I have done all of the research I believe anyone would do if they were going to put something on their body for the rest of their lives. My search lead me through every tattoo shop on the east side of Oahu, Kailua, to a shop properly named "Aloha Tattoo". The trend I saw in all of the shops, was the same tired, photo copied design sheets in flip racks and arranged on the walls. Same people that didn't look like they had been tattooing very long. Maybe getting tattooed the...view moren decided to try their hand at it, and threw a shop together. I went into Aloha tattoo and could see instantly, this shop stands out from the rest. It was evident that every design sheet on the wall was an original, drawn by hand. I knew there was going to be no "false advertising" because if they could draw it and display it, they could tattoo it. Tim Goodrich has two huge leather bound portfolios full of designs to show for the sixteen years he has been tattooing, as well as the other two artists at the shop. The other artist, Anthony Hunter, has been tattooing for eighteen years and his portfolio reflects a long tattoo career also. If I were to sum it up, these guys are in the oldest tattoo shop on the windward side of Oahu, and have the most experience out of every shop on this side of the island. Clean, cool, friendly, and very creative. Come check out the best tattoo shop on the island or see their website www.alohatattoo.comview less
Aloha Tattooing Co
When it comes to quality tattooing, we don't f*@#! around.
- General Info:
The Original Aloha Tattoo. In fact, the only shop on the planet with any business calling itself "Aloha Tattoo". We are the original in Hawaii.
We do all styles of tattooing, custom or off the walls, full body piercing, and dermal anchors. We keep our prices realistic, and take great care of our customers.
Aloha is just a plain old fun spot to be and the epitome of tattoo joint. Great tattoo unforgettable experience! Still going strong after twenty years.
- Aloha Tattoo Brand!
- Payment method:
- all major credit cards
We are directly across the street from the Kailua Elementary School and the public library.
Aloha Tattoo Co
- Body Piercing, Tattoos
- Other Information:
Parking: Street, Lot, Private
Bike Parking: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
By Appointment Only: No
Look for the blue neon dolphins in the window and you know you have found the best tattoo shop in Hawaii. I did my research by actually going into EVERY shop in Kaneohe and in Kailua. Attitudes in most shops, tired repetitive photo-copied designs...how do you pick a tattoo shop if they all have the same selection of designs bought online? Well, I walked into a cozy little shop by the beach in kailua, and the first thing I noticed was the tattoo designs were all different. Really co...view moreol tattoos drawn by hand and placed on a black background tells me, these guys didn't buy this stuff on line. Tim Goodrich drew most of it and the other two guys, Aka Akamai, and Anthony Hunter drew a large portion of the Hawaiian Tribal Tattoo designs. Shop around by looking at the portfolios. Each artist had more than one portfolio to show off their tattoos. Custom tattooing or cute little girly tattoos, this place has it. Great attitudes and great prices. I felt like I got a good deal and had some cash left over. Tip these guys! I found the website alohatattoo dot comview less
I always come here. Small tattoo shop in Hawaii that is a hidden treasure. Full of great art on display and excellent artists. I got my last tattoo by Tim Goodrich and I always get compliments. The detail is amazing and it is exaclty what I wanted. Couldn't be more pleased. I would highly recommend Aloha Tattoo to anyone.
Aloha Tattoo is hands down the best tattoo shop I have been to on Oahu. I got my first tattoo done by Tim Goodrich and I was totally pleased with his work. When I walked in the shop, I wasn't completely sure what I was looking to get done, but I had a few ideas in my head. Tim sat down with me and drew up a design that I loved. He took the ideas I gave him, but added so much more that I would have never even though of. He is an amazing artists and great with details. I love my tattoo!
The shop is the oldest and strongest on the windward side of Oahu. Been here for over twenty years and that is land mark status. Come in and experience a real old school tattoo parlor with the latest state of the art techniques. Tim Goodrich, Anthony Hunter, and Nathaniel Davis are the artists, covering old school color, photo realistic portraits, and polynesian tattooing by a REAL HAWAIIAN. We offer full body piercing from innocent to exotic, and dermal implants as well! Handsome...view more crew, and great attitudes, Aloha Tattoo is number one in my book!view less
It's been there for 20 years! Everytime I have come to Kailua on vacation, this tattoo parlor has been open and rocking! Aloha is one of the longest standing businesses in Kailua, and definatley the oldest tattoo shop on the windward side of Oahu. I think it is safe to call Aloha Tattoo a land mark. The shop is completely staffed with a crew of tattoo artists, each with over 15 years professional tattooing under their belts. The level of quality, attention to detail, and artistic ...view moreexpression is second to none. The new website is www.alohatattoocompany.com. See the crews work for yourself, and get on the phone or email them for a tattoo, piercing, shirt, or an original piece of artwork.view less