1909 Ala Wai Blvd Ste C1, Honolulu, HI 96815
Tattoolicious Hawaii Tattoo & Body Piercing
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Parking: Garage, Validated
Wheelchair Accessible: No
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03/21/2011Provided by Citysearch -
I'd been wanting a cover up for a while for a bad tattoo done at a tattoo party when I was 21. My husband and I were celebrating our 10-year annniversary in Oahu and decided that a tattoo would be the perfect way to commemorate our trip.
I looked up reviews online and found several top-rated shops. We visited one, but didn't get any warm fuzzies. Hit Tattoolicious next. The receptionist wasn't so impressive. She seemed preoccupied with the computer and wasn't real friendly but was polite enough. I felt we had to dig information out of her. I decided I was here for a tattoo, and that I'd base my decision on the artists and the online reviews, not the woman at the counter. We returned later that day, met Andy King, and made an appointment for the next day. When we showed up, he'd drawn a great picture of a hibiscus. From the get go, he was very nice, precise, gentle hand. Everything you'd want. I was thrilled by how little it hurt and even more thrilled with the result of the tattoo. I'd had 2 other small tattoos by different artists back home, and both tattoos had developed deep scabs and ended up looking like crap. I told Andy about this, and he obviously took care because his tattoo healed beautifully! Hardly any peeling, no scabbing whatsoever, bright beautiful colors, and no trace of the old tattoo. Hubby even saw several women point out my tattoo to their guy while out shopping saying they liked it. Everything about the whole experience (receptionist aside) was fabulous! I'd recommend Andy (I believe he's one of the newer artists there) to anyone wanting a tattoo, especially someone who's never had one and is afraid of the pain. He did great! Will plan on bringing relatives there when we return next year! Thank you, Andy!
01/25/2011Provided by Citysearch -
First ever tattoo. The staff answered all my questions without making me feel stupid. Alex was the artist who worked on me. Great guy! Funny, patient, and his detailed work is amazing! Explained the procedure throughout. I'm thoroughly pleased with the end result and am proud to show off my ink! If you're in Oahu and find yourself thinking about getting a tattoo, especially for the first time, this place is the one to check out!
12/02/2010Provided by Citysearch -
Visited every tattoo shop in Honolulu. The Tattoolicious staff made me the most comfortable. Terrific artists. I've had 7 tattoos done here and 4 ear piercings. I wouldn't go anywhere else in Hawaii for ink or piercing. A very roomy waiting area and large selection of jewelry.
08/04/2010Provided by Citysearch -
Sean and the Tattoolicious family of artist are sweet they are very welcoming no attitudes and they genuinely enjoy what they do and it shows. Original designs and great collaboration with the artist is key in a great Tattoo and in the Three day's of Ink I got, I saw amazing work and a great atmosphere from all the artist and staff. Mucho Mahalo's for the ridiculous work Sean I look forward to my next visit!
I love the folks here at Tattoolicious, they've accommodated my wishes for body art on each visit. I love the fact that the tattoo artists here have the ability to draw designs directly onto my body not using stencils, therefore my tattoo's are truly unique and no one has one like any of mine. To me that means a lot.
Turning my kids into fans as well. While Kristof was working on me, the owner was able to squeeze my girl in for a piercing.
No trip to Oahu is complete without a visit to Tattooalicious. If you are into body art, this is the place to visit. The trip to the shop to put down a deposit is kind of an inconvenience but knowing that I'm coming back to the Island on a relatively regular basis, I just leave a deposit on the books and phone for an appointment.
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I had an amazing experience. I made it to my appointment a minute late but I told them that traffic was so bad. It really was and we had never been to the place before. Mia was able to take my appointment because the girl that was going to do mine was on personal leave. She made it so comfortable. Gave me some pointers so that it would look its best. She drew it up right away and had it done. Its my first tattoo ever and she made it fun. Even my husband who hates needles was able to stand with me the entire time and watch her do the tattoo. Now he wants one. Definitely going back to Tattoolicious to get my next tattoo. Before we move out of the island I have to go back. Great service plus the place looks awesome!
03/12/2010Provided by Citysearch -
t is now 1:55 on the day of my appointment. I would have left in one hour to go to my consult. I just got a phone call canceling because of overbooking. I made this appointment over a week ago. My schedule is very tight because I have a child who is special needs. I was disrespected, insulted and told I was being unreasonable.
Of course I am upset and being told ""that's the nature of this business"" does not cut it for me. I am expected to be on time for my appointment, why isn't the same expected of Tattoolicious? I was also told ""well, it's just a consult."" A consult was what was recommended to me by their staff. Couldn't they have called any sooner than two hours before my appointment? I see that they treat their customers with money in hand better than any future clients.
I was prepared to come in, talk about my tattoo and make any deposit necessary. I have friends who were planning on getting tattoos from you guys whom I will discourage from seeing Tattoolicious.
To say I am disappointed is an understatement. Since I don't plan on hearing any kind of apology from them given the attitude of the person I talked to, I will not be giving them a second chance.
This could have been handled far better than it was on the part of their staff and to treat me in such a manner is not only rude, it's unacceptable. Insults are not necessary nor is disrespect. I did not insult or degrade or accuse anyone of being ""unreasonable."" I did not yell. I was polite while on the phone with this representative of Tattoolicious.
I will not be giving any of my money to such a business nor will I be recommending Tattoolicious to anyone in the future.
Just warning any future clients, your ""appointment"" may be mysteriously canceled at the last minute due to ""overbooking"". Tourists on a tight time budget should be especially aware.
04/24/2009Provided by Citysearch -
My husband and I just returned from Hawaii on Wednesday. While we were there, I wanted to commemorate our trip as well as celebrate the end of my breast cancer treatment, so I decided to get a tattoo. Before we left for Hawaii, I googled for tattoo shops in Honolulu and found Tattoolicious. The reviews were fantastic and their website has portfolios for each of the artists there. I decided that I wanted Heather to do my tattoo. I met with her to discuss my design and to just meet her. Heather was fantastic. Not only did she do an absolutely beautiful job on my tattoo, she even came in 2 hours before her shift started to fit me in. This shop is fantastic! Everyone I met there was super nice. Heather rocks! She's a great artist and talked to me the whole time, to keep my mind off things. Mahalo!
01/20/2009Provided by Citysearch -
2008 was a lousy year. My husband of 20 years passed away suddenly, I lost my job for the first time in my 22 year career in real estate, and I was scammed out of every penny I had and didn't have. It was a tough year, but I survived and now my life has turned around for the better. To commemorate surviving 2008, as a statement about myself and to myself, I decided to get my first tattoo... even though I have a profound fear of needles. After googling local tattoo shops, I came across Tattoolicious and I was impressed by the reviews I read and the artwork on their website. I met with Sean, whose artwork I particularly liked, for my initial consultation and he was more than warm, supportive, and encouraging. At my appointment a couple of weeks later, he went out of his way to ease my fears and he explained everything he was going to do. 3 hours later, I had a gorgeous full color koi fish tattoo with black kanji characters on my right shoulder. There was even an apprentice who took pictures of my tattoo as it progressed. My experience with Sean and Tattoolicious' front desk staff was soooo positive that I am booking another session to have a lotus flower and more kanji on my left shoulder. Go to Tattolicious. They are simply awesome.
01/09/2009Provided by Citysearch -
Recently, my girlfriend and I vacationed to the beautiful island of O'ahu. During our 9 day stay, we decided that to top off the already fantastic vacation we were having, we agreed that we both wanted to get tattoos. Being complete new-comers to Hawai'i, the only places we really knew about going were that along the main strip of Waikiki Beach. As we were walking along the strip, we came across Electric Tattoo, if I remember the name correctly. If not, it was the tattoo parlor near the Bank of Hawai'i. We walked in and were completely appalled with the service we were encountering--cold, mean. Not the ""Aloha"" spirit we were used to. It was soon thereafter that we came across the Best of O'ahu books, and found a 10% discount for Tattoolicious. We called, found out where it was, and headed on down. As soon as we walked in, we felt an overwhelming wave of friendliness, care, and overall love for the work that they do. The parlor was absolutely stunning with immaculate art work portrayed, showing the true character for what they represented--a tattoo parlor that took their work seriously. Every single person we met there was unlike the stereotypical tattoo artist, and went the extra mile to make you feel comfortable about getting unremovable ink on your body. Sean McCready was our tattoo virtuoso, and also, if I'm correct, the owner of Tattoolicious. The man did such remarkable work with not only our tattoos, but also in his friendly way of speaking. Something as painful as getting needles jabbed into your skin to create art was nothing more than the touch of a child creating a finger painting simply because being tattooed himself, he seemed to understand the pain one must endure to get through such a process, and would keep you talking to take your mind off of the pain, and would stop at any moment and not make you feel like a sissy. Living roughly 12 hours away from Hawai'i, I was anxious to get back home to Maine and write of my experience. GO THERE!
12/17/2008Provided by Citysearch -
Tattoolicious is the best tattoo shop I've ever been to. My new tattoo is awesome!! I can't wait to get back home to the UK and show everyone! Highly higly recommended. If you're in Honolulu Tattoolicious is the place to go for a tat. I hope to go back for another one soon! Mahalo Jason!
08/10/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I got my first tattoo ever here. The place was very clean and the staff was extremely friendly and helpful. I met with Heather who was FANTASTIC! I knew a general idea of what I wanted and with my consultation with her, she helped tweek the idea into something perfect. On tattoo day, she was so friendly and so understanding about my fear of getting it done. She explained the whole process, what I would feel, what was to happen, etc and she was right on target. She kept up conversation to help keep my mind off of everything and when she was done, I couldn't have been more pleased. It was BEAUTIFUL!!! The price was also the cheapest in Honolulu!!! I highly recommend Heather and Tattoolicious whether it's your first or 10th tattoo.
07/05/2008Provided by Citysearch -
11 years ago when in Hawaii I wanted to get a tattoo as a reminder of my trip there and I decided not to get one after all, I always regretted that decision after returning home. Going back there in 2008 I decided that I would not allow the same regret so I set out to find the right place to acquire my Hawaiian souvenir. There were many sites to choose from in Waikiki but there was only one place for me, Tattolicious! Not only was it the cleanest Tattoo place I had ever been to they were very helpful to all of my questions and concerns!
I would highly recommend them to everyone looking for a safe clean place to acquire body art! I am very pleased with the overall experience and the finished product that I look forward to returning to them someday for more! Jason was the artist that did my work and all I can say is Jason you rock bro! If you're looking for a tattoo in Waikiki there is only one place to look, Tattolicious!
12/29/2007Provided by Citysearch -
HUNT & HUNTINGTON tattoo shop on Kuhioi Ave Waikiki is the worst shop I've been to.
I had a tattoo done when I arrived on the island of Oahu and had a small item included in the design which was this exact size...""o"" < < exact size.
A few weeks later I decided I didn't want it and I went in to have it colored in. First I was asked IF I LIVE HERE OR NOT...being a snowbird it soon became apparent I received the special TOURIST PRICE because they wanted their minimum of $140.00 dollars to color (one color) the cirlce in. I checked all over town and the highest minimum I could find was $60.00
The artist who did the original tattoo never spoke one word during the process except to mumble a grunt whan asked a question. This lack of customer interaction...the super expensive minimum to fix such a small item and their total lack of concern for customer service appears to be based on the concept of ""Gouge n' wave bye bye to tourists""
Highly recommended to stay away from this place. My two friends and I have lots of ink left to get and it will certainly NOT be at this shop.
08/16/2007Provided by Citysearch -
I was in hawaii tattoo shop and this place was awesome. The tattoo waikiki shops were not all the best I've seen until I went to this waikiki tattoo shop. Man, artists were cool at Tattoolicious and the tattoos were awesome. Next time in a tattoo hawaii shop I'm going to Tattoolicious. Also, the hawaii piercing here is great! I got my tounge pierced and it was very clean and basically no pain. Next time I'm in hawaii for a tattoo I'm going to Tattoolicous. Very clean and professional. I highly recommend!
07/24/2007Provided by Citysearch -
Before going to Honolulu on business, I checked out the Tattoo licious website and was impressed by Amy's portfolio. They took my appointment by phone and the experience was great. This was my fourth tattoo in as many shops, but this was by far the best work and atmosphere of any of them. Amy is an amazing artist and a great person. She is very knowledgeable and easy to work with while designing the tattoo. The shop is very clean and all of the staff are exceptionally friendly (especially Sean and Jason). Prices are very reasonable too. I cannot recommend Amy and Tattoolicious enough. I would definitely go back again.
08/11/2006Provided by Citysearch -
I decided to get a tattoo while recently in Waikiki. I have a couple other small ones, and my friend wanted a small one too, so we visited a couple of shops in the area and did some online researching. I chose Tattoolicious because the shop was open and clean, and it seemed more like a hip salon or spa than like some of the more old-school sailor or biker tattoo places you find in other areas (there is an Aveda salon in the space too). Not that those types of shops are bad, but Tattoolicious' space was more inviting for me.
We made our appointments and came back a few days later for the tattoos. My artist, Sean, helped me work out a great design that he drew up for me. He was unfailingly kind, polite, and knowledgeable. If I choose to get another tattoo, I'd go back to Tattoolicious and/or Sean without a second thought. The space was clean, I was comfortable there, and Sean was terrific.
06/03/2006Provided by Citysearch -
I recently went on vacation to the island of Oahu and I wanted to get my first tattoo.I did not know what shop would be the safest and make me feel most comfortable.I opened up a Best of Oahu magazine and there was Tattoolicious!!They had a 10% off coupon for tattoos so I decided to check them out.The second I walked in,I was blown away by their beautiful shop and the impeccable sincerity of their employees. The front desk staff answered my every question and the artist that tattooed me,Sean, went over the extensive sterilization process with me and he listened to my every comment I had and he designed my tattoo around my exact directions.When I was finished,I had a beautiful tattoo that was EXACTLY what I always dreamed.I would definitely recommend them to anyone who wants to get a tattoo in Hawaii and have a positive experience.
03/13/2006Provided by Citysearch -
I got a tattoo at this parlor on March 11th, 2006. When I called for info/appointment the receptionist blew me off. I had to call the next day and talk to someone compitent to get the info I needed. My tattooist was talented and fast, but she didn't draw up something custom for me like I wanted. She also didn't seem to care when I asked her to give me a break. She also told me that I could not have color in my tattoo because it was too small, which I later found out was untrue. I recieved very little information on how to take care of my tattoo. I had to look that information up online. However! I think this was just a fluke, because everyone else seemed great and the place was gorgeous and clean. Overall I'd go back again, I'd just get a different artist.