Living Art Tattoos - Poetry in Motion

Hi, my name is Rob Donovan and welcome to the Living Art Tattoos and Body Piercings website.

My shop has been running successfully for over 22 years now, and I believe it is still going strong because our business model hasn’t changed since the day we started, i.e. Always give the best customer service, in a clean and friendly environment, and do the best tattoo or piercing I can do every single day for every client.

I have always recommended that potential clients come down to have a look around and to meet me face to face, that way you can get a feel for the place. So please pop in, say hi and have a look around.

All my clients are very impressed with the exceptionally high level of cleanliness and hygiene we constantly maintain. Our licence to do tattoos and body piercings from the Auckland Health Department is on display in the reception, and the studio and it proves that we are regularly inspected and follow New Zealand’s highest standard in the trade.

Most clients are also happy about the fact that my studio is unique in that we are not an open plan store. We provide our clients with privacy, allowing them to have their tattoos or piercing carried out in a private room. We do this not only for privacy reasons but for more hygienic reasons, i.e. No additional people in the room sneezing/coughing on exposed tattoos.

Over the last 22 years, I have never limited myself artistically by saying “I don’t do those tattoos” as so many a tattoo artist does these days. I feel this has made me into a well-rounded artist that has a firm grasp on all types of tattoos, as seen in my portfolio. I love meeting new people and doing tattoos for them that are special and that they will carry with them forever.

I do look forward to meeting you.

Please take the time to make the call, to set up a time with me and come down for your free consultation. Let’s talk about how I can help make the perfect tattoo for you.


We are proud to state that Living Art Tattoos and Body Piercings have won multiple awards and have appeared in a many tattoo magazines/newspapers, as well as on a few radio stations about tattooing and body piercing, we have even recently appeared on “Dancing with the stars NZ” (episode 17).

My awards are on display at the studio, but in all honesty, what I love most is making my clients 100% happy with the tattoo that I just did for them. I love this a thousand times more than any trophy.

Please take the time to read my testimonials (on the website) and our Google reviews.

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4343 Great North road GLENDENE VILLAGE
Waitakere, Shop 7E, Glendene, Auckland 0612

13 Clyde Road, Browns Bay, Auckland 0630

Opening Hours

Mon - Sat, 10:00a.m - 5:00p.m
Sun (by appointment only)