Artists Queenstown, Tattoo Artists
About This Tattoo Artist


Kirituhi/Cook Island tattooist, experienced in Polynesian and Maori ink work.

Rua started his tattooing career in our Auckland studio apprenticing under Arepeta Kaiwai learning fast and creating some amazing pieces, he soon became a full time artist and moved to our Christchurch studio. After a few years of working there, he has now finished his journey and joined the Queenstown crew. He brings his own distinct flair and intricate pattern work to clients looking for cultural adornment. He also specialise’s in dotwork and creatures some beautiful mandala/dotwork pieces.

For more of his work following him on Instagram @ruatoto

If you would like to get in touch with us to inquire about some work done with Rua feel free to call thorugh on 03 442 8883 or email through to