1. The sun is finally up and warming our skin,
2. You’ve been dreaming about it for too long,
3. We’ve found the perfect tattoo artist and studio for you.
Meet Emrah Çakın and his Red Cat Tattoo studio; the tattoo artist who has made 25000 tattoos so far. Emrah has been working at his studio in Bebek since 1995 and has tattooed Turkish celebrities such as Burcu Esmersoy.
His cozy tattoo studio will remind you of a cafe from the 1950-60’s USA… with a heavy scent of disinfectants. All tattoos are done by disposable needle mechanisms, which were introduced in Turkey by hygiene-obsessed Emrah. Don’t expect him to sugar coat it for you: Emrah will tell you some cold hard facts, such as the body parts which are not suitable for a tattoo or the fact that it’s not OK to draw a line thinner then 0.5mm (the ink will scatter and look horrible in 3-5 years).
Finally, because Emrah thinks you should “love to have your tattoos for your life time”, you will not find booklets or tattoo designs in his studio. Instead, you’ll tell Emrah about your tattoo ideas and what you love the most and he’ll design your tattoo tailor-made for you.
Red Cat Tattoo Factory
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Hamam Sokak No:10, Bebek – (0212) 278 45 35
Hours: every day 11:00–21:00