Meaningful Tattoos

Meaningful tattoos come in all shapes, sizes, & designs.  The most important part of that equation is the meaning behind so release all judgments and go for what matters for you!

Recently a brother and sister stopped by to get a tattoo to commemorate their recently departed Grandfather.  A former Hawaii tattoo artist himself, this man used the money he made tattooing to pay for college and his artisty during the Korean War, tattooing combatants who had enemy markings and wished to not carry that.  A part of Hawaii’s rich Filipino Tattoo Artist tradition, his own father had been a long-time tattoo artist and had known such luminaries as Sailor Jerry.

The family members got two initials, in honor of both their Grandfather (who had his own initials) and their Grandmother, as the two had spent the vast majority of their lives together.  Check out the design here:

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If you want to get a meaningful tattoo, stop on by! We’re happy to be a part of that journey and we appreciate the depth behind the meaning!


434 Tattoo
Custom Tattooing LLC.

434 Ena Road
Honolulu, Hawaii


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