During my layover at ARN airport in Stockholm, Sweden, I stepped into a coffee shop that doubles as a tattoo studio. Nothing beats a good travel tattoo to mark an amazing trip. I considered getting some work done but my layover was too short.
Salong Betong studio's on-call artists are among Sweden's most reputable tattooists. Opening up shop in Stockholm's airport was a savvy move, since the brand is already popular with Swedes and since Sweden is the most heavily tattooed nation in the world per capita. One-third of its young residents are tattooed, perhaps because a law prevents employees from workplace discrimination, allowing even its most pierced and tattooed citizens to work anywhere with little stigma.
Not only does Tro Hop & Kaffee make tattoos, but it's a full-on coffee shop with delicious fair-trade roasts, apparel and fun knick-knacks. To boot, a percentage of proceeds funds Maskrosbarn, a charity which helps children whose parents suffer from alcoholism.
This airport tattoo parlor, in Terminal 5, allows travelers to spend long layovers getting fresh ink - perhaps the most unique and personal airport souvenir ever!
Ocean of love,