*******Holiday hours: Open every day from
26th December to 11th January, then back to Tues-Saturday each week*******
Deane Holland has been the resident artist at Waihi's tattoo studio since it opened it's doors in 1991. Originally called 'Dynamic Dermagraphics', the shop is now commonly called the 'Waihi Tattoo Studio'. Since opening, the studio has become widely known for the quality and variety of tattoo art it produces. Both the shop and the artist have been featured several times in the popular American 'Tattoo' magazine with Deane being recognised by them as ranking among the top 40 tattoo artists in the world (Dream Team lll, Dec 2001)
The shop specialises in all types of tattooing and the team will draw custom pieces to suit, or work with art you provide. We also have thousands of pictures to choose from in the studio. The galleries in this website contain only a tiny percentage of the tattoos created in the last 20 years, and are there to provide some examples of what can be done. The Facebook page tends to be updated more regularly so is a good place to visit to remain current.
Body piercing is also available, Heidi has provided this service since 1998, with Val now also adding some extras to the repertoire. All piercing jewellery is surgical grade stainless steel, or titanium.
General shop hours are Tuesday to Saturday, opening at 10am. We do have late night appointments available. Bookings are essential, but the door is always open during business hours to drop in for a chat or consultation with the team. We are open seven days a week from Boxing Day until mid January and usually have a guest artist working during that period. The studio is off the main road with plenty of parking and designed with your comfort and privacy in mind.
Several generations of Holland's tattoo in studios around New Zealand and have, or are currently travelling the world tattooing. Deane's brother Brendan with sons Dylan and Taylor work out of BTat2d in Manukau (Auckland). Deane's dad Syd founded 'Forever Art' on Broadway in Palmerston North which he has now passed onto his grandson Aidan. Aidan trained with his dad at the Waihi Studio, check out his work on Forever Art's website. Syd's mum Eva is an accomplished painter, so you can assume that artistic talent literally runs in the family!
You can meet the staff here. Val is our apprentice tattooist.
Feel free to browse the site - the galleries feature tattoos by Deane and the articles are from magazine features of the shop. Visit the 'Whats New' page in the galleries to see the most recent uploads - last updated December 8th 2012. But our facebook is more up to date!!
At the bottom of this page and the tattoo gallery page you'll find snap shots of the shop interior for your inspection.
Ask for us by name!
Deane Holland's original Waihi Tattoo Studio ~ ask for us by name!