Tattoo Machine Studio Announces New Ownership and Honors Late Founder, Gil

We are deeply saddened to share that our founder and dear friend, Gil (Jeremy Gill/@giltattoo/‘Gil the Drill’), passed away in Brisbane in March 2024. Gil was an absolute giant in the Tattoo Community, known for his incredible talent, creativity, and his huge personality! He leaves behind a legacy that has touched the lives of many, […]

When Norman Reedus came to town…

Norman Reedus, actor from The Walking Dead, visits Tattoo Machine Studio, Wellington

On Wednesday 13th Feb 2020, we had the massive honour to have have @bigbaldhead himself, Norman Reedus in the Tattoo Machine studio, being tattooed by @joshcoburntattoo Read more about his Wellington visit on

2019 NZ Tattoo and Art Festival, New Plymoth

NZ Tattoo & Art Festival - Tattoo Machine Studio, Wellington

Tattoo Machine is getting ready for the 9th annual New Zealand Tattoo and Art Festival on the 23rd and 24th of November 2019 in New Plymouth! Every year we are privileged to take part in this festival alongside many other talented artists and friends whom we respect, as well as a line-up of great entertainment acts.  Our residents Rhys, […]