10 Best Tattoo Artists in Bangalore

Tattoos have been pretty tattoo when it comes to Indian culture. People who have had tattoos before have been considered to be anti-social and maverick. However, in recent times, and because of the influence of the west, people here have begun to know that tattoo is a form of art and a way of expressing the inner thoughts of people in a creative manner. Thus, a body art becomes the means of expression fo broth the wearer as well as the tattoo artist. It is inspiring more and more people to come out and get themselves a unique design.

Tattoos are permanent and would stay on your skin for a really long time, thus, it is important that you choose your tattoo artist with a lot of care and after a lot of research. There are a wide variety of styles that you can select and in which each artist is adept at. The most common ones are shading effect, watercolor effect, realistic tattoo design, and animal tattoos and it is easier to find artists that will be doing the same for you.

If you are looking to get inked and are currently located in Bangalore, you got to choose the best spot in the city. But don’t worry because you do not have to go through hours of research because we have already done that for you. Here is a list of the top 10 tattoo artists in Bangalore who are not only reputed by also trusted by the people of the city and do not leave any stone unturned when it comes to hygiene and cleanliness too. Let’s get your place selected with our list of top 10 tattoo artists in Bangalore.

1. Senthil- Skin Deep Tattoo Studio

Skin Deep is a tattoo studio that was opened in 2005, so you know it is quite old and has stood against the test of time ever since. It is located in Indiranagar and has a team of more than 10 tattoo artists and people who specialize in piercings. The kind of work that they are known or are portraits, realistic tattoos, greyscale, and coverups for a previous tattoo that you are not probably happy with.

They will charge you by the area of your skin and it totals up to INR 700 for a square inch. For larger tattoos, you can feel free to contact them on their social media handles or by contacting them directly. The studio is operated by three talented lead tattoo artists, Sudarshan, Senthil, and Madan.

  • Shop Name: Skin Deep Tattoo Studio
  • Address: 991, Off 100 Feet Road, HAL 2nd Stage, Indira Nagar, Bangalore – 560032
  • Email: senthil.skindeep@gmail.com
  • Contact: +91 98863 21804 | 080 41267127
  • Facebook: Skin Deep Tattoo Studio
  • Instagram: @skindeep_tattoo_studio
  • WebsiteSkin Deep
  • Timings: Mon – Sun 11:00 am – 11:00 pm

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2. Girish- Brahma Tattoo Studio

Brahma Tattoo Studio can be said to be the oldest tattoo parlors not only in Bangalore but in the whole of India. It is a renowned tattoo studio in the whole country. It was opened in 2004 and was the first tattoo parlor in Bangalore. The distinctive thing about this place is that they use a painless system of making tattoos by using anesthetics to numb the area.

The basic rate for a tattoo begins from INR 4,600 where they will be happy to make any kind of tattoo design. They also customize tattoo designs for you. They also have solutions for vitiligo and have their own treatment facility too. Girish heads the studio. He specializes in traditional tattoos but he has skilled himself enough to make other kinds too realistic, new school, and watercolor effects.

  • Shop Name: Brahma Tattoo Studio
  • Address: Shivananda Circle, Kumara Park East, Sheshadripuram, Bengaluru, Karnataka
  • Contact: 094482 00145
  • Facebook: Brahma Tattoo Studio
  • Timings: Monday-Sunday, 11 am- 8 pm

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3. Surush Machu- Machu Tattoo Studio

Surush Machu heads this studio and has been awarded many awards for his exceptional skills. He has done his advance certificate course in inking from Miami Ink. Surush Machu started his tattoo business in India but it slowly grew to serve his customers in different parts of the world. Due to this, he has won many international awards too. He has also been invited as a guest tattoo artist in many places.

Surush Machu

Essentially, he began Machu Tattoo Studio in Bangalore in three locations, Marathalli, Koramangala & Kammanahalli & Madurai (Tamilnadu) which has been running successfully for 11 years. He has also trained several tattoo artists throughout this period, most of whom are now operating their own studios successfully. He practices in all sorts of art styles from Hyperrealistic Portraits to plain kanji characters. He also specializes in customizing tattoo designs for his customers. For custom work, they advise their clients to bring in the hard copy of their designs along with them. His practice has been recognized by all his customers and is testified by the testimonials on his website. His studio was also awarded as the best tattoo shop in Bangalore.

The art of Surush Machu has continued to flourish in Bangalore for more than a decade as he promises high-quality work with his can-do attitude.

  • Shop Name: Machu Tattoo Studio
  • Address: Marathahalli Branch: Plot no #12, 8th cross Vinayaka Layout, Chinapanahalli, Near Jeevika hospital, Marathahalli, Bengaluru – 560037; Kammanahalli Branch: 3c 225, 3rd cross, Kasturi Nagar, Banaswadi, Bengaluru – 560043; Koramangala Branch: 65, second floor, 1st avenue, 5th main, Koramangala 1st block, Teacher’s colony, Bengaluru – 560034

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4. Veer Hedge- External Expression Tattoo and Piercing Studio

Veer Hegde is the founder and CEO of Eternal Expression Tattoo & Piercing Studio who has also been voted as India’s Leading Tattoo artist and the Best tattoo artist in Bangalore. He has been featured in many magazines like GQ Magazine, Hi!BLITZ, India Today, Udayavani, Economic Times, TNIE, NEWS9/TV9.

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Veer Hedge, a Mechanical Design Engineer with a background and family history in the Indian defense, started tattooing as a hobby when he was younger and established Eternal Expression Tattoo & Piercing Studio in 2010. He was amongst the first innovators of 3D Tattoos in India and his efforts were recognized by the news on the latest trends n the tattoo world as the pioneers of 3D tattoo art in the country. He now stands between the Top Personalities in the India Tattoo Industry. This inspired him to be a full-time tattoo artist in 2010.

Eternal Expression is the premier tattoo studio in the country which has a full-time Surgeon with over 25-30 years of expertise as an in-house member. Thus, this studio has been graded as the only Medical Grade Tattoo Studio in the country.

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5. Sameer Patange- Kraayonz Tattoo Studio

Kraayonz is amongst the oldest tattoo studios in the whole country. Not only in Bangalore, but they also have their studios in all the major cities of India. In Bangalore, their studio is located in Koramangala.

The name Kraayonz has a pretty great genesis. The founder, Sameer Patange came up with this name after working solos for years n 2007. He wanted to establish his own business and to create his own personal brand, he decided to go back to his basic. His first thought was about the biggest influence in his life and as silly as it might sound, crayons popped up into his mind. It was because crayons were one of the first expressive tools in his life, he decided it to be the identity for his brand too. Besides this, he did not want a fancy or pseudo name of this brand but something that every common man could relate to. Thus, he ameliorated “crayons” and renamed it “Kraayonz.”

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Sameer Patange is actually a celebrity artist and thus his brand already has an established name. He specializes in many kinds of tattoo forms right from tradition to new school look. His crew and in-house staff consist of people who have been trained by Pradeep Menon (the wonder of Dark Arts the Tattoo Studio) and Patange himself.

Although Kraayonz has been known for its specialization in a vast variety of styles, it has become really popular for its abstract tattoos and use of colors which is also a skill that Patange excels in. The staff ere also specializes in dot work and intricate patterns.

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6. Srini and Ramya- Xtreme Tattoo Studio

Xtreme Tattoo Studio in Bangalore has made a great reputation for designs and styles such as geometric, traditional, Japanese, realistic portraits, religious designs, etc. Not only do they provide tattoo services but piercings services too. They do have a walk-in facility available but they encourage booing an appointment beforehand in order to save time. The lead artists, Srini, and Ramya are known for their professionalism and maintaining high quality and hygiene standards which makes their tattoo studio one of the best options to get inked.

  • Shop Name: Xtreme Tattoo Studio
  • Address: Jayanagar Address: # 12, 1st floor, 9th main road, Jayanagar 4th block, near Jayanagar RTO office, opposite: Janata Bazaar, besides Chouhan uniforms, Bangalore – 560011; DVG Road address: #85/1-2, DVG Road, Opposite: Liberty showroom, Near: Upahara Darshini Hotel, Basavanagudi, Bangalore-560004; Hanumanth Nagar address: # 8, Mount Joy Road, Hanumanth Nagar, near: HP petrol bunk & BMS boy’s hostel, Bangalore – 560019
  • Contact: 8884888805/9886652084
  • Email: info@xtremetattoos.co.in
  • Facebook: Xtreme Tattoo Studio
  • Instagram: @xtreme_tattoo_studio
  • WebsiteXtreme Tattoos
  • Timings: Mon-Sun 10:00 am – 10:00 pm

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7. Pradeep Menon and Nagender Rao- Dark Arts Tattoo Studio

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Reposted from @kraayonz.tattoostudios LIVE AT 7. Having 17 years behind him as a tattoo artist, one of the first artist to have established ground for himself in the South of India, owner & artist at @darkartstattoostudio "Pradeep Menon" is no stranger to the Bangaluru tattooing circuit. Also the man to have taken the initiative in conducting educational seminars and started the 1st registered tattoo association in the country "The Karnataka Tattoo Association" does its bit for the local industry. We today take the pleasure in talking to him about his journey, and have him share his knowledge with us. Kraayonz will bring you many more artists who have done good to the industry but have stayed behind in the social media game. So stay tune for this one in the evening at 7 p.m – #regrann

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Dark Arts Studio was started by two friends, Pradeep Menon and Nagender Rao back in 200, which makes it one of the oldest tattoo studios in Bangalore. In the beginning, they were only into traditional, tribal, and Celtic tattoo designs. However, with time and rising competition, they came up with a variety of different styles. They also have training programs and have trained many people who are now a part of their staff or have opened their own studio independently. In addition to this, they also help you customize your own tattoo design!

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8. Jackie- Tribe Ink

Jackie, the founder of Tribe Ink is one of the only artists in India who goes by the method of traditional handpicking. Her inks are made out of traditional methods with medicinal plants and herbs which allows the wound to heal better. She believes that it helps people to bring out their inner feelings in a very spiritual way. She specializes in tattoo aftercare and has her own brand by the name of Sooth. All her products have zero preservatives, chemical dyes, and any scents. They are 100 percent natural. For all the orders or booking an appointment, you can reach out to her on her Instagram account.

  • Shop Name: Tribe Ink
  • Timings: Monday-Sunday, 11 am- 8 pm

9. Mykel Kumar- The Pumpkin Patch

The Pumpkin Patch, as the name suggests is one of the most creative tattoo studios in Bangalore. It is also extremely popular. The founder of this tattoo studio, Mykel Kumar undertook this journey because of the influence of graphic novels and animated movies. Their strength lies in making colorful and caricatures but they also create some really cool realistic, dot work patterns, and blackwork tattoo designs too.

The Pumpkin Patch

Mykel Kumar who created The Pumpkin Patch is extremely famous so much so that he has got fans throughout, even Kanchipuram! His studio is in Kalyan Nagar and you can provide Mykel any design, even one off the web and it will be on your skin in no time. The tattooing devices are well sanitized and he makes sure that he is using the latest technology. All his tattoos are done with accuracy and diligence and his testimonials swear by him.

  • Shop Name: The Pumpkin Patch
  • Address: No. 409, 1st Floor, 2nd Main, J, Post, Ramaiah Reddy Layout, Chelekare, Kalyan Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560043
  • Facebook: The Pumpkin Patch Tattoos
  • Instagram: @inkpatch
  • Timings: Monday-Sunday, 11 am- 8 pm

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10. Naveen- Irezumi Tattoo Studios

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Irezumi is established in the household area of Indiranagar and excels in custom tattoo art as well as piercing work. They also provide lessons for tattooing at their own studio. Irezumi, besides being a well-known tattoo parlor in Banglore, is a very popular name in Chennai too where it originally began. Their technique of tattoo art extends from abstract to geometric and from Old School to New School designs. So this means, almost everything under the sun.

  • Shop Name: Irezumi Tattoo Studio
  • Address: 1st Cross Road, #805, 7th Main Rd, Indiranagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560038
  • Contact: 098407 98487
  • Facebook: Irezumi Tattoos
  • Instagram: @irezumitattoosindia
  • Website: Irezumi Tattoos
  • Timings: Monday-Sunday, 11 am- 8 pm

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