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Top 10 Tattoo Shops in Hong Kong

How we picked

Services – We picked tattoo shops in Hong Kong that have unique and accessible tattooing services. Long opening hours, convenient appointments, and similar traits are pluses in this criterion. 
Artists – We chose tattoo shops in Hong Kong with years of experience and a variety of styles and expertise.
Customer Satisfaction – This criterion is based on our experience at the tattoo parlour and the stories told by their previous customers.

1. Blackout Tattoo

Blackout Tattoo Homepage

Website: https://blackout-tattoo.com/

Address: 102 Hing Tai commercial bldg, 114 Wing Lok Street, Sheung Wan

Contact Details: 

9247 3522

[email protected]

Operating Hours: Monday to Saturday: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Google Reviews score4.9/5
Total reviews5/5
Score consistency 5/5
Services4.5/5
Uniqueness4/5
Convenience5/5
Artists5/5
Experience5/5
Styles and Expertise5/5
Customer Satisfaction5/5

Pros

  • 5 minutes away from station
  • Offers free consultations

Cons

  • Closed on Sundays

Blackout Tattoo is a tattoo shop founded on the idea that tattoos should be as unique as the individual getting them.

As such, customers can consult very closely with Blackout’s artists and give them a general idea of the tattoo’s design, size, and placement. After some time, the artists will present the drawings in person and tweak the designs depending on your preference.

Sounds pretty normal, you say? Well, what we like about these consultations is that the artists do them for free.

Blackout also has three resident tattoo artists. Although there are only three of them, they can accomplish quite a range of artistic designs, from realistic tigers and flowers to more stylistic pop culture characters.

One of the things we like about the artists is that they made us feel comfortable and happy throughout the entire process.

We also appreciate how they keep the shop clean and hygienic, which the artists humorously say is because of their germaphobia.

Another of Blackout Tattoo’s biggest strengths is its accessibility. You can find the tattoo shop 5 minutes from the Sheung Wan MTR Station.

Combined with its long opening hours, Blackout Tattoo offers some of the most convenient and accessible tattoo services in the area.

Despite its long operating hours, the tattoo shop does not accept walk-ins due to the pandemic. 

Overall, we believe that Blackout Tattoo is the perfect match for those looking to get high-quality yet affordable body art as comfortably as possible. 

2. Dragons Lair Tattoo

Dragons Lair Tattoo Homepage

Website: https://www.dragonslairtattoohk.com/

Address: 2/F, Room 201, 112 – 114 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong

Contact Details: 

[email protected]

+852 2337 7969

Operating Hours: 

Monday to Friday: 1:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Saturday: 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Sunday: 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Google Reviews score5/5
Total reviews3/5
Score consistency 5/5
Services4.5/5
Uniqueness4/5
Convenience5/5
Artists5/5
Experience5/5
Styles and Expertise5/5
Customer Satisfaction5/5

Pros

  • Uses vegan inks
  • Open daily
  • Offers affordable aftercare products

Cons

  • Inconsistent operating hours

The Dragons Lair is a tattoo shop in Hong Kong with a pretty rare offering. 

Before we get to that, though, let’s talk about its biggest strength: its experienced tattoo artists, Jonny D and Evita. 

Jonny D was an apprentice of Jimmy Ho, one of the most well-known tattoo artists in Hong Kong. His works focus mainly on tattoos that make a statement, popping up through the use of bold lines.

Meanwhile, Evita is a tattoo artist who enjoys traditional Japanese styles and colourful cartoon art.

Although they are the only two artists running the shop, they can provide a wide range of tattoos ranging from solid black full-back body art to small but cute characters.

On our visit, we found the artists kind and friendly, but efficient and experienced. They gave us helpful design advice and even offered us aftercare tips and affordable items.

Aside from their personality and skill, here’s the thing that really caught our attention here: their vegan ink and aftercare products. By using these, the artists make the shop accessible to more people without making them feel judged.

Overall, Dragons Lair Tattoo’s skilled tattoo artists, daily long operating hours, and unique products make them a perfect place to go to for larger-than-life tattoos, especially for vegans.

3. Star Crossed Tattoo

Star Crossed Tattoo Homepage

Website: https://www.starcrossedtattoo.com/

Address: 1/F, 1 Sun Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Contact Details: 

+852 3427 3820

[email protected]

Operating Hours: 

Monday to Saturday: 1:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Google Reviews score4.8/5
Total reviews5/5
Score consistency 5/5
Services4.5/5
Uniqueness5/5
Convenience4/5
Artists5/5
Experience5/5
Styles and Expertise5/5
Customer Satisfaction5/5

Pros

  • Affordable deposit
  • Multiple tattoo artists with different styles

Cons

  • Long wait list

Star Crossed Tattoo is a tattoo parlour in Hong Kong that we believe is best for those looking for a wide variety of art styles. 

What we like best about Star Crossed Tattoo is that they have six resident tattoo artists, each with their own unique art style and expertise.

With such a diversity of skills, you can get virtually any design you want to fit your personality. Star Crossed Tattoo’s roster knows how to do realistic and stylized animals, old-school American and Hong Kong art, and even smooth, lifelike renders of faces and people.

On our visit, we found the artists professional yet pleasant. We appreciated how they kept the tattoo shop clean and comfortable, making the wait worth it.

Another thing we like is that the shop offers different inks based on your needs. Although they use regular tattoo ink, they can use hypoallergenic and vegan ink options if the customer requests them.

The only disadvantage that Star Crossed Tattoo has is that it has a long waitlist. They recommend that you book an appointment with them four weeks in advance since they often find themselves fully booked despite their long operating hours.

4. Fridays Tattoo

Fridays Tattoo Homepage

Website: http://www.fridaystattoohk.com/

Address: 9A, G/F, Lei Ha Court, 13-15 Haven St, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

Contact Details: 

+852 5595 0130

Operating Hours: 

Monday to Sunday: 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Google Reviews score4.6/5
Total reviews4/5
Score consistency 5/5
Services4.5/5
Uniqueness5/5
Convenience4/5
Artists5/5
Experience5/5
Styles and Expertise5/5
Customer Satisfaction4/5

Pros

  • Multiple artists with different styles
  • Open daily

Cons

  • Appointments only
  • Charges depend on the artist

Friday’s is a tattoo shop in Hong Kong with a chill and comfortable atmosphere. We enjoyed the ambience within the shop, which was riddled with neon lights and pop culture references.

The ambience was made better by the artists, who were as skilled as they were amicable.

One of Friday’s biggest strengths is its roster of five artists who spent years in the field of art. All of them came from different backgrounds and industries before banding together, which we believe gives them an advantage when it comes to diversity.

Since they have different experiences, the artists have personal styles ranging from expertise in pure black and line art tattoos to realistic and bright body art. 

We enjoyed their subtle use of colours, making them pop out of the skin. 

We believe it is important to note that each artist charges differently, so it might be best to check their works beforehand and pick one with the quality and style you like before committing.

It seems that locals are not the only ones who like Friday’s tattoo artists and their style. We talked to one of their previous clients, and they said they came from halfway across the globe just to get their first tattoo here.

With that in mind, we believe Friday’s is a perfect match for those looking for renowned artists and more life-like tattoos. However, the tattoo shop does not accept walk-ins due to the number of customers they have, so it is best to make an appointment immediately.

5. Freedom Tattoo

Freedom Tattoo Homepage

Website: https://www.freedomtattoo.hk/

Address: Room B3A, 10/F, Luen Ming Hing Factory Building, Mok Cheong Street, To Kwa Wan, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Contact Details: 

Phone: +852 2712 2332

WhatsApp: +852 5333 3151

[email protected]

Operating Hours: 

Monday to Saturday: 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Google Reviews score4.1/5
Total reviews4/5
Score consistency 4/5
Services4.5/5
Uniqueness5/5
Convenience4/5
Artists5/5
Experience5/5
Styles and Expertise5/5
Customer Satisfaction5/5

Pros

  • 10 different tattoo artists
  • Over 2 decades in the business
  • Head tattoo artist has worked with celebrities

Cons

  • By appointment only

Freedom Tattoo is a tattoo shop in Hong Kong that started all the way back in the year 2000. With over two decades of experience, we believe that Freedom Tattoo has enough feats that earn them a spot on our list. 

What we like best about Freedom Tattoo are its artists. Freedom has 10 different tattoo artists, each with their specialities and skills that allow them to create unique and custom art with every customer.

You can get a tattoo of a person or a character that represents your personality, depending on who you wish to work on your skin. Freedom also brings in guest artists from all over the world now and then, which is definitely a plus.

However, the most noteworthy of the skilled tattoo artists in Freedom is its founder, Gabe. Gabe has decades of experience in his field and had the privilege to work with brands and athletes such as Nike, Vans, and Lebron James. 

On our visit, we saw and appreciated the ambience and aesthetic of their spacious, clean, and well-decorated shop. We also liked how professional and patient with our questions the artists were during our appointment.

Due to the pandemic, Freedom Tattoo only accepts customers through bookings. Despite this limit, Freedom’s skilled tattoo artists and commitment to cleanliness make them a tattoo shop worth considering. 

6. Torential Ink

Website: http://www.torrentialink.com

Address: 3/F, 37 Yiu Wa Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

Contact Details: 

Phone: [email protected]

Operating Hours: 

By appointment only

Google Reviews score5/5
Total reviews5/5
Score consistency 5/5
Services4.5/5
Uniqueness5/5
Convenience4/5
Artists5/5
Experience5/5
Styles and Expertise5/5
Customer Satisfaction5/5

Pros

  • Relaxed and trustful atmosphere
  • Original and high quality work
  • Wide range of custom designs

Cons

  • By appointment only

Next up is Torrential Ink, a shop that first opened its doors to the public in 2011. It quickly earned a reputation as one of the top tattoo shops in Hong Kong due to its talented artist and diverse portfolio of work.

Jodic of Torrential Ink has dedicated much of his life to practicing the art of tattooing skin. He’s most known for his black-and-white ink, but he also has experience in calligraphy tattoos, tattoo coverups, and unique semi-colon projects.

In addition, Jodic is quite sought after because he uses quality inks that have been specifically formulated to ensure the best results. His careful attention to detail allows him to create intricate tattoos that are truly unique.

At Torrential Ink, you can be sure that your experience will be professional and safe. The shop follows strict safety protocols and always strives to keep up with the latest trends in the industry. For those looking for something special, Jodic’s diverse portfolio makes it easy to find exactly what you’re looking for!

7. Since Studio

Website: http://sincestudiohk.com/

Address: 2/F,26A Granville Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon

Contact Details: +852 90519556 | [email protected]

Operating Hours: By appointment only

Google Reviews score4.3/5
Total reviews4.3/5
Score consistency 4.3/5
Services5/5
Uniqueness5/5
Convenience4/5
Artists5/5
Experience5/5
Styles and Expertise5/5
Customer Satisfaction5/5

Pros

  • Talented and experienced tattoo artists and piercers
  • Uses high-quality ink
  • Accommodates requests for custom designs

Cons

  • No walk-ins

8. JP Tattoo Art

SERVICES Tattoo
Chinese Calligraphy
Chinese Painting
Collaboration
Fine Art
NFT
WEBSITEhttps://joeypangtattoo.com/ 
ADDRESS8 On Wo Lane, Central, Hong Kong
CONTACT DETAILS+852 6771 1186
[email protected]
BUSINESS HOURSMonday – Saturday 11:00 AM –7:00 PM
Google Reviews score4.3/5
Total reviews4.3/5
Score consistency 4.3/5
Services5/5
Uniqueness5/5
Convenience4.5/5
Artists5/5
Experience5/5
Styles and Expertise5/5
Customer Satisfaction5/5

Pros

  • Experienced tattoo artists
  • High-end facilities
  • Great customer communication

Cons

  • Rates are a bit pricey

JP Tattoo Art has been one of the most well-known tattoo shops in Hong Kong. Their founder and owner Joey Pang has followed her passion for tattooing across all forms of body art for over 16 years. 

Her work is committed to conveying a more accurate picture of Chinese culture through the use of a media that did not previously exist. Joey is credited with inventing brush tattoo methods, as well as being the world’s first and only professional Chinese calligraphy and Asian painting tattoo artist. 

Joey’s formal training also includes multimedia design, interior design, photography, and jewelry design, as well as courses in Chinese calligraphy, Chinese medicinal philosophy, and Chi Kung. Joey was one of three advocates chosen for the Heineken ‘Uncage’ campaign in 2014, promoting her work and ideas in 17 countries.

With an exclusive depth and range of interpretations captured through palpable technical proficiency, Joey holds her artistic development in modern painting as uniquely enabling the promotion of Chinese culture toward a new global audience.

9. Meanique Tattoo Supply

SERVICES Microblading
Tattoo Needles
Cartridge Needles
Piercing Needles
Tattoo Parts
Tattoo Machines
WEBSITEhttps://shop.meanique.com/
ADDRESSRoom 1803, 18/F, Island Centre, 470 Reclamation Street, Mongkok, Kowloon, Hong Kong
CONTACT DETAILSTel: +852 3619-4192
WhatsApp: +852 9658-0768
Email: [email protected]
BUSINESS HOURSMonday – Friday: 11:00 AM –7:00 PM
Google Reviews score
Total reviews
Score consistency 
Services5/5
Uniqueness5/5
Convenience4.5/5
Artists5/5
Experience4.5/5
Styles and Expertise4.5/5
Customer Satisfaction5/5

Pros

  • Supplier of high quality tattoo equipment
  • Wide range of products
  • Does not provide tattooing services

Cons

  • Closed during weekends

10. Psychopomp Tattoo

Website: https://www.psychopomptattoohk.com/

Address: Unit 2009, Metro Centre, 21, 2 Lam Hing St, Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong

Contact Details: +852 9442 6516

Operating Hours: Monday to Sunday: 12:30 AM – 7:00 PM

Google Reviews score5/5
Total reviews5/5
Score consistency 5/5
Services5/5
Uniqueness5/5
Convenience5/5
Artists5/5
Experience5/5
Styles and Expertise5/5
Customer Satisfaction5/5

Pros

  • Artistic Innovation and Vision
  • Excellent Hygiene and Safety Standards Employed
  • Customized Tattooing Services

Cons

  • Limited Pricing Information Shown

Psychopomp Tattoo prides itself on artistic innovation, ensuring that each tattoo is not just a decoration but a visual journal of personal memories and experiences. The artists are committed to understanding and representing clients’ stories through their craft, creating unique and meaningful tattoos.

Furthermore, the studio uses pigments from trusted tattoo brands in the U.S.A., Europe, and Taiwan to lower the risk of allergic reactions. All inks meet safety regulations in their respective countries, emphasizing the commitment to using high-quality, safe materials for tattoos.

Aside from this, Psychopomp Tattoo specializes in creating customized tattoos, recognizing the uniqueness of each piece and the personal stories behind them. The artists welcome clients to share their ideas and collaborate in the design process, ensuring that each tattoo is a bespoke work of art.

Note though that the website lacks detailed information about pricing structures for tattoo services. A more transparent breakdown of costs could help potential clients make informed decisions and manage expectations.

Overall, Psychopomp Tattoo stands out as a creative haven for those seeking unique and personalized tattoo experiences in Hong Kong. The studio’s commitment to artistic innovation, client collaboration, and strict hygiene standards positions it as a trusted destination for meaningful body art. 

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