About Us

South Shore Ink opened its doors in December of 2011 in Kapahulu, a trendy local community that is well known for its many fine eateries and specialty boutique shops. A small, but clean and comfortable tattoo shop, South Shore Ink is conveniently located adjacent to...
Dragon Tattoo Mythology

Dragon Tattoo Mythology

Dragon tattoos have always been a popular choice but what exactly do they mean?  What do they stand for?  They mean different things to different people.  Despite their negative reputation in the West, in the Eastern tradition they are often considered to be symbols...

Do It Yourself Tattoos

Recently, I read about Do It Yourself Tattoo kits available on the internet.  The kits come with ink and a tattoo gun.  But before you cancel your next tattoo appointment and opt for one of those DIY kits, think about some of the reasons you shouldn’t attempt to do it...
Tattoo Videos

Tattoo Videos

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Choosing the Right Honolulu Tattoo Artist

I’ve heard horror stories about bad tattoos or tattoo regrets but this one probably has more to do with a bad tattoo artist.  This one is a true story from Illinois.  A woman walks into a tattoo shop wanting to get a tattoo of her favorite sports team and walks...

Temporary Tattoos?

Getting a tattoo is a big deal.  Permanent ink is put into your skin in a design that is meant to last for a lifetime.  Granted, it is not as big  a deal as it used to be.  Just about everyone has  a tattoo these days and the technology for removing tattoos has vastly...

Koi Tattoo

In Honolulu, there are many traditions that come from the various cultures represented in the islands.  I still remember putting up the Koi or carp fish flags on the third of March in celebration of Boy’s Day.  Boy’s Day was a traditional Japanese holiday...