Honolulu, Hawaii has a rich tattoo history. Featuring shops such as Soul Signature Tattoo & Art Studio, Tattoo Licious, Blackcat Tattoo Studio, Skin Deep Tattooing, and Working Class Tattoos, Honolulu is a great destination if you’re looking for some new ink. With a population of around 375,000, there are lots of potential customers for the parlors in town. Yelp currently lists 70 different shops when searching for “tattoo” in Honolulu. Google Places lists 99 different tattoo shops in the Honolulu area, which shows how competitive the city truly is. Blackcat Tattoo Studio currently boasts one of the largest selections of artists in the area, listing the following artists on their site: Richie Lucero, Shay Haas, Josh Wrede, Marie Makowski, Jose Morales, Steve Von Riepen, and Simon Halpern. When doing research for your artist, we suggest not paying too much attention to price because quality is much more important when you’re going to be living with the artwork for the rest of your life.
By Josh Schonwald