The stigma toward tattoos in Indonesia is changing. Now, tattoos are increasingly seen as a form of art or self-expression, especially in Jakarta.
Not only man, more and more women are choosing to get “inked” as a way to visualize a sense of freedom, independence or even their hopes and dreams.
If you’re planning on getting a tattoo, then you’re in luck, because we’ve compiled the most popular tattoo parlors in Jakarta:
Lawless Tattoo is among the most popular tattoo parlors in South Jakarta.
Established in 2011, it currently has two tattoo artists, Ferdy and Bongga, and a tattoo apprentice Prisa.
When it comes to tattoo designs, Ferdy can do the major styles, such as black and grey, oriental and realist. Meanwhile, Bongga specializes in American traditional and neo styles.
Lawless Tattoo opens from Tuesday to Sunday.
The minimum charge is Rp 800,000 (US$54) and Rp 18,000 for every square centimeter.
Where: Jl. Kemang Selatan VIII No. 64 B, South Jakarta
Sidespace Tattoo Parlor
Sidespace Tattoo Parlor comprises four seasoned tattoo artists: Nadya “Nadcil” Natassya, Danang “Unbound” Prihantoro, Agatha Pratiwi and Jati, also known as Antisimetri.
Each specializes in different styles, offering plenty of choices for customers.
Nadcil, the owner, is recognized for her colorful illustrations and contemporary tattoos. Meanwhile, Jati specializes in oriental illustrations and a realist style.
As for Agatha and Danang, both tattoo artists are recognized for their black designs. However, Agatha focuses in sketches, while Danang is a master in fine lines.
Sidespace Tattoo Parlor takes pride in producing custom designs. Agatha said that customers can bring the concept to them and they will design the tattoo.
“They can bring a tattoo design made by their friends, too,” explained Agatha, adding that the artists usually decline doing a design copied from the internet.
Open every day from 12 p.m., Sidespace Tattoo Parlor has a minimum charge of Rp 850,000. Meanwhile, the hourly rate is Rp 1.65 million
Where: Jl. Bates No. 18, Kuningan, South Jakarta