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"If you want to take the island, burn the boats" -


About Me

Kia Ora and welcome to my website. My name is Te Haunui Tuna. I was raised in Waimana, a small town out of Whakatane. I grew up admiring art and was always found with a pencil in hand drawing pictures and entering local art competitions. Later on, I started to experiment with painting, air brushing, tattooing, sculpting, using ink pens and digital programmes to create new art work. Im back in Whakatane, after graduating from Te Kuratini o Waikato with a Bachelor in Media Arts, focusing more on tattooing and pencil work. I am interested in art inspired by comic books, movies and gaming. My main passion is my Maori heritage; whether it's depicting Atua Maori (Maori Gods), myths and legends, creating personifications inspired from stories or etching whakapapa (genealogy) and life journeys onto people. In the future I wish to create movies and games inspired by Maori history and publish books of my Atua Maori illustrations. 


Contact Me

Whakatane, New Zealand


Now tattooing part time. email for pricing.

Please feel free to contact me for business and creative opportunities.