Traditional Tattoo Bali

Hand tapping

Satapak Studio

Hand tapping is a traditional tattoo technique originaly used by ancient tribes all over the world. Some islands of Indonesia also have a long tradition of  . Mentawai and Kalimantan / Borneo are two of them. Traditional hand tapped tattoos all over the world have there specific designs and look very different to each other but the all have one thing in common: They all have a deep meaning and bring honor to the person receiving the tattoo. They stand for powerful attributes like strength and wisdom or give protection. For hand tapping two handles are used, one with a needle attached and a second one for tapping it to insert the needle softly into the skin. Many people consider this method as quiet rough or even painful but in fact traditional tattoos are less invasive than machine tattoos and many people also experience it even less painful than machine tattoos and find the steady sound of the two handles knoking together as quite relaxing. With a traditional tattoo, hand tapped or hand poked you can go swimming after only three days. At Satapak Traditional Tattoo Bali you can either choose a traditional tribe design or get your customade traditional inspirered design individually made for you by our experienced tattoo artists.

Hand tapping gallery