Fern is of Ngati Porou and Tainui descent. She grew up in West Auckland in a proudly bi-lingual home speaking both Maori and English equally. Already an award winning dancer and dance teacher, Fern has followed her other dream of becoming a Maori visual artist , starting her apprenticeship this year under Tristan Marler. She is now tattooing solidly every day. If you would like to book in with Fern, she is still charging apprentice rates for a limited time.