Tattoo in Vietnam

You're going on vacation and you want to get a tattoo while you're there. Why not? There are so many great artists out there, why limit yourself to your hometown? Getting a tattoo while traveling can be fun and exciting. Right? But you should know it can also be a disaster. 

In Vietnam, tattoo is a great tradition of body art. In the past, During the Ly dynasty (1009 – 1225), the king, mandarins and troops would have had tattoos, especially on their chest and legs, with their own personalised images. A sailor might opt for a crocodile, which was seen as a holy serpent in Viet culture.

Therefore, a tattoo of its image on their body would help prevent them from being killed in the water by an orca. Under the Tran dynasty (1225-1400), members of the royal guard tattooed the phrase “Thien tu Quan”, which meant the king’s protectors. Generals and soldiers preparing to face the Yuan-Mongol invaders from the north, tattooed the words “Sat that” on their arms, which meant simply “Kill the invaders.”

Under the reign of King Tran Nhan Tong (1279-1293) tattooing flourished. Mandarins, soldiers and commoners often tattooed the image of a dragon onto their body to show that they were aware of the nation’s origins as according to legend the Viet race was borne from a dragon and a fairy. Others tattooed words expressing their willingness to sacrifice themselves for the nation’s independence.

So why you don't want to get a tattoo in Vietnam?
There some good tattoo studio, you can get a tattoo while you travel to Vietnam:
It's very easy to find all these studio while you search on Google Maps.

In Ha Noi:
Hanoi Tattoo Club.
Room 101 - A15 (house) - National Economic University
phone: 042.2181812 (hotline: 0989.311.278).

In Sai Gon (Ho Chi Minh City):
Tattoo Saigon 
Address: 128 Nguyen Cu Trinh, Dist. 1
Mobile: 0938.209.209 - 0903.39.39.02

Tadashi Tatto Shop    
Address: 422 Vinh Vien, Ward 8, District 10, HCMC
Phone: 0123 919 1978 - 0907 655 635 - 0932 052 784
Hot line: 0123 919 1978

Saigon Ink
Sometime, they organize some Tattoo events in New York Club (Pham Ngoc Thach, Dist 1, HCMC).
26 Tran Hung Dao St. , D. 1, HCMC
Mr. Thien 0942.39.38.38
608 Dien Bien Phu St., W. 15, D. 10, HCMC
Mr. Huy: 0914 040 958

Tattoo Guys
An artist in this studio is a member of a rockband in Vietnam - T.I.T.A.N.I.U.M band
Address: 166 De Tham, Dist 1, HCMC
Mr.Hung : 0903 16 2009 -
Mr.Minh : 0908 7777 25

A tattoo will set them back at least VND400,000-VND500,000 ($22.9-$28.6).

Read the article: Before You Get A Tattoo and What you need to do before getting a Tattoo

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