Reviewed & updated: December 19, 2022 by Jamie Wilson BA
If you are looking for ideas to ink your next tattoos, here are some brilliant aloha tattoo ideas handpicked for you to check out.
Aloha seems like it is a pretty common and trendy word that has been in existence for a long time and is recently in style.
However, the term is an older Hawaiian word meaning mercy, love, trust, and peace. Today, the term is used as a common noun and simply refers to a caring greeting to a friend or even a friendly gesture to any individual.
It is hence much more than a word; it has become a lifestyle in itself and is loved around the world. The word has come to represent love, happy feelings, friendship, warmth on the one hand, as well as nostalgia, parting, and a melancholic stop on happiness on the other. Usher in change and new beginnings in your life; open your heart to positivity and bid adieu to negativity and despair by tattooing an aloha tattoo. Feel free to select from the tattoos we have down below.
The Minimalistic Word Aloha Tattoo
The simple and elegant design is minimalistic and depicts the word “aloha” in running hand in black. It also shows a little palm tree, a small sun overhead and a minivan riding up, leaving a trail of line-like smoke. Things to note are the delicate linework of black ink that comes with these tattoos. Apart from the legs, these tattoos can also be ideally inked on the collarbones and arms.
The Aloha Monkey Tattoo
One of the most quirky and funny designs, we must say! This aloha monkey tattoo is a representation of the fun spirit, gives off beachside party vibes. It features a monkey with the words inked on its skin: a fun take customized with deep brown and black ink colours. Perfect for those with an offbeat sense of humour, this tattoo is sure to garner a lot of laughs. Ink it if you want to spread laughter and happiness in the world.
The Classical Aloha Sea Tattoo
Missing the sea and the beach? Want to carry the memory of your last beach holiday with you forever? This aloha ink tattoo will tick all those boxes for you. Inked using bold black lines, the tattoo features a beach scene with the word aloha tattooed across it. The bright red setting sunset on the left, the bright red Hawaiian flower with green, pale leaves, the coconut tree, the waves and the brown mountain complete the scene. The use of red, green, grey, yellow and brown along with black colour brings this tattoo to perfection.
The Kawaii Multicoloured Aloha Tattoo
This magnificently huge tattoo is a visual beauty, all set to enter your heart and is a “fruity treat” in itself! Featuring a bright rainbow as the background, added with kawaii styled flowers, slushies, a pineapple drink, a fist and even Japanese rice cakes, this is surely cross-cultural and gives all the components a cartoonish touch with the cutest expressions possible. The assortment of bright colours like pink, blue, red, yellow and all of its shades is amazing. The perfect place to ink this is the thighs or arms. Since this is not a small design, we encourage you to schedule appointments in advance and get data on the care required post inking from the tattoo shop itself.
The Simple Linework Aloha Tattoo
You can literally google for walk-in tattoo shops near me and get this beautifully simple tattoo done within a few minutes. Perfect for walk-ins, this tattoo is solely for the individual and is open to a lot bigger interpretations. The word is inked in a widely running hand and leaves no space for doubt about its beauty and simplicity. The artist is very talented and has done a commendable job in making it look this easy. We recommend clients speak with or book a consultation with the owner or business beforehand if you are not sure how to get this work of art done or have certain questions regarding the services whatsoever. More information can always be found on artist review forms.
The Cultural Aloha Tattoo
Although much like the previous one, this tattoo is inked in bolder black ink and says “Aloha Oe”, which means ‘Farewell to Thee’ a popular Hawaiian song of the 1800s written by the then princess Lili’uokalani. This tattoo is a beautiful representation of the Hawaiian popular culture as well as their mode of lifestyle. The professional finish with the black ink, which is generally susceptible to mess ups, is used in perfect detail. Along with the hand, the collarbone is also a clean place to ink this quote on.
The Inverted Triangle Aloha Tattoo
Taking its basic bigger structure from the inverted Illuminati sign, this triangular tattoo features a setting sun in the background inked with bright, beautiful colours of pink with an orange sun, and the word “aloha” inked in pink with a black shade. The gradient shade is amazingly done. The highlight of pink and black, an unusual combination, however, looks royal. Added to that is the deep, bold borders of the triangle with teal blue colours, representing the sea. This beauty almost looks like a football group jersey logo! If this is your first visit to a tattoo shop or first time inking colourfully bright tattoos, customers are recommended that the artist makes sure to review the design first and the inks used. Also, make sure you book an appointment with a professional and leave no questions about the tattooing process unanswered.
The Matching Simple Aloha Tattoos
Perfect as a couple tattoo and walk-ins, this beauty is a matching aloha tattoo featuring the word with a setting sun and coconut tree in the background. The artists have done a brilliant job in inking the leaves of the trees using dotwork, and the filling with deep, bold, black ink is commendable.
We encourage you to get this beautiful design! Nothing can be the perfect portrayal of a place than inking a part of its tourism on your skin. It will also work perfectly as a first tattoo.
The Stitch Aloha Tattoo
Who has not seen the cute 2002 Disney film ‘Stitch and Lilo’ based in Hawaii? Here we have the adorable Stitch inked onto your body, with “aloha” added just below him. The wonderful shades of blue and black used to ink Stitch look realistic and straight out of the film, and the link established between the free lifestyle, the Disney film and Hawaiian culture is perfectly upheld by this design. However, if you are getting this tattooed in a different location than your trusted shop, for example, in the tourist spot itself, we would ask you to review the shops, schedule appointments with the shop you are choosing, and make yourself aware of their accepted forms of service, or have a confirmation talk with the owner beforehand.
The Beachside House Aloha Tattoo
Last but not least, here is the showstopper on our list! The ideal background with a beach house on the sand, with the sun behind it, an excellent shelter surrounded by beach trees, and a big, pink flower, with the “aloha” inked down below, this tattoo is an ideal representation of not only aloha lifestyle, but also the Hawaiian beaches as a perfect spot for relaxation, the proximity of the sea and the culture in itself. The shades, yet again, steal the show. Pale but eye-catching colours like pink, green, and the amazing hues of the sunlight inked as if filtering through the windows and falling on the trees make this tattoo an elegant one to carry back home as a gift and tribute to the journey and way of life.
With the myriad of tattoos and so many styles to choose from, we have you covered for selecting some of the best aloha tattoos, even for your first tattoo. From the correct depiction of the word as a lifestyle, along with providing Hawaiian beach and party vibes, we ensure that these tattoos will not disappoint you!
Here are some more tattoos not on the list that we suggest you check out:
- Aloha Tattoo Kailua
- Aloha Tattoo Hawaii
- Aloha Tattoo Boise
- Aloha Tattoo Hilo
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What is the meaning of an Aloha tattoo?
An Aloha tattoo is a traditional Hawaiian symbol of friendship, peace, and affection. It typically consists of two hearts surrounded by a circle with the words “Aloha” written inside. Aloha tattoos are often incorporated into larger designs such as flowers, waves or tribal patterns. They can be worn as either single element or combined with other symbols to represent a variety of meanings. In addition to being symbolic, Aloha tattoos are also very popular designs and can be seen on many people both on and off the islands of Hawaii.
What are some of the different designs of Aloha tattoos?
Aloha tattoos come in many different shapes and sizes. Some designs are more abstract with intricate patterns, while others feature more realistic representations of traditional Hawaiian symbols. Popular design elements used to create an Aloha tattoo include hibiscus flowers, palm trees, waves, tribal patterns, geckos, turtles, and other forms of sea life. There are also variations of the original Aloha tattoo, such as ones that feature a heart with wings or a star in place of one of the hearts. No matter what design you choose, an Aloha tattoo is sure to be a beautiful and meaningful addition to your body art collection.