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A Piece of Art: Tattoo & Piercing Shops in Istanbul!

Getting a tattoo is the best way to leave your signature on your skin on which you can reflect your soul. Yet, not every tattoo process has a happy ending. To get your dream tattoo, you should find best tattoo artist in Istanbul who can understand not what you are saying, but what your soul is tweeting!

This post presents you with our guest author Hande Sönmez’s most recommended best tattoo artists in Istanbul as well as the best tattoo places in Istanbul!
If you say you have got the craziest soul ever, you can also get a piercing in some of these best tattoo places in Istanbul.
Do not forget that Türkiye has got relatively lower prices for such processes compared to many countries!
So, you are already in Istanbul, and why not find Istanbul tattoo places and let the art penetrate into your skin?

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P.S. All photos you will see right below soon are totally real and taken from tattoo artists` Instagram pages.

1. Shadow Tattoo & Piercing, Taksim

This tattoo shop is located in the heart of Istanbul and Istanbul tattoo world, in Taksim. The tattoo artist is quite competent in processing anything that you wish to get from the minimal designs to the most complicated ones. Luckily, this shop is also the center of piercing if you would like to get one. There are various options when it comes to piercing models! Via this link, you will be able to choose among them to get your future favourite piercing.

So, are you bold enough to get one while ambling on the Taksim Street?

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Open Hours: 09:30 – 01:30
Instagram: @shadowstattoopiercing
Location: View on Google Maps
Phone Number: (0212) 243 85 03


2. Anatolia Tattoo, Kadıköy

If you are into bigger and more complicated designs, the Anatolia Tattoo may interest you! This tattoo shop is well-known for big designs and striking details. Just remember that he is quite busy all the time and you may have to make your appointment weeks ago!
The prices can vary depending on the design, but getting a tattoo in this shop might be a little bit more expensive than any others since the tattoo artist is a real professional and more experienced.

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Open Hours: 12:00 – 20:00
Instagram: @anatoliatattoo
Location: View on Google Maps
Phone Number: (0216) 550 86 65

3. Lumind Tattoo Art, Taksim

The tattoo artist, Harun Hogir Tekin, works on unique figures in which he reflects his style. The location of the tattoo shop is quite accessible, and depending on the design, you can get a really good one at an affordable price. This place is also a perfect place for getting a piercing. Although their main area is tattoo, they also work as a piercing studio.
All you need to do is to go on his Instagram page and give him a call to make your appointment once you decide which design to get!

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Instagram: @lumindtattooart
Location: View on Google Maps
Phone Number: (0551) 158 52 65


4. Mini Bun

Deniz Aslan, a tattoo artist in Istanbul, has an extraordinary style. If you like to have minimal lines or designs on your body, this will be the door you will knock soon! She works with a tattoo studio in Galata district called Ink11. When you decide on a design, that is where you get your tattoo applied. It has a great view and a huge variety of artists. In this studio, you can also have your piercings done!

If you decide on getting a design by Mini Bun, just bear in mind that you need to send a direct message to her via Instagram when you decide on making an appointment.

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Open Hours: 11:00 – 19:00
Location: View on Google Maps
Instagram: @mini.bunn

5. Mentat – Gamze

You do love tattoos, but the animal-related products used in tattoo colors encounter your philosophy of life? Then, this tattoo artist is the one that can understand your soul! She pays special attention to using vegan colors and products during the tattoo process.

So, tattoos will not live only in your dreams anymore. This is the time that you do not have to concede to non-vegan life just because you want to get a tattoo!

She works with a studio called Studio Wald, where she implements her tattoos. There is no time schedule for the studio; you need to contact with the tattoo artist and arrange a mutually convenient time together.
All you need to do is go on her Instagram account and make an appointment to make your dreams come true!

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Instagram: @mentat_gamze


6. Pin Tattoo Gallery (Fahrettin Demir)

Fahrettin Demir graduated from Fine Arts faculty and this definitely reflected on his tattoo style. Afterwards, he founded Pin Tattoo Gallery. He still works here as a tattoo artist.His tattoo gallery got international recognition after gaining various international awards!

Fahrettin Demir has an extraordinary and hyper realistic style. He is no doubt one of the best tattoo artists in Istanbul. His studio is located on the Anatolian side.

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Open Hours: 11:00 – 20:00, closed on Mondays
Location: View on Google Maps
Instagram: @pintattoogallery

7. Red Cat Tattoo Factory


Red Cat Tattoo Factory was founded by Emrah Çakın in 1995. This is a very famous tattoo shop located in Bebek district of Beşiktaş. Red Cat Tattoo Factory is also known as the celebrity’s frequent destination for tattoos. In Red Cat Tattoo Factory’s instagram page, you can see photos of famous stars getting tattooed!

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Open Hours: 13:00 – 19:30, closed on Sundays
Location: View on Google Maps
Instagram: @redcattattoo

8. Getink Tattoo Studio


Getink Tattoo Studio is a tattoo and piercing shop. In this studio you can find various artists, most of them are Fine Arts Department graduates. There is one artist, whose name is Yeliz Özcan, and she offers a very watercolor-ish style. This style is very popular and common abroad, Yeliz Özcan is a well known tattoo artist in Istanbul for this style of tattoo. 

Getink Tattoo Studio is located in Asmalı Mescit district of Beyoğlu.

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Open Hours: 12:30 – 20:30
Location: View on Google Maps
Instagram: @getink_studio

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Hande Sönmez

My name is Hande and I am currently a student at Boğaziçi University, studying Tourism Administration course. Travelling is my biggest passion and I am proud of sharing with you all the things I have explored!
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