Are you a backpacker traveling through Eastern Europe? Has Romania gotten on your places to visit list? That means that most likely you`ve heard about Cluj or you already are in this city. I am here to give you more information about our lovely town and this is why this time I will tell you a little bit about the great deals one has while making a tattoo in Cluj. In the following lines I will give you an idea of what is happening in Cluj-Napoca in this branch. As a person that is keen on the tattoo art myself, I have researched the Tattoo artists that have tattoo parlors in this city. I thought that sharing this information regarding the options there are in the tattoo branch in Cluj might be helpful for you during your stay. Without much introduction, let’s start.
Cluj is proud of having quite some tattoo and piercing salons. In random order these are: Old Bastards Tattoo
It will take you 3-4 minutes from the hostel and they offer a variety of techniques, mostly regarding color tattoos. It is a pretty famous salon in Cluj and the staff are witty and full of imagination. Old Bastards offers four artists. Old Bastards shop was opened in 2010 on the initiative of talented people, ready to raise the level of tattooing and body-piercing in Cluj-Napoca and beyond. The founding members of the shop are Dorin Constantinescu, Robert Cojanu and Sorin Blidaru, each backed by substantial experience gained within tattoo parlors in Romania and USA. The Old Bastards team was built and defined over time. In early 2011, it was joined by the enthusiastic Mate Horvath, shortly before Sorin’s withdrawal. Subsequently, the shop team was enriched with a feminine presence, in the person of Andi Moruţan. They say about themselves that they form an energetic and lively team, ready to translate the ideas of the customer into a great, exquisite experience. They define themselves by artistry, professionalism and the attention given to each client.
Bas –Body Arts Studio
Bas salon’s motto is “Keep Romania beautiful, get a tattoo!” Everything started in July 2005 when Marius decided to work on his own. In time he managed to build a team of people passionate on body art .In present BAStattoo includes an art gallery kind café where local artists regularly, country and beyond, organizing exhibitions. Let’s get to the artists! Marius: Born in 1980, with experience in tattooing from 1999, Marius practiced a long time (1999-2005) abroad (France, Spain, Canary Islands, Netherlands, Italy) thus creating a multicultural vision in this area . During the summer of 2005 he founded the salon.
Bizzart Tattoo: Address: 7/2 king ferdinand str., 400110 Cluj-Napoca The heart and soul of Bizzart tattoo shop can be found in the presence of a very talented artist named Attila. Let’s see his story: “I was born and grew up in Oradea, I graduated high school, a college and a school of arts …. in 2003 I moved to Cluj-Napoca to work in a tattoo studio. Here I met the Icon and with him Bizzzart Tattoo studio was founded in 2005. In early 2010, I made a few months guest-spot in Holland Icon and all then decided to settle there. Currently working alone to shop. Basically I like all kinds of tattoos, but I have an attraction to new school tattoo, cartoon, decorative, realistic. Being alone at the shop I work mostly by appointment, I like to have a conversation with the person wishing tattoo to explain what I thought was estabilish size depending on the area you want the tattoo, then make a sketch and on mutually agreed to and execute the desired tattoo …. “Attila Moving outside the tattoo parlors, you can find young talented people all over Cluj. An example is Madalina Popa, a student at Faculty of Arts in Cluj. Without too much detail, let me show you what she can do. To sum it up, here in Romania ,Cluj is a student city and along the fact that it is an amazing party place at night, the day is full of talented people who try their best to do what they love and what represents them. We are part of generation in search for that balance between passion and usefulness. We are waiting here at Transylvania Hostel with a place to sleep and who knows maybe you’ll leavening with a tattoo as a mark from Cluj
Tips when getting a tattoo
If you decide to get a tattoo, it’s good to keep the following tips in mind.
- Not all areas of your body are good places to get a tattoo. For example, your feet shed skin cells faster than anywhere else on your body, so a tattoo on your feet is likely to fade and become discolored. Areas with bones near the skin’s surface tend to be more painful, and areas with lots of blood vessels have a higher risk of infection.
- Make sure you go to a reputable artist who uses sanitized equipment and new needles.
- A great artist will take the time to work towards your vision to create the perfect tattoo for you. Make sure you love the design and that it is just what you want before it goes onto your skin. It will be there for the rest of your life.
- Don’t drink alcohol before getting your tattoo, as it will thin your blood and cause you to bleed more during the process.
- Never let a friend choose a tattoo for you. In most cases, the last thing you probably want is to have your buddy’s face permanently imprinted across your body.
Written By Mittens, edited by Tania and Iuliana