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

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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#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.
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#freehandtattoo #kingyotattoo #japanesetattoo #traditionaltattoo #japanesetraditionaltattoo #traditionaljapanesetattoo #horimono #irezumi #wabori #horiga13 #thesanctuaryferrymead #christchurchtattoo #christchurchartist
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Another one of my finished projects for this year, despite it’s craziness.
Ko-omote and Hanya, essentially the before and after of a young woman being scorned and being turned into a demon by her unbridled rage and jealousy. Thank you @tamponlollypops for the commitment of getting this done and finished!
***BOOKS ARE OPEN FOR 2021, DM to enquire***
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#japanesetattoo #traditionaltattoo #japanesetraditionaltattoo #horimono #irezumi #wabori #freehand #tegaki #koomote #hannya #koomotetohannya #hannyatattoo #japanesesleeve
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As 2020 draws to an end I had a look at the pieces that got finished this crazy year and was gonna make a movie, alas there are to many and the clip was gonna be to long to post.
Here is one of my favourites for this year, on @_starcleaner.
***BOOKS ARE OPEN FOR 2021***
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#peackocktattoo #girlswithtattoos #orientaltattoos #neotrad #neojapanesetattoo
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Hebi to botan (snake and peony) sleeve on @medicinalgats, finished just in time before the Xmas hols.
Always a pleasure, thank you for your commitment 🙏
Freehand draw on, mostly done by machine, top peony coloured by tebori.
Taking on new projects for the new year, dm with your ideas! .
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#hebitobotan #japanesesleeve #traditionaljapanesetattoo #japanesetraditionaltattoo #irezumi #horimono #tebori #wabori #horigaa13 #tattoo #christchurchartist #japanesetattoosnz #christchurchtattoo
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New gear in the making! Same deal as last year, i do one print run and that’s it.
AS colour Tshirts and heavy hoddies.
Taking pre orders via DM now.
Share, tag people on this post and be in the draw for a free set of Hoodie and Tshirt!

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#horiga13 #thesanctuaryferrymead #japanesetattooart #peonyandskull #irezumi #horimono
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My first go at using unprimed canvas as a medium.
Lots of fun and learned heaps, now on to the next one!
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Finally back at work after a 5 day forced break curtesy of sinusitis.
Chipping away at @medicinalgats sleeve, snake got her pattern and some colour today, that peony on the end is 2 weeks healed tebori work btw.
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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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