Many students in Australia likes to go overseas during university study breaks. Arguably the most popular spot is Bali, most likely due to the close proximity and relatively cheap cost. Currency change is quite impressive to say the least! So it is no wonder Bali is one of the top spot for students on vacation. A popular trend for students whilst in Bali is to get a tattoo, sometimes with a local design that is barely unknown to Australians in the mainland.
Although it sounds a little risky to get inked whilst in Asia, but nowadays students say they are aware of the potential health risks associated with getting it done. With that being said, many tend to go to trusted tattoo studios, mostly recommended by other students who has gone through it themselves. If you ask an outsider how they would rate the risks to students, many would honestly say it is a high risk. But when we mention what if an Australian owned the tattoo studio in Bali, one that follow the stringent hygienic practices. Then they would say it is a low risk to students. One such studio is actually owned by an Australian that makes getting a tattoo in Bali a lot more safer. Many would also agree that this is the case.
Another interesting thing is the design that many students go after are the local traditional ones normally adorn by the locals in Bali, Indonesia. some won’t even know the real meaning behind certain designs but this does not deter them from getting it done. It is the aesthetically pleasing aspect of the design that drew their attention in the first place.
Below are some of the designs that some has chosen whilst abroad:
As you can see from the above, some are really good designs. Even in the eyes of the non-artists.
As more and more students fly to Bali for their holidays, we think more and more will get tattooed whilst over there. What if something goes wrong, like a rare case of catching a nasty disease is another topic of discussion all together. But for now, let’s just enjoy the art on display!