Tattoo tourism in Nepal

By nepflights
01 Jun 2022

As the famous American actor, Johnny Depp said, “My body is my journal, and my tattoos are my story”, Getting inked is all about self-expression and lifetime memory creation. Many tourists who come to Nepal get captivated by the country’s natural, religious and spiritual magnificence. These natural, religious and spiritual magnificence influences tourists to create lifetime memories. Additionally, a tattoo is the best way to create a permanent reminder of a beautiful history. If you have been to some religious places or a tourist hub in Nepal, you might have noticed tourists with symbolic tattoos, tattoos of mantras, gods, and goddesses. Getting a tattoo can be lively yet thrilling for you. What if the tattoo you get does not resemble what you wanted at all? Well, to avoid the risk we present you a list of 5 tattoo parlors in Nepal you can visit. 

Famous tattoo artist in Nepal

Feels anxious no more, just get your tattoo. The list of the tattoo hubs mentioned below is the most popular tattoo places in Nepal. So what are you waiting for? Check out the list and pick the best one for yourself. Every year in the month of April, the international Tatoo convention takes place. At this convention, thousands of tattoo fanatics and hundreds of tattoo artists come together to celebrate the tattoo convention. The convention has been running for 10 years now since 2011. 

1.Yala Ink Tattoo:

Yala Ink Tattoo is a hygienic tattoo parlor that has been providing tattoo services since the year 2013. The tattoo parlor is run by some of the nation’s best tattoo artists Raju Bajracharya, Pawan Maharjan, Bishal Maharjan, and Ajay Maharjan. Additionally, in the year 2013, the founder of Yala Ink, Raju Bajracharya won the title of ‘Best front and back tattoo’ at the Tattoo and Lifestyle Convention.

Some of the details about Yala Ink Tattoo are

Title Description
Date of Establishment2013
LocationGabahal, Pulchowk, Lalitpur
ServicesPopular tattoo designs, Custom tattoo design
Timing10 am – 6 pm 
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2.Mohan’s Tattoo Inn:

Mohan’s Tattoo Inn is one of the professional tattoo parlors in Nepal and it’s been serving since 2000. The owner Mohan Gurung first open his tattoo parlor in Pokhara however later decided to come to Kathmandu after his tattoo art was highly appreciated all over the country and foreign. Right now, Mohan’s Tattoo Inn provides tattoo services in Nepal and USA both. Besides, popular tattoo arts, Mohan’s Tattoo Inn is also a master in creating custom tattoo works. Redesigns and coverups are some of the other major services you can find here. 

Some of the details about Mohan’s Tattoo Inn are:

Title Description
Date of Establishment2000
LocationNarsingh Chowk, Thamel, Kathmandu 
ServicesTattoo redesigns and coverups Popular tattoo designs, Custom tattoo design
Timing11 am – 7 pm 
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3.Tike Jhya Tattoo:

Tike Jhya Tattoo is another tattoo place you can visit for captivating tattoo art. It is located in Jhochhen (Freak Street), and it’s extremely popular for authentic watercolor tattoo art and mandala tattoo art. The tattoo parlor has been providing excellent service since 2007. Additionally, the parlor maintains hygiene and follows the sterilization process.  

Some of the details about Tike Jhya Tattoo are:

Title Description
Date of Establishment2007
LocationJhochhen (Freak Street), Newroad, Kathmandu 
ServicesAll kinds of tattoo designs, Custom tattoo design, authentic watercolor tattoo art, and mandala tattoo art
Timing10 am – 8 pm 
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4.Gagan Tattoo Inn:

Gagan Tattoo Inn is a popular go-to a tattoo parlor in Pokhara and Kathmandu, Nepal. It was founded by the owner Gagan Thapa in the year 2002 and has been actively serving now for 20 years. After his tattoo business went well in Pokhara, Mr. Thapa decided to open another branch in 2009 in Kathmandu. The tattoo art process here follows safety and hygiene. Authentic Japanese and Nepalese tattoo designs are the major specialties of Gagan Tattoo Inn. 

Some of the details about Gagan Tattoo Inn are:

Title Description
Date of Establishment2002
LocationThamel, Kathmandu 

Lakeside, Pokhara

ServicesAll kinds of tattoo designs, authentic Japanese and Nepalese tattoo designs
Timing10 am – 8 pm 
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5.Inc’s Ink Tattoo Pvt. Ltd 

Inc’s Ink Tattoo Pvt. Ltd is a tattoo parlor situated in Thamel Kathmandu and this place has been providing tattoo and piercing services for 11 years now. The tattoo parlor was established in the year 2011. Additionally, the place is extremely popular for its symmetric designs and custom designs. 

Some of the details about Inc’s Ink Tattoo Pvt. Ltd:

Title Description
Date of Establishment2011
LocationParyatan Marg, Thamel, Kathmandu 
ServicesAll kinds of tattoo designs, symmetric designs, and custom designs.
Timing9:30 am – 9:30 pm 
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Where can I get a tattoo?

In Nepal, you can find the most popular tattoo parlors in Kathmandu, Lalitpur, Pokhara, Chitwan, Bhaktapur, and Dharan. All these places have a higher number of local and international tourist visits. Among them, Kathmandu is the most popular one, and some places around Kathmandu worth visiting to get a tattoo are Thamel, Lazimpat, Durbarmarg, Jhamsikhel, and  Jhonchhe. 

What tattoo should I get?

Well, many visitors like the idea of getting tattoos that illustrate their visit to a particular country. Besides,  in Nepal, there are some tattoos that are extremely popular among visitors compared to others. Let’s have a look at what they are.

  • Buddha’s eyes, 
  • Buddhist mantra, ‘ཨོཾ་མ་ཎི་པདྨེ་ཧཱུྃ’ (Om Mane Padme Hum),
  • Nepalese national flag, 
  • The Om symbol, ॐ,
  • Quotes or names in Devnagari Script,
  • Lord Ganesh,  


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