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Sunset Tattoo are looking for an artist to join their team!

We started strong here at Sunset, and we're getting stronger! And as we grow we're looking for a talented tattoo artist to join our exclusive team. Do you have what it takes to work for Sunset? 

What we're looking for

If you're applying for the position then please read this.

We're considering experienced artists only. Absolutely no apprentices under any circumstances. Any applicants must have a solid portfolio of work and preferably a strong client base. If you're planning on moving to Auckland and don't have any clients, then don't worry, we'll still consider you, as long as you have the ability to build a base.

All styles are welcome! We already cover a wide range of styles here at Sunset, including traditional, Japanese, and Maori, so we are looking for an experienced tattoo artist to compliment and add to the range of styles that the shop provides. 


The team at Sunset Tattoo

Meet the team you'll be working with if you join us.

Tom McMillan has been tattooing for over 10 years and focuses on specializing in his own unique take on western traditional and Japanese tattoo styles. Tom switches easily between large-scale full body tattoos to palm size one-shot tattoos, and is always on the lookout for new, original design challenges.

Tristan Marler is of Te Rarawa descent, from the Hokianga in the far north. In 2014 he graduated from the New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts institute with a diploma in Whakairo Rakau (traditional wood carving). Tristan is now tattooing full time, and specializes in Ta Moko, Blackwork, pattern work, geometric and dot-work tattoo styles.

Fabian Bidart hails from Chile, and has been tattooing in Auckland City since 2007. He specialises in western traditional tattooing.


If you think you have what it takes, please apply with your portfolio to

Up close and personal

What's getting a tattoo like? How far does the needle go in? Is getting a tattoo painful? Well these are common questions, and difficult to answer. Pain is a subjective experience, it's different for everyone. And where you have a tattoo is also an important factor. The exact details of getting a tattoo are somewhat mystical because no one knows exactly what it looks like up close... until now. 

The YouTube channel "Smarter Every Day" took a high speed camera into a tattoo studio and filmed up close what it looks like when getting a tattoo. The results are astonishing. Take a look...

So if you are interested in getting a tattoo, then come see us at Sunset Tattoo. Make an appointment or just pop in for a chat. We have only the best equipment, talented artists and a nice relaxed studio.