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


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 tattoo by Babayaga TattooBabayaga Tattoo – Canggu


volcano tattoo by rudist marmarRudist Marmar


Bali volcano tattoo by Nice Art TattooNice Art Tattoo – Done at Dream Ink, Canggu


Mt Agung Volcano Tattoo by WK Tattoos SeminyakWK Tattoo – Seminyak


Bali volcano tattoo by Smokey“Just for remind he stuck in the paradise because of the volcano” Artist: Ryan Berti | Made at Smokey Tattoo in Seminyak


Bali volcano tattoo by Namaste Tattoo UbudNamaste Tattoo – Ubud

Bali volcano tattoo by Namaste Tattoo UbudNamaste Tattoo – Ubud


Mt Agung by Ipinlatattu“Inspired by Agung mountain eruption and you have to cancel your flight but you still can play on loud and enjoyed Bali.”
Ipin Latattu


Bali volcano tattoo by VAER“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


olcano diamond shaped tattoos by LadV Bali Be No SquareSuper-cute sisterhood stamps
LadVBe No Square – Kerobokan


Line and dotwork volcano tattoos by bachtz BaliMatchy-matchy newlywed tattoos
Bachtz Tattoo


Geometric volcano Agung by Warsa Tattoo UbudEven 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


Bali volcano tattoo by Ebie TattooerEbie Tattooer – Bold and Bright – Canggu


Old School Island Volcano Tattoo by July ArthayaJuly Arthaya – Bold and Bright – Canggu


bali tattoo volcano by gunz tattooMt. Agung old school volcano with a palm tree
by Guntur “Gunz Tattoo” Bali’s most awarded traditional tattoo artist (formerly at HBSC in Legian)


Volcano color tattoo by Adjul HBSC BaliMt. Agung artsy volcano tattooed at HBSC in 2017
by Adjul of Golden Yellow Tattoo Studio 


Bali volcano tattoo by Indigo Tattoo Parlour“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


Agung Volcano in color by Warsa tattoo UbudMt. Agung in glorious color 
Warsa Tattoo Ubud


Agung volcano and temple tattoo by Yuda HBSC BaliTemple view of Mt. Agung made at HBSC
by Yuda Ink of Golden Yellow Tattoo Studio 


Bali volcano tattoo by Dillon TattooBali 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. 


Bali Turtle with Islands Tattoo BACHTZ TATTOO

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


Bali postcard by Ipin Latattuby Ipin Latattu


Mount Batur TattooMount Batur, Bali tattoo
handpoked by LadV at Be No Square in Kerobokan



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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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.

Bali volcano tattoo by Meth til blind

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.


No one knows, but when Agung is on trend, we can predict one thing:
An explosion of related Bali tourist tattoos will follow.


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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