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.
Our other artist is Kate Johnson from the UK.
Body piercing is also available, Heidi has provided this service since 1998. 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 by appointment. Prior booking is recommended, 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 is 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!
The examples of our work in this website have not been
updated in some time. We recommend you check out 'up to the minute' art produced
by the shop by clicking on these links.
from 2012 until now
Feel free to browse through the rest of this site - the galleries feature earlier tattoos by Deane and the articles are from magazine features of the shop.
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!