Welcome to Sacred Tattoo

Est. 1998 • Auckland • New Zealand

Sacred Tattoo was established in 1998 by Dan and Dean in Symonds St and is now situated at 521 New North Road in Kingsland, Auckland. Sacred is the sum of its parts and through the years we have had the pleasure of hosting the best talent from New Zealand and overseas. Right now we have one of our strongest teams ever who are continuing Sacred’s tradition of diverse, authentic tattooing. Please use the online booking form or call us on 09 3651839 for appointments. We welcome walk-ins and often have time available, give us a call to check the current schedule.

Sacred Tattoo is open from 10:00am — 6:00pm, Tuesday through Saturday


Some of our artist are very busy but more often than not we have spots coming up for future appointments. Tattoos are for life and we believe the right design by the right artist is worth the wait, shoot us a message here to see availability. We can answer any and all questions you may have either through email or ph us on 09 365 1839

The minimum charge is $175, this ensures you receive quality pigments and equipment and a sterile setup  in the most hygienic environment and of course a tattoo from the most experienced team in NZ.

There are many variables on pricing a tattoo. Size, position, colours, detail just to name a few. Use the contact form or email us at sacredtattoo@gmail.com to get an ESTIMATE but if you come to the studio we can discuss in person and give you a QUOTE.

If the tattoo will be completed in one session we will give you a Quote for that piece. Larger ongoing work we usually use the time frame of Half Day (3 hours) at $525 or full day (6 hours) at $1000. If you want to do on going work in smaller sessions you can discuss this during your consult and these are usually priced at $175 per hour.

It’s worth noting at this point that the hourly rate should be amongst the last of your questions, not your first. Having a budget in mind is fine but you will find the best artists all have a similar rate, its the less experienced that offer cheap deals. Not only do you receive an inferior tattoo but it usually takes Longer, ending up more Expensive. Of course get the tattoo you can Afford but choose the Artist on their Skills and Experience. Tattoos are forever, wear the best.

The best way is contact us on this form here, email sacredtattoo@gmail.com or call us on 09 365 1839 to organise a free consult. You have probably looked at our Artist Galleries and may have someone in mind or we can match you with who will suit the style of tattoo your are after. At this appointment we will discuss your ideas in detail and we encourage you to bring along any pictures or reference material that you have. This is also a good time to talk about your budget, especially for on going larger work as this will effect how far the appointments are spaced apart. We will provide a quote and a time frame and at this point we also take a deposit of $100-$300 to secure your appointment/s. This is NON refundable but can be held if you need to move your appointment/s.

In a word, no. For the basic reason of an artist working and trying to concentrate amongst a whole lot of people chatting is not the best scenario, we find it distracting and in fact so will YOU. If you need a support person you can bring ONE friend but you will find it easier to concentrate if your on your own. Don’t worry, we are a friendly bunch, you wont be lonely.

That’s ok but please don’t make appointments that you are unsure of keeping. We will send you a text reminder 48 hours before your booking but this is not a time to decide weather you will get tattooed or postpone. Less than 48 hours and you will lose your deposit. If you postpone your appointment more than twice you will lose your deposit. We get it that life is really busy and sometimes unpredictable but please  understand this is not our hobby but how we make a living, a couple of late minute cancelations can have a major impact on a working artists week. We are going to do the absolute best for you, so please do your best for us.

Just be fresh, well rested and well fed. You will find it easier to relax the more energy you have. Which makes it a better experience for you AND the artist.

Remove wrap after a minimum of two hours (longer is fine), when you remove the wrap wash well with warm soapy water, repeat a few times for the first 24 hours and  always pat dry with a clean towel. After 24 hours just shower normally but start applying  a minimal amount of our after care cream. (just enough is enough)  and only when the tattoo is dry. Repeat twice a day until healed.
No swimming or soaking in water and keep out of the sun. Don’t pick or scratch your tattoo and keep it clean.

Bookings and Contact

To file a booking request please read the FAQ info and complete the online request form. If you have any reference pictures to include use the dropbox provided.

Please feel free to contact us about anything else using the form below also. If you prefer to email us directly, our  address is at the bottom of the page.