Ike Proctor Tattoo - Rotorua - New Zealand

Rotorua raised Artist Ike Proctor has specialized in the art of contemporary and traditional Tattoo since 2008.

Being based in the tourism mecca of Rotorua, the wearers of his work come from all walks of life, near and far and carry his work around the world.

A keen artist from an early age, his passion continues to be fueled through various outlets including, Photography and Graffiti art.

As a proud Maori descending from Te Arawa & Te Rarawa, Ike’s grown up around the many Marae scattered on the shores of Lake Rotorua.

As a result, Ike has been exposed to a wealth of knowledge in traditional & contemporary Maori Art Forms in which he continues to appreciate and draw inspiration from today.

Ike’s vast style ranges from black and grey, colour work, photo realism to traditional.

Ike continues to grow as an artist, learning new things on his journey as he strives to perfect his craft.

Ike looks forward to meeting many more people in the future from all corners of the world and bringing joy to people through his artwork.


Fantastic tattoo skills all my friends & family love your work, wonderful interpersonal skills too. I was a little nervous but Ike was lovely. Chatting away about designs etc.... he helped me decide what my tattoo was going to look like and best place on my back/ shoulder for it. we were chattering that much I felt so comfortable i forgot that I was being tattoo'd. Shame it was only a pop in visit, I already want to extend the design but unfortunately I'm only here on holiday. Hope to return soon, I'll try give you more notice next time Ike. ? Your a fantastic artist Thank you.

Tracy Harding

Ike was great, his skills are the bomb, it's worth travelling too the other side of the world just to get his ink, thanks for the great service and an amazing tattoo!

Rachel Harding

In love with my peace , my favourite tattoo so far and I have lots and lots! Highly recommended gifted unique artist !!! Blessings Natalie from Me

Nat Ellen Bowles

I found Ike Proctor to be friendly and welcoming with information regarding what i was looking for. This made me comfortable enough to book for myself and my best mate so we could get our tattoos. When we met Ike on the day he was lovely. Very professional and i found his studio clean and inviting. Ike was able to take the very limited idea we had for our tattoos and design fabulous creations that we both love and cherish from our trip to New Zealand. His ability to create on the go is amazing and i would recommend him to anybody wan

Tami Seaman

Thanks Ike for my amazing tattoo. It means the world to me that i now have my family where ever i go. You were so helpful in my final decision. It looks so awesome an my family, friends and i love it!!!

Nicole Webster

Is there anything this guy can't do!? Ike is the man, and all round genuine good guy! Definitely recommend his work

Pauly Marston

My first tattoo and the best travel souvenir I could have ever imagined! New Zealand- always in my heart, forever on my skin. Thanks to Ike!

Mimi Melzer

Excellent communication and service, followed up with awesome tattoos every time and can always make the designs I have in my head/on paper work out exactly how I want, very skilled and talented artist, thanks so much man!

Sebastian Ashburn

I had the privilege of having a tribute portrait for my daughter designed and inked by the Talented Ike in Beautiful Rotorua. Not only will you enjoy the finished product of this man but, also the time and effort he will put into turning your idea / creativity into affect. Just know that when you go to Ike, the Quality of Consultation and ink will not leave you dissapointed however, highly impressed, and prideful to be a walking canvas of his works.

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