OUR ARTISTS

Gill

Gill

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.

Tom

Tom

Tom started at Tattoo Machine in late 2014 and has been smashing tatts in there as the apprentice ever since! With a heavy Japanese tattoo and art influence in his work Tom also has a passion for black and grey neo-traditional style of tattooing.

“Lots of black all the time and let’s do something rad!“

Rhys

Rhys

Rhys Thomas has been tattooing at Tattoo Machine for 3 years now specialising in Western traditional tattooing and blackwork.

Rhys works in the studio Tuesday – Saturday, working Mondays through appointment only.

Tane

Tane

Tane has a passion for bold and black tattooing and specialises in heavy blackwork tattoos influenced by American traditional, Japanese and neo-traditional. Though he is not limited to these styles and makes a constant effort to specialize in all tattoo styles.

Tane has been tattooing professionally for eight years and is always working on progressing his art form.

Ans

Ans

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.

Guest Artists

Guest Artists

We often have guest artists visiting us in the studio.

Follow our Facebook page (@tattoomachinenz) for news on our guest artists and booking info.

TATTOO MACHINE STUDIO

Tattoo Machine Studio

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

Appointments are advised.

Call: (04) 382 9481 / 021 105 8588

TESTIMONIALS

    5 star review  Skilled, experienced, creative & massively talented artists. Exceptional hygiene & safety. Safe space for all clients. Highly recommended.

    thumb Katrina Hopkinson
    10/05/2015

    5 star review  Professional, straight up advice, top quality tattoos every time.

    thumb Jason Leigh Tait
    8/26/2013

    5 star review  So stoked with the tattoo. Such a cool place to get tattooed and everyone in there was really nice. Definitely head back down to get another there soon.

    thumb Max-well Lumb
    9/07/2015

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

CAN I DESIGN MY OWN TATTOO?
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.
WILL IT HURT?
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.
IS IT SAFE?
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.
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE?
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.
HOW CAN I PAY?
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.

BOOK AN APPOINTMENT

Get in touch to discuss your tattoo design and make an appointment.