The Golden Tiki is an established tattoo brand with its roots in Johannesburg South Africa. Now in Ballito KZN, the tiki is hitting the beach. With over 30 years combined experience, we have 2 awesome artists heading up the shop – Ryan Busta Boltoon and Hilton Hobbs. We pride our work on clean linework, bold colours and soft grey shading. We are strict on our health and safety, keeping up to date with international standards. All tattoo styles are welcome and custom designs can be drawn up. Our studio is fun and relaxed taking in the kiff vibes from the ocean.
Ryan "Busta" Boltoon
Born and raised in Johannesburg, Busta has dedicated his life to art, bringing creativity and inspiration to the burgeoning South African tattoo industry. Having grown up in a creative home, Busta was able to embrace his individuality, artistic talents and passion for punk music.
Busta got the apprenticeship of his dreams at a well respected studio known for its incredible talents and work ethics. After qualifying as a tattoo artist, and filled with wanderlust, he made his way to the Mother City of Cape Town to explore life by the coast. With ever the gypsy heart, Busta moved back to Jozi and opened his very first shop, ‘The Lil Shop ‘o Horrors.’
Then came the studio that established Busta as a leader and innovator in the South African tattoo industry – The Golden Tiki. Busta has tattooed all over the world including America and Europe.
Hobbs is a South African tattoo artist and piercer. He has been tattooing & piercing for the past 16 years. Hilton tattooed in London for 8 years where he experienced some of the greatest tattoo conventions in the world, he has also mingled with the likes of Kat Von D, Ami James & Tim Henderix.