Steve Johnsons City of ink Christchurch

Steve Johnson's City of Ink is a multi-award winning Christchurch Tattoo Studio, with over 55 years combined industry experience. What you find at City of Ink is a totally professional, friendly, hygienic service complemented with amazing freestyle artists. Stay up to date by checking out our Facebook and Instagram

Steve Johnson's studio opened its doors on the 1st of April 2010 for business under the direction of the renowned man himself. Steve was one of New Zealand's most awarded tattooist, with 40 years of tattooing experience under his belt. Our journey in 2010 became an adventure due to the Christchurch earthquakes causing us to close business doors for 2 months. We never lost spirit, Steve continued to work hard and the other artists followed suit. The City of Ink crew were devastated on the 1st of April 2011 (our first birthday) when we lost Steve to a massive stroke. We strive to work with same ambition and skill that Steve possessed to ensure the studio lives up to his name.

Meet the City of ink Tattoo artists

We have four full-time tattoo artists, and another four part time, as well as regular guest artists. Our artists cover most tattoo specialities including Black and Grey, Japanese, Neo-traditional, Maori/Ta Moko, Realism, Blackwork, Cultural/Polynesian... and much more. Check out our Tattoo Gallery of Artists portfolios so you can find the best person to do your tattoo. To make a booking call or email us today.

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The Studio

To make a booking please call or email us, we look forward to meeting you.

Studio Hours:

Monday:          Closed 
Tuesday:         11am - 7pm
Wednesday:   11am - 7pm
Thursday:       11am - 7pm
Friday:            11am - 7pm
Saturday:       11am - 7pm
Sunday:          12pm - 6pm  



P. (03) 341 1301

M. 027 217 9790

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