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 then 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.com
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 expression 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.
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.