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Jackson Street Tattoo
  • Helen Mitchell Exhibition

    July / August 2013

    Check out the Helen Mitchell exhibition "Tattoo Collectors" in the second installment of her ongoing survey of Tattoo in Aotearoa, it is comprised of thirty large format studio portraits of twenty-four subjects recorded on a traditional 4"x5" film camera system.

    Mitchell has been photographing Tattoo since 2006, resulting in the previous exhibition Portraits of Ink at Photospace Gallery in 2012 that focuses on documenting the tattoo renaissance within NZ society.

    The exhibition runs from Friday 19th July till Saturday 10th of August at the Photospace Studio/Gallery, 1st Floor, 37 Courtenay Place, Wellington.


    Upcoming Conventions

    November 2013 & January 2014

    Jackson Street Tattoo will be represented at two upcoming tattoo conventions, Rohan & Mike with be working at the local Pacific Skin convention in Wellington on the 16th & 17th of November.

    Then in early 2014 Brent & Mike will be jetting off to sunny Queensland to attend the Surf & Ink Festival on the Gold Coast from the 10th-12th of January, both conventions with feature world class artists, so If you're in the area pop in or email the shop to book in a slot.



  • NZ Tattoo and Art Festival 2013

    November 2013

    The boys will again be attending the NZ Tattoo and Art Festival 2013 in New Plymouth on the 23rd and 24th of November. If you haven`t been this is a fantastic event to take a trip to the `Naki and check it out, it truly is world class!. For anyone interested in making a booking, phone the shop or email on info@jacksonstreettattoo.com.


    Rohan is back

    June 2013

    After 3 months travelling the globe and broadening all sorts of horizons both artistically and culturally (and of course, socially). Rohan is back at Jackson Street Tattoo and gagging to lay some sweet ink on you lovely people. He has a broad range of new artwork, flash and inspiration, so hit us up and we`ll get you sorted.

  • NZ Tattoo and Art Festival 2012

    November 2012

    The boys from Jackson Street Tattoo will be attending the New Zealand Tattoo and Art Festival in New Plymouth from the 23rd-25th of November. For anyone interested in making a booking, contact the shop or email on info@jacksonstreettattoo.com. This event will be off the hook, come and check it out.


    Patrick Huttlinger in NZ

    November 2012

    Our friend and world renowned tattoo artist Patrick Huttlinger will be spending some time at the shop in November. Either contact us for appointments or contact him directly on patrick@sakrosankt.com. Go to the gallery page on his website to view some of his amazing work; he specializes in the principles of Scared Geometry & Mandala styles.


  • About Brent

    Born and raised in Wellington, Brent began tattooing in 1998. He spent 6 years learning his craft in the Capital.

    Interest to further his tattooing skills & see the world, Brent decided to head overseas in 2004. He spent the next 6 years working & travelling between NZ, Australia, UK and Europe. During that time he spent 3 years working at the iconic London tattoo studio Evil from the Needle, as well as guest spots at tattoo studios in Germany and Holland. He worked at various international tattoo conventions in London, Berlin, Krakow, Amsterdam, Paris, Wales, Sydney, as well as several conventions in New Zealand.

    Brent arrived back in New Zealand in early 2010; he then went on to help establish Jackson Street Tattoo in June 2010. A passion for creating Maori and Pacific style tattoos, also enjoying Asian, and traditional Americana, he specialises in free-hand custom design and is confident developing most styles of tattoo. If you have an idea or a picture you would like to develop, give him a call or feel free to drop into the shop for a chat. He has enthusiasm to help bring people ideas to life.

    Brent Ryan
  • About Rohan

    Rohan has always had a love for art, skateboarding, music, and tattoos. He has also followed the history and traditions that go with each of these. Rohan had a fascination with tattoos from an early age, as he got older the interest and fascination grew stronger, which led him into a career in tattooing.

    Rohan has a passion for painting with water color, which has influenced his style of traditional Americana tattoos. He enjoys the fact he can make a living doing a job that he truly loves - perfecting new tattoo styles and techniques.

  • About Mike

    Mike is latest edition to the Jackson Street team, having served his apprenticeship under the watchful eye of Brent Ryan. His passion and determination to develop his tattooing has allowed him to learn the craft and progress very quickly.

    Mike has an affinity for large scale Asian work; he also thrives on traditional America and fusion styles. Through watercolor painting he is able to develop the technical application for his tattoo work and further appreciate traditional motifs and composition. Mike is intent on approaching his work with purpose and direction to ensure every client gets the perfect tattoo they are looking for.

  • The Shop

  • Brent - maori and pacific style

  • Brent - maori and pacific style

  • Brent

  • Jonny

  • Jonny

  • Rohan

  • Rohan

  • Mike

contact information

Shop Hours:
Monday to Wednesday 10am-6pm
Thursday to Friday 10am-8pm
Saturday 10am-6pm
Sunday by appointment only.

  • 1st Floor
    85 Jackson Street
    Petone - Wellington
    New Zealand