BEST TATTOO SHOP
skin deep tattoo
It’s nice to see that Hawai’i’s second oldest and Maui’s first tattoo shop, Skin Deep (established in 1976), still earns your top vote for slingin’ ink on Maui. Back in the whaling days, the shop’s location was a bordello. These days, Skin Deep houses two professional piercers and seven artists, all of whom have had at least five years and up to 16 years experience tattooing. Plus, with all the traffic they get from their prime spot on Front St., those years are like dog years—each one equals seven. And they’ve tattooed everyone from Shaq to Van Halen. Also, the art of Skin Deep’s longtime resident artist Spike Fuqua, is currently featured in the August issue of Club International . 626 Front St., Lahaina, 661-8531.
runner-up: island ink tattoo. 100 hana hwy, paia, 579-9461. (sc)