Flash Day – June 10th

Flash Day @purpuratatuajes we will be welcoming walk-in clients to celebrate the beginning of summer. Come get tattooed!!! we will have flashes available starting at $1000 pesos.

Saturday June 10th 12:00 /7:00 p.m.

31 de Octubre 131 Downtown
Puerto Vallarta Jalisco, Mexico.
@purpuratatuajes at the service of the community!!!

Flashes by:
@hector_sclouber @halconcirce @dario_toffana
@bola_valles @dalia_ahumada @lostatuajesdeunamorra

Special guests: @hiloyelmar & @happy_housepv 💙

Flyer by: @halconcirce
There will be Showroom Drinks & Crepes

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5 Things to Do on Pride Week in Puerto Vallarta

5 Things to Do on Pride Week in Puerto Vallarta


Attending Pride Week in Puerto Vallarta is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community, enjoy the vibrant atmosphere, and explore one of the most LGBTQ-friendly cities in Mexico

Attend the Pride Parade and visit one Beach party


Join the vibrant and colorful Pride Parade that takes over the streets of Puerto Vallarta. Show your support for the LGBTQ+ community and enjoy the festive atmosphere filled with music, dancing, and creative costumes. Head to the popular gay beach, Playa de los Muertos, for a fun-filled beach party. Enjoy the sun, sand, and sea while mingling with locals and visitors alike. Dance to the beats of live DJs, participate in beach games, and enjoy delicious food and drinks at the nearby beach bars.

Take an ATV TOUR


During Pride Week in Puerto Vallarta, you can enjoy an exciting ATV tour to explore the beautiful surroundings. Some popular ATV tour options include the Sierra Madre ATV Adventure and other exciting stops. These tours take you through the stunning landscapes of Puerto Vallarta, offering thrilling adventures and breathtaking views. Be sure to check the availability and book your time in advance to secure your spot during Pride Week.


We recommend you: Estigo tours – Sierra Madre adventure 

Get a tattoo during pride


If you’re looking to get a tattoo during Pride Week in Puerto Vallarta, there are several reputable tattoo shops in the area. Before getting your tattoo, be sure to research the shops, read reviews, and check out artists’ portfolios to ensure you find the right artist for your desired design.


Take a look:  Púrpura Tatuajes 

Get a Yacht tour


During Pride Week in Puerto Vallarta, you can enjoy a yacht tour to explore the beautiful Banderas Bay and surrounding areas. You can book a day-tour on the Banderas Bay, including swimming, lounging, and mingling with other guests. Another option is to book a private yacht tour which provides customized experiences tailored to your preferences. Be sure to check the availability and book your yacht tour in advance to secure your spot during Pride Week



A great option:  Canek del pacífico

Explore LGBTQ+ Art and Culture


Discover the thriving LGBTQ+ art scene in Puerto Vallarta by visiting art galleries, attending film screenings, or watching live performances. Many local artists and performers showcase their work during Pride Week, so be sure to check the event schedule for details.


Unique spot:  OPC Puerto Vallarta 

Buy a hand made cloth from local boutiques


During Pride Week in Puerto Vallarta, you can find unique, hand-made clothing items at local boutiques that showcase the talent of local artisans.
Hilo y el Mar: Located in Versalles neighborhood. This boutique offers a variety of hand-made clothing, accessories, and home decor items. You’ll find linen, cotton and other nature fabrics. 


Favorite boutique:  Hilo y el Mar

Rumba in the Jungle: May 2023

Rumba in the Jungle: May 2023

An unforgettable night in Boca de Tomatlan, Puerto Vallarta! 🎉


We join the Rumba in the jungle 🎧 event with spectacular guests such as: Liam Fitzgerald as headliner DJ, Max Mignot, Susanah, Fresco, Abraham Moreno and Evan and Friends in a space to enjoy, feel and vibrate like few others in the destination.

📅 The appointment was on Saturday May 13 in Villa Armonía south of Puerto Vallarta, very close to the picturesque town of Boca de Tomatlán. 💃🕺

🔥 We immersed ourselves in a vibrant energy from all the attendees while the artists did their thing, our star tattoo artists Bola Valles and Darío Toffana were in charge of giving life to the skin of those who passed by the stand and wanted to save the moment for posterity.


🍹 We enjoy delicious cocktails and special drinks, while sharing unforgettable moments with friends and other music and ink lovers.


Join in the following experience and let the music move your senses. 🎟


@bolatattos @dario_toffana@liamfitzgerald.mx

Pros and cons of getting a tattoo

Pros and cons of getting a tattoo


Getting a tattoo is a personal decision and can have pros and cons. Here are some of the main pros and cons to consider before getting a tattoo.



Personal expression

Tattoos can be a unique and creative way to express your interests, beliefs, hobbies, or personal stories.



A well-designed and executed tattoo can enhance a person’s appearance and style.



Tattoos can have deep, symbolic meaning to the individual, such as commemorating an important event, honoring a loved one, or representing a personal achievement.


Permanent art

Unlike other forms of art, a tattoo is permanent and will always be with you, which can be meaningful and special to some people.


Sentimental value

A tattoo can be a constant reminder of an important moment or person in your life, which can be comforting and motivating.




The tattooing process can be painful, especially on sensitive areas of the body or during long sessions.


Health risks

Tattoos carry health risks, including infections, allergic reactions, and in rare cases, blood-borne diseases.



A person’s tastes and circumstances can change over time, which can lead to tattoo remorse and a desire to have it removed or altered.



Quality tattoos can be expensive, and removing or modifying a tattoo can also be an expensive and painful process.


Social and work stigma

Although tattoos have become more socially accepted, they can still be considered inappropriate or unprofessional in certain work and social settings.

How to prepare before a tattoo?

How to prepare before a tattoo?


Preparing for a tattoo appointment is essential to ensuring a successful and enjoyable experience. We leave you some recommendations that will help you prepare before attending your tattoo appointment.

Research and choose a tattoo artist or tattoo studio


Be sure to carefully research and select an experienced and reputable tattoo artist. Check out their past work, read reviews, and if possible, visit the tattoo studio before your appointment.
There are studies in which the contact is through digital means and you only show up for the appointment. If so, and you feel insecure, ask them to meet them before and they will surely have no problem receiving you and giving you all the information in person. This will give you the opportunity to meet the tattoo artist and make sure that you are both in the same vein about the final result.



Decide on the design


Spend time thinking about the design you want and its placement on your body. If possible, bring a sketch, reference image, or detailed description of the design to the appointment.
You can also let your tattoo artist show you all his potential and art; you can let him work his magic and receive an excellent personalized design.


You may be interested in: Why choose a custom tattoo design

How to prepare your body?


Avoid alcohol and drugs

Do not consume alcohol or drugs before your appointment, as they can affect your pain tolerance and the ability of your blood to clot.


Hydrate and eat well

Make sure you are well hydrated and have eaten a nutritious meal before your appointment. This will help you feel better during the tattoo session and facilitate healing afterward.


Cleanses and hydrates the skin

Gently wash the area where the tattoo will be made with antibacterial soap and warm water. Apply a light moisturizing lotion to the area to keep the skin hydrated.

How to go on the day of your appointment?


Wear comfortable clothing

Dress in loose, comfortable clothing that allows the tattoo artist easy access to the tattoo area.


Bring a distraction

Tattoo sessions can be long and sometimes painful. Bring a book, headphones, or anything else that will help keep you distracted and relaxed during the process.


Prepare payment and tip

Make sure you bring enough cash or a credit card to pay for the tattoo and leave an appropriate tip for the tattoo artist (this is not always necessary)


Get psyched up

Mentally prepare yourself for the pain and discomfort associated with the tattoo process. Practice relaxation techniques, such as deep breathing, and remember that the result will be worth it.



By following these tips, you’ll be well prepared for your tattoo appointment and can enjoy a successful and rewarding experience.

Why choose a custom tattoo design?

Why choose a custom tattoo design?


Custom tattoos are a form of body art in which a unique and personalized design is created for each individual. Tattoos have been a form of personal expression for centuries, and custom designs allow tattoo artists to create unique works of art that reflect an individual’s personality and interests.
Before deciding on a custom tattoo, it’s important to do your research and find a tattoo artist with experience and skill in creating unique designs. Many tattoo artists have online portfolios that showcase their previous work, which can help clients gauge their style and skills.

Once a suitable tattoo artist has been found, the process of creating a custom tattoo begins with a consultation. The tattoo artist will work with the client to understand their ideas, tastes and preferences regarding design, size and location. They can also discuss the duration of the process, the cost, and the aftercare of the tattoo.

After the consultation, the tattoo artist will create a sketch of the design that has been agreed upon, allowing the client to make comments and adjustments before beginning to tattoo. Custom designs can include anything from abstract patterns and flowers to portraits and inspirational quotes.


Discover 3 reasons to get a custom tattoo.


Unique personal expression


One of the main attractions of a custom tattoo is the opportunity to create something completely unique and special that reflects your personality, tastes and interests. A custom layout allows people to share their story, commemorate important moments, or simply express their style and creativity in a way that pre-built layouts can’t match.


Quality and artistic ability


By opting for a custom tattoo design, you can work closely with a talented and experienced artist to create a piece of art that not only has personal meaning, but is also aesthetically appealing and of high quality. Tattoo artists who specialize in custom designs often have a higher level of artistic and technical skill, meaning the end result will be a well-executed and visually stunning tattoo.



Greater long-term satisfaction

Although pre-designed tattoos may be more affordable and quicker to obtain, they may not give you the same long-term satisfaction as a custom design. By investing time and effort in creating a tattoo that is truly personal and meaningful, you are more likely to appreciate and enjoy your tattoo for years to come. Also, a custom design can help you avoid the possibility of tattoo regret, since the design is created specifically for you and not a generic design that many other people might have.

5 Reasons to get a tattoo

5 Reasons to Get a Tattoo


I love tattoos. I have many and they mean a lot to me. Tattoos can express your personality, remind you of good times, and even help you face your fears or make decisions. They are an incredible experience that will change the way you see yourself and the world around you, but only if you take the risk! That’s why in this blog post I’m going to give you 5 reasons why getting a tattoo is worth it:

Tattoos are not just a way to express yourself, they can also be used to make decisions.


Let’s say you have 10 different tattoos and each one represents a decision you’ve made in your life. Let’s say the first one is a butterfly on the back of the neck (a symbol of beauty), and it means that it was your first tattoo! The second is an anchor on your forearm (symbol of stability), which means you got it tattooed after getting out of an unhealthy relationship where things were unstable and unpredictable all the time. The third could be something like “family” or “friends” written on the wrist with their names below; It would serve as an important reminder to never forget what matters most in life – family and friends!


Tattoos help you face your fears


Tattoos are a way to express your personality and face your fears.

For example, if you have an irrational fear of bats, getting one tattooed on you can help you overcome it. You can also get it tattooed because it represents something that makes you happy or is related to an important moment in your life.



You will always have a memory of the best moments of your life.

If you get a tattoo, it will be a constant reminder of those special moments that happened in your life. You can also get tattoos that represent someone who has passed away, like a parent or grandparent.

Your tattoo will tell your story and can connect you with someone

Tattoos are a great way to commemorate a special event in your life. You can tattoo your son’s name or even the date he was born.

Another reason to get a tattoo is that it can bring two people together in an intimate way. For example, if two people get matching tattoos, they’ll always know they share something special, no matter what they each do in their lives.


Honoring someone with a tattoo

If you have lost a loved one, getting their name or image tattooed is a great way to remember them. Some people even get their dog or pet tattooed to remember them when they pass away.



Getting a tattoo is an amazing experience that you will never regret.

The bottom line is that getting a tattoo is an amazing experience that you will never regret. You may not have a compelling reason to do it and it will still be a great experience, but if you do, even better! Tattoos are a great way to express yourself, so if you’re thinking about getting one but aren’t sure where or what kind of design would best fit your personality, don’t worry! There are many ways to find inspiration and have ideas about what would look best on your body.