WHO ARE WE
The Gallery Custom Tattoo is one of the most unique tattoo studios in Wellington. The comfortable and relaxing atmosphere mixed with the exceptional customer service set it above your average tattoo shop.
Our tattoo artists are seasoned pros ready to bring your vision to reality. Get in touch now and let us design your dreams.
We pride ourselves on providing a clean and comfortable environment, while also maintaining a wide variety of artists and styles.
Come check us out today !
The Hibernian Building
The Gallery Tattoo studio is located on the 2nd floor inside the amazing Art Deco Hibernian Building.
Built in 1930 by architect Frank Stewart for Hamilton Nimmo for his business selling pianos. The building was known as The Nimmo's building. Nimmo’s business expanded in the 1930s to include the sale of radios, and R.H. Nimmo soon led a group of local businessmen to establish the first private ‘B’ licensed radio station in New Zealand.
Nimmo’s continued to operate as a music shop but by 1938 had expanded to offer a range of records and record players.
Nimmo’s, which had become a well known Wellington institution, closed in 1985 and the building was sold to the Catholic Hibernian society, who continues to own the building.
The Second floor had retained most of its interior elements, including the decorative frieze, the timber floors, offices, with timber door and leadlight glass interior windows, where the tattoo stations are now.