For his violent and sexual offending Rotorua tattooist Jamie Dean Keremete has been jailed for 13 and a half years.
Keremete, 43, was sentenced in the High Court at Rotorua today by Justice Matthew Palmer who said he was not fully convinced Keremete had fronted up to his actions.
"You have serious anger management problems, which you take out on women," he told Keremete.
It will be six years and nine months before Keremete is eligible to apply for parole.
In February a jury found Keremete guilty of seven offences involving two former partners and he pleaded guilty to intentionally damaging a car belonging to one of them.
He was acquitted of a further 13 charges.
Sentencing Keremete, Justice Palmer said Keremete was controlling and jealous towards women.
Out of his "appalling" list of 61 previous convictions, 31 were for violence involving women, Justice Palmer said.
He said a pre-sentencing report indicated Keremete posed a high risk of reoffending and needed to rationalise his actions. It mentioned evidence Keremete gave of considering himself to be a victim of a conspiracy by the victims and police.
"I accept you want to change but you will only do that if you accept what you have done," Justice Palmer told Keremete.
The judge said that on his release Keremete needed all the support his family could give him if he were to face up to the demons that drove his behaviour.
"Otherwise it will not stop the cycle of violence passing it down to the next generation, your children Mr Keremete."
He recapped trial evidence that Keremete had confronted one of his victims with a Samurai sword, threatening to cut her head off.
The other victim had told of the pain he caused her over a six to eight-hour period as being as if she'd given birth.
The charges Keremete was sentenced on were two of unlawful sexual connection, one of intentional injury, one of assaulting a female, one of threatening to kill, one of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and two of intentional damage, one of which he admitted during his trial.