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20 questions with Toby

20 questions is a fun short interview with our artists, this week we get in the mind of Toby.

Toby has been living in wellington for a good few years now, he’s a known figure in the skating community and does the smoothest black and grey neo traditional tattoos in wellington.


1. How Long have you been tattooing?

7 years.

2. How old were you when you got your first tattoo?

I was 19.

3. Where did you get it?

Heath Todds private studio.

4. What’s your favourite style to tattoo?

neo traditional

5. Who are your favourite tattoo artists?

-Kasas ink 
-Jacob J Gardener 
-Derek Knoble
-Jeff Gogue 
-Andres inkman 

6. Who are your favourite artists?

-Alphonse Mucha
-Aaron Horkey
-H R Geiger 

7. What’s your favourite thing about working at Union?

Good people.

8. What’s the most common question you get asked everyday?

“whats the weirdest tattoo you’ve ever done”

9. Who do you look up to?

Dean Sacred – constantly pushing himself and his art style 

10.How do you stay inspired?

It comes and goes , the hardest thing is to push through when your not inspired and still create something your happy with.

11.What’s your favourite brunch spot in wellington?


12. What are your favourite things to do on a day off?


13. What’s you favourite movie?

The original Oldboy (the korean version not the Josh Brolin one)

14. Favourite book?

American gods

15. Favourite Album?

Thom Yorke, the eraser

16. Pineapple on or off pizza?

Pineapple on.

17. Are you a cat or dog person?

I have a cat now but love dogs, as soon as I get a place that I can have one at. 

18.Long black or flat white?

I don’t drink coffee

19. Indian curry or thai curry?


20. What would your last meal be if you were on death row?

Slow cooked beef brisket