About Us

Bohemian Tattoo Arts

Founded in 2002 by a Czech born professional tattoo artist, Pepa T. Heller and his wife Jana. Their studio can be found in the heart of Tauranga CBD.

A true Bohemian by birth and a soul. Pepa has been honing his tattooing skills from the late 90’s in studios across Europe and Oceania.

He is an internationally recognised artist and an award winner from many tattoo conventions in NZ and abroad. The decision to start a studio was led by his passion to introduce new styles and improve upon standards in the area of body art.

Today Bohemian Tattoo Arts is a collective of top tattoo and body piercing artists found in NZ. We seek to work with distinctive, handpicked artists, so that Bohemian Tattoo Arts Studio remains synonymous with the best art and practices available today.

Ultimately our mission is to help you realise your inner self.

Awards and Accolades

International Tattoo Convention Prague

Best Ornamentic


NZ Napier Living Art Show

1st Best Back Small Female


NZ Napier Living Art Show

Judges Choice


National Tattoo Convention & Expo



Christchurch S.I.N.Z.

Best of the Day


Stockholm Ink Bash

Best Large Back


NZ Tattoo & Art festival

Best Oriental


Sydney Tattoo & Body Art Expo

Best Tattoo of the Show


Sydney Tattoo & Body Art Expo

Best Tattoo of the Day


Stockholm Ink Bash

Best of Friday


International Tattoo convention

Tattoo Empire India


Sydney Tattoo & Body Art Expo

Best Male Artist


Bohemian Studio

Now this is it

© Now This is it! by Tiki Taane

Current Look & Feel
Before & During Renovation

Our Experience

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Our Other Brands

Great Projects we Work on
Bohemian Tattoo Supply

Bohemian Tattoo Supply

A major professional equipment and consumables supplier to the tattoo industry. Always striving for the best, safest and latest products at the best prices.


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Tattoo and Art Extravaganza

Tattoo and Art Extravaganza

International tattoo and art expo held in Mt Maunganui. Featuring hundreds of tattoo artists, indigenous arts performances, wearable arts show and much more.


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Customer Reviews

Overall rating 4.7 stars
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    Thank you Pepa and Team we love our tattoos and you guys are awesome…very cool place Garth and Naomi xx

    Garth Kirk
    Sept 2018
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    Awesome tattoo by Veronica who welcomed me with a huge hug and real enthusiasm for what she does which makes the whole experience awesome.

    Dianne Kober
    June 2019
  • The atmosphere was very welcoming and Veronica was a true gem.. She did an amazing job and was so easy going and friendly. I would definitely recommend her to anyone . Thanks so much Veronica, I will be back again 💖💖💖

    Janie Joy
    Feb 2019
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    Comfortable, safe, disposable equipment, very hygienic, with excellent tattoo artists.

    Rafael Fontinele
    June 2018
  • The Service was great, the persons are so friendly and I got an appointment very quick. Big Thanks to James, he did an amazing job yesterday. I was really nervous but he was very kind.
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    Janine Praline
    Jul 2018
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    Fantastic Carla did an amazing job on my tattoo that was in memory for my dad. Will be going back again & will be recommending to my friends.

    Charlotte Tidman
    Jan 2019
  • I only got a small one but will definitely be going back. Great atmosphere and artists
    Incredible artists · Walk-ins welcome · Amazing results · Experienced tattoo artists · Beautiful results

    Tiffany Livingstone
    Feb 2019
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    We were warmly welcomed by the loving heart of Veronica. She gave us the biggest most welcoming hugs 😍 and we instantly felt so relaxed. Three of us girls coming to get a tattoo of remembrance for our friend Read more

    Brearna Barnes
    Jan 2019
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    Talented tattooists, very clean, great atmosphere, I will be back.

    Lesley Sanderson
    Mar 2019
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    Had a wonderful experience at this tattoo shop. Walked in and felt welcomed and comfortable right away. James Jang took my idea of what I wanted and made it beautiful. Thank you!

    Janaya Bundgaard
    Jun 2018
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    Amazing artists and great atmosphere. All the staff are lovely and down to earth and make you feel really comfortable. I traveled from Wellington to have my first Tattoo done here and it was totally worth it.

    Sapphire Levine
    May 2018
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    (Translated by Google from German) Thank you very much Veronica for your good work. Good advice
    Precisely stung
    Nice personnel. Top

    Vielen Dank Veronica für deine gute Arbeit. Gute beratung.
    Exakt gestochen. Nettes Personal. Top
    Aellen Kathrin
    Feb 2019
  • I would highly recommend this professional,clean and friendly establishment .
    Pepa is really knowledgeable and is very passionate about his craft.
    His attention to detail is out of this world. Thanks Pepa you are the man 🤙🏽🍺

    Missie Massey
    Apr 2019
  • Amazing fast and informative email service and very friendly atmosphere. Carla is awesome! Attentive, professional and very talented. In love with my new piece!! Highly recommended and will definitely be back with my next “project”!

    Thank you!

    Fernanda Akemi Azuma
    Sept 2018

Business Hours


Monday10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday10:00 - 17:00
Thursday10:00 - 17:00
Friday10:00 - 17:00
Saturday10:00 - 15:00

Piercing Opening Hours

Monday10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday10:00 - 15:00

Getting in Touch

If you like our work and would like to schedule an appointment, you can contact our Customer Desk by calling 07 579 0080 or get in touch via the contact us page.

Tauranga Studio

14B Grey Street, Tauranga, 3112

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Bohemian Tattoo Arts Limited

NZBN 9429036071340

Registered NZ Limited Company

Director Tomas Heller

Tattoo virgin? Concerned?
Check our Tips & Tricks before booking.

Tattoo Matters


step one

Know the risks

Before getting a tattoo it is good to know what is involved, what are the potential risks and how to minimise them. If you are not sure, please read our Tips & Tricks and make sure you discuss any of your concerns with the artist.


step two

Think it through

It is good to have a good idea what you would like to get tattooed. Are you adding to an existing work, or thinking of something new? Our artists will discuss your ideas with you and guide you through the process. It is important that you carefully consider the chosen design, afterall you will be proudly wearing it for a long time.


step three

After care

Looking after your fresh tattoo is essential. There are number of skin conditions, like cellulitis that could occur as a result of poor care. After finishing on the day, the artist is going to apply a protective film over your skin. This is to protect it from the outside environment. Afterall, you have an “open wound”. Applying good quality moisturising cream to help with the healing process is recommended. You will be guided to best options available.