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Stay Free Tattoo is a traditional tattoo shop stablished in Berlin in 2020 delivering the finest traditional Tattoos.
We are specialized in American Traditional, Japanese, black and Grey and Fine-line tattoos. however all our artists have more than 10 years working experience in every style such as tribal, Black-Work, Lettering or minimalist tattoos. Therefore we are Always happy to work with both ours and your ideas!
We believe a tattoo should last and be readable forever and our work reflects that and speak for itself!
Our artists do walk-ins daily, if you are planning on getting an spontaneous tattoo feel free to come by the shop or give us a call!
We are an international team and speak German, English, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese, feel free to contact us in every language!
We are located in Treptow – Neukölln, just a few minutes away from S Bahn Station Treptower Park and U Bahn Rathaus Neukölln .
If you are not in a rush and you want to book an appointment for a bigger tattoo you can do it through our website form, coming by the shop or writing the artist directly!


japanese tattoo

Irezumi, traditional Japanese tattoos, blend centuries-old art with bold lines and vibrant colors. Inspired by Ukiyo-e wood carvings, they feature dragons, tigers, and Kabuki masks. Timeless and enduring, these tattoos maintain visual integrity over decades.

Traditional Japanese Sleeves by Marcos Ortega



American Traditional tattoos, rooted in early 20th-century Americana, use bold imagery and vibrant colors with iconic motifs like roses, eagles, and dragons. Applied with electromagnetic machines, these tattoos exude timeless appeal.

Traditional cowgirl tattoo by Sindy Melo

traditional tattoo
fine line tattoo
Fine Line and Minimalist

We specialize in fine line and minimalist tattoos, crafted with precision, dedication, and care. Every customer's tattoo holds the same importance for us, no matter if it's the first or the hundredth, no matter how big or small!


We've got artists who specialize in cover-ups, offering you a second chance to hide that old, not-so-great tattoo or even redo one you're not feeling anymore. Feel free to ask us about it, and we'll give you some advice


Cover-up tattoo by Marcos Ortega

cover up tattoo
black & grey tattoo
Black or Colour?

No worries! We're totally flexible with our tattoos,whether it's color or black and grey. Just give us a heads up before we start, and we'll make it happen the way you want.

Black & Grey Lady Tattoo by Pia Alexandra



Follow these simple instructions for a smooth healing process

First Day/Night:

  • Keep the bandage on for a minimum of 6 hours or overnight.

  • If bleeding occurs on the first night, gently remove any dried blood. If needed, dampen the area with lukewarm water and carefully cleanse the tattoo by gently using the palm of your hand until it is clean.

  • If necessary, use a new cling film bandage or second skin to protect the tattoo and prevent any fabric or dirt from sticking to it at night.

Taking off the Bandage and Cleaning Your Tattoo:

  • Ensure your hands are clean, and use unscented antibacterial soap.

  • Carefully remove the bandage, wetting it if it sticks.

  • Create a lather with soap and warm water, gently cleaning the tattoo in a circular motion.

  • Rinse gently, pat dry with a paper towel (never use toilet paper!), and let it air dry for at least 10 minutes.

  • Apply a small amount of Bepanthen, Aquaphor, or any tattoo cream, gently rubbing it in. Dab off any excess with a paper towel.

​Your Daily Tattoo Aftercare Routine:

  • Apply a thin coat of cream 2-3 times a day for the first 5-7 days or until peeling begins.

  • Once peeling starts, switch to a fragrance-free lotion for an additional 2 weeks.

  • Your tattoo should be fully healed within 2-4 weeks.

Important Dos and Don’ts:

  • Use clean towels, bedding, and clothes during the healing process.

  • Showering is fine, but avoid soaking your tattoo for at least 2 weeks.

  • Protect your tattoo from direct sunlight for at least 2 weeks, and afterward, use SPF 50+ sunblock when exposed to sunlight.

  • Opt for loose, preferably cotton clothing, and avoid tight accessories over the fresh tattoo.

  • Refrain from scratching or picking scabs, as it may affect the healing and pigmentation of the tattoo.

Remember, your tattoo is a work of art—treat it with care for lasting beauty!

Book appointment


Elsenstrasse 40, 12435 Berlin, Alt-Treptow / Neukölln
+49 (
030) 53013408



Monday - Saturday: 12:00 - 18:00

With appoinment:

Monday - Saturday: 12:00 - 20:00


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