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1325 South Kihei Road #114, Kihei, Hawaii 96753, United States

Welcome to

Custom Tattoo shop. 

Quiet, clean, private one on one environment. 

About Us

Custom designs hand drawn directly onto skin

No drugs, no drama , no rock stars, no BS, it's just a tattoo shop.

Custom Tattoo shop  where your dreams come alive.

From portraits to text , black and gray, full color sleeves, Octopus Ink Tattoo does it all.

Art is a passion

 Jim Knoeppel has operated and owned Octopus Ink Tattoo for the last 14 years and has been a visual artist his entire life. Returning Maui resident with paintings being accepted in Art Maui and a purchase pledge award for the State Foundation On Culture and Arts from the Hui no'eau. Jim has also shown his art in galleries in Manhattan.

In the Heart of Kihei

Octopus Ink Tattoo Also does permanent Cosmetic Tattooing which includes Eyeliner, Eyebrows, and Full color Lip Tattooing. 

Tattoo Artist

Owner and operator of Octopus Ink Tattoo in Lake Oswego Oregon for 10 years. Specializing in Black and Grey Portraits.

Jim has been tattooing professionally since 2004. 

Full color sleeves to text tattooing. 

Whatever idea comes through the door, Octopus Ink can handle the job.


When not Tattooing, you can find Jim drawing and painting at the shop and

preparing for the next tattoo.

Jim has graduated from the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan with a BFA in fine arts.

Drawing of Hana Hotel


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Send us a detailed message regarding your tattoo. (size, color, location)

We love our customers, so feel free to visit during normal business hours.

1325 S Kihei Rd #114 Kihei, HI 96753, US

(808) 727-9619

By appointment but can handle walk-ins as well


By Appointment


11:00 am – 8:00 pm


11:00 am – 8:00 pm


11:00 am – 8:00 pm


11:00 am – 8:00 pm


11:00 am – 5:00 pm


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Tattoo care is similar to skin care used for minor burns.The are must be kept clean and moisturized until the tattoo is completely healed. 1. Following the tattoo session, keep the tattoo covered with the bandage for at least 3 hours to protect against foreign material entering the skin during recovery time.Resist the urge to look at the tattoo and touch the area as little as possible.2.Remove the bandage after the recommended time has passed.3.DO NOT re-bandage the tattoo.4.Wash tattoo area with antibacterial soap and warm water to remove all ointment and dried blood.Rinse thoroughly and lightly pat dry with a clean dry towel.Do not use alcohol or peroxide on tattoo: it will dry out the skin!5.With clean hands apply a light coat of vitamin A&D ointment.Apply onto tattoo like lotion.The scab will stay off and won't get hard and crack.6.DO NOT use petroleum jelly on tattoo.It won't do anything but cause dry skin and heavy scab.Some peeling may occur,if so apply non fragrant lotion.7.Don't pick or scratch the scab!8.After 5 days stop using the A&D ointment and switch to a non- fragrant moisturize.