Soul Signature Tattoo started in 2005 as a modest collaboration between Sulu’ape Aisea Toetu’u, Lucky Olelo of Ever Ready Tattoos and Joel Albanez of Leo Malaya. These three artists decided to call themselves Soul Signature when being referred to as a group while they each had their own private studios in the heart of Chinatown of Honolulu, HI. In August of 2007, Soul Signature Tattoo & Art Gallery opened up on Kapiolani Boulevard, hosting the talents of Lopeti Toetu’u, Eugene (Eukarzet) Menor, Kyle Singson, and Fine Raiwalui. Our artists strived to keep an open and friendly shop environment specializing in any type of machine work such as Asian, black & grey, neo-tribal, fine line, protraits and Polynesian tattooing using ancient techniques passed down for thousands of years.
Soul Signature Tattoo is a family oriented shop that portrays the professional works of artists from different cultural and ethnic backgrounds. Although culturally diverse, we share a mutual respect and understanding in that we are all bonded as one through the spiritual power of art. Soul Signature Tattoo welcomes everyone with “aloha” and respect in a clean, professional and safe environment. Our shop displays a fine art gallery filled with beautiful and educational artwork either done by our artists or were given to us from other inspiringly great artists. We collect artifacts, artworks and photos from all around the Pacific Islands to document what our ancestors started many years before us. We have a small living room setup in case you wish to bring your family along. We love children, so you are more than welcome to bring your children. However, in respect to our clients receiving their tattoo, we ask that if your child does cry to please to take them out for some fresh air. In addition, for their safety, please keep them out of the tattooing area.
Every artist is a master in their craft specializing in custom work, making your tattoo experience a unique and memorable one. We cater to our craft every day. The amazing work that comes out of our shop is recognized for its authenticity and signature. To remain authentic, we must keep learning, to have a deeper understanding of art and to let our art speak for itself. Our cause is to keep striving through art, providing a multi-cultural understanding to people who wish to leave our shop with tattoos that signifies a powerful story behind it and to be able to make you connect with your tattoo spiritually. Our artists spend numerous hours creating and innovating , giving a unique and “original” artwork for each of our clients. We are constantly innovating, so we can take indigenous art to a higher level but some traditional art are to remain sacred and tradition, so we do not change its tradition. We are highly trained to understand designs and patterns that belong to our ancestors to keep it authentic and be able to arrange them in a metaphoric way that will allow you to connect with your tattoo spiritually.
We have clienteles from all over the world that travel thousands of miles to get tattooed by us. We have been featured through several articles, tattoo magazines and T.V shows such as the History or Discovery Channel. All of our artists are licensed by the State of Hawaii Department of Health and have been educated in the area of blood borne pathogens, cross contamination and sterilization. We treat all of our customers with attention, care and respect. It is our “aloha” ensure that you leave with a memorable experience and remarkable tattoo. Leave a couple extra hours free before and after your tattoo just in case. There are often kava circles, local bbqs, art shows or fun gatherings. Come to Soul Signature, bring your imagination and we will make it a reality!!