Honolulu >Tattoolicious Hawaii Tattoo & Body Piercing
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!
Best on Oahu!. 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!
Best Tattoo and Piercing Shop on Oahu!. 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.
Best Ink in Oahu.
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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Going back again!!!. 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!
Tourists Beware; last minute cancellations..
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.
Awesome shop!. 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!
Awesome... Tattoolicious is simply awesome.. 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.
Best Tattoo parlor in O'ahu. 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!
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