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What’s your first tattoo of the year going to look like? Is it going to be a pet portrait? Your birth flower? Perhaps a special word that reminds you of affirmations you’ll take with you for the rest of the year? Whichever design you go for, the most important thing is choosing a tattoo parlor with skilled artists. Getting inked is serious business, because you’ll be carrying those marks on your body forever and cover-ups can get expensive. Go for tattoo parlors and artists that are experts at what they’re doing and won’t make you regret getting that tattoo. Here are 8 local shops where you can get inked this 2022.

Vimana Tattoo

3/F, 186, 1103 Tomas Morato Ave, Diliman, Quezon City
Mondays to Sundays, 11 AM to 11 PM
Instagram | Facebook | 0956 198 9831

Vimana Tattoo only does tattooing strictly by appointment. You can reach out to them on social media or call their mobile number to set yours. Whether you want an intricate half sleeve, hyperrealistic tattoos, or a dainty colored number, Vimana artists can bring your designs and more to life on your skin.

You can also get pierced at Vimana Tattoo. Their professional piercers don’t use piercing guns which have a tendency to cause blunt force trauma and eventually infect earlobes. Instead, they use needles which isn’t as painful as it sounds. And just like with their tattoos, Vimana artists make sure everything is sterile and hygienic, using only medical-grade equipment. They accept walk-ins for piercings.

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Tattoo Nebula

2/F 295 Aguirre Avenue, BF Homes, Paranaque 1700
Tuesdays to Sundays, 10 AM to 7 PM
Instagram | Facebook | 0998 557 4421

Do you prefer a black-and-white tattoo or a colorful masterpiece inked on your skin? Tattoo Nebula artists can do both on a range of styles and sizes. Their rates typically start at P2,000 for a 2×2 in black and grey minimalist design and P3,000 for colored. And if that’s still a tad expensive for you, you can send them a message and they’ll recommend designs that would fit your budget. For colored inks, Tattoo Nebula uses cruelty-free ink brands like Eternal Ink, Fusion Ink, Radiant Ink, and Dynamic Ink.

Reach out to Tattoo Nebula for design inquiries and appointments. You can also fill out a form on their website for tattoo and piercing inquiries.

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Whiplash Tattoo

G1 Center, 98 Aguirre Avenue, BF Homes, Parañque
Mondays to Sundays, 11 AM to 8 PM
Instagram | Facebook | Viber – 0927 334 8620

Whether you’re thinking of minimalist outlines or full-blown full-color tattoos, Whiplash Tattoo has got your back. Their Department of Health-certified tattoo artists have produced hundreds if not thousands of designs in greyscale and colored. Tattoos start at P2,000 for a simple 2×2 in a black design and P3,000 for a colored one. The rates are subject to change depending on the details of your tattoo. And if you don’t have a specific design in mind just yet, Whiplash Tattoo artists can help you out. Reach out to them for a consultation. The shop only accommodates customers with appointments and those who have paid the downpayment of P1,000. Aside from new tattoos, Whiplash Tattoo also does cover-ups and piercings.


Crimson River Tattoo

3/F LDR Bldg., 50 C. Aguinaldo St. corner J.P. Rizal Street, Project 4, Quezon City
Tuesdays to Saturdays, 2 PM to 7 PM
Instagram | Facebook | 0999 598 7769

If you’re thinking of getting beautiful and dainty colored tattoos, you can find expert artists at Crimson River Tattoo. They’ve got an all-women team too! Their tattoos have a base rate of P3,000 for simple 2×2 blackwork designs. For 4×4 designs, prepare to shell out P6,000 or more if you want a large and detailed tattoo. Don’t have a specific design in mind? Crimson River Tattoo artists can give you an idea. Send them an email at to inquire about a tattoo design draft and wait for their response.


Siningtinta Tattoo

189 Maginhawa, Diliman, Quezon City
Instagram | Facebook 

Siningtinta Tattoo has an all-women team of tattoo artists and piercers and a studio that’s the very definition of “safe space for women.” Aside from tattoos and piercings, it also houses an art shop where you can find all sorts of products by women artists, ranging from handcrafted clay projects to sticker packs. With Siningtinta, you can get your dream watercolor designs inked on your skin. You can even drag your bestie for matching minimalist colored tattoos. Choose from small designs, larger ones, freehand vine designs, and even sleeves. The best part is that Siningtinta has the most affordable rates on this list. The total rate depends on your artist and your design, but the minimum rate for a tattoo is P800. And if you’re in the mood, you can hit two birds with one stone and get a piercing while you’re there. Book your Siningtinta Tattoo appointment here.


P&P Tattoo

Condo, Bel-Air Soho, 45 Polaris, Makati City
282 Tomas Morato Ave, Diliman, Quezon City
4/F, Hernandez Building, Junction 1, Puerto Princesa, Palawan
Mondays to Sundays, 12 PM to 8 PM
Instagram | Facebook | 0922 847 2637

P&P Tattoo artists can handle anything from small to large intricate ones and even whole colored sleeves. Your tattoo dreams will be met with their team of (award-winning) artists and a reputation that spans decades. Aside from tattoos, you can also get pierced at their parlors for P1,500 with jewelry. Visit their website to book your appointment in your choice of branch among their Makati, Quezon City, or Puerto Princesa shops.


Good Hand Tattoo

181 M. Almeda Street, Pateros, Manila
Mondays to Sundays, 2 PM to 12 AM
Instagram | Facebook | 0926 891 3586 | (02) 8350-6710

If you’re the type to go big or go home when it comes to tattoos, Good Hand Tattoo is a perfect tattoo parlor. A quick scroll through tattoo photos of their past clients and you’ll see large, colored tatts in all designs and sizes. It doesn’t matter whether a design is in black-and-white or full color, Good Hand Tattoo artists will make sure each customer gets what they paid for. So go ahead and have your favorite anime character, favorite animal, or favorite item inked. Send Good Hand Tattoo a message on social media or reach out to their contact numbers for inquiries and appointments.


FiftyFive Tinta

Unit R07, Ground Floor Knightsbridge Residences, 4392 B. Valdez, Makati City
2/F Luisa Bldg, 107 Maginhawa, Quezon City
The Great Northwest Philippines, Travel Stop & Viewing Deck, MacArthur Hwy, San Juan, La Union
Mondays to Thursdays, 1 PM to 10 PM, Fridays to Sundays 12 PM to 12 AM
Wednesdays to Mondays 10 AM to 8 PM (La Union)
Instagram | Facebook | 0918 858 0020 (Makati) | 0908 873 3871 (Quezon City) | 0947 994 7114 (La Union)

FiftyFive Tinta is not only one of the most popular tattoo shops in Luzon, but their skilled artists are touted to be the best ones in the industry too. They have three branches in Makati, Quezon City, and La Union. They can do any design you’re dreaming of whether that’s a dainty couple or friendship tattoo, a pet portrait on your upper arm, or even quotes across your skin. You can get them made hyperrealistic, minimalist, in a watercolor style, and everything else in between. If you’re looking to get your first tattoo in 2022, you can never go wrong with FiftyFive Tinta.


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