OUR

ARTISTS

Art + Body Creative Studio offers quality art and design services including custom professional body artistry.

Our artists have diverse professional training and offer a range of art creative specialties. They create art for sale, commissioned art, interior and exterior large projects as well as consultant services.

Our experienced artists offer tattoo specialties in traditional, ta moko, handtap and handpoke, colour, black and grey tattoo, neo-traditional, realism, traditional and sacred geometry.

We also offer professional body piercing.

JULES

RESIDENT ARTIST

Ta Moko Practitioner, Cultural Artist, Writer, Painter

Tattoo Styles: Ta Moko, Ta Tatau, Fineline, Custom Maori, Body Suits, Ornamental

Julie (Jules) has 30 years experience with ta moko and has been active as an artist for 40 years. Her post-graduate qualifications in third world development and maori visual arts uniquely positions her understanding of maori art as a cultural practice with the ability to heal trauma.

 

Jules has firm foundations within customary (traditional) maori techniques and design but as a progressive multimedia artist, is always challenging the development of ta moko.

 

“Moko to me is a process of connecting each of us through its practice, to the ancient wisdom of our ancestors, so that their mana and mauri may become centred within our personal spiritual self”

- Julie Paama-Pengelly

 

STABBY

RESIDENT ARTIST

Painter, Sculpturist, Print Maker, Tattoo Artist

Tattoo Styles: American Traditional, Blackwork, Illustrative

Shannon (Stabby) is a multi-talented artist and musician with a background in painting, sculpture and printmaking, and formal training from Southern Cross University, Australia.

 

Her quirky, satirical and sometimes macabre original twist on American Traditional style is matched by her humour and she has a dedicated client following.

SUNNY

RESIDENT ARTIST

Artist, Illustrator, Designer, Tattoo Artist, Piercer

Tattoo Styles: American Traditional, Blackwork, Illustrative

Continuing her journey from childhood to learning the arts professionally, in 2008 Sunny undertook part-time studies with art teacher Jianchun Li, in Lanzhou, Gansu, China. Her primary focus of study began with basic realistic style pencil drawing, sketch drawing and watercolor drawing.

Currently Sunny has a particular passion for coloured or black and grey neo-traditional styles. Humbly understating herself as ‘good’, Sunny achieves a large following of clients, and her focus of fine arts and attentions to detail leave her outstanding in illustration and custom tattoo design.

KATE

RESIDENT ARTIST

Visual Artist, Illustrator, Designer, Painter, Tattoo Artist, Professional Sportswoman

Tattoo Styles: Black and Grey, Realism, Fineline, Mandala, Dot Work

Kate Enoka is a full time artist and her career in the industry has developed enormously over the last three years.

 

With an interest in arts and design since 2007, Kate utilises her unique background to create non-gender specific, non-discriminating designs available for all walks of life. 

HOLIE

RESIDENT ARTIST

Graffiti Street Artist, Graphic Designer, Painter, Tattoo Artist

Tattoo Styles: Realism, Colourist, Lettering, Graffiti

 

Italo Holie is from Porto Alegre, Brazil, and with recognition in his home city, has solely practiced as a creative over the last 16 years specializing in Street Art, Graphic Design and Tattoo.

Holie has been practising tattoo for 7 years, and has worked in several studios in Brazil. In Brazil, he became recognized for participating in tattoo conventions – and has received 6 awards in the categories Best Color and Best of the Event.

LUCAS

GUEST ARTIST - 7 MAR 2020

Designer, Illustrator, Tattoo Artist

Tattoo Styles: Aquarell, New School, Blackwork

Lucas Vargas grew up in southern Brazil, and graduated in design at the Superior School of Publicity and Marketing (Brazil) in 2013. Lucas worked with art direction for six years and, in 2017, started his studies in tattoo art.

 

His tattoo style contemplates application of colors, blackwork and fineline.

 

SAMMY

EMERGING ARTIST

Glass Artist, Emerging Tattoo Artist

Tattoo Style Focus: New School

Since June 2019, Sammy has undertaken a intensive tattoo apprenticeship here at Art + Body Creative Studio, including undertaking training in professional piercing.

Sammy is currently developing his art skills and focusing particularly in New School tattoo style.

 
 

LIAM

APPRENTICE

Fashion Design Student, Textiles, Tattoo Apprentice

Tattoo Style Focus: Ta Moko

Liam Banbury AKA Half Hori, was born in New Zealand and is proud to be of Maori descent. His creative journey started as a young child, and has flourished over the past 6 years in the time he has resided in Tauranga.

AREENA

APPRENTICE

Visual Arts Graduate, Maori Arts, Painting, Tattoo Apprentice

Tattoo Style Focus: Ta Moko

Areena Smith is a local creative practitioner of Tauranga Moana. As a Bachelor of Creative Industries graduate, her passion is based around an expression of the holistic Maori world view - identifying the customary visual language and utilising contemporary forms of expression through various mediums and methodologies.

KAIWHETU

APPRENTICE

Creative Industries Student, Carving, Ta Moko, Tattoo Apprentice

Tattoo Style Focus: Ta Moko

Who knows how to write about themselves? Kaiwhetu will figure it out shortly, watch this space.

JOE

APPRENTICE

Visual Arts, Carving, Tattoo Apprentice

Tattoo Style Focus: Ta Moko Apprentice

Tauranga based artist, Joseph Houia, has been honing his skills in Ta Moko under the guidance of established Ta Moko artist Julie Paama-Pengelly for 3 months but his love and talent for art has been lifelong.

CHON

STUDIO MANAGER

Graphic Design Graduate, Project Management

Studio Manager

Born in Auckland and from the Far North, Chontelle Hohaia is a 2018 graduate who majored Graphic Design in the Bachelor of Creative Industries at Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology – utilizing the influences of her culture and environment to make ordered sense of her creative practice.

 

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Art + Body Creative Studio

229A Maunganui Road,

Mount Maunganui 3116

(07) 213 2213

creative@artbody.co.nz

©2020 by Art Body Ltd

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday: 10.00am - 6.00pm

Saturday - Sunday: 10.00am - 4.00pm

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