History and Location

Thirteen Needles Tattoo was established in 2011 in the heart of Ponsonby. Four years later our humble tattoo studio is now busier than ever. We pride our selves on creating beautiful and bold tattoos to a professional standard and continue to share a huge passion for a craft of tattooing. We tattoo classic traditional pieces as well as custom work and are happy to tattoo flash straight off the wall too. We are also set up to take walk-in's most days.

The Team

Our studio is home to Rob Mckenzie, Bryn Goodall, and our shop apprentice Spooks. We also host a number of amazing guest artists including Nick Collin Corbett, Monta Morino, Alex Stephenson and more coming soon!  Whoever you are thinking of getting your next tattoo done by, we can guarantee you will have a great experience with us. The team here are experienced, professional and friendly too. 

Making a booking

If you would like to request a booking or consultation you can send us an email, call us, or pop into the studio. You can also send us a message HERE from our website.  If you have reference photos to show us please be sure to attach them to your email or print them off if you are coming into the studio. Please note that some of our tattoo artists are booked up for weeks so it pays to book in advance if you have a specific date in mind that you want to be tattooed on. As for consultations, they usually take around 5-25 minutes and are free of charge. We look forward to seeing you soon!


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