Ta Moko FAQ
WHAT IS THE PROCESS FOR BOOKING AN APPOINTMENT?
You can either fill out the online inquiry form here or get in touch with us via email firstname.lastname@example.org or by Facebook through our 'Revolution Aotearoa' page and let us know what you have in mind for you piece.
WHAT STYLES DO YOU OFFER?
Wiremu Barriball & Pokau Te Ahuru specialize in Ta Moko / Maori Tattoo.
Oly Vettori is well versed in most styles of tattooing such as, black and grey, lettering, biomech and polynesian style tattooing.
All style enquiries are welcome, we will match you with the appropriate artist.
WHERE IS THE STUDIO LOCATED?
Our studio is based in the Wellington region at: 39 Paremata Cres, Paremata, Porirua.
IS AN APPOINTMENT NESSESARY? DO YOU TAKE WALK-INS?
For the most part, it is best to make an appointment as we are often busy. But you are in the area, feel free to walk-in to see if there are any available slots on the day:)
IS THERE AN AGE RESTRICTION TO GET TATTOOED?
Yes. You must be 18+, and have ID to prove your age upon request.
DO YOU HAVE A MINIMUM PRICE?
Our artists have different minimum rates that start at $120.00.
The minimum price covers set-up and supplies.
WHAT IS THE COST OF A TA MOKO / TATTOO?
There is no standard cost. Each artist has their own price structure which is generally a hourly, half day or full day rate.
There are many factors that determine the cost of your piece such as the size of the piece, and the placement on the body of the piece as some parts of the body can be awkward to work on thus, will take longer. How well you sit can also determine the time it takes to complete your piece.
This is a common question, please consider this. In our experience it is not the best practice to 'shop' around for the cheapest tattoo deals in town. We strongly advise that you find an artist who's work you love and appreciate and who has the experience and skill to execute the piece to the best possible standard. Finding the cheapest artist in town will most likely end up being a major regret, and more expensive in the long run should you decide to fix it.
WHAT IS THE HOURLY RATE?
200 per hour
IS THERE A CONSULTATION FEE?
Consults are free, if you book-in there is a $50 booking fee.
WHAT IF I CANT MAKE MY APPOINTMENT?
If you are unable to make your appointment give us 48hrs notice so we can reschedule another time for and fill your time slot. Failure to do so will result in having to pay another booking fee.
Most of our booking are via appointment only, however we are usually open from 11am on weekdays.
HOW DO I PREPARE FOR MY SESSION:
We strongly advise that you get a good nights sleep and have something to eat before your come in for your appointment, especially if your a re getting a large piece done. The better you feel, the better the experience.