It’s 2020 and tattooing as a global industry is bigger and safer than ever before. Bali, Indonesia, is Asia’s leading destination for travel tattoos. And it’s also our duty, as Indonesian and also as one of the best tattoo artists in Bali, to promote Bali ink tattoo. For your safety and satisfaction, here’s what you need to do before getting Bali ink tattoo:


  1. Decide on Your Tattoo Design

You need to know what kind of tattoo you want exactly, and whether you are sure about getting it. If you can’t decide on the designs you want, we will help you. We actually post a lot of Bali ink tattoo inspirations on our website. All you need to do is click on the “Portfolio” menu and see the fresh ink on the menu. If you are still not sure, don’t worry, you can come to our studio and consult with our artists first before getting inked.


  1. Find a Tattoo Studio

If you ask your friends, who happens to live in Bali, who is the best tattoo artist in Bali or what is the best tattoo studio in Bali, you won’t get a specific answer; because everyone’s taste is different. However, we can assure you that our artists are the best tattoo artists for your tattoo.


You have to make sure that the tattoo artists you are looking for have the experience on making Bali ink tattoo in the style you want, works with safe tattooing practices, will make you comfortable while you’re getting inked, and available for the dates and rates that work for you.


If you’re thinking about travelling to Bali for a tattoo, you definitely have to go to Draw Ink Tattoo studios in Seminyak. We deliver the best service, with more than 40 beds available, and we will make sure you will be satisfied with our Bali ink tattoo.


  1. Appointments and Prices

Every single one of you must have this question in mind: How does it cost to get a tattoo in Bali? We can only say that different sizes and difficulties of the Bali ink tattoo has a different price, not to mention we have to include the rate of the tattoo artist itself. So, it’s better to make an appointment first, then ask the artist for the estimated price.


When making your appointment, you will be expected to pay a deposit. The remainder of the price is paid to the studio manager after the tattoo is done. You need to remember that only some studios accept other currencies aside from Indonesian Rupiah (IDR), and very few studios in Bali have a credit card machine.


For up two weeks after getting a new Bali ink tattoo, your tattoo cannot go underwater, so you can’t swim or surf for two weeks after getting inked. Plan ahead to get your tattoo and care for it properly. A lot of people schedule tattoo appointments during their last couple of days in Bali.


  1. Hygiene and Safety

Getting tattooed anywhere in the world comes with potential health risks. Well, getting tattooed does not cause infections, but certain pathogens can infect people through various methods of transmission.


Transmitting HIV requires people to mix body fluids by doing things like sharing tattoo ink or having sex. In some circumstances, viruses can be spread through contact with someone’s old, dried body fluids and, according to Bloodborne Pathogens Training Course by the United States’ Body Art Training Group, Hepatitis B can survive in dried blood for up to 2 weeks.


Wherever you decide to get a Bali ink tattoo, there are always risks to your health and safety, and it’s up to you alone to make smart decisions that minimize the risks. Most tattoo studios in Bali, especially Draw Ink Tattoo, operate with high safety standards and quality equipment. We follow routine practices to ensure a hygienic environment for body art.


You need to educate yourself about the potential ways that pathogens are spread by tattooing, and how to reduce your risk of exposure. We know that it’s a lot of work to educate yourself, so we decided to share this little tattoo safety tips for you:

  • If you need to shave some hair before getting a Bali ink tattoo, use your own razor at home before you go to the studio, or ask for a brand new razor at the studio. Used razor and towels can spread bacteria that cause staph infections, impetigo and even syphilis.
  • Well, it’s a must that everyone at the shop, especially the employees, wash their hands frequently. You can ask the artists themselves if they already wash their hands or not. You can come out as paranoid, but it’s better safe than sorry, right?
  • You need to make sure that you see a sterilizer and the tattoo chair/bench/bed cleaned thoroughly or wrapped with saran wrap. Most artists will wrap the tattoo machine and cords in plastic as well. This should be done to all customers. You can arrive at the studio early and watch the set up take place for you.
  • It’s the most crucial part you need to make sure of: the needle. The artists should present each new needle to you from a sealed package (some Bali ink tattoo is made with various needles of different sizes). Professional artists will get your attention to make sure you witness this most important safety procedure, and we do exactly like that in Draw Ink Tattoo, so you don’t have to be worried about this important part.
  • The artist should only touch you and the bagged tattoo machine. If they touch other supplies in the studio (like pen or ink bottles) and then they touch your skin again, you need to ask for a glove change right away.
  • Always remember to speak up about whatever you need to protect yourself from being exposed to potential contaminants.


  1. Tattoo Healing and Aftercare

Here’s some advice from us on how to avoid skin issues from getting Bali ink tattoo:

  1. Always keep freshly tattooed skin clean and dry.
  1.   Don’t use any form of antiseptic.
  2.   Shower quickly with cold or lukewarm water and mild soap or body wash.
  3.   Don’t swim until the tattooed area has peeled and fully healed.
  4.   After playing sports, sweating or getting caught in the rain, shower immediately.


If you happen to get too much sun exposure on a new tattoo, you won’t get serious health risks. However, sunburns can cause colors to fade and cause skin dryness which is uncomfortable.


And if you get a very large Bali ink tattoo, you need to take a full course of antibiotics to avoid infection; approximately 3 days and don’t drink any alcoholic drinks. However, the most important thing about taking care of a large Bali ink tattoo is to avoid letting your open skin stay moist, which creates an environment in which some bacteria can thrive.


If you still have any concern regarding getting a Bali ink tattoo, do not hesitate to consult with our tattoo artist first before getting inked. Draw Ink Tattoo has international class artists and guaranteed equipment made in the USA, Germany and Australia. So, there is really no need to be scared of getting your own Bali ink tattoo in Draw Ink Tattoo, because we are committed to provide the best results for all our customers.