Ink Kings Studios (Home of Kirituhi Tattoo) has moved

Due to continued growth and expansion, Ink Kings Studios has moved, but far, the new address is: 2 Nottingham Road, Ilkeston, Derbyshire DE7 5RE Specialists in Maori, Samoan and Polynesian style tattoos. Portrait, colour concepts and anything else you would like. All the work is 100% custom. There website is […]

Join the Kirituhi Tattoo Team

Kirituhi Tattoo are looking for quality tattooers to join the team for their studio near Nottingham, UK. A strong portfolio is required both with art and tattoo, a specialism preferred. Self motivated, passionate, confident, trustworthy and a down to earth personality with a good sense of humor essential. They do not […]

Ink Kings Launch New Website

Tony and his team have put together a new website, and whilst its not 100% finished, its looked great. Its a great looking, easy to use, responsive Word Press powered site. It works really well on your mobile, tablet or PC. Check it out:

Ink Kings Studios – The New Home of Kirituhi Tattoo’s

Tony Unwin, owner of Kirituhi Tattoo’s, has moved to a new larger studio. This new studio of his is called Ink Kings Studios. The studios are still based in Ilkeston, and is available for bookings now. You can follow them on Facebook:

Kirituhi Tattoo at the Great British Tattoo Show

This years Great British Tattoo Show, held at Olympia, London on the 21st and 22nd of April 2012 looks set to be amazing. I will be going along but won’t be getting any work done due to financial commitments, but that doesn’t mean you can’t! Tony Unwin from Kirituhi Tattoo […]

Tony opens new Kirituhi Tattoo Studio

Tony, from Kirituhi Tattoo, has opened a new studio in Ilkeston. This studio is now open to the public, and is the UK’s only dedicated maori, polynesian, samoan and hawaiian tatau. You will find the studio at 375 Nottingham Rd, Ilkeston, DE7 5BB.

Before and After Touchup

These are the before and after shots of my Kirituhi tattoo on my forearm. Kneill from Paradise Tattoo did a fantastic job of sorting it out for me. I needed the touchup due to a couple of reasons. Firstly there was a problem during the inking, I don’t think the […]

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More Kirituhi Tattoo Design Ideas

Its been a year since I first posted about searching for Kirituhi (Maori inspired skin art) Tattoo designs, since then I have had my lower left arm sleeve tattoo’d and more recently touched up to correct a few problems. My blog has received so many new visitors, mainly people looking […]

My Kirituhi Tattoo

On Saturday 1st August, for my birthday, I went to see Tony from Kirituhi Tattoo based in Ilkeston, near Nottingham. I had the appointment booked for about 3 months, and was very excited about. Loo and I left Wycombe at 8am to get there for a 10am. I was booked […]

Maori and Tribal Tattoo Designer

I just checked out Mark Storm’s website, he recently posted a comment on my blog in reply to my quest for a Kirituhi design. I thought I would post a link to his site as I think he is very talented. His site is here: check it out if you […]

Kirituhi Tattoo

I have been looking for inspiration for a new tattoo, and after deciding where I wanted it, I took to the internet looking for some ideas. In my search I found some interesting thoughts about Maori designs, and learnt that to avoid offending the Maori people, having tattoo’s that do […]