The New Tribe

Quezon City, Pasig City, Makati City

Tattoos and piercings do not only entail self-expression. Body modification has been around for centuries, originating from tribes. It’s the tribalistic nature that cultivates a new contemporary niche. The new tribe brings together people with body modifications, often discernible when a modified person instantly feels a slight connection with another. Wanna be part of the tribe? Check these places out and get your very own mark.

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Vimana Tattoo Studio

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Quezon City, Philippines • Recommendation • 

As much as they do great tattoos, mostly blackwork and pointillism, Vimana tattoos is also known for professionally performed body piercings. Their resident piercer is knowledgeable about all things piercings—from safe jewelry to proper aftercare.

  • +63 956 198 9831
  • 3rd Floor, 186, 1103 Tomas Morato Ave, Diliman, Quezon City, 1103 Metro Manila, Philippines

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55 Tinta

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Quezon City, Philippines • Recommendation • 

55 Tinta is an ideal place to visit to get your first tattoo. Their artists have a wide variety of styles and specialties that will cater to whatever look you need. The main shop is located in Maginhawa, but beach bums will be happy to know that they also have a shop in La Union.

  • +63 908 873 3871
  • 55 Maginhawa, Diliman, Lungsod Quezon, 1101 Kalakhang Maynila, Philippines

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Katribu Tatu

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Pasig City, Philippines • Wishlist • 

Katribu Tatu specializes in Philippine tribal tattoos, done either by machine or through traditional hand-tapping. The artists and owners Jonathan Cena, and Jean Sioson have acquired the blessing of Apo Whang Od, the Philippines’ last mambabatok, to continue the art of hand-tapped tattoos and make it accessible.

  • +63 939 949 5818
  • Top Floor Near, C-5, San Guillermo Ave, Pasig, Metro Manila, Philippines

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Sin City Tattoos

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Quezon City, Philippines • Recommendation • 

Tucked within the bustling Katipunan neighborhood, Sin City Tattoos is still hard to miss because of the amount of people who come over to get tattooed. A little known tidbit is that they are also great at doing piercings. They’re professional, knowledgeable, and sanitary so you wouldn’t have to worry about letting them poke a whole or two through your body.

  • +63 917 653 1860
  • Unit 107B Loyola Heights Condominium, No. 23 F. Dela Rosa Street, Loyola Heights, Quezon City, Metro Manila, Quezon City, 1800 Metro Manila, Philippines

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KM. 39 Tattoo Studio by Pat Perez

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Makati City, Philippines • Recommendation • 

Now named, "Kalayaan Ink & Barbers," this is THE place to visit if you want hyper-realistic portrait tattoos. The amount of time, effort, and detail they put into every piece is phenomenal. The shop doubles as a barbershop so why not get a haircut to boot? Check this place out, your tattoo will look good and so will you!

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