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  • Writer's pictureAdam Siehr

Experience Tradition: Wabori Tattoos in Waikiki, Hawaii

If you find yourself in Waikiki, Hawaii and are looking to experience an age-old tradition in the realm of tattooing, look no further than a hidden gem located at 434 Ena Road. This tattoo shop, which first opened its doors in May 2004, offers a unique service that sets it apart from the rest - traditional Japanese tebori tattoos.

Stepping into this tattoo shop is like taking a step back in time, where the meticulous art of hand poke tebori tattoos is honored and practiced with precision. Unlike modern tattoo machines, tebori tattoos are done by hand, using a needle attached to a wooden or metal rod. This ancient technique has been passed down through generations and is a respected art form in Japanese culture. The artists at this shop are not just tattooists, but skilled craftsmen who take pride in their work. Each design is carefully curated to suit the individual, with attention to detail and respect for the traditions that have been upheld for centuries. In addition to tebori tattoos, the shop also offers wabori tattoos, custom tattooing, and irezumi, providing a wide range of services to cater to every client's needs. Whether you are looking to get a small symbol or a full-body piece, the talented artists at this shop can bring your vision to life. If you are someone who values tradition, artistry, and a one-of-a-kind experience, make sure to visit this tattoo shop in Waikiki. Not only will you walk away with a stunning piece of artwork on your skin, but you will also have a newfound appreciation for the rich history and culture behind the art of Japanese tattooing. Experience tradition like never before, and let the skilled hands at this shop create a masterpiece that will last a lifetime.

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