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We are a family-friendly full-service custom tattoo shop in Vancouver, WA. We pride ourselves in creating one of a kind designs that you will love for a lifetime. We specialize in:

  • Polynesian & traditions of the Pacific

  • Lettering & Script

  • American traditional & Neo-traditional

  • Color

  • Photorealism

  • Azteca, Mayan / Meso-American

  • Japanese

  • ornamental / line work

  • and more...

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  • Remove the bandage after 2 hours and wash your new tattoo thoroughly with warm water and a liquid antibacterial soap, we recommend liquid DIAL. 


  • In two days from getting your new tattoo and after each washing you can start applying a light layer of A&D ointment or Aquaphor.


  • Keep your new tattoo clean at all times. You should wash your tattoo gently with the DIAL soap four times daily for two weeks.


  • Do NOT soak your new tattoo in any kind of water, no beaches, no pools, no baths! Short showers are best, get in and out and don’t let the water stream hit your tattoo directly.


  • Keep your tattoo out of the direct sunlight till it has fully healed.


  • Do NOT pick or scratch your new tattoo.


  • Healing times may vary depending on skin type, tattoo style, placement on body as well as atmospheric surroundings.


  • Normally it takes a tattoo seven to ten days for the initial scabbing to come off, sometimes up to two weeks. The skin will take about a month and a half to get back to its normal state.


  • Please call immediately, or drop in with any questions or concerns. Mahalo!



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Come visit us!

  • We are located off the second exit, northbound on I5 leaving Portland and entering into Washington State.

  • Parking is free after 6 pm in downtown Vancouver, WA (watch for signs).

  • The on-street and garage parking options near the gallery require coin change or cards for payment.

  • Click here for more information about parking & locations.

Local Boy Tatau is located at the start of the arts district on the corner of 6th and Main Street in the heart of Downtown Vancouver, Washington.


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