I’m pretty convinced that there are only 2 reasons why people get tattoos and body piercings: 1) They do it to make a fashion statement, as tattoos and piercings are creative ways to express one’s self through body art, and 2) They (teenagers going through puberty) get tattoos and piercings to express rage or a rebellious attitude towards their parents. Whichever reason it is, who cares about what you do with your own body? BUT, for Jesus’ sake, p-l-e-a-s-e do not get your tattoos or piercings done at some shady shop or at Lovisa (we still love you!). So, we will make it easier for you by unveiling 5 tattoo and piercing studios that are highly recommended and reliable in KL for your next body art appointment.
1. Spec Body Art (Tattoo & Piercing)
Even though body piercings are not as permanent as tattoos, you still want to take some care when deciding where and how to get pierced. Spec Body Art, established in 1991 with 3 decades worth of experience in the body art industry, offers professional, clean, and safe piercing and tattoo services in their studios. Their two studios are located at:
- Kuala Lumpur: Lot 6. 24.08A, Level 6, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, 55100, Kuala Lumpur
- Subang Jaya: 90A, 1st Floor, Jalan SS15/4, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor
To book an appointment, you can WhatsApp them at +60172112789. And for more information, you can also visit their website.
2. Dragonfly Tattoo Malaysia
Established in Malaysia in 1997, Dragonfly Tattoo has been providing excellent tattoo services to their satisfied customers, with more than 24 years of experience in Malaysia’s body art/tattoo industry. Dragonfly Tattoo not only specialises in standard tattoos, but air brush and temporary tattoos, as well as piercings.
Studio location: T-071, 3rd Mezzanine South, Mid Valley Megamall, Lingkaran Syed Putra. 59200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
To book an appointment, you can WhatsApp them at +60123710889 or visit their website.
3. Zoo Tattoo & Body Piercing
Zoo Tattoo & Body Piercing was formed by and consists of professional tattooists and piercers, and is situated in Sungei Wang Plaza mall. They’re super-serious about hygiene, so go in worry-free and enjoy your tattooing and piercing experience.
Studio location: Lot F139, 1st Floor, Sungei Wang Plaza, Jln Bukit Bintang, 55100, Kuala Lumpur
For inquiries or to book an appointment, you can contact the Zoo crew via phone (+60122052566).
4. OTAKU GIRL
Founded and run by Ashley Lau, a DJ and tattooist, Otaku Girl was established in 2020 and specialises in intricate tattoo designs, including simplistic cartoon characters and anime-inspired ink.
Studio location: THE HUB SS2, PJ, 46400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Otaku Girl has set up a Google Form, specifically for you to set an appointment if you are interested. You can find it here on their Instagram page – go check it out!
5. Attic Jewelry & Piercing
Attic Jewelry & Piercing is a premier studio specialising exclusively in body piercing. In 2013, Attic expanded their first outlet in Kuala Lumpur, and within 6 years to four outlets in three different states within Malaysia. Their four outlets are located at:
- Lot 1-30, First Floor, Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur
- F103, First Floor, Bandar Utama, Petaling Jaya
- AV151&158, Asian Avenue, First Floor, Sunway City, Petaling Jaya
- E063, Lower Ground Floor, Jalan Merdeka, Bandar Hilir, Melaka
For inquiries or to book an appointment, you can contact Attic Jewelry & Piercing via phone (+60123601380) or email ([email protected]).
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