I wasnt able to post my feedback directly on tripadvisor as they advised me that the tattoo shop does not fit into their criteria.
However, I have been advised that I am free to write about my experience in these forums.
I feel that travellers considering a tattoo whilst in Phuket will find my review beneficial, as you do need to choose carefully.
I am a female who had an existing geisha and cherry blossom back job completed at Taz Tattoo in Patong Beach Phuket. I am normally an overparanoid person when it comes to protecting myself (had all the needles required for immunisation before travelling!!!) I was sitting in a cafe when I was given a card by the owner who at the time had no idea I was a body art fan, giving me the card for the boys in family. What grabbed my attention on the card was that the business was an aussies and has the aust. autoclave sterlising system, using quality inks from Melbourne AU.
I am more than extremely happy with the results. My partner also had some old tatts reworked and a newbie. You will be able to view our before and after pics on their website to judge the work for yourself as I am unable to upload a pic.
Their facilities are VERY clean and hygienic, and this was the first time I have ever been presented with the needles for inspection still in sterile wrapping prior to beginning.
The owner is easy going and friendly with great aussie sense of humor, and the artists are skilled beyond belief, holding university degrees in fine art, I was in awe of their skill.
The work I had done here was pain free, unlike my previous work I have had done in Adelaide, Australia. Its all about the technique of the tattooist. The amount paid for the size off my tatt was much cheaper than Adelaide.
I will return to this shop for all future work, and recommend them to my friends.
Be sure to take your shoes off prior to entering shop.