We charge $120 per. This includes consultation, design and application of your work. Therefore, the price is usually determined depending on the size of the piece (and the body part receiving it), and the detail within. These variables make it difficult to determine the actual cost of the work beforehand, but we can quote ‘ballparks’.
If we have organised to travel to you then we also include this travel time and the cost of gas there and back into the price.
We receive quite a few requests for design of tāmoko – as in drawing up of a design only, for another tāmoko / tattoo artist to apply to the skin. We appreciate that people respect our work and may not be able to travel to us to receive their tāmoko, however, it is our policy to apply all the work we design. This is to do mostly with artist integrity. You cannot trust that someone else will execute your designs as you would have them executed. Therefore, please do not be offended if we turn down your request for a design piece, based on this policy.
Our Tāmoko Studio
We are based in Whitianga in the Coromandel and operate from our home studio. We are about a two and a half hour trip from Hamilton or Auckland. So although it is a bit of a journey to get here initially, it is worth the trip. Whitianga is a beautiful place for sure.