Trending Hawaiian Islands Tattoo Designs with Meanings

Whether you’re a Hawaiian yourself or you’re just a huge lover of Hawaii, you are at the right place. In today’s article, we are talking about some of our favorite Hawaiian Island Tattoos, the meaning behind them, as well as many tips and tricks that could be helpful! Keep on reading to find out more.

Hawaiian Islands Tattoos and Their Meanings

1. Tribal Hawaiian Islands Tattoo

Tribal Hawaiian Islands Tattoo

by Sweet Trade Tattoo. (@sweettradetattoo on Instagram).

To add a creative touch to your Hawaiian Islands tattoo, you can use the same geometric patterns used in Polynesian Tribal tattooing. It adds a lot to the aesthetics and meaning of your tattoo.

2. Hawaii Minimalist Tattoo

Hawaii Minimalist Tattoo


This Hawaiian islands tattoo is the perfect choice for those who love minimalist tattoos, but still want to have that extra pop. The islands are all done in black ink, except for one that is done in pink. You can combine this tattoo with other Hawaiian tattoos and you can do it anywhere on your body!

3. Hawaiian Tribal Tattoo on Chest

Hawaiian Tribal Tattoo on Chest

This tattoo flows across the chest of this man effortlessly. The detail within this tribal tattoo is captivating and perfectly placed. Even the parts of this tattoo that are more simple and less detailed like the pieces of his right side are eye-catching. The negative space on this chest piece is used very well and

4. Hawaiian Turtle Tattoo

Hawaiian Turtle Tattoo

Turtle can live on both land and water. Therefore it symbolizes struggle and also a long lie.

5. Hawaiian Floral Tattoo Design

Hawaiian Floral Tattoo Design

This small Hawaii tattoo design looks beautiful as far as if you thinking to go with a small red tattoo. It shows peace in life

6. Hawaiian Islands Tattoo on Foot

Hawaiian Islands Tattoo on Foot

A foot Hawaiian islands tattoo is a fantastic tattoo choice for both beginners and experts. Foot tattoos don’t hurt as much and are very discrete. The colorful ink adds an extra touch to this Hawaiian tattoo making it special and more unique. You can always combine it with other tribal tattoos and symbols, such as a flower or a shark.

7. Gecko Hawaiian Tattoo on Back

GECKO Hawaiian Tattoo on Back

One of the most popular designs in Hawaiian tattoos is that of the Gecko, which is believed to have supernatural powers. It is a conception that the green gecko brings illness and bad fortune to whomever it comes in contact with.

8. Hawaiian Island Watercolor Tattoo

Hawaiian Island Watercolor Tattoo

The light, flowing colors are perfect for illustrating the warmth of the sun’s rays, the calmness of the breeze, and the brilliance of the seas.

9. Hawaiian Shark Tattoo

Hawaiian Shark Tattoo Design

As per the fact, sharks resemble powerful creatures and are considered sacred. It is a symbol of protection to the wearer.

10. Hawaii Blackwork Tattoo

Hawaii Blackwork Tattoo

If you aren’t a big fan of colored tattoos, blackwork is a fantastic alternative. It’s not super flashy but anyone who knows the Hawaiian Islands will immediately recognize the homage. And if you’re a fan of minimalism, a blackwork version will hit all the right notes.

11. Hawaii Map Tattoo

Hawaii Map Tattoo

Sometimes less is more and this simple all-black ink Hawaiian islands tattoo proves it. The Hawaii symbols are done in a nice sequence and you can get this tattoo done within one session and without a lot of pain. Therefore, there is no doubt in our mind that you are going to like it!

12. Colorful Palmtree Hawaiian Island Tattoo

Colorful Palmtree Hawaiian Island Tattoo

Go all out with this sleeve Hawaiian islands tattoo! It is a combination of tribal tattoos and Hawaii symbols. The colorful ink makes sure the tattoo is super prominent and unique. You can also use it as a cover-up tattoo. All in all, we are confident all compliments will be coming your way with a stunning tattoo like this one!

13. Hawaiian Tiki Tattoo

Hawaiian Tiki Tattoo

Supposed to be the first human being, The Tiki is called a mythical ancestor of humans and has the superpower to smell danger.

14. Hawaiian Whale Tattoo

Hawaiian Whale Tattoo

The whales are one of the fantastic Hawaiian symbols that you can use for the perfect Hawaii tattoo. In this tattoo, the whale is the centerpiece of it, while the Hawaiian islands add that extra touch. Tattoos like this one are perfect for both beginners and experts and we are confident all eyes will be on you with this tattoo!

15. Hawaiian Shells Tattoo on Shoulder

Hawaiian Shells Tattoo on Shoulder

We all are well aware of the fact that during ancient times, shells were used as a form of currency. So, they resemble prosperity and wealth.

16. Topographic Tattoo of Hawaiian Islands

Topographic Tattoo of Hawaiian Islands

One of the best things about the Hawaiian Islands is their topography. Each one of the islands is rich in mountainous terrain, lush vegetation—and volcanos!

17. Orchid Tattoo of Hawaiian Islands

Orchid Tattoo of Hawaiian Islands

One of the most popular designs, the Hibiscus flower symbolizes delicate beauty because it is fragile and has a short life. It is considered to associate well with summer and fun.

18. Classic American Style Hawaiian Tattoo

Classic American Style Hawaiian Tattoo

This classic traditional American style tattoo of a Hawaiian woman adds culture, flare, and style all on one piece. everything from the hair to the flowers was perfectly executed.

19. Asian Flare Hawaiian Style Tattoo

Asian Flare Hawaiian Style Tattoo

This is a cool mix of the Hawaiian style of tribal tattooing and an Asian flare with the classic power symbol; the dragon.

20. Hawaiian Island Floral Tattoo

Hawaiian Island Floral Tattoo

If you want to decorate and personalize your Hawaiian Islands tattoo, flowers are always going to be a great idea. They add to the whole tropical vibe, and they’re meaningful, too.

21. Jellyfish Hawaiian Island Tattoo

Jellyfish Hawaiian Island Tattoo

This jellyfish tattoo is very unique and original. These two majestic sea creatures are creating movement and flow to thus the whole tattoo. I love that this one was done in black and greys rather than choosing bright colors that are typically attributed to jellyfish.

22. Hawaiian Flowers Weaving on Rib

Hawaiian Flowers Weaving on Rib

This rib piece would have been painful but we can clearly see that the outcome was well worth the pain. It is a very original idea to have the tribal and the flowers weaving and intertwining like that.

23. HammerHead Shark Tattoo

HammerHead Shark Tattoo

This is one badass-looking hammerhead shark. the artist did a great job of giving this tattoo movement and dimension. The tattoo artist could have taken the easy way out, but he or she decided to make this tattoo look like it’s popping off the skin.

24. Hawaiian Lobster Tattoo

Hawaiian Lobster Tattoo

A tribal Hawaiian tattoo mixed with a lobster is rarely seen. You oftentimes see a turtle, shark, or even a lizard, but you rarely see a lobster. The tribal work on this tattoo is very well done and it’s impressive.

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What Is The Meaning Of Hawaiian Island Tattoos?

Hawaii tattoos can be the symbol of many things – strength, family, bravery, devotion, and heritage. Depending on the style of the tattoo you can always add a personal touch to it for an even more meaningful tattoo.

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