Laurels

Best Tattoo Artists
in Honolulu
2021

Why These Tattoo Artists?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored Honolulu Tattoo Artists on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 2. Qualifications

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 4. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Read more about our selection process

434 Tattoo

Located in Honolulu, 434 Tattoo is an award-winning, custom tattoo parlor, which specializes in Japanese-style tattoos. Multiple recipients of the Custom Tattoo Studio of the Year award by Consumer Business Review, they are members of the Alliance of Professional Tattooists and the National Tattoo Association. Priding themselves on high-quality work and customer service, clients have frequently commented that they’re very professional and creative.

Honolulu, HI 96815

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Kai Smart Tattoo

Located in Honolulu, Kai Smart provides custom tattoos, specializing in ornamental, fine-line and feminine art. Recognized as one of the best artists in Honolulu by the Honolulu Times, she takes pride in her precision and comforting style. Her past clients have often applauded her artistic ability and her friendly attitude. Kai's rate is $150/hour, but can be lower depending on the size and complexity of the tattoo.

Honolulu, HI 96814

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Rock Star Tattoo

Since 1999, Rock Star Tattoo has been providing tattoos and piercings in the greater Waikiki area. All artists are certified and adhere to strict sterilization practices. They offer a vast array of different types of tattoos and carry the largest assortment of body jewelry in Honolulu. Additionally, they are currently one of the only studios offering laser tattoo removal, performed by a certified technician and operator.

Honolulu, HI 96815

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Smiling Devil

Open since 1999, Smiling Devil is a Honolulu-based tattoo and piercing studio, which strives to provide professional service in a comfortable environment. Focused on providing quality service at a reasonable price, they offer discounts to military and students and welcome walk-ins. They also support their local community by supporting local artists and musicians and host various concerts and events.

Honolulu, HI 96805

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Soul Signature Tattoo & Art Studio

Started in 2004, Soul Signature Tattoo & Art Studio is a family-friendly studio based in Oahu, which accepts walk-ins and appointments. Drawing inspiration from different styles and cultures, they pride themselves on their artistic, spiritual, and professional approach to tattoo art. Featured in various publications and television programs, they have also been praised by their clients for their friendly, knowledgeable, and accommodating approach.

Honolulu, HI 96814

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