. Rosal St, Cebu City