Need a Tattoo Idea? Try going Old Skool!

 

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Old Skool Tattoos and Traditional Tattoos refer to the Western version of tattooing: Americana Tattoos.  Tattoo Adam, or Horiyume, a Custom Tattoo Artist based in Hawaii leads the Waikiki Tattoo Shop, 434 Tattoo, a team of professional tattooists who are highly trained in a range of tattoo style.

Old Skool designs first achieved decades ago when famed Tattoo Artist Sailor Jerry was working.  Fun Fact: Sailer Jerry worked in Honolulu a short trip away from our Hawaii Tattoo Studio.  When you walk into a tattoo shop, you will more than likely find frames of tattoo flash showcasing his designs that are almost 100 years old and still popular!

So next time you get the itch, consider collecting an Old Skool tattoo.  Stop by our little slice of heave for a free consultation and we’ll help you make that tattoo dream come true!

We are open 7 days a week, from 10a – 10p, see ya here!

434 Tattoo
Custom Tattooing LLC.

Directions:
434 Ena Road
Honolulu, Hawaii
96815

Contact:
mailto: adamsiehr@gmail.com
1-808-391-8287

Tattoo Advice in Honolulu

Want to get a new tattoo?  Need some tattoo advice in Honolulu?  Check out our team of professionals at our Honolulu Tattoo Parlor, 434 Tattoo and experience amazing customer service and great work.

Led by Horiyume Tattoo Adam, our crew works hard to ensure that you have an excellent experience in getting your tattoo.  Check out this video with Tattoo Adam working with one of our returning clients.

Schedule your free consultation today!

Aloha!

434 Tattoo
Custom Tattooing LLC.

Directions:
434 Ena Road
Honolulu, Hawaii
96815

Contact:
mailto:adam@tattooadam.com
1-808-391-8287

Tattoo Trends 2017

Last year, we shared some of the reported tattoo trends for 2016 so let’s take a look into the crystal ball and see what’s being predicted for this year.

Disclaimer:  A trend is a trend for a reason.  Make sure you can live with something you put on your body forever aka that it means something more than this season’s hot look.

Geometric tattoos

This trend has picked up steam in recent years and it looks like interest in it will continue to be en vogue either as standalone patterns of geometric shapes or combined with a more traditional looking tattoo.

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Minimalistic Tattoos

Despite our consumer culture, minimalistic tattoos are really picking up steam.    Often utilizing fine lines, little or no shading, and/or very small, there’s a reason they call this minimal.

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Watercolor tattoo

Watercolors hold a special place in the heart of many, with watercolors joining crayons and colored pencils and markers as the first artistic elements with color that children get to use and create art with.

When mixed with black and grey scales, a very vibrant and beautiful piece can be created.

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Word to the wise, energize!

No seriously, we hope these ideas energize and excite you as you start or continue your tattoo journeys.  If you’re interested in exploring one of these styles of tattoos or have another in mind, please let us know.  All consultations are free and walk-ins are welcome.

Schedule an appointment to guarantee your time at our Waikiki tattoo studio 434 Tattoo! And if you are interested in reading more online about 2017 tattoo ideas, check this out.

Aloha!

434 Tattoo
Custom Tattooing LLC.

Directions:
434 Ena Road
Honolulu, Hawaii
96815

Contact:
mailto:adamsiehr@gmail.com
1-808-391-8287

New Year’s Tattoo Resolutions

Looking to end 2016 by finishing an epic piece?

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Or perhaps you’re interested in continuing a big piece?

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Whatever the case is, end the year well and make a list of your tattoo resolutions for next year!

434 Tattoo, our Hawaii tattoo studio has won multiple awards over the years and is open seven days a week, from 10a – 10p.  We’re happy to help you every step of the way and here to serve you with some of the best ink around!

Happy New Year!

(Photos by Horiyume Tattoo Adam)

434 Tattoo
Custom Tattooing LLC.

Directions:
434 Ena Road
Honolulu, Hawaii
96815

Contact:
mailto:adamsiehr@gmail.com
1-808-391-8287

 

Happy Holidays from our Tattoo Ohana

The Holiday Season has arrived!

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Another year is almost in the books!  Was a good? Was it bad?  Judging by world headlines it was a bit crazy, but life’s a beautiful mess and the amazing thing about the new year is that it offers an opportunity to start fresh and before you know it, we’ll be asking once more:

Where did the time go?

From our family here at 434 Tattoo to yours, have a very, merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!  We are still open on the non-holiday days from 10a -10p and by appointment. Walk-ins are always welcome but schedule your big pieces now as this is the slow season and a great opportunity for you to get the piece of your dreams or finish up some work you’ve already begun.

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Aloha!

434 Tattoo
Custom Tattooing LLC.

Directions:
434 Ena Road
Honolulu, Hawaii
96815

Contact:
mailto:adamsiehr@gmail.com
1-808-391-8287

 

 

What to expect when getting a tattoo?

There are many reasons people get tattooed.  And everyone, is a first-timer at some point in their tattoo journey.  Whether it’s a one & done experience or tattoo collecting for a lifetime, it is still important to have an idea of what to expect when you are going to get a tattoo.

Here are some general expectations and etiquette that are good for anyone to know!

  1.  Have an idea.  Just telling your artist that you want a tattoo is going to get you nowhere.  You absolutely have to have an idea so that the artist can guide you in choosing a style, a template, flash, or in her/his own efforts to create a custom tattoo for you.
  2. Have more than an idea?  Bring pictures.  A picture will help further refine the idea that you like.  Telling your artist you want a bird and knowing what type of bird, how it looks, will go a long way in creating a satisfying piece.
  3. Make an appointment.  Though walk-ins are always welcome at most shops, if you want to guarantee your space and time, an appointment will go a long way.
  4. Listen and be respectful.  Your artist is a skilled professional who has put in years and hours upon hours to be where they are at.  They know more about the art and its placement on the human body than your novice eyes.  If they tell you something about where a piece will look best, they know.
  5. Take care of the tattoo.  You spent money, time, and energy in getting a tattoo.  Your artist worked hard.  Listen to what s/he has to say about tattoo after-care and take care of it.  While touch-ups are often free, a properly cared for tattoo will heal great and last.

These are just a handful of general tips to factor in along your tattoo journey.  Now let’s get you inked!  Our Waikiki tattoo studio is open 7 days a week, 10a – 10p.  Walk-ins are welcome, appointments guarantee your space, and we offer free consultations.

Come on down to 434 Tattoo!

434 Tattoo
Custom Tattooing LLC.

Directions:
434 Ena Road
Honolulu, Hawaii
96815

Contact:
mailto:adamsiehr@gmail.com
1-808-391-8287

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Looking for a Japanese tattoo artist in Waikiki

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Are you in the market for a custom Asian tattooLooking for an Japanese tattoo artist in Waikiki?  Look no further!  You’ve stopped at the right place.

434 Tattoo, our Waikiki tattoo studio is a multi-award winning custom tattoo studio in Honolulu.

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Led by Horiyume Tattoo Adam, who has over two decades of experience as a tattooist,  our team strives to provide clients with service that has them coming back from all over the world.

No stranger to travel himself, Horiyume has traveled extensively throughout Asia to work at conventions and learn from some of the best in the business, including the esteemed Japanese tattoo artist Horiyoshi III.  Horiyume has cultivated his own signature custom tattoo style, which as can be seen in these pictures, is heavily influenced by Asian and specifically Japanese art, and he also is a practitioner of the traditional form of Japanese tattooing, tebori.

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Should you wish to learn more, consultations are free.  Feel free to stop by to ask any questions and appointments always guaranteed your space.

Take care and let’s get you covered in ink!

Aloha!

434 Tattoo
Custom Tattooing LLC.

Directions:
434 Ena Road
Honolulu, Hawaii
96815

Contact:
mailto:adamsiehr@gmail.com
1-808-391-8287