Cover photo: Oddity (left) and Skin Label (right)
If you’re looking to try a new look, but don’t feel like the hassle of exercise or the temporary nature of a haircut, then we’ve got the perfect list for you. Whether it’s your first time, or you’re unsure if you have any space left on your body, here are seven amazing parlours you need to try out.
Less than a year has passed since this tattoo parlour opened up in Ħal Għaxaq, but it’s already garnered tonnes of hype through its very active and impressive Instagram account. Rebecca Bonaci and Martin Gafa’s work will have you reaching for the phone and booking an appointment in no time.
2. Modern Tribe
If you’re looking for something bigger and bolder, Stephan Abela at Modern Tribe has definitely got you covered with his large and realistic custom tattoos.
3. Skin Label
There seems to be little that Matthew Agius at Skin Label can’t do, but if this video is anything to go by, your search for the perfect portrait tattoo is over. Just look at those facial expressions!
Contrary to what that name might imply, Justin Bonnici doesn’t do just ink, and he’s also pretty popular for his murals, especially the ones at a particular Fgura roundabout. That said, this is a man of many talents, as his portfolio vividly shows.
Specializing in colour and custom tattoos, this Mosta tattoo studio will have you rethinking those black lines and trying to see how many different colours you can fit on one sleeve!
Chris Ormond at Kri8or has got to be one of the most beloved tattoo artists in Malta, and judging by his insanely detailed and dark work, it’s not really difficult to see why.
7. Guy Lee
Despite an ever-growing list of staff, the man himself also manages to find time to do some great pieces. But with artists like Drea and Sean Gamil by his side Guy Lee is more than just a person, it’s a brand.