Paphos is the birthplace of Aphrodite and one of the most popular tourist destinations in Cyprus. With Mediterranean beaches, historical sites, and a mix of dazzling nightclubs. It’s a holidaymaker’s paradise all year round, and Ink lovers will be happy to hear they can bag a permanent souvenir on their trip, as Paphos is home to some top-rated tattoo parlors.
The city homes several award-winning studios with expert resident artists and a mix of styles on offer from realism and gothic to fine lines and geometric. Spend a few days for a sleeve-length masterpiece, or pop in for a punchy tag phrase to remind you of your trip. You should always book in advance and do your research if you’re planning a big piece, but in Paphos, you can also pop in late to the 24/7 late-night parlor in the city center. There’s something for everyone.
Whether you’re an ink-crazed traveler covering your body with art or a tattoo newbie, you’ll be in good hands with our selection. These tattoo parlors are the best Paphos has to offer, let’s get into it.
The Ink Emporium, Paphos
Located in the heart of the King’s Road in Paphos, The Ink Emporium is a top-rated studio run by award-winning artist Andy Poach Thompson. Studying for four years at acclaimed studios in the UK, and learning from the best, led Andy, aka ‘Poach,’ to open and put Ink Emporium on the map. Though he doesn’t work alone, newer artist Jade Warnock brings skill and flair to The Ink Emporium.
The Cyprus Tattoo Convention has awarded Andy multiple prizes, including best scriptwriter. Besides scripting, Andy is known to specialize in all styles. No matter the design, he can do it. With his dual language abilities of English and Greek, Andy can provide a personalized service to each client. To guarantee that you will be 100 percent satisfied, Andy sits you down with a cup of coffee to discuss exactly what you want, offering advice and suggestions.
Jade also specializes in all styles, though she prefers more minimalist, line designs, floral or Mandela pieces. The studio has full air conditioning, and you can rest assured that all equipment is fully sterilized and conforms to British health and safety codes. When you enter the ink emporium, you will be greeted by a friendly atmosphere and leave with a piece of art at an affordable price.
Address: Panareti court 2, Tombs of the Kings Ave-Shop 4, Paphos 8046, Cyprus
Contact: +357 96 554386
Opening hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm.
Evolution Tattoo, Paphos
Belgium-born Ivo Stankov and Dimitar Atanasov may not be locals, but they have certainly made their mark on the tattooing scene in the city over the past ten years. Opening Evolution tattoo studio has put them on the map when it comes to getting inked in Cyprus and earned them a place in our top seven.
Specializing in a large range of styles from realistic, black and grey, horror and gothic, to Japanese and full colorwork, whatever your taste, one of these artists will be able to sort you out.
The multi-award-winning studio is arguably the best in Paphos, as endless google reviews preach, awarding them five stars and praising their skills. With professional service and sterilized equipment, you can easily pick out a new holiday piece and be thrilled with the result.
Address: Iasonos Str Natalia Court, Shop N’ 2, Cyprus
Contact: +357 99 288215
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm.
Gorilla Tattoo, Paphos
Gorilla tattoo studio is an elite guest-artist-driven shop bringing together some of the finest tattooers from all over the world. Run by life-long graffiti artist Nic El who found love in tattooing, picking up his skills from all corners of the earth, leading his travels to Cyprus where he set up shop and opened his ‘sanctuary,’ Gorilla Tattoo.
With choices from Nic El himself, another phenomenal artist, Michael Ziomik, and a constant flow of guest artists, you will be in an ink-lovers candy store here and there is a specialty and style for everyone. The studio is comfortable and welcoming, with a warm and relaxed atmosphere, colorful walls, and a modern gallery finish.
Find a combination of positive vibes and state-of-the-art designs. If you plan your trip ahead of time, you can contact the studio or drop by the office on Democracy Avenue for a spontaneous consultation. Easily reachable online and in person, the artists are always happy to answer any questions you may have.
Whatever design you have in mind, from small stamps to full body suits, Gorilla’s will discuss your tattoo in detail and even model the final design on your skin in photoshop to ensure there are no holiday regrets. Their values are rooted in their name. The Gorilla represents compassion, intelligence, dignity, and honor, pursuing excellence by taking pride in the tattoos they create.
Contact: +35797781660 or [email protected]
Address: Democracy Ave 23, Paphos 8028, Cyprus
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday, 1 pm to 7 pm.
Hardrock Tattoo, Paphos
You may be a commitment-phobe and make your best decisions last minute, or you want to join the last-minute bad-decisions tattoo club. For this, the Hardrock tattoo parlor is a superior serviced studio that takes walk-ins twenty-four hours of the day and no tattoo is too small.
Though located in Danaes Avenue, the heart of Paphos’ bar district and the center of town, owner George Masarani takes his work seriously. Masarani will talk you through the process carefully, ensuring you make every decision yourself and are happy with your design, no matter how sudden your decision. With over twenty years of experience, he can do pretty much anything but specializes in black and grey realism.
Hardrock is not just for walk-ins though. Book ahead to plan your larger masterpiece with George and he’ll take equal pride in the design, guaranteeing you are completely satisfied when you hop on the flight home. George is easily reachable on WhatsApp or on his Facebook page, with fast replies to get your tattoo journey on the road.
Address: Kaningos Str., 8010 Paphos, Cyprus, Páfos, 8010, Cyprus
Contact: +357 94 043514
Opening hours: Open 24 hours, every day.
Blood Brothers, Paphos
A fantastic sequel to the already well-established Ayia Napa studio, Blood Brothers Paphos was opened by English artists Marc and Paul. After four years of affirming themselves in Ayia Napa and growing in success, it was time for their Blood Brother brand to expand.
Blood Brothers Paphos is run by original south-east London artist Paul, who is all about the drama. With eighteen years of experience behind him, he specializes in big detailed pieces that make bold statements. Mastery in in-depth and shading, he can create realistic pieces that exceed expectations. Blood Brothers hosts guest artists like Robbie Matthews, who specializes in hand-free custom pieces and is a cover-up expert with over eight years of experience. Be sure to ask ahead for any potential guest surprises before visiting.
The studio boasts a relaxed atmosphere. Whether you’re visiting for a piercing, tattoo, or consultation, you’ll never feel pressured and will always feel at ease. You are in good hands at this British-owned parlor as it maintains high levels of UK Health Hygiene regulations. The brothers can assist you from the initial point of contact online or in-store to aftercare.
Address: No.3 Byzantium Gardens, Paphos, Cyprus
Opening hours: 7 Days a week from 12 pm to 11 pm.
During the winter months, opening times may vary.
Body Art Tattoo Studio, Paphos
Body Art Tattoo Studio is the sister parlor of the well-known Fiona’s Tattoo studio in Kolossi, Limassol. They might as well be twins in ratings, as the artists at both studios are exceptionally talented. With a wide range of artists and styles across both studios, you can find an artist that will meet and exceed your expectations.
Extravagant realism portraits designed by Fiona of celebrities, film characters, and even your furry friends are hard to separate from photographs as the detail and shading are astonishingly accurate. If intricate fine line designs are more to your fancy, artists Ellie and Andreas will sort you out. Drawing delicate and detailed pieces, presenting real skill in creating fabulous tattoos to accessorize your body. And if you have a dark side, ask for Alex, who has a real forte in realistic but dark and gothic styles.
The studio is welcoming from the very first interaction, throughout the inking process, and right down to the aftercare. Nestled in the busy streets of the city center, once a walk-in favorite, but now appointments-only for COVID reasons, Body Art Tattoo Studio is a prevalent part of the furniture, rated five stars for a reason.
Address: Apostolou Pavlou Ave 109, Paphos, Cyprus
Contact: +357 99 452687 or email: [email protected]
Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday 10 am to 6 pm.
Constantinos Cisse Ink & Designs, Paphos
A one-man studio that leaves a powerful impression, Constantinos Cisse Ink & Design, is run and held by Constantinos Christofi. He is an all-around artist with a clear love for design, as demonstrated by the fine art sketches and exceptional sculpturing on his Instagram page.
The studio is where Constantinos’ inked art is celebrated. His favorite styles are colorful with a picturesque theme, similar to water-color paintings, but unlike any artists mentioned today. Constantinos is also a fine line and detail master. If you flick through his highlights on Instagram, you’ll be delivered a full exhibition of his skill level.
Buy his art on Etsy and you may be able to get a hard copy of your tattoo if the ink wasn’t enough of a holiday souvenir for you.
Email ahead for a sure response. The studio is situated in the heart of town, so pop by to get a one-on-one consultation with the master himself.
Address: Epeleniou 5, Paphos 8010, Cyprus
Contact: [email protected]
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday, 10 am to 5:30 pm.
What age can I get a tattoo in Cyprus?
Contrary to most EU regulations, including those in force in the UK, the age threshold for tattoos in Cyprus is 16, although written or verbal consent from a parent or guardian is required if the recipient is under 18. Liability lies in the hands of the artist and they can be prosecuted if they fail to ask for identification or consent, this means there is a high chance you’ll have to prove your age if you’re planning to get a tattoo in Cyprus.
How much do tattoos cost in Cyprus?
The price of a tattoo in Cyprus varies depending on location, piece, and artist and fees are complete at the discretion of the parlor. Small tattoos can start at €50 to €100, with hourly rates ranging from €100 to €250 on average. This is much the same in most of the EU and you should always agree on a price with your artist before you go ahead with your tattoo.
When is the best time to visit Paphos?
Paphos benefits from a Mediterranean climate, like the rest of Cyprus, with long, dry summers and mild winters. If you’re after sun, June to September is the best time to visit with average highs in the mid-80s and temperatures rarely dipping below 60 degrees Fahrenheit. Still, if you want to avoid high season prices and school holiday crowds, consider visiting in the shoulder seasons as May, April and October boast plenty of blue skies, pleasant temperatures, fewer crowds, and off-season discounts.