New Tattoo by Joe Brown // Nesian Tattoo (Mangere)

Am seemingly addicted to getting tattooed. Most recent piece is by Mangere-based Samoan tattooist, Joe Brown, whose space, Nesian Tattoo on Kirkbride Road always inspires me.

Joe added to and extended a tattoo I’ve had on my back for ten years connecting it to the two recent kingfishers I had tattooed on my hips.

Even in my fourteenth tattoo session, it still hurts.

But I love my new Joe Brown tattoo.

Nesian Tattoo // Mangere

Samoan musician, King Kapisi with Joe Brown

I’m starting to see Joe Brown’s strong tattoo aesthetic a lot these days. On Saturday I saw an amazing calf tattoo at the Otara market and in discussion with someone at Fresh Gallery Otara later on, I was shown Joe’s website and the calf I had seen was in his gallery!

His space, Nesian Tattoo, is at 3/203 Kirkbride Road, Mangere, Manukau City.
Open Tuesday – Friday, 10am – 5pm; Saturday 10am – 2pm

Check the website for contact details //