Welcome to Alpha Assassin

Tattoo Parlor
In Hillcrest

About Us

Alpha Assassin Tattoo is an established custom tattoo shop located in Hillcrest, South Africa.
We have a very warm and welcoming atmosphere which equates to a peaceful and serene tattoo experience. Each step of the tattoo process is important and will be attended to with the utmost professionalism and care. We offer a wide variety of different styles and pride ourselves on the quality and versatility of our work, as well as giving our customers the best advice driven by over 20 years of experience.
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A tattoo is a personal expression... Graham could take my idea and instructions and created an artwork. His talent and professionalism is unmatched. I will definitely be back for more. He reignited a fire. Can rate him as one of the best in SA.

Braam Loubser, 12 August 2017

Fantastic work done by Graham. Absolutely love the art work and fine detail.

Crystal Dreyer, 11 March 2017

My experience with Graham at Alpha Assassin tattoo shop has been unforgettable. He is truly an artist of the highest quality. His work is so precise that I get Goosebumps looking at it. His work provides you with the feeling you get when you know you are a part of something special.

Chris Louw, 5 December 2015

Thank you so far one of the most talented tattoo artist around. Attention to detail is on another level. Graham is very professional and his experience shows without a doubt.

Marelize Rodger, 1 July 2017


  • Graham

    Owner of, and tattoo artist at Alpha Assassin, I have been tattooing for 23 years. My style of Tattooing is Graphic with very detailed line work. Graham
  • Mimi

    The Alpha Angel and resident body piercer. Whether you want more piercings, new jewelry, or need some advise, Mimi is the person to chat to for all your piercing needs. Mimi

Alpha Assassin Tattoo Studio – Policies, Terms, and Conditions:

  • Right of admission reserved.
  • Customers are expected to conduct themselves in a respectful manner at all times. If your behavior causes undue stress or offense to Alpha Assassin Tattoo staff or clients, you may be asked to leave the premises.
  • No food allowed in the studio.
  • No children allowed in the studio.
  • Under 18s will not be tattooed.
  • Under 18s to be accompanied by a parent or guardian for piercings. Please note that not all piercings are available to minors.
  • We reserve the right to ask for ID.
  • We reserve the right not to tattoo any offensive, racial, or discriminatory tattoos.
  • We reserve the right not to tattoo or pierce you if we believe you are under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  • We reserve the right not to tattoo or pierce you if you are sick.
  • We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone at the studio’s discretion.
  • We reserve the right to stop the tattoo at any time during the tattoo process if we deem it necessary.
  • We reserve the right to not tattoo designs that do not meet our minimum standards and are not appropriate to tattoo. This includes designs and lettering/fonts/handwritten lettering and fonts that do not meet recommended minimum size requirements.
  • We reserve the right to not tattoo high wear areas. High wear areas include, but are not limited to, fingers, hands, feet, toes, behind ears, and ears. Alpha Assassin Tattoo takes no responsibility for any damage to the tattoo such as ink loss, fading, drop out, and any other damage resulting from tattoos applied to these high wear areas.
  • No artwork will be allowed to leave the studio in any form until the piece is completed.
  • All custom designs remain the property of Alpha Assassin Tattoo until the piece is completed, and paid for, in full.

Booking Terms and Conditions:

  • All appointments require a deposit (booking fee) to be paid in cash in studio.
  • No artwork or designing will commence without a deposit.
  • The deposit is used to secure your appointment slot and is deductible from the cost of your tattoo.
  • If you do not show up for your appointment, your deposit is forfeit. To reschedule, you will need to pay a new deposit.
  • If you change your design you may be liable for a new deposit if work has been started on your design.
  • If your tattoo requires multiple sessions, your deposit will be held until the final session.
  • The studio requires at least 48 hours’ notice to reschedule an appointment without forfeiting your deposit.
  • The studio requires at least 48 hours’ notice to cancel an appointment.
  • The studio reserves the right to charge a cancellation fee, regardless of when the appointment is cancelled, which may be equal to the deposit.
  • The cancellation fee is dependent on the notice period, whether artwork had been started on, and whether the studio was able to fill your appointment slot.
  • Please note that that our quotations are estimates only based on information provided by you. While we endeavour to be as accurate as possible when quoting, the final cost of the tattoo may be different than the original estimate.

Gift Voucher Terms and Conditions:

  • Gift vouchers entitle the holder to services equal to the value stated on the card.
  • Gift vouchers may not be exchanged (wholly or partly) for cash.
  • If the value of the service exceeds that of the gift voucher, the holder will be required to pay for the difference in price in cash on the day of their appointment.
  • If the value of the gift voucher exceeds the value of the service(s) selected by the holder, the balance will be noted on the gift card and can be used at another time.
  • Gift vouchers, or their remaining balance after a partial redemption, are valid for 3 years from date of purchase noted on the gift card.
  • The holder of the gift voucher needs to be at least 18 years of age to be tattooed. ID may be requested at the studio’s discretion.
  • Should the holder of the gift voucher be under the age of 18 years, they will need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian to redeem their voucher for piercings. Please note that not all piercings are available to minors.
  • Vouchers cannot be redeemed for tattoos by a minor, even with parental consent.
  • Please inform the studio if you plan to use a voucher when making your appointment.
  • A cash deposit will still be required to secure your (tattoo) appointment. If the value of the gift voucher is the same as, or exceeds, the services you have booked, your cash deposit will be returned to you on the day of your appointment.
  • Studio, and Booking terms and conditions (above) apply.

Alpha Assassin Tattoo


Shop 134 Oxford Village,
9 Old Main Road,
Hillcrest, Kwazulu Natal,

T: 031 765 2716
C: 071 538 9633

Alpha Assassin Tattoo


View some of Alpha Asassin’s work below in the following categories: Polynesian, Geometrical, Tribal, Cover Ups, and Custom.







Cover Ups



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Our Studio

Alpha Assassin can be found at Shop 134 Oxford Village, 9 Old Main Road, Hillcrest, KwaZulu-Natal, 3610. Feel free to pop in any time!

What some of our clients have to say

“Awesome place, awesome people, excellent service and exceptional quality.”
– Dylan Box, 21 May 2017

“Very clean shop. With a great funky atmosphere. I Personally feel that Graham will not just put a tattoo on me for the money. He gives the best possible advice. He also takes your body size, shape and muscle lines into consideration before tattooing. His experience really shows when he talks and advises on designing a tattoo. Graham is just a Genius.”
– Brenden Moodley, 21 June 2017

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Feel free to contact us on 0715389633 or drop us a mail at:

Custom Artwork

Before any artwork can be started, you will need to come to the shop for a free consultation to discuss the concept, size, and placement of your piece.
During the consultation, we will take the time to get the required information from you for your tattoo.
The process of designing a custom piece is made much smoother if you come in with an idea of what you want, and bring along some examples of art you have seen and liked.
By discussing with us what you want, and what you like about each of the examples, we will be left with a good idea of what you are looking for, and will endeavor to create a unique and original piece of art for you.
You will be called back to comment on the piece, and to request any changes.
Once the piece is ready, an appointment for your first session can be made.

It is important to note that a lot of the Polynesian work is drawn directly onto your body with a marker before tattooing, as the natural contours of your body make stencils problematic. Even though stencils may not be used, we will still present you with a completed piece of art so you know exactly what you are getting.

Please note:
Due to demand, and the amount of work that goes into prepping a piece of work, a deposit is required to secure your place in the queue.

No artwork will be started without a deposit.
The deposit is deducted from the final cost of your tattoo.
Should you change your mind, the deposit is non-refundable if artwork has been started.

Works in Progress