I\'m a born and bred Kiwi, raised in Central Otago/South Canterbury down on the farm. Went to secondary school in Taupo and spent the last 30 years in Levin with my wife Tracey (our office admin, slave, health & safety supervisor), and our three kids and three grandkids. I\'ve been tattooing for over 25 years. Before taking over Electric Ink about 17 years ago, I worked in Wellington as a freelancer and in the U.K. My hobbies include: travelling, rugby, reading and old-school cars. Considered the grumpy old man, I dont wake up grumpy. I like a good yarn and can talk ya ear off about anything - takes ya mind off what happening, I have a good sense of humour and if people are nice to me then I\'m nice to them. Easy really, it costs nothing to be nice, eh.
Libby is born and bred in Levin, Achieving high marks in art at Horowhenua College, she has returned from across the ditch to work for the whanau (family). Having finished her professional apprenticeship in tattooing and piercing,(3 yrs), she\'s currently either working in our studios or busy being a mother. Libby is into tattooing girly, colourful, cute or old-school designs. She is very serious about what she does and has worked in the hospitality business so is very outgoing and friendly and loves to have a wee chat. If you\'re looking for that feminine design she is the person to see.
Libby was voted Apprentice of the Year in New Zealand for 2011 at the International Tattoo Convention in Hamilton,a massive acheivement against some serious opposition,based on her professional port-folio and many testimonials of her work.