The F.A.Q.

Our Location:

They are currently rebuilding both bridges in Hanapepe on Hwy. 50 and Hanapepe road. You will have to go around the usually route.

4556 Awawa Road, Hanapepe, Hawaii at the Seto Market Building on the Hanapepe river. We are a private tattoo studio so our hours can and often vary. Normally we are open from 12pm and close up shop whenever we are pau (finished)
Monday through Saturday
Sunday schedule varies.

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Are there any health risks in receiving a tattoo?

We are licensed tattoo artists in the State of Hawaii. We maintain very strict and high standards of cleanliness and practice aseptic techniques to ensure the safety of all our clients and artists alike. Everything used in the tattoo process is for “single use” only. All needles and tubes are pre-sterilized in a routinely spore checked and certified hospital autoclave. All inks are used in single use containers.

So you wanna tattoo from home? Where can you buy tattoo kits?

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Do you accept credit cards?

We prefer cash but yes, we accept all major credit cards
using the Square app, Paypal, and Vemno

What is the aftercare of my tattoo?

These care instructions are primarily for Polynesian tattoos. For color we will give you modified instructions.

Please keep your tattoo bandaged for 4 to 5 hours.
After removing the bandage wash your tattoo with a mild soap and warm to moderately hot water. We recommend taking a shower and a scent free organic soap. Expect your tattoo to be really slimy and to see lots of excess black ink. This is the natural process.
Wash off any dried blood or plasma (clear slimy substance) that may be dried to your tattoo.  It is ok to lather up your tattoo with a soap and warm water gently washing with your hand. Do not be surprised to see flakes of skin and ink coming off after the 3rd day. This is the natural process.
Re-bandaging is not necessary unless instructed otherwise
Washing your tattoo at least 2 times daily is a must.
For the first few days after receiving your tattoo nothing will change in your tattoo unless your in a dry climate like Las Vegas. Usually it is by the 2nd to 3rd day that your tattoo will start to become dry. At this point your tattoo will start the peeling process. This is the top layer of your skin dying.. but no worries it will be back soon!
It is normal to see flakes of colored/black skin coming off your tattoo. Actually, you will be leaving DNA everywhere and you are going to feel what a reptile feels. No worries. Its part of the process!
At this point your tattoo will become extremely itchy.
Do not pick or scratch at your tattoo. This will damage your tattoo. 

For aftercare products we recommend Hustle Butter and is available at Amazon or a 100% fragrance free/dye free moisturizing lotion. Aveeno and Aquifer are also good products. Anything organic or made for a baby is a good rule of thumb. Apply a small amount 2-3 times a day or whenever your tattoo is feeling dry. Do not smother your tattoo with the lotion, it’s better to use sparingly.
The peeling/shedding process goes on for about a week to 10 days. Your tattoo will still be a bit shiny for up to a month. Never touch a healing tattoo with dirty hands and always use good hygiene.

Keep your tattoo out of direct sunlight.
No swimming in ocean or fresh water.
No bath, jacuzzi, or any type of soaking.
No sports or any other activity such as working out and weight lifting. Sports equipment is rarely disenfected
Use your common sense.

Infection in a well executed tattoo is very rare.
At any sign of an infection or if you have any questions, contact the shop or your local physician ASAP.
We do not recommend petroleum-based ointments, Neosporin, etc.
Please do not listen to any other advice!!

Aloha from Kulture!