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Tattoo in Cozumel

Discussion in 'Caribbean Ports' started by emibaby, Apr 14, 2004.

  1. emibaby

    emibaby Guest

    Alright, is there a decent, clean place to get a tattoo in Cozumel?? Do you have any idea what it costs? Has anyone ever gotten one?
  2. runner15km

    runner15km Guest

    I would not even drink the water in Cozumel, please think this through before getting a tattoo in Cozumel.
  3. emibaby

    emibaby Guest

    Would you get it Grand Cayman instead? I would get it in Jamaica, but then I couldn't go in the salt water! Or should I just get it in New Orleans upon my return? LOL
  4. Sophie

    Sophie Guest

    emi!!! my best friend (since high school) and her husband are also on this cruise with us, and she and i have said we were going to get a tatoo in cozumel too..... :)
  5. emibaby

    emibaby Guest

    OMG Sophie you're kidding!! LOL That is TOO FUNNY! My aunt and I are getting matching tattoos too! I think we're going to Maya Tattoos..it's on top of Fat Tuesdays. I will go and check it out first and if it looks questionable, I'll leave. It doesn't mean that much to me, but if it looks good, I'll go for it!

    OMG that's just TOO FUNNY that you're doing it too!! LOL
  6. Sophie

    Sophie Guest

    thanks for the info on maya top of fat tuesdays in cozumel......maybe we will see you there!!! we havent decided what to get .... but want to get it in cozumel; :)
  7. kadao

    kadao Guest

    Something to keep in mind: When you get a tattoo, you have to keep it dry and also out of the sun for about a week or so. It would be better if you could get it either a few weeks before you go, or at least get it at your last stop and then keep it covered and dry.
  8. cfurry

    cfurry Guest

    My wife has a tattoo and I love it. So I'm a fan.

    But please, please, please seriously consider some of the warnings posted here. First, there are health risks, not the least of which is hepatitis. I've been to Mexico frequently enough over the years to understand that the country's health and sanitation regulations, which on paper may compare to those in the US, are very often not enforced. The tattoo parlor you're looking at may be as clean as any in the states, but the way things work in Mexico, I have to say there's no way to be sure. And this isn't about getting a nasty case of Montezuma's Revenge, which is unpleasant but temporary. You can die from things that live on a dirty needle.

    Secondly, there are the issues of having to keep it covered, out of saltwater, etc. Those are detailed in the posts above. Those restrictions can make getting a tattoo while on a cruise awfully inconvenient. Oh, and they hurt. Your skin is raw for the first few days. So depending on where you get it, you may have trouble sitting or lying down in certain positions. Do you really want to deal with all that on a pricey cruise vacation?

    I think it's cool that you and your aunt want to get matching tattoos. But any talented tattoo artist in the US is capable of drawing a Mayan design. Just show them a design you like. They'll tattoo it on ya.

    Perhaps you two can scope out a US-based parlor that you can visit immediately after the cruise, and then get those matching tattoos as a permanent reminder of your vacation. Get references and check the local BBB and Health Department for complaints. This business will inject ink deep into your skin by piercing you thousands of times with a needle. It's worth the effort to check the place out.

    Have fun, and good luck with the tattoos - wherever you get them!
  9. elementfire

    elementfire Guest

    Im going on a cruise through royal carribean and we'll be going to Cozumel, Mexico... i wanted to get me nose pierced and get a tattoo.. Know of anywhere that would be ok?
  10. jwmcq

    jwmcq Guest

    Sophie - did you get the tattoo???? I saw that you were back and was just curious! Please post a review soon - we leave on the Conquest this weekend and would love to hear all about your trip!
  11. Mr. Utley

    Mr. Utley Guest

    Emi, enquiring minds want to know- did you get one?

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