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About us

About us

The team at Skinks Tattoo Studio have created exceptional tattoos for over 22 years. Now flourishing into a family of 9 artists, they pride themselves in creating original and unique pieces of art. Pop in at our studio located at 1158 River Road Flagstaff Hamilton to experience and share in our culture.

The artists

Euan at work


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Jacob Cross at work


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Kaleb at work


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Igin at work


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Guest artist

Guest artists

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What clients say


Just got my half sleeve starter by Euan back for another session later on. Love itRoss


Absolute awesome people and really good at what they do. Thanks again Kaleb for the bang up job you did on our tattoos.Joe


Great tattoo artist here doing amazing work and great cover upsRowan and Natalie


Nice and friendly email support. They care a lot about your tattoo and will find the right artist that suits youLouis


Not my first time at skinks but as always, awesome artists, informative and friendly. Thanks againNicky

The process

If you have any additional questions please feel free to phone the studio on 07 854 9616 or better yet swing by for a chat.


Consultations are free of charge, and take place at 9:30am Tuesday – Friday. If you would like to book a consult to discuss any ideas (new or old) please phone the studio on 07 854 9616.


Initial design work is free of charge, with a design ready to view on the day of your appointment. To make the design process as straightforward as possible for both parties we ask that clients provide us with as much information as possible at time of booking, including: size, location, and any reference images you may have. Each of us here at Skinks Tattoo Studio has their own unique style and specialty and as such any reference supplied will be re-interpreted by your chosen artist.


A deposit of $50 per hour booked is required to reserve any appointment made. We would prefer this to be paid in person, though in special circumstances we can arrange an online payment. Do remember that all deposits must be paid in full at time of booking.

If you have arranged to make a deposit online, please include the following information: First name, initial of surname, booking date and artist. In addition you will need to inform us once any payment has been made. (Note bookings are not confirmed until payment has been received).

Your deposit will come off the final transaction on completion of your tattoo. For on-going work your deposit will be rolled over to your next booking, rather than making an additional deposit payment with each booking.

Deposits are there to protect the artists from no-shows and last minute cancellations. All deposits are non-refundable should you choose to cancel. If you wish to reschedule please allow 7 days notice, failure to do so (or more than 3 reschedules) will result in the loss of your deposit.


For small one off pieces a rough estimation of cost will be given at time of booking. For larger pieces we work on an hourly rate of $170ph Large pieces are best booked in for a half day session (3 hours) or a full day session (6 hours) and are priced accordingly. Please note currently we are set up to accept CASH ONLY, no eftpos, credit cards, etc.


  • Be on time
  • Have a good nights rest
  • Eat something beforehand
  • NO alcohol 24 hours prior to appointment
  • Moisturise with coconut oil a few days prior to appointment

Get in touch

1158 River Rd, Flagstaff, Hamilton 3210, NEW ZEALAND

+64 7 854 9616

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Tuesday10am - 5pm
Wednesday10am - 5pm
Thursday10am - 5pm
Friday10am - 5pm