"Arapeta was incredible. I love my connection with home that he created. Now I'll feel home regardless of living in Australia! My husband and I love our Christmas present to each other. A fantastic experience and a wonderful tattoo!"
"Had my first tattoo with Jordan Newnham on April 9, and to say I'm ecstatic with the end result is the understatement of the century! I'd highly recommend his art if you're thinking of ink. All staff are extremely friendly, the buzz of the studio makes it easy to relax into the process and the after care explanation is very clear and easy to follow. I'll definitely be back!"
"I was well looked after right from the consultation to the finished product, brilliant customer service. I was in the delicate hands of Annie Love who tattooed my prettygurl Boomboom on my thigh. Have had some mad feedback on how it looks exactly like the photo. Absolutely amazing!!! #softhands #eyefordetail #perfection #otautahi #atitsfinest"
"Went in to see these guys about having an extension done to an existing coverup. Was stoked to see Mike who listened to what I wanted it to represent and proceeded to draw up the perfect piece. Went back later that day to get it done. Mike did an amazing job, quietly working his magic like a pro. Great customer service, esp. Adam. Great friendly vibe, and top artists. Love my new Kirituhi - much respect Mike. Thanks so much, you guys rock. Cheers, Janet"
"From the moment you walk through the door someone (Sam) is there to look after you,after talking to him he talked to an artist about my request. Mikey understood straight away and an intro and talk was sorted ,followed by a sketch on my shoulder.from there booked in for the next week,AWESOME,the tattoo is fantastic,Mikey is a great artist and the whole team would walk past and comment and make sure I was Ok. Fantastic experience,fantastic studio fantastic artists !!!!!!! Thanks Guy's"
"Awesome guys and FANTASTIC ART WORK!! If ur looking for a new tattoo u looking in the right place!"
"Arapeta did an amazing job yesterday flew from oz as I was recommended to go there! Clean, professional and love my new "Tiki" tattoo its even more stunning and meaningful then I expected. Loving my piece more and more every time I look at it. Book in today! Thank you so much!! Your art speaks for itself your amazing! Thanks all! xo"
"Can't thank these guys enough! My boyfriend and I walked in whilst travelling and they were super helpful and worked around our other activities. Really well priced and we couldn't have asked for better end results for both our tattoos!!"
"In a couple of month late i have to say i love my tattoo Tama did an amazing work! The sketch was exactly what i wanted and the finished work was perfect! Thank u so much!!"
Fantastic work. I love my new tattoo, definitely the best out of my four (the other 3 were done elsewhere). An awesome environment with really friendly professional staff that do truly beautiful work. Will definitely be coming back!
"Awesome vibes from this place! Spent all day here getting a piece for myself and my better half and couldn't have asked for a better day. Thank you Lai and Mike for these pieces, will recommend you all over the world! Never been to a more down to earth, comfortable and friendly tat shop! Cheers guys :) Chloe n Sinead!"
"Great staff and artist! Friendly guys who like what they do and know how to do it good!"
"I came to see Rua for my first ever tattoo, and I've never been happier! Incredible work, easy to talk to and the attention to detail is amazing. Such a friendly and professional team! Can't thank you enough! I'm over the moon. I will definitely be back! ��"
"My experience wiv Otautahi has bn not only a fun one but I hav received all my expectations I had imagined in my design. Annie love who started my outline of my sleve on Thursday has done an amazing job. She is so talented & would recommend this place. Looking forward to the finished piece. Really happy & staff r helpful & friendly :)"
"I am really happy with the result of my first tattoo, and I wasn't the easiest customer to tattoo (It was on my ribs and I am a bit of a wuss). The people were professional and the place was clean. Was a little pricey but I am totally satisfied knowing that I had the right person for the job. Aftercare was great as well! Highly, highly recommend this to anyone wanting a tattoo."
"Aloha Public! These guys were very professional and kool. They worked with me via emails from Hawaii until I landed in Queenstown. Brilliant artist and very clean studio. Everyone was very friendly and Tama who did my tat was EPIC! Mahalos and I will definitely come back next vacation to get another tattoo!"
"Great service and artists. Got my first tattoo here a couple weeks ago (January 2015) as a walk in on my holiday, such a great setup. thanks heaps Jeremy, for making me feel comfortable. absolutely love it. can't wait to get more :-)"
"Thanks to the Otautahi Christchurch crew for the awesome work they do and are continuing to do. Got a small memorial tattoo on the anniversary of my brothers passing yesterday afternoon and you all made me feel so welcome. Such an awesome atmosphere and was great to share a few laughs with you all. I will definitely be back at some stage in the future. Love to ya all :)"
"Waited for years to get work done and so happy I did found Otautahi and had my first sitting with mike who just nailed it with his awesome free hand work cheers guys for a great truly artist tattoo shop Chur mike"
"Great shop and very welcoming, ensured that you get what you want and brilliant work!"
"Absolutely amazing friendly loveable I highly recommend these Fallas. Big thanks to Shaun mean tattooist can't wait till I'm back in Chch to add on. couldn't of asked for a nicer team, very professional. I Will be able to look at my mean as tat and always remember the mean as bros from Otautahi Christchurch Thank you"
"Environment was extremely friendly and warm, the tattoo artists were extremely nice and very welcoming and had a really good atmosphere!"
"If your in Queenstown there is no better place to go! Just got my forearm and hand done by tama and it's honestly the best experience I've had. Great staff and atmosphere! Love your work bro!"
"Steve was amazing and helped guide me through the tattoo process in great detail. My first tattoo came out great. Cheers!"
"Just a quick note to say I’m really pleased with the tattoo Bexi did for me today. It’s awesome. You guys run a great operation, and being a “tatt virgin”, it was comforting to see how clean you keep the shop. It was also a very warm and friendly environment that put me at ease."
"Clean studio, high quality work for a correct price, people very nice and welcoming... I'm totally satisfied of the Otautahi services"
"Shout out to the bro Rua and the Otautahi Chch fam! Happy days from this call sign. #goodvibes#gooddudesnchicks#meanbeats#crackup#skilled."
"Were awesome and turned out exactly how I wanted it to! Very calming and helpful through the whole thing! Would definitely book here again and would recommend here to all my friend too!"
"I was recommended Otautahi Tattoo Auckland by 2 friends. I contacted them via e-mail and got a reply promptly wanting to book in a consultation and the actual tattoo work all in one appointment for later in the week, with a few e-mails back and forward (paying deposit easily online) the appointment was booked at a time that was convenient with an artist that was suited to the design i was after. On 7/10/16 - The place was lovely and I was seen by Sami who changed the design i had, to make it unique. I feel she listened to me and also helped decide on the positioning of it on my arm. She explained everything and did an amazing job! I am more than happy with my 1st tattoo, thank you so much Sami!"
"They made the experience much less scary and way more fun than I thought possible! I'm stoked with the finished product!!!"
I reckon they did a very good job. I brought in my own design and had clear wishes of what i wanted. They stayed with the original design as much as possible and as it was my first, the artist was really kind and talking me through the process and calming me down as af course, i was very nervous! So excellent! I would recommend you to any of my friends (and i already did!)
"Great atmosphere, one of the best tattoo shops i have seen before."
"Had work done twice there within 12 months, very happy with the outcome and will definitely be using them again"
"Amazing talent. Amazing atmosphere. Highly recommend."
"I'd recommend this place to anyone. The shop is really clean and has a really cool atmosphere that puts you at ease straight away. The staff are really friendly and professional. This was my first tattoo and they really made me feel comfortable. Above all I was really happy with the finish of my tattoo. I already knew what I wanted but with their help i got something better. Awesome place!"
"the team were absolutely awesome! There's nothing to worry about being a rookie here. They were great artists in providing options to the art content. I love the ambiance of the shop and most especially you are well taken care of in terms of hygiene and after ink care. Customer Service is Great! I absolutely recommend this shop for a JOB well done!"
"I have been really impressed with the not only the work done by the artist, but also the service provided by the business. Everyone is exceptionally professional and make you feel very comfortable. The vibe is awesome, the artist appear to be very happy, the premises is clean and tidy, and that amounts to an enjoyable experience. Would highly recommend them and regard Otautahi as a premier studio. Ellis has been working on my back and is an excellent artist and a very good tattooist. Can't wait to go back for more."
"Awesome work, awesome people. Got exactly what I asked for and even more. (Tattoo by Jordan)"
"They were professional and welcoming from the moment I walked into the shop. Arapeta was awesome, listened to what I wanted and came up with a design that was way better than I had hoped for and his finished work on my arm was perfect. Would absolutely recommend him and the entire shop to anyone who is looking to get a tat, big or small, they were awesome!!!"
"Got my forearm/wrist piece tattooed here yesterday, the guy done an amazing job!! Exactly how I wanted it! Highly recommend!!"
"I 120% Recommend the Otautahi team especially Brock Fidow. So happy with my first tattoo will be the first of many. Everyone was professional and welcoming, excellent service guys thank you :) "
"Thank you to your team for being AMAZING. I went into your shop with a preconceived idea of what tattoo shops were like and you guys quickly made all my thoughts dissappear. Your staff were extremly pleasant and professional and very focused on ensuring what i got was exact and beautiful. Also my friend who i also bought in from overseas loved her arm piece and we will definately both be back. Thank you is not enough for what i have. Highly recomended to everyone i know. See you guys soon"
"Absolutely amazing! Couldn't have asked for a better first tattoo experience! Everyone was very friendly and helpful, would recommend to anyone thinking of getting a tattoo."
"Got my 11th and 12th tattoo done here. Ridiculously efficient and really easy to chat to. Love the work!"
"I went in with a few ideas, Roger came back with a really cool script piece and we got started soon after, Heaps of people have commented how good it looks, My Wife booked a tattoo in the same day. Would recommend to anyone wanting a quality professional job, go see these guys"
"I was in NZ in 2012 for a navy exchange between kiwi navy and Canuck navy (canadian) it was this fine establishment who treated me to my first tattoo. I was a simple walk in and with a short meeting I was sold. 9 hours in 3 sessions and I never regretted it. Keep up the stellar work guys and gals. Big love from Canada!"
"First ever tattoo. Can't recommend these guys enough. I had Steve as my artist, he made an excellent job! Couldn't be more happy."
"These guys are legends. Talented, passionate and patient."
"Otautahi tattoo is where it's at to get your new ink . Awsome atmosphere. Great staff. And to top it off the boss is a legend. cheers guys"
"Awesome studio and really friendly artists! Great line work and shading - couldn't be happier with my new tat ✌�"
"Awesome artists treating you with respect and care, no mather your experience level with tattoos. These guys are amazing with personalized tattoos and will draw the desing directly on you instead of using a stencil to assure that it flows perfectly with your body. I would recomend these guys without a single doubt. Best tattoo shop in Nz"
"I am lucky enough to have meaningful Maori tattoo on my arm inked by Tama. He's passionate, professional and he knows exactly what he's doing. Highly recommended! Look for Magali too as she's also a talented and skillful tattoo artist! Thanks mate! Cheers! Leon"
"Its gonna suck having to fly over to get inked, but defs worth it. Adams a top bloke,. Shaun is very patient.. It was a pleasure to deal with both,.. If someone has to fly in just to get inked at this shop,.. then you know wassup! Defs comin back !"
"Great shop, everything as it should be. Brad is a very nice guy and makes you chilled and relaxed. Especially for me as a rookie I found Otautahi an awesome place. It looks neat and my tattoo is seriously of ultimate quality. This is a plae that breathes creativity and good atmosphere, would reckon it to everybody. 10/10 A masterpiece! Chur Brad!"
"Its a shame that I can't use more stars in my rating because the team at Otautahi Chch and in particular Gisele Marriott are completely worth that and more. Having been tattooed over the years in multiple shops around the world it is not a stretch to say this is the best shop I have ever set foot in. Right from the very first minute being greeted by Adam until the end of my now third session inside the last two months they have been a class above every other shop. Gisele as an artist has left all other work on me for dead, both in the initial inking and the aftercare advice. She has turned some old and tired work into stunning colour works of art with amazing cover ups. You guys run an awesome setup and I can't wait for my next session on my sleeve !"
"These guys are awesome!! I love my kiwiana themed sleeve."
"Just a note to thank Rua for my awesome tatt. It's exactly what I wanted, and the detail is incredible. I love it. The rest of the crew made my son and I very welcome too. I know Sam will be down for his ink when he had some money saved up...closely followed by my youngest when he turns 18 in Dec. Otautahi certainly is our trusted ink Stop!"
"It would be impossible to have a better tattoo experience than I did last evening. Not only did I get exactly what I wanted where I wanted it, but I also walked out of the shop with a handful of new family members. No shop compares. Thank you again Thomas and everyone else for everything... Can't wait to come see you guys again."
"Big ups to the team at Otautahi for making my first tat an awesome experience.My initial design got enhanced by the crews knowledge ,resulting in perfect piece of body art.Friendly and hygienic with a friendly atmosphere,def no cowboys here!Chur"
"Went into to see Damien as his work looked good online I may say probably he most fussy customer be he was so patient ,helpful ,spent the time and effort turned a reworked tattoo into something they as looks awesome Lines and detail ones of the best artists I have met Nice bloke too thanks again Damien and otautahi"
"Great artist, very friendly, approachable, great translation of my vague idea into awesomeness!"