Artful Ink Studios

Welcomes you to our family!

Artful Ink Studios is an international mecca for tattooists and tattoo enthusiasts.

At Artful Ink we actively promote a life of adventure, building memories, supporting mental health, nurturing and supporting the tattoo community at large.

Artful Ink Ringleaders

Artful Ink Empire ringleaders Paul and Kiara are international travelers who actively harness a spirit of adventure. Their desire to create a meaningful lifelong memories has been passed onto the Artful Ink Family.

Artful Ink is a beautifully creative place, that is authentic, raw, honest, a place where people can come in, say what tattoo they want, have a juice, have a coffee, whatever they want, have a conversation with someone from the other side of the world, share their tattoo experiences and connect while traveling.




Our Story

Its 1999, Paul and Gong lay the foundation for the Artful Ink empire with a small studio in Morley, fast forward to now, Artful Ink Studios now marks an international mecca for tattooists and tattoo enthusiasts with studios across Australia and South-East Asia.

Since the beginning Artful Ink Studios has been a disruptive force, seeking to change up the game. In ’99 their rebellious act of putting on apprentices back with it was new and somewhat frowned upon. In challenging the status quo Paul and Gong brought tattooing into the outside world.

These days, the rebellious nature of Artful Ink stays alive by sharing our wealth of knowledge. The act of innovating, collaborating and creating with the tattoo community and embracing an array of art forms. This keeps Artful Ink focused on setting our own pace, without worrying about what everyone else is doing.  

Our Studio

Artful Ink Studios is an international mecca for tattooists and tattoo enthusiasts. Enter into a collaborative space that is raw, authentic, honest and free of judgement.

For tattooists:
Artful Ink Studios is an artistic paradise where tattooists can come and be themselves. Follow their creative pursuit, without the stress of all that other shit. Whether a resident or guest artist, we adopt a family mentality of loyalty, love and support. 

For tattoo enthusiasts:
From the minute you walk through the door, you’ll realize we don’t offer traditional services, instead we deliver hospitality. Whether you have a tattoo design in mind or want to collaborate with an artist, we support you along the artistic process.

From the minute you walk in the door, you are welcomed into the Artful Ink family where you are immersed in an experience – whilst you get your ink done, you can converse with someone from the other side of the world, sip on some juice as you have lunch and even watch a movie if you need some solo time.


Whether you enter the studio as a new tattooist or a first timer getting inked you will leave as a part of our international family!


We Ink With Purpose

We are an international tattoo studio that believes in the power of tattooing and the tattoo community to transform lives.

Giving back to the community is important to us, that is why we pride ourselves on supporting, collaborating and being affiliated with: 

The Inner Ninja Foundation : We create space to deliver monthly meetings and workshops to spread the word on mental health.

The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride: In 2019, Artful Ink ringleaders Paul and Kiara rode the streets of India to raise awareness and funds for men’s mental health and supporting cancer research  through the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride. 

Know a cause we should be supporting? Reach out to Kiara

Elevated by Innovation

Artful Ink sets the pace, we don’t worry about what everyone else is doing. We  worry about what we are doing, and do it to the best of our ability.

We thrive on collaboration as a form of innovation, we believe that the more information we collate and share with one another, the better off the entire community is.  

Customers Reviews

Artful Ink is by far the best studio in Bali from new needles every tattoo to the studio being immaculate and so clean. I have had 3 beautiful pieces created by world class artists there and I am more than delighted. The staff especially Kate are the most welcoming people the artists all listen and do exactly what you want and I will never go anywhere else for my work. You are treated like you are a somebody and that is so special to me. One more thing seriously the best coffee in Bali and will be back next year for my sleeve to be finished. If your going to Bali do yourself a favour visit this 5 star studio and get a memory done.
I wanted an octopus for ages but wasn't too sure about the design and specifics. I hit Carla up and she did an awesome original design which came out exactly how I wanted it. She was so patient and delicate on my ribs on the day, putting up with my moving and twitching. In the end it was perfect and looked exactly how I had envisioned it. I couldn't recommend this girl more, it's unbelievable she's still only an apprentice because she's incredibly talented and made me feel very comfortable.
Thanks Sammi!! Love my tattoo. Very talented artist. Celebrating 24 years of friendship , my friends and I had Marley’s ‘Three Little Birds’ tattoos. Great work Sammi.

Join the Artful Ink Family

The people we know in every country that we consider friends and family is constantly growing and expanding, if you would like to come on board as a resident artist, guest artist, or team member reach out!

Contact Kiara | @kiara.artfulink


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Get in touch with the Artful Ink Witches to answer all of your pending questions, to find the right tattooist for you and to secure your booking!