welcome to my world of japanese tattoo art

Clean And Bold Tattooing - my Life and Passion since 1996

WHAT WE DO

I provide
creative solutions for all your tattooing needs!
You don’t have to have a complete design ready, just a basic idea of placement and maybe meaning, and the rest is work in progress, starting with a free 30min consultation. 

From initial meeting and consultation to design and execution of the tattoo everything is tailored to you, the client.

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About us

Introducing the Studio where all the Magic happens.

Tattoo Gallery

Done did a Luis Royo girl the other day as part of a good/evil sleeve. Its so much fun to have variety occasionally, thank you Sam!
Still in progress, but starting to come together bit by bit.
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***Books open***
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#blackandgreytattoo #warrioress #luisroyotattoo #horiga13 #ᚺᛟᛚᚷᛖᚱ #thesanctuaryferrymead #christchurchartist
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Look at what's in the studio right now, our very own little raffle ticket book, there are a limited amount of tickets available so get in quick, some have already sold 😎.
Get at us to get yours!!!
The prizes for this are EPIC to say the least!

1st prize = a full day of tattooing worth over $1000 😳😳

2nd prize = half a day of tattooing worth over $600 😳

3rd prize = Holgers very own merch, 1x printed Hoodie worth over $80

4th prize = Holgers very own Merv, 1x printed T-shirt worth over $40

All proceeds from this raffle goes to Bull Breed Rescue, so get yours today!

This raffle will be drawn on the 27th at Holgers anniversary event, so make sure you are there when the numbers are pulled out of the hat!

horiga13
Aiyotattoo
Bull Breed Rescue Fundraiser
Awful Orphans
Wild bush balm nz
Tracey’s Grub on Hubs
The Coffee Guy Hornby
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Jormungandr in progress, including a coverup. I design these myself to fit the client and as much as possible according to the rules of the particular style in order to make the design unique but also recognisable.
Love doing these strong lined tattoos, gimme more!
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***Books open for March-May2021***
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#jormungand #vikingtattoo #norsemythology #norsetattoo #germanicmythology #celtictattoo #knotworktattoo #horiga13 #ᚺᛟᛚᚷᛖᚱ #christchurchartist #thesanctuaryferrymead
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You guys seem to like the time lapses, here is another one for you.
This Tiger is for @fifty2percent, so look out for their new gear dropping that has this magnificent beast on it!
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#tora #tigerdesign #tigertattoodesign #japanesetattoodesign #japanesetiger #japanesetattoo #traditionaltattoo #traditionaljapanesetattoo #horimono #irezumi #wabori #tebori #horiga13 #thesanctuaryferrymead
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Another small clip that shows the process (kinda) from initial sketch to finished tattoo. This one was done in one half day session, all by machine.
Thank you everyone that keeps supporting my work, you keep me trying get better every day. 🙏🙏
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***Bookings open for 2021***
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#kirintattoo #kirintokiku #kiku #japanesetattoo #traditionaljapanesetattoo #japanesetraditionaltattoo #horimono #horiga13 #irezumi #wabori #christchurchartist #thesanctuaryferrymead #japanesetattoochristchurch
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Made a little video that shows a start to (almost) finish of a project. This one is Geri and Freki, Odins wolves, under Yggdrasil with the Allfather showing himself in the branches as well. Any more clients out there that want to delve into this style and the mythology behind it? Get in touch via DM!
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#yggdrasil #odintattoo #geriandfreki #allfather #norsetattoo #germanicmythology #protogermanic #vikingtattoo #ᚺᛟᛚᚷᛖᚱ #thesanctuaryferrymead #horiga13 #christchurchartist #christchurchtattooartist
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Now that i figured out time lapse recording with @clipstudioofficial i can share some ipad shenanigans previously only seen by procreators (is that a polite version of fckrs??)
Anyway, enjoy !
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***BOOKINGS OPEN FOR 2021***
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#yggdrasil #odin #allfather #geriundfreki #norsetattoo #vikingtattoo #knotwork #ᚺᛟᛚᚷᛖᚱ #thesanctuaryferrymead #christchurchartist #christchurchnz #christchurchtattoo
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Second session done on this snake and maple leaves lower leg. Ready for the top part now!
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.***BOOKS OPEN FOR 2021***
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#hebitomomiji #snakeandmapleleaves #japanesetattooart #traditionaljapanesetattoo #traditionaltattoo #horimono #irezumi #wabori #freehand #horiga13 #thesanctuaryferrymead #christchurchtattoo #christchurchartist
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Little time lapse that actually got filmed to the end! Finishing off the year with a kingyo on Marie. Second fish is for the new Year- finish as you meant to carry on.
***BOOKINGS for 2021 OPEN***
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#freehandtattoo #kingyotattoo #japanesetattoo #traditionaltattoo #japanesetraditionaltattoo #traditionaljapanesetattoo #horimono #irezumi #wabori #horiga13 #thesanctuaryferrymead #christchurchtattoo #christchurchartist
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Stories, Legends and Myths of Japan

In this blog i will try and share, to the best of my abilities, my knowledge and understanding of japanese myths and legends. 
Since most japanese tattoos are traditionally selected from this field to convey protection, strength, stamina, cunning or other traits pertaining to the wearer of the tattoo I figure a basic understanding of the Myths and Legends would be quite advantageous.

TSUKI-YOMI THE MOON GOD

  Tsukiyomi (Tsukiyomi-no mikoto ), penultimate child of Izanagi and brother of Amaterasu and Susa-no-o, was born when Izanagi washed out his right eye while purifying himself after his return[…]

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Susano-o, Kami of the ocean and storms

Susa-no-o was born from Izanagi when cleansing himself in the river after his visit to the underworld and washing out his nose. Like his sister Amaterasu and his brother Tsukiyomi,[…]

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Amaterasu the Sun Goddess

Amaterasu (Amaterasu-O-Mikami) the sun goddess was born from Izanagi when he washed out his left eye while purifying himself after his journey to the underworld. Having been placed in charge[…]

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The origins of Japan

The Beginings of Japan Going back to mythical times and drawing from the stories of the Kojiki (712 ad) and Nihon Shoki (720 ad), the oldest surviving chronicles of Japan,[…]

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