Nepal Tattoo Convention



While enjoying lunch at a Nepalese restaurant we ran into fellow tattoo aficionado’s  who informed us that Kathmandu was holding their 2nd Annual Nepal Tattoo Convention.

So we made our way to the local tattoo shop to purchase our tickets for only $2!!

Nepal Tattoo Convention

Welcome to the 2nd annual Nepal Tattoo Convention

The convention was held at The Yak and Yeti hotel, and we were excited to discover some new artists.

There were artists from around the world and Giselle quickly decided she was itching to get a tattoo.

Nepal Tattoo Convention

Giselle gets her hand tattooed. Tough as Nails!!


We had no idea how inexpensive it would be would be and we met a very good artist from France sooooooooooooo Giselle decided to get an old school rose tattooed on her hand!


We had such a great time at the Nepal Tattoo Convention and it was an awesome surprise.



Check out our other Nepal video Backpacking in Nepal.


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Have you ever been tattooed while travelling? If so, where and what did you get? 

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Comments To This Entry.
  1. Ayngelina September 6, 2012 Reply

    Very cool that you could experience something like this while traveling.

  2. Federico September 6, 2012 Reply

    You were very lucky indeed!

  3. Tattoo convention certainly is not the first thing you think of when you hear Nepal. Sounds like a great day – you have a nice reminder on your hand.

  4. Camels & Chocolate September 7, 2012 Reply

    Brave souls! I’m too much of a scaredy-cat when it comes to needles–not to mention just plain fickle–to ever consider getting a tat!

  5. Erica September 8, 2012 Reply

    WHOA. Nepal and tattoos… now my interest is even more piqued.

  6. Abby September 8, 2012 Reply

    A tattoo convention? Cool! I live in the convention capital of the world (Vegas) and can’t imagine anything like that coming here.

  7. Emily in Chile September 9, 2012 Reply

    Wow, some of those are amazingly intricate!

  8. Diana Edelman September 10, 2012 Reply

    Love that you did this!! 🙂

  9. Audrey October 7, 2012 Reply

    Wow, not what I’d expect to find in Kathmandu! That’s awesome!

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  11. Seattle Dredge August 25, 2013 Reply

    Aweeesome, love the rose–you totally should have won, hehe.

    • Giselle and Cody August 25, 2013 Reply

      Thanks Seattle, the tattoo convention was a lot of fun. It was a surprise to us finding it in Nepal! There were a lot of great artists there, and the prices were great so I couldn’t resist!

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  13. cody markin January 25, 2014 Reply

    Not even a flinch! What an animal 🙂

  14. Flora the Explorer January 25, 2014 Reply

    What an awesome experience to have in Kathmandu! With the memories I have of the city I can’t imagine a tattoo convention happening there.. Totally love the last photo of the elephant back piece as well – stunning!

    • Giselle and Cody January 25, 2014 Reply

      We were lucky to have arrived just as a tattoo convention was starting. It was so much fun to wander around and admire all of the different art. We hope to visit other countries during tattoo conventions. The Ganesha back piece is gorgeous!

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  16. Wow crazy 😀 I didn’t know Nepal even had those 😀 I saw the tattooed people from Myanmar post, I would so wish I was brave enough to get a tattoo while I’m travelling, but I’m always anxious what if they fuck it up or I end up with a toilet directions somewhere on my body 😀

    • Giselle and Cody November 2, 2014 Reply

      We had no idea either, and just kinda lucked out.

      Yeah we do a lot of research before we get tattooed and make sure the artist is very good.
      Hahaha Hopefully you don’t end up with toilet directions…..but that might come in handy.

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