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

Colour for the gobun (halfsleeve) hannya and Ko-omote on @tamponlollypops.
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#hannya #koomote #hannyatattoo #japanesetattoo #halfsleeve #japanesehalfsleeve #freehand #wabori #horimono #irezumi #horiga13 #thesanctuaryferrymead #japanesetattooschristchurch #japnesetattoonz
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Wellingtonians!
I will be attending the Halloween Tattoo Convention this year.
Come by the stand and say hello!
I still have Sunday the 01/11 available for someone keen to get some traditional japanese work done, dm if interested.
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Coverup in progress, colour today.
Part of a dragon-koi sleeve covering a lot of old tattoos.
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#koitattoo #japanesetattoo #traditionaltattoo #japanesetraditionaltattoo #colourtattoo #colortattoo #horimono #irezumi #wip #coveruptattoos #horiga13 #thesanctuaryferrymead #japanesetattoochristchurch #japanesetattoonz
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Introducing “Chippy” the Seagull as an addition to the great wave we did on @raised_by_w0lves420 a few weeks back. Inspiration for this was the Dandelion-turned-birds cliché, i just love my clients with the same type of crazy, haha. Also homage to living/growing up seaside. Good fun allround, really😂
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#chippytheseagull #colourtattoo #colortattoo #legtattoo #japanesewavetattoo #birdtattoo #japanesetattoo #traditionaltattoo #traditionaljapanesetattoo #horimono #irezumi #horiga13 #thesanctuaryferrymead #christchurchartist #christchurchtattooartist #newzealandartist #newzealandtattooartist #japanesetattoonz
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Step one of a celtic armour theme for @kingfish_02. #wip
Would love to do some more celtic/norse/germanic design work, get at me in my DM’s!
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#celtictattoo #knotworktattoo #blackandgreytattoo #armourtattoo #armortattoo #germanictattoos #norsetattoo #norsetattoos #horiga13 #thesanctuaryferrymead #christchurchartist #christchurchtattooartist #christchurchtattooist #celtictattoonz #norsetattoonz
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Something totally different to my usual style nowadays. I used to tattoo a lot of these images back in the late 90’s and early 2000’s, before devoting myself more to the japanese style and its study. Thank you to Sam for the nostalgia trip 🙂
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#blackandgreytattoo #nofilter #blackandgraytattoo #bngink #horrortattoos #eviltattoo #freehandtattoo #wip #dynamicblackink #cheyenne #horiga13 #christchurchtattooartist #christchurchtattoo #shouldhavebeenadeathmetalcover
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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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