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Black Rose Tattoos

Tarnia Arendse

Tarnia, 41 years old. Born in Joburg, lived a life of a gypsy, wherever she laid her hat was her home. Mother to 2 beautiful teenage boys, Matthew & Connor. 

Tarnia has been doing permanent make up for 14 years now, and tattooing for 5 years. She studied art since the start of school, her father saw her talent and guided her in the right direction. After finishing studying art at Cape College, she studied fine art & basically every other form of art.

Tattooing is something she wanted do since since the age of 16 years old.

Tattooing is not just art on your body. It is a memory, a life render and a form of healing.

Her kids drive her, her clients drive her. There is nothing more rewarding to her than seeing the face of a happy client and giving confidence back

Nathan Jooste

Nathan is the latest edition to Black Rose Tattoos. Nathan is 34 years old and a proud Dad to 3 children. 

Nathan has been tattooing for over 4 years. Nathan has always had a talent for art and studied graphic design, but never completed. Influenced by a friend, he started tattooing after which he taught himself. 

Nathan's wife is his biggest drive and critic, always trying to improve his skills and techniques, always pushing him to learn more, to know more and challenge himself. 

Nathan has a gentle soul and with that puts you at ease when being tattooed. 


'Talented & passionate, a true artist that brings out the sentiments & personality of who you are...Your body becomes her canvas & your emotions, feelings & auroras become her inspiration to create a masterpiece for you' - Lee-Ann Latchman

'The best in the business!!! She did the most beautiful tattoo for me which I absolutely love. Referred a friend & she also has the most beautiful tattoo done now!!!' - Sabina Du Plessis

Great Deals

Black Rose Tattoos 


  • TAP OUT session

Get tattooed for the day

R2 500


Couples get tattooed for the day

R3 000

Cancer Charity Drive


Black Rose Tattoos: Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign & Fundraiser

Event: 26 October

11am to late

R500 cancer ribbon tattoos

Award nominated comedian, an energetic MC and a former award nominated radio producer and presenter Mel Jones will be MC for the event.