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Hawaii State Contact information

The Tattoo industry in Hawaii is regulated by the Sanitation department.

Statewide Contact Information

Sanitation Branch
591 Ala Moana Boulevard
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: 808-586-8000
FAX: 808-586-8040

Hawaii District Health Office/Hilo
1582 Kamehameha Avenue
Hilo, HI 96720
Phone: 808-933-0917
FAX: 808-933-0400

Sanitation Branch/Kona (Office)
Keakealani Building
79-1020 Haukapila Street, Room 115
Kealakekua, HI 96750
Phone: 808-322-1507
FAX: 808-322-1511

Maui District Health Office
54 High Street, Room 300
Wailuku, HI 96793
Phone: 808-984-8230
FAX: 808-984-8237

Kauai District Health Office
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List of licensed tattoo artists and shops

Hawaii State law requires that you must be licensed to be a tattoo artist. When looking for a tattoo artist your first step should be to check if they are licensed.

CLICK HERE to see a list of legally licensed tattoo artists in Hawaii.

CLICK HERE to check if a shop is licensed.

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Hawaii Tattoo industry requests stricter standards

WAIKIKI (KHNL) – Tattoos and body piercings are a trend among all generations but the industry says outdated health regulations should reap worries for everyone.

Walking in Waikiki, you’ll probably see plenty of beach bodies sporting tattoos and piercings. But tattoo and piercing shops say the health laws need to be stricter and modernized.

Maggie Keuser has [...]

Hawaii Tattoo Laws

§11-17-1 §11-17-2 §11-17-3 §11-17-4 §11-17-5 §11-17-6 §11-17-7 §11-17-8 §11-17-9 §11-17-10 §11-17-11 §11-17-12 §11-17-13 §11-17-14

TITLE 11Historical Note: Chapter 17 of Title 11, Administrative Rules, is based substantially on Public Health Regulations Chapter 26, Tattoo Artist, Department of Health, State of Hawaii. [Eff. 9/23/49, am 1/31/58, am 6/29/64; R SEP 18 1981]

§11-17-1 Scope of rules. This chapter [...]