Stand up no matter what!
Here is an inspirational tattoo we did for El in our tattoo shop in Robinsons Galleria, Ortigas. 🔽VII🔼VIII: “FALL SEVEN…
Tattoo Manila by Frances Arbie | Female Tattoo Artist | Hand Tattoos | Punctuation Marks Tattoo on Fingers
PUNCTUATION MARKS TATTOO
This is the punctuation marks tattoo that we did for Punky in our tattoo shop in Robinsons Galleria Ortigas, Manila.…
Tattoo Manila by Frances Arbie | Female Tattoo Artist | Women With Tattoos | Flower Tattoo on Forearm
ROSE TATTOO FOR GRANDMOM
This is a rose tattoo we did for our very sophisticated and lovely client from Ireland. She got the rose…
Tattoo Manila by Frances Arbie | Female Tattoo Artist | Black and Grey | Ship Tattoo on Chest
SHIP TATTOO FOR ANGELO
A custom ship tattoo we made for Angelo in our tattoo shop in Manila, located in Robinson’s Galleria Mall 3rd…
Tattoo Manila by Frances Arbie | Female Tattoo Artist | Hipster Tattoos | #friendshipgoals
FRIENDSHIP GOALS/FRIENDS WITH TATTOOS
Now this, is “Friendship Goals”.  Take a look at the tattoos that Frances Arbie of TATTOO MANILA did for a “barkada”…
Tattoo Manila by Frances Arbie | Female Tattoo Artist | Religious Tattoo for Filipino Boxing Champion Mark Magsayo
MARK MAGSAYO: A BOXER’S PRAYER
Here is a tattoo that Frances Arbie of TATTOO MANILA did for our very own World Boxing Organization (WBO) International Featherweight…
Tattoo Manila by Frances Arbie | Female Tattoo Artist | Black and Grey | Pinoy Alibata Tattoo on Arm
PINOY TRIBAL TATTOO
  Here is a half sleeve Pinoy tribal tattoo we did for our client all the way from Canada. He wanted…
Tattoo Manila by Frances Arbie | Female Tattoo Artist | Women With Tattoos | Sexy Ribcage Tattoo
RIB CAGE TATTOO FOR PAU
Here is what our client Pau, has to say about her rib cage tattoo. “I had my first tattoo 2 years…
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…
Tattoo Manila by Frances Arbie | Female Tattoo Artist | Koi Tattoo on Ribcage for Goodluck
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…
Tattoo Manila by Frances Arbie | Female Tattoo Artist | Tattoos For Women | Compass Tattoo on Shoulder
VEGVISIR TATTOO FOR YNNA
The compass tattoo has been a popular choice among a majority of cultures for centuries. This maritime symbol was popular…
Tattoo Manila by Frances Arbie | Female Tattoo Artist | Bird Tattoo | Matching Tattoos on Ribcage
MATCHING TATTOO: “REFUGE”
Two ladies get a matching tattoo from Frances Arbie of TATTOO MANILA. (παραμυθεομαι) – paramutheomai (pronounced /par-am-oo-theh’-om-ahee/) : To speak to,…
Tiki Tattoo on Upper Arm|Tattoo, Frances Arbie, Female Tattoo Artist, Female, Tattoo Artist, Manila, Philippines
TIKI TATTOO ON UPPER ARM
A Tiki Tattoo when worn is said to offer protection, but its meaning can also differ depending on the wearer.…
Tattoo Manila by Frances Arbie | Female Tattoo Artist | Bird Tattoo | Couple Tattoos on Wrist
UNDYING LOVE
Here is another couple tattoo done by female tattoo artist Frances in our tattoo shop for our friends from Canada for…
Mandala Tattoo on Forearm|Tattoo, Frances Arbie, Female Tattoo Artist, Female, Tattoo Artist, Manila, Philippines
MANDALA TATTOO ON FOREARM
  Mandala, meaning “circle” in Sanskrit aims to show balance, symbolizing harmony and unity. Here’s a Mandala Tattoo on a…
Rose Tattoo on Bicep|Tattoo, Frances Arbie, Female Tattoo Artist, Female, Tattoo Artist, Manila, Philippines
ROSE TATTOO ON BICEP
  A rose tattoo on a woman’s bicep done by female tattoo artist Frances Arbie of TATTOO MANILA.
Heartbeat Tattoo on Wrist|Tattoo, Frances Arbie, Female Tattoo Artist, Female, Tattoo Artist, Manila, Philippines
HEARTBEAT TATTOO
To open up February, here’s a HEARTBEAT TATTOO. A Heartbeat Tattoo or EKG Tattoo has different meaning, depending on the…
Tribal Tattoo on Upper Arm|Tattoo, Frances Arbie, Female Tattoo Artist, Female, Tattoo Artist, Manila, Philippines
TRIBAL TATTOO ON UPPER ARM
Tribal Tattoos may have different meanings and suit different body types but at the end of the day, it is…
Tattoo Manila by Frances Arbie|Philippines|Female Tattoo Artist|Ole Cock Tattoo on Leg
“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…
Couple Wrist Tattoo|Tattoo, Frances Arbie, Female Tattoo Artist, Female, Tattoo Artist, Manila, Philippines
COUPLE WRIST TATTOO
  Here’s a couple tattoo on the wrist done by female tattoo artist Frances Arbie of TATTOO MANILA.
Tattoo Manila by Frances Arbie | Female Tattoo Artist | Tribal/Polynesian Tattoo on Arm
TRIBAL/POLYNESIAN TATTOO FOR ALLAN
Here’s what our client Allan has to say about his Tribal/Polynesian tattoo.   “I really wanted a tribal on my…
Tattoo Manila by Frances Arbie | Female Tattoo Artist | Black and Grey | Forearm Tattoo
THE TWO QUEENS IN JOSHUA’S LIFE
Here is Joshua’s story about his forearm tattoo for the queens of his life. — “This tattoo is dedicated to…
White Ink Tattoo on Wrist|Tattoo, Frances Arbie, Female Tattoo Artist, Female, Tattoo Artist, Manila, Philippines
WHITE INK TATTOO: PURE ONE
A White Ink Tattoo can be hidden in plain sight, making it perfect for those who want their tattoos concealed. Here’s…
“MADE IN MANILA” TATTOO
Made in Manila! Here’s a “Manila”-made foot tattoo done by our female tattoo artist Frances Arbie for one of our…
Tattoo Manila by Frances Arbie | Female Tattoo Artist | Tribal Tattoo | Asian-Celtic Tattoo on Forearm
ASIAN CELTIC TATTOO FOR MARK
Hi Frances, Great tattoo thank you! You are very cool and created a custom piece of art that will be…
Flower Tattoo Behind The Ear|Tattoo, Frances Arbie, Female Tattoo Artist, Female, Tattoo Artist, Manila, Philippines
BEHIND THE EAR TATTOO
“Behind the Ear” Tattoos have become popular, especially for those who want an option to keep their tattoo covered. This…
Tattoo Manila by Frances Arbie | Female Tattoo Artist | Tribal Tattoo | Ourobouros from Full Metal Alchemist Tattoo
OUROBOROS TATTOO FOR JUIZ
The Ouroboros or Oroboros  is an ancient symbol depicting a serpent or dragon eating its own tail. Here’s a client…
Tattoo Manila by Frances Arbie | Female Tattoo Artist | Scar Cover Up Tattoo | Tribal Tattoo on Legs
SCAR COVER UP TATTOO
  “I got this idea of having a tattoo when a friend of my sister had her tattoo to conceal…
Infinity Tattoo with Feather on Forearm|Tattoo, Frances Arbie, Female Tattoo Artist, Female, Tattoo Artist, Manila, Philippines
INFINITY TATTOO WITH FEATHER
  An Infinity Tattoo could mean a lot of things but one of thing is for sure, it stands for…
CROWN TATTOO ON FOREARM
  Having a Crown Tattoo seems to be popular for both men and women nowadays. Since there are several thousand…
Script Tattoo|Tattoo, Frances Arbie, Female Tattoo Artist, Female, Tattoo Artist, Manila, Philippines
SCRIPT NAME TATTOO
When someone gets a name tattoo, you pretty much realize the importance of that person to the one who wants…
Song Lyrics Tattoo with Compass|Tattoo, Frances Arbie, Female Tattoo Artist, Female, Tattoo Artist, Manila, Philippines
SONG LYRIC TATTOOS: OCEANS
  A verse from Hillsong United’s “Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)” song lyric goes: “Spirit lead me where my trust…
Cherry Blossoms Neck Tattoo|Tattoo, Frances Arbie, Female Tattoo Artist, Female, Tattoo Artist, Manila, Philippines
CHERRY BLOSSOMS BEHIND THE EAR
A symbol of the fleeting nature of life, the cherry blossoms have become one of the staple works of TATTOO…
Philippians Bible Verse Tattoo in Rib Cage|Tattoo, Frances Arbie, Female Tattoo Artist, Female, Tattoo Artist, Manila, Philippines
I CAN DO ALL THINGS…
The bible verse Philippians 4:13 is no stranger when it comes to TATTOO MANILA. This empowering bible verse stands out…
Tattoo Manila by Frances Arbie | Female Tattoo Artist | Sexy Tattoos | Alibata Tattoo on Spine
MY FAMILY, MY STRENGTH
  “I have always wanted a back tattoo.  If I remember it right, 1st attempt was in 2004 in Dubai. …
Praying Hands Tattoo|Tattoo, Frances Arbie, Female Tattoo Artist, Female, Tattoo Artist, Manila, Philippines
PRAYING HANDS TATTOO
Although its meaning varies per religion, the “Praying Hands” usually symbolize obedience, repentance, veneration and sincerity. More than 86% of…
Tattoo Manila by Frances Arbie|Philippines|Female Tattoo Artist|Matatag Alibata Tattoo on Ribcage
ALIBATA TATTOO: MATATAG
  Alibata or Baybayin is an ancient Filipino script derived from Brahmic scripts of India and first recorded in the…
Tattoo Manila by Frances Arbie|Philippines|Female Tattoo Artist|Shiva Tattoo on Chest
SHIVA NATARAJA TATTOO
Here’s a Shiva as Nataraja (Lord of Dance) tattoo that our female tattoo artist Frances Arbie did for one of…
Tattoo Manila by Frances Arbie|Philippines|Female Tattoo Artist|Skull Tattoo Above Elbows
SKULL WITH CROWN TATTOO
  Skull tattoos aren’t necessarily scary, as most of our clients in the tattoo shop want them inked. Here’s one…
Tattoo Manila by Frances Arbie|Philippines|Female Tattoo Artist|Pilipinas-inspired Tattoo on Leg
TATTOO FOR A “PUSONG PINOY”
  Frances Arbie, our female tattoo artist designed and made this Filipino-inspired tattoo for one of our “Pusong Pinoy” clients…
Tattoo Manila by Frances Arbie|Philippines|Female Tattoo Artist|Hand with Rosary Tattoo on Chest
FAMILIA PRINCEPS
  Here’s a tattoo that our female tattoo artist Frances Arbie did for one of our clients that signify the…
Tattoo Manila by Frances Arbie|Philippines|Female Tattoo Artist|Cherry Blossom with Dragonfly Tattoo
CHERRY BLOSSOM WITH DRAGONFLY TATTOO
       
Tattoo Manila by Frances Arbie|Philippines|Female Tattoo Artist|Koi Fish on Upper Arm
KOI FISH TATTOO
  Not only does the Koi fish represent good luck, they also mean overcoming adversity as stories are told of how they…
Tattoo Manila by Frances Arbie|Philippines|Female Tattoo Artist|Filipino Rider's Tattoo on Upper Arm
BIKER TATTOO FOR FILIPINO RIDERS
  Nothing beats doing what you love while representing your country. Here’s one that our female tattoo artist Frances Arbie…
Tattoo Manila by Frances Arbie|Philippines|Female Tattoo Artist|Black and Grey Tattoo on Forearm
BLACK AND GRAY TATTOO
Tattoo Manila by Frances Arbie|Philippines|Female Tattoo Artist|Tribal_Polynesian Tattoo on Arm
TRIBAL/POLYNESIAN WITH SUN TATTOO
  Here’s a tattoo that our female tattoo artist Frances Arbie did for a client who wanted a Polynesian-inspired tattoo…
Tattoo Manila by Frances Arbie|Philippines|Female Tattoo Artist|Friendship Tattoos on Fingers
FRIENDSHIP TATTOOS
  Getting matching inks together could very well be one of the signs of true friendship. Here are two lovely…
Tattoo Manila by Frances Arbie|Philippines|Female Tattoo Artist|Inner Lip Tattoo
INNER LIP TATTOO
  Nothing says “Bite Me” than the inner lip tattoo that our female tattoo artist Frances Arbie did for one…
Tattoo Manila by Frances Arbie | Female Tattoo Artist | Colored Sugar Skull Tattoo on Arm
SUGAR SKULL TATTOO
Just in time for Halloween’s Trick or Treating!   Here’s a sweet sugar skull tattoo by our female tattoo artist…
Tattoo Manila by Frances Arbie | Female Tattoo Artist | Arm Tattoos | Script Tattoo on Forearm
FOREARM TATTOO
  Many of our clients want forearm tattoos for various reasons. Here’s a client that wanted a big one on…
Tattoo Manila by Frances Arbie | Female Tattoo Artist | Back Tattoos | Polynesian/Alibata Tattoo on Back
POLYNESIAN TATTOOS
  Polynesian Tattoos never go out of style, most especially if you add a touch of being Filipino! Our client…
3D Spider Tattoo on Forearm
3D SPIDER TATTOO
  3D Tattoos seem to be a trend lately, maybe because they look realistic as if something is really latched…
Tattoo Manila by Frances Arbie | Female Tattoo Artist | Tattoos for Women | White Ink Tattoo on Chest
WHITE INK TATTOO
  Tattoos can be done in white, so as not to look too ostentatious if you’re planning to keep them…
Tattoo Manila by Frances Arbie | Female Tattoo Artist | Cover Up: Oriental Back Piece Tattoo
COVER UP TATTOO: FROM TRIBAL TO ORIENTAL
  This is a cover-up tattoo (from Tribal Tattoo to Oriental Tattoo) that our female tattoo artist Frances Arbie did…
Tattoo Manila by Frances Arbie | Female Tattoo Artist | Women with Tattoos | Script Tattoo on Bicep
A SURFER’S TATTOO: BEA VEGA
A Roxy girl, surfer/celebrity recently got inked in our shop. Let’s see what Bea Vega has to say about being passionate…
Tattoo Manila by Frances Arbie | Female Tattoo Artist | Women with Tattoos | Spinal Script Tattoo
JOY, LOVE AND ETERNITY TATTOO
Joy, Love & Eternity “Nagdecide ako na ipagawa to kasi for me sa mundo’ng to dito umiikot ang feelings ng…
Tattoo Manila by Frances Arbie | Female Tattoo Artist | Tribal Tattoo | Filipino Tribal Tattoo on Ribcage
FILIPINO TRIBAL TATTOO FOR MIKE
This is a Filipino Tribal Tattoo that Frances designed for Mike Corbett. He is very specific with what kind of…
Tattoo Manila by Frances Arbie | Female Tattoo Artist | Script Couple Tattoo on Forearm
THE SUHRENS: TATTOOED TOGETHER
Here’s a couple tattoo we recently did with these two lovebirds. Melissa and Daniel are getting married soon and they…
Tattoo Manila by Frances Arbie | Female Tattoo Artist | Black and Grey | Polynesian Tattoo on Arm
POLYNESIAN TATTOO ON JEROME’S ARM
  There are some tattoo designs that really fit a person’s body frame. For Jerome, his bold Samoan / Polynesian…
Tattoo Manila by Frances Arbie | Female Tattoo Artist | Scar Cover Up Tattoo on Hand
SCAR NO MORE: CLAIRE’S COVER UP TATTOO
One of the most in demand tattoo service we offer are cover up tattoos. We love doing them and it…
Tattoo Manila by Frances Arbie | Female Tattoo Artist | Colored Phoenix Tattoo on Forearm
STILL I RISE: NICHOLLE MARIE’S PHOENIX TATTOO
The phoenix tattoo is quite a symbolic tattoo. We recently have done one on Nicholle in her arm. It really does…
CHARLES AND HIS BICYCLE CHAIN TATTOO
Hi guys! It’s been quite some time since we featured a tattoo. Thanks for visiting our website again. Today we…
Tattoo Manila by Frances Arbie | Female Tattoo Artist | Colored Oriental Wave Tattoo on Hips
KARA’S GREAT WAVE TATTOO
Kara is a close friend of ours and we both share the love for surfing. And when she came to…
Tattoo Manila by Frances Arbie | Female Tattoo Artist | Colored Mandala Tattoo
POCH’S MANDALA TATTOO
In Buddhism, the Mandala is an icon that represents the universe and has a very spiritual meaning. Loosely translated to…
Tattoo Manila by Frances Arbie | Female Tattoo Artist | Leg Tattoo | Colored Swallow Tattoo (Close-Up)
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…
Tattoo Manila by Frances Arbie | Female Tattoo Artist | Flower Tattoo with Skull on Chest
ALWAYS READY: CHRISEL’S COLORFUL TATTOOS
Here’s a short but sweet entry on some very colorful tattoos we have done on our friend Chrisel: The Larkspur…
Tattoo Manila by Frances Arbie | Female Tattoo Artist | Samoan Tattoo on Upper Arm
THE SWEET LIFE: ACE’S SAMOAN-INSPIRED TATTOO
  Here’s a nice Polynesian / Samoan-inspired tattoo we recently did. It’s black and gray and it came out pretty…
Tattoo Manila by Frances Arbie | Female Tattoo Artist | Ribcage Tattoo | Jack Kerouac Quote
CONSTANT WONDER: KINNA’S SCRIPT TATTOO
  Our friend Kinna loves surfing, books, music and living a life full of wonder. It shows in her personality.…
Tattoo Manila by Frances Arbie | Female Tattoo Artist | Spiritual Tattoo | Apsara Tattoo on Leg
ADELLE’S APSARA TATTOO
  Adelle is a good friend of ours. Her tattoos are pretty interesting and you can tell there’s meaningful connection…
Tattoo Manila by Frances Arbie | Female Tattoo Artist | Religious Tattoo | Rosary Tattoo on Hand
INK OF FAITH: APRIL’S ROSARY TATTOO
  We have done many religious tattoos in our shop and each design has a very spiritual connection with our…
Tattoo Manila by Frances Arbie | Female Tattoo Artist | Arm Tattoo (Black and Grey) - Oriental Tattoo
ART OF WAR: JAPANESE STYLE MARTIAL ARTS TATTOO
  Ken is an MMA fighter from the East Coast. There’s a lot of Martial Arts symbolism in his oriental…
Tattoo Manila by Frances Arbie | Female Tattoo Artist | Forearm (Black and Grey) Tattoo - Wave Tattoo
WAVE TATTOO FOR TERENCE
  Fellow surfer Terence wanted this painting inspired wave tattoo. We scheduled him at our tattoo shop and there he…
Tattoo Manila by Frances Arbie | Female Tattoo Artist | Couple Tattoos on Wrist
ARM TATTOO FOR DAD AND A COUPLE TATTOO WITH HIS WIFE
As we are adding more and more content to our blog, we asked our clients to write about the tattoos…
Tattoo Manila by Frances Arbie | Female Tattoo Artist | Cover Up (Peacock) - LOVEJOY’S MEANINGFUL TATTOOS
MORE THAN JUST INK: LOVEJOY’S MEANINGFUL TATTOOS
Here’s what Lovejoy has to say about her meaningful tattoos. “Little ink shop? It’s more than that. I found my…
Tattoo Manila by Frances Arbie | Female Tattoo Artist | Pilipinas | Forearm Tattoo - JOANNIE’S PAPER CRANE TATTOO
PAPER CRANE ORIGAMI TATTOO
  Origami is the Japanese art of folding paper into decorative shapes and figures. Here’s a cute origami paper crane tattoo…
Tattoo Manila by Frances Arbie | Female Tattoo Artist | Pilipinas | Heritage Inspired Tattoo on Arm
CHEF JJ VIEL’S ARM AND WRIST TATTOO
Chef JJ is a dear friend of ours who’s got a handful of tattoos done from the shop. Here’s what…
Tattoo Manila by Frances Arbie | Female Tattoo Artist | Neck Tattoo - CHERRY BLOSSOMS TATTOO FOR JAMES
CHERRY BLOSSOMS TATTOO FOR JAMES
  Here’s another cherry blossoms tattoo we did but this time the design is located on the neck. While tattooing…
Tattoo Manila by Frances Arbie | Female Tattoo Artist | Forearm Tattoo - 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…
Tattoo Manila by Frances Arbie | Female Tattoo Artist | Neck Tattoo - NECK TATTOO: BUILT BY PRESSURE
NECK TATTOO: BUILT BY PRESSURE
  Here’s a nice neck tattoo that we did for a client in our shop — design is simple, clean and…
DRAGON TATTOO AROUND THE BACK
    Enter the dragon tattoo! This piece is a favorite of ours because it’s a dragon tattoo with a…
Tattoo Manila by Frances Arbie | Female Tattoo Artist | CROSS TATTOO WITH A SKULL IN THE MIDDLE
CROSS TATTOO WITH A SKULL
  Here’s a bit gothic tattoo inspired piece. A cross tattoo with a skull on it. I wonder if our…
Tattoo Manila by Frances Arbie | Female Tattoo Artist | Robinson's Galleria | KRISTEL GETS A CHERRY BLOSSOMS TATTOO
CHERRY BLOSSOM TATTOO FOR KRISTEL
  Kristel came to the shop wanting a cherry blossom tattoo. We inked it at her back with pink colors…
Tattoo Manila by Frances Arbie | Female Tattoo Artist | Arm Tattoo - INDONESIAN MASK TATTOO FOR MICHAEL OF AUSTRALIA
MASK TATTOO FOR MICHAEL
Scary at first, Indonesian Masks actually represent beauty and diversity in Indonesian culture. Michael here from Australia got a Indonesian tattoo…
Tattoo Manila by Frances Arbie | Female Tattoo Artist | Arm Tattoo - A NERDY SKULL TATTOO
A NERDY SKULL TATTOO
“A nerdy skull tattoo design. It represents that learning new things should only stop when we cease to live.” This…
Tattoo Manila by Frances Arbie | Female Tattoo Artist | Robinson's Galleria | Baby Portrait Tattoo
PORTRAIT TATTOO OF A SON
  Family is very important in our lives. Our loved ones give us strength, joy and hope. Here is our…
Tattoo Manila by Frances Arbie | Female Tattoo Artist | Arm Tattoo | 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…
TATTOO MANILA: Our New Website!
Welcome to Tattoo Manila by Frances Arbie. Website currently in progress!