Painted Rock Tattoos


A central Dunedin Tattoo Studio of all styles, carried out by Award Winning Tattoo Artist Silas.

Silas Waring. Award Winning Tattoo Artist

I have always been involved in art for as long as I can remember; all through school and then onto art courses at Falmouth College of Art and Design in Cornwall, U.K. This is where I successfully graduated with a Graphic Design B.A (hons).

  • Influences

    I have lived and travelled extensively in the U.K, Ireland and Europe. I have been influenced artistically by these adventures, and by other professional
    tattooists I’ve met, and been tattooed by along the way. Always sketching and immersing myself in the history and culture. This experience has been great feeding back into my own art expression and designs as a professional Tattooist and is now a skill I draw upon to assist you.

  • Settling Down

    Eleven years ago I arrived in New Zealand I combined my love of art & tattooing and succeeded in securing a two n half year apprenticeship with a busy, long established professional tattoo studio and have spent several years since building upon that knowledge base.

    I am now proud to have been in our own premises at Painted Rock Tattoos for several years now. Business is constantly growing with many returning and new customers with some great projects on the way.

Tattoo Studio with Medical Sterilisation

We follow a 100% strict protocol concerning hygiene and sterilization of tattoo equipment. We use an ultrasonic cleaner and medical autoclave to ensure the highest standard of sterilization occurs.

All equipment is pre-sterilized and disposed of after use, safely and in accordance with Environmental Health protocols.

Our commitment to ensuring the highest level of hygiene and cleanliness is evidenced in the studio environment also.

Appointment Information

Appointments can be made in person or via phone & email although we cannot provide an accurate quote until art work is sighted by Silas.

We require a non-refundable deposit of $20.00 to secure your appointment.

Our Work