Tattoo and piercing
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    Professional Tattoo's Artist

    Artist : Mustafa Sofuoğlu

    The artist, who has been working on this field since 1998 in his studio in Tunalı Hilmi, has conducted thousands of remarkable works so far.

    Tattooline was the first tattoo studio which paid attention to health and hygiene in Ankara when it opened its doors and over the years, it has reached the European standards. That’s why Tattooline is the correct address to have a tattoo! Performed by Mustafa Sofuoğlu


    15 March, 2014

    İstanbul'da Gerçekleşen Türkiye'nin ilk Uluslar Arası Dövme Festivali

    Guest artist and jury : Victor Portugal

    Taken by Mustafa Sofuoglu 2 Piece award

    Black & Grey : First

    Freehand : Second

    15 March, 2014

    We're going to the Netherlands in May

    Tattoo Convertion

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    Bestekar Street Number:80/2
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    Care ( tattoo )

    After performing tattoo, the artist meticulously covers the tattooed part, uncovers it after 30-60 min and wipes it with a dry clean towel. Then the cream and the pomade that the artist suggests are put on that part till the skin absorbs it. This should be repeated several times so that the tattooed part doesn’t get dry. Since the frequency of it changes according to different skin types, we cannot say a definite number of repetitions. for the first 3 days, it is advisable to avoid from the contact with city water as it can harm the tattoo and make it get infected. During these first 3 days, the following are advised: before taking a shower, a thick layer of vaseline should be put on the tattooed part and wrap it with stretch film to avoid the interaction with water. Then, the stretch film is uncovered and the cream and pomades that the artist suggests are put. The self-care period is up to 2 weeks. It is advised to visit the tattoo artist after 15 days for control.

    Care ( piercing )

    After having piercing, the solutions and the pomades advised by the piercer are put on the relevant part of the body twice a day without hand interaction with the help of cotton swabs. It is advised to avoid interaction with water for 24 hours after having piercing. The self-care period is up to 2 weeks. It is advised to visit the tattoo artist after 15 days for control. The first earring should absolutely not be removed for 1 month and the first earring change should be done by the piercer. It is advised to have a certified titanium earring to speed up the healing process.


    All the tattoo and piercing materials used in our studio in compliance with European standards are disponible and are certified products which the best tattoo and piercing artist all around the world use. All of them have specific features. Tattoo materials are made up of surgical plastic and steel and the dyes are nontoxic and anti allergic. And the piercings are the worldwide known Wild Cat’s products.

    Disponible materials:

    Needles, dyes, dye backs, pots, forceps and needle receiving tubes are disponible materials. As these parts are directly in contact with the skin and blood, they are disposed after the work is done right before the clients.


    The machine and some of its parts are inventory; thus they are sterilized with sound waves, disinfectant solutions and autoclave. After this operation, none of the materials get interacted with outside effects; yet they are sterilized with autoclave all the same before being used.

    Machines we use

    In our studio, totally handmade, aircraft bronze alloyed materials which are produced on demand by the artist are being used. All the machines and materials are certified and bear the same brand with the ones used by the best artists all around the world.

    FK IRONS aircraft hand made machines

    Micky sharpz high tecnology hand made machines

    Dragonfly Rotary hand made machines

    Joshua Carlton Hand Made Hihg tec. machines.

    Stigma Highclass hand made machines.

    Rotary - Highclass hand made machines.


    Tottoo is a very old tradition. It has been understood that the tattoo had been practicing in ancient Egypt in the 2000s BC from the examinations on mummies. Apart from Egyptians, Britons, Gauls, and the Thracians had tattoos, as well. The Ancient Greeks and Romans considered tattoo as “particular interest of barbarians” and had their criminals and slaves tattooed. It was forbidden to have tattoos in Christianity; however the first Christians had the name of the Jesus Christ or the cross tattooed on their body.

    Over the centuries, Europeans forgot the tattoo. Towards the late of the 18th century, they learnt it from the American Indians and Polynesians once again. The word ‘tattoo’ in European languages was derived from the language of Tahiti, the original form of which was ‘tautau’. In the turn of the 20th century, tattoo became very famous among sailors. Tattoo has become a way of expressing one’s feelings, patriotism or belief over the years and it has still been widely used.


    According to a research conducted by The Lancet, piercing has been done in all tribes in history and it is still being done. Apart from other uses, it is a way of measuring the resistance against pain. Piercing, in many nations, is a proof of becoming man. Besides piercing, tattoo, wristlets, heavy bracelets, metals for penis, chains and cane rings are used for the same purpose.

    Maya peoples had their tongues and genital organs pierced for their religious traditions. North American Indians were pulling the piercing on their chests to show their resistance to pain.

    Shamans in Asia were having temporary piercing on their tongue and cheeks to show that they were in trance. Sufi people, Indians, Hindus, people living in Sri Lanka and Malaysia were doing the same for the same purpose.

    Piercing, originated in Kama Sutra, was first used by prostitutes before Western nations. In United Kingdom, during Victorian Era (1819-1901), one can see woman having piercing on their nipples on magazines. The name piercing has derived from the method of Prince Albert, husband of Queen Victoria: Prince Albert used to wear tight trousers which were in at that time and hang his penis with a ring to his trousers.

    After the World War II, piercing on tongue, nipple and lips became very famous in Germany. Tattoos were accompanying piercings. Towards the end of the 1970s, tattoo and piercing were reborn in Europe. The Punks created a counter culture with the help of them. Piercing became famous among homosexuals and sadomasochists in the USA and UK. Musicians and artist followed this trend. In the last 20 years, it has become increasingly popular in USA, England, France, Germany and in other Western countries. While it was a trend among marginals in the part, it has become very popular among young people. It has also reached Turkey and became popular in big cities.


    Ear: It can be applied on 12 different parts on ear. It is the most famous and most used type of piercing.


    Nostril: Originated in India and South Asia. It is very famous in Western countries.


    Septum: Originated in Europe and North America in 20th century.


    Brow: Originated in Europe and North America in 20th century.


    Tongue: Originated by Maya people, Shamans and Hindus. While they were having temporary piercings during religious rituals, now people all around the world are having permanent piercings.


    Navel: There are some myths stating that it was a symbol of nobility in Egypt and only the priests and aristocrats could have it. But in was originated in Europe and USA in 20th century.


    Genital piercing for women: Applied to clitoris. Originated in Europe and USA in 20th century.


    Genital piercing for men: It can be applied to 9 different parts on penis and testicles. For some, it is a symbol of masculinity and wealth and some use it to arouse his/her partner and to facilitate the erection. And some see it as an ornament! Each of these 9 parts has different origins from Indonesia to Arab countries or from Ancient Rome to Jewish.