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Established in 1991. Deane Holland’s Waihi Tattoo Studio offers custom tattoo work, or bring your own design. 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 artist is Kate Johnson.

Prior booking is essential. You can contact us by email, phone or PM the studio Facebook page. 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!



Custom Tattoo Designs

Exclusive, modern and unique tattoo designs by our artists specifically for you upon a request.


Cover Unwanted Tattoos

No matter what your skin marks are, ink or surgery scars, we will make it look like it was never there!


Rework Old Tattoos

The best possible colour results can perform for many years or may begin to fade a bit over a time.




client reviews

The team made sure I was happy every step of the way. Their artistic talent and service was fantastic! Definitely will go here for future tattoos. Thanks heaps Deane, Heidi and the team.


I got my very first tattoo here done by Summer the whole experience from start to finish was awesome, great people great music great place very clean and professional I will definitely go back for more.


Absolutely awesome. The care and attention Summer gave me and my tiny tattoo was absolutely over and above what I expected! Summer took the time to explain everything to me and was meticulous when it came to getting the tattoo in the right place. As she said you’re going to have this for the rest of your life we want it to be right". I was impressed by the attitude of Summer and the team and would recommend these guys hands down! Thank you for my first ever tattoo experience - it was stress-free and exciting!


Super helpful with selecting the finer details of my design and advice of size to ensure my tat has a long life looking good. Professional feel to the whole experience. Would recommend.


Deane went over and beyond to make sure that the tattoo I wanted was perfect. The touch ups he did for me too were superb. I'll be back for sure. The trip up from Rotorua was soooo worth it. Thank you Deane for the amazing job you did for my special piece.


Thanks Kate for my awesome 'My brothers keeper tattoo today. Love it. You were super helpful with my decision as well. Over the moon with the tattoo!


Thank you to Deane who did an amazing job with my tattoo! Meaning behind the tattoo is beyond perfect! Million times better than I expected! Would recommend to everyone!


I had a day session with Kate yesterday, I am absolutely in love with my tattoo and enjoyed my day with Kate good convos. Thanks Kate, can’t wait to come back.


I looooove my new tattoo. Deane took time talking to me about colour and the way I wanted it placed it was a good 10 min discussion to both be on the same page and I love the turnout. Having it one on one with no distractions taking his time with his artwork. I am already thinking about my next one. Experienced tattoo artists.


Deane did my one and only some years ago. Not once have I regretted it. Top shelf skills! I have received loads of positive comments regarding the artistry. I highly recommend Deane for your next tat.


Awesome place and people. Very strict on hygiene and cleanliness. Friendly and very informative and caring for your tattoo. Helpful and fantastic at design.