I recently got a few more piercing and a couple new tattoos. I’ve been joking that it’s part of my mid-life crisis. Really, it’s because I found a good piercing and tattoo place.
Body Shock, in the Ya Ya Center, is a clean, safe place to get work done in Nairobi. The ladies who run it are nice and no-nonsense. (They will turn away anyone who is being a diva, needs to have an entire entourage present, or is just otherwise not in a state that’s right getting a piercing or tattoo.)
My tattoos were done by Abe, who is amazing. He did a great job and had an excellent bedside manner (inking side manner?). Yes, it hurt. But Abe moved around never working too long in any one area and he had a very light touch.
If you are in Nairobi and you want to get pierced or get some ink, I highly recommend Body Shock.