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Tattoos in Kenya This is a collection of information about tattoos, tattooing, and tattoo artists and studios in Kenya. Submit addresses and webpages of tattoo artists in this country as well as your experiences of being tattooed in Kenya. Are you looking for a tattoo in Kenya? Did you receive a tattoo in this country and [...]

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Tattoos in Kenya

This is a collection of information about tattoos, tattooing, and tattoo artists and studios in Kenya. Submit addresses and webpages of tattoo artists in this country as well as your experiences of being tattooed in Kenya.

Are you looking for a tattoo in Kenya? Did you receive a tattoo in this country and would like to share your story? Would you like to recommend a tattoo studio in Kenya?

Tattoo being done in Kenya by Newton Omondi Oduge

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Are you a tattoo artist from Kenya and would like to tell us about your art or submit photos of your work? Then submit your links, information, and comments below or email Wade at Vagabondsong [at] gmail.com to have photos of your tattoos featured here.

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  • Tonia November 25, 2010, 11:37 am

    The Goth Shop which is located on the 1st Floor of the Mall, Westlands, in Nairobi has a really skilled tattooist and body piercer.You should definitely check it out.Plus,you can do some shopping of some really cool rock and gothic merchandise-the only shop in Kenya that sells gothic,rock and punk merchandise.

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    • Wade | Vagabondjourney.com November 25, 2010, 3:14 pm

      Thanks for this suggestion. When I get to Nairobi I will certainly stop into this tattoo shop.

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  • Oz Jake June 13, 2011, 7:04 pm

    am an artist in Kenya,
    want to meet pips who take the tattoo art seriously,
    talk to me on tattoozaoz@gmail.com or call 0737-091013.

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    • kennedy mirie October 14, 2011, 7:28 am

      need to be introduced to sort of tatoo art lesson with the need of having drawing skills.

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  • seth June 17, 2011, 5:58 am

    Looking for a tattoo place in Mombasa, Kenya anyone with any idea on where I could get onne??

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    • Benard September 2, 2011, 8:24 pm

      Try out Kwemz Tattoos in Mtwapa Mombasa

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      • benzel October 2, 2012, 8:25 am

        benard tel me more about the tatoo process..are there any pain killers one is given to subdue the pain..after being tattooed..what do they give u..is the place hyginic

  • apach July 31, 2011, 3:43 pm

    im a tattooist from Diani beach,i’ve been tattooing for a while.i recently working on finishing my studio.

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    • VJT Guides July 31, 2011, 3:57 pm

      Hello Apach,

      You may want to include the contact info for your studio here.

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    • Dave August 1, 2011, 6:11 am

      Hi Apach,

      Please advice your contact details as i am based in Mombasa and would like to get a tattoo… thanks… Dave

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      • Jill August 4, 2011, 5:48 pm

        PLEASE tell me where your studio is

  • koi August 17, 2011, 1:07 pm

    weacan i get a 3d tattoo

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    • VJT Guides August 17, 2011, 4:38 pm

      I have absolutely not idea that anything like this even exists — unless you are talking about those tattoos that you need to view with a data phone.

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  • SYCH INK August 27, 2011, 1:26 pm


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  • jimjim August 29, 2011, 11:02 am

    hey guys am a professional tattoo artist in Eldoret and you are welcome to check out my works.

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  • Detlef Heier November 28, 2011, 6:07 am

    Hi, my name is Detlef Heier; I am from Watamu. I got a big tattoo by Newton Omondi. Unfortunately I must say that starting with the stencil some things went wrong. He managed to get not even one line straight. Of the whole working time more than 20 hours were repair work. This meant for me 20 hours more pain. Then he managed to do soso, and I made the biggest mistake to pay the whole amount agreed upon. Only one session of a few hours was left. After several requests he told me finally after some months that he will not finish the tattoo since he “never finishes his tattoos, he abandons them”. And the money which I need now to get another inker to finish the tattoo, he will not refund. This means, that I have to walk around now with a big tattoo, not well made and have to look for another inker who will finish it. Therefore to all who want to have a tattoo: Look well at the artist, talk with him, is there enough trust. Check the cleanliness, his works and never pay the whole amount before the tattoo is finished! Because you will have the tattoo for your lifetime! Detlef Heier

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    • newton omondi wasonga November 18, 2013, 10:33 am

      Yeah that’s true ,i just say no to psychos nowadays.
      p.s i still abandon my tattoos,never finish em
      one love
      check out tattoos by newton on facebook

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    • Wade Shepard November 21, 2013, 2:50 am

      I saw the tattoo Newton did on you. It’s not bad. It is obvious that you know very little about tattooing (calling a tattoo artist an “inker” shows this clearly), and your comment should not be taken seriously.

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  • Stevo February 28, 2012, 5:15 am

    Kuul i wil stop by

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  • Ham Kelly March 7, 2012, 4:21 pm

    I’m planin 2 come there in nairobi..and i want a nice tatoo on me who cangive me the adress and when i’ll come in march,i put a tatoo from kenya coz here in Rwanda there is not the specialist for that ..

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  • Aaroun June 11, 2012, 12:34 pm

    Hi, I reside in Mombasa and i am looking for a professional tattoist,where would i get one?

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    • Peter October 11, 2015, 12:28 pm

      In Europe;))) I’m thinking of moving to Kenya. Check my work on Facebook page “Aylesburyink”

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  • John July 10, 2012, 10:24 am

    I’m a Canadian tattoo artist who has set up shop in Kampala, Uganda and I’m kinda hopin U might lead me to some suppliers in Kenya. So far only ones I’ve found are in SA and they don’t answer their phone or their e-mails.

    Tattoo Africa

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  • hoxea October 4, 2013, 8:22 am

    Hae,am a form 4 student in nairobi n i wuld like 2 venture in tha tattoo industry,pliz advice mi on any professional tattoo artist who offerz training in nairobi,-fb username:oshea mkari thugstradded,THNX

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