Tena koe e hoa,
He mihi manahau, he mihi maioha ki a koe.
Mihi atu ki a koe mō te tono ki a matou e pā ana ki te whiwhi ki tou Moko.
Thank you for reaching out in regards to making an appointment for Moko with Wiremu.
You have inquired about a full sleeve ie, wrapping around the whole arm from the top of the shoulder to the wrist.
A full sleeve typically takes between 2.5 days and 3 days to complete.
Investment / Cost: $3000 - $3600 (per arm).
It is important to note that 2 or 3 back to back days under the needle is quite an undertaking for the client and also the artist, and is not for the faint-hearted, but in our opinion, it is the best approach for sleeve work.
For the most part, how much is achieved during these sessions is largely dependant on the client's ability to endure and sit well through the procedure. In some instances, it could go beyond the typical time frame if the client is finding it difficult to remain still or is distracted.
If you prefer to have it done in stages, we can do so via a combination of half or full day sessions with the minimum session being a half day. At least 3-4 weeks heal time is typically required in between sessions if it is not carried out in consecutive days.
Please note, when you 'book in' you are essentially purchasing time. If for some reason you are unable to endure the entire sitting(s), you run the risk of still being charged for the time that you initially booked-in for.
What you should know before booking in:
Firstly, you must be over the age of 18 years on the day that you wish to receive Moko from us.
Our minimum rate for custom Moko work is $600.00 (A half-day session) per person.
Wiremu is a freehand custom Moko artist best suited to clients wanting to acquire his style, and who are willing to allow him full artistic license over his work. It is strongly recommended that you browse through his previous works to ascertain if his style is one that appeals to you, and resonates with what you envision before making a booking.
For custom Moko work, the design is drafted directly onto the skin based on your concept/idea using a marker. This draft provides a general idea of size, flow, and shape of the piece. We do not provide design drafts on paper prior to the booking.
Pricing is based on half day or full day sessions.
11am – 3pm @ $600.00 / 4pm – 8pm @ $600.00
11am - 8pm @ $1200.00 (w/1hr break)
The minimum booking for custom Moko
is a half-day session @ $600.00
For new clients, a deposit of 20% is required to secure your appointment and the remaining balance needs to be paid into our account the day before your appointment.
Should you need to cancel your appointment, get in touch with us ASAP, we need at least 48hrs notice so we can attempt to fill your spot.
If you fail to give us proper notice or do not show up to your allocated time...you risk forfeiting your deposit and another deposit will need to be paid to re-book.