About Us

The Dragon City Ink Tattoo & Piercing studio, has been established in April 2021 in the heart of the tourists and expats area of Đà Nẵng. Yes, we started right in the middle of the worst pandemic of the last century.

Despite the odds, restrictions and lockdowns, we have always been full of enthusiasm and we just kept building our dream tattoo parlor into what it is today. Most important, we gradually started producing the first few tattoos for our fearless customers, eager to ink a timeless memory of their time in Vietnam.

The main idea behind Dragon City Ink has always been to deliver the best possible tattoos, in Danang thanks to a professional and selected team of Vietnamese and international Tattoo Artists. We strive to use the best possible and safest tattoo equipment on the market and we directly import many of our products (like inks) from the world best manufactures.

The Team

This is the Dragon City Ink Team! A group of very motivated and talented people, working together, to deliver the best possible tattoos and body piercings to You!

We speak English, Vietnamese, Italian, Russian and even Dutch!

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Alex Van Dutch ★ The Boss

Alex has been big fan of tattooing since he was a child. He has been professionally working in the tattoo industry since 2010. 

Alex is also the founder of World Tattoo Events.
Noriko Nguyen ★ Shop Manager

Noriko is the main point of contact at the studio. If you would like to get any tattoos here at Dragon City Ink please contact her at: +84 867 916 880 (also for WhatsApp and Zalo)!
Margarita Zelenina ★ Tattoo Artist

Specialized in original, modern and super refined tattoos. Margarita makes her own designs and never makes the same tattoo again.
Phan Lợi ★ Resident Tattoo Artist

Specialized in colorful Asian & Japanese tattoos with a beautiful Vietnamese artistic twist.
Lê Ngọc Khánh ★ Social Media

Our social media warrior, is the youngest person in our team!!

How Did We Get Here?

The concept of the tattoo studio started with Alex Van Dutch, a lifelong enthusiast of the beautiful art of tattooing. In 2010 Alex founded World Tattoo Events, which went on to become the biggest online platform for tattoo conventions. Since then (except for the forced Covid break) Alex has been travelling and attending conventions all over the world, building a wealth of knowledge about the art of tattooing in almost every possible aspect.

In 2014 Alex visited Vietnam for the first time and he felt in love with his current wife Noriko and this beautiful country. In 2019, after years of more travelling, Alex and Noriko decided to settle in Danang and open a high quality tattoo studio as a place where to bring together all their experience in the tattoo world. After a very long search for the right location, this finally became a reality in 2021, when they finally found the current location at An Thuong 32.

Alex also hosts his own tattoo conventions with InkPact Events in Holland, Belgium and the Da Nang Tattoo Convention which is planned for May 2023.

Last but not least, Alex is a regular host for podcasts about tattooing and conventions at “Reinventing The Tattoo” a huge tattoo education platform owned by a living legend as Guy Aitchison, who is arguably one of the most respected and knowledgeable tattoo artist in the world.

As you can see Dragon City Ink is simply the result of a lifetime passion about the beautiful art of tattooing.

Alex Van Dutch and Noriko Nguyen at the Tokyo Tattoo Convention in 2017

Alex Van Dutch in the jury panel of the Singapore Tattoo Convention 2019.

Alex Van Dutch getting tattooed at the oldest tattoo studio in the world (in Jerusalem) with Matt Gone in 2019.

The whole Van Dutch family (including Lily) At the Vietnam Tattoo Convention with many friends and celebrity tattoo artists.

We believe that Da Nang deserves to be on the map of international tattooing!