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Topic # 217734 10-Jul-2017 15:38
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20-plus years after my first couple of trips to the local parlour, I am now looking to get some fairly serious ink to a custom design to celebrate my 40th year.

 

 

 

Sadly, as I possess all the artistic ability of a stunned weasel, I have nothing more concrete than some inspirational ideas and a number of samples and images from which I am hoping a good artist can piece together the vision in my head and etch it into my body.

 

I have already had one recommended artist take a look but ultimately turn down the commission. I now have a consult booked with the team at Sunset Tattoo and will probably take a trip to Seventh Day to see if they have a take.

 

If neither of these works out, does anyone else have any recommendations - hopefully based on first-hand experience? Auckland preferably, but could travel further for the right result.

 

I am looking for someone who could take some ideas inspired heavily by M.C Escher's "Transformations" works and ultimately come up with two separate companion pieces - 1 for each lower leg. They would be black only and fairly bold, so not looking to work in colour. These are definitely fairly complex but I have seen plenty of real-world examples of similarly (and more!) complex and ambitious tattoos to be confident it is doable.

 

 

 

....failing that, a good local artist to take a commission and come up with designs that could be turned into transfers might also be an option?

 

 





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  Reply # 1818944 10-Jul-2017 15:48
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Afraid I can't make any recommendations but will be watching this thread with interest as I'm in a similar position (i.e. have had some ideas for some custom ink for a long time but have never followed through with it...)  Good luck with your search, let us know how it goes!

 

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  Reply # 1818949 10-Jul-2017 15:54
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If you don't mind driving south to the mighty Waikato, Nadine Bryant.. You might need to book quite a long time in advance thou.

 

 

 

 





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 Haven't had any work done myself, but have heard good things about http://otautahitattoo.com/ in Auckland and Christchurch. They also have a studio in Queenstown.





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  Reply # 1819196 10-Jul-2017 21:32
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Lias:

 

If you don't mind driving south to the mighty Waikato, Nadine Bryant.. You might need to book quite a long time in advance thou.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tattoos not really my thing, but I have to say that if they were, I would be talking to her. That is some spectacular work.






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  Reply # 1819216 10-Jul-2017 21:52
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Was about to recommend someone, but he's moved to Oz :(




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  Reply # 1821180 12-Jul-2017 12:07
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Lias:

 

If you don't mind driving south to the mighty Waikato, Nadine Bryant.. You might need to book quite a long time in advance thou.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have dropped her an email...will see what the response is!

 

Still have my consult booked at Sunset as well, so will see how that goes.

 

 

 

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  Reply # 1821208 12-Jul-2017 12:18
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Suggest Chris from http://caintattoo.nz/, but haven't any personal experience. Just heard good things.





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  Reply # 1821213 12-Jul-2017 12:25
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Jonski:

 

Suggest Chris from http://caintattoo.nz/, but haven't any personal experience. Just heard good things.

 

 

Hey, that quote is mine.

 

 





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  Reply # 1821248 12-Jul-2017 13:22
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+1 for Nadine from Black Pearl Studios.  You may be in for a wait however, last I heard she was booking about a year in advance.  





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  Reply # 1821267 12-Jul-2017 14:02
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+1 for Nadine from Black Pearl Studios.  You may be in for a wait however, last I heard she was booking about a year in advance.  

 

 

 

 

Well if she is as good as people say (and her FB photos suggest) then a year's wait for something I will have for a lifetime doesn't seem too bad!





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  Reply # 1821308 12-Jul-2017 15:17
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scuwp:

 

+1 for Nadine from Black Pearl Studios.  You may be in for a wait however, last I heard she was booking about a year in advance.  

 

 

 

 

Well if she is as good as people say (and her FB photos suggest) then a year's wait for something I will have for a lifetime doesn't seem too bad!

 

 

 

 

I suppose that depends on how long you have left...! surprised






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Wellington is a bit out of the way, but I have been recommended and have seen excellent work first hand from http://uniontattoo.co.nz


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