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lots going on in the absolution camp!
bara, our guest artist and friend has now finished her time with us, she is heading up north for a month and we wish her all the best on her travels!
our move to the tannery boutique retail and arts emporium is drawing closer and closer, a much anticipated move that we are all very excited for! great fashion, coffee, food and friends right at our doorstep.
we are still offering the same amazingness in the 'hau for the time being, so come and see us for ink or pretties!
eden is heading away from the 25th of march for 2 weeks to go yet again to the amazing dallas suspension practitioners suscon in dallas, texas! be sure to stop in before he goes for all your implant grade jewellery needs.
the move to the new home is almost upon us. patience will be rewarded march 2013 in the form of a 'tempoarary' shared space with our good pals and purveyors of taste at 'dead set', which will see us onsite and awaiting the completion of our permanent home due may.
please keep all eyes on the prize and we promise, this will be the last time we move.
the impending move to the tannery has been pushed back to feb 2013. chomping at the bit to relocate whilst remaining patient for the rebuild of our future home. check out the tannery dedicated website and the facebook page for a taste of our new home and co-inhabitants.
naith and fiona will be attending the new plymouth tattoo convention this november, among many international artists plying ink, they will also bring guest artist tattoo tom back with them for 2 short days. check him out in the face, www.facebook.com/tom.horimoe if you want to get poked.
the powers that 'be' have decided that our beloved previous home on manchester street is beyond repair and therefore is due to be demolished. 'sadface'
however we have secured a new location in an exciting new development,
THE TANNERY 'happyface'
due for handover in october, all things going well we should be opening around halloween of this year, surrounded by other purveyors of finery and taste. we will of course keep our website and facebook updated as information comes to hand to ensure all you fine folks can find us.
so look out for us, not exactly central, but then again there is no center.
we are still to confirm some guests for the year, however one we are certain of is the return of the immensely talented bara from prague, czech republic. czech out her work here
she is due to arrive around xmass to help us break in the new studio, and is planning on being here for a month or 2.
the talented iestyn flye will be at absolution for a guest spot from 25th march until 14th april, offering hand-poke tattoo and scarification. check out his amazing work here. contact us to make a booking.
move to location
courtesy of the feb earthquake, we are now located at 45 nancy ave in mairehau. keeping it real and tasty till we gain access to our beloved city.
status of manchester street
still awaiting the final engineers report on the extent of repairs required. last reports were that the exterior walls and roof needed replacement, with the exception of the back wall. we hoped to be in by end 2012, but all things in due course.
we are playing nice with our good (plutonic....mostly) friends from dead set, who got evicted courtesy of mother nature from their awesome digs on lichfield st. purveyors of good taste in all things clothing and curious, they really are the only place in christchurch to obtain amazing clothing, especially for the boys tho not exclusively.
absolution were recently featured in NTQ magazine! check it out here
to salivate the re-opening, our precious bear eden is running specials for sundays, the day of our savoury.
especial offering numero uno: $40 skin divers
especial offering numero dos: party of 5. $100 per head for a group of 5 or more, all piercings included* conditions apply.
especial offering numero tres: play piercing. for the super cheap price of $100 you can play pincushion to your hearts content.
contact the studio and talk to eden to suss'.
'tis with grate pleasure we present our opening..........of the new absolution that is.!.
after an enforced hiatis, we have regrouped in the suburbs and are eager and willing to inflict beauty on the deserved. for all your openings and dermal decoration, you can expect the same high standard of work, wit and personal hygiene now available 7 days a week. the new christchurch may be build from the 'burbs up, starting with the rebirth of absolution at 45 nancy ave, mairehau.
after 4 years of fun at the absolution compound - the tempest regime has ended with jolene moving up taurangna as announced back in october. keep an eye out for her if you are up her way. check out her portfolio on her facebook page.
piercing special for november 2010: all surface bars and plain disc skin-divers are $40. come see the cuddly panda named eden.
lukas zpira is available for scarification and body modifications for an extremely limited time. arriving wed 10th november and departing on the monday 15th, cantabrians have a small window of opportunity to get sweet-sweet mod' action from one of the worlds leaders, don't miss out!!
we will also be collaborating with lukas for a not-to-be-missed performance at the fetishball, saturday 13th november. tickets are $50 and available from us.
guest tattoo artist rob abell makes a return trip for 2 days only before joining naith at the new plymouth tattoo convention. hailing from the famous dynamic tattoo in melbourne, rob is here 24 - 25 november and does some of the cleanest work you will ever witness. contact the studio to make the most of this debonair talent.
for xmas its always nice to hurt the ones you love by purchasing a voucher for our fine establishment. vouchers are super nice, can be made up for any amount/proceedure and are valid for 12 months. if that seems a bit mean, we also have shop tees in black only for $40.
the tempest is due to subside. after over 4 years taking shelter at the absolution compound, jolene is taking flight to whence she came, i.e tauranga. (or is that tau-wronger?). phone the studio now to book appointments if you have work in progress, or want to get touched up by the pointy eared tattoo girl. so yeah, the date she departs for sunnier shores is the 5th december, making her last date of inky fun SATURDAY DECEMBER 4TH.
otherwise, fiona and naith remain to apply ink to wandering vagrants while jolene works on her tan in sunny tauranga.
we are offering a stab special! forty dollars above the belt / sixty dollars below the belt *this excludes surface piercings, microdermals and skin divers. valid until the end of september.
we had zooooooooombie day. great success. the crew all dressed up as the undead for friday 13th, and we offered a piercing special for reciting one of the rules from zombieland. for people dressed as the undead - a free piecing. check out some photos in our zombie gallery!
keep your skin peeled for updates to the studio. new changes are a foot and the foot is hopping forward.
find the creepy gremlin and get a free piercing!!! let us know, in person, what page the gremlin is on, and receive ANY piercing with standard jewellery, FREE! redeemable only in person at the time of correct answer. 1 piercing per winner, 1 winner per day, valid through june 2010 only.
howie is now located in sydney so is readily available to modify your body on a whim (or perhaps a unicorn?!)
iestyn is spending a few months with us doing hand poked tattoos, scarring and adding yet another flavour of personality to the frankenslut that is absolution. here until the end of march, he hails from london where he is heavily involved in the performance and body modification scene. full time member of the psycho cyborgs.
check out his myspace portfolio; www.myspace.com/cauteryskar
come and see us at SINZ. we will be operating a booth for the duration of the convention from 5th to 7th of feb. rob abell from melbourne will be joining us for the convention only. make sure you don't miss out on the opportunity to get inked! contact us for bookings. on the 7th, SKINDEPENDENT will be performing a suspension on the 7th. it will be an impressive sight, so keep an eye out for times on the day.
brent ryan, will be back at the shop on a guest spot from the 20th feb. this time, the flightless bird naith is all in one piece and is looking forward to working with brent.
check out his work at www.myspace.com/brentstattoo.
howie now resides in sydney so is much closer for a quick jump over the ditch to enhance your visual appeal. as always, contact us to discuss your modding needs.
xmas hours: closed from 24 dec and will reopen 7 jan 2010. enjoy the holidays! eat, drink and be merry!
absolution is very honored to have the legendary lukas zpira join us in the shop. lukas is here for a VERY limited time, 14-19 nov. don't miss out!
SKINfarm was a HUGE success! thanks to everyone who came long and enjoyed the night. keep an eye on the SKINDEPEDENT page for photos. the SKINDEPENDENT crew has many more tricks up their sleeves - so stay tuned for more announcements to SWING your way.
SKINDEPENDENT brings you SKINfarm! a night of lingerie, music and human body suspension. see our SKINfarm page for more info!
yes you heard it right! due to popular demand us lovely folk at absolution are now open mondays. 6 days a week stabbing, group hugs and meaty mayhem - what more could you ask for?
something exciting is brewing in the SKINDEPENDENT corner. we are working on the details - so HANG in there (bwahahahaha haha ha ha haaaa...)
howie was here for a fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants visit. a number of people entered the studio, became less human and left feeling enlightened and a little abused. keep an eye on our heavy mods page for his next visit.
wellington based fashion designer lela jacobs brings a selection of her latest line to absolution for an extremely limited time. 31 july, 5pm till 9pm at the front space of absolution.
more info here for the flyer
check out www.lelajacobs.co.nz for a better idea of the dark stylings lela oozes.
brent ryan, ex-patriot now resident at evil from the needle, (camden - london) is helping out with a visit. he has a clean approach and excellent manners, which sits well with his impressive tattoo work.
Taking over for naith while healing a broken arm due to a fight with gravity, you can check out what he's up to at; www.myspace.com/brentstattoo.
a german elvis shows up with an impressive portfolio to add another accent and style to absolution tattoo persons of interest. while traveling, he hangs with us for a number of weeks and blends in with the furniture, taking time out to push some ink in the 3rd chair and wow us with stories of home decor mishaps involving roadkill.
enjoy his veiwbox at; www.myspace.com/elvisofhamburg.
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lionel fahy, (out of step tattoo) french visionary and executer of the bizarre and beautiful, spent time with us and fueled the creativity and insanity that makes tattooing wonderful.
we look forward to spending more time working together making freestyle wrapmetalcore with giant spoons. check out his site; el.fahy.free.fr/.
howie moves back to L.A after residing here for a year. due to visit august 2009, and frequently thereafter, his humour and ability to do the unimaginable brings... something, to absolution.
for some meaty action, howie is the cupcake you need.
check out our heavy mod page for examples of work done during his "visits", or his site; www.lunacobra.net.
joe and jude leave after close to two years with us. currently working on opening his own studio in norwich, joe had a hand in a number of suspensions and scalpel scarification while with us, plus he was a decent shit.
you can see what he's doing at; www.myspace.com/ckhdjoe.
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eden joins us in preparation for joes departure due to immigration. eden brings another genuine interest and open personality to absolution, choosing a life of pain and stab wounds over one a chef.
deeply and totally infatuated with body suspension and body modification, his robot pony dance is surprisingly nimble.
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olle walks into absolution, and into our hearts for a month or so of work and travel. tall and dashing and slightly swedish, olle draws the monsters we believe him to be on the inside. his ability to use effective techniques to achieve soft colour tattoo work makes him almost like a super hero, though his cartwheels let him down.
check his portfolio on; www.myspace.com/olleolleolle.
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fiona skipper skulks in quietly to attack us with her immense talent while we least expect it. doing amazing tattooing from the 1st draw of blood, fiona is sure to be a tattooist to covet before long.
check out her pre-tattoo accomplishments at; thistly.deviantart.com.
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