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You Won't Tattoo Me?

This can be a tricky subject to write about as every person is vastly different, just like every tattoo is different and unique! However we feel it’s important to go over some of the more prominent reasons we will not tattoo a particular design or individual.

The main focus of this entry is to serve as a guide which we may refer you to have a look at if you’ve made a request for something we generally won’t tattoo.

We would never try to infringe on anyone’s rights to do whatever-the-heck they want with their body and we definitely do not judge, but this goes both ways. As we would never tell anyone what to do/not to do with their own body in return we expect you to respect each artist’s decision to not tattoo any one for any reason they see fit.

AGE Are you too young for a tattoo?

New Zealand actually doesn’t have a lot of information on the legal requirement of age and tattoos. Officially a person can get pierced or tattooed at any age.

Different cities and councils have different by-laws in place about the legal age a person is able to be tattooed without parental consent.

In Auckland we have a by-law which states any person under the age of 18 must have parental/guardian consent before they are able to get a tattoo.

In Auckland we have a by-law which states any person under the age of 18 must have parental/guardian consent before they are able to get a tattoo.

We will never tattoo anyone under the age of 16 and in general we do not tattoo anyone under the age of 18 as well. Tattoos are a big step and a big commitment, this doesn’t mean that the idea you have when you are young isn’t a good idea! It simply means that in most cases an extra few years can add a lot of perspective to a permanent life decision and your teen years are usually such a massively fluctuating part of life.

We also love for others to be able to learn from our mistakes. So unsurprisingly all of us who work here have at least one tattoo that we got when we were younger which, being able to look back, wouldn’t have got or would’ve changed if we had just waited. This also saves you a lot of money on laser removal/cover ups later on.

We will never tattoo anyone under the age of 16

If you are between the ages of 16-18 and are 100% certain you want to be tattooed we will consider the request, but this is dependant on a very large number of factors. You and your guardian must come to a consultation appointment at the studio where we will go over our process and more in-depth into the reason(s) why we may ask you to wait a few years before getting your design booked in.