Customer Reviews

Grace Olivia (Libby) says...

December, 2019 Senior 3 with Lura NehrenSmith

"6000000000000/10 thanks so much!!!!" Recommended!

Ashley says...

December, 2019 Apprentice 3 with Bree Collins

"Bree has such a way with bringing an idea to life. It’s awesome being able to come in with a concept and have an artist tell you what style or idea would look good as a tattoo. The actual process was smooth and Bree is great at making someone feel relaxed and even involved in the process. Really enjoyed the chats and can’t wait for the next one to be honest! " Recommended!

Seth says...

December, 2019 Apprentice 3 with Bree Collins

"Great experience every time. I totally recommend Bree as an artist, definitely will be back. " Recommended!

Peter says...

November, 2019 Consultation with Andre Simpson

"Easy friendly conversation about possible first tattoo. Good advice on pain, areas of body, use of real-estate. Looking forwards to the options Andre will present " Recommended!

Georgia says...

November, 2019 Special with Kat Munro

"Awesome as always ?" Recommended!

Anonymous says...

November, 2019 Senior 2 with Andre Simpson

"exceptional service and a fantastic tattoo Thanks Andre for stepping up to the challenge I gave Andre just a basic concept with what I thought might be challenging if not impossible to achieve and less than a week to do it. He exceeded all my expectations with a great design and service. I would recommended both Kakapo ink and Andre to anybody looking for a tattoo. Thanks again to Andre & the team will defiantly be returning next year for more." Recommended!

Joe says...

November, 2019 Senior 5 with Lura NehrenSmith

"Lura continues to smash it. This is a big project and I couldn’t be happier with how it’s turning out. " Recommended!

Ben says...

November, 2019 Senior 2 with Lura NehrenSmith

"Lura did an awesome job with my tattoo and was very accommodating, as I wasn’t entirely sure what I wanted the outcome to look like. Would certainly recommend for first timers and everyone else :) thank you!" Recommended!

Anonymous says...

November, 2019 ExtINKtion Voucher with Kat Munro

"Thirty years after the first one I finally got around to a new tattoo. Kat did a great job and I enjoyed the whole process. Coming back for more as soon as I can make a decision on design....." Recommended!

isabel says...

November, 2019 Senior 2 with Andre Simpson

"Super super awesome experience with the whole team at Kakapo Ink! Friendly and knowledgeable staff and the high quality of the tattoos I walked away with means I will definitely be recommending to anyone who is thinking of getting a tattoo. Thanks to Andre who did a wicked job bringing my idea together and for great chat throughout the whole process! " Recommended!

Bridget says...

November, 2019 Senior 2 with Andre Simpson

"What a wonderful experience. Andre collaborated with me to get exactly what I thought I wanted, plus some extra details that ensured it is a piece to be proud of. Everyone I encountered was friendly and supportive. I had a great time, love my tattoo and would definitely recommend Kakapo Ink." Recommended!

Kalista (Jasmine) says...

November, 2019 Senior 1 with Lura NehrenSmith

"Absolutely amazing. beautiful tattoo work. Amazing lovely people. Recommended this place " Recommended!

Jim says...

November, 2019 Apprentice 1 with Kaitlin Howe

"Kaitlin us great. Touched up my tattoo and did a cute one for my fiance which she is super happy with" Recommended!

Fleur says...

November, 2019 Apprentice 1 with Kat Munro

"Was 1 whole day before I came back! Once again brilliant service from the Team and awesome art for myself and my bud. Thanks Kat and the Team your awesome ?" Recommended!

Julianne says...

November, 2019 ExtINKtion Voucher with Kat Munro

"Highly recommend Kakapo Ink, especially for getting your first tattoo! Kat helped me understand the whole process, it was a super comfortable environment to be in." Recommended!

Seth says...

November, 2019 J 4 with Bree Collins

"Bree is a breath of fresh air, being tattooed by her was so easy. Bree made the whole process stress free and enjoyable, the time just flew by." Recommended!

Charlie says...

November, 2019 ExtINKtion Voucher with Kaitlin Howe

"My first tattoo experience was a great one from start to finish super helpful and eager to help during the drafting process and a quality tattoo as a result! Cannot recommend enough! " Recommended!

Fleur says...

November, 2019 Apprentice 3 with Kat Munro

"Firstly what an amazing workplace you have and beautiful dog to greet your customers! Kat done an outstanding job on my newest piece of art, you are a truly talented young lady. Thanks Kitty Kat and the friendly team. So happy!! Xox" Recommended!

Barb says...

November, 2019 Apprentice 1 with Bree Collins

"Absolutely love my new tattoo Bree did a perfect job and the studio is a really peaceful place to get some art done. Thanks Bree I’ll be back again ?" Recommended!

Ant says...

November, 2019 Apprentice 2 with Bree Collins

"Phenomenal work as per usual, and great banter. Partner came in to say hello, however spent most of the time playing with Tank. " Recommended!

Hannah says...

November, 2019 ExtINKtion Voucher with Kaitlin Howe

"Really enjoyed getting my Extinktion tattoo with Kaitlin, really friendly and professional. Thanks :)" Recommended!

Leonardo says...

November, 2019 Apprentice 1 with Kaitlin Howe

"Great experience, atmosphere, artist and studio. Felt comfortable from the first moment and left very happy with my new tattoo! " Recommended!

Hayley says...

November, 2019 Senior 3 with Lura NehrenSmith

"Wonderful work as always. Such a nice experience and environment :-)" Recommended!

Coco says...

November, 2019 ExtINKtion Voucher with Kat Munro

"really welcoming and great vibe!" Recommended!

Ed says...

November, 2019 ExtINKtion Voucher with Kat Munro

"Really nice place. Very friendly, welcoming and helpful for this newbie. Kat was great, love the work and the banter. I'll be back for more." Recommended!

Joanne Gail says...

October, 2019 Senior 3 with Andre Simpson

"Andre ws great, he did a very complex design and made it seem simple. I am more than happy with the work and the way in which Andre approached it with enthusiasm and skill" Recommended!

Kat says...

October, 2019 ExtINKtion Voucher with Kat Munro

"I had a great experience with Kat getting my first ever tattoo. Kat made me feel very relaxed and I had nothing to worry about. I felt comfortable in making sure the tattoo was in the placement I wanted, and didn't feel rushed or pressured. I also received a lot of valuable after care information and my tattoo is now healing up well. I am so stoked with how my wee robin turned out! Thank you so much :)" Recommended!

Daryl says...

October, 2019 Consultation with Andre Simpson

"Final touches awesome work from Andre" Recommended!

Lance says...

October, 2019 Senior 1 with Lura NehrenSmith

"Stoked with the work done by Lura, and customer care is above all better than anywhere I’ve been before. If I get more work done, then I’ll definitely be back!" Recommended!

Brydie says...

October, 2019 Senior 4 with Lura NehrenSmith

"Beautiful job! Such amazing work, exactly what I wanted. Thanks so much Lura!" Recommended!

Caron says...

October, 2019 Senior 2 with Lura NehrenSmith

"Such an amazing job, love your work Lura!" Recommended!

Morgraine says...

October, 2019 Senior 1 with Andre Simpson

"So well done! Thank you so much :))" Recommended!

Gemma says...

October, 2019 ExtINKtion Voucher with Bree Collins

"Bree did a fabulous job putting me at ease for my first tattoo, and I love it!" Recommended!

Georgia says...

October, 2019 ExtINKtion Voucher with Kat Munro

"Great experience as always! Thanks Kat ?" Recommended!

Michael says...

October, 2019 Senior 4 with Lura NehrenSmith

"This session was like all the other ones I had - great fun, very relaxed - well as relaxed as you can be - and worth the pain. Lura has been amazing and her level of detail and accuracy is phenomenal. I cannot recommend Kakapo ink and its artists highly enough, You are looking for your house tattoo studio - this is it!" Recommended!

Tiana says...

October, 2019 Senior 4 with Andre Simpson

"Great atmisfear.. Great bunch of people. Take pride in there Art. Great eye for detail. Just did an awesome job and highly recommend for and job work on your tattoo. Awesome and will be back " Recommended!

Dabin says...

October, 2019 Senior 2 with Lura NehrenSmith

"Very comfortable atmosphere and everyone was so nice. Absolutely love the design by Lura and very very satisfied first tatto!" Recommended!

Veronica says...

October, 2019 ExtINKtion Voucher with Kaitlin Howe

"Warm greeting by ladies at the front desk and Tank the dog. Great help on placement of my tattoo by Kaitlin. Loving my little kereru love birds so much! " Recommended!

Sarah says...

October, 2019 ExtINKtion Voucher with Kat Munro

"100% positive experience; could not recommend more highly! I made a stupid error and was basically an hour late. Luckily Kat is amazing and took excellent care of us! Can't wait to come back for the next one. #ipromisetobeontime" Recommended!

Rem says...

October, 2019 ExtINKtion Voucher with Andre Simpson

"Had a great experience getting my first tattoo here, the studio is comfortable and artistic and everyone was very friendly. Andre was professional and competent and tattooed the flash design with a lot of artistry. I'll probably come here again for my next one!" Recommended!

Malin says...

October, 2019 ExtINKtion Voucher with Kat Munro

"One word: excellent! I was quite scared beforehand but Kat took all that away, thank you so much! " Recommended!

Anonymous says...

October, 2019 ExtINKtion Voucher with Bree Collins

"Bree was a delight - professional, great conversationalist, and she put me completely at ease. Tank the dog was also an adorable bonus. I'll definitely be back!" Recommended!

Michael says...

October, 2019 Consultation with Lura NehrenSmith

"as always at Kakapo ink, people are rather amazing. I love the warm feeling you get when you walk in and people greet y with your name....not only because I have been there a few times this year, but its genuine. The artists are very amazing people and i certainly feel that they are very motivated and happy to work with me on anything I have in mind. Kakapo ink is the one place if you ask me, to get all your tattoo needs done!" Recommended!

Miya says...

October, 2019 Apprentice 3 with Kat Munro

"The art is lovely and detailed, Kat was friendly and she took a lot quicker than expected which was nice!" Recommended!

Kurtis says...

October, 2019 ExtINKtion Voucher with Kat Munro

" Very happy looks better than I was imagining :)" Recommended!

Ant says...

October, 2019 ExtINKtion Voucher with Bree Collins

"Excellent service, tempted to get more from Bree! " Recommended!

Matt says...

October, 2019 ExtINKtion Voucher with Kaitlin Howe

"Awesome time, Kaitlin was incredible. Professional, easy going and good laughs. Thanks again. " Recommended!

Shandray says...

October, 2019 Senior 2 with Lura NehrenSmith

"Lura was amazing, kind and patient with me. Highly recommend her as an artist, very talented. " Recommended!

Shannique says...

October, 2019 Senior 2 with Andre Simpson

"Wonderful~" Recommended!

Gabriel says...

October, 2019 Apprentice 3 with Bree Collins

"Absolutely loved my tattoo done by Bree :) organising it was super easy and she answered a lot of my questions leading up to it :) drove all the way from wanganui to Wellington to get my flash piece done and it was well worth it :) " Recommended!

Penny says...

September, 2019 ExtINKtion Voucher with Andre Simpson

"Great experience, have 3 tattoos done by Andre now " Recommended!

Donna says...

September, 2019 ExtINKtion Voucher with Kaitlin Howe

"Awesome place. Awesome people. Awesome tattoo. Thanks Kaitlin. Very happy!" Recommended!

Daryl says...

September, 2019 Senior 2 with Andre Simpson

"Fantastic Job.. Highly rocommend.." Recommended!

Aaron says...

September, 2019 Senior 3 with Lura NehrenSmith

"Lura did an amazing job and i am very happy with the final outcome. would definitely recommend. Thanks again!! " Recommended!

Jordan says...

September, 2019 ExtINKtion Voucher with Andre Simpson

"Really good work! Andre was a friendly chill guy and he's pretty talented! Thanks again" Recommended!

Kasey says...

September, 2019 ExtINKtion Voucher with Kat Munro

"Very friendly & professional. Thanks Kat!" Recommended!

Rebecca says...

September, 2019 Senior 3 with Lura NehrenSmith

"Amazing, such a wonderful artist. Great service." Recommended!

Aroha says...

September, 2019 Senior 1 with Lura NehrenSmith

"Everyone was so kind and welcoming it made me feel comfortable. Lura is an awesome artist I absolutely love my tattoos I will be coming back to her Thank you " Recommended!

Michael says...

September, 2019 Senior 1 with Andre Simpson

"Once again Andre has been been amazing, the team is fantastic and welcoming and any tattoos you get becomes a real treat.... love everytime " Recommended!

Lee Wong says...

September, 2019 Senior 2 with Andre Simpson

"As usual andre was his usual amzing highly talented self. I left there with a tattoo to die for. Will be back to book second part of the other leg" Recommended!

Natalie says...

September, 2019 Senior 3 with Lura NehrenSmith

"Once again I'm so impressed by the talented Lura. I am in love with my latest piece. If I could give a Million stars I would. She is super fabulous. " Recommended!

Bernice says...

September, 2019 Senior 3 with Andre Simpson

"Fantastic Artist, amazing people!! " Recommended!

Anh says...

September, 2019 ExtINKtion Voucher with Lura NehrenSmith

"I only got a very quick and simple tattoo done by Lura. She’s pretty caring and attentive. I plan to get the next tattoo with her, of course, will be a bigger one ;) thanks Lura" Recommended!

Michael says...

September, 2019 Senior 3 with Andre Simpson

"Hi, the session with Andre was fantastic. Not only had he made a strunnig design but had been really accommodating, the staff at Kakapo had been very engaged and helpful, mad sure there was always a hot drink there and made you feel most welcome. The service is excellent and the after care is great. The studio itself is inviting and relaxing and I'd definitely will be back......" Recommended!

Elysia says...

September, 2019 Senior 2 with Andre Simpson

"My third fantastic experience at Kakapo ink. Not a light decision for me to get a big arm tattoo so I put a lot of trust in the talented artist, Andre, to share my vision and execute it. He did it so much justice and I couldn't be happier! The staff are so incredibly friendly and its a great environment :) thanks guys! " Recommended!

Hayley says...

September, 2019 Senior 4 with Lura NehrenSmith

"Always fabulous!! Can't wait to have this piece finished :-)" Recommended!

Jasmine says...

September, 2019 Senior 2 with Lura NehrenSmith

"Lura was very welcoming and worked with my original idea very well and I’m very happy with the end result! " Recommended!

Lara says...

September, 2019 Senior 2 with Andre Simpson

"Love love love! Super easy to work with, accomodating & trustworthy. Made myself & my friend feel comfortable & safe. Highly recommend!" Recommended!

Grace Olivia (Libby) says...

September, 2019 J 4 with Lura NehrenSmith

"As always Lura is an absolute LEGEND!!! It's clear she knows what she's doing and I'm really happy with the art and the experience :) Can't wait til next time!!!" Recommended!

Prags says...

August, 2019 ExtINKtion Voucher with Andre Simpson

"Decent tattoo. Very quick and turned out really nice. " Recommended!

Joe says...

August, 2019 Senior 4 with Lura NehrenSmith

"Lura was fantastic! We spent some serious time refining the design before the needles ever came out to make sure everything was just how I wanted. During the fairly long tattooing session, she went out of her way to make sure I was comfortable. And of course her artwork is amazing! Couldn't be happier. Great space as well. Very professional. Already looking forward to going back for my next session." Recommended!

David says...

August, 2019 Senior 5 with Lura NehrenSmith

"Lura really knows how to do birds. Super friendly hosts and very welcoming. They even have a dog that wants to be your friend ...eventually. Look forward to the future process of my sleeve, definitely no regrets requesting Lura to do it." Recommended!

Daryl says...

August, 2019 Senior 4 with Andre Simpson

"This was my first Tattoo, Andre was fantastic very engaging, great service from him and all the team. The whole process was awesome and Andre abilities are amazing highly recommend. I will be going back for a second of which i will get Andre to design. If you are thinking of getting a tattoo then suggest you see Andrea and the Team at Kakapo Ink " Recommended!

Anonymous says...

August, 2019 Senior 1 with Lura NehrenSmith

"It was such an awesome feeling to get my first tattoo with Lura. She made sure that I am comfortable and well informed. She was very gentle while putting the ink on that I was able to cope with pain" Recommended!

Luke says...

August, 2019 Senior 2 with Lura NehrenSmith

"I couldn’t have asked for a better first tattoo! Thank you so much Lura for the work you did and I’m sure I’ll be back for another one soon!" Recommended!

Anneka says...

August, 2019 Senior 5 with Lura NehrenSmith

"Honestly the best tattoo experience ever!!! I wanted 3x roses to represent my 3x dogs. I sent Lura some ideas of what I liked and she came up with a beautiful design. The tattoo is on my side above my hip and mid way down my thigh, so some spots were pretty sore. Lura was amazing and made the experience as painless as possible. I absolutely love my tattoo. I can't thank Lura and the team enough for the whole experience. Would higly recommend!!!" Recommended!

Tom says...

August, 2019 Apprentice 2 with Bree Collins

"Had an awesome time getting an abstract piece done with Kaitlin. The end result was near-identical to the design, and her dot work is amazing. She also gave really clear care instructions, so I know just what to do to make sure it heals perfectly. I also got a bloody good cup of tea at the start of the appointment too. " Recommended!

Natalie says...

August, 2019 Consultation with Lura NehrenSmith

"As always amazing service from Lura and the whole team. I love going to Kakapo, I feel like part of the family. Cannot wait to get my next tattoo in a couple of weeks" Recommended!

Ryan says...

August, 2019 Senior 2 with Andre Simpson

"I couldn’t possibly be happier with Andre’s work and the entire team at Kakapo! Very welcoming right from the start and all the time in the world to ensure I ended up with exactly what I had in mind. Sure, check out some other shops but make sure you swing in to Kakapo for a chat as well, you won’t regret it. " Recommended!

Kamira says...

August, 2019 Senior 1 with Andre Simpson

"My second tattoo with Andre - he makes the whole thing so simple. I'd recommend him, and Kakapo Ink as a whole, to anyone. " Recommended!

Anj says...

August, 2019 Senior 2 with Lura NehrenSmith

"Absolutley amazing chic, beautiful practice work, efficient with time, u rock Lura" Recommended!

Brendon says...

August, 2019 Senior 2 with Lura NehrenSmith

"Lura is a very special individual in which her attention to detail and a very soft touch to tattooing a person goes along way in my book. My wife and I are looking forward to meeting with Lura again for another session. We recommend Lura and the wonderful team at Kakapo Ink for a relaxing tattoo experience." Recommended!

Andrew says...

August, 2019 Senior 1 with Andre Simpson

"Great service, understood request straight away and was able to complete the next day. Looks great. Thanks" Recommended!

Jimi says...

August, 2019 Senior 2 with Kaitlin Howe

"Very cool place, great people and very welcoming :))" Recommended!

Penny says...

July, 2019 Senior 1 with Andre Simpson

"Beautiful art! " Recommended!

Belinda says...

July, 2019 Senior 2 with Lura NehrenSmith

"Lura was lovely!! She was super friendly and professional and very quick. I’m in love with my new tattoo, would definitely recommend Lura & Kakapo Ink! :)" Recommended!

John says...

July, 2019 Senior 3 with Andre Simpson

"Tattoo exceeded my expectations. So happy with the results. Would definitely return for next piece. " Recommended!

Emma says...

July, 2019 ExtINKtion Voucher with Bree Collins

"Really great place to get a tattoo done! It was my first tattoo and the studio was nice and chilled and welcoming, I felt very at ease. Loved the tattoo that Bree did for me! She was very nice and the end product was exactly what I wanted! Thank you so much!! :) " Recommended!

Deleece says...

July, 2019 Senior 1 with Andre Simpson

"Nice guy, professional. Did a great job. Recommended :) " Recommended!

Jill says...

July, 2019 Senior 1 with Andre Simpson

"Andre gave me my first tattoo and made it an easy and stress free experience.Really happy with the result ..many thanks " Recommended!

Joe says...

July, 2019 Senior 4 with Lura NehrenSmith

"Awesome service, really friendly staff and incredible tattoo! Loved it!!" Recommended!

John says...

July, 2019 ExtINKtion Voucher with Andre Simpson

"Awesome team who made both my daughters and myself really welcome so much so that my daughter said when she gets a tattoo that's where she is going. Great place esp if you have never had a tattoo done before. " Recommended!

Anonymous says...

June, 2019 Senior 2 with Kaitlin Howe

"Highly recommend! Tattoo looks great and artist is really nice. Thanks!" Recommended!

Alex says...

June, 2019 Senior 1 with Lura NehrenSmith

"Exceptional customer service and I’m stoked with how my tattoo turned out! Highly recommend Lura :)" Recommended!

Anonymous says...

June, 2019 ExtINKtion Voucher with Kat Munro

"Kat was great and designed exactly what i wanted. Everyone was really friendly and made me feel comfortable for my first tattoo at short notice. Would definitely come back! " Recommended!

Switxh says...

June, 2019 Senior 3 with Lura NehrenSmith

"Lura was absolutely amazing. My idea was brought to life in a way I couldn't have imagined. So patient, gentle and understanding when I needed a minute to breathe. I am so happy with the result and proud to wear one of Lura's pieces. Highly recommend, 10/10 would go again. " Recommended!

Dimaris says...

June, 2019 Senior 1 with Lura NehrenSmith

"As always Lura did an amazing job. The design she came up with for my tattoo was perfect! I can’t wait to get more work done by her. Lura is definitely my go-to artist now. " Recommended!

Nat says...

June, 2019 Senior 4 with Lura NehrenSmith

"Lura always manages to do such an amazing job. I don't know how her hand didn't fall off after 3 hours of tattooing me but it looks incredible and i am looking forward to my second session in a couple of months!" Recommended!

Ashleigh says...

May, 2019 ExtINKtion Voucher with Kat Munro

"I’m so happy and obsessed with my new tattoo! So impressed and will be back for my next one! " Recommended!

Clarissa says...

May, 2019 Senior 2 with Lura NehrenSmith

"Last weekend I got my second tattoo from Lura. As expected she came up with a great design that fitted nicely around my other tattoo. Her line work is amazing, and Im so happy with my new one. I would definitely recommend Lura if you’re looking for fine lines! " Recommended!

Alex says...

May, 2019 Senior 2 with Andre Simpson

"Awesome work as always, love coming upto you guys, thanks again :)" Recommended!

Fitzgerald says...

May, 2019 Senior 5 with Andre Simpson

"Where to start? I've been tattooed by Andre before, that why this time around I had no problem booking a flight to go there and let him do such a big piece on me. Andre shines with passion and professionalism that you can only get from someone that loves what they do. I can not speak higher of him, his work or his workplace. I've been to many studios across the world, and this is the one for me, feels like home and the quality can't be matched. Honestly, stop reading this review and just book yourself a time already, you won't regret it. And everyone at kakapo, thank you once again, been wonderful as always!" Recommended!

Jolanda says...

May, 2019 ExtINKtion Voucher with Bree Collins

"Good service! Thanks!" Recommended!

Keely says...

May, 2019 Senior 2 with Andre Simpson

"Everyone made me feel really comfortable and gave me lollies too! Tattoo looks amazing. thanks so much :)" Recommended!

Riana says...

May, 2019 ExtINKtion Voucher with Lura NehrenSmith

"Such a talented artist and such an inviting studio! I’m more than overjoyed with the work Lura put out, I definitely see myself coming back some time :) Pretty affordable, studio is comfortable & clean, and if you’re lucky Dirty Dan might try getting in your bag like he did with me ?" Recommended!

Kimberley says...

May, 2019 Senior 3 with Andre Simpson

"Amazing work by Andre! Super smooth experience. All other staff are lovely and helpful, love the pets roaming around too." Recommended!

Ken says...

May, 2019 Senior 2 with Lura NehrenSmith

"First tattoo. Lura and the staff at Kakapo spontaneously made me feel welcome, at ease,, normal for being afraid and as if we were already good friend. The studio is an artistic space, lots of open airy room with funky art and tattoo-education. I left feeling....well it did hurt...but feeling very well cared for. And Lura is a young whipper snapper DaVinci. Great experience and inspired workwomanship." Recommended!

Katie says...

May, 2019 Apprentice 2 with Lura NehrenSmith

"As always Kakapo Ink was warm and welcoming. I love my new tattoo so much and am so grateful to Lura for the design and execution." Recommended!

Jackie says...

May, 2019 ExtINKtion Voucher with Andre Simpson

"I walked in around 4:30 (no appointment) and they were more than accommodating. Andre came up with a perfect design on the first try and the tattoo looks fantastic! Thanks, Andre!" Recommended!

Taegan says...

May, 2019 Senior 1 with Lura NehrenSmith

"Lura was super nice and so so helpful. Love my tattoo, the lines are very delicate and precise. Lura is very talented. Would definitely recommend " Recommended!

Anonymous says...

May, 2019 Senior 3 with Kaitlin Howe

"thanks Koryn-Leigh for the great tattoo again " Recommended!

Kate says...

April, 2019 Senior 1 with Andre Simpson

"Awesome job! Thanks so much Andre - stoked :-)" Recommended!

Sara says...

April, 2019 Senior 1 with Andre Simpson

"Another lovely tattoo cheers Andre will be recommending Kakapo Ink to everyone. " Recommended!

Chris says...

April, 2019 ExtINKtion Voucher with Andre Simpson

"I am very happy with my new tattoo and the professionalism of the staff including the cleanliness of the shop." Recommended!

Owen says...

April, 2019 Senior 2 with Andre Simpson

"Andre work is brilliant. My expectations far exceeded. Really stoked with my tattoo." Recommended!

Katie says...

April, 2019 ExtINKtion Voucher with Lura NehrenSmith

"Lura was amazing and I love my tattoos so much!!!!" Recommended!

Samantha says...

April, 2019 Consultation with Lura NehrenSmith

"Lura was really nice, welcoming and friendly. I'm really looking forward to her doing my tattoo!" Recommended!

Mali says...

April, 2019 Apprentice 3 with Lura NehrenSmith

"Love my piece, detail and accuracy are amazing.. Thank you all for making it such an awesome experience! " Recommended!

Timothy says...

April, 2019 Senior 1 with Kaitlin Howe

"Was a great experience, Very happy with the care taken. The tattoo looks amazing! Will be recommending Koryn to everyone! " Recommended!

Kimberley says...

April, 2019 Senior 2 with Andre Simpson

"Love my tattoo so far! Andre did the outline super quick and made my experience as chill as possible. " Recommended!

Alana says...

April, 2019 Consultation with Andre Simpson

"Really happy with my final result! Was a process to get there but the staff are all so lovely and welcoming! Thank you!! " Recommended!

Tom says...

April, 2019 Apprentice 2 with Bree Collins

"Hello, So I made my tattoo here a few days ago ! And I must say it is so good Bree did everything to make it perfect ! They’re so friendly here, even if friends want to come over and look. Very cool tattoo studio and loved it very much as it was laid back ! Thank you so much Bree ! Tom" Recommended!

Levi says...

April, 2019 Apprentice 2 with Lura NehrenSmith

"Great tattoo and great price, very helpful staff. " Recommended!

Sam says...

March, 2019 Apprentice 3 with Lura NehrenSmith

"LOVE my latest addition! Lura was lovely to work with and very professional. All the other staff were great too! Will absolutely be coming back when I inevitably want more ink :)" Recommended!

Jo says...

March, 2019 Apprentice 3 with Lura NehrenSmith

"Utterly Amazing!!! I’m always so proud of the art that Lura creates always!!! " Recommended!

Talia says...

March, 2019 Apprentice 2 with Lura NehrenSmith

"Lura did an incredible job of my first tattoo and everyone at the studio was so friendly. love the chill atmosphere, very keen to come back for future tattoos :) cheers Lura! " Recommended!

Fiona says...

March, 2019 Apprentice 3 with Lura NehrenSmith

"Lura was so amazing and I'm so happy about my new piece. She was happy to chat while she completed her artwork and was just as excited about my tattoo as I was. Thank you so much Lura <3" Recommended!

Isabella says...

March, 2019 Apprentice 2 with Lura NehrenSmith

"The studio had such a warm and relaxed atmosphere and Lura did a beautiful job of my tattoo. So happy with it and will definitely be back! " Recommended!

Anonymous says...

March, 2019 Senior 1 with Andre Simpson

"Awesome place Lovely people, very happy with the work here ?" Recommended!

Alexa says...

March, 2019 J 4 with Lura NehrenSmith

"Lura and the team were incredible as always! Thanks so much, can't wait to come back!!" Recommended!

Fiona says...

March, 2019 Consultation with Lura NehrenSmith

"Lura was super lovely and bubbly. She listened to all of my requests and was efficient and helpful. So excited for my tattoo next week ?" Recommended!

Renee says...

March, 2019 Consultation with Lura NehrenSmith

"I appreciated how patient Lura was with my many questions and how thoroughly they answered them. I am very excited for when I am able to get a tattoo done by them! " Recommended!

Cass says...

March, 2019 Apprentice 2 with Andre Simpson

"Awesome service and chilled vibe. I love my first tattoo :)" Recommended!

Sam says...

March, 2019 Consultation with Lura NehrenSmith

"Great artist to work with. Awesome collaborative process :) Can't wait to see the final product! " Recommended!

Kirsty says...

March, 2019 Senior 3 with Andre Simpson

"Fantastic studio - professional, patient, laid-back, friendly, welcoming, clean and bright. Thanks Andre and the team for making our engagement so perfect. Couldn't be happier!" Recommended!

Oliver says...

March, 2019 Apprentice 3 with Lura NehrenSmith

"Lovely detailed work. Awesome tattooist. " Recommended!

Alexa says...

March, 2019 Consultation with Lura NehrenSmith

"Lura was wonderful as always! Highly recommend :)" Recommended!

Anonymous says...

March, 2019 Apprentice 3 with Lura NehrenSmith

"We had the best first tattoo with Lura! She was so lovely and accommodating, making us feel so comfortable throughout the whole experience and drawing up stunning designs that we LOVE. I can’t walk past a mirror without glancing at them ;) Thank you so much Lura x (shoutout to Dave the cat and Tank the Dog as well, we loved your calming yet noisy presences) 100% would recommend Kakapo Ink and the lovely team!- Kate " Recommended!

Anonymous says...

March, 2019 ExtINKtion Voucher with Andre Simpson

"First tattoo. Really great service overall, was made to feel at home. Really chilled, great artist." Recommended!

Tania says...

March, 2019 Senior 2 with Lura NehrenSmith

"What an awesome place to get a tattoo nice and relaxing and the staff are real friendly huge thanks to Lura for doing my tattoo at short notice absolutely love it. " Recommended!

Dawn says...

March, 2019 ExtINKtion Voucher with Kaitlin Howe

"AMAZING !!!! Special thanks for taking us all ( 4 ) at short notice. EVERYONE is very happy with their Tattoos. A SPECIAL thanks to our Tattooist that had lots of patience and laughs with us. Love you to bits XX Hope to see you again" Recommended!

Amee says...

March, 2019 ExtINKtion Voucher with Kaitlin Howe

"I got two tatatoos from Roisin & she was amazing! She gave me exactly what I asked for & she was very welcoming . I would recommend Her to anyone wanting a tatatoo & I would want her to do another one next time I’m in Wellington . The owners of the place were really friendly & I felt at ease with all there help." Recommended!

Jesse says...

March, 2019 Apprentice 3 with Andre Simpson

"Nothing but friendly people and a great atmosphere, plus there was a cat and dog, heavily recommend ?" Recommended!

Charlotte says...

March, 2019 Senior 2 with Kaitlin Howe

"Great experience with Roisin on Friday afternoon. Quick but not rushed, such a calm atmosphere. Grateful to have lollies brought to me (and opened for me :p). Beautiful job with the tattoo! Safe travels! :-) " Recommended!

Alexandra says...

March, 2019 ExtINKtion Voucher with Kat Munro

"Incredible!!! All of the staff are so friendly and have great conversation. I loved walking up and seeing the dog and cat also, it calmed my nerves. My tattoo is beautiful and I couldn’t imagine it being more perfect. This place is the place to go! " Recommended!

Anonymous says...

March, 2019 Apprentice 3 with Lura NehrenSmith

"Amazing! I was incredibly nervous for days as this was my very first tattoo after years of wanting one. From the minute we walked in, I felt at ease. The environment is welcoming, comfortable and clean and I relaxed immediately. Lura was so calm and friendly and gave us exactly what we wanted even though it was probably so so simple compared to the rest of the gorgeous art she creates. We will be back for sure! Thank you Kakapo Ink and Lura, thank you so much. " Recommended!

Tony says...

March, 2019 ExtINKtion Voucher with Kaitlin Howe

"Brilliant and friendly. Really lovely environment to get your art created and your body even more beautiful. Thanks guys, we’ll always remember you .?" Recommended!

Katy says...

March, 2019 Senior 2 with Kaitlin Howe

"I felt reassured by the spacious studio and charming staff as soon as I entered. Ros had designed an excellent version of my template. She was very relaxed and professional and I love my new tat." Recommended!

Anonymous says...

February, 2019 J 3 with Lura NehrenSmith

"Lura's art is absolutely stunning. I'm so happy with the piece she did this weekend. Lura is kind , patient, and made me feel super comfortable throughout the process. Thanks!" Recommended!

Lucy says...

February, 2019 ExtINKtion Voucher with Kaitlin Howe

"Great place, 100% recommend going to. Chilled, warm welcoming atmosphere. " Recommended!

Kyra says...

February, 2019 ExtINKtion Voucher with Andre Simpson

"Great service and really friendly staff. Overall awesome experience. I’ll definately be back ?" Recommended!

Eilish says...

February, 2019 Senior 1 with Kaitlin Howe

"This was my first tattoo and I couldn't be happier - Roisin was amazing and made me feel really calm and chill. The whole environment is such a friendly and welcoming place, and the tattoo itself is absolutely beautiful - I keep getting compliments on it and people asking me where I got it done. Thank you so much for the incredible work you did!" Recommended!

Anonymous says...

February, 2019 ExtINKtion Voucher with Lura NehrenSmith

"Got a tattoo with Lura and she is amazing!! Will definitely be back to get more from her. Love the vibes at Kakapo Ink too, awesome studio!" Recommended!

Hayley says...

February, 2019 ExtINKtion Voucher with Andre Simpson

"Always great! Nice and quick wee tattoo done perfectly :-)" Recommended!

Richard says...

February, 2019 Senior 3 with Andre Simpson

"It is my absolute pleasure to recommend Andre as a tattooist. Andre made me feel comfortable and relaxed whilst he worked tirelessly and with the upmost patience throughout the duration of working on my tattoo. I was extremely happy with the end result as it was exactly what I asked for . Andre has the most undeniable talent. I confidently recommend Andre’s talents to anyone considering having a tattoo." Recommended!

Roxanne says...

February, 2019 J 3 with Lura NehrenSmith

"Thank you so much again to lura! I am so so in love with my tattoo. She really took the time and put in so much effort in making sure it was perfect! I cannot say thank you enough! The rest of the staff were all so friendly and helpful even bringing me candy and tea while my art was created. And the dog and cat were just so cute and fun to have around. Just a perfect setting! Thank you thank thank you! " Recommended!

Rebecca says...

February, 2019 Senior 2 with Kaitlin Howe

"My fiance, his sister and myself all got tattooed by Roisin yesterday and we all had a wonderful time! We each got a completely different tattoo and were each thrilled with the finished tattoos. Roisin was friendly and gentle and I would highly recommend her as a tattooist as well as this tattoo parlour. The vibe was very relaxed and casual and we all felt very welcome. Extra points for Dave and Tank!" Recommended!

Hayley says...

February, 2019 Apprentice 3 with Lura NehrenSmith

"Wonderful work by the amazing Lura! Great fun atmosphere!" Recommended!

Becky says...

January, 2019 ExtINKtion Voucher with Kaitlin Howe

"Awesome place, friendly people. Will be back!" Recommended!

Anonymous says...

January, 2019 Senior 1 with Kaitlin Howe

"Super nice place! Everyone is really friendly and my tattoo looks amazing. 100 % recommend " Recommended!

Jenny says...

January, 2019 Apprentice 2 with Lura NehrenSmith

"It‘s a very nice studio. I‘m very satisfied with my tattoo and the staff was very friendly and good in their jobs! " Recommended!

Cherie says...

January, 2019 Senior 1 with Andre Simpson

"Love it Thank you so much Andre" Recommended!

Cass says...

January, 2019 Apprentice 3 with Lura NehrenSmith

"Another amazing piece by Lura! I’ve never been disappointed by the team at Kakapo Ink, thanks for another great tattoo!!!" Recommended!

Jess says...

January, 2019 Senior 5 with Kaitlin Howe

"So happy looks amazing!! Roisin does awesome work and everyone else is super nice and makes you feel welcome. " Recommended!

Matthew says...

January, 2019 Apprentice 2 with Kaitlin Howe

"Tattoo looks great! Amazing amount of detail for such a small peice! :-)" Recommended!

Shelley says...

January, 2019 J 3 with Andre Simpson

"So super happy with service I received at Kakapo ink. Andre did an amazing job helping me make my tattoo unique. Everyone was really welcoming . I would highly recommend Kakapo to everyone wanting a quality peice of art ?" Recommended!

Emma says...

January, 2019 Apprentice 3 with Lura NehrenSmith

"Fantastic work and a great atmosphere, felt very comfortable through the whole process. 10/10 " Recommended!

Karen says...

January, 2019 Apprentice 2 with Kaitlin Howe

"Steady, careful and accurate work from Rosh leading to two great tats. Really pleased. Will be back!" Recommended!

Celina says...

January, 2019 Apprentice 2 with Lura NehrenSmith

"Lura is awesome! Super thorough and pays attention to detail & personal requests. Will def come back for more <3 " Recommended!

Jo says...

January, 2019 Apprentice 2 with Lura NehrenSmith

"Utterly Amazing! Cannot wait for my next one!! ❤️" Recommended!

Sydney says...

January, 2019 ExtINKtion Voucher with Lura NehrenSmith

"Lura Elizabeth is absolutely amazing!!! I’m obsessed with both of my tattoos from her, can’t wait to come back for more! ❤️" Recommended!

Urs says...

January, 2019 ExtINKtion Voucher with Kaitlin Howe

"Very pleased with Kakapo Ink. It was my first tattoo so I was a wee bit nervous, but they put me at ease from the very start. Great service, lovely crew and fab tattoo. Love your dog, too! Highly recommend them. Thanks, Roisin!" Recommended!

Anonymous says...

January, 2019 Apprentice 2 with Lura NehrenSmith

"the vibe is so chill at kakapo ink and everyone is super lovely! lura was great and super quick, will definitely be coming back for more of her work. " Recommended!

Alana says...

January, 2019 ExtINKtion Voucher with Kaitlin Howe

"The most welcoming, talented and friendly studio I’ve ever been to! Everyone seemed to honestly care about their clients and I felt so at home with the team. The two owners (sorry I never got your names!) were so kind and I never felt pressure to hurry up or leave. I was only visiting Wellington but this was honestly the highlight of my trip and I will recommend Kakapo Ink to everyone. Thank you Roisin for my amazing Michaelangelo tattoo - I’ll be back! (And I cant forget Tank; the sweetest long legged schnauzer I’ve ever met!)" Recommended!

Tayla says...

January, 2019 ExtINKtion Voucher with Bree Collins

"this was my third time at kakapo ink, all 3 times i have gone to different artists and all 3 times i have been incredibly impressed with everything. bree was amazing and she put up so well with my twitching. love you guys i will definitely be back!" Recommended!

Aimee says...

January, 2019 ExtINKtion Voucher with Andre Simpson

"I had an excellent experience with everyone at Kakapo and will absolutely be back to discuss more tattoos! Thank you Andre!" Recommended!

Krystal says...

January, 2019 Apprentice 3 with Lura NehrenSmith

"My husband and I were in for a couple tattoos each with Lura, and we were blown away by how fast she was and with the quality of our tattoos. We will definitely be back for more from her :)" Recommended!

Jade says...

January, 2019 Senior 2 with Kaitlin Howe

"Only my second tattoo but I love coming into Kakapo for new ink, everyone is always so warm and welcoming. Roisin was super chill and absolutely nailed the tattoo, beautiful line work and perfect placement! Big thanks to her for the great experience and I’ll definitely be back for more :) " Recommended!

Natalie says...

January, 2019 Apprentice 2 with Lura NehrenSmith

"OMG!!!!! These guys are fabulous. This was my first time getting a tattoo, everyone was encouraging, warm and friendly. Lura was amazing, I absolutely love her work and will be back soon to get my next piece done by her. Keep being wonderful, I will be recommending you to everyone I know" Recommended!

Chris says...

January, 2019 Senior 2 with Kaitlin Howe

"Awesome artist! Super skilled and professional. Highly recommended!" Recommended!

Chris says...

January, 2019 Senior 1 with Andre Simpson

"Outstanding artist! Very skilled and professional. Highly recommended! " Recommended!

Felix says...

January, 2019 Apprentice 2 with Bree Collins

"OMG! Thank you guys for making our love confession happen, couldn’t wait to have something that last forever! Literally just right before the end of this year, thank you for being so spontaneous to fit us in. Made us the happiest couple on the planet ;-) " Recommended!

Mark says...

December, 2018 J 4 with Lura NehrenSmith

"Great work and a very fun studio to visit." Recommended!

Anonymous says...

December, 2018 Apprentice 2 with Kaitlin Howe

"Thank you Roisin! We all love our new tattoos. Kakapo Ink has a great team who were able to take a group of 3 as a walk in. Great atmosphere in the studio and Tank is gorgeous" Recommended!

Anonymous says...

December, 2018 Apprentice 2 with Kaitlin Howe

"Thank you so much for such a beautiful tattoo Roisin! The team at kakapo ink is always incredible and makes you feel so welcome in their beautiful studio " Recommended!

Tania says...

December, 2018 Apprentice 3 with Kaitlin Howe

"Professionalism A+++ Service A+++ Cookies A+++ Such a great place that it only took a week for me to be back in and getting my next piece ❤️" Recommended!

Jubes (James) says...

December, 2018 Apprentice 3 with Andre Simpson

"Had some great yarns and Andre did an awesome job. Really happy with my piece. My new local " Recommended!

Tania says...

December, 2018 Apprentice 3 with Kaitlin Howe

"Amazing service not just by Roisin (who is fantastic anyway from her art to her service). Everyone was super welcoming and it felt like home. Can’t wait to go back " Recommended!

Sienna says...

December, 2018 ExtINKtion Voucher with Bree Collins

"Absolutely love my new tattoo, Bree is so talented. Such a great experience + everyone's so friendly ~ thank you :)" Recommended!

Grace Olivia (Libby) says...

December, 2018 J 3 with Lura NehrenSmith

"I'm so in love with this design!! Thank you so much Lura, for creating such a gorgeous piece, and making a painful area bearable!!" Recommended!

Hilary says...

December, 2018 Apprentice 3 with Andre Simpson

"Amazing job Andre- thanks so much! Thanks to the rest of the team for being really welcoming and lovely too :)" Recommended!

Sophie says...

December, 2018 ExtINKtion Voucher with Kaitlin Howe

"Amazing studio and everyone was super nice and welcoming for my family members who were there to get their first tattoos. " Recommended!

Seamus says...

December, 2018 ExtINKtion Voucher with Andre Simpson

"Brilliant artist, exceptional work. " Recommended!

Seamus says...

December, 2018 Apprentice 2 with Lura NehrenSmith

"Excellent service. Incredible tattoos. A very warm experience." Recommended!

john says...

December, 2018 Inking AD with Andre Simpson

"Very good job I like it what they done my tattoo " Recommended!

Jasmine says...

December, 2018 ExtINKtion Voucher with Andre Simpson

"Very pleased with our visit - the studio was so accommodating to our spontaneous drop-in, and Andre was fantastic to work with. Thank you!" Recommended!

Anonymous says...

November, 2018 Apprentice 2 with Kaitlin Howe

"I had such a positive experience from start to finish, my ideas were translated into something even better than I had pictured and Roisin was so thoughtful and careful in doing it all. She is super skilled and I have already recommended to someone else who loved what I had done! Thanks so much :)" Recommended!

Sophie says...

November, 2018 Apprentice 2 with Lura NehrenSmith

"Sooo happy with my new ink. Lura is an amazing artist and she is such a kind soul. Will definitely be back to Kakapo’s beautiful studio. " Recommended!

Jonny says...

November, 2018 Apprentice 2 with Andre Simpson

"Very happy with the tat came out exactly how i wanted very friendly shop would highly recommend " Recommended!

Malcolm says...

November, 2018 Inking AD with Kaitlin Howe

"Roisin as always did a brilliant job. Kakapo Ink is such a cool place to be inked. Nice people and super talented artists. I was thrilled with this result and cant wait to be back there again." Recommended!

Olivia says...

November, 2018 ExtINKtion Voucher with Lura NehrenSmith

"Was simple and the people were very nice. Will definatly go again when back in Wellington " Recommended!

Anonymous says...

November, 2018 J 3 with Lura NehrenSmith

"Incredible as always! Friendly and approachable people and beautiful! high quality art." Recommended!

Zoe says...

November, 2018 ExtINKtion Voucher with Lura NehrenSmith

"I popped into Kakapo with a basic concept of a bird tattoo roughly drawn on a piece of paper. The amazing Lura quickly turned it into the cutest little Tui bird I'd ever seen. Now he permanently lives on my arm and I could not be happier! Amazing fine line detail. Love the environment of Kakapo, including the studio cat and dog! :) already keen to come back for more! If it's your first time getting a tattoo this is the perfect environment. Great vibes all round. " Recommended!

Tasia says...

November, 2018 ExtINKtion Voucher with Lura NehrenSmith

"Love this place! The vibe was amazing, the staff all super friendly and accommodating! Made me and my friends feel super welcome! Will definitely be going back for more ?" Recommended!

Brittany says...

November, 2018 Apprentice 3 with Kaitlin Howe

"Love this place. Very warm and welcoming, offered tea and coffee and everyone was happy and chatty. Roisin did some amazing tattooing!" Recommended!

Jess says...

November, 2018 Apprentice 2 with Lura NehrenSmith

"Lura was super friendly and professional. It was overall a lovely experience and I can’t wait to book my next one! " Recommended!

john says...

November, 2018 J 4 with Andre Simpson

"Thanks you for Tattoos to me that was really great. I love it I will do it again soon " Recommended!

Stephen says...

November, 2018 J 4 with Andre Simpson

"The art work by Andre was surreal better than what I'd thought, the team were proffesional and gave their honest opinion on how the tattoo would suit. Thoroughly recommend " Recommended!

Anonymous says...

November, 2018 ExtINKtion Voucher with Kaitlin Howe

"Fantastic people, very happy with result thank you" Recommended!

Stephen says...

November, 2018 Consultation with Andre Simpson

"A warm welcome in the studio, proffesional attitude and advice " Recommended!

Malcolm says...

November, 2018 Consultation with Kaitlin Howe

"Excellent job" Recommended!

Anonymous says...

November, 2018 ExtINKtion Voucher with Andre Simpson

"Great service, lovely people, amazing end result :)" Recommended!

Roseanna (Rosa) says...

November, 2018 Apprentice 2 with Lura NehrenSmith

"Kakapo ink was the warmest and most friendly of environments I have had the pleasure of being tattooed in. Lura was super friendly and understanding, and has done an amazing job of designing and then tattooing some incredible art. Best experience yet!" Recommended!

Anonymous says...

November, 2018 Apprentice 2 with Lura NehrenSmith

"Amazing experience, it was my first tattoo and was quite nervous. Lura was really good with answering my questions and explaining to me what was happening :) " Recommended!

Graham says...

November, 2018 J 3 with Andre Simpson

"Great process, excellent tattoo artist, nice guy. Very little pain and when it was sore Andrea put some numbing creme on so all good. Highly reccomend Katipo. " Recommended!

Jennifer says...

October, 2018 Apprentice 2 with Lura NehrenSmith

"Lura was wonderful! Made me feel super comfortable and the tattoo is amazing!" Recommended!

Aleysha says...

October, 2018 ExtINKtion Voucher with Andre Simpson

"Andre was wonderful. My tattoo is beautiful and he was so careful to avoid any pain throughout the process. It was the best tattoo session and overall result I have ever had. Thank you so much. I will be coming back to Andre again soon." Recommended!

Racheal says...

October, 2018 Apprentice 2 with Andre Simpson

"Love these guys! Such a good vibe in the shop and Andre is rad! Excellent work and all round great experience. This is my second time coming back to Kakapo Ink and will definitely be in again. " Recommended!

Cass says...

October, 2018 Apprentice 2 with Lura NehrenSmith

"As usual Lura did an amazing job :) will definitely be back for more!!!" Recommended!

Rubi says...

October, 2018 ExtINKtion Voucher with Andre Simpson

"Really nice staff! The atmosphere was very relaxed and perfect for my first tattoo. Andre did a great job." Recommended!

Grace Olivia (Libby) says...

October, 2018 J 4 with Lura NehrenSmith

"So so so lovely!!!!! Lura put a lot of work into this piece and I'm so incredibly happy with it!!!! Thank you so much!!!!" Recommended!

Annalese says...

October, 2018 Apprentice 2 with Lura NehrenSmith

"Staff were very friendly and helpful! Studio was clean and Lura did an amazing job of my piece I'm so in love with it " Recommended!

Maisie says...

October, 2018 Apprentice 3 with Lura NehrenSmith

"My appointment was amazing. It was my first tattoo and I was made really comfortable. I’m excited to come back once it’s fully healed and will most likely come back for more later on. Thank you for your lovely service!" Recommended!

Jamie says...

October, 2018 Apprentice 3 with Kaitlin Howe

"Awesome. Highly recommend! :-)" Recommended!

Riza says...

September, 2018 Apprentice 2 with Lura NehrenSmith

"Lura is lovely and super talented with an amazing art style. I'm happy I get to wear her art till I die or loose my hand (which ever comes first). Looking forward to getting more of her work! ^_^" Recommended!

Ari says...

September, 2018 Apprentice 2 with Lura NehrenSmith

"I loved every bit of my experience at Kakapo Ink. It was my first time having a consultation and custom piece and Lura was friendly, helpful, and just as excited about the tattoo as I was. Everything went so much faster than I thought it would, which really helped my nerves. I absolutely love the beautiful ink Lura designed and tattooed for me, and would love to come back for another one day :) Thanks so much Lura and the Kakapo Ink team!!" Recommended!

Callum says...

September, 2018 Apprentice 2 with Andre Simpson

"Place was lovely. Very inviting, staff were very talkative and open to ideas. Great team! Clean procedures and very skilled in what they do. Will definitely be going back some time for some more art done!!" Recommended!

Sophie says...

September, 2018 ExtINKtion Voucher with Kaitlin Howe

"1st tatoo done !! Super happy ?? Very clean and professional. Can't wait to get a 2nd one " Recommended!

Vickie says...

September, 2018 Apprentice 3 with Kaitlin Howe

"Fantastic morning getting my awesome tattoo by the lovely Roisin. Great experience. No pressure, no rush. The final result I absolutely love. The rose tattoo looks great." Recommended!

Maggie says...

September, 2018 J 3 with Lura NehrenSmith

"Very efficient, love the design, thank you so much " Recommended!

Joe says...

September, 2018 Apprentice 3 with Andre Simpson

"Super happy with my peace’s as it is a chilled out environment and you guys try to make the whole process as easy as possible... As always thank you very much I will be back! " Recommended!

Hamish says...

September, 2018 ExtINKtion Voucher with Andre Simpson

"Just a quick visit Andre is a super cool guy to deal with. Happy as with the piece. " Recommended!

Grace Olivia (Libby) says...

September, 2018 J 3 with Lura NehrenSmith

"Lura was so lovely to work with! She's extremely considerate and her art is absolutely gorgeous!!! Thank you so much!!!" Recommended!

Mickey says...

August, 2018 J 4 with Andre Simpson

"Always my favourite place and favourite artist ?" Recommended!

Nick says...

August, 2018 Consultation with Andre Simpson

"Had a great experience. The shop is inviting and friendly, Andre did a great job of the tattoo and was very good to deal with. I am very happy with what I walked away with, and would definitely recommend Kapapo Ink to others. " Recommended!

Clare (Conn) says...

August, 2018 J 3 with Lura NehrenSmith

"Absolutely amazing. Lovely atmosphere and an incredibly talented artist. An honour to get this ink." Recommended!

Maggie says...

August, 2018 Apprentice 2 with Lura NehrenSmith

"Very friendly and welcoming, Lura was easy to work with and very professional. " Recommended!

Anonymous says...

August, 2018 Apprentice 2 with Kaitlin Howe

"Really lovely and even opened up on a day that they are closed which I was really greatful for. I had the lovely Rosin, who was gentle and put her lovely little touches on the design i chose and made it really special. Thank you Kakapo crew and Rosin for making my first tattoo special." Recommended!

Alexa says...

August, 2018 Apprentice 3 with Lura NehrenSmith

"Incredible work from start to finish as well as a wonderful and inviting atmosphere! Can't wait to come back! " Recommended!

Anonymous says...

August, 2018 ExtINKtion Voucher with Andre Simpson

"Very friendly, accommodating and professional staff. Studio very good with lots of cool designs and artworks. Very pleased with the end product. Reasonable prices" Recommended!

cheyenne says...

August, 2018 Apprentice 2 with Lura NehrenSmith

"110% recommend Lura. I told her what I had wanted and within 20 minutes it was drawn up and within the hour I had it tattooed on my ankle. All I had said was size of a playing card and a tulip with one bud. She made an absolutely gorgeous design that I instantly fell in love with as soon as I saw it. She made you feel so comfortable and not nervous at all. To think she has only been tattooing for less than 2 years is amazing. The design and the finish of the tattoo is gorgeous and I love it. I would love to come back another inking. " Recommended!

Cass says...

August, 2018 Apprentice 2 with Lura NehrenSmith

"Awesome experience! Definitely will be back " Recommended!

Rachael says...

July, 2018 Apprentice 3 with Andre Simpson

"I could not be happier with my new tat, and Kakapo staff were above and beyond accomodating and welcoming! Thanks Andre and other staff, really enjoyed the whole experience and I would 200% recommend coming to Kakapo for your next tattoo." Recommended!

Rhonda says...

July, 2018 Inking AD with Kaitlin Howe

"I would recommend Kakapo Ink to everyone. You all care for the clients and I felt at home. Roisin is an amazing artist and I’m so happy with my results so far." Recommended!

Jamie says...

July, 2018 J 3 with Kaitlin Howe

"Awesome experience as always! Roisin created a beautiful piece. Looking forward to my next one. Cheers :-)" Recommended!

Margrete says...

July, 2018 ExtINKtion Voucher with Roman Dvorsky

"My first tattoo. Friendly artist and great atmosphere. Perfect tattoo!" Recommended!

Michael says...

July, 2018 Apprentice 2 with Kaitlin Howe

"A great experience, will definitely be going back again" Recommended!

Kane says...

July, 2018 Apprentice 2 with Andre Simpson

"Andre's a sick cunt, tattoo went great" Recommended!

Morgan says...

July, 2018 Apprentice 2 with Kaitlin Howe

"I have been wanting to get a tattoo for a good 4/5 years now. I could not desided on what I wanted and had not found anyone t wanted to do it. For those who do not know touch is a big trigger of mine. Before my assistance dog I could not go to the hairdressers with out having an attack.This tattoo is just right and I love it and celebrates my partnership with my assistance dog. Roisin is fantastic she let me do what i needed to, and so i worked out without having an attack. everyone is so welcoming and accommodating to my needs with my assistance dog. would recommend Roisin and kakapo ink " Recommended!

Tegan says...

July, 2018 Apprentice 3 with Lura NehrenSmith

"I love my new cuttlefish friend! Lura is an amazing artist with so much talent, I'm super excited to get some more tattoos from her in the future. " Recommended!

Thomas says...

July, 2018 ExtINKtion Voucher with Kaitlin Howe

"First Tattoo! Design is awesome. Everyone was super friendly and made my first one a really enjoyable experience. Can't wait to get more!" Recommended!

Nalinder says...

July, 2018 Apprentice 2 with Kaitlin Howe

"My first tattoo at Kakapo and with Roisin turned out to be fantastic. Easy peasy booking process, wonderful vibes from lovely people and a lil doggo. Roisin is really chilled out and very accommodating. We tried a couple of placements for her cool as flash design before deciding the best spot. She's really good with her work, it's still healing now, but I'm super psyched to see the healed design. Would definitely get more work done by Roisin in the future. :)" Recommended!

Mary-Anne says...

July, 2018 Apprentice 2 with Kaitlin Howe

"Another wonderful experience being tattooed by Roisin, she is wonderfully professional and generally lovely. Her whistling while working made me smile. A great experience, thanks to everyone at Kakapo Ink for fitting me in when I got my dates mixed up and arrived one week early!!!" Recommended!

Jenna says...

June, 2018 Consultation with Lura NehrenSmith

"Absolutely fantastic work! My first ever tattoo and a spur of the moment decision by one of my best mates, Fran, and I to commemorate our friendship before I departed back to the UK for a few months. Lura was really good at giving advice and being incredibly calming when the nerves gripped, and was careful to check in on me. Best thing was the actual work! The lines are beautifully crisp and, despite me leaving for Vietnam 2 days later, it healed like a charm. It's such an amazing piece of work noone in England can believe you're an apprentice, Lura! Thanks so much, I'm sure Fran and I will be back..." Recommended!

Evita says...

June, 2018 ExtINKtion Voucher with Andre Simpson

"I have visited Kakapo Ink twice now. The first time for my original tattoo with Koryn-Leigh and the second time for touch ups with Andre. Both visits were lovely and you feel so welcome in their bright and friendly studio/art gallery. Even though I live on the other side of the world, I want to come back here for my next tattoo. Best tattoo experience ever! " Recommended!

Khryssi says...

June, 2018 ExtINKtion Voucher with Andre Simpson

"For a first timer ink virgin, I was really amazed and impressed with the quality / aesthetics / venue and all around friendliness of Kakapo Ink. The venue is bright and professional, the team were friendly and Andre did a super job. Highly highly recimmend you guys" Recommended!

Rebecca says...

June, 2018 ExtINKtion Voucher with Kaitlin Howe

"You guys were great. Loved the atmosphere in the studio and was great to get such a good tattoo, so pretty and just what I wanted (Bonus that you could fit us in at short notice). Thanks heaps " Recommended!

Hayley says...

June, 2018 Apprentice 2 with Kaitlin Howe

"Roisin was amazing. Produced an amazing, crisp tattoo. She was chill, but super professional and I will definitely be back again! " Recommended!

Sophie says...

June, 2018 Apprentice 2 with Kaitlin Howe

"Roisin was fantastic. Super chill, super professional and great artist. Will no doubt be back for more work from her soon." Recommended!

Jordan says...

June, 2018 Apprentice 3 with Kaitlin Howe

"It was really good, came in with just an idea and an urge for ink, I recommend getting work from roisin because for me personally it was the easiest tattoo I’ve ever got, she was a good combination of focused but friendly making space for chat etc , and the owners/management are also worth mentioning as they make feel like they’re happy to help you and they’re artist, will be back ! " Recommended!

Kia Maia says...

June, 2018 Apprentice 2 with Kaitlin Howe

"This is my second tattoo of Roisin’s and honestly it won’t be my last! She’s exactly the chilled, relaxed artist I enjoy getting tattoos from, and her work is goddamn stunning. Not to mention she shared chocolate with me and my girlfriend that she got from someone else! THANK YOU AS ALWAYS GUYS ✌️" Recommended!

Stef says...

June, 2018 Apprentice 3 with Kaitlin Howe

"2nd tattoo done at the shop, still my favorite place. Friendly accomodating staff. Great work and good prices. Deffinitley reccomend!" Recommended!

Mikaela says...

June, 2018 ExtINKtion Voucher with Kaitlin Howe

"Definitely recommend these guys!!! Such lovely nee place theyve got set up and awesone dog named tank. My recent visit was so good, just chatting along, calm space. My 4th tattoo from them and still wanting more!!! Definite recommendation!!!!" Recommended!

Lottie says...

June, 2018 Apprentice 3 with Kaitlin Howe

"So pleased with my tattoo! Was a 10/10 experience ? " Recommended!

Anonymous says...

June, 2018 Apprentice 3 with Kaitlin Howe

"Highly recommend, Kakapo were extremely professional and friendly throughout. The staff were accommodating and I’m really pleased with the design! Thank you!" Recommended!

Vincent says...

June, 2018 Apprentice 3 with Andre Simpson

"Relaxed environment and professional service with good chat. " Recommended!

Georgia says...

June, 2018 Apprentice 3 with Lura NehrenSmith

"Great, comfortable experience :) very friendly artist, I'll definitely be back :)" Recommended!

Ariana says...

June, 2018 Apprentice 2 with Kaitlin Howe

"Loved this experience! Getting offered a drink on arrival, getting to play with a cute dog to calm the nerves and having a lovely tattooist who made me feel at home and comfortable. Definitely coming back at some point. " Recommended!

Anonymous says...

June, 2018 Apprentice 2 with Kaitlin Howe

"Wonderful, friendly service from all the staff, Roisin was amazing and did a brilliant job of the flash piece I chose from her sketchbook. Would absolutely recommend to anyone. " Recommended!

Amy says...

June, 2018 Apprentice 3 with Kaitlin Howe

"Thanks so much, everything was perfect once again!" Recommended!

Racheal says...

May, 2018 Apprentice 3 with Andre Simpson

"Awesome service, love the artwork Andre did. " Recommended!

Nic says...

May, 2018 Apprentice 2 with Lura NehrenSmith

"Great session! Loving the work Lura is doing, she is so friendly and made me fee very comfortable " Recommended!

Brayden says...

May, 2018 J 3 with Andre Simpson

"Love visiting Kakapo ink. The service is friendly and welcoming. There is always humor and hot drinks. The worst part is having to leave." Recommended!

Frances says...

May, 2018 Apprentice 3 with Lura NehrenSmith

"Really enjoyed our session at Kakapo! Everyone was so welcoming and friendly and would definitely recommend to others. Lura did an awesome job with our tattoos and we're stoked with them :) " Recommended!

Rhea says...

May, 2018 Apprentice 3 with Andre Simpson

"Damn awesome session! Andre you're so patient and everyone is amazing! The falcon looks incredible! Thankyou so much :)" Recommended!

Caitlin says...

May, 2018 ExtINKtion Voucher with Kaitlin Howe

"From the moment I stepped through the doors I felt comfortable and welcome. Very relaxed and friendly environment that made the whole process go very smoothly. So impressed with Roisins work would highly recommend to anyone. " Recommended!

Jessica says...

May, 2018 ExtINKtion Voucher with Andre Simpson

"Love having new ink done by the bro Aaron totally talented " Recommended!

Keith says...

May, 2018 ExtINKtion Voucher with Kaitlin Howe

"Such a great job at short notice! Roisin was great!" Recommended!

Holly says...

April, 2018 Apprentice 2 with Lura NehrenSmith

"Loved everything about it - Lura was super friendly and made me feel really comfortable, and I fall in love with my tattoo more every time I look at it! She did a great job :)" Recommended!

Stef says...

April, 2018 J 4 with Andre Simpson

"By far best tattooing experience ive had. Friendly staff, clean and professional process from consult to inking session. Andre made a great custom piece for me. Check this place out!" Recommended!

Tim says...

April, 2018 Consultation with Andre Simpson

"Great consultation, Andre was super helpful and friendly. And the whole team is on point. " Recommended!

Sami says...

April, 2018 Apprentice 2 with Andre Simpson

"Absolutely in love with my new piece! Andre is amazing, and the whole crew at Kakapo are so lovely. Thanks again guys! " Recommended!

Rhiannon says...

April, 2018 Apprentice 2 with Kaitlin Howe

"The staff here are always so warm, welcoming and easy to talk to plus the tattooists are amazing! I'm sure we will be back soon ;)" Recommended!

Julia says...

April, 2018 ExtINKtion Voucher with Lura NehrenSmith

"I came there to get my first tattoo and everyone was very friendly. After a little bit of waiting time everything was set up and after another 10 minutes of tattooing I had my perfect tattoo exactly how I wanted it to be. Would recommend! " Recommended!

Matt says...

April, 2018 J 3 with Andre Simpson

"Loved the parlour, Andre was chill and friendly and gave me an awesome first tatt" Recommended!

Emily says...

April, 2018 Apprentice 2 with Andre Simpson

"Wonderful as always! The whole team are friendly, trustworthy, and go out of their way – nothing is a problem, and they make you feel comfortable and safe (no matter how small or big the job!). " Recommended!

Shane says...

April, 2018 ExtINKtion Voucher with Andre Simpson

"Absolute legend! super chill and easy to deal with" Recommended!

Dominique says...

April, 2018 Inking AD with Andre Simpson

"My husband and I got matching tattoos for our 20th wedding anniversary, which we had been planning and looking forward to for ages. We spent about seven hours with Andre and the whole experience exceeded our expectations by about a million percent! The whole team are wonderful (including the cat and the dog), looking after us and offering us tea and lollies and cookies all day. The studio is clean and bright and relaxing. Andre is an absolute star and a fun and lovely guy, and did such a beautiful job with our artwork, his line work is perfect. Would love for him to design our next tattoos, his artwork on the walls is amazing. Thanks for a fantastic day, and making our anniversary extra special. We'll be back!" Recommended!

Alex says...

April, 2018 Apprentice 2 with Andre Simpson

"Just amazing. Andre is a master at his craft he created a beautiful image exactly how I wanted and the fine work on the tattoo is exquisite. People were asking me about it as soon as I got it. " Recommended!

Mairarangi says...

April, 2018 ExtINKtion Voucher with Andre Simpson

"AMZING place to get your ink done! Everyone was super nice and friendly. I love my tattoo and will deffs return to kakapo-ink for any future work. Thanks guys!" Recommended!

Ryan says...

March, 2018 J 3 with Andre Simpson

"Absolutely love my tattoo, it's exactly how I wanted it! Hurt like a bitch but the free fruit-bursts at half time more than made up for it. Great price, great service, mad talent. Cheers guys, I'm super happy! " Recommended!

Christine says...

March, 2018 Apprentice 3 with Andre Simpson

"Amazing work I love love love it. Already planning my next visit. Thanks I can't wait to see you again" Recommended!

Elyse says...

March, 2018 Apprentice 2 with Andre Simpson

"Great artist, great tattoo " Recommended!

Dimpee says...

March, 2018 Apprentice 2 with Andre Simpson

"FAST, CLEAN, AMAZING!" Recommended!

Stephanie says...

March, 2018 Apprentice 3 with Andre Simpson

"LOVE LOVE LOVE my finished tattoo, Andre is awesome and a good laugh! " Recommended!

Anonymous says...

March, 2018 Apprentice 2 with Andre Simpson

"This was my first tattoo and honestly it was such a lovely experience! I’m scared of needles but everyone made me feel so comfortable that I barely had time to remember what was happening, and the actual tattoo on my wrist was completely pain free - also exactly what I wanted. Would 100% recommend." Recommended!

Jagmeet says...

March, 2018 Apprentice 3 with Andre Simpson

"Amazing skills shown by Andre. Loved the tattoo." Recommended!

Umesh says...

March, 2018 Apprentice 3 with Andre Simpson

"Perfect job..I love it" Recommended!

Belle says...

March, 2018 Apprentice 3 with Steph Higgins

"Whole processe was fantastic, Steph and all the other staff were super lovely and made me feel very welcome. The tattoo is fantastic, I love everything about it! Will be back for sure!" Recommended!

Kia Maia says...

March, 2018 J 4 with Andre Simpson

"Andre was amazing and I’m super chuffed with how my tattoo has come out! She’s not finished yet, but Andre was super helpful and I didn’t feel worried about communicating how I was feeling (which was squirmy as hell ahaha). It’s my third time going to him, and like always I’m super happy! Thank you!" Reply: We love having you Kia! And thank you so much for contributing to our fundraising event for InsideOut ?. You & Andre got us to $2K for the day which is so much more than we expected ? Recommended!

Vivian says...

March, 2018 Inking AD with Steph Higgins

"Amazing! Thank you! ^_^" Recommended!

Stephanie says...

March, 2018 Inking AD with Andre Simpson

"Absolutely LOVE my tattoo, Andre is lovely and we had a laugh. Super professional place, everyone is nice and friendly. Can't wait to come back and get my tattoo finished!" Recommended!

Vickie says...

February, 2018 Apprentice 2 with Koryn-Leigh Wall

"met this girl when she was an apprentice and she just blossoms, her skill is so delicate and detailed, love all her mini's, want to be covered in them!! girl power, so thrilled to be tattooed by her " Recommended!

Vickie says...

February, 2018 Apprentice 3 with Steph Higgins

"literally love supporting the continued success of this lass, love her work, love her style, constantly have people where i work ask if my ink is by her and that theirs is too, so excited for her career to keep growing, she's already a hype in Wellington she's going to be huge " Recommended!

Laura says...

February, 2018 Apprentice 3 with Steph Higgins

"Steph was awesome - really sweet and completely willing to fiddle around with the design until it looked right. Also fantastic at banter!! Definitely coming back for my next one!!" Recommended!

Amy says...

February, 2018 Apprentice 2 with Steph Higgins

"Amazing! Very comfortable environment. So happy with the finished product." Recommended!

Jagmeet says...

February, 2018 J 3 with Andre Simpson

"Amazing artwork by Andre. Thanks a lot." Recommended!

Anonymous says...

February, 2018 J 3 with Andre Simpson

"Can't recommend the Kakapo Ink team highly enough. Excellent, friendly service. Awesome work from Andre; love my new piece, which was a cover-up job that was expertly done. Can't even see where the old tat was and the new design is fantastic. If/when I decide on a new piece I will definitely be coming back here." Recommended!

Tay says...

February, 2018 Apprentice 2 with Andre Simpson

"Incredible, love this place so much " Recommended!

Whina says...

January, 2018 Apprentice 3 with Koryn-Leigh Wall

"Hands down the best tattoo experience I have ever had, in every aspect. All the staff are friendly and welcoming, and the whole space is clean, open and comfortable. I was there for a few hours with my mum and we were offered hot drinks and lollies throughout our visit. Everyone just wanted to make sure we were okay. We both intend to travel up from Dunedin specifically to get tattooed at Kakapo Ink in future, they are definitely worth the trip. " Recommended!

Gaylene says...

January, 2018 Apprentice 2 with Koryn-Leigh Wall

"Amazing. Wonderful people. Very clean and professional. Extremely happy with my tattoo. I wouldn"t hesitate to recommend. Fantastic artists. I travelled a long way for my tattoo and I will most certainly be back" Recommended!

Jadyn says...

January, 2018 Inking AD with Andre Simpson

"Always an awesome result, constantly blown away with each session, looking forward to showing off the completed sleeve!" Recommended!

Anonymous says...

January, 2018 Apprentice 3 with Koryn-Leigh Wall

"My experience at Kakapo Ink was amazing! Koryn exceeded all of my expectations, was super caring and calming and her talent is outstanding! Will definitely be back for more. Fully recommend." Recommended!

Emily says...

January, 2018 Apprentice 2 with Andre Simpson

"Such a great session. Andre is such a talented artist and worked hard to create exactly what I wanted. I’m so privileged to have your work on my skin! Great experience and I’m loving your new location :)" Recommended!

Mary says...

January, 2018 Apprentice 3 with Steph Higgins

"Incredible work. So beautiful and I am extremely happy with the final piece. Really fun time, Steph was so awesome and I really enjoyed being tattooed by somebody who was so passionate and outgoing!" Recommended!

Andrea says...

January, 2018 Apprentice 3 with Koryn-Leigh Wall

"Everything was pretty near perfect, and certainly an experience I'll recommend! Thanks for realizing my design so very well, with a high level of professionalism and excellent care." Recommended!

Rach says...

January, 2018 Apprentice 2 with Steph Higgins

"Steph is great made me super comfortable, love my new ink cant wait for it to heal!!" Recommended!

Savanah says...

January, 2018 Apprentice 2 with Koryn-Leigh Wall

"Very professional and relaxed environment with very friendly and talented staff" Recommended!

Charlotte says...

January, 2018 Apprentice 2 with Steph Higgins

"Awesome service and a great experience with Steph & Kakapo in general, love how my tattoo turned out :)" Recommended!

Julia says...

January, 2018 Apprentice 2 with Andre Simpson

"Sick session - Andre was fun and did an amazing job. As always, a stellar time at Kakapo" Recommended!

Lorna says...

January, 2018 Apprentice 2 with Steph Higgins

"Got my first tattoo here with Steph and she was amazing. Awesome design, absolutely love the whale she drew for my ribs. All with good chats along the way. Will definitely be back and would definitely recommend." Recommended!

Callum says...

January, 2018 J 3 with Steph Higgins

"Steph was fantastic. Love the look and design, she is talented, trustworthy and makes you feel comfortable throughout the process." Recommended!

Anonymous says...

January, 2018 Apprentice 2 with Andre Simpson

"Super happy with my tattoo, the staff are all very helpful and realistic with their opinions on size and detail etc and they really do try give you the best experience possible. I’ve was nervous but as soon as I arrived they were very friendly and helpful as I wasn’t sure about placement and size. They helped me and tried out different sizes and gave me helpful info about detail of tattoos depending on their size. The group there know what they’re doing and I’m glad I got it done there! " Recommended!

Tay says...

January, 2018 Inking AD with Steph Higgins

"Steph is incredible! Her art is amazing and she made me feel very safe and comfortable sitting through about 6 hours worth of tattooing. Owners are absolutely lovely and caring of each customer. Was very nice to be taken care of so well. Definitely my favourite tattoo studio I've ever been to. Cant wait to come back!" Recommended!

Cloud says...

January, 2018 Apprentice 3 with Andre Simpson

"this was my first tattoo and i was terrified, but the moment i got up into the studio the atmosphere put me at ease. andre was very kind and patient with me and did an absolutely fantastic job with my tattoo even though it was super fiddly. i'm definitely coming back here for my next. thank you! kia ora." Recommended!

Rosie says...

January, 2018 Apprentice 3 with Koryn-Leigh Wall

"Thank you so much for my tattoo! I had such a great experience here and Koryn-Leigh was amazing. She helped me design what I wanted, and did a brilliant job. I will definitely be booking in with Koryn-Leigh again. Such a lovely space with lovely people!" Recommended!

Makaela says...

January, 2018 ExtINKtion Voucher with Andre Simpson

"Andre was great! He was very patient and drew up a design better then I had imagined. The tattoo is awesome, I love it! " Recommended!

Olivia says...

January, 2018 ExtINKtion Voucher with Koryn-Leigh Wall

"Had an amazing experience at Kakapo ink! My first tattoos and I was so so please with how they turned out. Koryn took the time to personalise what I wanted and made it look feminine and even better than I imagined. Would highly recommend, 10/10, oh and the lollipops were an added bonus :) " Recommended!

Jesse says...

January, 2018 ExtINKtion Voucher with Bree Collins

"Great experience. Bree was amazing. She made sure the sizing and placement were exactly what I wanted and took her time to make the lettering look perfect. Extremely happy with the result, would definitely recommend." Recommended!

Michelle says...

December, 2017 J 4 with Andre Simpson

"Thrilled to bits with my new cat.....Andre "nailed it " as always.....love coming to see you guys.....always made to feel welcome....eery Christmas to you all" Recommended!

Emma says...

December, 2017 ExtINKtion Voucher with Bree Collins

"Absolutely loved my experience with Kakapo Ink. Bree was A M A Z I N G! She's hilarious and chill and I loved her realness- she made me feel so at home. Thanks Bree and Kakapo Ink! " Recommended!

Kia Maia says...

December, 2017 Apprentice 2 with Bree Collins

"First time going back to Kakapo Ink in the new building and it was amazing as always! I had a great experience with Bree; she was chill and relaxed and easy to hang with while also being repeatedly stabbed in the leg! I’m so happy with my crystal cluster, and we ended the session talking about getting more done on my tattoo later on. I’m super happy! Thanks Bree!" Recommended!

Hamish says...

December, 2017 ExtINKtion Voucher with Bree Collins

"Great people, extremely friendly and enthusiastic; made me feel at home the whole time I was there. Nice clean, open, bright studio which is very comfortable to be in. Bree was fantastic and did a great job, would totally recommend. " Recommended!

Mikaela says...

December, 2017 Apprentice 2 with Steph Higgins

"Steph was amazing! She was so nice, such a cool personality. I gave her a general idea of what I wanted and I let her go to town on the detail of it, and honestly I couldn’t be happier with the outcome! Turned out way better than I ever imagined. She was so chill and gentle. Would definitely recommend and will definitely be back! " Recommended!

Anonymous says...

December, 2017 Apprentice 3 with Bree Collins

"Bree was awesome!! She was super patient and took her time with the small, complex lines of the script. Tattoos came out perfectly. Would 110% recommend!" Recommended!

Niamh says...

December, 2017 ExtINKtion Voucher with Steph Higgins

"I had a great time, everyone was lovely and I felt really comfortable. Also really pleased with the result! " Recommended!

Anonymous says...

December, 2017 Apprentice 2 with Steph Higgins

"I absolutely loved the experience and the tattoo is gorgeous. Steph was really nice and made the experience a breeze. Would 100% recommend!" Recommended!

Joanne says...

December, 2017 Apprentice 3 with Steph Higgins

"Awesome job absolutely love my first tattoo from her!" Recommended!

Hollie says...

December, 2017 Apprentice 2 with Steph Higgins

"My service at Kakapo was great from beginning to end. Very friendly, professional and always put me at ease that my tattoo would turn out just as I wanted! Thanks Steph! " Recommended!

Elyse says...

December, 2017 Apprentice 2 with Steph Higgins

"Steph did an amazing job of my first tattoo. She made me feel super comfortable and relaxed. Her dot work is incredibly detailed and it came out perfectly. " Recommended!

Tay says...

December, 2017 Consultation with Steph Higgins

"Steph is incredible. Listened to everything i wanted as well as giving her professional opinion. I feel very happy for her to do my tattoo " Recommended!

Suzie says...

December, 2017 Apprentice 3 with Steph Higgins

"Steph was great. Helped me feel really relaxed for my first tattoo. Place is amazing and really chilled out. Love my hobbit tattoo. Highly recommended." Recommended!

Thalia says...

December, 2017 ExtINKtion Voucher with Andre Simpson

"I was amazed I could be fitted in so last minute, Andre was patient when it came to design layout and orientation and did a great job. Would 100 percent come back for another piece." Recommended!

Callum says...

November, 2017 Consultation with Steph Higgins

"Steph was fantastic, she understood just what I was after " Recommended!

Ashley says...

November, 2017 Apprentice 3 with Bree Collins

"Bree was such a breath of fresh air. I loved her style, her realness and the work she did. She was so gentle and efficient I’m not sure if it’s her technique but my tattoos look completely healed and absolutely amazing. I can’t wait to show her them in a couple of weeks so she can see how they healed up. Absolutely recommend her to anyone she is one apprentice who could get away with not being called an apprentice. " Recommended!

Mathew says...

November, 2017 Apprentice 3 with Steph Higgins

"My entire experience with Kakapo Ink was amazing! Steph was so professional and friendly and her artwork is fantastic. I can not fault her talent, enthusiasm or quality of work and she will be the first person I think of for my next tattoo. A huge shout out must be given to Sam and Sally for creating such a relaxing and comfortable atmosphere in which to get tattooed, conversation flowed both before and after my tattooing and you can tell they really care for their clients. If you’re looking for a top quality tattoo and great service, my first recommendation would be Kakapo Ink, 5 stars all the way." Recommended!

Hannah says...

November, 2017 Inking AD with Andre Simpson

"Really special experience, great space, awesome staff and such a comfortable atmosphere. The enormous effort put it to my piece has blown me away. Andre is the man and a total pro. Highly recommend Kapapo. Oh, they also have tea, lollies and wicked hand wash " Recommended!

Margot says...

November, 2017 Apprentice 3 with Andre Simpson

"Couldn't be any more blown away with my tattoo that Andre did for me on Fri. I felt so relaxed . Will most definitely be back for more. So so so fricken happy. Highly recommend kakapo ink . You guys rock. " Recommended!

Kelly says...

November, 2017 Apprentice 2 with Steph Higgins

"So happy with the tattoos, just what I wanted, they look great and didn't hurt at all! Steph is amazing , I will def recommend to my friends :)" Recommended!

Julia says...

November, 2017 J 3 with Steph Higgins

"As always, an incredible experience; Steph is so talented and so fun to sit with for four hours :)" Recommended!

Margot says...

November, 2017 Consultation with Andre Simpson

"My consultation was really great I gave Andre a couple of pictures of what I would like done. And he came up with a design I can't wait to have put on my back. Can't wait for Friday when I will have it done. See ya on friday" Recommended!

Jenn says...

November, 2017 Apprentice 3 with Steph Higgins

"So frickin' happy with Steph and the team at Kakapo. As a tattoo virgin, Steph was incredible at understanding my vision and the meaning behind the piece; calming my nerves and creating a truely amazing and beautiful piece that I'm super happy with! Also, thanks for the cups of tea. Oh and the Dirty Dave is awesome xx" Recommended!

Anonymous says...

November, 2017 Consultation with Koryn-Leigh Wall

"Koryn was super nice and helpful deciding what would look best for my tattoo. It turned out great and I would definitely go back :)" Recommended!

Samantha says...

November, 2017 J 3 with Steph Higgins

"I love love LOVE my tattoo Steph was amazing and everyone there is so kind and welcoming am soooo comming back for more " Recommended!

Melissa says...

November, 2017 Apprentice 3 with Andre Simpson

"Andre was great! Well chuffed with the design and outcome, just how I wanted it! " Recommended!

Lizzie says...

November, 2017 Apprentice 2 with Steph Higgins

"Steph was incredible and I am overjoyed with my piece!!" Recommended!

Evita says...

November, 2017 Consultation with Koryn-Leigh Wall

"Such a lovely place to be tattooed and so many nice people. Thank you, Koryn-Leigh for my awesome art and for making it exactly what I wanted. " Recommended!

Tegan says...

October, 2017 Consultation with Koryn-Leigh Wall

"Fantastic as usual! Love my new art" Recommended!

Rebecca says...

October, 2017 Consultation with Koryn-Leigh Wall

"So inviting and welcoming. Really polite and made me feel.so comfortable. Such a good experience. Will definitely be back!" Recommended!

Taylor says...

October, 2017 Apprentice 2 with Steph Higgins

"Steph did a great job on my existing tattoo and brought it back to life im definitely coming back for more " Recommended!

Rhianna says...

October, 2017 Consultation with Koryn-Leigh Wall

"Koryn was absolutely amazing! She was so meticulous and really made sure she got the best result possible, I couldn't be more happy! I would definitely recommend her to my friends! Thanks so much!" Recommended!

Lee Wong says...

October, 2017 J 3 with Andre Simpson

"Another awesome session where I walked out with some amazing artwork of my dog on my forearm. Andre is a very talented artist and tattooist. See you again soon for some paw prints." Recommended!

Rhianna says...

October, 2017 J 4 with Steph Higgins

"Steph is an absolute godsend! Love the succulents she whipped up for me, they are so detailed and unique! Absolutely love them! All the staff are so friendly and welcoming, definitely would recommend coming here for tattoos!" Recommended!

Emma says...

October, 2017 Apprentice 2 with Steph Higgins

"Steph is an unbelievable human and so talented, she designed some flowers for me and its beautiful! most definatly going back :) " Recommended!

Amanda says...

October, 2017 J 3 with Steph Higgins

"Steph did a great job, and made my first tattoo experience very comfortable. The tattoo is also very detailed and beautiful. Highly recommend." Recommended!

Sarah says...

October, 2017 ExtINKtion Voucher with Andre Simpson

"A great place, especially for getting your first tattoo. The studio is bright and welcoming, the staff are very friendly and they made sure that I was perfectly happy and comfortable. The tattoo I got is absolutely beautiful - thanks again, Andre! I look forward to the next one! :)" Recommended!

Isabella says...

October, 2017 Apprentice 2 with Steph Higgins

"Great service!" Recommended!

Hannah says...

October, 2017 Consultation with Koryn-Leigh Wall

"Koryn-Leigh was so lovely and really helped settle the 'first tattoo nerves' I was having - I'm so pleased with how my tattoo has turned out!! Already recommending you guys to everyone. :-) " Recommended!

Kim says...

October, 2017 J 3 with Andre Simpson

"Perfect! Thats all i can say! Just perfect! ☺️" Recommended!

Max says...

October, 2017 J 3 with Steph Higgins

"Hecking brilliant place super chill vibes all round and the yarns were sick. Almost too sick. Tattoo came out dope too :) 10/10 would tat again" Recommended!

Samantha says...

October, 2017 Apprentice 2 with Steph Higgins

"Steph was so great! I love my tattoo and would 10/10 recommend her to all my friends! " Recommended!

Edie says...

October, 2017 Consultation with Koryn-Leigh Wall

"Design and tattoo came out better than I expected, cannot recommend enough! Super quick and professional session. Thank you so much! " Recommended!

Kerri-lyn says...

October, 2017 Consultation with Koryn-Leigh Wall

"Koryn was amazing! This was my first tattoo and she made sure that I was comfortable throughout the process. The tattoo came out better than I could have hoped and I cannot recommend her highly enough. " Recommended!

Rachel says...

September, 2017 Apprentice 2 with Steph Higgins

"Thanks heaps for the art Steph! So pleased with it and it's looking awesome :) " Recommended!

Edie says...

September, 2017 Consultation with Koryn-Leigh Wall

"Very friendly and great ideas about a design I had in mind, also fantastic studio!" Recommended!

Rosa says...

September, 2017 Apprentice 2 with Steph Higgins

"Steph is a gift to the tattoo community! She did another stunning botanical piece for me, among other cool things, and I cannot recommend her enough. 100/10 would suggest getting a tattoo by her <3" Recommended!

Emma says...

September, 2017 Apprentice 2 with Steph Higgins

"Thanks so much! So happy with it :)" Recommended!

Lee Wong says...

September, 2017 Consultation with Andre Simpson

"Amazing artist who spent time asking and listening to what I would like.At no time did I feel like he was trying to rush me out the door. " Recommended!

Mickey says...

September, 2017 Apprentice 2 with Andre Simpson

"Always very happy with what I walk away with from here :) one of my favourite places" Recommended!

Laura says...

September, 2017 Apprentice 2 with Steph Higgins

"Steph was great at putting me at ease about my first tattoo and she had loads of ideas about how to improve the design I had in mind. Trusted her to improvise a little bit on the final design and it turned out great, definitely recommend!" Recommended!

Rachel says...

September, 2017 Consultation with Koryn-Leigh Wall

"So good! Best place for a first tattoo. I will be back! " Recommended!

casey says...

September, 2017 Consultation with Koryn-Leigh Wall

"brilliant service as usual, kakapo ink is always my go to for tattoos now. Koryn is always amazing to work with, as is the rest of the team :) Sally you have an awesome team!! Love yas. ;) " Recommended!

daniel says...

September, 2017 Consultation with Koryn-Leigh Wall

"Great welcoming studio. Amazing advice from Koryn-Leigh about my final design. Very happy with my additional work she done " Recommended!

Lydia says...

August, 2017 ExtINKtion Voucher with Steph Higgins

"Steph is an amazing artist and lovely person! I have had 3 tattoos by her and will be back for more :)" Recommended!

daniel says...

August, 2017 Consultation with Koryn-Leigh Wall

"Great help deciding on my design. Advice was brilliant on my thoughts and ideas." Recommended!

Anonymous says...

August, 2017 Consultation with Koryn-Leigh Wall

"Great artist with an exciting future. Thanks for putting up with my terrible sense of humour and I will definitely be back for more soon !" Recommended!

Christy says...

August, 2017 Consultation with Koryn-Leigh Wall

"so kind! So sweet and accommodating. amazing first tattoo and it was just the way i wanted it! 100% recommend xx" Recommended!

Shevy says...

August, 2017 Consultation with Koryn-Leigh Wall

"Fantastic! So friendly and accommodating, fantastic artwork too! Will definitely be back for more xx" Recommended!

Rosa says...

August, 2017 Apprentice 3 with Steph Higgins

"Steph gave me another amazing and beautiful tattoo! Cannot recommend her enough!! <3" Recommended!

Laura says...

August, 2017 J 4 with Steph Higgins

"From beginning to end, Stephanie was fab! She put together an amazing design that I loved despite the many ideas and references I sent her! I'm so pleased I have a piece of her art on my body as a memento from NZ, its beautiful! Totally recommend her!" Recommended!

Katie says...

August, 2017 Consultation with Steph Higgins

"Such a lovely atmosphere in the studio makes you feel very welcome. Steph is such a laugh and truely talented tattooist. She fitted me in super quickly as a final touch up. I'm really happy with the final result !!! Can't wait till my next tattoo. Thanks Steph !!! " Recommended!

Anonymous says...

August, 2017 J 3 with Steph Higgins

"awesome, absolutely awesome. got the work exactly the way i want it, and Steph did some amazing art work with her own sick style. definitely recommend." Recommended!

Maria Agustina says...

August, 2017 Apprentice 2 with Andre Simpson

"Really happy!" Recommended!

Michelle says...

July, 2017 J 3 with Andre Simpson

"So super stoked with my new cat....Andre is a cool dude & just seamed to get me & what I wanted....Kakapo Ink is a cool place...nice & relaxed atmosphere....always made to feel welcome" Recommended!

Felix says...

July, 2017 Apprentice 3 with Andre Simpson

"Had a really great session with Andre, such an amazing artist and also a cool dude! He took good care of me during my first tattoo and I couldn't be happier with the artwork " Recommended!

Julia says...

July, 2017 ExtINKtion Voucher with Steph Higgins

"Always an excellent, fun-filled experience! Steph is really talented and knows how to make you laugh." Recommended!

Tegan says...

July, 2017 Apprentice 2 with Andre Simpson

"They'll give you candy while you're getting tattooed. And if that doesn't convince you that these guys are awesome then you're beyond help " Recommended!

Jana says...

July, 2017 J 4 with Steph Higgins

"I'm so pleased with the tattoo! Steph knew what would look good on me. She was also very nice, making sure that my first tattoo went smoothly - would definitely recommend to all my friends! " Recommended!

Camille says...

July, 2017 Apprentice 2 with Steph Higgins

"So happy with Steph's work! Turned out even better than I was expecting and will be recommending her and Kakapo to anyone looking to get some new ink. " Recommended!

Samantha says...

July, 2017 Apprentice 2 with Andre Simpson

"I loved my experience at kakapo ink everyone was so nice and professional I will definitely will be coming back " Recommended!

Nia says...

July, 2017 Consultation with Koryn-Leigh Wall

"Fantastic facility - such a cool hang out spot. Koryn-Leigh was amazing the whole time and so great for an apprentice - you definitely wouldn't think it! :) Everyone was crazy friendly and overall it was just an excellent experience. Expect to see me again some time soon! " Recommended!

Anonymous says...

June, 2017 J 3 with Andre Simpson

"Andre did a fantabulous kākā tattoo for me from my reference photo taken at Zealandia - he used it as a reference, but did a new composition with the wings folded differently etc., making it come alive. I love my colourful birdie on my sternum! The studio is full of light, clean and comfortable, and they serve you lollies to keep your blood sugar up. Mine took about 3.5 hours to make, so we took breaks every hour, which worked really well. Andre's other artwork is spread on the walls, so while getting this one done I could already think of another one... I really like Andre's neotrad style, and he's a talented artist - thanks heaps, will drop by once I'm in Welly again!" Recommended!

Anonymous says...

June, 2017 Consultation with Adam Price

"Friendly, professional studio with great service and great work!" Recommended!

Alex says...

June, 2017 Apprentice 2 with Steph Higgins

"Steph is amazing, as usual, loving my new tats! " Recommended!

Nadi says...

June, 2017 ExtINKtion Voucher with Steph Higgins

"Very talented, professional and friendly. " Recommended!

Jordan says...

June, 2017 Consultation with Koryn-Leigh Wall

"Lollipops and coffee says enough. 10/10" Recommended!

April says...

June, 2017 J 4 with Andre Simpson

"Mad bants, totally chill and so stoked with how the tattoo turned out. 13/10 would recommend" Recommended!

Polly says...

June, 2017 ExtINKtion Voucher with Andre Simpson

"Awesome as always, thank you!" Recommended!

Anonymous says...

June, 2017 Apprentice 2 with Steph Higgins

"First tattoo and could not be happier - it's just what I wanted. Thank you so much Steph!!! 5 stars!" Recommended!

Wairemana says...

June, 2017 Apprentice 2 with Andre Simpson

"The bomb" Recommended!

Nadia says...

June, 2017 Consultation with Steph Higgins

"Step is brilliant. Love her attention to detail and her work. It was such a stress free process to talk over my design idea, the end design was awesome! It was so easy to then set up a slot to get it done. The whole studio is great, everyone is real friendly. 10/10 have recommended to friends. " Recommended!

Donna says...

June, 2017 ExtINKtion Voucher with Andre Simpson

"Awesome studio! Andre was great, I decided to change the design on arrival and he sat down and went trough my design in more detail with me. Love my Manchester Bee, thanks Andre. I'll be back soon!" Recommended!

Roxanne says...

May, 2017 Apprentice 2 with Steph Higgins

"So in love with my new piece! Thank you so much Steph! " Recommended!

April says...

May, 2017 Consultation with Koryn-Leigh Wall

"Awesome work, very easy going and in a very nice environment " Recommended!

Kate says...

May, 2017 Apprentice 2 with Andre Simpson

"Absolutely fantastic! I love my new tattoo so much - so beautifully crafted. Many thanks to Andre." Recommended!

Terry says...

May, 2017 Consultation with Steph Higgins

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Jamie says...

May, 2017 Apprentice 3 with Steph Higgins

"Excellent and timely service, I will definitely be going again" Recommended!

Rosa says...

May, 2017 ExtINKtion Voucher with Steph Higgins

"Best experience ever. Love Steph and all her work <3" Recommended!

Michaela says...

May, 2017 Consultation with Koryn-Leigh Wall

"Brilliant!! I had a brilliant time again!!" Recommended!

Jadyn says...

May, 2017 Consultation with Andre Simpson

"Great Help, Awesome guy to deal with." Recommended!

Martina says...

April, 2017 Apprentice 2 with Steph Higgins

"Steph you're a legend. I cannot wait to see you again!!!! Good job! I couldn't be happier xx" Recommended!

Moya says...

April, 2017 ExtINKtion Voucher with Andre Simpson

"Both the environment and people were great, it was friendly and was unintimidating and they made me feel safe and comfortable in getting my first tattoo there" Recommended!

Alexandra says...

April, 2017 Apprentice 3 with Steph Higgins

"Steph was awesome - super patient and with a really light hand. My final tattoo is amazing :)" Recommended!

Tayla says...

April, 2017 Apprentice 2 with Steph Higgins

"My experience with kakapo ink was amazing! I was down from Auckland for the weekend and was looking for a place to get my first tatto done. After reading through the reviews of kakapo and Steph in particular I knew this was the place to go. I sent through my design and got an appointment the next day. Steph made me feel so comfortable and relaxed about the whole thing and really eased my nerves, her work was so good and I'm am so in love with my tattoo. Would 100% recommend kakapo ink!!!!" Recommended!

Kyla says...

April, 2017 Apprentice 2 with Andre Simpson

"My experience with Kakapo was great from the minute I walked in to make an enquiry. The lady, possibly the owner, was super helpful and immediately got what needed to be done- a re-ink of an old tattoo. She showed me an example tha almost exactly matched my situation, and identified Andres as the chap to do it. Seems simple enigmatic but the day before I was told I'd have to have it lasered or ho hard and heavy to cover it. The appointment process was straightforward with online confirmation, and Andres was great about keeping in touch to make sure he knew what I wanted and had options ready to go. He was happy to work with me on the day for an impromptu shading idea, and I'm really happy with the outcome. It's clean, the detail really pops with the shading; it's close to the original, but better! " Recommended!

Darby says...

March, 2017 J 3 with Andre Simpson

"Fantastic work! Andre did a great job, could not be happier. " Recommended!

Sam says...

March, 2017 Consultation with Koryn-Leigh Wall

"Koryn was amazing! For my first tattoo she was very careful and the artwork is amazing! Will definitely be back for more :) " Recommended!

Adrian says...

March, 2017 Consultation with Koryn-Leigh Wall

"I had a wonderful experience being tattooed by the talented Koryn. I loved the whole process. I'll definitely be back. Great space, great people. Thank you for my cool tattoo."

Calvin says...

March, 2017 ExtINKtion Voucher with Andre Simpson

"A great first time experience. Every was friendly and helpful! Recommend to anyone who wants affordable high quality tattoo work." Recommended!

Anni says...

March, 2017 Apprentice 3 with Koryn-Leigh Wall

"Perfect. From making the appointment, the nice and warm welcome, the design just like i imagined it and the whole work itself. I felt perfectly taken care of and can highly recommend Koryn-Leigh as your artist!" Recommended!

Harry says...

March, 2017 Apprentice 3 with Andre Simpson

"Andres work is awesome. Really great design, and excellent service! The tattoo looks great. Thanks- will definitely be coming back!!" Recommended!

Tanja says...

March, 2017 J 3 with Andre Simpson

"Absolutely in love with my new tattoo, Andre did an amazing job!" Recommended!

Hayley says...

March, 2017 Consultation with Koryn-Leigh Wall

"Great job once again :-)" Recommended!

Ruby says...

March, 2017 ExtINKtion Voucher with Andre Simpson

"Awesome service! Felt super comfortable for my first time, I will definitely go back. All of the the staff were welcoming and Andre did an amazing job. Really clean and hygienic to. All in all a would recommend to anyone!! " Recommended!

Anonymous says...

March, 2017 Apprentice 3 with Steph Higgins

"Really friendly! Was a bit nervous because first tattoo, but Steph made me feel at ease. Great tattoo - super stoked with it! Would recommend :) " Recommended!

Michelle says...

March, 2017 Consultation with Steph Higgins

"Always the best from Steph!!! Recommend her to anyone and everyone " Recommended!

Anna-Mette says...

March, 2017 Apprentice 2 with Steph Higgins

"Good service and friendly staff! You can get it just like you want! " Recommended!

Anonymous says...

March, 2017 Consultation with Koryn-Leigh Wall

"Super happy with my new tattoos, and Koryn was lovely! Would definitely return/recommend :)" Recommended!

Michaela says...

March, 2017 Consultation with Koryn-Leigh Wall

"Absolutely amazing! A+ team work for the most A+ tattoo!" Recommended!

Helena says...

February, 2017 J 3 with Steph Higgins

"What Ana amazing experience! As soon as I walked in I felt st home and Steph talked me through the whole process of the tattoo. The tattoo turned better than I ever could have anticipated and it's absolutely amazing! Couldn't be happier, thank you! " Recommended!

Michaela says...

February, 2017 ExtINKtion Voucher with Andre Simpson

"AMazing service and amazing handling of a tattoo newbie! Going into this I knew I wanted someone with experience and thats exactly what I got. A nice calm session and fast and relatively painless. So helpful in minimising anxiety!"

Tina says...

February, 2017 Consultation with Steph Higgins

"Had a touch up. Lovely to see Steph as always. " Recommended!

Donna says...

February, 2017 ExtINKtion Voucher with Andre Simpson

"Appreciated the last minute booking and tweaking our ideas to make them look great!!! So so pleased with the outcomes! Highly rate Andre's work!" Recommended!

Katrina says...

February, 2017 Consultation with Andre Simpson

"Amazing work, very professional, friendly and welcoming environment. Love my tattoo. Thanks Andre " Recommended!

Kia Maia says...

February, 2017 Consultation with Koryn-Leigh Wall

"Koryn was awesome and answered all my questions readily; she was a delight to be around while getting my tattoo done, and I know she'll definitely go far. I'm so stoked with how my tattoo has come out, and it's healing beautifully, and I'm excited to get back into the chair with her again hopefully! Thank you again dude, you were awesome!" Recommended!

Kia Maia says...

February, 2017 ExtINKtion Voucher with Andre Simpson

"Andre was awesome as hell, and I'm really happy with how my tattoo came out! For my first time everything went super well, and it's healing up well. Thanks dude!" Recommended!

MaryAnn says...

February, 2017 J 4 with Andre Simpson

"Andre was the absolute bees knees. I've had my eye on designing a tat based on 2 pics, he took them and totally designed so much more than what I could have ever imagined. I was in Wellington as part of work training and he work well around my scedule to help me out. The incredible detail is breath taking and I am in love with piece!! Highly recommended and would definitely do future pieces with him. Thank you so much Mary" Recommended!

Eva says...

February, 2017 Apprentice 3 with Steph Higgins

"Steph and the whole Kakapo Ink team are amazing! They made the whole experience easy and enjoyable, the tattoo is beautiful and exactly what I wanted. Highly, highly recommend. " Recommended!

Tina says...

February, 2017 J 3 with Steph Higgins

"Steph is so lovely! Very pleasant tattooing experience and beautiful design." Recommended!

Becca says...

February, 2017 Apprentice 2 with Steph Higgins

"Absolutely amazing atmosphere @ Kakapo Ink. All were warm and inviting and happy to help. Tattoo looks amazing and so very happy with it! 12/10 will be returning when next back in Wellington! " Recommended!

Anne-Marie says...

February, 2017 Apprentice 2 with Steph Higgins

"I am so happy with my tattoo that Steph did for me... Means a lot. Telling all my friends about you. Will be back" Recommended!

Ann says...

January, 2017 Consultation with Andre Simpson

"Friendly and as helpful as my daughter predicted. Sort of looking forward to next Thursday " Recommended!

Matthieu says...

January, 2017 Apprentice 2 with Andre Simpson

"I've made my first tattoo there and it couldn't be better, The Saloon is beautiful, perfectly clean and all the staff put you in a calm mood. Andre, THANK YOU VERY MUCH for this beautiful tattoo, I just love it, you have fucking good ideas to make it better and better. After the tattoo, all the crew give you very good advice to heal it, and for now, it work very well, it's healing very well and very quickly I highly recomand Kakapo ink for any tattoo, thank you guys and we will probably see each other again ! Matthew" Recommended!

Hayley says...

January, 2017 Consultation with Koryn-Leigh Wall

"Koryn-leigh did a wonderful job, so happy. She'll go far!" Recommended!

Mick says...

January, 2017 J 3 with Andre Simpson

"One of the best tattoo experiences iv had from the booking to the finished tattoo. Thanks Andre for great work. " Recommended!

George says...

January, 2017 Apprentice 3 with Steph Higgins

"Perfect as always." Recommended!

Anonymous says...

January, 2017 Apprentice 2 with Andre Simpson

"Waited an hour but when we got started it all went fast, I felt like I was in good hands the whole time. My wishes were heard and I could not be happier with my tattoo. Professional. Light, artsy and cool studio with friendly employees." Recommended!

Rosa says...

January, 2017 Apprentice 2 with Steph Higgins

"5/5, so lovely and excellent work!!" Recommended!

Bea says...

January, 2017 Apprentice 2 with Steph Higgins

"Steph is highly skilled, professional, and very funny- could not recommend more" Recommended!

Charles says...

January, 2017 Apprentice 3 with Reuben Wood

"Sick ink, open and friendly environment, Rueben and I are following each other on Instagram now which is sick as frick, and there wasn't an artist there I didn't love the work of. Would absolutely recommend Kakapo to anyone in need of a quality tattoo that takes health and safety into consideration, as well as the full lifespan of a piece of art." Recommended!

Anonymous says...

January, 2017 Apprentice 3 with Steph Higgins

"Steph really did put my idea into a great design, so pleased with the way the tattoo turned out, would always come back! Strongly recommend!" Recommended!

Chloe says...

December, 2016 Apprentice 2 with Andre Simpson

"Amazing. Love the Shop and the people in there. Love the work I got done and would definitely go back!" Recommended!

Rosa says...

December, 2016 Apprentice 3 with Reuben Wood

"Rueben was awesome! I gave him leeway with the design of my tattoo, and he created a beautiful masterpiece that I'm beyond happy to have on my body. The whole set up was clean and beautiful, I can't wait to get back for another tat!" Recommended!

Tegan says...

December, 2016 Consultation with Andre Simpson

"10 outta 10, would be tattooed here again " Recommended!

Anonymous says...

December, 2016 J 4 with Andre Simpson

"Excellent service in a friendly atmosphere, and the art work looks fantastic Thanks Kakapo Ink! " Recommended!

Sarah says...

December, 2016 ExtINKtion Voucher with Reuben Wood

"Reuben was amazing! This was my first tattoo and even though it was tiny Reuben was very supportive and informative. Awesome atmosphere and artwork" Recommended!

Claire says...

December, 2016 U/A with Steph Higgins

"Awesome company and so so happy with the beautiful finished result. Thanks Steph will be coming back to you for my next one!!" Recommended!

Cael says...

November, 2016 J 3 with Reuben Wood

"Fantastic tat done by a fantastic tattoo artist, best one I've gotten so far! Thank you so much looks amazing." Recommended!

Treena says...

November, 2016 Apprentice 3 with Andre Simpson

"Andre was awesome, and the finished product is beautiful. The whole process was smooth and relatively painless! It's healing so well. Thanks so much :) I love it." Recommended!

Anita says...

November, 2016 ExtINKtion Voucher with Andre Simpson

"I had a small black and white tattoo done. My first. Andre was great, really made an effort to understand exactly what I wanted, and execute it perfectly. He put me at ease completely. I love my tattoo, and I loved my experience. " Recommended!

Anonymous says...

October, 2016 Apprentice 3 with Reuben Wood

"Amazing. Rueben created an original drawing that was just a dream up until now. It was exactly what I wanted. 20/10 would recommend." Recommended!

Xakielia says...

October, 2016 Apprentice 3 with Andre Simpson

"Relaxing environment, Andre is very talented. Thank you " Recommended!

Anonymous says...

October, 2016 Apprentice 2 with Andre Simpson

"Andre was fabulous to work with, a true artist, he took my ideas and turned them into the perfect design. Loving my beautiful blue waves - thanks for making my first tattoo experience relaxing and enjoyable. I have no hesitation in recommending Andre if you're wanting to get a tattoo but aren't sure - go see him and have a chat. You won't regret it......" Recommended!

Anonymous says...

October, 2016 Inking AD with Reuben Wood

"Professional, comfortable and awesome. Will definitely be back" Recommended!

Bea says...

September, 2016 Consultation with Steph Higgins

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Xakielia says...

September, 2016 Consultation with Andre Simpson

"Very friendly and creates a comfortable environment where you can be open with your opinion about what you like or dislike about your proposed piece. Clearly a talented artist."

Jo says...

September, 2016 Apprentice 3 with Andre Simpson

"Thank you to Andre and all the staff for making my 1st tattoo such a good experience. From the coffee to the input and help to get my ideas across they were warm and friendly. A special thank you to Sally...she is a lovely lady. Thanks heaps guys and if I ever decide to have another tattoo I'll definitely get Andre to do it for me." Reply: Thank you so much for the kind words, Jo! Looking forward to having you back. :) Recommended!

Anonymous says...

September, 2016 Apprentice 3 with Reuben Wood

"My first tattoo so was very nervous. Reuben was totally fantastic, really respectful and put me completely at ease and I actually ended up really enjoying the experience. Love the end result - Reuben worked on my basic idea and produced something that I hadn't thought of but fits so well with and enhances the sentiment I was trying to capture. Want another one now!" Recommended!

Amber says...

September, 2016 Apprentice 3 with Andre Simpson

"Andre was awesome! Did such a great job. Also the rest of the staff here were super friendly and had awesome hospitality. Great atmosphere & talented artists. Highly recommend. " Recommended!

Anonymous says...

September, 2016 Apprentice 3 with Steph Higgins

"Steph was absolutely fantastic. It was my first tattoo and she made sure I wasn't too nervous. She was friendly and reassuring. The tattoo turned out amazing, I couldn't be happier. " Recommended!

Caitlyn says...

September, 2016 Apprentice 3 with Reuben Wood

"Another fantastic session with Reuben!! Got my first piece for my sleeve all done and dusted! Thank you so much! Cant wait for my next session!" Recommended!

Nicola says...

September, 2016 ExtINKtion Voucher with Andre Simpson

"Thanks Andre, updated tattoo looks awesome, really happy with the enhancements!" Recommended!

Jess says...

August, 2016 Apprentice 3 with Steph Higgins

"Steph has a fucking sick horse and I'd tie her kangaroo down any day x" Recommended!

Dom says...

August, 2016 Apprentice 2 with Andre Simpson

"Had a radical time and am super stoked with my tattoo. Thanks guys. " Recommended!

Nadine says...

August, 2016 J 3 with Andre Simpson

"Absloulty in love with my new piece ! Studio is amazing, Everyone makes you feel so welcome. Thank you Andre for everything !! Will definitely be back " Recommended!

Caitlyn says...

August, 2016 Inking AD with Reuben Wood

"Wicked session! Plenty of banter and only minimal pain " Recommended!

Bea says...

August, 2016 Apprentice - Inking 3 with Steph Higgins

"Steph was amazing as always. Absolutely lovely relaxed environment" Recommended!

Negar says...

August, 2016 Apprentice - Inking AD with Reuben Wood

"Rouben is a great artist. Mine is a complicated tattoo that he beautifully designed and completed. Thanks for your patience too Rouben:) I love it " Recommended!

Rachel says...

August, 2016 Inking AD with Reuben Wood

"I love my tattoo! Rueben rose to the challenge I threw at him of an impulsive tattoo and it is beautiful." Recommended!

Caitlyn says...

July, 2016 Consultation with Reuben Wood

"Amazing enthusiasm for my ideas and helped me create a vision for my full sleeve! Super excited to get started!" Recommended!

Rayhan says...

July, 2016 Apprentice 3 with Andre Simpson

"Amazing artist and tattoo, definitely coming back for more in the near future." Recommended!

Stephanie says...

July, 2016 Apprentice - Inking 3 with Steph Higgins

"Ultimate babe, perfection all round xo" Recommended!

Ruby says...

July, 2016 ExtINKtion Voucher with Steph Higgins

"I had a wonderful experience for my first tattoo here and will definitely be recommending you guys and will be back for more!!! " Recommended!

Bruno says...

July, 2016 Apprentice 3 with Andre Simpson

"Great service, great artist, great tattoo."

Sarah says...

July, 2016 ExtINKtion Voucher with Andre Simpson

"Thank you so much. Was a great experience for my first tattoo. Can't wait to come again :)" Recommended!

Hayley says...

July, 2016 Apprentice - Inking 1 with Andre Simpson

"Thanks so so much. Gorgeous studio, fabulous team. Just an awesome experience:-)" Recommended!

Rachel says...

July, 2016 U/A with Reuben Wood

"As always Fantastic! Everyone at Kakapo Ink is always making sure you're comfortable. Rueben is always careful and extremely thoughtful of his clients through long sessions, and an amazingly gifted artist! " Recommended!

Jack says...

July, 2016 J 3 with Andre Simpson

"Very happy with Andre's work. Thought and attention to detail given during consults, and very well executed at the session. Definitely recommend!" Recommended!

Anonymous says...

July, 2016 Apprentice - Inking 5 with Steph Higgins

"Absolutely wonderful yet again :) " Recommended!

Rachel says...

June, 2016 Inking AD with Reuben Wood

"Another awesome session for a massive piece. Another great session with Rueben and the whole team at Kakapo Ink making the whole thing as comfortable as possible. " Recommended!

Tamar says...

June, 2016 Apprentice 3 with Andre Simpson

"The service was above and beyond! My tatoos are amazing!!!! And Andre is friken cool, I'll defo be back ☺️☺️☺️" Recommended!

Jeremy says...

June, 2016 ExtINKtion Voucher with Reuben Wood

"10/10 all round " Recommended!

Peter says...

June, 2016 Consultation with Steph Higgins

"Great meeting with Steph, straight away she knew just the idea I was talking about even though this will be my first tatt. Can't wait to get it done now." Recommended!

Rachel says...

May, 2016 Apprentice - Inking 5 with Reuben Wood

"Really amazing experience. A huge day 10.5 hours all up with stenciling 9 solid hours tattooing. The entire time Rueben made sure I was comfortable and okay. The entire staff were friendly and the art is more beautiful than what I could possibly describe." Recommended!

Sarah says...

May, 2016 Apprentice 3 with Andre Simpson

"Andre is really great at helping customizing art to fit the body. Good advice on what would work, look good and how it should be placed were welcomed. I would definitely get work done with Andre again and recommend him highly. " Reply: Thanks Sarah! We were talking about your piece after you left and should you decide in the future you want to "do something" with the birds regarding filling in some colour, you might consider checking out colour bombing in both water-colour and ink-splash styles. Something to think about maybe! :) Recommended!

Amelia says...

May, 2016 Consultation with Steph Higgins

"Thanks again Steph! Super comfortable relaxed environment and Steph was very helpful when choosing sizes and placement. Her honest opinion made the experience that much easier. Her OCD made sure I had the best looking line work. Very happy with the result. " Recommended!

Jess says...

May, 2016 Apprentice - Inking 2 with Steph Higgins

"Steph is amazing and has a pretty sick horse"

Sydney says...

May, 2016 Consultation with Steph Higgins

"Steph is dope. So is Kakapo Ink" Recommended!

Bea says...

May, 2016 Apprentice - Inking 3 with Steph Higgins

"Awesome experience for a first tattoo, very relaxed, Steph was super professional but also fun. Can't wait to be back!" Recommended!

Alex says...

May, 2016 Apprentice 3 with Andre Simpson

"Awesome studio, awesome people! Andre is an amazing tattoo artist and I will definitely be coming back soon! " Recommended!

yorana says...

May, 2016 Apprentice 2 with Reuben Wood

"Rueben is awesome at his job, super impressed with the time and effort put into designing exactly what I wanted at late notice. Thanks heaps and all the best! " Recommended!

Raina says...

May, 2016 Apprentice - Inking 2 with Steph Higgins

"Steph was awesome as usual. I'm in love. Can't wait To talk to her about adding to this gorgeous piece of art. " Recommended!

Paul says...

May, 2016 Consultation with Andre Simpson

"Great professional setting but also really welcoming and eager to get your ideas out there. " Recommended!

Liz says...

May, 2016 Apprentice 3 with Andre Simpson

"Excellent work & experience, looking forward to my next session & my finished tattoo :-)" Recommended!

Darby says...

May, 2016 J 3 with Andre Simpson

"Absolutely awesome work. Great experience, looking forward to further sessions. " Recommended!

Lewis says...

May, 2016 J 3 with Andre Simpson

"Absolutely amazing, never have I been so looked after during a tattoo before. Andre was magic, the other staff were fantastic, Loved it!!!" Recommended!

Jess says...

April, 2016 J 4 with Andre Simpson

"The team at Kakapo are amazing. Everyone has brilliant customer service, big smiles and amazing art work. I felt really at ease. And most importantly - walked away with an incredible piece of art work! Great job. " Recommended!

Lin says...

April, 2016 J 4 with Andre Simpson

"Thanks so much to Andre for making my first tattoo so beautiful !! " Recommended!

Cao says...

April, 2016 Apprentice - Inking 2 with Steph Higgins

"very cool tatoo many thanks" Recommended!

Jess says...

April, 2016 Consultation with Andre Simpson

"Awesome bunch of people. Made me feel right at home and relaxed, knew what I needed and everyone was so easy going. Can't wait to get the work done. Cheers! " Recommended!

Will says...

April, 2016 Consultation with Steph Higgins

"You're all such an awesome bunch and you really have something special at this place! Keep up the amazing work you are doing and I can't wait to see my design come to life :-)"

Sydney says...

March, 2016 Apprentice - Inking 3 with Steph Higgins

"This was an absolutely fantastic experience. The shop, the atmosphere - it was perfect. But what is really phenomenal was the work that Steph did. I can't get over how much I love this tattoo and the quality of Steph's execution. Thank you so much!" Recommended!

Ian says...

March, 2016 Apprentice 3 with Andre Simpson

"Fantastic tattoo parlour, in an easy going & welcoming environment. Very happy with my artwork. Cheers to all the team." Recommended!

Anna says...

March, 2016 Apprentice - Inking 4 with Steph Higgins

"Steph is the best!! 10/10 100/100 my fav tattoo artist." Reply: Good on you Anna! We love having you xxx

Anonymous says...

March, 2016 Consultation with Andre Simpson

"Very friendly and welcoming! :) thank you. " Recommended!

Tracy says...

March, 2016 J 3 with Andre Simpson

"Andre you are amazing! You and Sam made me feel so comfortable and my tattoo looks absolutely fantastic!!! Thanks heaps, can't wait for my next session!" Recommended!

Raina says...

March, 2016 Apprentice - Inking AD with Steph Higgins

"Always a pleasure. Steph did an amazing job as usual. Can't wait for the finished product!!! " Recommended!

Iona says...

March, 2016 Apprentice - Inking 3 with Steph Higgins

"Really good experience - calm , organised , took her time to get it absolutely right ...could not be happier!! ( she does a great cat:))" Recommended!

Darby says...

March, 2016 Consultation with Andre Simpson

"Awesome! Looking forward to working with Andre further!" Recommended!

Braer says...

February, 2016 Apprentice - Inking 3 with Steph Higgins

"Blimmin' stellar! Stoked as :)" Recommended!

George says...

February, 2016 Apprentice - Inking 1 with Steph Higgins

"Always a pleasure!"

Roxanne says...

February, 2016 Apprentice - Inking 2 with Steph Higgins

"Such a cool chick! So stoked with my tattoo will be coming back for sure :D" Recommended!

Karena says...

January, 2016 Apprentice - Inking 1 with Steph Higgins

"Noni noni noni. Bitch be lesbian as fuck. Great tat " Recommended!

Kay says...

January, 2016 Apprentice 2 with Andre Simpson

"Andre did a great job and took the time to resize my design to a more suitable option. Happy to recommend to all. Cheers K" Recommended!

Ilona says...

January, 2016 Apprentice 2 with Andre Simpson

"Andre is an amazing tattoo artist. I'm still extremely excited about my snowflakes. Staff was lovely and made me feel welcome. Would definetely recommend and will get more of my tattoos done there " Recommended!

Marion says...

December, 2015 Apprentice - Inking Minimum with Steph Higgins

"Awesome place and great people : I xouldn'texpect more for my first tattoo ! Stephanie is such a lovely, funny and talented artist ! recommend this place to anyone who is looking for great tattoos ! " Recommended!

Rebecca says...

December, 2015 Apprentice 3 with Andre Simpson

"First of all everyone there was really lovely and welcoming and I felt very comfortable. My tattoo artist, Andre, did a beautiful job with my tattoo and I'm so happy with it. Definitely coming here for all my future tattoos." Recommended!

Caitlyn says...

December, 2015 J 3 with Andre Simpson

"Andre was amazing to work with! He is an amazing artist and is great while you are in the chair! Cant wait for my next one, definately coming back!" Reply: Good on you Caitlyn! Can't wait to have you back, you're a complete rock star! Recommended!

Raina says...

November, 2015 Apprentice - Inking Minimum with Steph Higgins

"I've had 5 tattoos by the lovely Steph. It's so awesome watching her become the great artist she is. The crew at Kakapo are amazing. Maybe that's why I love coming back so much. See you soon :)" Reply: Hey Ray Ray! Thanks soooo much for this! We love having you and your bubbly, happy self in our studio too. Already looking forward to the next one! Recommended!

Jess says...

November, 2015 Apprentice - Inking 1 with Steph Higgins

"Best tattoo experience of my life! What's better than getting inked in a nice quite studio with a cup of tea???? And then o got chocolate when I left????? And a loyalty card????????????? Couldn't be happier with Steph, her work, and kakapo ink x" Reply: Thanks Jess! Can't wait for your next visit! ; ) Recommended!

Anonymous says...

November, 2015 ExtINKtion Voucher with Andre Simpson

"Great studio and nice atmosphere. Got an appointment really widow and I am very very happy with my new tattoo! Thanks to Andre and the team! " Recommended!

Anna says...

November, 2015 Apprentice - Inking 4 with Steph Higgins

"My whole experience at Kakapo Ink was lovely, Steph was amazing and the shop was unlike any Tattoo studio i had ever been to before. So light and fresh looking. I would defiantly go there again." Recommended!

Teryl says...

November, 2015 Apprentice 3 with Andre Simpson

"The whole team at Kakapo Ink makes you feel welcome and Andre was amazing. It was easy to relax and the whole experience was less painful than going to the dentist! Looking forward to my next session :-) " Recommended!

Jennifer says...

October, 2015 Apprentice 2 with Andre Simpson

"Andre was incredible, he does fantastic work and is super friendly. Made the whole tattoo experience just that much better :) " Recommended!

Alli says...

October, 2015 ExtINKtion Voucher with Andre Simpson

"Awesome tattoo studio and artists! Andre was very professional - especially considering how anxious I was (first tattoo and all that). Studio is amazingly clean and well-kept. Highly recommend both Andre & Steph (she did my boyfriends tattoo), best tattoo artists I've ever come across, definitely need more guys like them in the UK. Thank you, thank you! " Recommended!

Shannon says...

October, 2015 Apprentice 2 with Andre Simpson

"I had a fantastic time during the whole process. Highly recommend to everyone. " Recommended!