Getting a Tattoo in Chengdu

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  • waiguoren
    September 15, 2010
    7 posts

    As I understand it, personal tattoos for the average person are becoming more common. There is a group of us from the States who are studying in Chengdu this semester and are looking for a legit tattoo parlor to visit - one with an autoclave, standard sanitary practices, etc. We'd appreciate any input any of you has to offer. We're only here until December and would hate to miss an opportunity.

  • hapatofu
    September 15, 2010
    149 posts

    try jessie brett, the australian
    you can find her contact info in chengdoo magazine, the "success and failure" issue
    www.chengdoo-magazine.com for download

  • waiguoren
    September 15, 2010
    7 posts

    Thanks hapatofu - which issue should I look in?

  • hapatofu
    September 15, 2010
    149 posts

    issue 31

  • woody
    September 15, 2010
    4 posts

    i've heard only good things about this tattoo parlor;

    http://www.qgkktattoo.com/default.asp

    it was referred to me by a few americans who'd been there and got tattoos they were definitely pleased with. haven't had a chance to try it out myself yet, time and money being an issue!

    then there is also fishbone tattoo studio

    http://www.fbtattoo.com/index.asp

    havent been to see them either, but from their website they seem to have everything you're looking for. heard they're more expensive than the first one though.

  • lameizi
    September 15, 2010
    2 posts

    don't go to fishbone!! we had a really bad experience with the main artist a few months ago. he was really rude and we felt like we were inconveniencing him... and the results were less than desirable. and yes they are more expensive...
    there is a great local guy off first ring road near chuan da campus. he's in the big plaza next to all the big clubs, on the second floor. we've been to him several times since living here and he's always really great.

  • woody
    September 15, 2010
    4 posts

    fair enough, i'll scratch fishbone off my list!

    any chance you've got a name of the shop of the local guy near jiu yan qiao? or a contact number?

  • waiguoren
    September 15, 2010
    7 posts

    Is the local guy near the old campus? If so, which gate is he closest too. And most importantly - will he speak english or should I bring a fluent friend with me?

    Thanks for all the responses!

  • waiguoren
    September 16, 2010
    7 posts

    The issue 31 of Chengdoo Magazine online doesn't come up with anything ON the pages. Does anyone know Jessie Brett's contact information?

  • invisible
    September 16, 2010
    1234 posts

    To contact Jessie e-mail her at wenwendewenshen [AT] gmail [DOT] com or see samples of her work at www.tattoobin.com/artist/wenwendewenshen

  • waiguoren
    September 22, 2010
    7 posts

    One final question - do you tip tattoo artists in China? And if you do, what's standard?

    Thanks for all the responses. They've all been super helpful.

  • Aleeson
    November 8, 2010
    5 posts

    please please please do not scratch Fish bone off your list, they rock! I had the very opposite experience there and I'm sad the other folks that feel that way. I felt really welcomed and immediately felt that I was in a place where they knew what was going on. I brought an image in and explained (in English) what I wanted and got way more, it's really stunning, the colours shading, needless to say I'm really happy. The price is extremely reasonable too and especially when you're getting good ink, there's some things in this world you don't want to cheap out on... This is far from my first tattoo but by far my best and best experience.

  • Yeming
    November 29, 2010
    50 posts

    What are the prices in Chengdu ? Because I live in Holland and want to get a tattoo but its quite expensive here. and i come to Chengdu quite often. Just a black tattoo,

    http://94.100.124.27/1123300001-1123350000/1123316301-1123316400/1123316341_6__8Rj.jpeg

    like that.

  • Aleeson
    December 6, 2010
    5 posts

    Go to the Fishbone and show them or email... they speak English wonderfully and I found the price to be amazing. This is Dutsch version of their website.
    http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=zh-CN&tl=nl&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.fbtattoo.com%2F

  • magentalisted
    December 7, 2010
    60 posts

    i paid around 400 rmb for each of mine. none are that big though. they're like 10 cm x 10 cm max.

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