Part tattoo studio, part barber shop, all immersed in one working complex. The first of it's of its kind in New Zealand, if not in the world. Established almost 9 years ago, Taupou Tatau Tattoo Studio and KillaKutz Barber Shop, consistently provides travelers coming through Wellington as well as the locals with the freshest fades, hair cuts, beard trims, quality ink work all at affordable prices. But why does this combination work so effectively?
They are such different fields of craftsmanship but when you truly think about it both professions are more similar than you think. The common denominators in this oddly perfect equation is the aesthetic that literally goes skin deep, the attention to detail that is required and the care put into every cut or tattoo piece. Both play equal parts in the coming of age of ones identity, representing values of resilience, endurance and the freedom in comprehension.
Yes, you are paying for one of our products but in retrospect what you also gain is a friendly conversation with one of our in house barbers. Or tremendous amounts of healing as you permanently mark your body commemorating a specific event, person or chapter in your life through one of our tattoo artists. The byproduct of all of this is therapeutic healing, revival of energy to face your day, week, month, year or life. As you walk out the door, you've made new ground in the sense of your identity. This is what we are here for, this is why we do what we do.