Tattoo Artist based in Izmir
at KATVICE Tattoo Studio



Barış Öztekin

As a result of my passion for art, I changed my major from engineering to design. While pursuing my graphic design education, I continued working full-time at a software company as a UI-UX designer and front-end developer.

15 years later, I wanted to apply my design experience and love of art as a tattoo artist. I trained with many well-known and reputable tattoo artists who have helped me to develop my own style.

After 6 years of working in Istanbul, I moved to Izmir, Turkey for a more peaceful and tranquil way of life. Another reason for choosing Izmir was that there was a considerable audience in Bodrum and Urla who followed my art with appreciation.

I also make hand crafted leather products and logo designs.

My expertise in tattoo is

  • halftone line realism
  • minimalism and fine-line
  • suprematism and abstract geometry
  • full body free-hand line work
  • micro-realism
  • floral (colored and B&W)
  • typography (regular, distorted, abstract...)


You can visit my instagram account and see more recent works.

I also appreciate if you follow me.

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A healthy healed tattoo depends on how well you take care of it.

The most accurate after care advice is given by your artist and these instructions may vary from artist to artist.

ALWAYS REMEMBER: Your fresh tattoo is an open wound and you should keep it away from the risk of infection.




  • Keep your tattoo covered for the first 3 days with the protective film. (You can take a warm shower if the film is not damaged.)
  • Always make sure your hands are clean before touching your tattoo.
  • Once the protective film is peeled off, moisten your tattoo at least twice a day with a tattoo balm cream for a couple of weeks.
  • If the protective film is peeled off itself before 3 days, clean the tattoo using an anti-bacterial soap and dry it with a paper towel before covering it with plastic wrap. Change the plastic wrap after 3 hours repeating the cleaning and drying.


  • Avoid intense physical exercise during the first few days after getting tattooed.
  • Keep away from baths, swimming pools, saunas, tanning beds and sun exposure for a minimum of two weeks after getting tattooed.
  • Avoid scratching and picking at the tattoo. (Scabbing and itching are normal parts of the healing process.)
  • Avoid strong scented moisturisers and soaps when cleaning the tattoo.
  • Avoid retouching your tattoo before it completely healed.
  • Avoid your pets, their hairs or saliva touching your tattoo before it completely healed.


First 3 days

The protective film over your tattoo should stay on for 3 DAYS. Note the day you got your tattoo done and remove it on the evening of the following 3rd day as described below.

This protective film does not prevent your skin from breathing and is waterproof. If the protective film is not damaged during these 3 days you can take a shower. Otherwise please cover your tattoo with a plastic wrap before taking a shower.

IMPORTANT: Some ink may be driven out and stuck between the protective film and your body which causes a distorted appearance. This is normal, please do not be alarmed.

Removing the protective film (3rd day)

First, soap your hands thoroughly. If someone is helping you, make sure that the person follows the same instructions.

Put drinking water and anti-bacterial liquid soap in a plastic bottle and shake it.

Gently wash one corner of the protective film with the water you have prepared and remove the protective film slowly. Then, pat dry with a paper towel. Do not rub.

Following 3 weeks

After removing the protective film , moisten your tattoo with tattoo balm 3 times a day for the following 3 weeks.

Coconut oil can also be used to moisten your tattoo. DO NOT use Vaseline or any chemical moisturizer, ointment or, medication – this may harm your tattoo.

Healing period

After 1 month, your new tattoo will be completely healed. As your skin heals over the tattoo, the brightness of the first day will become a little more toned down. To retain its color, never expose your tattoo to direct sun. Never shave any of hair on your tattoo before it is completely healed.

IT IS IMPORTANT to always use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher to protect your tattoo.



Hereby, I answer frequently asked common questions. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have more specific questions.

Is there an age restriction?

You must be at least 18 years of age. It is against most state laws to tattoo a minor, even with parental consent.

What is the price range?

The price depends on design, placement, size and colors. After submitting your request, I will send you an approximate price.

How does the booking procedure work?

You can fill the form below or DM me telling your tattoo idea briefly. When we both agree the details, you make deposit payment for booking.

The rest of the payment could be done cash or via bank transfer by the end of your tattoo session.

How should I prepare for my tattoo session?

To support your body resistance during tattooing, rest well the night before and have a satisfying breakfast on the day of the appointment. Come to your appointment having eaten at least 2-3 hours before. Considering that your resistance will decrease during tattooing, you can take sweet snacks and juices suitable for your diet.

What type of equipments are you using?

For every new tattoo session, I use sealed, sterilized, cartridge-type, disposable needles.

I also use high quality tattoo inks which are vegan and made in the USA.

Every consumable is destroyed by the end of your tattoo session.


These are some of the comments taken from Google Review

Laura Eisenbach

Laura Eisenbach

I was very happy to get an appointment at Baris’ on such short notice. Also I felt very comfortable during the appointment itself and love the result! Super fine and accurate lines!



Barış is pure creativity and a very pleasant person. We worked together on the design until it represented my ideas, wishes and emotions while sticking the lovely style of Barış’ designs. I didn’t feel rushed for a second and I value the patience and appreciation he brings across.

Doğa Su Muzır

Doğa Su Muzır

The studio is very modern, clean, everyone is very interested, there are artists working in every style. We created my tattoo design with Barış Öztekin. it was a very pleasant tattoo session with a very light hand and I fell in love with my beautiful tattoo

Melis Kurultay

Melis Kurultay

The tattoo that leaves you very satisfied with the graceful and delicate and painless hand of Baris Öztekin!

Nilay Çelebi

Nilay Çelebi

I got Baris tattooed last week. He worked very carefully and meticulously. I am very happy with the result. Highly recommended :)

Blake Delaney

Blake Delaney

Baris did an amazing job with my tattoo, he was very patient as we worked out my design and did some incredible work. My favorite tattoo I’ve gotten so far!

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