Soular Tattoo

505 FRONT ST. #231 LAHAINA, HI 96761
(808) 661-1213

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Soular Tattoo

Tattoo Shop Maui

(808) 661-1213

505 Front St. #231 Lahaina, HI 96761
Open Monday - Saturday 12pm to 8pm

[email protected]


If you are on vacation, we recommend getting tattooed towards the end of your trip as it is not recommended to swim with a fresh tattoo. If you have any questions feel free to call us at (808) 661-1213! Aloha!

Soular Tattoo & Piercing is the finest tattoo shop on Maui.

The popularity of tattoos surging in recent years has driven an incredible evolution in technology and artistic techniques. By blending our experience and knowledge of the past with these modern technologies, we’re able to provide progressive custom designs utilizing the fundamentals of traditional tattooing. Located on the beach in historical Lahaina, Maui, our team of friendly artists are leaders in the tattoo industry. Our tattoo shop provides world class education, customer service and hospital-level sanitation standards.

A timeless tattoo design can be worn with pride for life. Traditional American, Polynesian Tribal, Geometric, Realistic, or Japanese tattoo motifs are all commonly practice at Soular Tattoo. Our team of talented, experienced, and versatile artists are capable of almost any style of tattoo. Whether you’re after a larger sleeve or back tattoo, or just wanting to collect something small to remember your trip to beautiful Maui, Soular Tattoo is your trusted guide through the decision and design process.

Need to get rid of an old tattoo? Our shop specializes in cover up tattoos as well. Schedule a free consultation with us so we can discuss the possibilities to transform something that bothers you, into a beautiful piece of artwork that you can be proud of. First time? Our friendly staff is happy to answer any questions newcomers may have about the process. Giving someone their first tattoo is very important to us and our staff will spend the extra time to educated you about the process and standards that you should expect in a tattoo experience to help you make educated choices for future tattoos.

We are not just a tattoo shop. We also offer a full line of high quality implant grade body jewelry for professional body piercings. In addition we offer a large selection of organic jewelry for healed piercings. We carry jewelry from Neometal, Industrial Strength, Anatometal, Body Vision (BVLA), and Glasswear Studios just to mention a few. All of our piercers have over 10 years experience. Having performed thousands of body piercings, you can be sure that your piercing will be placed well and executed with precision and speed.

In addition to all these services, we also offer quality aftercare products to help clients heal from both tattoos and body piercings. Aftercare is very important to us to ensure that your maui tattoo or piercing has the best chance to properly heal.

Our Sanitation standards are the same as any hospital. Single use needles and a large variety of disposable supplies are used on every tattoo to virtually eliminate the chance for cross contamination. Soular Tattoo ensures all of our artists are current on bloodborne and airborne pathogens cross-contamination certifications. We utilize two autoclaves in our studio to sterilize our equipment. Monthly spore tests are performed on both of our autoclaves to ensure they’re working properly.


Watch owner Chuck Gordon explain the process

Leave the bandage on for 2-3 hours after covered by your tattooist.

1. Remove bandage and wash immediately.

  1. Wash with open palm using warm soapy water. We suggest using a fragrance-free and dye-free antimicrobial soap.  Remove any plasma, ink, or blood from the tattoo.

  1. Let warm water run over the tattoo for 5-10 minutes (for the first couple washings.) Remove any excess matter again using open palm and soap if needed.

  1. Rinse thoroughly.

  1. Let air dry or blot with a new clean paper towel. Apply a very thin layer of suggested aftercare lotion, cream, foam, ointment, etc.  Reapply a thin layer as needed through the day with clean hands please.

Continue washing 2-3 times a day (or as directed) and apply aftercare products after washings and as needed until the tattoo is completely healed. Remember that different designs and placements on the body as well as different people and skin types will heal differently. Please call or stop in with any questions concerning healing.

  – go swimming, bathing, or soak your tattoo in water

   – expose it to the sun

   – apply sunscreen on it

    – wear tight or irritating clothing

    – Touch it without washing your hands first.

    – pick at it

    – cover it unless directed otherwise.

Cleaning with Soaps

Satin:   Mild antimicrobial soap, some moisturizing properties

Provon:  Mild antimicrobial soap, some moisturizing properties

Dr. Bronner’s:  All natural, pure-castile liquid soap, cool and refreshing. Not as effective antimicrobial asSatin and Provon.

Cleaning with Ointments

Aquaphor:  Advanced healing antibiotic ointment by Eucerin

A&D Ointment:  Rich in vitamins A and D. Protects and moisturizes healing skin

Suggested Creams and Foams

H2 Ocean tattoo cream:  Hypoallergenic, fragrance free, antibacterial cream to protect and nourish the skin as it heals

H2 Ocean tattoo foam:  Hypoallergenic, fragrance free, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, skin barrier

Suggested Lotions

Curel:            Fragrance free lotion

Lubriderm:        Fragrance free lotion

Cosmetic Tattooing

We are now offering cosmetic tattooing by appointment only!


We offer Temporary tattoos for all ages.

Piercing & Jewelry

We offer a full line of only the highest quality body jewelry for professional body piercings. APP certified implant grade Titanium and Stainless Steel is the best to heal new piercings with. We also do micro dermal anchors, surface piercings, and large gauge initials.

All of our implant grade jewelry for body piercing is made of the highest quality 316LVM implant grade stainless steel, Titanium, Niobium, 18kt Gold, or Glass. We use only internally threaded or threadless body jewelry at our studio because we want the best for our customers.


There are several possible ways to clean your new piercing

Cleaning with Soaps

Instructions: DO NOT clean more than 2 times daily. (Over cleaning a piercing can cause dryness and irritation.)

Wash hands thoroughly with an antibacterial or antimicrobial liquid soap.

With a small amount of soap and warm water work a lather around the piercing, saturating both holes and the jewelry. Continue to massage the area of 30 seconds.

Use clean q-tips to remove any dried matter from the jewelry. (dried matter is less difficult to remove if soften first by rinsing the pierced area for several minutes with water)

Rinse by running warm water over the piercing.  (Urination after cleaning is encouraged for some genital piercings – don’t worry, your urine is sterile to your own body.)

Suggested Soaps:

Satin:   Mild antimicrobial soap, some moisturizing properties

Provon:   Mild antimicrobial soap, some moisturizing properties

Dr. Bronner’s:   All natural, pure-castile liquid soap, cool and refreshing. Not as effective as an antimicrobial soap like Satin and Provon.

Cleaning with Saline Solutions:

Instructions: Clean 2-3 times a day. (Over cleaning a piercing can cause dryness and irritation.)

Soaking (Preferred method):

Wash hands thoroughly with an antibacterial or antimicrobial liquid soap.  Fill a small cup with preferred solution and invert it over the area to form a vacuum. (healing the solution by stove top or microwave may be helpful)  For certain placements it is easier to use a paper towel or gauze pad soaked in the solution and applied to the area.  Use either method to soak your piercing for 5-10 minutes. Use clean hands and q-tips to remove any dried matter from the jewelry.A clear water rinse after soaking may be preferred.

Suggested saline solutions:

Saline:  Mix 4 teaspoons of non-iodized Sea Salt to 1 gallon of distilled water. (For smaller proportions mix ¼ teaspoon of Sea Salt to 1 cup or 8 oz of  Distilled water.)

Sterile Saline:  (with no additives) This product is found in most pharmacies. Maybe labeled as wound care saline.

H2Ocean: Purified ocean salt water in a non-aerosol dry mist spray bottle


– Or –

Wash hands thoroughly with an antibacterial or antimicrobial liquid soap.  Spray, pour, or apply solution with q-tips to pierced area to remove dried matter. A clear water rinse after cleaning may be preferred.

Cleaning with Healing Oils:

Instructions: Wash hands thoroughly with an antibacterial or antimicrobial liquid soap. Apply one drop to a dry piercing 2-3 times a day to prevent dryness and promote healing.

Suggested healing oils:

Emu Oil:   All natural, highly moisturizing oil which contains properties that excel healing and prevent dryness while letting the pierced area breath. This oil works great for stretching too.

oral piercings:

The use of ice and an over the counter anti-inflammatory such as Ibuprofen is strongly suggested to minimize swelling for 3 days after being pierced. Rinse with Saline Solution 2 times a day for 10-15 seconds. (those with high blood pressure or heart problems need only use warm water without sea salt) For Lip, Monroe, and Labret piercings follow the procedure for cleaning piercings using saline solutions to care for exterior hole. Rinse with an alcohol free mouthwash for 1 minute after eating, drinking, or smoking. (it is not advisable to smoke or drink alcohol during healing) Brush the jewelry and around your piercing to prevent plaque build-up.  (by buying a new soft bristled tooth brush you can avoid introducing new bacteria to your piercing) A shorter length barbell or labret post is highly suggested once the piercing is healed to prevent damage to gums and teeth.

AVOID: Eating spicy, salty, acidic, or hot foods and beverages as it can irritate piercings.

Suggested Oral Rinses:

H2Ocean Oral:  All natural sea salt rinse uses enzymes to cleanse your piercing

Tech 2000:  (dilute one 4 oz bottle in 32 oz of clean water) antimicrobial, alcohol free Mouth wash used throughout the day to clean oral piercings.

Biotene:  Antimicrobial, alcohol free mouth wash used throughout the day to clean oral piercings

Things to Avoid:

– Touching piercings with unclean hands, hats, phones, etc. (#1 cause of infection)

– Over cleaning piercings (over cleaning a piercing can cause dryness and irritation which slows down the healing process)

– Using products other than what’s suggested (alcohol, and hydrogen peroxide are very drying and kill white blood cells)

– Wearing clothing that’s tight or restricting to the area that has been pierced (a vented eye patch bought from a pharmacy can be -worn over piercings to protect them from clothing or rough contact while playing sports)

– Hot tubs, swimming pools, fresh water lakes, and streams and Oceans can contain myriad bacteria that can irritate and possibly infect healing piercings.  A waterproof breathable bandage such asPolyskin can be applied to the piercing prior to swimming to avoid contamination with these bacteria.

– Oral or Sexual contact with piercings while they are healing can be hazardous—condoms for sex, and plastic wrap for oral sex is suggested to avoid the contraction of diseases.  (Listen to your body-if it hurts it’s probably not a good idea.)

– Wearing jewelry of inappropriate material, size, or design for your particular piercing.  (Consult your piercer before buying new jewelry.  Body jewelry is not one size fits all!!)

– Removing jewelry if you think your piercing is infected. This can eliminate a passage way for discharge of puss and matter.

– Wearing band-aids on piercings limits air circulation and the adhesive can irritate the surrounding area.

– Applying make-up, lotion, sunscreen, hairspray, and other foreign substances to piercings could irritate them.

– Rotating or moving jewelry doesn’t promote healing. It disrupts the delicate cells forming around your jewelry. Be gentle.

Tooth Gems

Accessorize your tooth with a gem or any of or available gold designs.

Sanitation Standards

We practice the highest standard of antiseptic technique along with hospital sterilization. Our tattooing and piercing needles are sterile and disposed of after each use. All other implements in the studio are cleaned with an ultrasonic soak, then packaged and processed in our autoclave. We participate in sterilization monitoring with monthly spore tests on our autoclave to ensure that our equipment is working properly for your safety.


Here are answers to some questions we get a lot

How much does it cost?

We have a shop minimum of $100. Most tattoos will be priced based on the piece from the artist doing the work. Larger pieces will be charged with an hourly rate fit suitable for the piece.

Does it hurt?

Everyone has a different level of pain tolerance, so unfortunately its difficult to give a straight answer. Some areas hurt more than others, especially bony areas with thinner skin. Most people equate it to a hot scratch. Remember, if it hurt that badly, people would not be returning for multiple tattoos!

When should I book my appointment?

If you’re visiting Maui, we suggest getting tattooed at the end of your trip, since it is not recommended to go back into the water or be in the sun with a fresh tattoo.

Do I have to leave a deposit?

Yes. We require a non-refundable deposit to book time on the schedule. The amount varies based on the length of your appointment. The deposit will come out of the final total of the finished tattoo. Deposits ensure your time and the artist’s time.

Do you accept walk-ins?

We like to accommodate walk-ins when we can, but we do recommend booking your appointment ahead of time. We cannot always guarantee that we will have an artist available at the time you come in, so booking and leaving a deposit will ensure the time is set aside for you.

What’s a consultation?

Consults are free, 15min appointments that allow you to talk in person with the artist about your design. If you’re visiting we suggest booking consults at the beginning of your trip. Consults are required for coverups and multi-session pieces like half sleeves, full sleeves, etc.

Can I bring people with me?

It can often be distracting to both the artist and the client to have spectators, so it’s up to the artist’s discretion. Generally, we will allow one person to come back with you while you get tattooed. Additionally, because the shop is a sterile environment and we’re dealing with biohazard materials, we do ask that you’re careful/aware of your surroundings. We love children and allow them in the shop, but we do ask that they are well behaved and carefully watched over.

What if I have a picture of what I want?

Great! Reference photos are the best way to help us know what you want to get done. We are a custom shop though and will work with you to give you an original piece based on your reference photos. You can bring them in to your consultation or include them in an email to us with your booking inquiries.

I’m under 18, can I get tattooed or pierced in Hawaii?

guardian consent. Normally, 16 is the minimum age for tattoos and piercings here at Soular (with the exception of earlobes) but final decision is left up to the artist/piercer’s discretion. We like to meet with the minor before hand to talk about design and placement before they agree to do it. Additionally, we require photo ID of both the minor and legal parent/guardian on the day of the appointment. We do have certain age restrictions on piercings, so go ahead and contact the shop if you have questions regarding piercings.

Do you accept credit cards?

We do accept cards over the phone for deposits, but we do ask that you bring cash for the remaining balance of the tattoo. For all goods and services (including piercings, jewelry, and aftercare) we do prefer cash but can take a card if necessary. However, a 4% Service Fee will be applied to all credit card transactions.

Is tax charged?

We’re now charging a 4% state tax on all goods and services. 

What if I need to cancel my appointment?

We require 48 hour notice for cancellations. Short notice cancellations and no call/no shows result in losing your deposit. You will need to leave a new deposit in order to rebook your appointment(s).

Its my first tattoo! What can I do to prepare myself for getting tattooed?

A. Always eat a good meal beforehand! Low blood sugar can sometimes cause dizziness/fainting. Additionally, make sure to be well hydrated, especially in this Maui heat!

B. Make sure that you don’t get sunburned. We cannot tattoo over freshly burned skin, so make sure to cover the area you plan to get tattooed and apply sun screen generously!

C. Wear comfortable clothes that you don’t mind if they get stained with ink. If you’re getting a thigh tattoo please wear shorts. For chest/back tattoos we recommend no shirts for the men, swimwear for the women.

D. Relax! And don’t be afraid to ask us any questions you may have! We’re here to help you feel comfortable and ready for your tattoo experience.

How long before I can go into the pool, ocean, hot tub, or sauna after a tattoo/ piercing?

Its recommended to wait until your tattoo or piercing is fully healed. Healing time can vary and a lot of factors can affect the healing process; on average tattoos take about 2 weeks to fully heal and piercings can be anywhere from 4-6 weeks. For a more specific estimated healing time based on your tattoo/piercing feel free to ask!