Tattoo Machine Studio

Tom @ Tattoo Machine Studio

Custom Tattoo Studio in the heart of Wellington

Welcome to Tattoo Machine Studio

Welcome to Tattoo Machine, we appreciate you taking the time to check out our custom tattoo studio and the art that we are so passionate about.  We are a close team of professional artists each specialising in a variety of styles and skills yet sharing a real passion for tattooing and providing the best possible service for all our clients.  We pride ourselves on being able to create premium, creative and distinctive tattoos that capture our expertise alongside our clients vision.  Upholding the strictest standards of health and hygiene within our studio is also of paramount importance to us here at Tattoo Machine so rest assured you will be in safe hands!

Alongside our amazing resident artists we are also often fortunate to welcome many exceptionally talented international and national guest artists to Tattoo Machine.  To keep up to date with our schedule of guest artists, follow our Instagram page @tattoomachinenz.

Located in the heart of Wellington’s entertainment area we are open Monday through Saturday with walk-ins always welcome, Sundays by appointment only please.  Feel free to drop into the studio where any of our team members will always be happy to discuss your concepts and designs with you, otherwise leave us a message and we will be in touch with you as soon as possible.

Find us at Level 3, 41-47 Dixon Street, Wellington.

Call: 04 382 9481 or 021 105 8588




I myself would like to express huge thanks to all my amazing colleagues, friends and clients for enabling me to make a career out of what I love! 20 years experience tattooing now and I still love it.

I have a passion for creating large scale Japanese influenced pieces, however I enjoy embracing all styles and love the opportunity to work with the ideas my clients present to me, to create something personal and significant for them.


Ans is specializing in black and color traditional/geometric tattoos. He also loves to do flash and custom tattoos. He has been tattooing since 2009.

You can follow him on Instagram at @anspham to see his daily work.


Bryn works mostly in an Illustrative, graphic, blackwork tattoo style, preferring designs with less colour. He’s always keen to create custom designs for his client.


Martin “” specialises in anime, fineline, and neo-traditional Japanese.

He really enjoys working from his own custom flash, which he posts to his instagram, and creating custom designs with his clientele. All humans are welcome.


Award winning tattoo artist with over 12 years of experience in the design and application of tattoo’s. Tattoo artist adept to working with clients to design a custom and original tattoo, with great attention to details.

Specializing in freehand fine line tattoo. Black work, Geometric, Polynesian, Back and Grey and realism.

Frequently Asked Questions

Of course! We specialise in custom tattoos, and can design your tattoo from an idea or an image you already have. Bring in any ideas you already have and we can discuss how it could work as a tattoo.

Pain is subjective, and everyone feels it differently. Some body parts feel more pain – we’ll discuss this with you and options for limiting your pain when we have our pre tattoo consultation.
Our studio works under international health and hygiene sterilisation procedures, and we use vegan friendly inks. Aftercare will be discussed with you to keep your tattoo in top condition.
That depends on the complexity and size of the tattoo. Some take from 30 minutes, with a full sleeve or back taking multiple sessions to complete. We will agree a schedule with you at our initial consultation.

We accept cash (correct change would be appreciated!) or internet bank transfer. All our artists are all independent contractors, so you will pay them directly. All costs will be agreed before we start any work and receipts can be provided.

What our customers say

Mereana Barsdell
Mereana Barsdell
June 24, 2022.
All the staff were so friendly I felt totally comfortable! Martin did my tattoo and it is beautiful!! 10/10 recommend
raphael S
raphael S
June 22, 2022.
Amazing friendly staff. got my tattoo done by Ans and he was awesome throughout the process and did such an awesome job I’m so happy with it I will definitely be back
Neil Bennett
Neil Bennett
June 15, 2022.
Ans was great! Felt totally at ease throughout. Very happy with my tattoo
Holly Smith
Holly Smith
May 22, 2022.
Recently got a tattoo here by Martin. It was my first tattoo, so Martin did a great job explaining the process and making me feel comfortable. He, along with the other staff were all super friendly. The tattoo also turned out great! Totally recommend this place 🙂
Sam Bell
Sam Bell
February 23, 2022.
I've had two Tattoo's here, one from Gill the owner and another from Martin. Both are great to work with and their professionalism was perfect. Both of my Tattoo's from them have had many compliments from people, even being stopped walking around the supermarket! I have absolutely no regrets getting them. I will continue to go back there for my tattoo's going forwards! I recommend them to anyone!
Tania Dhillon
Tania Dhillon
February 7, 2022.
Martin was awesome! Super friendly and made me feel very comfortable. He explained each part of the process and was incredibly patient whilst helping me design exactly what I wanted. I can’t recommend him or this place enough!
Barber Fett
Barber Fett
December 15, 2021.
November 25, 2021.
Gill was the consummate professional. Clearly explained every part of the process whilst also having a great manner. Fabulous first experience, would use again and highly recommend
Daniel Parry
Daniel Parry
November 18, 2021.
Awesome crew. Happy to accommodate me on short notice, and did a fantastic piece for a really reasonable price.
November 7, 2021.

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