Established in 1991. Deane Holland’s Waihi Tattoo Studio offers custom tattoo work (or bring your own design) and a piercing service. Our artists have many years’ experience tattooing all styles, and all skin types. Check out our artwork in the albums.
Deane Holland has been the resident artist at Waihi’s tattoo studio since it opened its doors in 1991. Originally called ‘Dynamic Dermagraphics’, the shop is now commonly called the ‘Waihi Tattoo Studio’. Since opening, the studio has become widely known for the quality and variety of tattoo art it produces. Both the shop and the artist have been featured several times in the popular American ‘Tattoo’ magazine with Deane being recognised by them as ranking among the top 40 tattoo artists in the world (Dream Team lll, Dec 2001).
The shop specialises in all types of tattooing and the team will draw custom pieces to suit, or work with art you provide. We also have thousands of pictures to choose from in the studio. The galleries in this website contain only a tiny percentage of the tattoos, and are there to provide some examples of what can be done. The Facebook page tends to be updated more regularly so is a good place to visit to remain current. Our other artists are Summer Mackel and Kate Johnson.
Body piercing is also available, Heidi has provided this service since 1998. All piercing jewellery is surgical grade stainless steel, or titanium.
Prior booking is recommended, but the door is always open during business hours to drop in for a chat or consultation with the team. The studio is off the main road with plenty of parking and is designed with your comfort and privacy in mind.
Several generations of Holland’s tattoo in studios around New Zealand and have also tattooed overseas. Deane’s brother Brendan works out of BTat2d in Manukau (Auckland). Deane’s dad Syd founded ‘Forever Art’ in Palmerston North which passed onto his grandson Aidan. Aidan trained with his dad at the Waihi Studio and has now been joined in the business by Brendan’s son Dylan. Brendan’s other son Taylor tattoos in Auckland. Syd’s mum Eva was an accomplished painter, so you can assume that artistic talent literally runs in the family!