21 Reviews

The Jolly Octopus Tattoos & Piercings

Christchurch, Canterbury
Reviews
P D
25 Jun 2018
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I got my tattoo done by Sebastian Williams and am absolutely blown away by the design and care that he put into it. The staff were super friendly, the tattoo parlor clean, tidy and well presented. My ... Read More
I got my tattoo done by Sebastian Williams and am absolutely blown away by the design and care that he put into it. The staff were super friendly, the tattoo parlor clean, tidy and well presented. My tattoo has healed beautifully with no complications and I'm currently saving so I can get my next piece done here soon! I'd highly recommend to anyone wanting a fun, professional, hygienic and friendly environment when getting inked! Read Less
Kathleen Johns
7 May 2018
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I met with Maki and have had the best experience and tattoo. She is so talented and understands exactly what you are wanting. I can't wait to return
Leanne Hight
12 Apr 2018
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This is the best tattoo studio I've ever been to and I have 16 tattoos Steve is great at portraits such perfectionists. Fantastic awesome highly talented.
Lizzie Harvey
15 Mar 2018
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Such a great place, filled with great people. Lil did an amazing job reworking/covering up a current tattoo plus a small script piece over the last 2 days; she was incredibly dedicated to helping me g... Read More
Such a great place, filled with great people. Lil did an amazing job reworking/covering up a current tattoo plus a small script piece over the last 2 days; she was incredibly dedicated to helping me get the finish I wanted and her work is amazing! Easy to get on with and a genuine lovely person. Steve previously changed my nose stud to a ring and took care of with calm professionalism whilst also keeping an upbeat, jolly attitude; even when it was being a total horror to change. All healed great with no issues. Would 100% recommend ❤🦑 Read Less
Joe Regnier
8 Mar 2018
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My wife and I were dropping in quickly to Christchurch and wanted to get tattoos. Steve was super quick to respond and accommodate our schedule. Thanks so much. Maki (artist) was super helpful and cam... Read More
My wife and I were dropping in quickly to Christchurch and wanted to get tattoos. Steve was super quick to respond and accommodate our schedule. Thanks so much. Maki (artist) was super helpful and came up with a fantastic design that matched what I wanted. She took great care to keep a clean station and make sure I was good to go. Spot on! Nice work! I love my new tattoo. Read Less
Cannon Blackler
27 Feb 2018
REPORT
What can I say about the jolly octopus? If you go there expecting the most rich, moist and amazing chocolate Gateaux and perfect soy mocha to match you're SOL and JWF. But if you want a good tattoo ex... Read More
What can I say about the jolly octopus? If you go there expecting the most rich, moist and amazing chocolate Gateaux and perfect soy mocha to match you're SOL and JWF. But if you want a good tattoo experience then I couldn't recommend better. For my birthday I decided to get a tattoo that I had been planning for a while and after a few emails back and forth with Lil (quiet and soft spoken but amazingly focused) we had it all planned. My birthday came and I arrived at the jolly octopus and Lil was ready, and I don't mean going to the doctor ready I mean John Wick on assignment ready( google it, it's a great film). So after a brief introduction Lil started work and it was during this period that the friendly and talkative Steve arrived, so while we chatted about comics and our children Lil worked on what was to become the amazing piece on my leg, it came out just as I had hoped and I couldn't be happier, This was by far the best tattoo experience I have ever had. But as I said no chocolate gateaux but Steve did have a tuna sandwich. Read Less
Mike Topp
12 Jul 2017
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Tattoo ed my wife on both half upper same sleeves and a large oak tree still to go back to be finished but just waiting for the birth of our first son on Monday at star ship Auckland as he is our wee ... Read More
Tattoo ed my wife on both half upper same sleeves and a large oak tree still to go back to be finished but just waiting for the birth of our first son on Monday at star ship Auckland as he is our wee heart warrior so as soon as he is all better from his surgery and my wife is back in Christchurch she will be in to add to her back Steve is the nicest and best tattoo guy to go to I might even get him to do something on my virgin skin even though I have always said I would never get a tattoo but if I did I would only get Steve to do it cheers mike Read Less
Charles Kuch
2 Jul 2017
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Reasonably fast, and Sebastian has an amazing eye for detail. My partner and I have come back again, and will continue to do so in the future. I would absolutely would recommend The Jolly Octopus to a... Read More
Reasonably fast, and Sebastian has an amazing eye for detail. My partner and I have come back again, and will continue to do so in the future. I would absolutely would recommend The Jolly Octopus to anyone, first timer or seasoned. Read Less
Charles C
2 Jul 2017
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Reasonably fast, and Sebastian has an amazing eye for detail. My partner and I have come back again, and will continue to do so in the future. I would absolutely would recommend The Jolly Octopus to a... Read More
Reasonably fast, and Sebastian has an amazing eye for detail. My partner and I have come back again, and will continue to do so in the future. I would absolutely would recommend The Jolly Octopus to anyone, first timer or seasoned. Read Less
Katey Freeman
30 Jun 2017
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Got 2 ear piercings done today by Jess. They have an immaculate setup, really friendly staff and provide awesome service. I wouldn't go anywhere else!!! Jess is the best !!
Vianne Isabella Nils-Rawson
5 Jun 2017
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I got a Vegvesir compass tattoo from Maki and I love it so much, super clean and very well done. Super happy with my first tattoo and very impressed with the professional and friendly atmosphere. It w... Read More
I got a Vegvesir compass tattoo from Maki and I love it so much, super clean and very well done. Super happy with my first tattoo and very impressed with the professional and friendly atmosphere. It was also extremely easy to organise a booking time, no muck around whatsoever, very professional. Would definitely recommend for first timers! Read Less
Lauraa Brown
23 May 2017
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This place is my new fav tattoo shop and Steve did an amazing job on my tattoo! And is super friendly , just got my card from you guys in the mail today and it's so sweet � I will defiantly be back fo... Read More
This place is my new fav tattoo shop and Steve did an amazing job on my tattoo! And is super friendly , just got my card from you guys in the mail today and it's so sweet � I will defiantly be back for more ! Thanks for my Dva I love her! Read Less
Ames Cee
18 May 2017
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Thank you so much for my beautiful tattoo by Maki and for the amazing service by everyone. I've literally never been into a tattoo parlor where the staff have been so friendly and welcoming. It was su... Read More
Thank you so much for my beautiful tattoo by Maki and for the amazing service by everyone. I've literally never been into a tattoo parlor where the staff have been so friendly and welcoming. It was such an awesome experience :) Read Less
Stacey Fitzwilliam
8 May 2017
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I had the best experience at the jolly octopus, everyone was super friendly and professional, my tattoo was beautifully drawn, such care and time was taken in getting it perfect. Very happy with my ex... Read More
I had the best experience at the jolly octopus, everyone was super friendly and professional, my tattoo was beautifully drawn, such care and time was taken in getting it perfect. Very happy with my experience. � Read Less
A
8 May 2017
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Steve was so great! He made me feel so comfortable before, during and after my piercings and my tattoos! Will definitely be going back and recommending him to others!
Julie Thomas
10 Apr 2017
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STEVE I can't thank you enough for your awesome work on my coverup! You created a masterpiece which means so much to me! Would have no hesitations in recommending Jolly Octopus to anyone wanting a tru... Read More
STEVE I can't thank you enough for your awesome work on my coverup! You created a masterpiece which means so much to me! Would have no hesitations in recommending Jolly Octopus to anyone wanting a truly amazing piece of art! Steve you're a legend and that I thank you so much for it! Read Less
Vanessa Brewster
18 Feb 2017
REPORT
The staff here are absolutely wonderful. Made me feel really comfortable, provide lots of information and are happy to answer your questions. Jessica did an amazing job and was so lovely. 10/10 place!... Read More
The staff here are absolutely wonderful. Made me feel really comfortable, provide lots of information and are happy to answer your questions. Jessica did an amazing job and was so lovely. 10/10 place!! Read Less
Sally Highley
16 Feb 2017
REPORT
I got a gypsy fortune teller tattoo on my inner forearm yesterday by Steve, and i can safely say it is my new favourite tattoo! � I sent him some pictures of designs i liked and he drew up 2 beautiful... Read More
I got a gypsy fortune teller tattoo on my inner forearm yesterday by Steve, and i can safely say it is my new favourite tattoo! � I sent him some pictures of designs i liked and he drew up 2 beautiful and unique designs, the studio was nice and clean and steve was really nice which put me at ease (i was quite nervous!) I highly reccommend him if you are wanting some new ink! � Thank you (again!) � Sally Read Less
Amy Harris
16 Feb 2017
REPORT
Amazing place, made my piercings super easy and comfortable and to top it all off they sent me a gift certificate! I'll defiantly be back for more. Thank you ��
Jared Thomas
30 Jan 2017
REPORT
Great work and very freindly and helpfull to deal with...had some concerns after geting tongue peirced for the third time, so went back in to check it was algud.and they didnt hesitate to check it ou... Read More
Great work and very freindly and helpfull to deal with...had some concerns after geting tongue peirced for the third time, so went back in to check it was algud.and they didnt hesitate to check it out and make sure nothing was wrong.listened to what they told me and sure enough they where right, a week later it had fully healed with no problems...it was just they scare tissue from the previous two peircings that was causing the healing process to take longer....love your work guys.highly recommended.will definitely be going back in the future Read Less
Tim Campbell
10 Aug 2016
REPORT
Home of the best artist in Christchurch - Steve Malley. The staff here are friendly, funny, and have a real ability to work with you to create the best tattoo that you will be proud of for the rest of... Read More
Home of the best artist in Christchurch - Steve Malley. The staff here are friendly, funny, and have a real ability to work with you to create the best tattoo that you will be proud of for the rest of your life. Whether it is your first tattoo, or an addition to your collection - the staff at The Jolly Octopus will spend the time with you to make sure you are getting something that will stand the test of time - and tattoos last a long time! Or if you were unlucky enough to have been to someone who didn't spend the time or have the expertise, you will find amazing cover-up artists who can turn your embarrassment into something you will be proud to show off again. Check out the website, see their fantastic work, and book a consult today! Read Less
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272 Greers Road upstairs Bryndwr
Christchurch Canterbury 8053
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The Jolly Octopus Tattoos & Piercings

Christchurch, Canterbury
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272 Greers Road upstairs Bryndwr
Christchurch Canterbury 8053
Monday
11:00AM-17:00PM
Tuesday
11:00AM-17:00PM
Wednesday
11:00AM-17:00PM
Thursday
11:00AM-17:00PM
Friday
11:00AM-17:00PM
Saturday
11:00AM-17:00PM
Sunday
11:00AM-17:00PM
P D
25 Jun 2018
REPORT
I got my tattoo done by Sebastian Williams and am absolutely blown away by the design and care that he put into it. The staff were super friendly, the tattoo parlor clean, tidy and well presented. My ... Read More
I got my tattoo done by Sebastian Williams and am absolutely blown away by the design and care that he put into it. The staff were super friendly, the tattoo parlor clean, tidy and well presented. My tattoo has healed beautifully with no complications and I'm currently saving so I can get my next piece done here soon! I'd highly recommend to anyone wanting a fun, professional, hygienic and friendly environment when getting inked! Read Less
Kathleen Johns
7 May 2018
REPORT
I met with Maki and have had the best experience and tattoo. She is so talented and understands exactly what you are wanting. I can't wait to return
Leanne Hight
12 Apr 2018
REPORT
This is the best tattoo studio I've ever been to and I have 16 tattoos Steve is great at portraits such perfectionists. Fantastic awesome highly talented.
Lizzie Harvey
15 Mar 2018
REPORT
Such a great place, filled with great people. Lil did an amazing job reworking/covering up a current tattoo plus a small script piece over the last 2 days; she was incredibly dedicated to helping me g... Read More
Such a great place, filled with great people. Lil did an amazing job reworking/covering up a current tattoo plus a small script piece over the last 2 days; she was incredibly dedicated to helping me get the finish I wanted and her work is amazing! Easy to get on with and a genuine lovely person. Steve previously changed my nose stud to a ring and took care of with calm professionalism whilst also keeping an upbeat, jolly attitude; even when it was being a total horror to change. All healed great with no issues. Would 100% recommend ❤🦑 Read Less
Joe Regnier
8 Mar 2018
REPORT
My wife and I were dropping in quickly to Christchurch and wanted to get tattoos. Steve was super quick to respond and accommodate our schedule. Thanks so much. Maki (artist) was super helpful and cam... Read More
My wife and I were dropping in quickly to Christchurch and wanted to get tattoos. Steve was super quick to respond and accommodate our schedule. Thanks so much. Maki (artist) was super helpful and came up with a fantastic design that matched what I wanted. She took great care to keep a clean station and make sure I was good to go. Spot on! Nice work! I love my new tattoo. Read Less
Cannon Blackler
27 Feb 2018
REPORT
What can I say about the jolly octopus? If you go there expecting the most rich, moist and amazing chocolate Gateaux and perfect soy mocha to match you're SOL and JWF. But if you want a good tattoo ex... Read More
What can I say about the jolly octopus? If you go there expecting the most rich, moist and amazing chocolate Gateaux and perfect soy mocha to match you're SOL and JWF. But if you want a good tattoo experience then I couldn't recommend better. For my birthday I decided to get a tattoo that I had been planning for a while and after a few emails back and forth with Lil (quiet and soft spoken but amazingly focused) we had it all planned. My birthday came and I arrived at the jolly octopus and Lil was ready, and I don't mean going to the doctor ready I mean John Wick on assignment ready( google it, it's a great film). So after a brief introduction Lil started work and it was during this period that the friendly and talkative Steve arrived, so while we chatted about comics and our children Lil worked on what was to become the amazing piece on my leg, it came out just as I had hoped and I couldn't be happier, This was by far the best tattoo experience I have ever had. But as I said no chocolate gateaux but Steve did have a tuna sandwich. Read Less
Mike Topp
12 Jul 2017
REPORT
Tattoo ed my wife on both half upper same sleeves and a large oak tree still to go back to be finished but just waiting for the birth of our first son on Monday at star ship Auckland as he is our wee ... Read More
Tattoo ed my wife on both half upper same sleeves and a large oak tree still to go back to be finished but just waiting for the birth of our first son on Monday at star ship Auckland as he is our wee heart warrior so as soon as he is all better from his surgery and my wife is back in Christchurch she will be in to add to her back Steve is the nicest and best tattoo guy to go to I might even get him to do something on my virgin skin even though I have always said I would never get a tattoo but if I did I would only get Steve to do it cheers mike Read Less
Charles Kuch
2 Jul 2017
REPORT
Reasonably fast, and Sebastian has an amazing eye for detail. My partner and I have come back again, and will continue to do so in the future. I would absolutely would recommend The Jolly Octopus to a... Read More
Reasonably fast, and Sebastian has an amazing eye for detail. My partner and I have come back again, and will continue to do so in the future. I would absolutely would recommend The Jolly Octopus to anyone, first timer or seasoned. Read Less
Charles C
2 Jul 2017
REPORT
Reasonably fast, and Sebastian has an amazing eye for detail. My partner and I have come back again, and will continue to do so in the future. I would absolutely would recommend The Jolly Octopus to a... Read More
Reasonably fast, and Sebastian has an amazing eye for detail. My partner and I have come back again, and will continue to do so in the future. I would absolutely would recommend The Jolly Octopus to anyone, first timer or seasoned. Read Less
Katey Freeman
30 Jun 2017
REPORT
Got 2 ear piercings done today by Jess. They have an immaculate setup, really friendly staff and provide awesome service. I wouldn't go anywhere else!!! Jess is the best !!
Vianne Isabella Nils-Rawson
5 Jun 2017
REPORT
I got a Vegvesir compass tattoo from Maki and I love it so much, super clean and very well done. Super happy with my first tattoo and very impressed with the professional and friendly atmosphere. It w... Read More
I got a Vegvesir compass tattoo from Maki and I love it so much, super clean and very well done. Super happy with my first tattoo and very impressed with the professional and friendly atmosphere. It was also extremely easy to organise a booking time, no muck around whatsoever, very professional. Would definitely recommend for first timers! Read Less
Lauraa Brown
23 May 2017
REPORT
This place is my new fav tattoo shop and Steve did an amazing job on my tattoo! And is super friendly , just got my card from you guys in the mail today and it's so sweet � I will defiantly be back fo... Read More
This place is my new fav tattoo shop and Steve did an amazing job on my tattoo! And is super friendly , just got my card from you guys in the mail today and it's so sweet � I will defiantly be back for more ! Thanks for my Dva I love her! Read Less
Ames Cee
18 May 2017
REPORT
Thank you so much for my beautiful tattoo by Maki and for the amazing service by everyone. I've literally never been into a tattoo parlor where the staff have been so friendly and welcoming. It was su... Read More
Thank you so much for my beautiful tattoo by Maki and for the amazing service by everyone. I've literally never been into a tattoo parlor where the staff have been so friendly and welcoming. It was such an awesome experience :) Read Less
Stacey Fitzwilliam
8 May 2017
REPORT
I had the best experience at the jolly octopus, everyone was super friendly and professional, my tattoo was beautifully drawn, such care and time was taken in getting it perfect. Very happy with my ex... Read More
I had the best experience at the jolly octopus, everyone was super friendly and professional, my tattoo was beautifully drawn, such care and time was taken in getting it perfect. Very happy with my experience. � Read Less
A
8 May 2017
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Steve was so great! He made me feel so comfortable before, during and after my piercings and my tattoos! Will definitely be going back and recommending him to others!
Julie Thomas
10 Apr 2017
REPORT
STEVE I can't thank you enough for your awesome work on my coverup! You created a masterpiece which means so much to me! Would have no hesitations in recommending Jolly Octopus to anyone wanting a tru... Read More
STEVE I can't thank you enough for your awesome work on my coverup! You created a masterpiece which means so much to me! Would have no hesitations in recommending Jolly Octopus to anyone wanting a truly amazing piece of art! Steve you're a legend and that I thank you so much for it! Read Less
Vanessa Brewster
18 Feb 2017
REPORT
The staff here are absolutely wonderful. Made me feel really comfortable, provide lots of information and are happy to answer your questions. Jessica did an amazing job and was so lovely. 10/10 place!... Read More
The staff here are absolutely wonderful. Made me feel really comfortable, provide lots of information and are happy to answer your questions. Jessica did an amazing job and was so lovely. 10/10 place!! Read Less
Sally Highley
16 Feb 2017
REPORT
I got a gypsy fortune teller tattoo on my inner forearm yesterday by Steve, and i can safely say it is my new favourite tattoo! � I sent him some pictures of designs i liked and he drew up 2 beautiful... Read More
I got a gypsy fortune teller tattoo on my inner forearm yesterday by Steve, and i can safely say it is my new favourite tattoo! � I sent him some pictures of designs i liked and he drew up 2 beautiful and unique designs, the studio was nice and clean and steve was really nice which put me at ease (i was quite nervous!) I highly reccommend him if you are wanting some new ink! � Thank you (again!) � Sally Read Less
Amy Harris
16 Feb 2017
REPORT
Amazing place, made my piercings super easy and comfortable and to top it all off they sent me a gift certificate! I'll defiantly be back for more. Thank you ��
Jared Thomas
30 Jan 2017
REPORT
Great work and very freindly and helpfull to deal with...had some concerns after geting tongue peirced for the third time, so went back in to check it was algud.and they didnt hesitate to check it ou... Read More
Great work and very freindly and helpfull to deal with...had some concerns after geting tongue peirced for the third time, so went back in to check it was algud.and they didnt hesitate to check it out and make sure nothing was wrong.listened to what they told me and sure enough they where right, a week later it had fully healed with no problems...it was just they scare tissue from the previous two peircings that was causing the healing process to take longer....love your work guys.highly recommended.will definitely be going back in the future Read Less
Tim Campbell
10 Aug 2016
REPORT
Home of the best artist in Christchurch - Steve Malley. The staff here are friendly, funny, and have a real ability to work with you to create the best tattoo that you will be proud of for the rest of... Read More
Home of the best artist in Christchurch - Steve Malley. The staff here are friendly, funny, and have a real ability to work with you to create the best tattoo that you will be proud of for the rest of your life. Whether it is your first tattoo, or an addition to your collection - the staff at The Jolly Octopus will spend the time with you to make sure you are getting something that will stand the test of time - and tattoos last a long time! Or if you were unlucky enough to have been to someone who didn't spend the time or have the expertise, you will find amazing cover-up artists who can turn your embarrassment into something you will be proud to show off again. Check out the website, see their fantastic work, and book a consult today! Read Less
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