Backpacking New Zealand? Take a tattoo home as a memento!

Traveling is one of life’s great privileges and experiences. It’s something that not just sticks with you, but changes who you are and your entire outlook on life.

There’s no better country in the world to backpack than New Zealand. Our country’s friendly people, fascinating culture and stunning natural landscapes all make it the perfect destination for any traveller.

If you’re here exploring our beautiful country, you’ll want a memento of your time here, and what other way is more perfect than a ta moko tattoo?

Bring a piece of Aotearoa home with you with your own, original Maori tattoo, and have a piece of our land stay with you forever.

Come to Sunset for a Maori tattoo

If you’re interested in getting a Maori tattoo before you leave the country, then you should come see Tristan at Sunset Tattoo.

From Hokianga in the Northland, Tristan is of Te Rarawa descent, and graduated in 2014 from the New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts institute.

With his diploma in traditional wood carving (Whakairo Rakau), Tristan came to Tom and asked about bringing his knowledge of carving and Maori art over to tattooing.

He is now tattooing full time with Sunset, and specializes in Ta Moko, Blackwork, pattern work, geometric and dot-work tattoo styles.

The trusted and respected studio

Tom McMillan opened Sunset with his wife, well known New Zealand artist, Misery, and despite only being a few years old, Sunset Tattoo is one of the most respected tattoo studios in Auckland.

We pride ourselves on our dedication to our strict health and hygiene practices, using only the best materials and equipment. In fact, our desire to only use the best led us to create our own tattoo supply company, Tattoo Station.  

If you’re passing through New Zealand and would like the perfect reminder of your time here, call in and see us for the ultimate souvenir, a beautiful, unique Maori tattoo.