These little volcanos are examples of small fine line tattoos made using black ink and an electric machine.
They’re similar because both are the original work of a freelance female tattooist who’s based in Canggu, Bali. She goes by the name of Happy Tattoo.
The opportunity to tattoo a whole series of cute volcano line illustrations came to her near the end of 2017 when sacred Mount Agung became an international news story (and a hot tattoo trend here in Bali).
Mt. Agung Eruption
12/2017, BALI, INDONESIA.
Image: Dillon Tattoo Art
For the first time since a devastating eruption in 1963, majestic Gunung Agung in northeast Bali came to life in December 2017 putting on a months-long show of steam and smoke.
BALI VOLCANO TATTOOS
Babayaga Tattoo – Canggu
Nice Art Tattoo – Done at Dream Ink, Canggu
WK Tattoo – Seminyak
“Just for remind he stuck in the paradise because of the volcano” Artist: Ryan Berti | Made at Smokey Tattoo in Seminyak
Namaste Tattoo – Ubud
Namaste Tattoo – Ubud
“Inspired by Agung mountain eruption and you have to cancel your flight but you still can play on loud and enjoyed Bali.”
“I’m in Bali now, and if you didn’t know yet ‘Agung’ is waking up – someone in panic, someone chill and someone getting their ‘Agungtattoo'”
Vaer Tattoo Artist
Super-cute sisterhood stamps
LadV – Be No Square – Kerobokan
Matchy-matchy newlywed tattoos
Even though Bali’s volcanos don’t spit diamonds like Kimberlite eruptions, the diamond shape is obviously associated with volcanoes. It’s a popular design theme for Mt. Agung tattoos all over the island.
Warsa Tattoo Ubud
Ebie Tattooer – Bold and Bright – Canggu
July Arthaya – Bold and Bright – Canggu
Mt. Agung old school volcano with a palm tree
by Guntur “Gunz Tattoo” Bali’s most awarded traditional tattoo artist (formerly at HBSC in Legian)
Mt. Agung artsy volcano tattooed at HBSC in 2017
by Adjul of Golden Yellow Tattoo Studio
“There’s only one thing to do when you’re stuck in Bali from the Mt. Agung eruption and that’s getting the best souvenir.”
Akis for Tatts – then at Indigo Tattoo Parlour, Seminyak
Mt. Agung in glorious color
Warsa Tattoo Ubud
Temple view of Mt. Agung made at HBSC
by Yuda Ink of Golden Yellow Tattoo Studio
Bali tattoo by Dillon Tattoo Art
Located in remote Bali beach town Amed, famous for its scenic views and diving sights, Dillon is the closest tattoo studio to Mt. Agung.
“A Traveling turtle is a memoir of his adventure runing around 5 continents for almost 2 years in a row together with his strong, lovely and beautiful girlfriend. This turtle contains things thats matter for him along his journey. Perhaps you will noticed, those pattern on the turtle feets and hands are all his favs islands; Hawaii, Galapagos, Japan and Indonesia off course”
by Bachtz Tattoo
by Ipin Latattu
Mount Batur, Bali tattoo
handpoked by LadV at Be No Square in Kerobokan
VOLCANO FLASH TATTOOS
Check out the available designs from Bali tattoo artists Nasty Link Ink, Gosse and Steel Ink.
Collection curated by TATTLAS Bali Tattoo Guide. Last update: 9 JUL 2019. All images shared publicly and are owned by the tattoo artists who first posted them.
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HISTORY OF VOLCANIC ACTIVITY IN BALI
1963: The eruption of Mt. Agung Volcano on the island of Bali in Indonesia had devastating outcomes.
The island’s famous Balinese Hindu temple Pura Besakih “the Mother Temple” is nestled into the foothills of Bali’s tallest mountain. Miraculously, the seven sacred structures were almost entirely spared from the 1963 lava flow which destroyed villages and farmland far and wide.
2017: Modern-day science had all of Bali on high alert about seismic activity the next time around, evacuating the area to prevent disaster in case history threatened to repeat itself.
‘BALI 2017’ tattoo by
Meth till Blind, Canggu, Bali
Everyone observed the volcano from a safe distance in Bali as well as via media outlets worldwide.
WHEN WILL MOUNT AGUNG ERUPT AGAIN?
No one knows, but when Agung is on trend, we can predict one thing:
An explosion of related Bali tourist tattoos will follow.
IS IT SAFE TO TRAVEL TO BALI?
At the time of this post, yes. It is safe to fly to and from Bali and enjoy the island’s beaches and tourist culture; Mt. Agung and Mt. Batur trekking excluded.
The Bali International Airport is open, but IF a major eruption occurs, flight schedules are likely to be impacted and airports in this archipelago may temporarily shut down for everyone’s safety.
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