I highly recommend both Tyla and Hiram for whatever you require. They are both brilliant, gifted, talented artists who are absolutely fantastic to work with. They listen to what you want and if you are not sure, they work with your thoughts and ideas and being the creative artists they are, they bring it to life. I am always blown away by the art they have inked for me.
I have had separate work done by both Hiram (gun) & Tyla (au) and a combined piece by both (gun). Each visit has always been wonderfully pleasant & welcoming. Always professional and friendly. Great atmosphere in an awesome studio too.
Anything I want done I will always come here no matter how long the wait list might be. Nothing but love, thanks & appreciation. Kudos to you both!
Just wanted to send this to say fa'afetai tele lava to you Tyla, and your aiga. Elonn and I feel very blessed to have received our tatau from you - it was a beautiful process.
We also appreciate your willingness to work late into the night, bearing in mind your own family commitments.
Tyla is just amazing - she took the time to listen and discuss the design with Trent and she always checked on him during the session. This is why my family and myself keep coming back to her.
My Mum and I were there supporting Trent and Tyla was also checking in on us. Tyla's gift reflects her humbleness and alofa in her beautiful work. - fa'afetai tele lava xx
I have so many people approach me (work, sport, shopping) who comment and say how beautiful my tatau looks, ask questions etc so I'm always telling everyone about Vaeau Family studios lol...and I honestly feel proud and blessed to have been in your fale, feels homely and a safe place.
Fa'afetai Lava for your love of art, our culture and for sharing your amazing skills with us all.. Am proud to wear my Tatau with pride and confidence. Thanks to you x
T. Te Moni
I have multiple pieces from Hiram now and have probably spent 60-70 hours in the chair with him all up.
His ability to take concepts and ideas and execute them as a design is next level.
He’s professional, incredibly focused and he maintains a high standard at each step. You can see how committed he is to you and his work through his focus and attention to detail and it’s why I’ll keep coming back.
On behalf of my mother and I we would like to say thank you so much to both Tyla and Nat. We appreciate your time for this special moment, sharing this tualima and taulima with my mother, making memories, fa'afetai tele lava ma ia manuia.
G & F Aiono
Hiram is an amazing person and great artist. I love my angel wing tattoo and the cool spiritual connection that was going on in the studio during our session. I have had quite a few compliments, mainly from my family friends!
Getting tattooed by Hiram is like being tattooed by a gentle teddy bear. Not only is his passion for his craft obvious in the art he creates. But he offers more than just a tattoo. The entire experience he offers a kind ear to hear your words. Feedback if asked for. Stories of previous tattoos or worldly experiences. It’s a counsellor, best friend, tattoo artist all rolled into one.
As a Kaupapa Māori researcher, being able to proudly wear our native manu is a tāonga - not only has Hiram's work made me feel more tau in my tinana, but I'm constantly being asked about my tattoos and have started carrying around VFS business cards everywhere I go.
I trust VFS with my tinana, hinengaro, wairua and they always welcome my whānau with open arms. 10/10 will always come back for more.
Proud owner of full back piece by Hiram. He captured the things I wanted and more! Professional, and easy to deal with.
I'll be back for more! Thank you uso
Fa’afetai tele lava for such a wonderful, empowering, healing & beautiful session today.
Tyla you made my nerves melt and have gifted me with a lifetime of beauty of remembrance of my Mum and my beautiful grandparents. I will cherish forever and touch to feel close to them.
Hope to continue to teu le va in other ways and hopefully receive the measina of a malu from you when the time is right.
Grateful for your artistry, your talent & your commitment to tatau.
I wanted to express my heartfelt gratitude to Tyla for the amazing Tatau she designed for me. She captured the essence of my family, my journey and what it means to be a Teine Samoa with precision. I love it! Thank you for making this process so easy and seamless. Fa'afetai i le tulafonoaga o le galuega auauna.
Tyla was amazing. It was my first tattoo so I was nervous and after telling her parts of my life that I wanted represented in this piece (and crying while doing so) she let me be and I appreciated that. The beautiful piece I will always cherish.
Overall it was the best experience. From the email communication to the end of the session. I work in sales so I hear and see my fair share of bad service, so to experience such amazing service is always a breath of fresh air. You all take pride in your work and it shows.
Vaeau Family Studio embodies what it means to be good people, what it means to be Samoan 💙
I will definitely be back
I really appreciated Tyla's approach to our talanoa for my tattau. I have received two tattau from Tyla and they're both amazing and very high quality. I received my tuālima in 2020 with the au' and my forearm in 2022 with the machine. Tyla has the skill to take our conversation, family history and values and weaves a story and gift for you to keep forever. People ask me often about my tattau and their meaning which is a testament to the skill and longevity of Tyla's work.