Pepa T. Heller

Captain Pepa

Artist Profile

StylesBlack & White, Blackwork, Realistic, Colour, Cover up, Fantasy, Māori, Polynesian

About me

I have been professionally tattooing since 1996, apprenticed under maestro Scott Ellis from USA living in beautiful Praha, Czech Republic.

I came to New Zealand in 2001 and fell in love with the beautiful country and its easy going people.

I love to do colour realism. I love to have freedom in execution while I appreciate my client’s idea of what they desire to achieve. I also have a passion for freehand Kirituhi tattoos which gives me a bit more freedom to create.


Moana. The Ocean is my greatest passion and a place to recharge. I love freediving/ spearfishing and this is a theme we could talk for hours.

Well, you can hit me on winemaking too and you will make my day. If you offer to go for a horse ride I will not hesitate as that once upon a time was my thing. All mentioned above and more sport activities I love sharing with my 3 adorable (most of the time) kids. 🙂


Nothing is impossible, but it has its limitations 🙂 End of story.

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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


    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.