Japanese Tattoo Sunshine Coast

The ‘Tiny House’ of Classic Japanese Tattooing

Established in 2021, Wabori House is a private tattoo studio by Eli Ferguson, dedicated to Japanese style tattooing.

Having lived and worked in Japan, Eli gained invaluable learnings of a culture that is as complex as it is beautiful, not only in tattooing but also in regards to the Japanese way of life. He wanted to bring a small piece of this to the Sunshine Coast.

Eli’s aim is to cultivate a community on the Sunshine Coast who can appreciate and wear large scale classic Japanese tattoos or ‘horimono’.

Japanese Tattooing Sunshine Coast

At Wabori House, our tattoo artists specialise in large-scale Japanese Tattooing.

Private Studio

Wabori House is a private tattoo studio dedicated to Japanese style tattooing. The studio is a ‘tiny house’ on wheels and was custom designed with a Japanese feel.

Tranquil Japanese inspired studio

Located on private property in the leafy hinterland suburb of Ilkley / Eudlo. Just 15 minutes from Buderim, or 20 minutes from Mooloolaba.

Easy access and parking

Find us on Google Maps! When you arrive, follow the signs to the allocated parking spaces, then walk down the stairs and along the pathway to the tattoo studio.

Lunch breaks in the hinterland

Sitting for the day? Please bring lunch. There are no shops within walking distance but we have an outdoor area for lunch and breaks.

Japanese Tattoo Specialists

Tattooer Eli Ferguson (Hori Iirai 彫偉雷) built Wabori House in 2021, but he has been in the industry for a decade. His speciality is large-scale Japanese tattoos, custom designed to fit the wearer.

Bookings by Appointment Only

The private atmosphere in the beautiful Sunshine Coast hinterland allows Eli to focus on producing the highest quality tattoos. We do not accept walk ins. Please make a booking here.

Highest quality, expert tattooing

Eli has lived and worked in Japan. He studied under Irezumi Master Ichi Hatano in Tokyo. This dedication earned Eli the Traditional Japanese Tattooist name of 彫偉雷 ‘HORI IIRAI’ - a title given to him by Ichi San.

10+ Years Experience

Eli has spent the last 10+ years working in bustling tattoo studios across Australia and Japan including Seventh Circle Studio, Foundry Tattoo, Melbourne Tattoo Co. and Ichi Tattoo Tokyo to name a few.


Sunshine Coast Hinterland

37 Sara Place
Ilkley QLD 4554

Bookings By Appointment Only

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Our books are now open to new clients. Please book an obligation-free consult to discuss your ideas.

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Please agree to the cancellation policy. I understand that I must pay a $200 non-refundable deposit to secure an appointment, once dates have been discussed. If you cancel or reschedule within 48 hours of your appointment, this deposit is forfeited.*