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For ONE DAY ONLY, December 16 2017, as a Christmas Charity Fundraiser, The Jolly Octopus will transform into an American Traditional Tattoo Parlor. We’ll be tattooing classic designs from Sailor Jerry, Cap Coleman, Bob Shaw and more. 

And the best part? We’re tattooing for Old School Prices! For ONE DAY ONLY, on DECEMBER 16, tattoos will be as low as $50, and NO TATTOO WILL BE OVER $250!!

All shop proceeds will benefit the Christchurch City Mission, who run the local Food Bank. Because no one should be hungry at Christmas. 

So come on in and pick something off the wall - you’ll be doing a good deed! :)

PS. If don’t want to get tattooed (maybe American Traditional’s not your thing), call round and donate some canned goods, baby food, and diapers - they always need ‘em!

*Note: Because we’re doing super-low prices for charity, this is one day of the year when you should leave the vouchers at home.


Christchurch Tattoo Expo - Get in Now

Just over a month until the Christchurch International Tattoo Expo! Book in now if you want a spot with one of our artists, and if you have an unfinished project come see us NOW so that it will be fully healed before the show! :)

Scott - Black and Grey Tattoo

Scott had the pleasure of working on Patrick's forearm again today, a small session to finish. #clock #pocketwatch #whiterose #roses #rosearybeads #cross #blackandgreytattoo #scotthawthorneink #thejollyoctopus #waverlycolorco #ttechcartridge #ttechtattoocartridges #fkiorns #nztattooist #newzealandtattoo #christchuchtattoist

New Artists!!!!

The Jolly Octopus has THREE NEW TATTOO ARTISTS: Sebastian, Scott and Lil!!! Sebastian comes to us from Lincoln Ink, while Scott and Lil join us from what uses to be Southern Ink. All of them are taking bookings for custom tattoo designs. Three absolutely amazing tattoo artists - we're so proud! :D


Christchurch International Tattoo Expo

BAKER'S DOZEN: Just 13 booths remaining for the 1st Christchurch International Tattoo Expo, 27-29 October 2017. Artists and vendors, don't hesitate if you want to be part of this event! Details on or
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