Calling all Backpackers! Get a tattoo memento before you leave!

Backpacking is one of life’s great privileges. It’s an experience that not only stays with you, but changes who you are and your outlook on life.

And New Zealand is hands-down the best country in the world to backpack in. The 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 souvenir of your time here, and what other way is more perfect than a Maori tattoo?

Bring a piece of New Zealand back home to show off to your friends and family, and have a piece of Aotearoa stay with you forever.

Sunset Studio specialise in Maori Tattoos

If you’re interested in getting a Maori tattoo before you leave us, 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.

Safe, friendly and professional

Tom McMillan opened Sunset Studio 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.