Capilli Tupou (Ngāpuhi, Te Rarawa, Pava’ia’i) is an artist specialising in old school traditional style tattooing with his own unique South Pacific slant.
Seeking a career change where he could use his creative abilities, Capilli began tattooing in 2008. He has called many of Aotearoa’s premier tattoo studios home, spending several years at Two Hands Tattoo, Sacred Tattoo and Sunset Tattoo.
In 2021, Capilli joined longtime colleague and friend, Hamish Mclauchlan, at Destruction Gully on High Street in the heart of Tāmaki Makaurau.
Under New Zealand's COVID-19 Alert Level system, tattooing is permitted during Levels 1, 2 and 2.5 - in the event of a Level 3 or 4 lockdown, your appointment will be rescheduled.
COVID-19 Travel Restrictions Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting travel restrictions, Capilli will be home in Aotearoa New Zealand for the foreseeable future. Check back again soon for updated travel dates, or sign up to the newsletter to get updates straight to your inbox.