Established in 1993, Metal Machine is the oldest tattoo studio in Cape Town.  Metal Machine prides itself on being one of the best tattoo studios in cape town, a “commercial/custom” tattoo studio. Our artists are equally comfortable and capable of tattooing everything from the smallest kanji on a foot to a full body fitted phoenix. Stenciled or Freehand, to say our artists “specialize” in any one tattoo style would limit the creativity with which they approach your unique tattoo experience.  

All of our resident tattoo artists have traveled abroad to refine their skills in tattooing. Derek, tattooing since 1991, is an award winning artist,  for tattooing at various international tattoo conventions across Europe.

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45 Shortmarket street

Cape Town

South Africa


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