“Big thanks to Zealand tattoo for hooking me up with my new tattoo! Listening to what I wanted and what was important to me. Then hooked up with amazing artist Riki Manuel! Who did a wicked job! Very happy with finally result! Would higher recommend. Thanks”
“I feel very privileged to have had Zane from Zealand Tattoos gift me with my first tattooing experience. I had been traveling New Zealand for 9 months before I came across Zealand Tattoo’s website. I was blown away by the level of detail and amount of information provided. Up to that point, I had been trying unsuccessfully to find a tattoo artist and studio that I liked and felt ‘comfortable’ approaching. With Zealand Tattoo, I felt immediately at ease to contact them and confident that I would get the best possible tattoo in a clean and professional environment. Zane is an amazingly talented artist and I would be happy to recommend Zealand Tattoos to anyone looking for a fantastic, high quality ink job. I am thrilled with my new Maori tattoo and will wear it with pride for the rest of my life! Thanks again, Zane.”
Natasha – British Columbia, Canada
“When I approached Zealand Tattoo about designing an original tattoo for me, I found them to be amazingly creative and they were able to assess what it was I wanted, especially around creating a design that was both feminine and something that could be incorporated as a “family” design for later generations. The staff were friendly and professional while providing an atmosphere that was relaxing and well maintained. All my friends and family who have seen my tattoo’s done by Zealand Tattoo have commented about how great they are, and are impressed by the quality. A number of them have said that they will use Zealand Tattoo when they are ready. I will only be going to Zealand Tattoo from now on, even if it means travelling from overseas. Thanks!!!!”
- Jacqui Langrick, Australia
“Although, I was on a tight schedule on my trip around NZ, Zealand Tattoo managed to offer me an appointment. I had 4 hours for getting a tattoo before I had to hit my flight. Zealand Tattoo took sufficient time to create the design free hand and easily changed it due to my personal wishes within no time. I am absolutely fascinated by their professional skills and passion. My tattoo is a high quality piece of work and I am proud to wear it. Thank you so much for making this possible, Cheers.”
I had some ideas of the particular type of coloured star I wanted on my arm with my wife and kids name beside it. It was my first tattoo and been on my inner forearm was pretty sore. Overall I’m really happy with my tattoo, I’ll be back for more.
Many thanks guys
I have had a number of pieces from Zealand Tattoo from small to a large Te Moko piece on my forearm. As the forearm work is obviously in a very prominent position I needed to have full faith in the design and of course the artist. I am stoked with the finished product and show it with pride.
I have had no concerns having Zealand Tattoo work on a number of my tattoos. From the early discussions on what I wanted, the design process and of course the tattoo process I found them as always to be fantastic.
The shop is clean and friendly and unitimidating. I would recommend Zealand for anyone looking for a professional tattoo but especially those who are perhaps having their first tattoo. The Zealand Tattoo crew are patient and will take the time that others might not to explain the entire process.
I knew when I decided to go to New Zealand I wanted a new tattoo that represents the country. After looking around at different studios around New Zealand, I was most impressed by Zealand Tattoo’s Maori work. I decided to go with them, they responded to my questions quickly through email. Mana was a great artist, he was able to get everything important to me in my tattoo. I am extremely proud to wear his work. My family and friends all think it’s the best tattoo they’ve ever seen.
I was searching on the internet for somewhere I could get a great maori/pacific island tattoo and that’s when I came across Zealand Tattoo. After looking through some of the pieces I knew I had to call them and make an inquiry.They were really helpful and answered all my questions.I knew that’s where I wanted to go for my first tattoo, so I made a booking. When I got there they were really friendly and made me feel comfortable. During the design process they listened to all of my ideas and changes I wanted to make and made them a reality. The whole experience was one I will always remember and i cant wait to go back and get my next tattoo.
I am so pleased with my new tattoo from Zealand Tattoo. It was my second piece done at Zealand, and I knew the high quality of work they produce. Zane was able to create a custom piece to finish my half sleeve, and it turned out far better than I had ever imagined. Zealand Tattoo was the only place I was going get my sleeve finished, and was well worth the long trip from England! Thanks again to Zane and the whole team at Zealand Tattoo.
You made such an awesome job last saturday !!!!
I’ve seen the pics on facebook, so great !
Really like the work u’ve done, the design fit exactly what I was expecting !
I am absolutely happy with my tattoo. The guys at Zealand Tattoo listened to my ideas and then created a brilliant image-Moko for me. I was able to give them input all along the way. The application of the tattoo was done very professionally in a awesome environment. Thanks guys.
Ben from GERMANY
Well we are home from NZ now & my new tattoo is healing nicely. Thank you so much Zane for creating such a beautiful, strong yet femine piece, my ta moko. I love it & so does my hubby, I have had such wonderful comments already especially on the detail & fine lines, its really just perfect. Thank God for google that led me to your site, If i decide to get another piece, i’ll be definitly booking my airfare to christchurch & head over to Zealand tattoos!! Thank you so much for making the process so easy from internet,to sitting down with you, very professional. Again thank you so much, I’ll be spreading the word on this side of the ditch, Zealand tattoos rock.
Cheers from another very happy customer
‘The guys at Zealand Tattoo are awesome and so helpful. I live in Australia and wanted to get a tattoo while on holiday in New Zealand. I started to email Zealand Tattoo about what i was after. I wanted something to remind me of our awesome time there (maori design) and I also wanted to get my daughters name and to incorperate both into the one tattoo. When i got to Zealand Tattoo they set to work about what i had asked, and as i was travelling around the south island, they kept me informed with ideas, designs, and colours. The last day i was in New Zealand was the big day, I had Mana as my tattooist. What an awesome guy! So friendly and talented. Overall i can’t praise the team there enough. When i come back i WILL be getting more work done!!!’
i visited new zealand for the second time and really love the country and the people! I really wanted to have a tattoo, but was a bit scared
it was a spontaneous decision to join my friend getting a tattoo, and i’m soo glad i did it! The tatoo ist just awesome! It’s so individual and personal and – of course- beautiful!
Shaun, my tattoo artist has done an awesome job! He put all my lifestory i told him about in there and made it beautiful! Thanks a lot, it’s something to remind me of NZ for all of my life!
I came to see you at the beginning of November wanting a silver fern tattoo to symbolize my trip to nz. You were very kind, arranging for a contractor to do my tattoo in Lincoln Ink. You could’ve easily turned me away as I had quite a low budget but you didn’t & we worked out a price. Thank you very much, I’m so happy with my tattoo, it is worth all the pain. I would definitely come back to you if I’m back in NZ
I absolutely love it mate!!!
I realy enjoyed the visit at your
Studio. It was an awesome experience to see how the tattoo grows on
the Skin from the first draft to the final tattoo. You are a great Artist.
During my next holidays i will visit you again! Thanks again!
Greetings from Germany
LOVE my tattoo and I really enjoyed the whole experience of meeting you guys and how comfortable I felt in your presence and while it was being done. I did put my absolute trust in you and you delivered a beautiful design, which was completely different to what I had in mind when I first contacted you.
“I lived in New Zealand many years ago, and even as a teen, I was always fascinated with Maori tattoos.
When we booked our flights to New Zealand for a holiday and for the Rugby World Cup, our first thoughts were – it is time to get a Maori tattoo. But we were not sure who to go to, and who to trust. After all, a tattoo is for life. Charmaine found Zealand Tattoo’s website on the internet and after looking at the gallery, reading Zane’s profile and making a few inquiries, our minds were made up – Zealand Tattoo is IT.
I had my 6th tattoo inked by Zane in Christchurch, and what an awesome job he did. We have been geting compliments for the fantastic design he did; free hand I might add. The quality of Zane’s work is worth every dollar we spent. Thanks heaps.” Ling, Singapore
When I decided to get some more work done on one of my tattoos and have it updated and improved, I looked into A LOT of tattooists work and settled on Zane from Zealand… and WOW! From the start Zane and the team at Zealand worked with me to get exactly the tattoo that I wanted. My small half arm band was transformed into a beautiful ta moko style half sleeve, that is admired and commented on constantly! I am extremely happy with my tattoo and will be returning! Great work, great team, great after care and most importantly Great Tattoo! Rachel, NZ
“I came to Zealand tattoo to get my first tattoo two weeks ago - indecisive and scared of physical pain. I was greeted by friendly, smiling people. Zane was extremely supportive, gave me a good advice and devoted time to develop my vague ideas into a beautiful pattern. I wanted a rose window tattooed on my forearm. It meant a lot for me - the Cathedral rose window was in the heart of the heart of my beloved broken city – now it is in my heart and on my arm. I forgot about pain (bearable, by the way) while watching an intricate pattern appear on my skin. My tattoo IS wonderful – I can’t stop admiring it. In Zealand Tattoo you get what you pay for – highly professional artists; clean, safe service, and follow up – all up to scratch . Thank you” -Maria, Russia.
“Hey, I am really pleased with the tattoo you gave me, you done an amazing job and very fast which I’m glad of because I’m a wimp haha Thanks again” -Robin
“Thanks for an excellent job on a black and white, antique style, dragon with elements tattoo based on an old Japanese painting. Zane’s enthusiasm for Oriental art really showed through in the final artwork. I found the whole process with Zealand Tattoo very friendly and professional, the tattoo healed quickly and I would definitely return.” -Kristain Morgan, Wales
“Upon deciding to get my second tattoo, I researched a lot of tattoo places in Christchurch and decided on Zealand tattoo. I’m glad I did, as everything from the first response to my email through to actually getting the tattoo was nothing but professional and very easy. No hassle at all. Love the tattoo I got (as do many others!) And Zealand tattoo will be my first port of call when I get another.” -Soraya
“My tattoo is exactly what I wanted. The service was professional and friendly. I would recommend Zealand tattoo to anyone wanting to get a permanent work of art. I love my tattoo. Thanks.” -Phillipa
“I love my tattoo so much, Zane was very helpful and patient, especially when I kept changing my mind about the size! Thanks heaps for the awesome tattoo!” – Lizzie
“My tattoo is amazing and I absolutely love it. I would like to thank Zealand Tattoo for my one of a kind beautifully designed tattoo that is absolutely awesome. On a recent visit to NZ I wanted something different and I decided this was the way to go. The whole experience was so easy and simple and I would fly from Australia to NZ to do it all again. Thanks so much guys and I’ll definitely be back. Thanks again.” -Krystal Clark
“I’m very happy with your work, exactly what I wanted, you listened and worked around my needs and provided the best quality I have ever seen! All the info for the recovery was very useful as well, Cant wait to work with you again in another project. Thanks!” -Jose
“Thank you Zealand tattoo for the awesome tattoo I am now so proud to wear. I went in with an idea of what I wanted and Zane came back with an amazing free hand sketch of the exact thing I had in mind. The work they do is brilliant, from the initial consultation through to the finished tattoo. The after care has been great also with e-mails on how to care for a tattoo and making sure it is healing ok etc. One again thank you Zane and the crew from Zealand Tattoo.” -Ira
“I am so happy with my new tattoo it has healed up well and now looks like it has always been part of me which is just what I wanted, the whole experience was enjoyable you provided really solid advice and knowledge which has resulted in a piece of artwork that I will be proud to carry with me for the rest of me life. Thanks so much” -Brierley
“After seeing the quality of work done on a friend of mine, I was really keen to get another tattoo myself. Being quite an intricate design I wanted to go to someone reputable and have a great job done. I have to say I am really impressed with my end result and a lot of people have commented on the quality of the work and how great the detailing is. Being based in Australia I would definitely fly back to get more work done! Cheers” -Leona
“I got tattoo last week. They are such good people. They helped to me to get better design. I said an unreasonable demand, but they accepted all. Even when my English is not so good. I’m so glad and appreciate it. If I get tattooed again, I’m absolutely going to go to Zealand Tattoo. Thank you very much.” - Yasu
“Zane, A week after the awesome Maori tattoo things are going really well. The skin has healed pretty well and I expect that in a couple of days it will be all ready to enjoy for the rest of my life (as I have been doing last week ). I get a lot of enthusiastic reactions and am really happy with the result!” -Walter
“I got my first tattoo done at Zealand tattoo. I am absolutely delighted with it. The staff put me at ease and were so lovely about making sure the image was positioned exactly where I wanted it. I had been recommended to use Zealand Tattoo by friends and I’m so glad I listened to their advice. For any future tattoos I’ll will return to Zealand Tattoo” -Victoria Powell
“Hey guys, my tattoo healed perfectly. I love my tattoo it was defiantly what I had imagined in my head, I’m thinking about adding on to my tattoo and I would defiantly come back to Zealand tattoo because of the excellent service, Zealand Tattoo is a very hygienic and friendly place and I will be recommending it to all my friends and family.” -Tahila Malcom
“When first came up that we want to visit NZ, the tough off a tattoo was already there. I was surfing the web and saw some pictures of the Maori tattoo. I’d fell in love, this was the ultimate souvenir! My boyfriend liked it to and I looked around on the web for a shop. Zealand Tattoo was the first that responded to my mail with very extensive information and the website looked very nice. The mail contact was nice and the are very kind to me. You helped me with all my questions!
On Boxing day I had my appointment, specially for me!! I was very nervous, you where kind and helped me throw the process. The shop is clean and very relaxing!
After 1 hour drawing it was perfect!! The next 1,5 hour I was in pain, but it was worth it!! My tattoo is the finest from all!! And Im soooo happy with it!! Thank you soo much for your effort to make my wish reality!!!”- Evelien Haverkamp
“This is my third tattoo, and I wanted something distinctly kiwi and contemporary. I searched all I could on the net and asked around and found Zealand Tattoo. Zane was professional from the get go and his artistry was second to none. I love my new tattoo and I have had many comments about it. Thanks heaps Zane and Kirstyn for your assistance and brilliance.” -Lorna
“When I knew I was going to New Zealand I wanted to bring a great piece of art home with me, I looked into a lot of tattoo studios and decided Zealand Tattoo was the type of style I was looking for, I sent ideas to them & when I got there they had all kinds if ideas, they were professional, and patient no pressure to pick something to get done, my husband also got a tattoo there. We love our tattoos and I’d see them again if ever back in Christchurch, thanks guys” -Kelly Larson
“Before vacationing in New Zealand I decide I would research getting a tattoo, something I have thought long and hard about for a few years. I was waiting until I had a good idea of what I wanted, since it would be around for a while. During my research I came across Zealand Tattoo and decided, based on their portfolios and well designed website, that I would drop by and see what they could do. It wasn’t until I actually was in country that I came up with the final idea for my tattoo. I knew it would have a Maori influence to always remind me of my travels (since then I have decided that I would add a new tattoo whenever I travel to an exotic destination). Meeting the staff and Zane and speaking to them about what I was looking for was easy. They had all the answers and gave me more than enough information to help me though the process. I couldn’t be happier with the outcome. Thanks.” -Keith
“I absolutely love my tattoo. The guys at Zealand Tattoo did an amazing job and I’m really really happy with the out come they were very professional and it was very well done, I will defiantly be back =] “ -Jasmine
“From the time I first emailed a query through for a custom design, right up until and after my tattoo was completed – the service from Zealand Tattoo has been truly outstanding. As I live in the North Island of NZ, Zealand Tattoo were very easy to deal with, responded to emails promptly and worked around dates which suited me to come down and have the artwork done. This was my first tattoo ever and I am truly grateful for the time and effort which went into the custom design of my Ta Moko, it was far better than what I had pictured in my mind. A big thanks to Shaun for doing my Ta Moko, excellent job overall. Seriously if anyone was ever looking for a place to have any tattoo artwork done Zealand Tattoo is the ideal place to go. Looking forward to coming back down and having my piece finished off in the near future, hopefully all of you guys n gals are fine after the recent events in Chch.”-Cheers, Heydon
“I found Zealand tattoos via their website and visited them to discuss what they could do in regards to the realism that I wanted. My dog had not long passed away and felt compelled to have him forever with me via a tattoo. I took a number of photos in so they could capture a good likeness of his features that were important to me. I never anticipated that I would ever get a tattoo so was my first, I found them very friendly, listened to what I wanted and they made me feel very comfortable. TJ the receptionist is also an awesome friendly person. Has been a week now and yes I have no regrets and love it and am happy to be showing it off. Another is on the cards for wedding anniversary. Cheers” -Dianne Booker
“When I decided to visit NZ I to wanted a get a Maori tattoo but I had no idea how to go about it. I found you guys on the internet and made an enquiry. Zealand Tattoo where brilliant. It was my first tattoo so I had no idea how to go about it but they were very professional and gave me awesome advice and I made a booking – then had a tattoo done the next day while I was in Christchurch. Thanks guys for the awesome experience and the tattoo is just fantastic. I love it and many of my friends now want one too!” – Dan Graham, UK
“I am extremely happy with my tattoo. After having it rushed by a previous artist it came out looking faded and not really what I was hoping for. Luckily Zealand tattoo was able to fix it up and they got it looking great. I will definitely be back (: The friendly, chilled atmosphere also made it a great experience. Thanks” - Cora.
‘I am really pleased with my tattoo – I had booked it 2 months in advance and when I got there they immediately took care of me, went through my design in detail and ensured it was what I wanted. They were sympathetic to the fact that it was my first tattoo and were professional in their work. As a result I have a great looking tattoo and if I lived in New Zealand then I would definitely go back here for another one!’ – Chris Short
“I returned to my home town in January for a quick visit; family, friends and a tattoo (to think that some people only come back from NZ with a plastic tiki!). I contacted Zealand Tattoos and right from my first contact I knew I had made the right decision. Despite being overseas, contact was quick, all questions were answered and appointments made. I was impressed that it was paramount I get the artist whose style could best represent what I was wanting, it would have been easy to just slot into any time that was free. All up I got a tattoo that exceeded my expectations and the experience from start to finish was professional and importantly, enjoyable.” – Brent Darce
“I am extremely happy with how everyone worked together at Zealand tattoo to design a tattoo that was meaningful and unique. The team listened to my idea of a tattoo and came up with a beautiful design that I am proud to carry for the rest of my life. I was able to add my input along the way without any trouble. With such a friendly team and environment at Zealand tattoo, you will surely be seeing me again. Thanks.” -Anna Small-New Zealand
“Just wanted to tell you about my recent experience at Zealand Tattoos. My daughter is 16 and keen to get a tattoo so we discussed it and on a recent trip to Christchurch we decided to look for a suitable tattoo studio. From the moment we walked in the young lady on reception asked my daughter questions about what she wanted, told her what to expect, discussed suitable placements on her body for her design and generally went over every scenario so that she was indeed making an informed and life lasting decision. Zane himself is a true professional and I cannot speak highly enough of the service Zealand Tattoos provides both before and after. The upshot is I ended up getting a tattoo as well! We are already discussing our next tattoos so we will be back! So thank you guys, we had a truly wonderful experience! “-Steven Malcom
“I’ve been planning this tattoo for the last 14 years and upon meeting with Zane at Zealand Tattoo came to the conclusion that the timing was perfect, right place, right advice and most importantly the right artist to complete this piece. Zane is one of the most professional, Knowledgeable and likeable artists I’ve met in the industry and I can’t wait to get him to add more! Thanks to Zane and TJ at Zealand for an awesome job “-Nic Pethig
“Kia-Ora Zane. Bro tumeke on the tamoko and the aroha. That you and Zealand tattoo put into it we. All love looking at it and my mum just loves it. I can’t wait to make an appointment with you. To get one for me and my wife’s keen to get one done ASAP a+++++ to you and the Zealand tattoo. Chur chur bro see you’s soon” -Ngati Wiremu
“I am absolutely stoked with my new tattoo. The staff were really professional and the studio was really welcoming. The design I had arrived with looked exactly as I had envisaged it. The aftercare follow up was really helpful and I am really looking forward to having two more tattoos reworked here.Thanks again” -Kirstin
“I was thinking about getting a tattoo to cover an ugly scar on my ankle, so what’s a better idea to get a Maori Style tattoo while on holiday in New Zealand. After some searching on the internet I found Zealand Tattoo to be the best option for me and they didn’t let me down! After a few quick replies to some of my questions I decided to make an appointment and in the end they’ve done a really great job. I’m really happy with this most amazing piece of artwork I’ll carry around for the rest of my life, it’s for sure the best souvenir I took back home!!Cheers Guys!” -Jos Uittenbogaard, The Netherlands
“I went to New Zealand as part of a study abroad program from New York and wanted to leave with a memorable tattoo. Since much of my study was based on the Maori I wanted a meaningful and custom made tattoo that would celebrate my experience in this country as well as a tattoo that would symbolize parts of my life. Zane created a tattoo that was not only visually stunning, but with personal meaning based on the types of concepts I wanted the tattoo to represent. I have recieved TONS of compliments back in NY from friends and even a lot of strangers! Others always point out how impressed they are with the intricate line work within my tattoo. I love my tattoo! I would recommend Zealand Tattoo for anyone interested in a Maori piece of art. Thank you!” - Adriana Riano – USA
“I am over the moon with my new tattoo. I have had so many awsome comments about it and I have been referring most of my mates to you. The customer service and dedication that I recived from your staff is all aces and will be returning in december or january for another tat, I hope Ray has the time to work his magic again. Thanks for everything” - Greg Newman
“I love my tattoo, it is so amazing Everyone at Zealand Tattoo were so positive and understanding. You were all very helpful too, and didn’t pressure me at all. All my friends were super jealous! I am definitely going to be back. Trust me, it’s the place to get your tattoo! Thanks again, I love my tattoo so much ” - Isabella
“I got my first tattoo in 20 years, two weeks ago from Scotty at Zealand Tattoo. It was an excellent experience and I’m very happy with the result. Scotty was friendly and helpful. I recieved great after tattoo care instructions and recommend Zealand Tattoo with no reservations. Thanks!” – Pete
“I must say that I have wanted a tattoo on my body that resembled experiences that I’ve had throughout life. I work in the ocean and had a masterpiece designed alongside ray. After a full afternoon of design and a full night of needle work with optimal comfort I couldn’t have asked for anything more. If I wanted something more, I only had to suggest it and bam….it would’ve been done. An absolute legend to meet, design with me, and execute such briliant artistry and talent all incorporated into something I’ve wanted for ages but never had the right guy to do it…! Ray you’re a champion mate! ka ke te anor…your work will be displayed worldwide brother!” - Michal Liebhart
“Thanks very much the tattoo is great. It has healed well. I will try and come in and see Ray in a few weeks. I spent a long time looking for the right shop. From my first dealings with Zealand Tattoo I knew I had met a team who had a pride and passion in their work. They took my design and turned it into a unique quality piece of art. The whole experience from the first meeting to the application of the tattoo was great. The professional team and the surroundings made the whole experience one to remember. Thanks for something I can always be proud of.” - James
“My partner and I recently both had amazing tattoos done at Zealand Tattoo. I wanted a traditional Maori tattoo and didn’t really know where to start. So I checked out the website and emailed the crew and they were more than happy to help with design ideas in conjunction with my own ideas and concepts. My partner wanted a cover up done and the very first image they drew was perfect! We corresponded from Australia easily and efficiently and the day we got there everything went perfectly. Both of us wear our tattoos with pride and always get asked where they were done. Thanks guys we’ll definitely be back….” - Bryan and Amber – Tasmania
“I am absolutely delighted with my tattoo. The guys at Zealand Tattoo listened to my ideas and then created a brilliant image for me. I was able to give them input all along the way. There was never any pressure. The application of the tattoo was done very professionally in a great environment. Thank you. I’ll be back” - Lionel
“I recently went on a holiday with my best friend to New Zealand. We had always talked about getting a tattoo together but could never decide on what design. When we were in new zealand we noticed all the symbols of carvings that were everywhere in particular we noticed the ‘single twist’ once we read its meaning “The single twist carving in particular shows the joining together of two people for eternity. Even though they can move away from each other on their own journeys, they will always come together again sharing their lives and blending.” We explained to the tattooist what we wanted and he designed it perfectly! It was exactly what we wanted. We are both very happy with our tattoo and our whole experience at Zealand Tattoo. ” - Krystal
“My best friend and I decided to get matching tattoos to finish off an amazing holiday in New Zealand. The team at New Zealand tattoo made the whole experience so easy and enjoyable. Our artist put together a design we fell in love with in less than 15 minutes and made sure we were comfortable and catered to throughout the entire time we were there. We love our new tattoo’s and would recommend their services to everyone!” - Casie
“I am absolutely proud and happy about my elephant tattoo! You have done an excellent job and perfected my idea about this artwork. To be honest, I’ve never ever seen such a wonderful, detailed tattoo. It is an absolute masterpiece! The healing process went through fine; I had no problems at all! Thank you so much for all your tips and for giving me something so beautiful, that always reminds me of the great time traveling around the world! Muchos Gracias ” – Cassandra – Germany
“It’s now been a week since I got my tattoo done att Zealand Tattoo, and I’m very very pleased with it! In fact, I love it more and more each day. I want to thank you guys, and especially Ray, for making it possible for me to get the exact tattoo that I wanted. Even if I was a bit scared at first, you managed to calm my jumpy nerves and realise that there’s absolutely nothing to be worried about. I can highly recommend Zealand Tattoo, and if I’m ever gonna get another tattoo, I’d want it to be done at your studio!” - Elenia
“I wanted a tattoo to remember my holiday in NZ so before I left OZ I looked on the internet and found Zealand Tattoo. On my 2nd day in Christchurch I went in and discussed what I wanted and Zealand Tattoo were brilliant. I went back that same afternoon and the design that was waiting for me was awesome. Thanks guys for the awesome experience and the tattoo is just fantastic. I love it.” - Donna Heffernan – Australia
“Scotty, you did an amazing job with my tattoo and I am overwhelmed by your talent when you are only just 17 years old, I will definitely be back and you will be my first artist choice. I have recommended you to a few people already and you should hear from them soon. I get heaps of comments about your shading and lack of mistakes. Again I thank you heaps, I will be seeing you again soon.” - Cody Raymond
“After a time of reflexion I decided that it will be in New Zealand I will do my first tattoo. My desire was to mix a question mark with a Koru. I brought my drawing at New zealand Tattoo, they took the time to re-draw it and check if it was all right for me! I will always remember my question at the beginning “Should i be worried ? ” No reason! We spoke and after 40 minutes the ink was inlaid into my skin. it was exactly what i was expected! Thanks for your professionalism, I just love it. My tattoo is perfect, my skin peeled after 4 days and that is it! Thank you” - Charlotte – France
“I have never before met an artist as skilled and passionate as Zane at Zealand tattoo, he took the time to listen to my (sometimes vague) ideas and create a piece of art that was significant to me and my story and that looks more amazing than anything i had i ever imagined. The whole process was made easy and i always felt relaxed and in control of all the decisions.Thank you so much for my beautiful and unique piece of body art. ” - Tracy
“It was pretty obvious, this is a professional artist’s place, so I decided to talk ’tattoos’ with you guys. I’m glad I did, because the advise and feel was good but more importantly we came up with exactly what I wanted! Thank you for the information, thats very helpful for me… and yes, im happy as yesterday, its awesome, thank u soooooo much for it and because of the short time when i ask u. Its the best thing ever ! I’m really happy with it, cant really describe it! THANK YOU!” - Greez Tanja
“No hesitations recommending you guys, as I’m very happy with the result, it works perfectly with the tattoo I already had and this one healed way better and quicker too! It was good meeting you guys too, so thanks from this damn happy customer I’m sure we’ll meet again…” – Paul
“Hi guys, just want to let you know now that I’m back home,about all the great comments I’ve gotten about the tattoo you guys did for me. My mates think it’s awesome and so do I. My Mrs put a photo of it on facebook and she’s had lots of people saying how good it is and asking where I got it from. After getting a massive runaround from another tattoo shop in NZ I looked at your web site and I was hooked, I will admit I didn’t really have a clear idea of what I wanted and sent you a few vague e mails, then I walked into your shop and was so impressed with the art work that had been done prior to my arrival, we were able to get straight into it. Thanks so much for being so easy to work with,not like that other mob. You’ll get all my future work, and I’ve recommended you to all my mates. Thanks again.” - Paul – Australia
“I have just had my first tattoo. I wanted something that meant a lot to me therefore I wanted photo realistic. I talked to Zane and he assured me he could do the work. He is an incredible artist aside from his tattooing so I knew I could trust him. My tattoo exceeded expectation. It is beautiful, realistic and the colours really stand out. If I ever consider having another done I will certainly come to Zane. I have tweeted it to friends all over the world and they too are impressed. Thanks Zane.” - Lisa
“I am very delighted with my new tattoo – it’s vibrant, colourful and represents my beachie personality just right! The artists at new zealand tattoo were able to take my ideas of beach and ornamental shapes, and come up with this image that i love! They were professional and showed a geniune interest in their work and I was able to maintain input during the design and application. Being a first – timer with getting a tattoo i found the environment comfortable and relaxing during the whole experience. Work colleagues and friends love the tattoo – especially the colours that were used. Once again thank you for an awesome experience and I may be back again!” - Johanna
“I just wanted to thank you guys for my awesome tattoo. I was quite nervous about getting some thing as big as I did and I was concerned that the tattoo artist would not understand what I wanted but they were cool, calm and collected when faced with my drawings and needs. I ended up with the most beautiful tattoo that I get the most lovely comments on. It did cost more than others that I approached but I was willing to pay more for experience and quality. Thanks guys I love it.” – Johanna
“Absolutely love my tattoo. It’s exactly what i wanted, and I was able to work with the guys at Zealand Tattoo to achieve it. The tattoo was professionally applied and the artist was very reassuring. Had everything done in one day and will be back for another. Thanks a lot.” - Jared
“I LOVE MY TATTOO! It makes me a happy person! It has a lot of meaning for me and I’m proud that I now carry a piece of your art work Zane! Thank you again for my wonderful tattoo! P.S. Hi and all the best to TJ. Take Care.” – Jana – Scotland / Czech Rep
“I went into Zealand tattoo not knowing the exact design I wanted, the tattooist there sketched some ideas and I was in the chair within five minutes. My tattoo is perfect! Thank you so much.” – Georgina.
“Cheers guys for helping me start on a plan for my leg. I went to Zealand tattoo as I met someone who recommended you in hanmer springs. Your help in styling for my first of many lizards was great. Ray did an awesome job it’s been about 2 weeks and the tat looks great. I gladly tell people that I got it at Zealand tattoo Christchurch and would suggest they go there if in N.Z. Once again thank you”- Geof – Australia
“The tattoo is very good, the scab is gone almost completely and it looks very very good I like my new tattoo and will always have good memories to NZ with that! Thanks a lot for this good job “ – Eva
“First of all, I can tell u that Zane is THE man for the job. If u wanna have a great, unique and WICKED tattoo contact him. I got a New Zealand fern and it looks stunning. It got all done in a great, friendly and most important, a clean atmosphere. Because of that I can just recommend. Cheers.” - Eric
“Thank you for the after care instructions. So far everything is going well with my tattoo and I really like it and I’m happy that I finally got the occassion to do it. I had the impression that your tattoo studio is really clean and professional. So thanks a lot…” - Andrea
“I‘m absolutely delighted with my tattoo. When I decided to visit NZ, I wanted to get a Maori tattoo. Then had a tattoo done while I was in Christchurch. Thanks Zane for the awesome experience. I love my tatoo and my friends are jealous here.”- Alexandrine
“I walked in to get my first tattoo, gave them my idea and let them run with it and they threw in they’re advice and creativity. They showed me something amazing and I am proud to have this art work on me for life. Thanks to the hard working people at Zealand Tattoo.”- Ben
“Hey Zane and the team at Zealand Tattoo WIthout a doubt I am very happy with the way my tattoo turned out. I took my tattoo design in to the guys at Zealand tattoo who listened to my ideas and put them right onto my skin. The tattooing was done professionaly and in result my tattoo healed the best it could. I will definitely be back for more Thanks LOTS!”- Chels
“Hi, many thanks… great NZ… Yesterday I was to my “tattoo man”… and the result is very fine. Very thanks you for great job, design, communication and professionalism. I will come back, sure to you with 2 news designs, begin of 2010. Many Thanks.” – JP
“I went to zealand tattoo the same day I went to the Christchurch skin’s expo. I was looking to get a good idea of what I needed to get done for a fair-sized cover up (upper arm). The expo was no help at all so I went to see zane and the crew, within half an hour I was not only impressed, but was also convinced that this was the place to come to! I had a good idea of what to get and the basic design. I was impressed with the way zane took time and care over my design, making it unique, and listening to what I wanted. I am really over the moon with the work done so far as it is at the outline stage. Well worth every dollar, and the result shows the time put in was well worth it. Thanks zane – can’t wait to get it finished!” - Joe
“When I decided to visit NZ I wanted to a get a Maori tattoo but I had no idea how to go about it. I found you guys on the internet and made an enquiry. Zealand Tattoo answered very fast and were brilliant. They gave me awesome advice, this is my first tattoo, listened to my ideas and then created a unique and brilliant image for me. Then had a tattoo done while I was in Christchurch. There was never any pressure and you guys were fantastic with your patience too. The application of the tattoo was done very professionally in a great environment. Thanks guys for the awesome experience and the tattoo is just fantastic, I love it. And of course If I’ll be able to travel to NZ again… I’ll be back.” - Juan and Al – Spain
“Hello my little friends in Christchurch! Just wanted to let you know the tat is healing just fine. I am in Stewart Island running around butt naked to let it heal in a natural environment Zane you did one hell of a good job. Oh yeah my new tat will be something which reminds me of my trip to New Zealand, my parents, my family and it can only be 6 cm long…. hahaha. TAKE CARE OVER THERE.”- Hans
“My best tattoo yet it was just drawn straight on to my ankle and was perfect. A quick excellent job would love to come back to New Zealand just to get another one by you guys…thanks again I love it!”- Lucy
“Zealand tattoo were brilliant! I came to them with an idea of what I wanted, and they took those ideas and turned it into something unique, creative and stylish. I am absolutely stoked with my new tatt, and will definately be back to get some more work done. Keep up the good work guys!” - Nathan
“I got my first ever tattoo at Zealand Tattoo and I’m really pleased with it. Colby was friendly, interested in my design listened to me, and is a great artist! Zealand Tattoo has a comfortable environment and whole tattoo process was very professional. Cheers.”- Julia
“Never got to properly thank you for doing my tattoo – its going great and I love it! I’ll definitely be spreading the word about you and your skills!” - Dee
“I was really impressed with the ‘look’ of the studio firstly. When I spent time with Colby and gave her my (limited) ideas of design, she took the time to make sense of that on paper. She definitely made me feel at ease! I have no doubt that I would travel 7 hours from home again to get a tattoo from your studio again (if I choose to have another) and have already recommended your studio to others! I definitely paid for quality and peace of mind! Thanks Colby, I love my koru/4 leaf clover, and the colour!” - Kylee
“Thanks for all the emails I get for the after care off my Tattoo! I’m so happy with my Tattoo! When first came up that we want to visit NZ, the thought off a tattoo was already there. I was surfing the web and saw some pictures of the Maori tattoo. I fell in love, this was the ultimate souvenir! My boyfriend liked it too and I looked around on the web for a shop. Zealand Tattoo was the first that responded to my email with very extensive information and the website looked very nice. The email contact was nice and the were very kind to me. You helped me with all my questions! On Boxing Day I had my appointment, (they opened the shop especially for me)! I was very nervous, but you were kind and helped me through the process. The shop is clean and very relaxing! After 1 hour drawing it was perfect! The next 1.5 hours I was in pain, but it was worth it! My tattoo is the finest of all! And Im soooo happy with it! Thank you so much for your effort to make my wish a reality!”- Evelien Haverkamp
“Hey guys, just wanted to send a quick thank you for a really cool day and to tell you that we’re both really happy with the pieces you created for us. They’re (obviously) something we can carry with us forever and are a permanent reminder of our travels and the amazing time we’ve had in NZ! So a big thanks from both of us!”- Hannah and Allan
“I’m really happy with the excellent job. Thanks Zane and, I’ve had plenty of good comments from other Kiwis I work with in Paraburdoo. When I come back around November next year I plan to get my back done by Zane. Thanks once again Zealand Tattoo.” - Jim Haberfield
“For my first visit in New Zealand, I really wanted a great souvenir, and I got it at “Zealand Tattoo”. I was a bit nervous cause it’s my first one but I’m very happy with my new maori tattoo. So, thanks for that and carry on working that way. Cheers” – Antoine
“Hey guys! I’ve just had my second tattoo done by Zane at Zealand Tattoo. I came back to him because he did such a great job with my other tattoo. He listened to what i wanted and we worked together to create something that was achievable! Zane knew what i wanted and he just made it perfect. I am so happy with my tattoos as they mean something close to my heart and have a significant meaning to them. Everything was done in a friendly environment with still that professional feel. Great job by all, i really appreciate it. Thanks again, i’ll be back. Much Love” - Mish
“I’m really happy with my new tatoo and also with the cover. I get so many compliments for the tatoos. All is ok and I feel good with them! I can recommend to all who want to have a tattoo go to Zealand Tatoo and do it. You will never regret it! I appreciated the professional advice and handcraft.” - Monika – Switzerland
“Hi Zane and especially Mana!
A tattoo is a memory that lasts a lifetime, and longer! So I think it’s important that you choose a professional and creative artist, like me: Mana, you did an awesome job and I really love my first tattoo! I was impressed about your living imagination and how you interpreted my wishes for the tattoo! I can absolutely recommend Zealand Tattoo and would go there again, if I wouldn’t have to leave this beatiful country!” -Andrea – Switzerland
“The guys at Zealand Tattoo were amazing, everything was made to seem easy-going and relaxed. It completely eliminated any nerves I had and the tattoo itself was everything I had hoped for thanks to the input, advice and talent of the guys there. I love my tattoo and I am so glad that I chose Zealand tattoo. Thanks so much for everything guys! ” -Katherine – Germany
“I had an amazing experience getting my first tattoo at Zealand, great service, people and expertise all the way. I love my full sleeve maori tattoo, I got great advice before, during and after the session.
I came all the way from Norway to get my dream tattoo from the best artists and it was totally worth it!!”- Kristian – Finland