South Seas style Tattooing by Samuel Shaw

Samuel Shaw Tattoos


My tattoo work focuses primarily on South Seas style tattooing, and all tattoos relating to cultural influence and importance. My lifelong interest in ancient and indigenous cultures led me on my path, giving me a personal animistic view of the universe. The talismanic properties of tattoos have always been at the core of my interest driving me further into exploring the roots of tattooing culture and history.  My intent in tattooing also stems from my personal views regarding the missionary/colonial conquest that nearly wiped out indigenous tattoo practices and the knowledge systems, not only within the Pacific but the world over. My passion is to help support cultural revival and to keep the indigenous cultures alive through this unique art form.

 If you are interested in booking an appointment please email Ashley at or text her at 808-631-2406. Please provide all essential information with your email or text. Keep in mind that I am consistently booked for at least two weeks to one month and concentrate on larger tattoo projects. I tattoo mainly freehand and discuss all meanings in person. I require deposits to secure any appointment.

You can see my different South Seas Tattoos via the drop down menu above.

Mahalo for viewing. I look forward to working with you.

Samuel Shaw

 The tattoos I create and show on my website are intended for the wearer alone and are never meant to be copied. They represent my client’s personal journeys and experiences. I honor your individuality in every tattoo I make. Please respect this by not copying my work. To do so would be disrespectful to the wearer, the artist and the culture.