The best out from ink on skin

​If you want to have a tattoo, you should check out trends tattoo sometime.

The studio is located at the Lamana Hotel.

It opened last year, but was forced into a three month recess when the previous tattoo artist left.

But now, it’s back in operation and it’s even better.

You want to know why?

Well, the new tattooist is Kiel Marquez.

Kiel is a fine art major, from the Philippines.

He has had five years of experience in the business and has had to compete in some of the best tattoo competitions in manila.

But that’s not the main reason why.

Here’s why:

The 26-year-old has the eye for art. To be an artist, you don’t only love to do what you do, but also, appreciate art around you.

Traditional tattoos has a hold on him and his few months in Port Moresby has satisfied that hunger.

“When I heard I was going to work in PNG, I was excited because tattoo and art culture here is really good,” he said.

He has had a fair share of tattooing traditional tattoos already. But that’s not all, the studio offers.

“You could design your own, we could customise, I could do it for you, you could bring it in or choose from available designs that we have. You can have coloured, black and grey. If you like it like a pacific, western, traditional, we could do anything here,” says Kiel.

The studio has two stations where Kiel and a hired help, Jux from Niugini tribal, brings the best out from ink on skin.

The tattoo studio also has a very modern look to it and uses the Western method of tattooing.

“We use disposable inks, disposable needles and also give away free instructions manual for the after-care process,” Kiel explained.

And from the countless art expressions he has come face to face with since entering the country, Kiel says there’s potential for a stronger art scene.

“There are really good artists here, they must be given a chance and the right punch to boost the art scene here.”

Gloria Bauai