The popularity and acceptance of tattoos is growing rapidly in Vietnam. While it’s great news for lovers of art and ink to have an increasing number of artists to choose from, finding one to place trust in is still as important as ever. Here are five tattoo studios in Vietnam to help get your search started.
One of the leading tattoo studios in Vietnam and has been open since the mid-2000s. Founder, Danis Nguyen, recently organised the first annual Saigon Tattoo Expo and is a member of the Top 100 most influential tattoo artists in the world, featured in The World Atlas of Tattoo Book published in 2015.
Address: 26 Tran Hung Dao St., District 1, HCMC.https://www.facebook.com/saigonink/
Founded by Hoang Mosskow, Tattoo You is another famous tattoo studio worth its salt. If you find yourself on the table at Tattoo You with the man himself, then you know you’re in good hands.
Address: 139H Nguyen Trai St., District 1, HCMC. https://www.facebook.com/TattooYouSaigon/
Toma Kiet Tattoo
Toma Kiet, the man behind this studio, came to Saigon as a 15 year old to follow his dream of becoming a tattoo artist. At that time, tattoos weren’t nearly as popular or as accepted as they are today. He stuck at it and now in his 30s, he’s become well-known for his work, especially for his Japanese-style artwork.
Address: 254 Khanh Hoi St., District 4, HCMC. https://www.facebook.com/Connectiontattoos/
VNStyle Tattoo & Piercing
Pham Mai is the face and artist behind this hugely popular studio. Mai is a celebrity in her own right and often appears in photo shoots and videos with her equally, heavily-inked husband (also a tattoo artist) by her side.
Address: 7M Street 14, Mieu Noi, Phan Xich Long St., F3, Binh Thanh District, HCMC. https://www.facebook.com/vnstyletattoo/
Thanh Tattoo Long An
These guys are fast building a name for themselves locally and internationally, especially since winning Best in Big Piece (Colour) and coming runner-up in Best in Ornamental, Maori, Mandala, Geometric & Dotwork at the 2018 Saigon Tattoo Expo. They are based in Long An, just south-west of Saigon, but going by the look of their work, it would be well worth the trip out of town.
Address: 101 Nguyen Van Tiep St., Tan An, Long An. https://www.facebook.com/ThanhTattooLongAn/