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OCTOPUS: A WRITER’S TATTOO

by TATTOO MANILA by Frances Arbie August 26, 2015
OCTOPUS: A WRITER’S TATTOO
Here’s what Kriselle, a writer has to say about her octopus tattoo by Frances Arbie of TATTOO MANILA.   “I have been putting pen to paper for as long as I can remember. Words have always been my constant companion,
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KOI FISH TATTOO FOR GOODLUCK

by TATTOO MANILA by Frances Arbie August 22, 2015
KOI FISH TATTOO FOR GOODLUCK
Koi fish tattoos typically symbolize good luck and fortune because legend has it that kois can climb the falls of the Yellow River to become a dragon. Koi often symbolizes a person’s aspirations to improve themselves. A Koi tattoo is

“OLE COCK” AND HIS DAUGHTER’S DRAWING

by TATTOO MANILA by Frances Arbie January 26, 2015
“OLE COCK” AND HIS DAUGHTER’S DRAWING
Our mate Ross from Australia got inked in our tattoo shop in Manila and here’s what he has to say about his tattoos and his experience with our female tattoo artist Frances.   “This is a tribute to the men

KOI FISH TATTOO

by TATTOO MANILA by Frances Arbie November 16, 2014
KOI FISH TATTOO
  Not only does the Koi fish represent good luck, they also mean overcoming adversity as stories are told of how they climb waterfalls that have strong currents. No wonder, many of our clients want to get them tattooed on their skin.

3D SPIDER TATTOO

by TATTOO MANILA by Frances Arbie October 27, 2014
3D SPIDER TATTOO
  3D Tattoos seem to be a trend lately, maybe because they look realistic as if something is really latched on to one’s skin. Here’s a 3D Spider Tattoo that our female tattoo artist Frances Arbie did for one of

LESTER AND KATE’S SWALLOW TATTOOS

by TATTOO MANILA by Frances Arbie September 4, 2013
LESTER AND KATE’S SWALLOW TATTOOS
We love having couples over at the shop. Over time we have done quite a lot of nice couple tattoos and today we are featuring Lester and Kate’s swallow tattoos here at Tattoo Manila. Here’s what these love birds have

OWL TATTOO IN COLOR

OWL TATTOO IN COLOR
  My younger brother Frangelico came to my shop wanting to get an owl tattoo. He already has a design in hand so I just copied it although I added a few more details. Of course I had to make it

KOI FISH TATTOO FOR CARLO

KOI FISH TATTOO FOR CARLO
  This is Carlo’s first big tattoo. He wants to get tattoos that signify luck. I suggested for him to get an oriental tattoo particularly the Koi fish tattoo because it means good fortune or luck. I used the colors