Meet our team!
We're so happy to see the lovely Flor graduate to the next stage of her apprenticeship with Haven. Flor was born in Argentina but moved to Barcelona several years ago. There, she decided to return to drawing classes. Since she was a child she has loved to create and draw, doing workshops and has always had a huge passion for art in general. She got her first tattoo machine in 2017 and started learning in Barcelona from her tattoo artists friends who were working at and owning their own studios in Spain. Flor has been in New Zealand for over a year now and has made the decision to turn her hobby into a profession and with the strict guidance and teachings of @fi.tatt - her dream is now a reality. Flor has been working really hard following her guidance and continues to do so to ensure she is developing with great precision at an incredible pace. Stylewise, Flor loves traditional, neo traditional, black work, engraving and Japanese but is still figuring out what her true style is. In the mean time, she's now taking on simple projects at apprentice rates and is always happy to help with your small but meaningful tattoos, explore designs and placement ideas and make the process an unforgettable experience! Check her out on instagram here.
Studio Co-ordinator & Manager
Let us introduce you to Rach, our talented, hardworking, and dedicated Studio Manager here at Haven. Rach was a long-time regular in our studio before joining our team and now plays a vital role in keeping everything running smoothly.
As the Studio Manager, Rach is responsible for managing bookings, reception, and ensuring that everything is organized and on schedule. She's always there to assist our artists during the day and make sure that our clients are comfortable during their appointments.
Outside of work, Rach is a devoted mother and wife, always ready with a friendly smile and engaging conversation for anyone who visits our studio. Her warm personality and keen attention to detail make her an invaluable member of our team.
If you're looking for a stress-free and enjoyable tattoo experience, Rach is the person to talk to. She's always available to answer any questions you may have and to assist you with anything you need during your visit to our studio.
Heather's journey as a tattoo artist began in Vietnam. Kiwi-born, she received her training there under the guidance of an experienced mentor, dedicating two years to honing her craft. Now, seven years into her career, she has returned to her hometown of Christchurch to further develop her skills and create unique, detailed, and intricate tattoos for her clients.
As an experienced artist, Heather possesses a keen eye for detail and a remarkable talent for crafting one-of-a-kind pieces. Her passion for tattooing shines through in her work, which spans an impressive range of styles, including ornamental, dot work/geometric, traditional, mandala, and more.
Heather's unique approach to tattooing sets her apart from the rest. Her meticulous attention to detail and clean lines make her an excellent choice for various tattoo requests. Heather takes the time to understand her clients' vision, incorporating their ideas into her designs to create something truly special. Whether you're looking for a small, delicate piece or a larger, bolder design, Heather possesses the skill and creativity to bring your vision to life.
Book a consultation with her today to experience her incredible talent and her unwavering passion for tattooing.
We are incredibly fortunate to have Fi as a valued member of our team at Haven Tattoo Studio. Originally hailing from Argentina, Fi brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the world of tattoos. Having owned and worked in studios around the globe, her passion for this art form shines brightly in her work.
Fi specializes in traditional and neo-traditional styles, with a distinct focus on vibrant colors and darker elements. She predominantly works in her own unique style, characterized by a clear and unmistakable signature look. Fi's creativity and talent are evident in every piece she creates. She takes great care in consulting with each of her clients, attentively listening to their ideas and desires to ensure that every tattoo is not only unique but also deeply meaningful.
Whether you have a well-defined vision or need some guidance, Fi is always eager to assist.
So, why not pay a visit to our studio or send Fi a message to discuss your next tattoo project? With her wealth of experience and expertise, you can rest assured that you'll be in excellent hands with Fi.
If you've been following us for a while, you're likely familiar with Coco. Coco has been with us since the very beginning and is our exceptionally talented resident tattoo artist hailing from France. After gaining considerable tattooing experience in the North Island, Coco decided to spread his wings and bring his unique style to Christchurch. He's been a part of Haven for more than two years now, and we consider ourselves truly fortunate to have him.
As an artist, Coco is brimming with creativity and talent, with a genuine passion for hand-drawn designs and freehand tattoo work. His flash book of designs reflects his love for cartoon and alternative styles, making him the ideal choice for clients seeking something distinctive and outside the conventional norms.
Coco continually pushes the boundaries of tattooing, introducing the latest and greatest trends from Europe to Haven Tattoo Studio. We feel honored to have him on our team and eagerly anticipate the incredible tattoos he'll create for our clients.
So, if you're in search of a tattoo artist with a fresh perspective and a distinctive style, Coco is your guy. Book a consultation with him today and prepare to experience his extraordinary creativity firsthand.
We are thrilled to have Marcos (@mg.tattoo) in the Haven Tattoo family! Marcos has been with us for nearly 2 years now and has been an absolute star. With over 5 years of tattooing experience under his belt, Marcos got his start in Argentina and has since traveled the world, tattooing in Australia, Auckland, Wellington, and Mount Maunganui. We are so excited that he has found his home here with us at Haven.
Marcos is an incredibly versatile artist who has a passion for creating ornamental, geometric and dot work mandalas, Japanese and even American traditional designs, as well as fine lines. His expertise also extends to animal and floral tattoos too, making him a great choice for clients seeking a wide range of tattoo styles.
Friendly and personable, Marcos is always eager to meet new clients and help them bring their tattoo ideas to life. So don't hesitate to check out his portfolio and send us a message to book your appointment today!
We are privileged to have Mahana as a member of our team, an exceptional artist who brings immense creativity, friendliness, and passion to her work. As a tattoo-loving artist, Mahana specializes in crafting custom designs that are as unique and individualistic as her clients. With her deep appreciation for a wide range of styles, from watercolor to dark art, fine lines to thicker ones, Mahana excels at bringing diverse artistic visions to life.
Whether you're seeking a substantial or more modest piece, a colorful design, or an awe-inspiring dark art project, Mahana possesses the skills and expertise to deliver exceptional results that surpass your expectations. Her unwavering commitment to creating outstanding tattoos and providing unparalleled customer service makes her an invaluable asset to our team.
We're enthusiastic about continuing to showcase Mahana's incredible work, and we're confident that you'll love her designs just as much as we do.
Get ready to meet Shea (pronounced like SHHH AYYY), the incredibly talented tattoo artist who is making waves in the industry! At Haven Tattoo Studio, Shea has consistently impressed us with her boundless creativity and unbridled passion for tattooing.
Specialising in a wide spectrum of styles, from black work to fine line tattoos, Shea particularly excels in working with bold lines, black/dot work, line work, and stipple shading. Her unique artistic vision and meticulous attention to detail ensure that every tattoo she creates is a true masterpiece, perfectly capturing her clients' individuality and personality. Shea is a sought after artist with amazing talents!
If you're in search of an unforgettable tattoo that truly speaks to you, look no further than Shea. Feel free to send us a direct message or visit Haven Tattoo Studio to discuss your project ideas with her today.
Make sure to follow Shea on Instagram (@sheanicoleelliot_tattoo) to stay up-to-date on her latest designs and upcoming concepts. We're eagerly anticipating what she'll come up with next!
Missy is a highly talented and creative tattoo artist, driven by a passion for crafting distinctive and personalized tattoos for her clients. Missy's artistry has made her a sought-after artist, known for her meticulous attention to detail, artistic flair, and her remarkable ability to bring her clients' visions to life. As a tattoo artist, Missy believes that tattoos transcend being merely an art form; they serve as a means of self-expression and personal empowerment. She dedicates time to attentively listen to her clients' stories, to comprehend their motivations, and to collaborate with them in designing artwork that genuinely mirrors their personality, values, and aspirations.
Missy travels a lot with her work, but when she's in Christchurch, you'll find her at Haven!
Piercer and Studio Co-ordinator
If you've been with us from the beginning, you'll surely recognize the lovely Louise! With her friendly and welcoming personality, Louise provides a variety of piercing services for our clients. Whether you're interested in a classic earlobe piercing or something more adventurous, she's the go-to expert. While Louise initially served as our manager, these days, she dedicates her time to face and body piercings, as well as jewelry sales.
Louise is available for appointments and walk-ins from Tuesday to Saturday. You can explore her impressive portfolio on our Instagram page, to see her remarkable work here - @havenpiercingnz, where we showcase her latest piercing work.
If you have any questions about our piercing services or would like to check Louise's availability, please don't hesitate to give us a call on 0273810029.
If you've visited our studio over the past year, you might have had the pleasure of meeting the talented Scarlett. At the beginning - you would often find her diligently working behind the scenes, assisting throughout the shop, occasionally managing reception, and always asking all the right questions to your favourite artists. But now, after a year of dedicated learning, Scarlett has now begun taking on clients of her own to gain valuable tattooing experience. She's rapidly building a loyal clientele, with people coming back for more! We are immensely proud to have her in the studio and cherish the opportunity to witness her remarkable growth.
Scarlett is currently working on projects of all sizes, refining her skills in dot work, stipple shading, lines, and technique. She's an extraordinary and passionate artist with a wholehearted commitment to realising her dream. You may encounter her at the shop, or you can schedule a tattoo appointment with her. She offers some fantastic flash designs at apprentice rates, enabling her to acquire the experience she needs.
Check out her instagram HERE.
We're absolutely stoked to add yet another amazing addition to the Haven Tattoo team. Our latest resident artist @art_by_reynold has settled in perfectly with our crew and we love having her. Reynold is a remarkably talented artist with a distinct focus on fine line, floral, minimalist, and custom pieces. Her flash designs are nothing short of amazing, and we're eager for you to explore her portfolio. Reynold brings a friendly and engaging presence to our studio, always ready for a chat, and we couldn't be more excited to have her on board with us.
When you visit us, be sure to take a close look at Reynold's work and perhaps even embark on the journey of creating beautiful art together. To stay updated on her upcoming availability and designs, we encourage you to give her a follow on Instagram. Feel free to send us a direct message to book an appointment and experience the artistic excellence that Reynold brings to our team. We can't wait to see what incredible tattoos she'll create for our clients!
Check out her instagram HERE.
We are loving having the talented Draven as part of our team lately. Draven is currently on a working holiday and staying with us at Haven for as long as we can keep him! Draven specialises in realistic, black and grey, colour realism and details. However, do not be fooled! This guy really can do it all, and loves all styles too. Draven's dynamic style and ready to go approach to all tattoos big and small make him a great addition to our team. And of course, he's super friendly and great to talk to as well! You can see more of his work here - @draven.tattoo and contact us to book.