About Zen Tattoo Maui
Zen Tattoo Art Gallery is located in the town of Kihei on the beautiful Island of Maui.
Zen Tattoo was opened by Artist Masao Fukayama in 2012 to fulfill his joy in creating beautiful pieces of Art.
Zen Tattoo features visiting guest tattoo artists from around the world. Zen Tattoo also collaborates with local artists showcasing their work.Photography, paintings, and sculptures from the global art community are always showcased.
If you are looking for a Tattoo Shop with professional and super friendly tattoo artists then look no further.
Drop in for a free consultation or just to chat and say Aloha.
Scheduled appointments however require a $100 deposit in person or by Paypal.
Minimum Tattooing charge is $100
Large Tattoo pieces (multiple sessions) hourly rate of $175.
Custom Polynesian Tattoo by Masao is $200/hour.
We are located at:
1279 South Kihei Road, Unit 308,
Kihei, HI 96753
You can call us too at 808-214-5670
or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can follow us on Instagram @zentattoomaui
or visit our Facebook page
5.0 star rating 10/4/2012 After searching and searching for a great place to get my tattoo work done, I came across this fantastic gallery, right here in kihei. With the friendly staff to assist in the appointment scheduling as well as the light atmosphere of the shop it made it a necessary place for me to get my work done. The process of the work was one of the better works I have recieved, with Masao's light hand and great workmanship, the recommendations are surely high by me. I am always searching for the next design to sit back in the chair to get more work done in this shop.
Jim W. Kihei HI
5.0 star rating 3/15/2013 Just came home from Maui with another beautiful piece from Masao !!
Sean S. Ventura, CA
5.0 star rating 4/29/2013 My sister and I both got tattoos to symbolize our wonderful vacation together. I was so nervous I was nearly sick. I was able to lie back, relax and have a very gentle and pain free experience. I would definitely recommend Masao. My tattoo is a sea turtle on my ankle and I love it. Thanks!! Colleen
Collen L. Mill Bay, Canada 4/29/13
5.0 star rating 9/14/2013 My wife and I both received tattoos... Masao and Kevin (owner and artists) were absolutely fantastic.... Masao custom designed a polynesian shoulder/arm piece for me that was amazing... The atmosphere was professional and friendly.... I would recommend everyone who visits Maui to patronize Zen Tattoo... I left Maui feeling that i made some amazing friends.. I will miss ya guys and will return for a custom chest piece...Kevin tattooed the most amazing turtle on mmy wifes leg... She is in llove with it and will cherish it forever.... Great job fellas.... MAHALO !!!!
Tray N. San Jose, CA 9/14/13
5.0 star rating 10/11/2013 Zen Tattoo Art Gallery is the only place you should consider if you're in Hawaii, and the owner/artist Masao is an amazing artist. Everything about this place is professional, comfortable, and worthy of mention. I was fortunate enough to able to book an appointment with Masao for my wife and I while on our honeymoon in Hawaii/Maui. The tattoo's we got are absolutely incredible with some of the best line-work, and shading I've ever seen. Masao, and the good folks at Zen Tattoo were nice enough to post a pic of my tattoo of a Tiki on their web page! Please check out this shop if you're in Maui and you want phenomenal tattoo work done.
Greg P. South Weymouth, MA 10/11/13
5.0 star rating 11/12/2013 My girlfriend and I wanted to get tattooed for the first time when holidaying on Maui. We did a bit of research online before we decided on the Zen Tattoo Studio. We could not be happier with our choice! Right from the start everybody was very friendly and great to deal with. Kevin did a fantastic job on our tattoos and made it a fun experience that we will never forget! I will definatly be looking Kevin up next time I am there to get another tattoo.
Al K. Langford, Canada 11/12/13
5.0 star rating 1/29/2014 Prior to leaving for Maui, I emailed Masao and attached the image I was interested in getting done during our stay in Kihei, Maui. I stopped in to Zen Tattoo and Art Gallery the day after we arrived. Masao Fukayama is the owner of this shop and also works there. I spoke with him about what I was looking for and had the images with me for him to review. He had a good look at what I wanted and made some very important observations and suggestions that helped tremendously. He was warm, welcoming and very professional. The shop was very clean, with lots of interesting art on the walls. After our consult, Melissa helped me with the final details, booked my appointment for the second last day of our vacation and took my deposit. She was also super friendly and professional. She is doing her apprenticeship with Masao. The entire first impression was very very good. The shop had a great, relaxed feel and the staff were happy and helpful. I knew I had come to the right place. On the day of my appointment, I filled out some routine paperwork and then was welcomed back to the work area to begin the process. Masao began to work on my "watercolor" butterfly tattoo. The reviews are 100% right....ladies, he has a very gentle touch and he is precise with even the tiniest details, constantly checking his work along the way. I felt next to no discomfort at all from start to finish. The image was exactly what I had pictured in my mind....maybe even a little better!! I was surprised at how very comfortable and relaxed I felt, while Masao worked. Another artist who works there is Kevin. I have heard great things about his work as well. He was friendly and conversational throughout my time there and really made me feel comfortable and at ease. He kindly took some video and still shots while Masao worked his magic too. If you want "the whole package" this is the place to go. But I warn you, after being taken care of by Masao and his staff, you will be spoiled for anyone or any place else! I have had work done at other places, bur Zen Tattoo and Art Gallery is definitely the only place you want to go.
Lea P. Fort Saskatchewan, Canada 1/29/14
5.0 star rating 2/16/2014 This was an amazing experience. I had only one day left in Maui, and I couldn't make it to the shop in time for closing. The very nice artist ( a lady's name who I can't remember), stayed after hours to help me choose my piece and tattoo it. My skin bled a lot and it took longer than we thought, she ended up staying well over 2 hours after closing to accommodate my needs. The piece looks phenomenal, and was also very reasonably priced. Out of every shop I've ever been to, this is by far the best. Phenomenal. As soon as I come back go Maui, I'll be back.
Quentin H. Concord, CA 2/26/14
5.0 star rating 2/26/2014 Masao is an amazing artist. I came to him with just an idea and a bunch of pictures and he made a great piece of art out of it. This is my first tattoo and I can't wait to show it off to everybody back home in Edmonton, Canada. The lines, shades and the details of my tattoo are amazing. He also understands his profession so well and gave me the right advice of how to care for my new tattoo. Not only is he a great artist, he is very modest and also knows how to treat his customers well. I had a life time experience and I recommend Masao for anyone wishing to get a beautiful piece of art carved on their skin.
Samer A. Edmonton, Canada 2/26/14
5.0 star rating 3/13/2014 My partner & I both had tattoo's done by Melissa whilst on holiday in Kihei. Melissa worked with us to get the look we wanted & nothing was too much trouble. Melissa was very caring throughout our time spent with her (over 6hrs). Melissa takes cre 7 pride in her work & we are both extremely please with our tattoo's. We will certainly going back again should we have the geat fortune to return Maui. Definitely recommend this studio to anyone who is wanting an excellent tattoo!!
Tony L. Coventry, United Kingdom 3/13/14
5.0 star rating 9/20/2014 Had Kevin to a shoulder shark, more or less outline. I was expecting about $200, was on the money. 1-Art looks great, actually better than expected. This kid (anyone under 40 is a kid to me) has got the talent! 2-I made appointment, was early, they took me early. Expected 2 hours, he had me cleaned up and out in about an hour and 15. I have seen reviews from zen that were so so, and I dont know why. My experience was awesome, the work was great, the price was spot on. I love visiting Maui and next time if Kevin is still there, I would like him to ad to what he has already done. Thanks guys!
Boyd Z. Sun Valley, NV 9/20/14
5.0 star rating 8/18/2014 If you are looking to get a tattoo, go to Zen! My wife and I both got our tattoos done by Kevin and he did an awesome job! Thanks Kevin!
Jay H. Kihei, HI 8/18/14
5.0 star rating 5/10/2014 My boyfriend and I were looking to get tattoos while on vacation and did our research to find the best place. Zen had the best reviews we found and now I know why! Masao and everyone that works at Zen made us feel so comfortable, worked with our time schedule, and did amazing work. Thank you for the souvenirs we will take home with us and carry on our bodies forever:) we will definitely be back for more!
Meghan F. Kula. HI 5/10/2014
5.0 star rating 10/11/2014 There is really not much more I can say about Masao, other than ... spectacular. This man is a true artist, in every sense of the word. My husband and I started getting tattoos from Masao in 2010, when he was working at Maui Tattoo Company. Every year we have returned, we have sought out Masao for our next work. He has consistently been available and open to our designs. He manages to place his own personal artist point of view, on our designs, while still balancing what the customer wants. Very much appreciated. Needless to say, we were thrilled when we heard that he opened his own shop. Congratulations Masao ... we were very happy to know that you would be running your own shop, with your own creative control. His superb work speaks for itself. If you are going to get a tattoo in Maui, you have to allow Masao to use his skill on your skin. Professional, personable, creative, exceptional quality, attentive and very humble about the skill and artistry that he brings.
Amanda H. Austin, TX 10/11/14
5.0 star rating 7/20/2014 Excellent quality. Professional environment. My wife and I got matching turtle tattoos and they came out great.
Rich W. San Jose, CA 7/20/14
5.0 star rating 11/5/2014 I had some work done on my foot and an old tattoo redone by Kevin R and I am just thrilled with the results! My old tattoo looks better than it did the first time around when it was brand new, and my foot is beyond stunning. I didn't even know what I wanted on my foot beyond a butterfly and some flowers and he nailed it. I will be going back to him for some more work next time I'm on Maui and I would highly recommend Zen tattoo and Kevin R. His ability to work with fine lines and intricate detail is amazing.
Brenda G. Kihei, HI 11/05/14
Zen Tattoo is a clean and professional shop. Great artists doing their thing in a relaxed environment. Melissa did a great job designing what I asked for, and she did an even better job executing it.
Tommy H. Nashville, TN 9/04/2014
My girlfriend and I wanted to get tattooed for the first time when holidaying on Maui. We did a bit of research online before we decided on the Zen Tattoo Studio. We could not be happier with our choice! Right from the start everybody was very friendly and great to deal with. Kevin did a fantastic job on our tattoos and made it a fun experience that we will never forget! I will definatly be looking Kevin up next time I am there to get another tattoo
Al K. Langford, BC 11/12/2013
We went to another tattoo place across the street and it was mediocre at best. Then we came to Zen Tattoo and the staff was friendly, welcomed us, smiled at us, gave us their full attention even though they were busy. Very personable. The tattoo artist Kevin offered to open the shop for us to get the tattoo on a day they're normally closed simply because it was the only day we could make it. How amazing. Beautiful job too with the tattoo, exactly what we wanted.
Marco D. Surrey, BC 5/31/2013
I love showing off my new tattoo! I love it! Got a turtle with a hibiscus flowering the center of the turtle. It came out beautiful! Thank you Kevin you are a great artist!
Tamara O. Kenai, USA 11/1/2013
Masao is a true artist. There are a ton of tattoo shops on Maui but I am certain there a very few true artists of Masao's level. I am not a tattoo expert but I do know artistry when I see it; and as a long time student of the martial arts I can recognize when someone is a master of their art.
Yosh H. North York, ON 12/27/2013
Based on my last review. I did go back and get another tattoo. It was great to see the same staff there all relaxed and happy. This speaks volumes for me. No turnover? That is a testament to the owner and the relationship between the owner and staff! Hands down this is the best place on Maui to get a tattoo. Thank you to all the staff at Zen!
Roger L. Bothell, USA 1/18/2014
Masao rocks! Not only is he a great artist, but he has good people working for him, and knows how to treat customers. I wanted something special to commemorate our Maui trip, so I checked all the shops in the Kihei area. For what I wanted, the price kept going up up up at the other shops, but Masao quoted a price and that was IT, no extra fees. His artistry is 2nd to none, you'll not be disappointed with whatever you get some there. I'll be paying him a visit on our next trip!
Gary R. Edmonds, USA 10/15/2013
Great art done here. Have to say best on island. Masao has done several tattoos for me now and I will only go to him. He's A+ work. Great atmosphere. Good music to listen too.
Audra L. Wailuku, USA 6/11/2013
While on vacation on Maui I decided to get a little permanent memory. I checked out many local artists and none came as well recommended as Masao. He had recently opened his own place, Zen Tattoo, after several successful years at Maui Tattoo. His shop is bright, clean, and comfortable despite having been open only a week or so when I went in. I had heard that he was light handed, but I was blown away! This is my 7th piece (a tribal turtle on my left foot) and I barely felt it! There was no redness afterwards and little to no swelling. He was clearly focused on the detail of his work, while at the same time engaging. Since I was travelling, I was looking for the whole experience...the quality ink, the quality artist, the memory of having the ink done. This guy is impeccable. I am already planning another trip so I can have Masao work on another piece for me. I can't say enough about the amazing experience I had here. *****
Beth T. from Mountlake Terrace, USA 10/2/2012