Born in Otaki, Wellington New Zealand, with a background of Samoan heritage, I attended Holy Cross primary and Liston College High school Henderson Auckland, venturing out into University of Auckland and Unitec where he studied Diploma in Architectural Technology, Certificate in Fine arts and (B.ARCH) Bachelors of Architectural Studies and then finally exploring the taboo underground world of tattooing.
I have been a tattooist for 4 years, and an artist for a period of 25 years, favoring the styles of black and grey and colour realism.
I originate from the humble streets of West Auckland, New Zealand and made my way to the beaches of Bondi Sydney in 2013 at the well-known tattoo shop of Bondi Ink, featuring in shows like 'Tattoo Tales' and The 'Bondi Ink tattoo crew’ season one, which is howing internationally on NETFLIX.
I was fortunate enough to stumble across these types of exposure within a short period of my tattoo career. Working hard to understand the art form has always been a priority and I will continue to earn and appreciate the industry, push the boundaries and to leave my mark in the Tattoo World.
We now own a Studio called the INK ARCADE Pty Ltd with a crew of 7 Artists. Location of the current store is 115 Cronulla Street CRONULLA, NSW Sydney under current landlord is Mayor Carmelo Pesce (Mayor of Sutherland Shire).
We are also currently working in Chengdu China to open another Ink Arcade Studio. Our brand/studio is currently working on a TV series to showcase our skill and also the tattoo culture of Australia. We would like an opportunity to also bring our skills and our workmanship to the beautiful area of Macarthur Square.
Ink Arcade has been carefully designed to create a bespoke tattoo/art gallery studio offering premium services to tattoo lovers all over Australia and Internationally. We pride ourselves on creating a family friendly environment and would love to bring this atmosphere to Macarthur Square.