6 Tattoo Artists In Klang Valley With Unique Styles That'll Make You 'Itchy' To Get Inked

From batik to abstract tattoos, we are not gatekeeping any of our favourite artists!

Cover image via @chairchincher (Instagram) & @bowieheng (Instagram)

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Writer's note: Tattoo prices are based on the size of the artwork. The price range listed below is only an estimated cost.

Searching for the right tattoo artist is important when you're thinking of getting a new tattoo

A professional's advice on tattoo placement, design, and size is essential, as it can help ease the tattoo process and ensure you're happy with the permanent art on your body.

Tattoo designs come in a variety of styles, including portraiture tattoos, traditional Japanese tattoos, and the now-popular minimalistic stick-and-poke tattoos.

While every tattoo artist will do their best to accommodate your request, each one specialises in a specific style.

That being said, researching the right tattoo artist is essential before scheduling your first consultation.

To help ease the process, SAYS has compiled a list of the best tattoo artists in Klang Valley who specialise in unique designs:

1. @chairchincher: Freehand abstract lines

If you're a fan of abstract tattoos, this artist will surely blow you away with his unique line work.

Celebrating the spirit of freedom and independence, Chair told SAYS that he likes to take a freeform approach to hand-poking, and his works take inspiration from organic forms in nature.

Studio Location: 17, Jalan 17/45a, Seksyen 17, 46400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Style: Abstract
Method: Hand-poke
Price Range: Base price of RM250
Contact Details: @chairchincher (Instagram)

Chair's studio located in Petaling Jaya.

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2. @jasper.jen: Batik and floral

Nothing is more Malaysian than a batik piece.

Cheras-based tattoo artist Jen specialises in batik, floral, and fine-line tattoos. Despite her signature style, Jen is widely known to be a chameleon, as she constantly adapts to the needs of her clients.

She recently opened her own studio in March, and Jen promises a comfortable and inclusive space for all her customers.

Studio Location: Cheras, Kuala Lumpur
Style: Batik and floral
Method: Machine
Price Range: Around RM400 an hour
Contact Details: @jasper.jen (Instagram)

Jen's tattoo studio located in Cheras.

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3. @bensy_tats: Modern micro-realism

This tattoo style is considered relatively new in the scene but has quickly gained popularity among Gen-Zs.

Bensy, who is currently tattooing at Divine VII Tattoo Collective, takes micro-realism tattoos to a whole new level with his intricate designs.

He also takes commissions for tattoos that are based on anime characters.

With stunning line work, this tattoo style will definitely make you the main character of your friend group.

Studio Location: F066, First Floor, Sungei Wang Plaza, Kuala Lumpur
Style: Modern micro-realism
Method: Machine
Price Range: Around RM350 an hour
Contact Details: @bensy_tats (Instagram)

Divine VII Tattoo Collective located inside Sungei Wang Plaza.

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4. @bowieheng: Traditional American

Nothing beats the classic American-style tattoo, and this artist definitely serves the most colourful designs of all.

With interesting and sexy artwork, Bowie is the artist made for the baddies of the Klang Valley.

While she mostly prefers to tattoo according to her own style, Bowie said that she's open to any interesting ideas.

Studio Location: Sting Machinery, Kuala Lumpur
Style: Traditional American
Method: Machine
Price Range: Around RM600 to RM700 for a 10cm tattoo
Contact Details: @bowieheng (Instagram)

Sting Machinery located in Kuala Lumpur.

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5. @sanmao_yiminpokes: Nature elements

Sanmao makes the cutest and daintiest tattoos that are mostly centred on natural elements like the bonsai plant, the lotus flower, and butterflies.

Similar to Chair, this independent tattoo artist also specialises in hand-poke tattoos.

She also takes influential elements from Chinese and Japanese cultures, making her artwork more unique.

Studio Location: The Link 2 @ Bukit Jalil, Jalan Jalil Perkasa 3, Bukit Jalil, 57000 Kuala Lumpur (Home-based)
Style: Nature elements
Method: Hand-poke
Price Range: Starts from RM500
Contact Details: @sanmao_yiminpokes (Instagram)

Sanmao's home studio.

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6. @xintattoo_: Fine-line

Xin specialises in doing fine-line tattoos that are inked with black and grey tones.

Aside from Bensy, Xin also takes commissions for anime characters.

Studio Location: Bandar Sungai Long, Cheras, Selangor (Home-based)
Style: Fine-line
Method: Machine
Price Range: Minimum rate of RM200
Contact Details: @xintattoo_ (Instagram)

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