AKA monah

  • Owner & Head Artist
  • 10+ Years experience

I started my tattoo career in 2011 as a full time apprentice to Johan Vermeulen at Skinart Tattoo Studio – after a grueling 2 years ( I say grueling because I was 18 and cried a lot – I do suspect it was worse for my mentor than for me ) I qualified as a tattoo artist and worked under Johan for another 6 years.

In 2020 I took a leap of faith and opened up my own studio with the support of my friends and family.

I truly find it difficult to commit to just one style of tattooing as I really enjoy all styles and I keep changing my mind about what my favourite one is.

I have however come to the conclusion that fine lines, bold lines or just a lot of lines make me happy. 

The people that have crossed my path have definitely shaped me as an artist, whether it be as a client or in my personal life. The trend of super small infinity symbols gave me my obsession of having perfect lines and the clients that gave me complete freedom have pushed me to try new techniques and test my skill level. 

Over the years tattooing has pushed me to the brink of insanity and kept me from going insane simultaneously, it really takes everything you have but gives you so much more.  I could only be grateful that I can be a part of this industry and the immensely  talented artists.

Most recent work

Mikayla Swartz
Mikayla Swartz
Best experience I've ever had with a tattoo artist. Brilliant company , very light handed so pain is minimal. Very grateful
Heinricht van Vrede
Heinricht van Vrede
10/10 unmatched artists, people and conversation.
Stefan Vesely (DadStories)
Stefan Vesely (DadStories)
Monah us a treat.
Amanda Jordaan
Amanda Jordaan
Monah is a brilliant tattoo artist and artist her manner and gentle way is so comforting and my tattoo exceeded my expectations thank you Monah for my beautiful tattoo
Very professional
Annique Buys
Annique Buys
If you are looking for a professional, hygienic and relaxed studio Arkade ink is the place to be. Kind and friendly service. Definitely a must
Rae Netsh
Rae Netsh
Amazing service, and a great experience. They've gained a loyal customer from my one visit.


Can I get my deposit back?

Deposits are non-refundable. If you have to cancel your session within 2 days of your booking, your deposit can be used towards another session. If however, you do not show up to your appointment, we cannot refund your deposit.

What pain tablets do you recommend?

Cement 😉 – if that doesn’t work you are welcome to try Mybulen.

Do you provide after care products?

Yes, all aftercare is included.

Do you have food and drink options available for clients at the studio?

We do not, but there are multiple shops within the area and many takeaway deliveries available. Donovan can however make a mean cuppa.