Best Place To Get A Tattoo in Bali

Tattoo in Bali

Bali is an extremely popular tourist destination, especially for Australian and Asian travellers. Boasting an impressive selection of Bali villas, resorts, and budget accommodation options, the island really has something for everyone.

A lot of people visit places like Bali for things like dental work, botox or to get tattoos. In fact, getting a tattoo in Bali costs a fraction of the price of getting one in a country like Australia. Although there have been concerns about hygiene and quality in the past, the Bali tattoo industry is actually very well run, especially if you visit a reputable establishment. Here are some of the best places to get a tattoo in Bali:

Two Guns Tattoo

Owned by Australians, recognised by the Professional Tattoo Association of Australia, and using all of the latest industry best practices, Two Guns Tattoos is one of the best places to get inked in Bali. The team of experienced artists all use imported inks and other equipment, which means that you can rest easy with the knowledge that you’re getting a high quality tattoo that will last.

Although Two Guns Tattoo isn’t the cheapest in Bali – with a minimum price of around $90 USD (depending on the exchange rate at the time), they are certainly up there with the best. In the end, you should always go for quality over price when it comes to tattoos.

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Buying Balinese Furniture the Easy Way

Balinese Furniture

When you go to Bali for a holiday you will see many lovely things to buy for gifts or for yourself. However, there is a limit to what you can carry home in a suitcase, so you may be disappointed that something like some lovely wicker furniture had to be left behind. Of course, you can arrange to have it freighted, but there will be an additional cost and the time spent in getting it through customs may be longer than you want.

After all, you’ve gone there for a holiday, not to waste a whole day getting something shipped to your home. Bali has some beautiful boat wood furniture that will look lovely in your garden, but you can avoid all the hassles of arranging for freighting – and picking it up off the dock at home – by simply buying your goods from a furniture store that imports Bali or Indonesian furniture.

Being disappointed because you can’t take home something you really want unless you waste a lot of your precious holiday time, can easily be avoided in this way. It’s good to take a photo of it so you don’t forget what it looks like when you get back home. Then it is more likely that you’ll find the same or something very similar at the furniture store when you go shopping.

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What to Expect at a Bali Holiday Retreat

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If you are feeling tired and frazzled it might be time to go on a Bali holiday retreat. Retreats are not like your normal holiday, where you try to cram as much sightseeing and fun into the time you have as possible. The result is that you often get home more tired than when you went and feel the need of another holiday to recover.

When you book into a holiday retreat, you don’t go sightseeing or have extreme – and dangerous – fun. Although you can if you want to.  But you don’t spend most of the nights partying on the beach or at a nightclub. And you don’t walk your feet off trying to see as much as possible.  Retreats are meant to be a time of rest and relaxation, although they are not all the same, and some may offer different forms of relaxation or even entertainment.

A retreat is more like a day spa, only you can book it for longer than a day – times vary. Some offer different packages of a certain lengths of time. You can also book different things to do while you are there, such as having a massage or lots of beauty treatments.  The whole idea is for you to leave feeling relaxed and refreshed, ready to take on the battles of life once again.

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How to Have Peace of Mind with Your Botox Injections

Botox-Injections

Many people use botox/wrinkle treatment to give their face a makeover and get rid of wrinkles that make them look old before their time.  It is an important first step to do your research carefully so you know the cosmetic surgeon chosen has the best qualifications and many testimonials from happy patients.  If you choose an overseas clinic for your treatment you can’t be sure of getting a highly trained and experienced doctor.

Choosing an Australian trained cosmetic surgeon for your Botox injections will give you peace of mind you are getting top quality treatment.  Some people who have gone overseas for treatment to places such as Bali or Thailand find their treatment has either made no difference or has left a result they are not pleased with. They then have to have more treatment when they come home. This is not cost effective, nor is it something you want to go through.

Besides this, a holiday is something you want to enjoy, not spoil by having some kind of medical procedure. Both Bali and Thailand offer fantastic opportunities for a fun holiday, helped along by people who are so friendly and willing to help in any way possible. There are many wonderful opportunities to see things that you would never find in Australia, as wonderful as our lovely country is. You risk missing out on seeing these things if you have to spend time getting cosmetic surgery treatment in a clinic.

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The Spa Haven of Bali

This article expresses some of the most pleasantly and even heavenly Spas of the Island of Bali in Indonesia:

  • The Karma Spa, Karma Kandara: is renowned for its scenic beauty close to the Indian Ocean. This spa consists of luxe huts that are sublime and rustic and a seductively laid infrared detox sauna. This spa is lifted to an even more higher vibration with its therapeutic massages, celebrity oxygen facials and healing reiki included into their GMO Free Treatments- dedicatedly provided by their anatomy trained Body Workers.
  • The Spa at Sentosa is set in one of the best boutique hotels of Seminyak. The Treatments Menu comprises of holistic, beauty, juice cleaners, wellness, a fitness centre, and a medical spa. This is one of the few spas of Bali devoted to healing all areas of wellness.
  • Healing Village Spa at 4 Seasons, Jimbaran Bay is a beachside garden spa located at one of Bali’s established resorts. This spa is noteworthy of its night fire yoga, cleansing ceremonies & kundalini crystal healing. This spa has also integrated the ‘Pure TDA Facial’, the machine based facial which provides lasting results with supercharged bio- active ingredients.
  • The Spa Alila, Alila Soori: It is an attractive spa made up of a modernist sanctuary made of local charcoal volcanic stone. The facilities comprise of heated terrazzo beds, rain showers and sunken baths. There are distinctive Asian therapies performed at dim lit sultry rooms and also produces a set of spa products to take away home.

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Bali Attractions Include Recreational Drugs

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When it comes to visiting Bali we hear a lot about the sun and surf, but there are other less conventional attractions that bring people to Bali and they include recreational drugs such as ‘magic mushrooms,’ cocaine and marijuana.

Early on the local authorities were either not aware of the drug tourist market or they chose to ignore it. Today, the government ranks among the toughest around for illegal drugs. It doesn’t even have to be “hard drugs”. All illegal drugs seemed to be viewed with the same contempt.

A British woman is facing the death penalty in Bali relating to a drug charge where she is being accused of possessing cocaine for trafficking. Mrs. Sanford denies the charges, but  if she is found guilty, she may get the death penalty or at least 20 years in the primitive Kerobokan jail (which could be classed as the equivalent of 40 years in many normal Western located jail.

So if a vacation to Bali is appealing to you because you want to party and there is an availability of recreational drugs, you may just want to keep the penalties in mind before par-taking. Recreational drugs are illegal and the penalties can be fatal!

If street-sellers’ offer you drugs, they could very likely be police informants and sometimes the drugs aren’t the slightest bit pure and can be mixed with cheap and dangerous substitutes. If you are arrested for drug use and drug possession, you will be detained by police for an undetermined period.

That doesn’t seem to be enough of a warning for some people who are looking for a fun-filled getaway in Bali. If you are thinking about doing some ecstasy or smoking some pot on your next Bali holiday, it’s a good idea to think again. It might be that you are seeking ‘an escape’, but you really are asking for trouble.

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Cheap Bali Holidays a Reality

Most of us have seen some of the amazing pictures of Bali and until now have only been able to dream about a vacation to this exotic destination. Well, there is some great news because now cheap Bali holidays are actually a reality. This means that anyone can afford to getaway and enjoy everything that the magical island of Bali has to offer, including staying in your own private Bali villa.

Palm trees blowing in the breeze, beaches abound, open seas that seem to never end, warm sandy beaches, warm clear water – what could be more relaxing than this idyllic setting that involves a Bali vacation. The ocean is perfect for snorkelling or swimming. Surfers swarm to Kuta Beach from around the world, and it is also, where you will find the liveliest nightclubs. Oh, did we mention Kuta Beach is also the perfect place for watching romantic sunsets.

Perhaps you would like to explore the interior part of Bali Island – why not go for a nature walk, go for a horse ride, or do something really different and take a Jeep safari far into the forest.

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Balinese Sanctuary for Women Travelling Alone Opens

If you combine women who are looking for a vacation where they can heal their mind, body, and soul with women who are looking for a safe vacation destination, you would come up with the brainchild of entrepreneur Zoe Watson, who opened Bliss Sanctuary for Women in 2010 in Bali.

Watson, who was scared to fly, left the corporate office for Bali in order to let her body recover after a bad car accident. In a world, including Bali, that offers all kinds of retreat vacations for women. According to Watson, what most don’t focus on is the actual travel experience. And this is something Watson knows personally.

“At the time, I said to my boss, ‘I need a month off or you need to get someone to help me’. He said, ‘You can’t do either or those; you can take next week’,” Watson recalls. She took what she could get and travelled to Bali – an option she thought wasn’t ideal at the time, but relatively simple, inexpensive and appeared to offer the safe, solo-travelling experience she was after.

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Kuta Beach Offers Excellent Value for Vacation Getaway

Kuta Beach is one of Bali’s best surfing places. This white sandy beach stretches for three kilometers from Seminyak beach to the tuban area. Restaurants and bars are scattered along the way offering you plenty of places to stop to grab a bite to eat or enjoy a cocktail while having some fun in the sun. In the area, you’ll find great value in hotels and villas, with the latter offering you a luxurious and spacious accommodation option.

The big and powerful waves on Kuta beach are quite something to watch. If you are new to surfing not to worry there are plenty of surfing instructors that you can find right along the beach shore. If you are an avid surfer the waves waiting for you – come ride the big ones. There’s an opportunity awaiting you here regardless of your skill level. Or perhaps you just want to sit on the sidelines and watch the surfers – that can definitely be an experience in itself! However, you choose to enjoy the ocean waves and white sandy beaches, we know that you are going to have a great time.

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Bali Popular Destination for Students on Break

Bali has become a popular destination for students on break looking to get away and party. In fact, during these breaks, Bali has never had so much testosterone floating around the beaches, which are filled with men in their twenties on the hunt for girls.

In the past few years, Bali as a party destination for school breaks has grown immensely. During the last couple weeks of November and the early part of December more than 6000 students visit Bali, bringing youthful energy and spirits to Bali clubs.

One popular drink is called the “Illusions” – it is served in tall plastic cups and costs a fraction of what a similar drink would cost in Australia or the US. Groups of young men and women hip, hop, and shake to the beat of the music all night long especially in areas like Seminyak or Kuta’s nightclub strip – this goes on every night of the week.

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