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Tattoo Artists in Bangalore: Finding the Best Artists in Town!

A 3D colourful tattoo of Buddha by Sunny Bhanushali of Aliens Tattoos

What makes a good tattoo artist? It might sound like a loaded question – and that’s because it is!

 

Art is expression. With tattoos, art is the expression of both a tattoo artist and the person getting inked. Knowing how good an artist is, therefore, is extremely important when choosing who you get your tattoo from.

 

But art is not objective. And neither is the skill of an artist. This is even truer when it comes to tattoos since there is such a wide range of styles an artist can specialize in – and most tattoo artists specialize in more than one style of tattooing. Some styles, such as tribal, religious, and minimalist script tattoos and certain designs such as animal tattoos are very common and you’ll find most tattoo artists do them, each with their own personal touch.

 

So if art and skill are subjective, how do we select the best artist? We don’t. Instead, we provide you with a list of artists who are at the top of their specialization – and let you make the right choice for yourself! Maybe their art will inspire you, or maybe you already have a design in mind and have been waiting to find the right tattoo artist to ink it for you. Either way, we’re sure this list will help you narrow your search for the best tattoo artist in Bangalore!

 

And if after going through this list you’re still not sure who to get your tattoo from – get in touch! Jhaiho helps you find the right tattoo artist based on your specific tattoo needs. If you’d like to avail a consultation, give us a call on our customer care or simply drop us a message on InstagramFacebook, or Twitter and we’ll get back to you. And be sure to follow us to see more from Bangalore’s leading tattoo artists!

 

 

Now let’s get to it! Here are our picks for some of the best tattoo artists in Bangalore.

 

Aliens Tattoo

Aliens are a well-known and established studios. Originally based in Mumbai, they’ve recently opened a studio in Koramangala, Bangalore.

Headed by Sunny Bhanushali, Aliens has a core team of artists that specialize in a wide range of tattoo styles and techniques. Bhanushali himself is known for realistic and hyper-realistic tattoos.

A realism portrait tattoo of Mohammed Ali by Sunny Bhanushali of Aliens Tattoos
Mohammed Ali by Sunny Bhanushali
A 3D colourful tattoo of Buddha by Sunny Bhanushali of Aliens Tattoos
Abstract colourful Buddha by Sunny Bhanushali
A biomechanical hyper-realism tattoo of a skeleton by Sunny Bhanushali of Aliens Tattoos
Biomechanical skeleton by Sunny Bhanushali

Aliens Tattoos houses talented tattoo artists skilled in a wide range of styles, including dotwork, illusion, and surrealism (such as biomechanical pieces). This is a studio that places emphasis on ensuring each tattoo is unique, which is why you’ll find a story attached to each piece they do.

A hyper-realism portrait tattoo of south Indian star Rajinikanth by tattoo artist Sanket Patel of Aliens Tattoos
Rajinikanth by Sanket Patel
An abstract dotwork tattoo of David and Goliath by tattoo artist Allan Gois of Aliens Tattoos
David and Goliath by Allan Gois
A geometric tattoo of one of the penguins from the animated film Madagascar by tattoo artist Allan Gois of Aliens Tattoos
Madagascar Penguin by Allan Gois

They accept bookings via their social media channels. Aliens are one of the top studios across India with a wide client base, including celebrities, so expect to pay a higher price than you would at most other studios in Bangalore. But rest assured, you get what you pay for! If you’re considering getting a tattoo from them, be sure to book well in advance because their slots fill up pretty quick!

Visit their Instagram to make a booking enquiry, get updates, or check out their latest work.

 

 

 

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Kraayonz Tattoo Studio

With over 19 years in the business, Kraayonz is one of the oldest tattoo institutions in India. They have studios in all major Indian cities, including one in Koramangala, Bangalore.

Started by celebrity tattoo artist Sameer Patange, Kraayonz already has quite a reputation among tattoo-lovers in the country. All their studios house talented tattoo artists that specialize in a variety of tattoo styles, many of whom have trained under mentors like Pradeep Menon (of Dark Arts the Tattoo Studio) and Patange himself.

A colourful realism tattoo of Lord Shiva by tattoo artist Sameer Patange of Kraayonz Tattoos
Lord Shiva by Sameer Patange
A comic-style portrait of Ryuk from Death Note by tattoo artist Sameer Patange of Kraayonz Tattoos
Ryuk (Death Note) by Sameer Patange
A realism portrait of a puppy by tattoo artist Sameer Patange of Kraayonz Tattoos
Puppy by Sameer Patange

Even with their wide range of specializations, Kraayonz in Bangalore has come to be known for its abstract tattoos and stunning use of colour, which are a speciality of the artists at Kraayonz Bangalore. They also work with other styles including dotwork and blackwork.

An abstract colourful portrait tattoo by tattoo artist Deep of Kraayonz Tattoos
Colourful Portrait by Deep
A tattoo of panels from the Japanese horror manga Uzumaki (Junji Ito) by Ganesh of Kraayonz Tattoos
Uzumaki by Ganesh
A blackwork dot work tattoo of a bulb by tattoo artist Vikash of Kraayonz
Dotwork Bulb by Vikash

Check out their work and follow them on Instagram to stay up-to-date on their latest designs!

 

 

 

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To book an appointment, visit Kraayonz Tattoo Studio.

 

InkOverMatter

InkOverMatter was started by friends Anurag and Vivek as a home studio in 2012, and it has since grown into much more. With a specialization in Old School, InkOverMatter has some stunning vintage-style pieces that evoke a strong sense of nostalgia.

A blackwork tattoo of a flower by InkOverMatter
Flower by InkOverMatter
A blackwork tattoo of a ram by InkOverMatter
Ram by InkOverMatter
A blackwork abstract tattoo of a mermaid by InkOverMatter
Mermaid by InkOverMatter

InkOverMatter is a growing studio who continuously diversify what they have to offer. And with the addition of a whole roster of visiting artists like Rollen Lasrado (of Inkadelik Tattoos) and Thapan Das, InkOverMatter’s specializations have expanded over the years to include portrait, realism, abstract, geometric, illusion work, blackwork, colour, and much more.

A blackwork graffiti-style tattoo of a brushstroke over Japanese script by InkOverMatter
Graffiti by InkOverMatter
A blackwork abstract tattoo of a tree with roots by InkOverMatter
Tree of Life by InkOverMatter
A blackwork abstract sleeve tattoo by InkOverMatter
Abstract Sleeve by Thapan Das

 

In other words, this is the perfect place for anyone looking to get a piece that fuses a wide range of styles while also paying homage to the roots of modern tattooing. Check out their Instagram for more!

 

 

 

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To make a booking, visit InkOverMatter.

 

Verve Tattoo Studio

While many presume larger pieces with great detail are the hardest to do, small tattoos are often just as hard because they require precision and skill not common in a novice artist. It takes years of experiences to be able to work a machine that way, and even more to be able to understand ink and skin to such a degree that one is able to create stunning pieces with such a limited canvas.

Though adept at various styles of tattooing, Jessie of Verve Tattoo Studio enjoys working on tattoos that are unique and challenging – whether they be larger abstract ornamental sleeves or very small minimalist tattoos.

Simple minimal line work Buddha by Verve Tattoo Studio
Minimal Buddha by Verve
An ornamental sleeve tattoo from Verve Tattoo Studio
Ornamental Sleeve by Verve

Verve also does some brilliant work with colours, portraits, and coverups, and their catalogue boasts some impressive ornamental and spiritual tattoos as well.

Cover up of an old faded tattoo with East Asian themed tattoo by Verve Tattoo Studio
Cover-up by Verve
An intricate geometric eagle tattoo by Verve Tattoo Studio
Geometric Eagle by Verve
An extremely detailed Lord Shiva tattoo from Verve Tattoo Studio
Lord Shiva by Verve
Three portraits of puppies next to the original images tattooed in a sleeve by Verve Tattoo Studio
Puppy Portraits by Verve

Be sure to follow them on Instagram to see the full range of what this versatile studio can do!

 

 

 

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Book an appointment with them at Verve Tattoo Studio. Verve’s slots fill up quickly so be sure to book in advance!

 

Ancient Tattoo Studio

Ancient are located in HSR, which makes them one of the most accessible studios for people in South Bangalore. While they work with many styles and designs, Ancient’s skill with lines and black inks stands out.

A minimal line work Buddha from Ancient Tattoo Studio
Buddha by Ancient Tattoos
A detailed sketch-style deer tattoo by Ancient Tattoos
Sketch-style Deer by Ancient Tattoos
A hyper-realism tattoo of a tiger by Ancient Tattoos
Realistic Tiger by Ancient Tattoos

Blending traditional styles of tattooing with modern tattoo trends, Ancient is a great choice for anyone that has a design – or several! – in mind and needs an experienced tattoo artist to help them bring it to life.

An extremely detailed abstract tattoo featuring an owl and a red rose by Ancient Tattoos
Abstract Owl by Ancient Tattoos
A blackwork tattoo featuring a creepy clown by Ancient Tattoos
Creepy Clown by Ancient Tattoos

They also do some great minimal couple tattoos! Ancient are a great choice if you’re looking to get inked with your partner, friend, sibling – even parent!

Small minimal triangles as couple tattoos by Ancient Tattoos
Couple Tattoo by Ancient Tattoos

Be sure to follow them on Instagram to see their latest work.

 

 

 

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To make a booking, visit Ancient Tattoo Studio.

 

Sculp Tattoo Studio

With a humble storefront tucked away in a peaceful laneway, Sculp stands as one of the most experienced tattoo parlours in Bangalore. Specializing in customization and large abstract and blackwork pieces, Sculp prides itself in its art and seeks to tell each person’s story with skilful grandeur.

A chest to shoulder blackwork tattoo of a landscape by Sculp Tattoo Studio
Landscape by Sculp
A realism blackwork tattoo by Sculp Tattoo Studio
Black Dog by Sculp
A blackwork tattoo of the sun and moon by Sculp Tattoo Studio
Day and Night by Sculp

Put simply – they place a lot of emphasis on customization and detailing, and to that end prefer to work exclusively with medium to large pieces.

An abstract blackwork sleeve by Sculp Tattoo Studio
Abstract Sleeve by Sculp
A detailed blackwork tattoo of a butterfly by Sculp Tattoo Studio
Butterfly by Sculp
A blackwork tattoo of a skull by Sculp Tattoo Studio
Skull by Sculp

Check out their Instagram for some tattoo design inspiration – you’re sure to find something out of the ordinary when you get inked at Sculp!

 

 

 

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If you’ve been holding off on getting that full back tattoo or a sleeve customized, Sculp is probably going to be exactly what you’ve been waiting for. Make a booking with them at Sculp Tattoo Studio.

 

Atinga Arts & Tattoos

This studio’s name tells you what its biggest focus is – art! Tom of Atinga is the kind of artist that focuses exclusively on the art in every piece he works on. This means it doesn’t really matter what style of specialization you enquire about, Atinga is all about the creative process. His catalogue features many religious and spiritual figures, which draws a lot on Tom’s own worldviews.

A colourful abstract tattoo of Lord Shiva, including his portrait and dancing pose, by Atinga Arts and Tattoos
Abstract Shiva by Atinga
A colourful portrait tattoo of goddess Kali by Atinga Arts and Tattoos
Kali by Atinga
A colourful realism tattoo of Buddha by Atinga Arts and Tattoos
Buddha by Atinga

Tom is particularly enamoured by tattoos that are very meaningful to the client. Looking to get your favourite memory or an animal you love immortalized in ink, or perhaps you’re finally ready to get that dedication to your parents tattooed? Tom’s your artist.

A square tattoo of an owl by Atinga Arts and Tattoos
Owl by Atinga
A colourful realism tattoo of a tiger by Atinga Arts and Tattoos
Tiger by Atinga
A colourful tattoo of a skull and rose by Atinga Arts and Tattoos
Skull and Rose by Atinga

If you have a very personal story that you want to have detailed in ink, Atinga is the perfect studio for you.

 

 

 

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To make a booking, visit Atinga Arts & Tattoos.

 

Dark Arts the Tattoo Studio

Dark Arts is yet another studio that is an institution within the Bangalore tattoo community. Headed by Pradeep Menon, who has been in the industry for over 17 years and mentored many artists in Banglore, some of whom feature on this list, Dark Arts had humble beginnings and quickly grew to be one of the most prominent studios on the scene.

A portrait tattoo by Dark Arts The Tattoo Studio
Portrait by Dark Arts
A blackwork tattoo featuring East Asian elements, including a temple and a samurai, by Dark Arts The Tattoo Studio
Samurai by Dark Arts
A watercolour and blackwork tattoo of the tree of life by Dark Arts The Tattoo Studio
Tree of Life by Dark Arts

Dark Arts specializes in a wide range of styles, from tribal to realistic, and even takes on more modern styles like trash polka.

An abstract trash polka tattoo by Dark Arts The Tattoo Studio
Abstract Trash Polka by Dark Arts
A blackwork geometric tattoo of painter and artist Frida Kahlo by Dark Arts The Tattoo Studio
Frida Kahlo by Dark Arts
A grey watercolour tattoo by Dark Arts The Tattoo Studio
Watercolour Skull by Dark Arts

They continue to train tattoo artists and widen their style of inking. Follow them on Instagram to see what they try next!

 

 

 

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To book an appointment, visit Dark Arts the Tattoo Studio.

 

Birthmark Tattoo n’ Customs

With over 12 years of experience and several accolades under his belt, Raul of Birthmark Tattoos n Customs is one of the most experienced artists on the Bangalore tattoo scene. What makes his work truly enduring, however, is his unique approach to tattooing. Raul prefers to customize tattoos based on a client’s unique story, blending in elements that truly represent the client.

A blackwork tattoo of a compass and feathers by Birthmark Tattoo n' Customs
Compass by BTNC
A tribal blackwork tattoo featuring the elements as armbands by Birthmark Tattoo n' Customs
Elemental Bands by BTNC
A half-sleeve blackwork tattoo of a koi fish by Birthmark Tattoo n' Customs
Koi Fish by BTNC

While his core specialization is Irezumi, a traditional style of tattooing from Japan, Raul works with various other styles as well, often fusing elements from blackwork and tribal styles of various cultures into his designs.

A half-sleeve colour and blackwork tattoo of Garuda by Birthmark Tattoo n' Customs
Garuda by BTNC
A blackwork abstract tattoo of the Hamsa symbol by Birthmark Tattoo n' Customs
Abstract Hamsa by BTNC
A colourful realism tattoo by Birthmark Tattoo n' Customs
Tiger by BTNC

Check him out on Instagram and be treated a unique tale behind every piece!

 

 

 

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Make a booking with Raul at Birthmark Tattoo n’ Customs.

 

Aatman Tattoos Bangalore

Aatman, headed by Bhavith, houses a rather diverse team of artists. This owes to the fact that Aatman also runs a training club for budding artists, so the styles offered through the studio are quite expansive.

A realism portrait tattoo of Sachin Tendulkar by Aatman Tattoos
Sachin Tendulkar by Aatman
A realism portrait tattoo of a wolf by Aatman Tattoos
Wolf by Aatman
A watercolour cartoon-style tattoo of a Roman warrior by Aatman Tattoos
Roman Warrior by Aatman

Most notably, you’ll find some really good realism and even some really cool pop-culture work at Aatman.

A hyper-realism tattoo of an elephant by Aatman Tattoos
Elephant by Aatman
A cartoon-style tattoo of the iconic mummy off Iron Maiden's Powerslave album by Aatman Tattoos
Iron Maiden by Aatman

The budding artists that are training through Aatman also display a high level of skill with realism, and we can’t wait to see how this develops as they progress into tattoo artists in the future!

A realism sketch of a member of the Frostwolf Clan from the game World of Warcraft by Aatman Tattoos
Frostwolf Clan by Aatman

Follow Aatman on their Instagram to keep up with their latest work and see more from their students!

 

 

 

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Tattoo Trends

Blending elements from various styles like blackwork, tribal, geometric, and dotwork, Tattoo Trends specialize in creating a wide range of pieces that are traditional and retro in equal measure. Tattoo Trends’ range of specializations allows them to create minimalistic line-work tattoos just as easily as they do detailed sleeves and portraits.

A minimalism tattoo of 'Wanderlust' featuring a plane spiraling up from a camera and going around the Earth by Tattoo Trends
Wanderlust by Tattoo Trends
A minimalism line-work tattoo of a biker on his bike by Tattoo Trends
Line-Work Bike by Tattoo Trends
A watercolour realism tattoo by Tattoo Trends
Watercolour Lion by Tattoo Trends
A dot work tattoo of the Fibonacci sequence by Tattoo Trends
Dotwork Spiral by Tattoo Trends

Though tattoo artist Guru’s style includes a variety of elements, his tribal and blackwork pieces are easily the standouts in his catalogue.

A hyper-realism tattoo of the clown from IT by Tattoo Trends
Clown from It by Tattoo Trends
A Maori-inspired tribal tattoo by Tattoo Trends
Tribal Half-Sleeve by Tattoo Trends

Follow Guru on Instagram to keep up with his latest tattoo projects.

 

 

 

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Make a booking with Guru at Tattoo Trends.

 

Tattoos and Tales

“Every tattoo has a tale, what’s yours?” Started by couple tattooists Srinath and Malathy, Tattoos & Tales are known for their range of small to medium pieces that often feature some really quirky themes including pop-culture and cartoon ones.

A colourful tattoo of the character Wall-E from the movie of the same name by Tattoos and Tales
Wall-E by Tattoos and Tales
A tattoo of the Pokemon Pikachu by Tattoos and Tales
Pikachu by Tattoos and Tales
A colourful cartoon-style tattoo of Marvel's Deadpool by Tattoos and Tales
Deadpool by Tattoos and Tales
A colour and blackwork tattoo of the album art of Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon by Tattoos and Tales
Pink Floyd’s Prism by Tattoos and Tales

Tattoos & Tales work with a variety of designs, bringing their unique style to each piece.

A triangle watercolour tattoo of a forest by Tattoos and Tales
Watercolour Forest by Tattoos and Tales
A hyper-realism portrait tattoo of a tiger, featuring images of both the fresh and healed tattoo by Tattoos and Tales
Tiger by Tattoos and Tales

Follow them on Instagram to see what fun pieces they’re working on next!

 

 

To make a booking, visit Tattoos and Tales.

 

Inkadelik Tattoos

Rollen Lasrado has already featured on this list as one of the visiting artists at InkOverMatter. Lasrado began, like almost every other artist, in a totally different field and found has way into tattooing because of his love for art. He spent a long time at other studios perfecting his craft and finding his own style – much of which he draws from nature.

A minimalism underarm tattoo of a kolam pattern by Inkadelik
Kolam by Inkadelik
A blackwork tattoo of the endless knot symbol, representing the flow of time and movement, by Inkadelik
Endless Knot by Inkadelik
A blackwork tattoo of a skull with a pineapple head by Inkadelik
Pineapple Skull by Inkadelik

He eventually opened his own studio, Inkadelik, and has gone on to create some interesting pieces in a wide range of styles – from minimalistic to 3D and illusion to blackwork. Fellow artist Godwyn Moses specializes in realism and hyper-realism tattoos, making Inkadelik a good place to go if you’re looking to get a tattoo with lots of detail.

A colourful realism portrait of puppies with text that reads 'Life goes on' by Godwyn Moses of Inkadelik Tattoos
Puppies by Godwyn Moses
A blackwork portrait tattoo of Zeus by Inkadelik
Zeus by Inkadelik
A realism portrait tattoo by Godwyn Moses of Inkadelik Tattoos
Portrait by Godwyn Moses

Follow Inkadelik on Instagram to see some interesting pieces – like this one! – on your feed.

 

 

 

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The Pumpkin Patch

As one of the most popular studios in Bangalore, The Pumpkin Patch has already built a solid reputation among tattoo enthusiasts in the city. Started by Mykel Kumar, The Pumpkin Patch has its roots in Mykel’s love for graphic novels and animated films, which shines through in his work.

An extra small tattoo of the character Simba from the animated film The Lion King by The Pumpkin Patch
Simba by The Pumpkin Patch
A tattoo of the characters Aang and Appa from Avatar The Legend of the Last Airbender by The Pumpkin Patch
Avatar Aang and Appa by The Pumpkin Patch
A blackwork tattoo of two masks depicting happiness and sadness, often used to represent drama, by The Pumpkin Patch
Drama by The Pumpkin Patch

But don’t let that fool you into thinking The Pumpkin Patch is a one-trick pony! On the contrary, their designs range from the colourful and comic-style pieces above to blackwork, dotwork, realism, abstract, and everything in between and beyond.

A blackwork dotwork tattoo of a memory by The Pumpkin Patch
Dotwork Memory by The Pumpkin Patch
A blackwork tattoo of a wolf by The Pumpkin Patch
Blackwork Wolf by The Pumpkin Patch
An abstract realism tattoo of three hands intertwined by The Pumpkin Patch
Hands by The Pumpkin Patch

 

Follow Mykel on Instagram and see what amazing new pieces he comes up with!

 

 

 

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To make a booking, contact The Pumpkin Patch via email at pumpkinpatchtattoos@gmail.com

They only work on customized tattoos, though, so even if you take in your own design know that you’ll leave with a piece that’s totally unique!

 

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And there you have it! Our roundup of some of the best tattoo artists in Bangalore!

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