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May 15 Tattoo - Lorna Tawhiti

Kāpiti Arts Guide Listing no. 9

May 15 Tattoo is an appointment-only tattoo studio located opposite beautiful Ōtaki Beach. The main artist and owner/operator, Lorna creates custom designed tattoos for her clients. Lorna also designs digital art inspired by Te Ao Māori and Wahine Māori. May 15 Tattoo studio was created with light, transparency ,and manaakitanga in mind, the result of a conscious effort to create an environment that welcomes clients to an open, light but private studio in the hope that it will develop a sense of trust and comfort. Lorna’s years of work through her education background has helped to develop skills in communicating with her clients and ability to develop trust and comfort. Her artwork is very detailed and linear, often referred to as feminine, delicate and intricate. Lorna’s art is also inspired by cultural patterns of all ages. “The combination of reasltic soft images and hard lined geometric pattern work is what guides my current collection.”

Artistic medium: Tattoo, digital art

Kāpiti Arts Trail

13 Scott Avenue, Ōtaki Beach

Please note: Lorna’s Tattoo studio is not suitable for people younger than 18 years. However, the area used to display artwork is open to all ages and has wheelchair access.

Open during the year by appointment.

Mobile: 021 242 4404

Email: lorna.tawhiti@me.com

Facebook: May 15 Tattoo  

Website: may15tattoo.com

Instagram: may15tattoo

Payment options available: Bank transfer/internet banking

Accessibility: The tattoo studio is not suitable for  wheelchairs.

Google Maps: May 15 Tattoo, 13 Scott Avenue, Ōtaki Beach