Martin Tattoo Studio – Soi Buakhao next to the Bangkok Bank and opposite Pook Bar


Martin Tattoo Studio has been open for just over 3 years on Soi Buakhao, but Martin himself is one most well-known and established tattoo artists in Pattaya. He opened the first ever Tattoo parlour over twenty years ago on Soi 8 near beach road. He is very well respected in the local community by Thais and foreigners alike.


For three months of every year Martin travels to Germany and has a lot of private customers there. A fair number of Martin’s regulars belong to Motorcycle clubs, tattoos for these guys are a serious business where only the best will do. Martin has also taught many other tattoo artists over the years and they all speak very highly of him and his work.


As you enter Martin Tattoo Studio you will spend the first few minutes wanting to look around at all the pictures and curiosities that are a feast for the eyes. You will see the centrally located tattooing chair sat on a black and white chequered floor and a fish tank at one end and the sterilisation unit for needles at the other.

Health And Safety

The health and safety of the customer and artist is very important to these guys, who are professional in their work. All tattoos are created with new sterilised needles and new inks too. (They have their own sterilising machine in the shop.)

Martin's Designers

You will be warmly welcomed by Martin and his designer, Che and together they will help you to design and plan your tattoo. Che has worked with Martin for many years and can design for you anything from traditional temple tattoos to intricate dragon designs that circle your arm to full back tattoos. The designs can be made free hand or using Photoshop, depending on the style you require.


All tattoos are different so a quote is given after consultation. It becomes obvious very soon after meeting Martin and Che that they are a great partnership and work very well together.


Booking in advance is recommended, this is essential for large tattoos with many different ink colours to be used. A full back tattoo can take up to 3 to 4 long sessions of 5 to 8 hours.


The session lengths often depend upon the customer’s stamina and endurance, special deep num crème can be used to alleviate pain, but many guys choose not to use this as the pain is a part of the process and a passage of rites for some. A simple small tattoo can be completed in one session of course.

If you’re looking for that special tattoo and want some of the best guys in town to create your ink artwork for life, then pop down to Martin Tattoo.

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