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Best Tattoo Shops in Honolulu
2022

434 Tattoo

434 Tattoo

  • Body Art

434 Tattoo is a tattoo studio based in Honolulu. It takes on a wide range of tattoo styles and techniques, such as traditional Japanese Tebori, traditional American, colorwork, and tribal. It also offers hand-poked piercings, as well as temporary henna tattoos. It has been in business since 2003. 434 Tattoo’s owner and senior artist, Adam Siehr, is a member of the Alliance of Professional Tattoo artists and was once featured in the Oahu Gold Magazine.

434 Ena Road
Honolulu, HI 96815

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3 (Best)

Average Review Score:

4.7 / 5 ( Best)

Total Reviews:

166 (Best)

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Consistent (Best)

808 Tattoo

808 Tattoo

  • Traditional Tattoos

808 Tattoo is a tattoo studio operating in Hawaii for more than 15 years. The studio has gained a reputation in the industry over the years, and clients from near and far places get their tattoos from the Kaneohe-based shop. It is composed of artists with varying styles that allow clients to have a range of design choices. 808 Tattoo was a recipient of the Star Adviser’s People’s Choice award and Honolulu Pulse’s Best Tattoo Parlor of the Year award.

47-46 Kamehameha Highway
Kaneohe, HI 96744

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Average Review Score:

5 / 5 ( Best)

Total Reviews:

1 (Good)

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Consistent (Best)

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Responsiveness: A+

Friendliness: A+

Helpfulness: A+

Detail: A+

Bespoke

Bespoke

  • Traditional Tattoos
  • Neotraditional Tattoos

Located in Honolulu, Bespoke Tattoos focuses on providing one-of-a-kind, tailor-made tattoos that suit each client. Founded in 2011, the studio offers body piercing and tattoo services including cleaning and cover-ups. Bespoke Tattoos' artists largely cater to freehand techniques to execute styles such as Polynesian, Americana, Asian, and realism or portraiture. The studio also supports nonprofits, hosts art shows, and participates in tattoo conventions in Hawaii. Former customers have praised Bespoke Tattoos' clean environment and friendly atmosphere.

655 Ke’eaumoku Street
Honolulu, HI 96814

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1 (Good)

Average Review Score:

5 / 5 ( Best)

Total Reviews:

53 (Best)

Score Consistency:

Consistent (Best)

Chopstick Tattoo Hawaii

Chopstick Tattoo Hawaii

  • Traditional Tattoos
  • Portraits

Chopstick Tattoo Hawaii is a tattoo shop that serves clients in Honolulu. Its team is composed of six tattoo artists. Matt Cox specializes in custom tattoo designs that range from black and gray to color. Matte Hanson, meanwhile, has been tattooing since 2015 and draws inspiration from the occult when creating blackwork tattoos. Se Yeon "Christina" Choi, who was born in South Korea, prefers black and grey tattoos and works on neo Asian and anime designs.

1001 Waimanu Street
Honolulu, HI 96814

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Average Review Score:

5 / 5 ( Best)

Total Reviews:

12 (Better)

Score Consistency:

Consistent (Best)

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Detail: A+

Dragon Tattoo

Dragon Tattoo

  • Body Art
  • Traditional Tattoos

Based in Wahiawa, Dragon Tattoo is an “old school” tattoo studio, which boasts original designs from Lance McLain, who has been working with tattoos since the 1970’s. Specializing in classic American style, he frequently incorporates bold colors and strong, dark lines. Past clients have often appreciated the friendly service, cleanliness, and down-to-earth approach.

Wahiawa, HI 96786

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Electric Paradise Tattoo Waikiki

Electric Paradise Tattoo Waikiki

  • Piercings

Electric Paradise Tattoo Waikiki is a tattoo shop located at the heart of Waikiki and has been serving the Honolulu clientele since 2008. It specializes in fine-line, neo-traditional, script lettering, watercolor, and Polynesian design tattoos. The shop can work with clients to create custom tattoos as well. Electric Paradise prides itself in its aseptic techniques, ensuring tattoos are clean and equipment is sterilized. Aside from being a tattoo specialist, it also provides body piercing services and has a professional, in-house piercer.

2146 Kalakaua Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96815

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2 (Better)

Average Review Score:

4.6 / 5 ( Best)

Total Reviews:

142 (Best)

Score Consistency:

Consistent (Best)

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Responsiveness: A+

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Kai Smart Tattoo

Kai Smart Tattoo

  • Body Art
  • Traditional Tattoos

Catering to the people of Honolulu, Kai Smart Tattoo specializes in delicate and intricate body art styles of tattoos. Kai Smart is an artist who accommodates her clients at Blackcat Tattoo studio in the city and draws up designs in a wide range of tattoo styles. These include black and gray realism, fine line, mandala, and feminine tattoos. Her favorite themes involve elements from nature, such as flowers, insects, and birds.

111 Nuuanu Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96814

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Monarch Tattoo

Monarch Tattoo

  • Traditional Tattoos
  • Neotraditional Tattoos

Monarch Tattoo is a Hauula-based custom tattoo studio that serves the Honolulu area. It is founded by two artists, Laura and Mike Naylor, who create custom designs for clients. They also work on Polynesian tattoos which are drawn freehand, and they also provide clients with suggestions based on the designs they are requesting. The professionals accommodate same-day appointments. Former clients describe Monarch Tattoo's studio as clean and relaxing. Furthermore, its team is commended for being patient, accommodating, professional, and talented.

53-534 Kamehameha Highway
Hauula, HI 96717

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3 (Best)

Average Review Score:

4.8 / 5 ( Best)

Total Reviews:

190 (Best)

Score Consistency:

Consistent (Best)

Pacific Soul Tattoo

Pacific Soul Tattoo

Established in 2004, Pacific Soul Tattoo offers custom tattoos from a diverse and rotating staff of artists. The team of artists draws inspiration from the personality and beliefs of the customer, and many past clients have spoken about their high level of customer service, artistry, and professionalism. Their work has been featured in the Tatau: Marks of Polynesia exhibit at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles, CA.

Honolulu, HI 96814

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Rock Star Tattoo & Piercing

Rock Star Tattoo & Piercing

  • Traditional Tattoos

Rockstar Tattoo & Piercing has been offering body art services to the people of Honolulu and the rest of the Greater Waikiki area since 1999. Its professional tattoo artists can take on a wide array of styles, such as colorwork, black and gray realism, and watercolor. The shop also offers body piercing services and offers body jewelry. For the health and safety of customers, the staff of Rockstar Tattoo & Piercing are certified and adhere to strict sterilization practices.

841 McCully Street
Honolulu, HI 96826

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3 (Best)

Average Review Score:

4.8 / 5 ( Best)

Total Reviews:

183 (Best)

Score Consistency:

Consistent (Best)

Sacred Art Tattoo Waikiki

Sacred Art Tattoo Waikiki

  • Body Art
  • Piercings

Established in 1992, Sacred Art Tattoo is a custom tattoo and piercing studio located in Honolulu. Offering a wide variety of different tattoo designs and piercing options, they also frequently host guests artists and offer microdermal and various body piercings. They welcome both walk-ins and appointments and offer discounts to military personnel, groups, and kama’aina. Customers have frequently commented on their warm, professional, and clean atmosphere.

1831 Ala Moana Boulevard
Honolulu, HI 96815

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2 (Better)

Average Review Score:

4.8 / 5 ( Best)

Total Reviews:

383 (Best)

Score Consistency:

Consistent (Best)

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Responsiveness: A+

Friendliness: A+

Helpfulness: A+

Detail: A+

Smiling Devil

Smiling Devil

  • Traditional Tattoos
  • Piercings

Established in 1999, Smiling Devil has built its good reputation for quality tattoos and piercings in Honolulu. Its expert services include custom tattoos by appointments and a range of piercing services including ear, body, and facial piercings. With its professional service and comfortable atmosphere, Smiling Devil has developed a loyal customer base within the local community and good standing with travelers to the island. The shop has supported local artists and musicians and participated in local community events.

1407 Kalakaua Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96805

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2 (Better)

Average Review Score:

4.9 / 5 ( Best)

Total Reviews:

77 (Best)

Score Consistency:

Consistent (Best)

Soul Signature Tattoo

Soul Signature Tattoo

  • Traditional Tattoos

Soul Signature Tattoo opened its doors in Honolulu in 2004. Sua Suluape Toeutu'u Aisea, Joel Albanez, and Lucky Olelo are the studio's founders, each with creative specialties and more than a decade of experience in the business. Their team of artists is similarly inspired by different cultures and has been tattooing for years. They work on a multitude of styles, such as new tribal, contemporary Asian, Polynesian, Japanese, and American traditional designs. They accommodate consultations, appointments, and walk-ins.

1750 Kalakaua Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96826

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3 (Best)

Average Review Score:

4.8 / 5 ( Best)

Total Reviews:

459 (Best)

Score Consistency:

Consistent (Best)

Tattoolicious

Tattoolicious

  • Body Art

Tattoolicious is a tattoo studio that started in 2000 and caters to residents of Honolulu. It offers both traditional and customized options, with artists discussing design ideas and coloring before each session. This includes photorealistic portraits, large animal designs, floral images, and black-and-white tribal designs. Aside from its permanent staff of artists, Tattoolicious also hosts guest artists for limited sessions. The company primarily sets appointments for its customers, but it also allows walk-in sessions. Its past clients have praised the artists for being their talent, patience, and kindness.

1909 Ala Wai Boulevard
Honolulu, HI 96815

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2 (Better)

Average Review Score:

4.5 / 5 ( Best)

Total Reviews:

200 (Best)

Score Consistency:

Consistent (Best)

Victorian Tattoo

Victorian Tattoo

Victorian Tattoo is a tattoo and piercing studio located in Honolulu that employs a permanent staff of artists and frequently hosts guest artists. Working with a wide range of different tattoo styles, including Polynesian and full-color tattoos, they pride themselves on their high-level of customer satisfaction and comfortable atmosphere. Past customers have often commended them on their friendly staff and cleanliness.

Honolulu, HI 96815

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Working Class Tattoo Parlor

Working Class Tattoo Parlor

  • Body Art
  • Traditional Tattoos

Established in 2011, Working Class Tattoo Parlor is owned and operated by tattoo artist, Steven Lam. Based in Honolulu, his studio approaches their art with a basis in traditional tattoo techniques with an infusion of his unique, contemporary style. His clients have frequently remarked on his sound artistic sense, comforting manner, and professional attitude.

Honolulu, HI 96816

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