13 Needles Tattoo was established in 2011 in the heart of Ponsonby. Three 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.
Our studio is home to Fabian Bidart, Rob Mckenzie, and our shop apprentice MASH. We also host a number of amazing guest artists including Nick Collin Corbett, Monta Morino, Lone Wolf with more coming soon! Who ever 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.
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!More
Growing up in Santiago, Chile, Fabian was initially drawn to tattoo artistry through the local music scene, and soon started working from a friend’s shop when he was still just a teenager. After tattooing his way around most of Spain, our traditional tattoo artist finally settled in New Zealand several years ago where he continues to refine his art. A big fan of bold design and traditional tattoos, Fabian uses lots of color and shading – have a look at his work in the gallery and give us a call if you’d like him to design your next tattoo as your tattoo artist. If you already have an idea in mind about what type of tattoo design you want, or you have a rough idea of what it will look like but don’t have the artistic skills to render it, then pop in and see us. Fabian can help make your rough concept a reality.