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Aloha Given Daily at Honolulu's Queen Street Tattoo

Aloha Given Daily at Honolulu's Queen Street Tattoo
Tattoo Artists2 min Read

Tucked amidst Oahu's booming tattoo scene is a tiny shop in Honolulu making big waves on the island.

Waikiki is a bustling tourist mecca filled with everything from high-end retail boutiques to chintzy souvenir shops, so it's easy to get overwhelmed by the amount of choices alone. But today, we're venturing off the beaten path to Kaka'ako — a post-industrial, up and coming district minutes down the road from the south shores main drag.

Original hand-painted flash adorning the walls of Queen Street Tattoo. (Photo by @jessicapaige) #QueenStreetTattoo #Hawaii #HawaiiTattooShop #TraditionalTattooing

Original hand-painted flash adorning the walls of Queen Street Tattoo. (Photo by @jessicapaige) #QueenStreetTattoo #Hawaii #HawaiiTattooShop #TraditionalTattooing

Founded in 2013 by Steve VonRiepen, the vibe at Queen Street, not unlike most places on Oahu, is low-key and anything goes. They accept walk-ins and appointments from noon to (usually) eight, seven days a week.

Nautical back-piece by Steve VonRiepen, made at Queen Street Tattoo. (IG- stevevonriepen) #QueenStreetTattoo #Hawaii #HawaiiTattooShop #TraditionalTattooing

Nautical back-piece by Steve VonRiepen, made at Queen Street Tattoo. (IG- stevevonriepen) #QueenStreetTattoo #Hawaii #HawaiiTattooShop #TraditionalTattooing

Shop Overview

Traditional Eagle tattoo by Keir McEwan at Queen Street Tattoo, Hawaii. (IG - unomaser) #QueenStreetTattoo #Hawaii #HawaiiTattooShop #TraditionalTattooing #Unomaser
Resident artist Erik Oseto tattooing a client at Queen Street Tattoo, Honolulu. (IG - windbreaker) #QueenStreetTattoo #ErikOseto #Hawaii #Traditionaltattooing
Queen Street Tattoo, Honolulu, Hawaii. (IG - queenstreettattoo) (Photo by @jessicapaige) #QueenStreetTattoo #Hawaii #HawaiiTattooShop #TraditionalTattooing
Resident artist Keir McEwan and a client heavily covered in his tattoos. (IG - unomaser) (Photo by @jessicapaige) #QueenStreetTattoo #hawaiitattoo #hawaii #traditionaltattoo #wolftattoo #eagletattoo

Artists

Hand-painted original flash by Steve VonRiepen, Keir McEwan, and Erik Oseto at Queen Street Tattoo, Hawaii. #QueenStreetTattoo #Hawaii #HawaiiTattooShop #TraditionalTattooing
Queen Street Mural painted by Steen Jones (IG - steen_jones) #QueenStreetTattoo #Hawaii #HawaiiTattooShop #TraditionalTattooing #Mural #SteenJones
Memorabilia at Queen Street Tattoo in Honolulu, Hawaii. (IG- queenstreettattoo)(Photo by @jessicapaige) #QueenStreetTattoo #Hawaii #HawaiiTattooing #TattooShop

The Nitty Gritty Details


Jessica Paige
Written byJessica Paige

☆ collector ☆ rock & roller social producer & creative for Tattoodo (IG @jespaige)

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