Where to shop for incredibly unusual tattoos (PHOTOS)

If you’re looking for something a little out of the ordinary, check out Tattoo Treasures in Bichattha, Thailand. The tiny shop has been churning out ink since 1981, when its founder, Brian Haffner, was…

Where to shop for incredibly unusual tattoos (PHOTOS)

If you’re looking for something a little out of the ordinary, check out Tattoo Treasures in Bichattha, Thailand. The tiny shop has been churning out ink since 1981, when its founder, Brian Haffner, was trying to figure out where he wanted to start a business. (He was near Bhatinda, a town about 100 miles north of Bangkok, when he saw that the local public school had discontinued its free needlework program.)

Inside Tattoo Treasures, Haffner—who’s been the shop’s only employee since then—aims to offer a full spectrum of tattoos, from tribal to leaf-print to Asian art. On any given day, he’ll stock 10,000 pieces of artwork—$50 for a two-picture set. Prices for both tattoos and artwork vary by motif, and clients are offered background information on the main style they prefer.

The shop also carries a wide range of jewelry, from bracelets to necklaces to earrings. Journeys With Me, a music magazine, was one of the shop’s first clients, and Haffner and his staff regularly write pieces for the magazine.

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