Address: 847 S. Kihei Rd., # 102, Kihei, HI 96753 Phone: 808-891-1828 Thank God for Samson and Pacific Rootz, Kihei's oldest tattoo shop. Since I haven't been tatted there before I had to call and try to get some info about his shop without blowing the cover that he had just won best tattoo shop in all of Maui. From the sound of it, you readers are really onto something. For one, Pacific Rootz is quite possibly the only local/Hawaiian run tattoo parlor on the island (I'm sure you guys will correct me if I'm wrong). And they do all kinds of cool stuff from portraits to Pacific Island art. In fact, they do hand pricking and hand tapping too, but not for the Polynesian stuff because that's sacred and not for commercialism. I saw an unbelievably sick tattoo online of a Manta Ray and head piece that came out of Pacific Rootz and am pretty much going to take all of your advice and get my next tattoo done there.
Address: 847 S. Kihei Rd., # 102, Kihei, HI 96753 Phone: 808-891-1828 Iíve always believed that the body is a temple. And whatís a temple without a bit of decoration? Pacific Rootz specializes in Polynesian style tattoos, or tatau. The only problem I have with tattoos is I never know what I want to get. Maybe sakura flowers? Or another gamer tattoo (to stay true to my roots)? The regular Pacific Rootz artists are Samson, Tom and Jasn. Jasn does amazing piercing work, for those of you who would rather adorn your temples with a different type of decoration. To see samples of their work visit myspace.com/pacificrootztattoo. And donít forget to tip your artist! 1847 S. Kihei Rd. #102, Kihei, 808-891-1828. YT