If there is one word that can define Ahm’s career, it is love. Love brought her to study art in university, for it was in this discipline that she found a passion for life. However, two years into college her studies were put to halt by another love, that of her incoming first-born child.
As a single mother, Ahm was driven by the need to provide for her baby boy. It was this need that lead her to begin tattooing eyebrows as a way to make money.
Love would once again change Ahm’s life in 2016 when she met her future husband, Ryan, who she now owns Panumart Tattoo with.
Inspired by a trip they took together to India, Ahm was inspired to do even more with her life. Upon returning home from the trip Ahm began working to become a professional tattoo artist. She underwent an apprenticeship that was so successful that her teacher decided to hire her. But only a few months after starting, she and Ryan knew they were ready to start a tattoo shop of their own.
From the very beginning Ahm and Ryan wanted to give a special experience to everyone who visited their tattoo studio. Back then Panumart Tattoo was located far away from Chiang Mai’s Old City. Ahm’s home was located on a rural road surrounded by lush trees, a small family of cows and a lake encircled daily by local fishermen.
Visitors must have been at least a little bit uncertain traveling so far, in such an exotic locale, to get tattooed in someone’s house of all places. And yet, Ahm and Ryan made it work. Since then it is has been their style to make their guests feel comfortable and to greet them like old friends. Through Ahm’s ever-improving tattoo skills and the duo’s personalities, Panumart Tattoo sky-rocketed to become one of Thailand’s most popular tattoo shops.
According to Ahm, Panumart Tattoo is dedicated to Quality, Safety and Satisfaction. But really satisfaction can be better stated as happiness. A happy life and experience at work is important for her, those she works with and for the guests that enter her door.
To maintain these standards Ahm recruited like-minded artists:
The team has come together in just a short time, all dedicated to helping one another achieve their life’s goals in a happy atmosphere.
While grandma’s cooking is no longer on the menu, nor are cows greeting you outside their doors, at Panumart Tattoo Ahm has created a tattoo studio that promises you medical-level hygiene (as taught in person by Ryan’s mother and brother, who are both medical professionals back in America), a relaxing environment, and great tattoos.
Panumart Tattoo is made up of a team of artists with diverse styles. Between Ae, Nate and Aon you can get great Japanese, Neo-Thai, Old School, New School, Minimal, Color, Black & Gray and Thai-style sak yant tattoos.