One of Malta's Best Tattoo Shops
With more than a decade of experience in tattoo artistry and a lifelong passion for art and travel, Scotty Massa has brought his craft right to the heart of Birkirkara with MTSC.
Our Malta tattoo studio is like no other. You’ll find a laid-back and welcoming vibe that makes customers want to come and hang out, leaving with a great tattoo and great memories as well.
We may be located in Birkirkara, but we’re proud to offer high-quality tattoos to visitors from St. Julian’s to St. Paul’s Bay.
Feel at Home in Our Shop
Getting a tattoo can be a nerve-wracking experience, especially for first-timers. But the mellow atmosphere at the MTSC is something to come back for. Whenever you’re inside our studio, we go above and beyond to make you feel at home.
Scotty has created MTSC to be more than just a tattoo shop, but instead a full-on social club and breeding ground for creative ideas. If you’re unsure about your tattoo style or how it’s done, one of our Malta tattoo artists will guide you through the entire process, from start to finish.
Whether you’re a local, an expat, or just passing through Malta, we invite you to come by and consult with one of us about making your dream tattoo a reality.
Our Malta Tattoo Shop Values
When you come to Massa Tattoo Social Club, you’ll get a unique combination of care, professionalism, and comfort.
A Different Level of Care: We understand that your tattoos can represent something special about your identity. And we love helping all of our customers get tattoos they can have a relationship with for the rest of their lives.
Professionalism and Hygiene: We take your health and safety seriously at MTSC. We clean all of our needles, machines, and other equipment regularly to ensure that our studio remains a safe and sanitary environment.
Whether it’s your first tattoo or your 50th, you’ll get the highest level of professionalism and cleanliness every single time.
Comfort and Connection: While we take your tattoos very seriously, we don’t think your experience should be uptight. MTSC is a judgment-free environment and we want you to feel at home whenever you’re in our shop.
Our goal is to make this studio a private oasis for all individuals who bring their creative intentions. So feel free to relax and explore your creative side when you visit the best tattoo shop Malta has to offer.
Owner & Founding Artist
Scotty Massa has been tattooing professionally for over 10 years. Having travelled the world honing his craft, he’s now known as one of the best tattoo artists in Malta.
For Scotty, tattoos are more than just needles and ink. He cares deeply about his customers’ relationships with their tattoos and the experience they have in the shop. His specialty is in traditional tattoos, but he’s also highly-skilled in other styles like blackwork, decorative, Japanese, touch-ups, cover-ups, and portraits.
In 2019, Scotty hand-built Massa Tattoo Social Club with some help from his father and a close friend. Now he considers the studio his creative ‘Mecca’ that showcases memories of his travel destinations and favorite locations.
Great Tattoos in Every Style
Traditional – Neo-traditional – Black & Grey – Geometric – Decorative – Fine Line – Japanese – Portraits – Script
How To Get Your Tattoo
Frequently Asked Questions
To make a booking or consultation please use the contact form below or on an individual artist page. This will send an e-mail to the shop or the artist of your choice. Please note you must be over the age of 18 with a valid ID to get tattooed.
Some of our artists may have longer waiting lists than others. You will be informed of this by the artists at the time of making your booking request.
Guest artists will manage their own bookings unless otherwise stated. Check the “Artists” page to see which guest artists are available.
Prices can vary quite a bit depending on the design, size, and placement of your tattoo. Your artist will discuss this with you before you make any final bookings.
Once your appointment has been confirmed, you will be required to pay a deposit directly to that artist. The amount may vary depending on the length of time you are booked in for or whether you have multiple appointments booked.
Deposits are nonrefundable. However, you may reschedule your appointment if you give your artists at least 48 hours’ notice. This is at the artist’s discretion.
Please refer to our deposit policy page to learn more.
Prior to your appointment, we recommend eating at least 2 hours before & keeping well hydrated throughout the tattoo, water is recommended.
Drinking the night before is not recommended. We have the right to refuse anyone who is under the influence, of drugs or alcohol.
Avoid any form of tanning, e.g. sunbeds, fake tan, excessive sun, prior to the appointment.
Please arrive at the studio around 10 minutes before the appointment.
Make sure to bring some identification with you: a driving license, national ID card or passport only. You will have to complete a consent form when you arrive.
You are welcome to bring a friend to the appointment. However, we ask that you limit it to only one person. We ask that your guest respects the shop space and is aware that they are in a work environment.
We also ask that you do not take calls during the tattoo, this is disruptive for your artist and as we have an open plan studio space, can be very distracting for other around.
If you have to take a call, then we ask that you leave the room.
We welcome walk-ins into the studio and will try to accommodate you to the best of our ability. If we cannot tattoo you there and then, you may have a walk-in consultation or may be required to make a future appointment.
It is illegal to tattoo anyone under the age of 18, regardless of parental consent. You will be required to show ID at your appointment. Failure to produce ID will result in instant cancellation of the appointment and your deposit will be lost.
There are certain conditions that mean you may be unable to get tattooed or you should consult your doctor prior to making the appointment.
- Pregnancy/ Breast Feeding
- Pre/Post surgical procedure
- Compromised immune system
Consult your doctor if you are:
If you suffer or have suffered from any blood born viruses, such as Hepatitis or HIV, you are obliged to inform us prior to the procedure, as stated on our consent form.
It is at the artist’s discretion as to whether he or she will proceed with the appointment.
MTSC is located in Birkirkara, Malta. We are on the small hill of Triq Il-Knisja Il-Qadima just off of the valley road in Birkirkara. Click here for directions.
Opposite the shop, you will find a local McDonald’s fast-food restaurant, Izibet and Sapori cafe.
By Bus: We are easily accessible by public transport with bus stop “Suq” across the street.
The bus numbers that stop outside the shop are; 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 54, 56, 181, 182, 280 and X3.
Arriving by car: there is on-street parking outside the front of the shop. If you continue up the hill of Triq Il-Knisja Il-Qadima you will usually find parking en route or outside Parroċċa Santa Marija.
By Air: Luqa Airport is around 15 – 20 minutes in a taxi, around €10-€15.
Schedule a Consultation
Whether you’re searching for a quality tattoo shop in St. Julian’s, Sliema or Birkirkara, be sure to find your way to MTSC for a truly memorable piece of art.
Please include the following information in your message: style of tattoo, size, location & budget.
Not sure what you want? No problem. Just let us know and we’ll help you figure everything out in the consultation.