Established by Jason Macdonald in 1994 above the notorious Purple Turtle in Cape Town. A couple of years later, we moved to the hustle and bustle of Long Street, and 10yrs later we opened a second studio in Century City. Wildfire has become one of the powerhouses of tattooing and piercing in Cape Town.
Tattoos and Piercings at their finest. Safely expressing your strength and beauty.
We are unwavering in providing a clean environment and sticking to the highest modern safety standards possible. Constant training, research, and experimentation ensures that the staff is at the forefront of all fields of the business, be it in piercing techniques, aftercare methods, or technical knowledge of our jewelry. Our experienced and professional employees turn something painful into a pleasurable experience. We’ll help navigate our clients in the right direction when it comes to choosing the tattoo or piercing they have always dreamed of with as little blood, sweat, and tears as possible.
If you want to know more, find inspiration, or understand more, keep an eye on our pages for regular article updates and features on everything from health to style and more. We write blogs to keep you up-to-date, FAQs to keep you informed and news to keep you in the now. Check out our variety of offerings here below.
Keeping at the forefront of the industry, we try to keep up-to-date with trends, practices, regulations, and events around the world. Check out our Blog here.
Is tattooing or piercing your first love? Experience all that our local industry has to offer by keeping up-to-date with events in and around our city, as well as international conventions, exhibitions and more. Check out Wildfire Wiki here.
Getting your first tattoo is a big deal. Whether you’re going for something small or you’re jumping in at the deep end and getting a large piece – if it’s your first tattoo, you’re going to have questions. We’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions here and we recommend that you give them a read-through before your appointment. Check out FAQ here.
WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY
“This was the best tattoo experience I’ve ever had! Not only are the artists extremely talented, but they also make sure that you’re as comfortable as you can possibly be while getting your tattoo done. Shout out to the artist who totally made my experience amazing, ...Totally worth all the pain”
“I am not exaggerating when I say that I get at least one compliment a day... This tattoo is beyond vibrant, and downright shocks people that it is real. I’ve had people gather around me to stare at it and ooo and ahh countless times. It’s kind of nuts how often it happens!!”
“Jason was an awesome guy and made me feel so comfortable. My belly ring wasn’t painful at all, and I feel like Jason is super professional and friendly. Highly recommended for his service at Wildfire Tattoo in Long Street.”
“I love this place, can’t wait to come back for more.”
“The best in the business.”
“Very professional and caring.”
“I am very impressed with the excellent service! Definitely Recommend them to ANYONE!!”
“Definitely coming back for more piercings on the future.”
“The service was great, everyone is friendly and were very helpful with helping me make this decision easier!!!”
“Had all my piercings and tatts done here... It would be difficult to go anywhere else now. Very clean and very professional. I love it.”
Dawn Lynn Waldegrave
“Came in for a simple, impulsive small tattoo and was helped in 10 minutes. great work and good experience.”
“Great and friendly staff! Amazing work, so happy.”
“Really enjoyed my experience at Wildfire tattoo, good music, and good vibes.”
“Friendly staff from the front desk staff to the artists and excellent service.”
“I enjoyed every single moment being here. Such beautiful work! I am super stoked with the outcome”
Jamie Lee Nel
“Great service, fantastic staff, and amazingly skilled tattoo work. All-in-all, a place for anyone looking to get some high-quality ink done.”
“Wildfire is the place to be with the most skilled and fun artists.”
“I have had all my tattoos done at Wildfire and always walked out of there a happy customer. I can recommend them to anyone.”
“The staff was incredibly professional and friendly, I felt like I was in a safe place.”
Shanna Tiffany Allison
“I do most of my piercings there. They are the absolute best! Best service and ready for everything!! I absolutely love them. Will recommend them 1 000 000 times.”
“Professional, talented and so accommodating. Quick, (relatively) painless - I mean it is a piercing - and so informative. Wouldn’t consider going anywhere else. 10/10 would recommend.”
“I'm really pleased with every piercing I've ever gotten here. Brilliant piercer and brilliant place. I recommend them to anyone.”
“Was an Awesome time, staff and Artists were chilled and helpful in finalizing your next tattoo. I wasn’t rushed into making my decision. Thanks.”
“Been twice now and could not be happier. Excellent experience all around. Friendly and attentive staff. Will be back again for sure.”
Lube le R.
“Great work and prices... fantastic artist and awesome sense of humour... tattoos, piercings, and coffee!!! Couldn't ask for anything better.”
“Best Tattoo shop in Cape Town.”