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Tattoos / tattoo / tattoing in Taiwan

Postby AziatykQT » 23 Oct 2003, 12:45

Hello people... I was wondering if anyone knows of any good tattoo parlors located in Taipei, Taichung or elsewhere in Taiwan. Me and my "twin" are wanting to get one but i cant seem to find anything online... Any help would be great! :D :) :lol: :P
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Postby Richardm » 31 Oct 2003, 17:24

Go to Xi Men Ding. Lots of places on Zhong Hua road. Yesterday I saw a shop on Ba De road. West of the Core Pacific Mall and across the street.
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Postby sandman » 31 Oct 2003, 17:38

This guy looks pretty good.
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Postby wolf_reinhold » 31 Oct 2003, 22:31

Don't get a tat here. The quality and workmanship is far behind established standards. Remember that up to just several years ago, the only people who got them were gangsters and these were far from the exquisite works of art available in other parts of the world today.
Unless you want a Cindy Crawford mole only, save your money for a country with better established tat traditions and experience.
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Postby miso » 31 Oct 2003, 22:40

There are some real tatoo masters here though, who do not strole around Ximending, but it seems like you have to wait several weeks to get an appointment with them...
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Postby wolf_reinhold » 31 Oct 2003, 22:44

I still beg to differ. Some are competent, but not masters. This is not a Captain Crunch cerial sticker here we are talking about getting.
Unless the poster wants a tat from every place he stops...like a traveling salesman.... :lol:
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Postby OldToeSave » 31 Oct 2003, 23:51

I got a simple one done in Ximending last year by a guy on a second floor....sorry I can't be more help than that....but he was a master....he had apprentices coming from the mainland to train with him....his photos were pretty stellar as well....I think I am gonna have him do a major one for me.....

My avatar is one of my tats......however...it was done in Montreal....


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Postby miso » 01 Nov 2003, 06:12

I recently saw a documentary on the tatoo ink causing cancer, but I'm sure you guys alread know what......
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Postby MiakaW » 01 Nov 2003, 16:43

Have been thinking about getting one since I came here. I wanted to get one here so I can feel like I am connected to my home land. But the sound of that *thingy* just scare me to death. Also, I couldn't find a design I like it.....

maybe I will end up getting one of those grocery bar code on my arm so whenever i go to the supermarket I can see how much I am worth to Taiwan.... :roll:
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Postby OldToeSave » 02 Jan 2004, 15:40

"I'm gettin' a tattoo now
I'm gettin' ink done.
I asked for a 13
But he drew a 31......."

Hey y'all...just met a groovy American guy....His name is Steve and he is a Master tattoo artist . He also lives in Taichung. You can call him at 0912-601-771. Tell him Toe sent ya so I can get some free ink. ;)

He has also said he'd make the trip up to Taipei if I could get a group of people together for some block appointments. PM me if you are interested. Watch this thread as I will post some pics of his work soon.
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