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BigFish

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Artist Profile

OriginNew Zealand
StylesAbstract, Black & White, Blackwork, Micro realism, Realistic, Watercolours

About me

Born a Kiwi, I shared my life between Belgium and New Zealand, spending time in Greece and Australia I did not spend much time settling in.

I travelled most of my life, going from school to school, and then from job to job. From 3D animation to building kitchens, from secretary to cooking in the best kitchens. I soaked all the knowledge and experience I could. I dipped my toes in more trades I can remember and I got something from every single one of them, priceless life lessons.

Today, building a family, I am finally settling down I the country I always called home.

I’ve started tattooing in Australia in 2014 on the Gold Coast. Soon after in 2017, I opened my own studio in Noosa called BigFish Tattoo. After closing the studio in 2019, I moved to New Zealand and started working at Bohemian Tattoo Arts studio.

My Interests

I love cinema, japanese anime (dragon ball forever), rugby and food… yeah… I really love food!

Motto

Grab your tiller and sail straight!

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Booking an appointment?

If you like our work and would like to schedule an appointment, you can contact our front desk by calling 075790080 or get in touch via a contact form. Our artists will endeavour to work with you, to create a design that you will be proud to wear. Please note that artists’ availability is subject to change, so prior booking is advisable.


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

    Tattoo Matters

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.