There are many tattoo artists in Jakarta who turn the sidewalk in the city into their tattoo parlors.
Understandably, it is a far cry from the ones you see on Miami or London Ink. Nevertheless, their level of artistry is quite impressive.
I come across the above in the grounds of Monumen Nasional. The tattooist offers both permanent and temporary tattoos.
You can choose from the many designs in his catalogue folders or bring your own design. Notice the pair of legs on the top left hand corner in the pic above?
They belong to this guy.
I was expecting some grimaces of pain. But he appeared to be nonchalant about the process. A picture of absolute calmness. That's not a temporary tattoo mind you.
However, there are of course many proper tattoo parlors in Jakarta. Go to one of these if you have reservation about the sidewalk tattoo artists. Particularly on their hygiene practices.