November 16, 2019

Summer mugginess is hitting Auckland, Michael Bublé is playing in malls, decorations are making their way to store fronts—I think it’s fair to say, it’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas.

This is a busy time of the year for everyone, so we wanted to provide a small post on all the things to remember and consider if you’re getting tattooed this summer.

First, Some...

November 4, 2019

Tattoos and personal finance are two things I’m rather passionate about—which is probably a good thing, because at the end of the day tattoos are a luxury item, and luxury items require some personal finance skills. So, to begin, if you’re currently on the vibe that budgets don’t work or just aren’t for you, then this guide may not be for you.

However, while this isn’...

July 24, 2018

An unfortinate issue which happens far too often sparked discussion with us here at the studio regarding tracing, copying and being inspired by other artist work and the sometimes unclear but important divide between them. 

YOU as a client and tattoo collector are unique in your own individual way, and it is our job as artist to help you express that individualit...

July 10, 2018

So lets tell everyone the news, whats been happening, why its happening and ask some questions! If you've been tattooed by us or have ever sent us through a message chances are you've met Rach! She's been our all round front of house and office person since we opened and now taken the next leap... So let us introduce our new apprentice

You had always said to us that...

June 4, 2018

With the release of SOLO hitting cinemas recently and may out the door, we thought we'd take a look back on some of our favourite Star Wars Tattoos done here at Shop Nine and Three Quarters. Sit back and see the force in the flesh!

 1. Forever Hungry.

When Jabba the Hutt said "You will soon learn to appreciate me" he might not have expected it to be in the form of a t...

May 26, 2018

 As you probably know if you've been into the studio we ADORE LEGO! But none so more than our in-house Lego master Adam C Artist! He's been collecting for pretty much his whole adult life and we thought we'd ask him some hard hitting questions about his history with Lego, his current collection, and what makes Lego such an interesting hobby and investment.

When do you...

April 24, 2018

This is an expansion on our previous blog, 'You Won't Tattoo Me?' due to an increase in inquiries on this subject. We thought it would be a good idea to address some of the most frequent questions that arise with clients wanting to be tattooed while pregnant, breast feeding, or are healing an injury. So have a read of the below information and feel free to message us...

April 20, 2018


We've survived a year! One fun, amazing, fun and magical year and we couldn't have done it without you! So like the Sith we've decided there must always be 2!

So to celebrate our 1st Birthday we will be doing Double Flash Day Party.

Here's a little video from our opening party a year ago:


DATES:      Friday the 4th of...

April 2, 2018

It's no secret that our Anime tattoo artist Alex Heart is an Anime junkie. 

So we decided to sit down with her and chat to her about some of the recent ones she's been watching as well as some of her favourites. 

We've done our best to keep this as spoiler free as possible as not to ruin any of the fun! 

Here's 10 ten recommendations straight from the kaw...

January 27, 2018

The long over due continuation of our wee 'get to know us' interviews! Sadly Keith has been sick this week but I managed to get him to send me through an email with the answers to a few insightful questions so you get to know that last member of the current crew here at Shop 9 & 3/4.



What was your first tattoo and why did you get it?

Keith: Ahhhh yes,...

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