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Jackson Street Tattoo
  • NZ Tattoo & Art Festival

    Listed // 12 September 2014

    The crew from Jackson Street Tattoo will be attending the New Zealand Tattoo and Art Festival at the TSB Arena in New Plymouth on the 29th and 30th of November 2014.

    For anyone interested in making a booking, contact the shop or email on info[at]jacksonstreettattoo.com. Also check out www.nztattooart.com for more event information.

    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.


  • 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 traveling 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 establish Jackson Street Tattoo in June 2010. A passion for creating Maori and Pacific style tattoos, 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 at any time.

    Brent Ryan
  • About Mikey

    An autodidact who's style is influenced by his love of graffiti, film, music, nature, traveling, tattooing, cooking and cartoons. Drawing and creating since a very young age, Mikey has an extensive background in illustration and graphic design. He has designed album covers for several hip hop artists, is a published street artist and has painted festivals along side some of the UK's biggest names in street art.

    Mikey became fascinated with the Tattoo Industry in his early teens and after years of developing his own style of drawing he got a job in a studio and began working his way up from being the general shop dogsbody to working as a full time artist. He continues to push the boundaries and develop his style on a daily basis.

    Mikey will work with any idea, no matter how obscure and produce an image for you that is completely outside the box, original and meaningful.

  • About Rohan

    Rohan has passion for art, skateboarding, music, and tattoos whilst also following the history and traditions that go with each of these. Rohan was drawn to tattoos from an early age, as he got older the interest and fascination grew stronger, which led him into a career in tattooing.

    Rohan enjoys painting with water color, which has influenced his style of traditional Americana tattoos. This technique also translates well into other tattoo styles, so if you`d like him to develop your idea, please get in touch.

  • About Mike

    Mike has an affinity for large scale Asian work but can also create small, detailed tattoo designs with ease. Keeping up to date with tattoo trends and styles is important to Mike and through drawing watercolor painting he has been 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.

  • About Michelle

    I have been tattooing since 2005 and did my Apprenticeship under Dave McEwen In Lower Hutt. I worked in the Gold Coast with Paul Braniff for 3 years and returned to Wellington where my heart is almost 2 years ago.

    My interest in tattooing was born out of a love of art, I've drawn and painted since i was a kid, I am constantly learning from my peers and my artistic influences. I have a love for the classical artists of the Renaissance which is where my interest in realism, nature and portraits stem from.

    I enjoy a bit of everything in my tattooing, though I do have a strong interest in nature related subject matter - trees, birds, people, animals, images that have softness and flow and can be translated well onto the body. I like to be able to put my creative spin on a concept or idea to develop that into a unique one off tattoo for someone.

  • The Shop

  • Brent - maori and pacific style

  • Brent - maori and pacific style

  • Brent

  • Brent

  • Mikey

  • Rohan

  • Rohan

  • Mike

  • Michelle

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